Podcasts can be informative, entertaining, and motivational, so it’s no wonder that they continue to gain popularity and reach more and more people. For bloggers and creative entrepreneurs, it’s important to stay motivated, continue to learn and grow in your business, and stay connected to the ever changing industry trends.
Whether you have ten minutes a day or an hour an day, one of the podcasts below is sure to bring you the inspiration that you need. I know many people like to listen to podcasts almost continuously throughout the day; in the background as they are working. Others listen to podcasts in the car as they drive to an from their office. Some people are podcast junkies and can tell you exactly what episode of each podcast is the best to listen to, while others are new to the podcast world and are just beginning to realize how awesome they are. Either way, when you find a new podcast that speaks to you, gives you endless inspiration, and motivates your creative soul, it’s an amazing feeling!
Below are 20 of the top podcasts for bloggers, creatives, and entrepreneurs. I hope you find a new favorite from this list!
99% Invisible – The 99% Invisible podcast is about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about; the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world. With 150 million downloads, 99% Invisible is one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes.
Ask Pat – Pat Flynn, founder of Smart Passive Income, hosts this weekday podcast that features an actual business question submitted from an entrepreneur. Your business questions are answered in a bite-sized podcast five days a week, Monday through Friday.
Being Boss – Being Boss is a podcast for creative entrepreneurs hosted by Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon. They love sharing ‘you got this’ confidence, and ‘let’s get real’ advice from other boss guests, as well as their own experiences doing the work and making it happen.
Blissful Bites – Hosted by Nicole Culver, this podcast for bloggers is meant to motivate and inspire listeners by hearing the stories of bloggers, women with physical products, cookbook writers and more. Walk away with inspiration and tangible tips to implement in your business!
Design Life – Design Life is a podcast about design and side projects for motivated creators. It was born after the hosts, two serial side project addicts, saw a gap in the podcast market for a conversational show about design and the issues young creatives face. Tune in every Monday for conversations about design and the issues creatives face as they try to progress their careers, juggle side projects, stay motivated and bring ideas to life.
Elise Gets Crafty – This weekly podcast talks about creative small business ideas and motivation. Take a listen; it will surely become one of your new favorites!
Entrepreneur On Fire – Hosted by John Lee Dumas, Entrepreneur On Fire is an award-winning podcast where that interviews today’s most inspiring Entrepreneurs seven days a week. He has featured incredible entrepreneurs such as Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Barbara Corcoran, Tim Ferriss, Brian Tracy, and over 1500 others.
Invisible Office Hours – Invisible Office Hours is a weekly podcast that playfully explores the intersection of creativity and commerce, hosted by Jason Zook and Paul Jarvis.
Make it Happen – A podcast for curious, big-hearted, purpose-driven creatives. This podcast shares stories, insights, and conversations to encourage and empower you to make things happen for your creative life and business on your own terms, in your own way, and by your own rules. This podcast is for you if you’re ready to build an impactful, fulfilling, and sustainable creative life.
Online Marketing Made Easy – Hosted by Amy Porterfield, a social media strategist and co-author of Facebook Marketing All-In-One for Dummies. She helps entrepreneurs maximize the power of social media and increase the success of their online marketing efforts.
SeanWes – Join entrepreneurs Sean McCabe and Ben Toalson as they let you inside their discussions on the many facets of making a living online. You’ll come away from every weekly episode with something of value that you can apply to your business.
ShePercolates – This weekly podcast chats with ladies from around the world about what success means to them – what does it look like and how does it feel. Success is an ever evolving concept – that it is different for everyone and each iteration is valid and worth celebrating. Prepare to be inspired!
Smart Passive Income – Hosted by Pat Flynn, this weekly podcast features weekly interviews, strategies, and advice for building your online business and passive income. If you’re looking to put your earning potential on overdrive, you should listen to this podcast and get to know Pat’s story.
Ted Radio Hour – Based on the inspiring TED Talks from the worlds most remarkable minds, this podcast will get you thinking about things in a new way.
The Fizzle Show – This is a podcast for creative entrepreneurs and honest business builders who want to earn a living doing something they love. Every Friday they publish a conversation about the art and science of supporting yourself doing something you care about.
The Lively Show – Join Jess Lively and live with purpose and intention in your everyday life. With podcast episodes about blogging, business, money, design, simplifying, relationships, and more, there’s sure to be plenty of information to leave you feeling inspired.
The Power of WE – The Power of WE (Women Entrepreneurs) is a conversation about the love of learning and community. Entrepreneurship is a lifelong journey and women have so much power as entrepreneurs. This podcast taps into that power and helps bring ideas to the forefront. With each episode the goal is to help women who are seeking to start or grow their own businesses get real, actionable advice that can be used right now.
The School of Greatness – Hosted by Lewis Howes, author of The School of Greatness, this podcast features lessons and practical exercises in how anyone is capable of achieving greatness. The masters of greatness are successful not because they have managed to avoid or neutralize a traumatic life experience, but because they applied specific habits and tools to embrace and overcome adversity in their lives.
The Suitcase Entrepreneur – Join Natalie Sisson, Chief Adventurer of The Suitcase Entrepreneur. She is a little obsessed with freedom, and advocates for designing a business that supports your lifestyle, not takes over it; one that gives you more time money and freedom. Since 2010, Natalie has lived out of her suitcase and traveled the world (70 countries and counting!) all while running an online business that allows her massive freedom and a multiple six-figure income.
This American Life – This American Life is one of the most popular podcast in the country, with around 2.5 million people downloading each episode. When you subscribe to the free weekly podcast, episodes automatically download to your computer or smartphone. Episodes are available for exactly one week, beginning the Monday after broadcast. There’s a theme to each episode and a variety of stories on that theme.
Whew! What a list! Did I miss any of your favorite podcasts? Do you listen to any of the ones listed above? Tell me about it in the comments below.