5 Podcasts Every Student Entrepreneur Needs to Listen To

How I Built This

Hosted by Guy Raz

If you’ve ever wondered how some of the world’s biggest companies started out, this is the show for you. Each week a new founder tells the story of how they created the businesses we know today, sharing helpful and actionable insights and advice for people working on their own ideas. Previous episodes have featured the pioneers behind well known startups including: Lyft, Instagram, Virgin, Airbnb, VICE and AOL.

Listen Here: iTunes // Stitcher

Masters of Scale

Hosted by Reid Hoffman

This podcast is incredibly educational, with useful snippets of advice pretty much every minute. I usually keep the notes app on my phone open when listening to this so I can write down important points which I need to remember. Although it’s relatively new and only a few episodes have been released, it’s already become one of my favourites. Featured guests have included Mark Zuckerberg, Brian Chesky and Eric Schmidt.

Listen Here: iTunes // Stitcher // Spotify

Marketing School

Hosted by Neil Patel and Eric Siu

This is the ultimate marketing podcast which provides answers to every question you could possibly have. With a focus on digital growth techniques, this show gives the most up to date information about optimising your website, promoting on social media and sharing the best content. There’s a new episode of Marketing School published every day and there’s currently nearly 300 episodes to catch up on!

Listen Here: iTunes // Stitcher

Y Combinator Podcast

Hosted by YC Partners

This podcast features interviews with some of the most passionate and inspiring entrepreneurs from around the world. The show covers a variety of forward-thinking topics which are becoming increasingly more prevalent for startup founders. Previous episodes have seen guests ranging from thought leaders, founders, professors and technicians.

Listen Here: iTunes // Stitcher

The Science of Social Media

Hosted by Brian Peters

Dig deep into the social media strategies behind some of the most successful profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and more. Get advice on how to promote your own business or product from social media managers who know how to stand out online. What I really like about this podcast is the focus on how to measure and interpret analytics data in order to improve the engagement your page could have in the future.

Listen Here: iTunes // Stitcher // Soundcloud

What podcasts have you been loving recently? Tweet them to me and I’ll check them out: @alexharveysf