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Top Business Podcasts

Listening to podcasts is one of the best ways to learn on the move, but with so many shows available, it can be hard to know where to start. Here at The University of Law Business School we have put together a list of our favourite podcasts for aspiring business students or anyone with an interest in entrepreneurship. If you’re ready to listen, learn and be inspired, plug in your headphones and subscribe to these top business podcasts.

How I Built This

How I Built This is an American podcast focused on interviewing the creatives behind some of the most innovative business ideas, leading to companies such as Instagram, Vice, Airbnb and Kickstarter.

From product refinement to selling billion-dollar companies, this podcast covers it all. One of our favourites is an early episode with Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Kreiger. Their reasoning behind the app’s success provides listeners with a great insight into discovering a new market that wasn’t being catered for and creating a product to meet their demands.

Host Guy Raz’s laid back interview style rubs off on his guests and makes for informative and enjoyable listening.

Youpreneur

Entrepreneur, business coach and bestselling author Chris Ducker covers every topic from delegating to launching online products and establishing industry authority in this weekly podcast. Covering building, marketing, monetising and growth, the podcast is a blend of his personal insights and interviews with business heavyweights such as social media guru and video marketing specialist Sunny Lenarduzzi and founder and CEO of revolutionary fitness franchise GYMGUYZ Josh York.

Youpreneur is packed full of useful content, from building a powerful personal brand to creating and launching online products and services to marketing yourself.

Freakonomics Radio

Award-winning author and journalist Stephen Dubner and economist Steven Levitt first teamed up in 2005 to write a book that answered questions such as which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool and how much do parents really matter? This book went on to sell over 4 million copies worldwide.

Freakonomics Radio continues its journey to answer questions big and small. Their back catalogue also includes the series ‘The Secret Life of CEOs’, which features interviews with business giants such as Richard Branson and Mark Zuckerberg. As well as this series, episodes such as ‘Why We Choke Under Pressure (and How Not To)’ and ‘Who Decides How Much a Life is Worth?’ are stuffed full of interesting facts and knowledge that can help you in a business environment. Freakonomics Radio is as intriguing as it is informative.

The Tim Ferriss Show

The Tim Ferriss Show has had over 700 million downloads to date and is often the number 1 business podcast on Apple Podcasts. Tim interviews top-tier performers in their field, such as scientists, athletes, actors and, of course, entrepreneurs. Interviewees include Past guests include Hugh Jackman, Dr. Jane Goodall, Neil Gaiman, Jerry Seinfeld, Arnold Schwarzenegger, LeBron James, Elizabeth Gilbert, Ray Dalio, Michael Lewis, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Kevin Hart and many more names you are sure to recognise.

You’ll find business tips and strategies on this podcast, but also book recommendations, lifestyle hacks and just all-around fascinating conversations to help you optimise your life.

Ted Business

You may be aware of Ted Talks, but did you know they had a business specific podcast? They come packed full of thought-provoking information in  ten to twenty minute bitesize episodes.

Diversity in the workplace, inclusion, standing up for yourself, innovation, social media and many more topics are included in this varied but always passionate podcast. If you’re looking for an episode to start with, try ‘How to get serious about diversity and inclusions in the workplace’ by Janet Stovall. She includes some powerful statistics that help to explain the importance of improving diversity within her university.

Conversations of Inspiration

Since launching notonthehighstreet in 2006, and then Holly & Co in 2017, Holly Tucker MBE has empowered small businesses with her unique, colourful expertise. A UK based podcast, the brands guests work with include Innocent, Boden, The Body Coach and The Mobo Awards.

The episodes are clearly broken down into themes on the Holly & Co website for those who have specific interests. These include areas you may not find covered on other business podcasts, such as dyslexic entrepreneurs, British brands, business for good and female founders. 

 

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