André Meyer
André MeyerDeveloper

What's the best podcast for founders?

I'd love to listen to some podcasts on my daily commute and jog. Can you recommend some nice podcasts that discuss chances/risks/mistakes made, present successful startups and ones that didn't succeed (+ why) and so on?
9 recommended
  1. 5
    Masters Of Scale with Reid Hoffman

    How famous founders take companies from zero to a gazillion

    Saurabh Hooda
    Saurabh HoodaCo-founder, · Written
    About initial growth and scale.
    Pavan Sethi
    Pavan Sethibuilding things. · Written
    There are tons of startup podcasts, but I think Masters of Scale fits with what you're looking for. I just started listening to it and they have awesome entrepreneurs come on to tell their stories of scale - which include successes and failures along the way.
  2. 3
    StartUp - Another side of the story (s2 ep3)

    Heartfelt stories of being a woman fundraising in SV

    Justin Mitchell
    Justin MitchellBuilding products @SoFriendly · Written
    Can't recommend this enough
    Brandon Anzaldi
    Brandon AnzaldiSoftware Engineer @ goop · Written
    For successes and failures, I'd definitely recommend Startup's Season 2 and later. Season 1 is mainly an introspective on starting the parent company that produces this podcast, Gimlet Media, which is awesome, but if you want more siloed episodes, Season 2 and on would probably be your cup of tea.
    Sven van der Zee
    Sven van der ZeeCo-founder Orderli · Written
    Love it
  3. 2
    Indie Hackers

    Learn how developers are writing their own paychecks

    Peter Jausovec
    Peter JausovecAuthor, speaker, and software engineer · Written
    Indie developers starting businesses.
  4. This one is great for raising funds in particular.
  5. 1
    Y Combinator Podcast

    Y Combinators new podcast on starting a startup

    The Y Combinator Podcast is pretty recent, but it's one of my favorite ones so far. Great content and speakers, and a wide range of topics. It's pretty high level and inspirational rather than technical, but you should give it a try. :)
  6. 1
    Foundr Podcast 64: Steve Blank

    Lost $35m of investors money to paying them back $1b each!

    Tejas Kinger
    Tejas KingerPMM @ Plum | Prev. @ Freshworks Hiver · Written
    Foundr Magazine has some great articles and a wonderful companion podcast to go with that showcases a variety of startup founders and their stories.
  7. 1
    High Resolution

    A video series on design with 25 masters of the industry!

    Kunal Bhatia
    Kunal Bhatiadesign @mercury · Written
    If design-led and companies who value design are making the most impact, founders need to check out the High Resolution podcast. I love this series because of the in-depth conversations about a very focused topic. My favorite so far has been the one with Daniel Burka (#7). Highly recommend High Resolution!
  8. 1
    Planet Money

    A podcast covering the global economy

    Danielle Cadhit
    Danielle CadhitCo-Founder, CEO @CostCanvas · Written
    By far my favourite. I look forward to each new episode that comes out and time it perfectly for longer commutes. They interview anyone from Kate Spade to TOMs and even the guy who wrote the original music for Inspector Gadget but also happened to be the one to bring Power Rangers to American children's television.
  9. 1
    From Startups For Startups

    50+ Hours of curated Interviews & podcasts

    Guillaume Bardet
    Guillaume BardetCMO @ 💜 · Written
    Guillaume Bardet made this product
    Hello André, I just launched this curated list of interviews and podcasts yesterday, It is not exactly a standalone podcast like you mentioned but I had such an extended youtube history of great content I figured putting them into one clean website would be an interesting approach. Feel free to suggest videos to add as well!