What are good startup podcasts?


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What are the best podcasts for startups? Not only covering technology, but also legal issues, finance issues etc?

I love listening to podcasts, I can walk or run at the same time as learning something :-)

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asked Oct 14 '09 at 17:23
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Matthew Farwell
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  • Wow, the list below reeks of SV tech startups with an 'r' at the end of their domain names. :) – Alphadogg 8 years ago

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This Week in Startups by Jason Calacanis is very good. Most of the guests are successful entrepreneurs and sharing great info. If you just want to listen, there is also iTunes audio only version

answered Oct 14 '09 at 17:34
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Boolean
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I enjoy the Startup Success Podcast featuring Bob Walsh (MicroISV: From Vision to Reality) and Patrick Foley.

answered Oct 14 '09 at 18:15
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Dan Gravell
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  • +1. But listen to the whole series starting with #1. Some of the early podcasts are my very favorite. I like this series because they stick to 30 minutes or so, getting to the key points. "This Week in Startups" goes on for way to long, they tend to socialize as much as get to the point. – Chris Dansie 10 years ago
  • Thanks Dan and Chris! We try to stick to the point. Itunes has us (look for startup) – Bob Walsh 10 years ago

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Startups for the rest of us - "the podcast that helps developers be awesome at launching software products. Whether you’ve built your first product or are just thinking about it."

By Mike Taber and Rob Walling.

answered Jul 6 '11 at 05:17
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Dan Esparza
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The Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders lectures at Stanford are available as audio podcast. They feature guest speakers from successful businesses, most having some relevance to startups.

answered Oct 17 '09 at 01:07
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Spoulson
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  • I wish I could have more votes - this is by far the best podcast of all those listed. – Tim J 9 years ago

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I like
Escape from Cubicle Nation Podcast
http://www.escapefromcubiclenation.com

answered Oct 16 '09 at 00:19
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Branko
106 points
  • where's the podcast? – Tim J 10 years ago

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In addition to the already mentioned Startup Success Podcast and This Week in Startups :

Mixergy does weekly interviews with prominent entrepreneurs. Good quality, great content.

Toilet Paper Entrepreneur also posts great video tips, but does so quite irregularly.

answered Oct 15 '09 at 02:00
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Slav Ivanov
1,146 points
  • Mixergy is a great source of startup information and insight. – D Thrasher 10 years ago

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Don't know if this qualifies or not, but I enjoy the weekly StackOverflow Podcast.

Joel & Jeff basically just talk about the design decisions, implementation, and problems the encounter while building StackOverflow.com.

It seems unfocused and has a 'water cooler chat' feel to it, but I learn something everytime I listen to it.

answered Oct 17 '09 at 07:21
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John Mac Intyre
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I am really surprised IT-Conversations has not been listed. They have the probably best list of interesting podcasts.

Interviews With Innovators by Jon Udell and Technometria with Phil Windley is a must listen.

They where the ones who spotted companies like Evernote and Etherpad way before anyone else.

answered Jan 13 '10 at 06:48
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Thom Pete
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  • +1 for ITConversations. I listen to them every week. Also, anything with Tim O'Reilly is gold. ITC has offered many podcasts with Tim lately. – Clint 9 years ago

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I am listening to a Podcast called Advanced Sales, sourced on ITunes. Really good stuff, very actionable for software companies though not aimed squarely at the tech startup scene.

answered Jan 13 '10 at 08:36
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Benjamin Wootton
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Small Business Podcast, Blog, and Social Media Training by Rob McNealy
http://www.robmcnealy.com

answered Oct 16 '09 at 00:35
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Branko
106 points

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The Advanced Selling Podcast
http://billcaskey01.libsyn.com

answered Oct 16 '09 at 00:38
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Branko
106 points

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Venture Voice Podcast
http://www.venturevoice.com/

answered Oct 16 '09 at 00:43
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Branko
106 points

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I enjoy listening to the Startup Success Podcast - the site isn't pretty but the Podcast is relatively good...

http://startuppodcast.wordpress.com/

answered Oct 14 '09 at 18:18
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User791
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I like listening to "Help, my business sucks!". It's usually entertaining. Andrew definitely tries to drive traffic to some of his paid content, but you do get some nice tips and thoughts from the podcast as well.

Manager-Tools also has some good content on general management issues. And, whether you are a start up or part of a large corporation, it can never hurt to brush up on your management skills.

There are also a lot of great audio books out there. I know they aren't free like most podcasts, but you could check out Jim Collins' Good to Great and How the Mighty Fall. They are easy to listen to and provide some great information.

answered Oct 15 '09 at 00:59
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Del Putnam
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The Stanford Series that Hendro mentioned has a lot of great options: http://www.stanford.edu/group/edcorner/uploads/podcast/EducatorsCorner.xml - the recent one with Mark Pincus is a must listen.

This podcast from Duke's Entreprenurship 101 series with Aaron Patzer - the founder of Mint - is also a must listen: http://deimos3.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Browse/new.duke.edu.1738990054?i=1422259961 Mixergy, as mentioned before, aslo has a bunch of good interviews.

answered Nov 7 '09 at 05:48
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Jer Levine
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I enjoy the IInovate podcast produced by Stanford students.

answered Oct 15 '09 at 03:03
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Jake Bf
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Mixergy is my favorite too, I also recommend the already mentioned Entrepreneurs Thought Leaders series, Startups for the Rest of Us and Startup Success podcasts.
A few more good ones that haven't been mentioned:

answered Dec 12 '10 at 09:16
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Karl Krantz
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I also like the 37signals podcast, and The Web 2.0 Show

answered Jan 7 '10 at 22:57
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Daniel
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I actually like the This Week in Google podcast, although it isn't necessarily about startups, it's about Google and other cloud based happenings, so it's in the area where a lot of startups work in. Also good to know what the 800 pound gorilla of the space is doing.

answered Jan 7 '10 at 23:14
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Daemin
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My Startup related podcasts come and go, but I really like Evernote 's podcast, it tends to be very product related, but their CEO, COO and VP Marketing are the hosts and you get a lot of raltionale and candid discussions about how they are building their business.

37signals.com podcast is interesting, I love how they are approaching their business.

answered Jan 8 '10 at 00:31
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Rs Holman
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