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A reader asked:

Do you have any suggestions for entrepreneurial/startup podcasts I should listen to while traveling over the long Thanksgiving weekend?

I do actually, and I’ll do you one better. Below are 50 podcasts for entrepreneurs, sorted alphabetically.

33voices

We bring together the most influential thinking and thinkers on the planet to help entrepreneurs and business creators build great businesses and live great lives. We identify the most pressing problems facing entrepreneurs. ->We search for thought leaders who are providing unique solutions to those problems. ->We engage them in one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions to uncover the essence of their ideas. ->We design new frameworks to present and share information.

37 Signals Podcast

A look at the world of 37signals, the Chicago-based web application company. Discussions about business, design, experience, simplicity, and more. Featuring Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson.

A Smart Bear

4-time geek-entrepreneur Jason Cohen provides Startup Therapy — helping other entrepreneurs get unstuck through stories, advice, and psychological beatings.

APM: Marketplace

Cash, dough, loot, moolah, bread, bank, bucks. Whatever you call it, money is important to us. Very important. For better or for worse, it’s a factor in every major decision we make. American Public Media’s Marketplace looks at major national and international stories that impact the average listener’s wallet. It’s “the money show for the rest of us.”

Actionable Books

At Actionable Books, we believe that the business landscape has drastically changed in the last 20 years. As a result, schools and employers are no longer teaching the right skills and attitudes for the competitive 21st century workplace. To bridge this learning gap, we’ve developed Actionable Workshops. This series of 48 workshops is based on influential business books and uniquely designed for leaders to facilitate with their teams. Supplementary resources include over 200 book summaries and 30 video author interviews.

Ambitious Entrepreneur Show

Many business owners struggle with issues like standing out in a crowded market place, getting more clients, and turning a prospect into a customer – a customer who pays what they’re worth. Annemarie helps you do all this and more by introducing you to inspiring practical tools.

Business Start-up with Dave Hall

Dave Hall is a start-up business advisor who has spent his professional career helping thousands of people start successful Businesses. If you are looking to start a business, or looking for help in your business, tune-in and listen to those business owners who took control and started their own successful businesses.

Customer Development for Startups

Steve Blank, eight-time entrepreneur and now a business school professor at Stanford, Columbia and Berkeley, shares his hard-won wisdom as he pioneers entrepreneurship as a management science, combining Customer Development, Business Model Design and Agile Development. The conclusion? Startups are simply not small versions of large companies! Startups are actually temporary organizations designed to search for a scalable and repeatable business model.

Duct Tape Marketing

Small business marketing tips, tactics and resources from one of America’s leading small business marketing experts – John Jantsch

Ecommerce Podcast

A Podcast about Ecommerce

Entrepreneur Effect

You are dedicated and devoted to a life of developing new ideas and innovations. Willing to take calculated career risks achieving independent wealth and success. Then you are ready to experience…The Entrepreneur Effect. The Entrepreneur Effect will highlight opportunities for entrepreneurs in digital marketing through interesting, practical and thought-provoking interviews and monologues on strategic topics such as product, positioning, pricing, packaging and promotion. No matter the economic outlook, increase your income and be your own boss by listening to the Entrepreneur Effect.

Entrepreneur Ideas Podcast

Formerly So Totally Business Savvy, Entrepreneur Ideas Podcast is a weekly podcast geared toward full-time corporate professionals that are looking to become entrepreneurs, or enhance their corporate life. Whether it be discussing the steps required to build your own business, set up a website and brand with WordPress, or to land that new promotion, we ‘ll collaborate and discover new ways to become happier and make more of an impact in our careers. Its common sense approach and lack of stuffy business speak is informative, hard-hitting, and never disappointing.

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders

The DFJ Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar (ETL) is a weekly seminar series on entrepreneurship, co-sponsored by BASES (a student entrepreneurship group), Stanford Technology Ventures Program, and the Department of Management Science and Engineering.

Entrepreneurs Always Drive On Empty

Benjamin Bonetti has been recognised as one of the world’s bestselling hypnotherapists and self-help authors.

Entrepreneurs Journey

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com is a blog (weblog) website aimed at those interested in Entrepreneurship, Internet Marketing, Selling Information Online, Blogging and Personal Development. In this blog you will find: A comprehensive step-by-step guide to set up your own money-making website and companion email newsletter to keep you on track. A value-packed collection of articles written by successful entrepreneurs to help you start, grow and profit from your own online business. Newest articles are available on the Entrepreneurs-Journey.com Homepage. A series of expert interviews in podcast audio featuring well known entrepreneurs and how they started their successful businesses. You can listen to the recordings at any time on your MP3 player or through your computer speakers. Video recordings of training, live presentations and interviews on cutting edge topics like buying and selling websites for profit, outsourcing, online marketing and loads more.

Foolish Adventure

Foolish Adventure is about stepping outside of “normal,” breaking the rules and creating a fulfilling life. Online business just happens to be the preferred method of funding our lifestyles here at Foolish HQ. You may feel a little foolish when you start your business adventure, but we’ll be right there with you showing the way to success. In areas where Tim isn’t an expert, he’ll bring in other successful online entrepreneurs who can teach you leveraged income streams, profitable blogging, different affiliate marketing strategies and unique lifestyles that only an Internet entrepreneur can have. Come join Tim and thousands of others on this wonderful Foolish Adventure. ** Tim Conley (@TimConley on Twitter) from FoolishAdventure.com shares insiders’ knowledge of online entrepreneurship. Tim Conley brings 13+ years of Internet business consulting where he has helped over 300 companies launch products, enter new markets and optimize their marketing systems.

Foundation

Foundation is a video series interviewing influential founders, entrepreneurs, and business leaders in the tech community

Founders Talk

Founders Talk is an interview podcast all about awesome, in-depth, one on one conversations with Founders. Tune in for a new show every week! Hosted by Adam Stacoviak.

Freakonomics Radio

In their books “Freakonomics” and “SuperFreakonomics,” Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner explore “the hidden side of everything,” with stories about cheating schoolteachers, self-dealing real-estate agents, and crack-selling mama’s boys. The Freakonomics Radio podcast, hosted by Dubner, carries on that tradition with weekly episodes. Prepare to be enlightened, engaged, perhaps enraged, and definitely surprised.

Fred Wilson

The unofficial blogcast of Fred Wilson, automatically created by VoiceBunny.com

From Scratch

From Scratch is a weekly radio show about the entrepreneurial life. We meet with leading pioneers from the business world, the social sector, entertainment, and the arts. From Scratch personalizes the lives of entrepreneurs by providing listeners with a candid, first-hand view of the launching process. Guests speak openly about their sources of inspiration, set backs, helpful allies, and break though moments. Featuring business, social and cultural leaders in all stages of the building process, From Scratch informs those who are either initiating their own entrepreneurial lives or simply feeling curious about those who make new ideas happen.

Get Paid to Travel the World – The Tropical MBA

Brought to you by the team behind the Lifestyle Business Podcast — a highly popular podcast commonly featured in the “whats hot” section of iTunes, Tropical Talk Radio strives to show you the inside story of the people who are building “micro-multiational” businesses while they travel the world. Where the Lifestyle Business Podcast is the tips, tricks, and strategies behind lifestyle business success, Tropical Talk Radio strives to bring you entertainment with a purpose, and the real stories behind the entrepreneurs who are working to build businesses that deliver personal freedom, fun, and excitement.

HBR Ideacast

The HBR IdeaCast, from the publishers of Harvard Business Review, Harvard Business Press, and hbr.org, features breakthrough ideas and commentary from the leading thinkers in business and management. Looking for video? See our HBR Video IdeaCast.

Hanselminutes

Hanselminutes is a weekly audio talk show with noted web developer and technologist Scott Hanselman and hosted by Carl Franklin.

Help My Business Sucks

“Help! My Business Sucks!” is a bold, innovative, and irreverent Web TV show for small business owners and entrepreneurs. In each episode, maverick marketer Andrew Lock reveals unconventional marketing tips and techniques that’ll blow your socks off. Topics include Internet marketing,outsourcing,PPC,conversion,testing and tracking,seo,affiliate marketing,blogging,wordpress,keyword research,cpm,cpa,cpc,article marketing,press releases,and much more.

Innovation Engineering by Doug Hall

Where Innovation Leaders help each other Create, Communicate, and Commercialize Meaningfully Unique Ideas

Internet Business Mastery

Learn how to create an internet based business, unleash a flood of traffic and trigger explosive profits in the new social media age. Internet Business Mastery teaches you how to use Web 2.0 strategies combined with classic internet marketing principles to build passive income streams and brand yourself as an expert (or even an online celebrity). Whether you’re starting a new business or looking to augment your current one, you’ll discover techniques that will boost earnings, increase lead generation and extend your personal/business brand. You’ll learn tools and techniques such as search engine optimization, social media marketing, social network marketing, email list building, blogging, podcasting, online viral video and much more. We’re dedicated to teaching you not only the skills but also the mind set necessary to succeed as an internet entrepreneur. We want to help you to use your ideas and expertise to make money and open up to opportunities so that you can have the freedom and income to pursue the lifestyle you want. We’ve been the #1 internet business podcast since 2005. Join our community that contains thousands of listeners dedicated to becoming an internet business master.

Internet Marketing for Smart People Radio

You don’t have to be a genius to master Internet marketing. But you’re not dumb enough to fall for that “get rich quick” hype, either. Internet Marketing for Smart People tells you the straight story about marketing online. The show is hosted by Robert Bruce, and features serial online entrepreneur and Copyblogger Media CEO Brian Clark, Copyblogger Senior Editor and content marketing specialist Sonia Simone, and occasional guests with specific online marketing expertise.

Internet Marketing: Insider Tips and Advice for Online Marketing

Listen to the UK’s most popular internet marketing podcast downloaded by over half a million people. A series of insider tips and practical advice on how to get the best from Digital and Search Engine Marketing, brought to you by a team of experts from SiteVisibility and other leading digital agencies. We share the latest tools, techniques and strategies to help you generate online leads, sales and build engagement. We interview some of the most respected marketers in the world including bestselling author Seth Godin, productivity guru Tim Ferriss and Google endorsed analytics expert Avinash Kaushik.

Kalzumeus Software Podcast

Patrick McKenzie (patio11) blogs and podcasts on software development, marketing, and general business topics

Lifestyle Business Podcast

Dan Andrews and Ian Schoen have been hitting the podcast waves since 2009 to chat entrepreneurship, location independence, and business on the Lifestyle Business Podcast. They are known on the web for their straight talk, fast paced episodes, witty style, and resource packed content. In five years they have built a seven-figure product development and e-commerce business that employs folks all over the globe, curated multiple content sites, created a baller private membership community for entrepreneurs, hosted worldwide conferences and meetup events, and helped people start businesses with destination accelerator sessions. The guys have recorded episodes all over, including lcoations like the Philippines, Thailand, San Diego California, New York City, Bali, and Vietnam. Your business should serve you, not the other way around. Go ahead and subscribe, it couldn’t hurt.

Marketing Over Coffee

Marketing over coffee is a weekly discussion of what’s new in marketing with John Wall and Christopher Penn

Mixergy

Interviews with a mix of successful online businesspeople. Andrew Warner asks them to teach ambitious startups how to build companies that leave a legacy, change the world, and make lot of money along the way.

NPR: Planet Money

Money makes the world go around, faster and faster every day. On NPR’s Planet Money, you’ll meet high rollers, brainy economists and regular folks — all trying to make sense of our rapidly changing global economy.

Pocket Changed

Learn from corporate escapees and world changers who are successfully building businesses that matter. Whether you’re already an entrepreneur or are just starting out, this podcast will help you earn more money doing what you love.

SEO 101

SEO 101 is Search Engine Optimization from the very beginning. SEO 101 will teach you SEO from Square one. Hosts Ross Dunn and John Carcutt give out helpful information for the beginners without overwhelming you with technical details.

Seth Godin’s Startup School

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.

Small Business Trends Radio

Small Business Trends Radio features in depth interviews with small business experts.

Smart Passive Income Podcast

Pat Flynn from The Smart Passive Income Blog reveals all of his online business and blogging strategies, income sources and killer marketing tips and tricks so you can be ahead of the curve with your online business or blog. Discover how you can create multiple passive income streams that work for you so that you can have the time and freedom to do what you love, whether it’s traveling the world, or just living comfortably at home. Although Pat confesses he is not a millionaire, he’s been supporting his family 100% with passive income generated online, easily earning a six-figure salary while working only a few hours a week. Automation, outsourcing, crowdsourcing, search engine optimization, building authority and trust, niche sites, social media, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Podcasting, eBooks, online courses, affiliate marketing, getting things done and everything that works (and doesn’t work) to help you better understand how to crush it with your online business.

Startup Slingshot

The Startup Slingshot TV is designed to help YOU dream, launch and grow YOUR technology startup. Hosted by William Griggs and consisting of interviews with entrepreneurs and business experts,The Startup Slingshot TV will give you the tools, tips and tactics you need to go from an idea to success.

Startup Success Podcast

The Startup Success Podcast each week brings you interviews with startup founders, VCs, angel investors, influencers and thought leaders in the startup community. Hosted by Bob Walsh (47hats.com) and Patrick Foley (Microsoft evangelist) we bring you about 30 minutes of valuable information on the business, technical and social developments, tools and trends that will help your startup.

StartupNation

The Sloan brothers of StartupNation provide in-the-trenches expertise on how to start and grow your dream business. Topics include: starting an eBay business, financing your business, marketing your invention, and much more.

Startups for the Rest of Us

Mike Taber and Rob Walling come together to share their insights and experience from the perspective of developers who built their respective companies without Angel or Venture Capital funding. Together, they share the things they’ve learned and are still learning as independent developers.

Struggling Entrepreneur

The Struggling Entrepreneur is a free podcast series that deals with the issues, challenges and problems of the individual who wants to be an entrepreneur, but who encounters a somewhat difficult path and appears to be struggling. However, this podcast series also addresses the opportunities that await an inspiring and dedicated individual who wants to be an entrepreneur, along with recommended resources. This podcast series will consist of both interviews of individuals who both struggled due to obstacles, but overcame them to become successful entrepreneurs. The stories from these individuals serve as lessons learned, templates for ?best practices? and models for the upcoming entrepreneur. In addition, resource lists will be provided each month for additional information to point the entrepreneur where more assistance and help can possibly be found.

TED Talks

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. On this feed, you’ll find TEDTalks video to inspire, intrigue and stir the imagination from some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers, speaking from the stage at TED conferences, TEDx events and partner events around the world.

TechZing

TechZing is an informal chat show hosted by Justin Vincent & Jason Roberts. We release two shows per week. Midweek Interview Show – We interview people that we find interesting such as John C Dvorak, Peldi from Balsamiq, Pete Michaud etc. Weekend Discussion Show – We have a ‘no agenda’ style discussion ruminating on tech, startups and other HN-like topics, we’ll even on occasion take a risk and venture into the unknown. We also talk about the progression of our businesses Pluggio & AppIgnite.

The Great Business Project Podcast

This podcast is for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs. Hosted by Ralph Quintero, serial entrepreneur and founder of The Great Business Project, each show is jam-packed full of actionable advice, tips and systems that you can put in place in your business right away. Ralph’s diverse background as a serial entrepreneur, consultant and past corporate executive, give him a unique perspective into what is working for businesses (and what is not) and how to apply it in order to make your business great. It’s time for you to start working “on” your business instead of “in” your business so that you can achieve the financial success and freedom you deserve. Covering the “5 Pillars” of successful businesses: Mindset, Sales, Marketing, Business Development & Strategy and much more including social media strategies, business systems, technology, the cloud, motivation and personal development.

The Invisible Hand: Management, Economics and Strategy for the Thinking Person

If you’re interested in the ideas behind business and strategic thinking, The Invisible Hand, Enhanced Version is the podcast for you. Each week, Chris Gondek brings you the authors and books that have formed our modern ideas of management and strategy.

This Developer’s Life

Bringing a human slant to the tech industry

This Week in Startups

Entrepreneur Jason Calacanis and a rotating group of guest experts bring you this weekly take on the best, worst, most outrageous and interesting stories from the world of Web companies. Calacanis, a podcasting pioneer, gives you an insider’s look at what’s happening in the tech industry with his trademark blunt style and good humor. Looking to start your own company? Need strategies for improving your business or motivating your team? Just want to catch up on what’s happening in Silicon Valley and beyond? Your journey begins here.

Youtube Video Marketing

Tyrone Shum dot com is a channel full of practical tips on how to create online videos for Youtube, video marketing for your business and the latest technology to record professional videos. The author behind this channel is Tyrone Shum who reveals all of his online business and video blogging strategies that you can follow and learn from. This takes all of the guess work out of an online business and helps you succeed much faster! Discover how you can create powerful marketing videos that you automate an online business. The podcast also includes interviews with leading experts in Video Blogging and Marketing, Outsourcing and Business Strategy. Expert interviews included are Yaro Starak, Gideon Shalwick, Pat Flynn, Chris Ducker, Maren Kate, Chris Garrett, Daven Michaels and much more. If you are looking to learn more about YouTube, online video marketing, business video production, web video production, Podcasting, membership sites, affiliate marketing and everything that works (and doesn’t work) to help you better understand how to have a profitable business through video then download Tyrone Shum’s FREE podcast today.

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Originally posted by Dane Carlson on February 20, 2014 in Featured / Mailbag.

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