What podcasts do you listen to?
I asked the gang in our Facebook group for shop owners what their favorite business-related podcasts are, and I was able to compile this list of 46 of your favorite podcasts for creative entrepreneurs. I like how this list shaped up to be a good mix of nitty gritty business podcasts, “business of craft” podcasts, and creative inspiration. Enjoy — and feel free to add links to your own favorites in the comments if you don’t see them listed here.
The Accidental Creative, by Todd Henry. “The Accidental Creative podcast shares how to build practical, everyday practices that help you stay prolific, brilliant and healthy in life and work. Host Todd Henry (author of the books The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, and Louder Than Words) interviews artists, authors and business leaders, and offers tips for how to thrive in life and work.”
Adventures in Design, by Mark Brickey. “America’s only daily morning talk show for creatives just like you. Exploring the reality of trying to live your creative dreams. Sometimes educational, sometimes off topic but always entertaining!”
Amy Porterfield. “Expert interviews, mini execution plans, and intimate behind-the-scenes secrets from my biggest launches… all tied together by my mission to make EVERYTHING you listen to as actionable and profitable as possible.”
Being Boss, by Emily Thompson & Kathleen Shannon. “Being Boss is a podcast for creative entrepreneurs with Emily Thompson & Kathleen Shannon. Our listeners (our tribe!) want to ‘be boss.’ They are the rebels, the quiet ones, the schemers, and the dreamers! So our stories, advice and interviews are about being boss the way we choose, and being who we are in work and life!”
Boss Mom, by Dana Malstaff. “Where women in all stages of raising their business and family go to get tools, tips and support to help make their boss mom lives just a little bit easier.”
Brilliant Business Moms, by Beth Anne Schwamberger. “The Brilliant Business Moms Podcast interviews mom entrepreneurs who are succeeding in online business while spending time with their families.”
Build My Online Store, by Terry Lin and Travis Marziani. “Started in 2012, Build My Online Store is one of the longest running e-commerce podcasts on iTunes. Travis runs a store called B Dancewear, a family business that sells made-to-order dance clothing. In May 2017, he started a new company called Performance Nut Butter on Kickstarter. Terry runs a store called Forever Home that sells cat & dog blankets which also launched on Kickstarter.”
Christy Wright’s Business Boutique. “Christy will inspire and equip you, answer your questions about business and share success stories from other women just like you.”
Create & Thrive, by Jess Van Den. “A weekly podcast featuring interviews with successful makers, as well as solo shows where I share advice gleaned via running my own successful handmade business since 2008; and from the experience of helping thousands of other makers grow their businesses since 2013.”
Creative Empire Podcast, by Reina Pomeroy and Christina Scalera. “Connecting you with industry thought leaders to help develop the business side of your creative hustle.”
Creative Mornings. Creative Mornings is a monthly breakfast talk for the creative community that takes place in over 125 cities. The podcast features some of Creative Mornings’ best talks.
Creative Pep Talk, by Andy J. Pizza. “I make the Creative Pep Talk Podcast to help commercial artists make money making awesome work.”
Creative Women International, by Philiy Page. “Creative Women International provides opportunities for women around the world to come together online, and in person, to support and inspire one another. We love the conversations that members and the Creative Women International community have with each other. We hope that you will be inspired to join us too!”
Dear Handmade Life, by Delilah Snell and Nicole Stevenson. “This bi-weekly podcast features drinks and discussions on creative business, DIY, craft and design for entrepreneurs and makers. Each week we’ll feature a drink (sometimes it will be a cocktail and other times it may be a favorite tea or juice).”
Design Life FM, by Charli Prangley and Femke. “A show about design and side projects for motivated creators.”
Drop and Give Me 20, by Lindsey Germono. “Drop and Give Me 20 is the podcast for military entrepreneurs. Each episode is 20 minutes long, giving entrepreneurs a glimpse into the life of other successful military entrepreneurs—learning from their obstacles, and gaining insight and inspiration. Podcast episodes focus on the stories, challenges, and wins military entrepreneurs have faced in their businesses.”
Elise Gets Crafty, by Elsie Joy. “A weekly podcast that talks mostly about creative small business.”
Entreleadership, by Ken Coleman. “The EntreLeadership Podcast features lively discussions and tips on leadership and business by some of the top minds in the business, like Mark Cuban, Seth Godin, Jim Collins and Simon Sinek.”
Help Yourself, a new one by Tara Gentile. “Help Yourself is a weekly live talk show that tackles entrepreneurship, marketing, mindset, social media, and management… as well as the comings, goings, and news in the digital small business space. If people are talking about it, we’ll be talking about it too—and inviting you into the conversation.”
How I Built This, by Guy Raz on NPR, “a podcast about innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built. Each episode is a narrative journey marked by triumphs, failures, serendipity and insight — told by the founders of some of the world’s best known companies and brands. If you’ve ever built something from nothing, something you really care about — or even just dream about it, check out How I Built This.”
Inc. Uncensored. A weekly look inside the entrepreneurship news and what the editors and writers at Inc. think about the most important stories in our world.
Invisible Details, with Cory Miller and Kyle Adams. “A weekly show about building a successful brand through story and authenticity, featuring clear and practical advice on how to define your brand from the inside out, connect with your audience and stand out from the competition.”
Just Between You and Me, by Jen Lee and Tim Manley. “An intimate weekly phone call mostly about art-making.”
Lucky Break Consulting podcast, by Lela Baker. “A wisdom-infused-but-ridiculously-fun podcast designed especially for makers and product designers on the move, featuring conversations with smart, savvy entrepreneurs, wholesale buyers, financial pros, retail influencers, graphic designers, product photographers, and packaging pros.”
Make It Happen, by Jen Carrington. “A podcast for people aching to build an impactful, fulfilling, and sustainable creative life and business.”
MarieTV, by Marie Forleo, also available in podcast form. “MarieTV is our award-winning weekly show. It’s full of wit, wisdom and actionable ideas to help you create a business and a life you love. It’s written, produced and created by me (Marie) and my amazing team. We’re beyond thrilled to have an audience of all ages in 195 countries worldwide. We take our work seriously, but not ourselves.”
Marketing School, by Neil Patel. “Marketing School brings you 10 minutes of actionable marketing advice every single day.
Get the right tips to take your business to the next level.”
The Merriweather Council Podcast. For people who want to make a living doing what they love, selling what they make.
My Wife Quit Her Job, by Steve Chou, “an interview-based show where I bring in small business entrepreneurs who are killing it online. But there’s a twist. All of the entrepreneurs on my show bootstrapped their businesses and started their own ventures to improve their lifestyle in some way.”
Open for Business, from Gimlet Media and eBay. “A branded podcast about building a business from the ground up. It’s about the stuff no one tells you, the stuff you wish you knew, the stuff you should know when you’re starting a company. We bring you entertaining and little-known stories that also teach valuable lessons about starting or running a small business.”
The Potters Cast, by Paul Blais. “My main goal with The Potters Cast is to serve the community of ceramic artists and potters around the world by bringing interviews of other ceramicists straight to you. My hope is that while these shows are listened to that you will be challenged, encouraged, and inspired for your own creative endeavors.”
Profit. Power. Pursuit. by Tara Gentile, produced by CreativeLive. “Your Backstage Pass To Successful Small Businesses. A podcast about the nitty-gritty details of how small business owners really manage their time, get new customers, develop outstanding products, and build their teams.”
Savvy Painter, by Anterese Wood. A podcast about the business of painting.
Shopify Masters, by Felix Thea. “Shopify Masters provides the knowledge and inspiration you need to build, launch and grow a profitable online store, featuring interviews with successful e-commerce entrepreneurs, unpacking how they’re building businesses that allow them to live the life they want.”
Simple Pin Podcast, by Kate Ahl. “The Simple Pin Podcast is a show dedicated to using Pinterest to boost your business. I interview people using Pinterest in creative ways to build their email list and increase revenue. In addition, I’ll bring you the latest updates, trends, and tips for maximizing your efforts without wasting your time. No crazy hacks to ‘game the system’ just solid advice you can use to grow your Pinterest presence.”
The Smart Passive Income Podcast, by Pat Flynn. “Weekly interviews, strategy, and advice for building your online business.” (Pat Flynn also hosts the Ask Pat podcast, “answering your online business questions five days a week.”)
StartUp, from Gimlet media. “StartUp is a podcast about what it’s really like to get a business off the ground.”
Startup Camp, by Dale Partridge. “A weekly podcast for people who want to turn their passion into their profession.”
Startup School, by Seth Godin. “Seth Godin is a thought leader in the marketing and business world. In this rare live recording, hear Seth as he guides thirty entrepreneurs through a workshop exploring how they can build and run their dream business.”
Stop Sucking at Business, by Megan Brame. A podcast for creative small business owners.
TGIM, by Shopify. “The essential podcast for ambitious entrepreneurs. Some people can’t wait for the week to end. This is the podcast for people who can’t wait for the week to start. Join us every other Monday as we bring you inspirational stories from people harnessing their passion and creativity to build incredible businesses. Plus, you’ll hear from some of the world’s top entrepreneurs as they offer advice and wisdom to help you accelerate your success.”
Thrive by Design, from Flourish and Thrive (Tracy Matthews and Robin Kramer). “Combines Tracy’s personal experience as a designer with Robin’s expertise in client relationships, sales, branding and business systems. Together they offer a depth of insight and knowledge you won’t find anywhere else… and they keep things fun!”
The Tim Ferriss show, “generally the #1 business podcast on all of iTunes, and it’s been ranked #1 (of all 300,000+ podcasts) on many occasions. It is the first business/interview podcast to pass 100,000,000 downloads, and it has been selected as iTunes’ Best of 2014, Best of 2015, and Best of 2016 (most downloaded). Each episode, I deconstruct world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, sports, business, art, etc.) to extract the tactics, tools, and routines you can use. This includes favorite books, morning routines, exercise habits, time-management tricks, and much more.”
What’s Your Story, by Meighan O’Toole. “I sit down with artists, makers and creative individuals to talk about their work, hear about their stories and anything else that comes up in between.”
While She Naps, by Abby Glassenberg. “I talk with designers and makers about what it really takes to build a creative business. Then we recommend great stuff we’re loving right now.”
Your Handmade Business, by Isaac Watson. “Your Handmade Business is a podcast for makers about the big picture of your business brought to you by the Academy of Handmade—helping you to do what you love and love what you do. Each episode we tackle an important (and sometimes uncomfortable) topic about running a handmade business and feature perspectives and experiences from Academy of Handmade members, as well as the greater maker community.”
Hopefully you’ve found some new content to inspire you in your own creative business endeavors. Happy listening!
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