Best Podcasts

Best Podcasts
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As an entrepreneur, you should always search for intellectual growth opportunities. Gaining more experience and knowledge helps you better yourself and your career. But with a hectic schedule and numerous responsibilities, it can be difficult to further your education.

However, today's tools and devices allow us access to information at any time. With a growing demand for podcasts, there are hundreds of them that offer business basics and keep you up-to-date with new trends.

Whether you're occupied by a mundane task or enduring a long commute, podcasts can pass time while informing and inspiring you. Here are seven business-focused podcasts that we think are some of the best.

The Indicator by Planet Money

The Indicator by Planet Money
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The Indicator by Planet Money covers the economy and business in creative, entertaining sessions involving games, challenges, interviews with experts and more. New episodes are posted every weekday and typically last anywhere from six to 20 minutes.

Hosts: Ailsa Chang, Cardiff Garcia, Jacob Goldstein, Noel King, Kenny Malone, Robert Smith and Stacey Vanek Smith

Tim Ferriss Show

The Tim Ferriss Show
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Tim Ferriss is an author and self-proclaimed "human guinea pig." His weekly podcast involves various topics from investing to art, and is one of the most popular business podcasts on iTunes. In his episodes, which range from 40 minutes to more than two hours, Ferriss interviews experts and performers for quality insight, relevant products, positive habits and routines, and strategies for success. Past guests include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Foxx, Edward Norton, Tony Robbins and hundreds more.

Host: Tim Ferriss

The Introvert Entrepreneur

The Introvert Entrepreneur
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Beth Buelow, a professional coach, author and speaker, created The Introvert Entrepreneur for introverted individuals with dreams of opening their own business. This podcast, which typically ranges from 15 to 45 minutes, provides advice, support, resources and inspiration to listeners. Buelow interviews experts and covers topics such as leadership, professional relationships and personal growth.

Host: Beth Buelow

Youpreneur FM

best business podcasts Youpreneur FM
Youpreneur FM by Chris Ducker is a weekly podcast that introduces listeners to top online business leaders and personal branding entrepreneurs. Each episode ranges in length from about five minutes to an hour, and covers a wide range of topics, from building a personal brand and marketing yourself as an industry expert, to creating and launching online products and services. Solopreneurs, consultants, bloggers and freelancers will love this podcast.

Host: Chris Ducker

StartUp

best business podcasts StartUp
StartUp, for Gimlet Media, is a podcast about what it's really like to start a business and get it off the ground. The series covers a wide range of topics. Its meaty episodes run about 30 minutes each. There's even going to be a comedy pilot show on ABC based on the first season of the podcast series and launch of Gimlet. Host Alex Blumberg is an award-winning radio journalist, the former producer for This American Life and the co-founder of NPR's Planet Money. His co-host Lisa Chow, was previously a senior editor at FiveThirtyEight and a reporter at NPR's Planet Money and WNYC.

Hosts: Alex Blumberg, Lisa Chow

Entrepreneurs on Fire

best business podcasts Entrepreneurs on Fire
Entrepreneurs on Fire (EOFire) is a seven-days-a-week podcast that features interviews by John Lee Dumas with today's most successful entrepreneurs. Each episode runs about 20 to 30 minutes (bonus reports are usually a little longer), and each interviewee shares their personal entrepreneurial journey – their worst entrepreneurial moment, an "aha" moment that turned their idea into success, and more.

Host: John Lee Dumas

Marketing Over Coffee

best business podcasts Marketing Over Coffee
Marketing Over Coffee is as casual and conversational as its name implies. Hosts Christopher S. Penn and John J. Wall deliver episodes packed with tips on social marketing, SEO, copywriting, lead generation, machine learning and much more. Recorded and published every Thursday morning, each show runs around 20 to 40 minutes, and regular listeners say they don't miss a single episode.

Hosts: Christopher S. Penn, John J. Wall

Additional reporting by Pamela Oldham.