5 Podcasts Every Entrepreneur Should Be Listening To!

by Chris C. Ducker · 45 comments

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been recording the first batch of episodes for my new podcast, which will be launched in time for Christmas, entitled ‘The New Business Podcast”.

More about this next week… However, in the meantime, I wanted to bring to you a little listening pleasure in the meantime.

Podcasts are a great way to digest information and gain plenty of business tips and tactics. I’ve been a big fan for a long time, and regularly listen to them myself, obviously!

So, today I bring to you five of my personal favorite podcasts, and hope that you add a few more to the list, too, in the comment section below.

Let’s face it – this list could have been a LOT bigger than just five. And I am definitely gonna miss a handful of amazing podcasts that should totally be on EVERY list like this. But, the point here is to focus in on five very different shows, and what they bring to you as a business owner, across the board.

CopyBlogger Radio

Brain Clark and company produce one of the best internet marketing podcasts around. My only gripe is that there aren’t as many episodes as I’d like! What I love about this one, more than anything else is the fact that the focus is on content. Creation of content and marketing of content – all aimed towards developing a great online brand and business. Subscribe Here.

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Lifestyle Business Podcast

This weekly jaunt from Dan and Ian, two of the smartest lifestyle entrepreneurs I know, has been firmly planted in my ‘fave podcasts’ list for years. Not only are these guys the real deal when it comes to running and growing business, but they also happen to do it all from their laptops, whilst traveling the world – constantly. Tim Ferriss would be proud of these guys. Subscribe Here.

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Smart Passive Income

Pat Flynn has one of the most successful online brands around today. His podcast has just hit the 50th episode mark and is quickly closing in on 2,500,000 downloads. Simply amazing. Couple all this together with a transparent approach, lots of smart guests and Pat’s own solo performances and you’re off to the races! Here’s the episode where he interviewed me. Subscribe Here.

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Entrepreneur on Fire

John Dumas recently reached out to me, inviting me to come onto his new show, which boasts a new interview with a leading entrepreneur every DAY! Yes, you read right – daily. My episode with John won’t be out until the New Year, I believe, but there is plenty of great stuff in the archives already. Be sure to check out the chat’s with Chris Brogan and Seth Godin for starters! Subscribe Here.

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Social Triggers Insider

Derek Halpern mixes smart business know-how and principles, along with psychology and human behavior to bring to you his own blend of marketing, sales and general entrepreneurial wisdom. Still only in his second year online, there’s a reason why he’s become so popular! He’s blunt, brilliant, ballsy and above all, memorable. Simply put, his stuff works. Subscribe Here.

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What are some of the podcasts that YOU listen to? I’d love to know. Please post a link to iTunes, and feel free to pimp your own out, too – if you have one!

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{ 45 comments… read them below or add one }

Ralph Quintero November 27, 2012 at 19:28

Great list Chris! Those are definitely at the top of my list.

How about ‘The Great Business Project Podcast’? ;) http://www.thegreatbusinessproject.com/podcast

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Chris C. Ducker November 27, 2012 at 20:26

Ah, now I feel bad…! Haha. And, yes – everyone should check out your fantastic podcast!

Here’s the episode I recorded with Ralph. Lots of great info and plenty of banter, too:

http://thegreatbusinessproject.com/episode-007-outsourcing-for-entrepreneurs-chris-ducker-interview/

C

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John Lee Dumas November 27, 2012 at 23:18

Chris,
I cannot wait for The New Business Podcast! If its half as valuable as everything else you do it will be worth twice the price of admission!

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Chris C. Ducker November 28, 2012 at 06:25

Ah, thanks, John. Appreciate your comment, bud!

Keep rockin’.

C

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diamantis November 28, 2012 at 00:27

Hi Chris !

4 out of 5 podcasts already in my iPod . I will check the remaining one. Even though I have to admit that after literally hundreds of shows my brain is a little bit saturated so I throw a little bit of music now and then. ( don’t worry there is room for a new business podcast ;) )

Anyway , podcasts had made HUGE difference in my knowledge and mentality. Not to mention, it keeps good company .

Be healthy and smile!

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Chris C. Ducker November 28, 2012 at 06:25

Good to hear you’ll still have room for ONE more business podcast, my man!

It’s coming soon…

C

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Pat November 28, 2012 at 00:27

Thanks for including me in this list Chris! All fantastic shows. John’s EOF show is taking off like crazy – I don’t know how he does a daily show…he’s definitely on fire!

Derek’s is great too, he has guests on that no one else has, and of course he’s just a fun and entertaining guy to listen to.

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Chris C. Ducker November 28, 2012 at 06:26

My pleasure, bud.

Yeah – thats also what I love about Derek’s, too. It’s like he goes out of his way to find people you’ve not heard anywhere else – clever move… But, hey – that’s Derek.

C

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Alex B. (@DreamJobGuy) November 28, 2012 at 00:37

Great list Chris!

I’d have to say Pat’s podcast is my favorite, but I’m a bit biased ;-)

I can’t wait to check out the others you have listed!

All the best,
-Alex

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Chris C. Ducker November 28, 2012 at 06:27

Hey Alex

Yep – Pat’s is great. Without a doubt.

Glad to give you a little more listening material – and look out for ‘The New Business Podcast’ soon!

C

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Julien November 28, 2012 at 00:51

You’re definitely missing if you’re not listening to Mixergy …
http://www.mixergy.com/

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Chris C. Ducker November 28, 2012 at 06:28

Hi Julien

I do listen to Andrew’s from time to time. Yes – and it’s great, you’re right.

Wish I had more hours in the day to listen to EVERYTHING that EVERYONE does. But, I don’t. Sometimes you simply have to cherry pick the good stuff, right…?!

Thanks for commenting.

C

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Joe Hughes November 28, 2012 at 01:05

Nice list, Chris. Thanks for sharing. I currently only listen to 2 of them; will have to check out the others and find time for them, and for your new one.

One of my favorites is Michael Hyatt’s This Is Your Life. Leadership and mindset talk http://michaelhyatt.com/thisisyourlife

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Chris C. Ducker November 28, 2012 at 06:29

Hi Joe

Michael’s is great, too – I’ve not engrossed myself in it, I have to be honest. But, I have listened to a handful of episodes, and have always enjoyed them.

Thanks for injecting!

C

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David Janner November 28, 2012 at 02:21

Hey chris, you should probably include your old podcast in the list as well! I’m glad you’re launching a new one, can’t wait!

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Chris C. Ducker November 28, 2012 at 06:29

Haha. You’re too kind, David.

Thanks! And yes, I’m looking forward to the new show…

C

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Joe Cassandra November 28, 2012 at 23:28

Wow Chris! Just found your site through John Dumas and I’m immediately putting in my email…Great list as well!

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Chris C. Ducker November 29, 2012 at 09:02

Awesome, Joe!

Great to have you on board. Hope you enjoy the content, and please let me know if there is anything I can help you with.

Cheers,

C

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Nate Anglin November 29, 2012 at 11:00

Thanks Chris. I just subscribed to Entrepreneur on Fire. I hope your didn’t lead me down a dark alley. I’ll hold you to this one. I’m also disappointed in Copyblogger, wish their was more there.

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Chris C. Ducker November 29, 2012 at 11:54

Haha. Don’t worry – John will set you up for some good content, I assure you…
:-)

Yes, I wish Brian, Sonia and the rest of the gang would actually do some work!!! I mean, they take it way too easy, if you ask me! *jk

C

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Nate Anglin December 1, 2012 at 11:24

LoL, by the content on their website they’re taking it WAY to easy. Kidding as well. Good stuff over there.

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Chris C. Ducker December 1, 2012 at 18:12

Haha. Absolutely!

C

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Ivette Muller November 29, 2012 at 13:45

I enjoyed your interview with Scott Fox on BlogTalk Radio a couple of weeks ago on Virtual Assistants, so I am looking forward to your new podcast.

I think Scott’s Click Millionaires Success Show should be added too :D
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/scottfox

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Chris C. Ducker November 29, 2012 at 20:12

Absolutely, Ivette. Scott’s show is great and the book equally as enjoyable!

Glad you enjoyed my chat with Scott, and I look forward to hearing what you think about my own podcast when it launches soon!

Cheers for now.

C

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Matthew Needham November 29, 2012 at 18:36

I’ve not heard of entrepreneur on fire. Sounds like my sort of thing! Downloading now….cheers.

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Chris C. Ducker November 29, 2012 at 20:13

No problems, mate.

Get stuck in – lots of content to check out there. One a day – wow.

C

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Dan November 30, 2012 at 21:44

Thank you for including our show Chris!!! I listen to all the others as well, a great group here. Looking forward to hearing you back on the mic :)

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Chris C. Ducker November 30, 2012 at 23:56

All my pleasure…

Thanks, man. Should be fun. Coming soon!

C

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John Corcoran December 1, 2012 at 01:53

Great list, Chris. I’m looking forward to your new podcast. I hope I can interview you on my podcast sometime in 2013 – maybe when we meet at Blogworld in Vegas.

Yaro Starak’s podcast is another good one, though he doesn’t update it as frequently as he used to.

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Chris C. Ducker December 1, 2012 at 18:16

Hey John

No problems – will be a pleasure to be interviewed by you. Just let me know!

Yes, Yaro gave me a really good grillin’ when he had me on his podcast. A whole hours worth! He’s great.

Vegas is just around the corner… :-)

C

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Adam Stanecki December 2, 2012 at 06:10

Hi Chris,

Great list.

Thank you for not including my podcast. Seriously. The podcasts you’ve listed give me the motivation to improve what “Simplify My Small Business” offers in 2013.

Looking forward to listening to you again too.

Cheers, Adam.

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Chris C. Ducker December 2, 2012 at 21:17

Haha. You’re welcome.

But, seriously – we can ALL and SHOULD all get better next year – I have a sneaky feeling this whole ‘new media’ landscape is about to go into overdrive…

Buckle up! Thanks for dropping by, Adam. It’s been a while.

C

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Justin | AdSense Flippers December 8, 2012 at 19:44

I just came across the EOF podcast and you’re right…it’s a damn fine show…definitely worth listening to! A little surprising you don’t have Mixergy on here though…I get SO many tips from listening to Andrew’s show…

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Chris C. Ducker December 9, 2012 at 09:10

Hey Man!

Yep, Andrew’s is great – I simply don’t listen to it as regularly as I have in the past. And hey – this was 5 podcasts. Not 15! :-)

That being said… I’m gonna get caught up with it over Xmas, when I have plenty of downtime.

C

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Nicholas Stickle December 10, 2012 at 16:58

Mr. Ducker, I have been aware of podcasts for years now and more or less blah, blah, blah, here listen to ME talk so I can build an audience and gain a bunch of mentions and backlinks etc. I was on Twitter at a fortunate time today and the particular post discussing your podcast and ranking it #1 caught my eye. I am happier than I was a few minutes ago I can guarantee you. Now, I have only heard two of your casts but this is the first ever podcast that has lead me to be mulling over using the feed to become an RSS on my site.

Thanks for the uplifting content. I love seeing refreshing content.

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Chris C. Ducker December 11, 2012 at 20:58

Thanks for the kind words, Nicholas!

Glad to help.

C

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Nicki Turnbull December 11, 2012 at 05:09

Thanks Chris,

I have ‘subscribed’ to them all on my iPhone and when I next have a chance will go over them to see what suits.

I recently discovered Podcasts and just love ‘em. Should listen to them more, because you can do so in the car, whilst working doing mundane things, etc.

All you have to get is one idea or a bit of inspiration or motivation and it’s well worth it :)

Nicki.

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Chris C. Ducker December 11, 2012 at 20:57

Absolutely, Nicki.

The exact reason why I’ll be launching one of my own soon!

Stay tuned.

C

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Austin Hodge January 5, 2013 at 04:40

Great recommendations!

I already have Smart Passive Income and Copyblogger on there and have heard of two other, but I hadn’t checked out The Lifestyle Business Podcast. I’ll be sure to do so.

I know the podcasts are new, but do you have any quick thoughts or reflections after your first foray into the world of podcasting? Whether content-wise, logistically speaking, or anything like that.

Looking forward to checking them out!
Austin Hodge

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Logan Merrick April 15, 2013 at 08:17

Hey Chris,

Top 3 reasons I love Podcasts:

1) I can listen to them while I walk down to my office (20 min walk).
2) I can learn almost subliminally as it takes almost zero extra effort to use them.
3) Every great blogger has a podcast so I don’t need to go through all of them to find the ones I like, I just listen to the ones who’s blogs I’m already subscribed to!

-Logan

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Chris C. Ducker April 15, 2013 at 15:45

All good points, Logan.

Keep listen!
:-)

C

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Mark Eichenlaub May 29, 2013 at 06:44

Yes, those are all good shows. What about yours?

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Chris C. Ducker May 29, 2013 at 11:35

Hi Mark

Well, er… thats a GIVEN isn’t it…?!!! :-)

Would have been ‘weird’ to put it on the list, I think…

Thanks for the support.

C

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Josh Marsden June 26, 2014 at 02:06

Hi Chris!

I’ve heard you on a few podcasts, namely from Amy Porterfield (very chummy podcasts I might add) and also Pat Flynn. I’m a big fan of what I’ve heard from you. I really loved the “Superhero Syndrome” explanation from your podcast with Amy and I can completely relate to that in my own business and also in my marketing. Essentially, my company is a “cure” to Superhero Syndrome since I provide marketing consulting service and implementation to help Infusionsoft users have a partner to lean on for all their online marketing and sales efforts vs. them trying to handle everything themselves AKA Superhero Syndrome.

Anyway, just wanted to leave a comment on here. Big fan! I look forward to hearing you on more podcasts and probably checking out your book when I’m done with a few I’m reading through right now.

Josh

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Chris C. Ducker June 27, 2014 at 00:34

Thanks for the comment and for reaching out with such kind words, Josh.

I appreciate you being part of the tribe and look forward to getting to know you more. :-)

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