Podcasts like How I Built This

The show How I Built This by NPR is easily one of our favorite business podcasts. Guy Raz's brings his charm, and we get to hear from the CEOs of some of the top brands that we interact with on a daily basis. Whether you're an entrepreneur, or just love a good story about innovators and entrepreneurs, How I Built This has something for everyone.

But, when you're waiting for a new episode from How I Built This to drop what other podcasts can you listen to in the mean time? We've been there and know the pain, so we've put together a list of similar podcasts that you might enjoy. From the growing pains of running a small business to a thriving fortune 100 company, we've included a list of podcasts that cover entrepreneurial stories of all sorts and sizes.

The Pitch

by Gimlet

36m

average length

114

episodes

Listen as real entrepreneurs pitch to real investors—for real money. In each episode, we take you behind closed doors to the critical moment when aspiring entrepreneurs put it all on the line. While it offers a glimpse into the high-stakes world of venture capital, it’s really a show about human relationships: how people sell their ideas, what makes investors tick, and how these initial conversations can bloom into business deals—or die on the vine. Hosted by Josh Muccio.

Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

by WaitWhat

45m

average length

94

episodes

The best startup advice from Silicon Valley & beyond. Iconic CEOs — from Nike to Netflix, Starbucks to Slack — share the stories & strategies that helped them grow from startups into global brands.On each episode, host Reid Hoffman — LinkedIn cofounder, Greylock partner and legendary Silicon Valley investor — proves an unconventional theory about how businesses scale, while his guests share the story of how I built this company. Reid and guests talk entrepreneurship, leadership, strategy, management, fundraising. But they also talk about the human journey — with all its failures and setbacks. With original, cinematic music and hilariously honest stories, Masters of Scale is a business podcast that doesn’t sound like a business podcast.Guests on Masters of Scale have included the founders and CEOs of Netflix, Google, Facebook, Starbucks, Nike, Fiat, Spotify, Instagram, Airbnb, Uber, Paypal, Huffington Post, Twitter, Medium, Bumble, Yahoo, Slack, Spanx, Shake Shack, Dropbox, TaskRabbit, 23&Me, Mailchimp, Evite, Flickr, CharityWater, Endeavor, IAC and many more.

Business Wars

by Wondery

26m

average length

244

episodes

Netflix vs. HBO. Nike vs. Adidas. Business is war. Sometimes the prize is your wallet, or your attention. Sometimes, it’s just the fun of beating the other guy. The outcome of these battles shapes what we buy and how we live. Business Wars gives you the unauthorized, real story of what drives these companies and their leaders, inventors, investors and executives to new heights -- or to ruin. Hosted by David Brown, former anchor of Marketplace. From Wondery, the network behind Dirty John and American History Tellers.

StartUp Podcast

by Gimlet

40m

average length

165

episodes

A series about what it's really like to start a business.

Wisdom From The Top

by Built-It Productions

39m

average length

4

episodes

From Guy Raz comes a chance to slide your chair into boardrooms, C-suites, and the quarters of top brass. Wisdom From the Top brings listeners into conversations with the leaders helming today’s most powerful corporations and organizations, offering direct access to the secrets, mistakes, regrets, and wins that define modern leadership. For more, go to LuminaryPodcasts.com.

The Tim Ferriss Show

by tim@fourhourbody.com

89m

average length

430

episodes

Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him "the world's best human guinea pig," and The New York Times calls him "a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk." In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.

Side Hustle School

by Chris Guillebeau / Onward Project

9m

average length

1189

episodes

A daily show for everyone who works a regular job and wants to start an income-earning project on the side. In each episode, listeners will hear a different story of someone who's started a side hustle—along with what went well, how that person overcame challenges, and what happened as a result. The show is written and hosted by Chris Guillebeau, the New York Times bestselling author of The $100 Startup, The Happiness of Pursuit, and other books.

The Indie Hackers Podcast

by Indie Hackers

61m

average length

140

episodes

I'm Courtland Allen, and on IndieHackers.com I've interviewed hundreds of people about how they've turned their ideas and side projects into profitable online businesses. Explore the stories, challenges, and tactics behind the indie hackers who are escaping the 9-to-5 grind and building their own revenue-generating machines.