The Monthly Huddle: 6 Podcasts for Business Leaders

Welcome to the September edition of The Monthly Huddle– A short, sweet, and to-the-point advice blog for tackling some of business management’s most difficult questions! Today, we’ll look at 6 of our favorite podcasts for business leaders.

The Rise of the Podcast

Are you a podcast consumer?

If so, you’re certainly not alone. According to Statista, 57% of Americans tune in for topics ranging from finance management to true crime conspiracies. 

Small- to medium-sized business owners and executives are busy people, but they also know that learning new things is critical to our personal growth. 

One key reason why podcasts have seen such a meteoric rise in popularity is they introduce new knowledge on the go, so we can always squeeze in an episode on your daily commute, during your evening workout, or while completing tedious back-office tasks.

Recommended Listening

Everyone has different tastes in podcasts, so you might have to “shop around” a bit before you find a few that both engage and inform you on your journey as an SMB owner or executive. 

To help your search, we’ve gathered up a list of 6 podcasts for business leaders just like you:

For Women Interested in Starting Their Own Business: She Did It Her Way

Host: Amanda Boleyn

# of Episodes: 477

Rating: 4.9/5 

Available on: Apple Podcasts, Stitcher

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Description: “Welcome to the She Did It Her Way Podcast where we dive into all of your most important questions about starting a business and when to make the leap of going full-time as an entrepreneur. Every week, host, Amanda Boleyn delivers fresh content on productivity hacks, different business strategies, how to confidently transition out of your 9-5 and become a full-time business owner. Along with sharing her business savvy tips, she interviews women who have also gone out and done it their way.”

For Entrepreneurs Finding Their Path: Entrepreneurs on Fire

Host: John Lee Dumas

# of Episodes: 1,998

Rating: 4.8/5

Available on: Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, FireApp

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Description: “John Lee Dumas is the founder and host of the award-winning podcast, Entrepreneurs On Fire. With over 100 million listens of his 3000+ episodes, JLD has turned Entrepreneurs On Fire into a media empire that generates over a million listens every month and 7-figures of NET annual revenue 8-years in a row.”

For Leaders Who Love a Success Story: How I Built This

Host: Guy Raz

# of Episodes: 327

Rating: 4.7/5

Available on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, NPR One, Pocket Casts

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Description: “Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world’s best-known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists—and the movements they built.”

For Inspiration and Motivation: Dose of Leadership

Host: Richard Rierson

# of Episodes: 487

Rating: 4.7/5 

Available on: Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spotify

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Description: “The Dose of Leadership Podcast is the ultimate leadership resource of inspiring and educational interviews with relevant and motivating leaders; real-life leadership & influence experts who dedicate their lives to the pursuit of the truth, common sense, and courageous leadership. The podcast interviews leaders from all aspects of life; business leaders, entrepreneurs, authors, speakers, military heroes, faith-based leaders—all are highlighted on the Dose of Leadership Podcast.”

For a Short-Term Commitment: WeCrashed: The Rise and Fall of WeWork

Host: David Brown

# of Episodes: 11

Rating: 4.2/5 

Available on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Wondery

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Description: “The founders of WeWork thought they were on the brink of making history. The company was valued at $47 billion dollars, it was ready for a huge IPO, and its charismatic CEO Adam Neumann thought they were going to change the world. Adam had a prophet-like vision for WeWork that he sold to some of the world’s savviest investors — but did his vision ever match the company’s reality?”

For Business Owners Heading Towards a Transition: Built to Sell Radio

Host: John Warrillow

# of Episodes: 306

Rating: 4.8/5

Available on: Apple Podcasts, Audible, Spotify

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Description: “Built to Sell Radio is a weekly podcast for business owners interested in selling a business. Each week, we ask an entrepreneur who has recently sold a business why they decided to sell their business, what they did right and what mistakes they made through the process of exiting their business. Built to Sell Radio is the ultimate insider’s guide to approaching the most important financial transaction of your life.”

Don’t be afraid to branch out from these 6 recommendations! Podcasts for business leaders vary, and it might take a few tries to find one that sticks. Once you do, though, you’ll be grateful for the advice, entertainment, and camaraderie you’ll feel from listening to stories that sound similar to yours. 

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