7 Great Podcasts all Managers Should Listen To

Podcasts – on-demand audio shows – provide information on a huge variety of topics, and some of the best podcasts out there are focused on business. Here are seven must-listen podcasts for managers:

HBR Ideacast

HBR’s Ideacast has been one of the top business podcasts for years. Every week, the podcast talks to CEOs from around the world on a wide range of leadership topics. Each episode is about 20 minutes long, making it perfect for a commute or lunch break.


Hosted by Kai Ryssdal, American Public Media’s Marketplace has been a radio staple for years. Now, you can download it right on your phone or iPod for listening anywhere, anytime.


How do entrepreneurship and leadership interact?  Find out on EntreLeadership, a podcast dedicated to exploring how businesses can use effective leadership to fuel better growth. The podcast offers “tips and tricks” from some of today’s top entrepreneurs, as well as insight from host Dave Ramsey.

How to Start a Startup

In 2014, Sam Altman gave a class at Stanford on how to start a business. The lectures he gave are now available in podcast form. Learn how to manage, build products, and raise money from Altman and guests including Ben Horowitz and Reid Hoffman.

The Tim Ferriss Show

If you’re always restlessly looking for ways to improve your life, your business and your health, you’re not alone – so is Tim Ferriss whose podcast includes interviews from people like Chris Sacca and even Arnold Schwarzenegger. Ferriss goes in-depth with his guests to find out what fuels their success – from how they approach the workday to how they eat and sleep.

TEDTalks Business

Love a good TED Talk but don’t have time to sit and watch? Now you can take the best business-based TED Talks with you on the go, in podcast form. But you might want to avoid listening to them in the car; these business discussions are so good you’ll want to take notes.

The Growth Show

If you’re all about growth, this podcast is for you. Every week, the hosts chat with guests who have built world-class businesses. Recent guests have included the CEOs of companies like Warby Parker, Slack and theSkimm.

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