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Our list of recommended business podcasts.

Work comprises many different areas like your career, business ventures, or side hustles.

When it comes to entrepreneurship or launching a start-up, priceless advice can be gotten from the business leaders you admire and wish to emulate.

The archives of Optimal Business Daily (OBD) are available for you to dig in and learn all you can about career progress and entrepreneurial tips. We might look into continuing OBD in future based on listener feedback!

In no particular order, here’s a list of business related podcasts (from #2 to #9) hosted by some of the authors and bloggers we’ve featured since OBD was launched.

Thinking about enhancing your career or business prospects shouldn't be done in a vacuum. Learn from some of the very best in the field so that you can apply your newfound knowledge and get to where you want to be professionally.

1. Optimal Business Daily (OBD Podcast / Archives)

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Who: Hosted by Dan Weinberg since Jan 2018

Where: Website | Spotify | iTunes

What: Dan, who also hosts Optimal Finance Daily, is a professional voice actor who's worked with clients like Dell, Instagram, and Burger King. Sit back with a cup of coffee (or tea) and let his seasoned vocals narrate top quality business blog posts.

Fun Facts:

  • Mentioned on Mindful Studio Mag and Young Upstarts.
  • Used to be narrated by Justin and Lee (OLD Podcast co-founders) before Dan took over as show host.
  • Described by Evergreen Profits as “highly produced with each mini-episode sounding like a professional audio book. . .for a quick hit of business motivation each day.”

2. Side Hustle School – Chris Guillebeau

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Who: Hosted by Chris Guillebeau

Where: Website | Spotify | iTunes

What: A free daily business podcast featuring short episodes that are 10 minutes or less. The show features stories of how ordinary people have started a side hustle by using their current skills, and without quitting their job.

Fun Facts:

  • Chris has traveled to every country through travel hacking.
  • Chris is the bestselling author of Side Hustle and The $100 Startup. He has an upcoming fiction publication scheduled for release in April (on creating your own financial destiny).
  • Recommended by CBC News.

3. The Hustle & Flowchart Podcast

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Who: Hosted by Matt Wolfe & Joe Fier

Where: Website | Spotify | iTunes

What: Matt and Joe are mighty experienced with online leaps into entrepreneurship. Their podcast focuses on how you can build a profitable online business while keeping your wallets, sanity, and work-life balance in one piece.

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4. Build Your Tribe

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Who: Hosted by Chalene and Brock Johnson

Where: Website | Spotify | iTunes

What: Hosts Chalene and her son, Brock Johnson, share perspectives to help you on your entrepreneurial journey. Whether you're a newbie or an experienced entrepreneur, you'll get top tips on topics like growing your email list and creating additional income streams.

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5. The Recovering Workaholics

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Who: Hosted by Kristin Wong & Dara Blaine

Where: Website | Libsyn | iTunes

What: Kristin and Dara's podcast gives tips on how to make professional progress without burning out.

Fun Facts:

  • Personal finance expert Kristin is the author of Get Money.
  • Kristin has written for the New York Times and The Cut. She left behind a steady salary with cushy benefits shortly after graduation and moved to L.A. for a creative writing career.
  • Dara, Kristin's friend, is a career counselor and coach who helps professionals strategically design their ideal lives and careers.

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6. The My Wife Quit Her Job Podcast with Steve Chou

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Who: Hosted by Steve Chou

Where: Website | Stitcher | iTunes

What: This business podcast is interview based. Blogger Steve Chou hosts QnAs with highly successful small and online business entrepreneurs. All entrepreneurs on this show bootstrapped their businesses and have a core goal of improving their lifestyle.

Fun Facts:

  • Steve works for a Silicon Valley startup company. He holds a bachelors and a masters degree in the field of electrical engineering from Stanford University.
  • Steve's wife, Jennifer, majored in economics. She runs their online business, Bumblebee Linens, and looks after their kids. Within a year, the Chous grew their online store to replace Jennifer's six-figure salary.
  • Steve's blog has over 275,000 monthly readers.

7. Entrepreneurs On Fire

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Who: Hosted by John Lee Dumas

Where: Website | Stitcher | iTunes

What: John hosts this award-winning podcast on financial and lifestyle freedom. He has interviews 2,000 plus incredible entrepreneurs that include Tony Robbins, Gary Vaynerchuk, Tim Ferriss, and more.

Fun Facts:

  • John was a law school first semester dropout and dabbled in real estate before pursuing his entrepreneurship journey.
  • John and his girlfriend, Kate, moved to Puerto Rico in 2016 and enjoy traveling the globe due to being location independent.
  • Creator of The Freedom Journal and The Mastery Journal.

8. Marketing School

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Who: Hosted by Neil Patel AND Eric Siu

Where: Website | Spotify | iTunes

What: You'll be learning from the best in online and digital marketing through this podcast! Marketing School brings you ten minute daily episodes. These short episodes are stocked with actionable marketing advice.

Fun Facts:

  • Neil Patel is an NYT bestselling author, Top 10 marketer by Forbes, and a Top 100 entrepreneur by United Nations.
  • Eric is the CEO of the digital marketing agency, Single Grain, which has worked with companies like Uber and Amazon on customer acquisition.
  • In a blog post, Neil explains why he spends $16,302 every month producing content that isn't ranked by Google.

9. The Side Hustle Show

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Who: Hosted by Nick Loper

Where: Website | Spotify | iTunes

What: Thousands of listeners tune in every week for entrepreneurial tips. This is a top-rated podcast that shares ideas and the results you need to grow a business successfully. As Nick mentions, your 9-5 may help you to make a living, but it's you 5-9 that makes you feel alive!

Fun Facts:

  • Nick used to work for a big corporation full-time, and built his business during the nights and weekends.
  • Nick says that there are 5 core keystone habits that made the biggest impact on his personal productivity.
  • You'll be able to hold a conversation with Nick through Spanglish and/or Simpsons quotes.

10. BONUS: Smart Passive Income

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Who: Hosted by Pat Flynn

Where: Website | Spotify | iTunes

What: Pat shares killer marketing tricks and tips to help you level up your skills more quickly with your online blog or business. There's a focus on multiple streams of passive income so that you have freedom and time for what you deem as important in life. You'll learn about building online authority, email marketing, outsourcing, content marketing, SEO, creating online courses, and more.

Fun Facts:

  • Show guests include business leader Michael Hyatt, founder of I Will Teach You to Be Rich Ramit Sethi, and fitness icon Chalene Johnson.
  • His podcast has been featured in The New York Times, earned multiple awards, and been downloaded over 60 million times.
  • In 2017, Pat and his videographer Caleb thought about creating a new tripod for vloggers. The SwitchPod launched on Kickstarter a couple of years later and raise $415,000 from 4,000 plus backers.
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