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2018-05-02T13:45:47+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Our Community|By Adam Jaffrey|

12 Best Podcasts For Australian Entrepreneurs

Podcast listenership in Australia is on the rise. According to ABC, there was a 56% increase in podcast listening in the last year. Why? Thousands of Aussies are discovering that podcasts are an amazing opportunity to learn and be entertained.

And the best part is you can learn new skills or stay up-to-date on your industry for a great price … for FREE! The other benefit of listening to podcasts is that you can do it on your commute while driving, ironing, washing the dishes or doing housework. In fact, audio is the only channel of high-quality content you can consume while you’re doing something else. And for time-poor busy professionals, that’s a big win.

What entrepreneurs can learn from podcasts

The fastest growing category of new podcasts added to iTunes are business shows. Which is great news, because there are thousands of high quality shows to learn and get inspiration from. But with so much great content available, where do you start?

To get you started, we’ve compiled a list of the top 12 podcasts for Australian entrepreneurs. Happy listening!

The origins stories behind successful founders

Podcast: How I Built This
Why listen: Learn the stories behind the world’s best-known companies, including the founders of Dyson, LinkedIn, Dell, Instagram, Airbnb, Lonely Planet, Virgin and plenty more.
Format: Interview
Country: USA
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Web player and other apps

Customer experience tips, insights and practical advice

Podcast: Customer Experience Leaders
Why listen: Go behind the scenes of how great brands delight their customers. This show is jam-packed with useful CX tips, insights and practical advice from leading Australian brands.
Format: Interview
Country: Australia
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Web player and other apps

Effective marketing tips, tricks, news and hacks

Podcast: Marketing Over Coffee
Why listen: This weekly show isn’t just a rundown of the week’s marketing news. It’s an incredible resource of practical tips, tricks and hacks to help you execute effective marketing.
Format: Conversational
Country: USA
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Web player and other apps

Behind the scenes of how Aussie start-ups succeed

Podcast: Scale Up
Why listen: Scale Up takes an in-depth look at Australian start-ups who have scaled to global success. Season 1 looks at the trials, tribulations and triumphs of Melbourne-based Culture Amp.
Format: Documentary
Country: Australia
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Web player and other apps

Understand the back-end of your sales and marketing technology

Podcast: Stack and Flow
Why listen: Learn the best-practices for your sales and marketing technology stack. This show is a rare technology-focused look at marketing automation to help you build effective workflows and campaigns.
Format: Interview
Country: USA
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Web player and other apps

Master the mindset of business growth

Podcast: Masters of Scale
Why listen: How do companies grow from zero to a gazillion? Legendary Silicon Valley entrepreneur Reid Hoffman investigates the mindset of business growth in this engaging podcast.
Format: Documentary
Country: USA
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Web player and other apps

High energy marketing advice with a local focus

Podcast: The Small Business Big Marketing Show
Why listen: Hope you’re ready for a rev-up because Timbo Reid brings the energy in the world’s most practical marketing show! Get motivated, have a laugh and learn some insanely effective marketing.
Format: Interview
Country: Australia
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Web player and other apps

Refreshingly honest advice for founders and business professionals

Podcast: Seeking Wisdom
Why listen: Be ready to face some harsh truths listening to this show. A refreshingly honest look at personal and professional growth.
Format: Conversational
Country: USA
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Web player and other apps

Get a global mentor in your pocket

Podcast: Tribe of Mentors
Why listen: Get insights from the world’s most influential leaders, innovators, businesspeople and mentors right in your pocket. A new short-format podcast from best-selling author Tim Ferriss.
Format: Interview
Country: USA
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Web player and other apps

Social media success in 15 min per week

Podcast: The Science of Social Media
Why listen: The team of social media experts at Buffer discuss the latest trends and tactics for social media success … all in under 15 min!
Format: Interview
Country: USA
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Web player and other apps

The future of technology explained (with a packed lunch)

Podcast: Future Sandwich
Why listen: Learn the latest on bitcoin, self-driving cars, artificial intelligence and other technologies shaping the world. This is the podcast that has a sandwich with people making the future happen today.
Format: Documentary
Country: Australia
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Web player and other apps

The unauthorised stories of the world’s biggest business wars

Podcast: Business Wars
Why listen: Netflix vs. HBO. Nike vs. Adidas. Business is war. Business Wars gives you the unauthorised, real story of what drives these companies to new heights … or to ruin.
Format: Documentary
Country: USA
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Web player and other apps

Got your favourites on the list?

Tell us about it in the Comments.

About the author

Adam Jaffrey is the Strategy Director at branded podcast agency Wavelength Creative, a full-service podcast for brands. Its focus is on producing high-quality audio stories and podcast audience growth.

Learn more about Wavelength Creative and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

4 Comments

  1. Lawrence Ladomery April 26, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    Thanks for your contribution, Adam, this is gold!

    Ones I’ve subscribed to already are:

    – How I Built This
    – Customer Experience Leaders
    – Masters of Scale
    – The Small Business Big Marketing Show

    Once that I recommend are:

    – Stuff You Should Know
    – Smart People Podcast
    – Freakonomics
    – The CMO Show
    – Marketing Companion
    – Akimbo
    – Recode Decode

  2. Tim Reid May 16, 2018 at 8:42 am

    Thanks for the inclusion, Adam. Really appreciated. And amongst some pretty damn good company!

    I’m not listening to a lot of business podcasts at the moment – Stuck listening to ‘Sandra’ from Gimlet. Quite freaky!!

  3. MENDO VASILEVSKI May 16, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    The Small Business Big Marketing Show is my favourite by far !!!

    Best range of extremely small business to ones that have gone global. He gets you to do things!

    Heaps of Gold Nuggets from this show. I just read his book (THE BOOMERANG EFFECT) 2 weeks ago so I’m loving his content more than ever. I have been listening to Tim (Timbo) for many years.

    Extremely helpful

  4. Arthur W June 20, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    I enjoyed listening to How I Built This and Marketing Over Coffee. Thanks for the recommendation, Adan. I’ll check out these other podcasts.

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