Best business podcasts

These podcasts are great for those in the know, or those getting to know, the business world.

By Sierra Tavasolian

 

With talks of reopening businesses and small business loans, there’s a lot to know when it comes to the corporate world. While not all businesses are the same, they must all have some similar building blocks, right? Don’t ask us– we’re the social team! Instead, check these podcasts out: From those in the know to those who know the ins and outs, these podcasts will keep you abreast of everything business.

“How I Built This”

This staple in business podcasts had to be on the list! This NPR podcast dives into the stories behind big-name and well-known companies. Host Guy Raz weaves narrative journies about innovators, entrepreneurs and ideals and the movements and businesses they built.

“Business Wars”

Have you ever wondered about business rivalries like Amazon versus Walmart, Starbucks versus Dunkin, Gibson versus Fender? Or wanted to know more about past rivalries like Netflix versus Blockbuster (#rip)? Business Wars is the podcast you’ve been waiting for. This podcast gives you the unauthorized true stories of and behind business rivalries, from what drives these companies to new heights – or to ruin.

“Planet Money”

This podcast looks to explain the economy to you. While that may sound like a tall (and boring) order, Planet Money wants you to imagine meeting up with a friend at the bar and having them explain the economy to you, but fun. Grab a drink, kick your feet up, and enjoy!

“Freakonomics Radio”

If you’re looking to learn more about socioeconomics, this NPR podcast is a great place to start! This podcast will educate, correct, and give you (maybe too much) honest details about the economy, economics, and, in one notable episode, the secret life of a CEO. Join host Stephen Dubner as he talks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, intellectuals and entrepreneurs, and various other underachievers. 

“Side Hustle School”

Chris Guilebeau, New York Times bestselling author, writes and hosts this daily show for everyone who works a regular job and wants to start an income-earning project on the side. Each episode focuses on a different story of someone who’s started a side hustle, talking about what went well, what challenges were faced and overcome, and the result.

“Startups For the Rest of Us”

This podcast helps developers, designers and entrepreneurs be awesome at launching software products. Whether you’ve built your fifth product or you’re thinking about your first, this podcast is for you.

With nearly 2 decades of experience starting, growing, and mentoring startups, host Rob Walling shares his experiences so listeners can avoid the mistakes he (and his guests) have made.

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