Marketing podcasts for your summer jam

I was never one for listening to podcasts, I really never understood the appeal. And then I found Being Boss and I have started upping my podcast game.

For marketers out there who need a place to start learning more about marketing, entrepreneurship, and business, I would subscribe to some of these podcasts!

1. Being Boss Podcast

This is the podcast I wait patiently for every Tuesday. This is what got me listening to podcasts. I innocently stumbled across it, went back and listened to every episode, and now enjoy their weekly episodes! I was surprised that someone was discussing the things I wasn’t sure about: money, creative business, and how to be your own boss.

Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson host this weekly podcast describing habits and tactics for bosses. Their guest roster includes Brene Brown, Marie Forleo, Tara Gentile, and more! Subscribe and learn every week about how you can “be boss.”


2. Profit. Power. Pursuit. A CreativeLive Podcast with Tara Gentile

Tara Gentile hosts this podcast that features interviews with business owners and people in business. It explores how creative people have “made it” by taking control of their finances, business, and purpose.

Tara Gentile asks great questions and features guests that have incredibly diverse stories, like the founders of Warby Parker. She builds an engaging episode and helps you understand what each person went through as they grew in their business.


3. How I Built This: NPR

Guy Raz has some excellent guests on his podcast, including Kate Spade, Jenn Hyman, and Jonah Peretti. The talks involve the beginnings and inspiration for business to how their business models are succeeding today.

I loved the talk with Jonah Peretti who spoke about starting Buzzfeed. Originally just a little experiment about how things “go viral,” it’s now a huge content engine.


4. Inc. Uncensored

A topical and insightful look into business trends. As part of the overall Inc. brand, the podcast has rich investigative content. I recommend for anyone who needs to stay abreast of new marketing and business stories.


5. Invisibilia: NPR

A look into psychology and connecting stories in an unexpected way. Invisibilia doesn’t talk about marketing, but it’s a great example of creating a unique product with unusual interviews and mental links.

It looks into human behavior and the “invisible” influences like beliefs, assumptions, and emotions. A captivating listen for marketers beholden to consumer behaviors.


6. Invisible Office Hours

While I haven’t given much of a listen, it’s created for people who “Aren’t confined by conventional thinking.” Enter: marketers, creatives, and entreprenuers. Jason Zook and Paul Jarvis host this podcast every Tuesday.

From the descriptions of the episodes, like podcasts about “Paul’s epic killer whale photo” and putting on nerd goggles” mean that I will be listening to more from these gues shortly.


Some podcasts that came recommended:

There haven’t been any new episodes, but if you want to go back and give their seasons a listen, I have heard good things about these podcasts.

BONUS Podcasts

1. Finely Crafted

Learn about branding and story telling from entrepreneurs. I only listened to their last episode, released 2 years ago, but it’s titled, “Where Was R. Kelly?” So you know you’re missing out.

2. You University | The Personal Branding Podcast

Hosted by Michael Peggs, this podcast is all about personal branding and building profit. The last episode was two years ago, but I’m sure you can get through their 90 or so episodes before summer end.


What are some of your favorite podcasts?

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