I’ve become quite a fan of audio content recently as it’s pretty convenient, encouraging and gives the chance to build a connection with the host by listening to his voice and stories. Not to mention it’s totally free and accessible. So I decided to share the best podcasts for entrepreneurs which I believe every aspiring business person should check out regularly.

Business podcasts are usually hosted by a really cool person, who’s on his journey to the ideal lifestyle, makes passive income, creates products that make a difference out there, build connections and is a hustler.

But the most popular shows in the niche are interviews between successful people, talking about the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, digital businesses, or any type of business really.

You can hear the mistakes these passionate, hard-working individuals have made early on so that you can avoid them, you can steal creative ideas that you can apply to the way you do business and thus try a new approach.

These people have the experience, knowledge, ambition and vision, and are expressing it in a beautiful way through podcasting.

So here are the best podcasts for entrepreneurs and anyone who needs a motivation boost to stay focused on his goals and take things to the next level in life and business:

1. The Tim Ferriss Show

Now, the shows I share in this list aren’t in any particular order. And some include personal development and life advice too, like this one.

But as it’s almost always on top of iTunes, and because of the incredible value shared in each episode and the world-class guests, it will be number one here too.

I’m a big fan of Tim Ferriss and everything he’s done so far. Here’s not the place to talk about him, so I’ll focus on the show.

The idea of the podcast is to deconstruct people who are the best in something (or have hacked and succeed in many fields) and find what they do differently, their secret tactics and the right mindset that helped them achieve such massive success, which makes each episode of the show super practical for listeners. That’s why it’s between 1-4 hours, sometimes divided into 2 parts. When you have smart people having a conversation, there’s a lot to talk about.

You can hear child prodigies, investors, billionaires, marketers, teachers of Buddhist thinking, authors, Olympic Gold medalists, athletes, directors, neuroscientists, entrepreneurs, computer hackers, and more.

They talk about optimal living, 10x-ing your results in anything, being mindful, artificial intelligence, startups, books, hacking the human body, government secrets, existential questions, better performance through chemistry, and so on.

The least this podcast can do for you, it to remind you of the human potential lying within, to show you that if others are using more of their powers and brain than the average person, so can you.

Some episodes to start with:

2. The Foundr Podcast

Foundr became quite popular recently. It’s a digital magazine for young entrepreneurs, with Richard Branson on the first cover, which dominated Instagram.

In the show hosted by Nathan Chan – the creator of Foundr – you can hear some of the most successful entrepreneurs talk about their struggles and wins in business, but also those you haven’t heard of who are crushing it online.

You can learn how to use Instagram to generate millions of dollars, raise capital for your startup, get a lot of press for your business, get 1 billion YouTube views, and much more.

It’s definitely ‘not your average entrepreneurship podcast’, and there will be tactics and tips you could never imagine.

3. The Smart Passive Income Podcast

Pat Flynn is another online entrepreneur I’m a fan of, whose blog and podcast I’m following regularly, and whose personality stands out.

The SPI podcast offers a great deal of specific information on how to make money blogging, using social media, affiliate marketing, podcasting, building an audience, and basically leveraging the Internet so you can have a life of freedom and independence, and money coming in while you sleep.

That’s why it’s one of the best podcasts for entrepreneurs and that’s why it’s on top of iTunes too. I end up taking notes way too often when listening to it.

Each episode features a guest who’s made a difference out there not only by being a self-made millionaire and continuing to build 5-, 6- and 7-figure businesses, but also by changing people’s lives with the products or services he offers.

Pat is authentic and is all about giving more value than expected. So he invites people he admires who are proud of their work.

Here’s something to check out:

4. Entrepreneur on Fire

EOFire with John Lee Dumas is another one of the best podcasts for entrepreneurs, but there’s something no other show does like this one: the host interviews the most inspiring and successful people of today 7-days a week.

No other podcast can offer more than 1200 episodes, and it’s the real meaning of daily motivation.

5. Rainmaker.FM

That’s a whole podcast network on digital business, content marketing, social media, SEO, conversion and entrepreneurship, with many shows.

The founder is Brian Clark, who you may know from Copyblogger. But here, he’s the host of Unemployable, where he shares tips and tricks for freelancers, digital enthusiasts and creatives.

Other shows that are part of the network which are worth checking out:

  • YouPreneur with Chris Ducker – advice for business growth, personal branding and relationship building from one of the experts in the niche.
  • Hack The Entrepreneur – ‘the fears, habits, and inner-battles behind big name entrepreneurs and those on the path to success’.

So these are the 5 best podcasts for entrepreneurs in terms of digital business and getting more out of life.

What are you listening to? And which of these 5 are you already a fan of?