Cavalry's guide to inspiring business podcasts

Mon, 29 Apr 2019

Podcasts have become another avenue for us to get our fix of information and entertainment in this digital age. There’s a podcast for just about every topic in the universe!

Here’s some to help jump start your innovative and creative side, they offer inspiration for your existing business or spark ideas for starting a new business venture. Anytime you’re feeling uninspired or drained in your work, plug in your headphones, and listen to one of these podcasts on any device. If you’re thinking, “I don’t have 30-60 mins to spare,” podcasts let you learn and listen while you are multitasking. Whether you’re at the gym, sitting in traffic or scrolling through your emails while sipping on your morning coffee, these podcasts can provide a motivating start to your day.


Design Matters

Designer, writer, educator and brand consultant Debbie Millman is an OG Podcaster with her podcast Design Matters, now in its 13th year. This thought provoking and inspiring podcast is infused with learning and meaningful content. Debbie talks with a range of creatives that offer a depth of new thinking.

High Resolution

Bobby Ghoshal and Jared Erondu are two friends and talented Silicon Valley designers. In their podcast, High Resolution, they explain the value of design in organisations. This podcast gives valuable insight into what it takes to be a great “designer” and their discussions with leaders in design offer great thinking that can be applied to both work and life.

Business Strategies


Mixergy, a podcast founded by Andrew Warner, has interviewed more than 1,000 business founders and other people who share their insights into business. They share stories, teach how they do it and ultimately tell you what you need to do and where you need to take your business.


The best part about this podcast is that with each season host Alex Blumberg, actually starts his own start-up every time. Alex tells you how he did it and how he manages the business. You will be able to find this podcast useful no matter what stage you are at with your business. It is mix of professional and personal experiences and will give insight into what it’s really like to get your business off the ground.

How I Built This

How I Built This with Guy Raz looks at the stories of how some of the world’s most successful and well-known companies and brands were built. Guy Raz interviews entrepreneurs, innovators, and idealists, diving into their ideas, struggles and strategies to making their companies successful. This podcast features the founders of Instagram, AirBnb, TOMS, Lululemon Athletica, Starbucks, Virgin, and much more.

Marketing/Social Media Marketing

Social Media Marketing

The Social Media Marketing podcast with Michael Stelzner has been a top-10 marketing podcast for the past five years. This podcast highlights how to create an engaging social media profile and how to improve your marketing strategy. Michael covers all platforms from Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, to YouTube.

Marketing Over Coffee

This podcast is recorded each week in a local coffee shop and being only 20 minutes long is perfect to listen to in your coffee break. The hosts, John J. Wall and Christopher S. Penn, discuss both traditional and new methods of marketing and cover topics like social networks, SEO and search marketing, copywriting and even old school offline marketing campaigns.

Ace The Gram

Ace the Gram is a podcast by two kiwi girls, Tash and Viv, that talk all things Instagram and how to build a loyal following. This podcast teaches you how to leverage your personal or business brand using Instagram. Ace the Gram has a range of guests that share their knowledge on social media marketing and how to ace the many, and sometimes confusing, Instagram features such as stories, IGTV, influencer marketing and more.