- Written by Nicolas Vanhoucke
Here at DigitalMarketer, we love our podcasts.
And along those lines, we have some awesome news:
Last month, we launched a brand-new podcast called The DigitalMarketer Podcast, and it’s been getting some stellar reviews…
This new podcast will give you:
A guided tour through the landscape of digital marketing
Introduce you to subject matter experts who are really doing this stuff
Show you what’s working NOW in online marketing
We’re biased, obviously, but we think it’s pretty great and you should give it a listen.
And speaking of great podcasts, we asked the DigitalMarketer community and the DigitalMarketer team for the best digital marketing podcasts.
Here are the digital marketing and business podcasts they absolutely love.
Tired of listening to the same old thing? Check out these 27 podcasts and discover something new… or uncover an old classic that may have slipped through the cracks.
Are you an entrepreneur, innovator, or just a marketer interested in learning more about how businesses find success? Then make sure to check out How I Built This.
In this podcast, Guy Raz interviews founders and team members from some of the world’s best-known companies like Lyft, Lululemon, Stripe, The Knot, Warby Parker, and many more. Get the inside scoop on how companies really succeed in today’s market.
Here’s another podcast that shares business and leadership tips from some of the most successful people on the planet—people like Mark Cuban, Daymond John, and our very own Ryan Deiss.
Topics range the gamut from how to create a healthy business culture to dealing with information overload to the danger of complacency and more.
Girlboss is an awesome podcast that brings insights from some of the most influential and successful women in business today.
Find out how the founder of Zola got VC funding, and get financial advice from Rebecca Jarvis of ABC News.
But these conversations aren’t limited strictly to business. You’ll also find tips on a wide range of life topics like how to handle grief, dealing with self-sabotage, and how to talk about money with your friends.
In the Recode podcast, you’ll get an inside look at media and technology today from some of the brightest and most connected people in the industry like Daniel Elk (CEO of Spotify), Sheryl Sandberg (COO of Facebook), and Peter Gould (co-creator of Better Call Saul).
Each guest brings a unique perspective on how the fields of technology and media are evolving and what those changes mean for businesses, marketers, and consumers.
Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy. Starting any new business from scratch is bound to come with highs and lows. But founding a company might just be a little easier with the help of the Foundr Podcast.
Join Nathan Chan once a week and get the inside scoop on how many of the world’s most famous founders—business people like Richard Branson, Tony Robbins, and Gary Vaynerchuk—managed to succeed on such a massive scale, and what you can learn from their experiences.
In this podcast, Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, co-founders of theSkimm, interview many of the world’s most powerful and successful businesswomen. You’ll get a firsthand account of what it really takes to achieve massive success as a woman in the world today.
Notable guests include the brilliant CEOs of Bumble, A+E Networks, Spanx, and many other high-profile companies.
Want to learn what it’s really like to start a business?
Check out this documentary series that interviews real-world entrepreneurs—including the founders of Gimlet Media itself. You’ll get a more realistic idea of the ups, downs, and in-betweens of founding a startup.
Interesting fact: the first season of this podcast was adapted into an ABC sitcom called Alex, Inc.
Masters of Scale promises to show you “how companies grow from zero to a gazillion.”
That’s an exaggeration, of course… but not by much.
Because of host Reid Hoffman’s status in the Silicon Valley, he’s able to attract some high-profile guests from impressive companies like Mark Zuckerberg from Facebook, Reed Hastings from Netflix, and Eric Schmidt from Google. Check this podcast out for its piercing insights and unexpected anecdotes.
Fast Company called Duct Tape Marketing “one of the best podcasts for business-savvy listeners,” and we happen to agree. This show is chock full of marketing tips and strategies from thought leaders like Simon Sinek, Sally Hogshead, and Robert Cialdini.
Want to learn how to monetize your expertise, how to tap into the subscription economy, or how to prepare to sell your business? You’ll learn it all—and more—from this weekly show.
10. Digiday Podcast
There’s no question that business and marketing are becoming more and more digital every year. And that trend is causing a lot of big changes in the marketplace—from issues over privacy to the evolving role of traditional and digital publishers.
Unlike many other podcasts that focus almost exclusively on how-to information, what makes the Digiday Podcast unique is its willingness to take a step back and explore the larger issues going on in digital marketing today.
Pat Flynn of The Smart Passive Income blog has been around a long time, and in this podcast he shares some of his best tips from over 10 years of experience in blogging and running an online business.
What’s great about Pat is how transparent he is. His site has included income reports for years now, and in his show he shares the truth about topics like why he redesigned his site, what his business goals are, and how and why he chose to write his book. That kind of honesty is really refreshing and one of the reasons you might want to check out this podcast.
12. AskPat 2.0
Pat Flynn makes a second appearance!
With over 1,000 episodes, AskPat is one of the longest-running podcasts on our list.
The first 1,000 episodes took place almost daily, and in those episodes Pat answers questions from his readers and followers. Then starting with episode 1,000, Pat changed up the format to make each episode a deep-dive coaching call where he helps entrepreneurs solve the most pressing issues holding them back in their business.
Want the inside scoop on how big brands are moving the needle with their marketing strategies?
Then definitely check out the Lion’s Share Podcast, which interviews marketing leaders on topics ranging from event marketing to building an email list to the latest ecommerce trends.
Oh, and be sure to check out Episode 22 with our own Marcus Murphy.
If ecommerce is your thing, then the eCommerce MasterPlan Podcast is your show. This podcast examines the ins and outs of running a digital store, and covers topics like Facebook ads, sales funnels, subscription strategies, content marketing, and much more.
What makes this podcast so great is the wide range of ecommerce businesses they interview—you’ll hear from clothing stores, food delivery services, toy stores, and much more. This variety can really help to stir your imagination and give you some fresh new ideas you may not have considered in your own business.
We’re big fans of Donald Miller here at DigitalMarketer, and if you want to know why, look no further than the Building a StoryBrand Podcast. If you’re not familiar with Donald and StoryBrand, he’s a world-recognized expert at using the principles of story to help businesses clarify their message to better connect with customers.
And in this podcast, he goes beyond the basics and brings in guests who share their own experiences and expertise in using narrative to grow their own businesses.
This is a great podcast that closed its doors (digitally speaking) in December 2017. Don’t let that deter you, though—PNR With This Old Marketing Podcast still has over 200 published episodes containing tons of content marketing strategies.
Hosts Joe and Robert pay homage to the fact that while people think of “content marketing” as something that’s relatively new, the idea of telling stories to grow your business is an age-old tradition with a long history of success. For that reason, each episode features a “This Old Marketing” example from the past that we can learn from today.
For all you social media-ites out there, definitely give Social Business Engine a listen.
This podcast zeroes in on the social side of things and explores ways in which companies are using social media across every part of their business—for marketing, sales, product development, and HR. This is an important podcast to listen to, given how rapidly social media is changing and evolving.
Career, Self-Improvement, & Miscellaneous Podcasts
Can I assume you’re familiar with Tim Ferriss and his amazing podcast?
If not, you really need to check it out.
The Tim Ferriss Show was the first business podcast to surpass 100 million downloads, was rated a “Best of” Apple Podcast for 3 years now and is often the #1 business podcast on the iTunes charts.
Don’t let that fool you though—this is much more than just a business podcast. In this show, Tim explores all sorts of fascinating topics, from ketosis and fasting to personal productivity to microdosing psychedelics and much, much more.
If you’re going to succeed (in business, in marketing, or just in life), there are going to be times when you have to step up and be a leader. But being a leader isn’t easy or simple.
Thankfully you’ve got this podcast to help you out. In Lead to Win, New York Times bestselling author Michael Hyatt shares tips and strategies he’s discovered to help you become a better leader—minimizing stress while maximizing your effectiveness and happiness.
If your career feels limiting, unsatisfying, repetitive, unstimulating, boring… in a nutshell, if you feel STUCK in your job, then check out the Ken Coleman Show.
In it, Ken dishes out near-daily advice to help you get out of your professional rut and discover a role that will increase your income, your happiness, and your impact on the world. Each episode deals with real listener questions about careers, passion, and talent—and how to make the most of yours.
21. Seeking Wisdom
Here’s another excellent podcast about making the most of your personal and professional growth. In this show, David Cancel and Dave Gerhardt seek out and share some of the most profound life wisdom they can find.
You’ll learn some eye-opening lessons, such as why comfort is the enemy of growth, how to overcome your limiting beliefs, and the lies we tell ourselves the most. They’re important topics that, when properly addressed, can transform not just your career… but your whole life.
If you love software, technology, and culture, you’ll probably geek out over a16z.
This show covers so many cool new tech breakthroughs that I don’t even know where to start. Self-driving cars, self-flying cameras, AI, VR, wearable technology, cybersecurity… really interesting stuff, and a great way to stay in-the-loop about the role of new tech in the world today.
Your job is important. It’s where you spend about 25% of your life, earn an income, and forge some of your deepest relationships. So shouldn’t you… like… enjoy it?
That’s the idea behind this podcast, in which organizational psychologist Adam Grant shares workplace insights from people in unusual jobs to help shed more insight on your own professional life and how you can get the most from your time at work.
24. TED Talks Daily
I’m going to assume you know about TED talks. They’re profound, they’re intriguing, they’re hilarious.
And with the TED Talks Daily podcast, you can listen to TED anytime, anywhere. Check out this show to be inspired by the world’s leading thinkers and doers while you’re in the car, at the gym, or just in line at the grocery store.
Here’s a niche show that won’t appeal to everyone, but if you’re in product management… you may have just found your podcast heaven.
This is Product Management interviews guests across a wide spectrum of topics, from user experience to statistics to design and more. Because this is such a multidisciplinary field, it’s important for product managers to have a wide breadth of knowledge—and this podcast will help you get it.
If you work in SaaS, you need to listen to Saastr. This is the best podcast I know of that focuses specifically on giving news and content in the competitive SaaS industry.
If you’re on the operator side, you’ll learn strategies that can help take you from $0 to $100 million in ARR faster and easier. Some episodes deal with the investor side as well, answering questions like—what metrics should you look at, and what should you look for in a SaaS company founder?
Imagine you scale up your business successfully and the dough is just rolling in.
But… what are you actually going to do with all that money? So you can achieve true financial freedom.
That’s where the BiggerPockets Podcast comes in. Each episode covers actionable strategies to help you earn a solid ROI with your investments. The goal is simple: put your money to work for you so you can achieve financial security and freedom in your life.
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