Entrepreneurship podcasts are a great way to ingest practical and inspirational insights. There’s a whole wealth of them out there, so we’ve picked out ten to get you started. Whether it’s news, success (and failure) stories, actionable advice or motivation, there’s something for you in our list.

Podcasts are an increasingly popular medium as busy entrepreneurs and executives struggle to fit reading into their schedule. Listening to content means you can learn on the go, in the gym, while you complete routine tasks or while you clean! Entrepreneurship podcasts are a great (and often free) resource to cultivate a habit of lifelong learning.

Our Top 10 Entrepreneurship Podcasts

How I Built This

  • Hosted by: Guy Raz, NPR reporter.
  • Episode length: variable, from 25 minutes to 1h30.
  • Frequency of release: Weekly on Mondays.
  • Find it on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts.

Funnily enough, the written version of this podcast also features on our list of 20 Entrepreneurship Books for 2022! The original audio version is a thrilling and inspiring podcast. National Public Radio journalist Guy Raz sits down with entrepreneurs and innovators to hear the stories behind the creation of some of the world’s best known companies. Think Coinbase, Audible, Bobbi Brown or Hinge.

The FT News Briefing

  • Hosted by: Marc Filippino.
  • Episode length: About ten minutes.
  • Frequency of release: Every weekday.
  • Find it on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts.

If what you’re after is a quick roundup of the latest business news, look no further than the FT News Briefing . Available every weekday morning, it explores the publication’s biggest business headlines for the day in just ten minutes, featuring insights from various Financial Times correspondents and editors.

HBR IdeaCast

  • Hosted by: Alison Beard and Curt Nickisch, senior editors at Harvard Business Review.
  • Episode length: About 25 minutes.
  • Frequency of release: Weekly on Tuesdays.
  • Find it on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts.

Every week, this podcast focuses on an issue related to business, management or leadership featuring a leading thinker in the field. Prominent academics and successful executives are guests on the IdeaCast and engage in thoughtful discussions with the hosts. Topics discussed recently include gaslighting at work, the Great Resignation, and how to hit the ground running in a new job.

TED Business

  • Hosted by: Modupe Akinola, Associate Professor of Management at Columbia Business School.
  • Episode length: Varies – usually between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Frequency of release: Weekly on Mondays.
  • Find it on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts.

TED Talks need no introduction. But did you know you can listen to inspiring business TED Talks in podcast format? This series features a talk from an expert on issues ranging from the return to work, disagreeing productively or gender-biased marketing. Host Modupe Akinola, an Associate Professor of Management, concludes each episode with a lesson on applying the ideas explored to your own life.

This Week in Startups

  • Hosted by: Jason Calacanis and Molly Wood.
  • Episode length: Usually between 1h and 1h30.
  • Frequency of release: Almost daily.
  • Find it on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts.

If you’re after a business news roundup focused on startups, featuring interviews from founders, investors and innovators, this podcast is the one for you! Entrepreneur and angel investor Jason Calacanis and technology editor Molly Wood deep-dive into the day’s tech, markets, media, VC and crypto headlines for a complete picture of the hottest topics in business.

The 10 Minute Entrepreneur

  • Hosted by: Sean Castrina, serial entrepreneur.
  • Episode length: Generally less than ten minutes.
  • Frequency of release: Every Monday and Friday.
  • Find it on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts.

Seasoned entrepreneur Sean Castrina knows that time is the business owner’s most valuable resource. That’s why he shares his practical and strategy advice in short and snappy episodes. The topics of his most recent insights include critical life skills, things to think about before starting a business, and how to achieve massive business goals.

The Failory Podcast

  • Hosted by: Nicolás Cerdeira.
  • Episode length: Ranges from 45 minutes to 1h30.
  • Frequency of release: Weekly – final episode in July 2020.
  • Find it on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts.

Amid the success stories, the award nominations, and the mind-boggling profits, it’s easy to forget that almost 90% of startups fail. Nicolas Cerdeira reveals lessons from unsuccessful ventures so you can avoid them from the get-go.

Without Fail

  • Hosted by: Alex Blumberg, Gimlet Media.
  • Episode length: Ranges from 15 minutes to an hour.
  • Frequency of release: A few times a month – final episode in September 2020.
  • Find it on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts.

Contrary to what the name suggests, this podcast is about success as well as failure. Host Alex Blumberg sits down with entrepreneurs and business owners but also with artists and athletes to discuss what they learned from their highs and their lows.

The School of Greatness

  • Hosted by: Lewis Howes, NYT best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur.
  • Episode length: Ranges from 1h to 1h30.
  • Frequency of release: Every few days.
  • Find it on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts.

More than an entrepreneurship podcast, this is a lifestyle, mindset and motivation series. Hosted by authors, entrepreneur, speaker and ex-athlete Lewis Howes, The School of Greatness consists of interviews with the most successful people. Doctors, athletes, economists and more yield their insights into success, happiness, productivity and achieving greatness.

Beyond the To-Do List

  • Hosted by: Erik Fisher.
  • Episode length: Between 30 and 50 minutes.
  • Frequency of release: Weekly on Mondays.
  • Find it on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts.

An entrepreneur’s to-do list is often a mile long – that’s easily overwhelming. Host Eric Fisher delivers interviews with productivity experts to find out their practical strategies to live a meaningful life. From mastering prioritisation to knowing when to say yes, this series contains tried-and-tested productivity tips from the pros.

If you’re enjoyed this list of recommended entrepreneurship podcasts, we’ve got plenty more resources for you. Here at EWOR, we’re big believers in free, open-source access to educational content. Our blog is full of insightful posts on topics such as mentorship or impact investing.

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