I spend a lot of time in the car every week and I listen to as many podcasts as I can during this time. With so many business podcasts available on iTunes, it can be difficult to find the best podcasts. Some are great, some are horrible and a lot are just not helpful. I thought I’d share my favorite podcasts with you so you don’t need to sift through all the options on iTunes.
Nathan Chan founded Foundr Magazine in 2013 as a digital magazine and has expanded his business to include the magazine, a podcast and a training center. There is typically one new podcast each week published on Wednesday’s.
This podcast has the whole package. Nathan does a great job interviewing a guest each week. He is pleasant to listen to, has a great personality and does a great job keeping his guests on topic and extracting helpful information that you can apply each week. The guest typically have pretty extensive experience in the field they are discussing.
In addition, of the podcasts on this list, this one covers the widest variety of business disciplines and diversity of entrepreneurs. If you want to make good use of your time and do not want to be disappointed, listen to a few of Foundr’s podcasts, learn from the guest entrepreneurs and enjoy Nathan’s Aussie accent.
Pat Flynn started Smart Passive Income in 2008 and started his podcast two years later. Pat is one of the best known names in helping others start an online business. He has been featured in Forbes, NY Times and many other notable publications. In addition, he discloses his income from his Smart Passive Income business monthly, including detail of each revenue source and associated expenses.
Similar to Foundr’s podcast, Pat does an unbelievable job interviewing successful entrepreneurs and helping you understand how to apply the strategies to start or grow your own business. He typically has one episode each week and publishes show notes that outline the topics covered and lists all the tools and links referenced during the podcast.
The podcasts typically sticks to covering topics online businesses and podcasting and occasionally I do not find the topic helpful. However, he also has a daily Ask Pat podcast that is a quick 10 min podcast covering a question from one of his listeners. I would highly recommend listening to Pat to get inspiration and helpful strategies that he lays out so well.
Darren Rowse started ProBlogger in 2004 and recently launched his podcast. As the name indicates, Problogger focuses specifically on blogging, however, Darren does a fantastic job discussing driving web traffic to your site, regardless of the type of website that you have.
Typically there are two podcasts each week that are a little bit shorter than the two mentioned above. Listening to Darren, it is evident that he really knows what he is talking about and is only sharing information that he himself utilizes on his own business.
Darren’s audience is huge and he has multiple successful blogs and businesses. I know that every time I download a podcast and spend the time listening, I will gain knowledge and insights. Try out some of the podcast from the “31 Days to Build a Better Blog” starting in episode 2. You will not be disappointed!
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