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Top 7 Podcasts for Startup Founders in December

Top 7 Podcasts for Startup Founders in December

Here’s a tip on a few podcasts to save yourself a doom scroll so you can pick up some pearls of wisdom immediately.

We’ve vetted them personally and binge them ourselves, so you can too.

1. Stories behind the iconic brands: How I built this

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Guy Raz interviews the world's best-known entrepreneurs to learn how they built their brands. In each episode, founders reveal deep, intimate moments of doubt and failure, and share insights on their eventual success.

Dive in with Guy’s all-time favorite interview with Jimmy Wales.

2. Best for pivots and changes: CTRL SHIFT

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CTRL SHIFT! is a podcast about people who changed the world by shifting their perspective.

Featured on the Apple Podcast top 20, CTRL SHIFT! stories from different industries across the globe have one common feature — an unexpected pivot that led to success. A CEO going from a typical startup to an award-winning social enterprise, career shifts in the design world, game theory applied in medicine, and even the story of how rosé became a premium wine.

Make yourself comfortable, tune in to CTRL SHIFT, and get ready to change your perspective.

3. Everything about business scaling: Masters of Scale

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Masters of Scale is a business and finance podcast hosted by Reid Hoffman. In each episode, Hoffman introduces a theory on how successful businesses scale, and tests its validity by interviewing founders about their path to scale, including guests from Netflix, Starbucks, Slack, etc. Episodes also feature brief "cameo" appearances from other founders and experts in different industries who build on Hoffman's theories.

4. Entrepreneurial life explained: StartUp

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StartUp is an American podcast from Gimlet Media hosted by Alex Blumberg and Lisa Chow. While the first two seasons follow stories of starting businesses – Season 1 about the starting of Gimlet Media itself, and Season 2, a dating company called "Dating Ring" – the third season follows one business per episode.

5. Tips & tricks by famous entrepreneurs: The Tim Ferriss Show

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Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter, best known for his book The 4-Hour Workweek. 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.

6. Interviews with CEOs: The Diary of a CEO

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Steven sits down with some of the world's most influential people, experts and thinkers and embarks on a curiosity driven journey to discover untold truths, unlearned lessons and important insights that will make his, and the audience’s lives more enjoyable, more successful and more fulfilled.

Discover the untold story of Lewis Capaldi, 4x platinum superstar from Glasgow and his rise to fame at 22.

7. Product management & design secrets by the Intercom team: Inside Intercom

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On Inside Intercom you'll hear the team from Intercom interview makers and do-ers from the worlds of product management, design, startups and marketing.

Have you got a favorite podcast or shameless plug? We’re ready to expand our lists! Let us know via [email protected].