10 Phenomenal Podcasts Creative Entrepreneurs Should Be Listening To

Solid gold audio wisdom, delivered straight to your ears.

Tim Grassin
May 4, 2018 · 8 min read

When you are an entrepreneur working towards building any type of business, educating and improving yourself is incredibly valuable. The more you learn, the better you will be at growing your business, achieving your goals and reaching your peak performance.

Podcasts can be a great way to consume information and boost your knowledge. Some people are audio learners, which means that they will understand and remember information better if they hear it rather than see it written down.

Also, a podcast is content that you can consume while you are doing something else productive — such as commuting to work, walking the dog, going for a run, cleaning the house or working out at the gym. This makes it more practical for many busy entrepreneurs to squeeze them into their busy schedule.

There are SO many excellent podcasts out there that offer valuable information, insight and inspiration for the creative entrepreneur. Download these great shows on your favourite podcast app and add some great learning into your day!

1. The School of Greatness

The School of Greatness is a podcast created by the talented Lewis Howes, who is both a New York Times bestselling author and a former pro athlete. The basic premise of the show is to interview inspiring people in a range of different fields, so that they can share inspiring stories and advice. Since it launched in 2013, it has grown to be one of the top ranked podcasts in the Business and Self-Development niche on iTunes.

Some of the past guests on the show have included big names such as Tony Robbins, Jack Canfield, Arianna Huffington and Alanis Morissette. Lewis chats with his guests about all aspects of their success, including health, mindset, relationships and of course, entrepreneurship. It’s certainly worth a listen!

2. The Portfolio Life

The concept behind this excellent podcast by writer Jeff Goins is that you weren’t made for just one thing. Your life and your career is a diverse portfolio of activities, projects and skills, all of which make you who you are.

The podcast is packed with great interviews and inspiring content for any entrepreneur who wants to lead a flourishing, successful portfolio life. It will help you to find the work you were born to do, identify the pieces that make up your portfolio and get started on creating it.

Jeff Goins practices what he preaches as well. His portfolio consists of speaking, writing, blogging, consulting and much more.

3. Smart Passive Income

If your entrepreneurial dreams revolve around creating a passive income, this is a great podcast for you to listen to. Pat Flynn is an expert on passive income and he aims to teach his listeners ways that they can stop trading time for money.

When Patt was laid off from his job, he had to figure out a way to make money. He ended up creating a blog on Wordpress and used his architecture experience to help architecture students study for LEED exams. The blog took off and he eventually became an expert on blogging, digital products, affiliate marketing and all other types of content marketing.

The podcast touches on many ways to make a passive income, from affiliate marketing to email marketing to blogging to online courses. You’ll learn a lot of valuable tips, including everything from how to write copy that converts into customers to how to invest your money and much more.

4. Tropical MBA

Dan Andrews and Ian Schoen from the Tropical MBA have been around for a long time — they have been living the location independent lifestyle since 2007. If you are interested in becoming a digital nomad, you’ll find this podcast fascinating.

It’s not just about making money from anywhere and living a life of travel and location independence, it’s also about what you do with your newfound freedom and how you create a lifestyle you love.

In the early episodes at the beginning, the show’s creators were sharing what they were learning as they built their businesses. These days, they have started to tell the stories of the entrepreneurs that they have met along the way. Since the show has grown, they are able to attract some truly impressive thought leaders and discuss a lot of big ideas.

5. The Unmistakable Creative

This is another great podcast that anyone who wants to lead the life of a creative entrepreneur should have on their listening queue.

The podcast has featured over 600 interviews and has 550 five star reviews on iTunes, which is pretty impressive! Some of the biggest guests on the show have included Seth Godin, Tim Ferriss, Rob Bell, Scott Adams, Jordan Harbinger and Simon Sinek. The charismatic host, Srinivas Rao, doesn’t just interview entrepreneurs — he also speaks to peak performance psychologists, cartoonists, graffiti artists and even ex-convicts.

At the end of the show, whether his guest is an author, entrepreneur, artist, venture capitalist or inventor, Srini always asks them the same question: “What makes you unmistakable?” The answers are always fascinating and give a valuable insight into the mindset of the incredibly creative, talented and successful people he interviews.

6. Entrepreneur on Fire

This great podcast by John Lee Dumas is one of the few business podcasts that offers daily (excellent) content. This is great if you go through a lot of podcast content, as the daily episodes mean that you will always have something to listen to even if you go through a lot of podcasts quickly.

The format is interviews with entrepreneurs from various industries and the answers are always insightful and diverse. The guests often share the story of their own personal journey to entrepreneurism, as well as the “aha” moment that helped them transfer their idea into success.

Dumas has interviewed over 500 entrepreneurs, many of whom are incredible successful in their respective industries. He has also built a passionate community of followers, whom he calls the “Fire Nation.”

7. The Tim Ferriss Show

Known for the 4 Hour Workweek, Tim Ferriss has become a legendary figure in the entrepreneurial world. If you enjoyed his book, you’ll probably get a lot from the podcast as well. It is usually ranked as the #1 business podcast on iTunes and it has been selected for a “Best of iTunes” for three years in a row.

On the show, Tim interviews world-class performers from a range of different fields — including pro-sports, chess, investing and more. He focuses on breaking down the secrets of success for these world class performers, extracting tips and tactics that listeners can use in their own life.

Some of the impressive guests that he has featured include Tony Robbins, Jamie Foxx, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Popova and many more. Tim is a very good interviewers and since the podcast is casual and long form, you usually get heartfelt, raw and interesting insights.

8. The Gary Vee Audio Experience

Gary Vaynerchuk is a huge name in the entrepreneurial world. He is an expert in building businesses and he is the CEO and co-founder of VaynerMedia, a digital agency that works with Fortune 500 clients. He is also one of the highly praised public speakers in the world, a 4 time New York Times bestselling author and just an all around inspiring and knowledgeable guy.

If you are looking to follow your entrepreneurial dreams and improve your business, you’ll find a lot of power raw truths and valuable insights on this podcast. Gary teaches that your background doesn’t matter, your status doesn’t matter, your past doesn’t matter — everyone has the potential to achieve their goals and do something big and inspiring.

9. The Side Hustle Show

Many entrepreneurial dreams begin with a “side hustle.” Starting your self employed adventure by working on a project on the side of your full time job is sometimes a necessity, but it’s also very smart. There’s a lot less pressure — you can slowly build your business and your presence while still having the security of your “day job” to keep a steady income flowing in. Eventually, you can build up your side hustle to the point where you can quit your day job and let it become your main gig.

When it comes to building up your side hustle, a great podcast to follow is the Side Hustle Show. It is hosted by Nick Loper, the main man behind SideHustleNation.com. It is all about actionable tips that you can use to turn your side business into a reality. It covers all aspects of building up your business, including sales, websites, marketing, social media and much more. There have been a lot of fantastic guests on this program, including many of the experts I mentioned above like Pat Flynn and John Lee Dumas.

10. So Money with Farnoosh Torabi

One of the essential skills that an entrepreneur must have is financial literacy and the ability to manage their money well. Listening to this great podcast, hosted by best-selling author, speaker and award-winning financial correspondent Farnoosh Torabi, will help you to get a better handle on your finances than ever before.

Farnoosh has candid and honest conversations about money with some of the top business minds in the world, including Seth Godin, Tim Ferriss, Tony Robbins and Danielle LaPorte. Inc Magazine named this podcast as a “Top Business Podcast to Grow Your Business.”

After all, personal finance is about more than what’s in your bank account. It’s the attitude you have towards money and the way you make your financial decisions. With the insight you gain from the great guests on this podcast, you could be well on your way to transforming your financial situation.

What are your favourite entrepreneur podcasts?

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I’m a co-founder at Candy Banners, a digital advertising studio and Stinson Design, the leading presentation consultants in North America. Previously founder of social game Predico and on the board of ad tech company Viewor.
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I build businesses. Co-founder TendoPay, Candy Digital, Stinson Design (sold)

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