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There is no doubting the fact that podcasts have grown increasingly popular over the last decade. Over half of the US population has listened to podcasts and there are currently over 550,000 active podcast shows. This infographic from Podcast Insights provides some great podcasting statistics:

Podcast Insights Stats and Facts

Among all the great and entertaining podcasts, you can find some of the best business podcasts out there for entrepreneurs. The podcasts I’ll be highlighting in this post are currently my Top 3 Best Business Podcasts that you should be listening to if you are a serious entrepreneur. These are the three that I listen to on a regular basis and have recommended to many people. Not only are these podcasts enjoyable to listen to, but all these podcasts provide actionable advice for improving your business and life.

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Smart Passive Income Podcast with Pat Flynn
Smart Passive Income Podcast with Pat Flynn

Anyone interested in starting, growing, or improving their online businesses should listen to the Smart Passive Income Podcast with Pat Flynn. This was the very first podcast I started listening to when I realized my desire to become an entrepreneur and I have been an avid listener since.Pat Flynn has been referred to as the “Crash Test Dummy” of online business, and for good reason. The sole intent of the Smart Passive Income Podcast is to provide listeners with the knowledge needed to start and succeed in the online business world based on his own experiences.

Pat has dabbled in business from almost every angle imaginable. His large portfolio includes blogging, podcasting, book publishing, app creation, and most recently physical products (SwitchPod), to name a few. His podcast features many big name guests like Michael Hyatt, Tim Ferriss, Gary Vaynerchuk and many other highly regarded entrepreneurs in the space.

Shortly after making his podcasting debut, in 2010, Smart Passive Income Podcast quickly jumped to the top of iTunes as the #1 Business Podcast. Since that time, SPI has continued to be one of the best business podcasts our there. His podcast and online courses have helped thousands of entrepreneurs from all over the world succeed in their businesses. If you haven’t already listened to his podcast, you definitely need to give the Smart Passive Income Podcast a try!

Pat Flynn has also written two books worth checking out, and you can find them all in the links below. Please note these Amazon links are affiliate links and if you choose to buy from these links, I do receive a commission. If Pat wrote it, you can believe it is going to be a home-run and I’ll be recommending it.


Whether you are just starting out in your online businesses or you already have an established business, Smart Passive Income can give you actionable advice to help your business. Pat not only brings in big names to his show, but he also brings on young entrepreneurs as well. This includes anyone from the already successful to the up-and-coming entrepreneurs.

ED MYLETT SHOW (30min to 1hr)

Ed Mylett Show
Ed Mylett Show

The Ed Mylett Show has quickly become one of the fastest growing business podcasts in the world and one of my favorite podcasts to listen to. Mentored by the self-made millionaire Tony Robbins, Ed Mylett is known as a Peak Performance Expert, helping professionals from many different industries reach their maximum potential and achieve high levels of success. Ed coaches and mentors business professionals, sports professionals, and is a well-known keynote speaker. His rapid success in the podcasting space puts him as one of the best business podcasts out there right now.

Often recording his podcast and YouTube videos from his beach-front, Ed Mylett’s podcasts are incredibly motivating. Ed features many different kinds of guests from professional athletes like Marshall Faulk (American Football) and Jessica Mendoza (Softball) to successful entrepreneurs like Rob Dyrdek and Jim Kwik. I often listen to the Ed Mylett Show when I’m in the gym or in need of some motivation to take my business endeavors to the next level.

Ed Mylett also has a book of his own, #MAXOUT Your Life, which is his step-by-step guide to Maxout your life and become a peak performer. Much like his podcast, #Maxout Your Life is an amazing book detailing out the steps you need to get into the same mindset as many of the high performance achievers.

If you want to get a little taste of what Ed Mylett is all about, here is one of my favorite videos of his:


A buddy of mine was actually the first to point me towards Ed’s content, and podcast in particular. Everything that Ed has talked about in his podcasts and videos have had such a huge impact on my life. His words are hard-hitting, and really an inspiration for any aspiring entrepreneur or business professional.

MARKETING SCHOOL (5min to 10min)

Marketing School with Neil Patel and Eric Siu
Marketing School with Neil Patel and Eric Siu

If you’re looking for short podcasts with actionable advice to improve your business, Marketing School is one you’ll definitely want to check out. Neil Patel and Eric Siu have done a fantastic job at condensing a very difficult topic, digital marketing, into several minute snippets for their listeners. Every episode, although short, provide a world of knowledge and advice.

Neil Patel, most notable for his work at and QuickSprout, is a giant in the SEO and digital marketing industry. The content he puts out on both sites is nothing short of EPIC, and the value he brings to Marketing School won’t disappoint. Neil has worked with several big giants in the business world like NBC, GM, and HP (to name a few), and has had a large impact in helping these companies increase their revenues.

Co-host, Eric Siu, is the other great face (or voice) behind Marketing School. Eric Siu is the CEO of his company Single Grain, who also aims to help large companies continue to grow their revenues. Single Grain has worked alongside companies like Amazon and Uber and has helped them with their massive growth. Eric is also the host of another podcast, Growth Everywhere which I have yet to check out (Sorry Eric!).

If you’ve followed these guys in the past and wondered what it would be like to have a 5 minute chat with them, Marketing School can be your fix. Marketing School can be a real easy podcast to binge while you are in the office or on your daily commute. Just make sure you have a pen handy, because you are going to want to write this stuff down!


I have been following Neil Patel for a while now, and recently Eric Siu after stumbling upon this podcast. These two have such a great knowledge and understanding of digital marketing, and SEO in general. The tips they give are easily consumed and provide a strong basis for anyone to take action.


If you have already listened to the podcasts mentioned above, here are a few other notable podcasts to take a look at. I haven’t listened to many episodes of the podcasts listed below, mainly because I don’t want to be a victim of information overload. However, I do follow these individuals closely and guarantee that their content is worth checking out.

Already listen to the podcasts mentioned above? Let me know what you think of them in the comments below.

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  1. Gary McBrine

    Hi Nick, I noticed you recommended books written by Pay Flynn. You should know that the book “How to Be Better At (Almost) Everything” was written by a different Pat Flynn. I bought it by mistake. Pretty good book, but not the “Passive Income” Pat Flynn.

    • Nick

      Oh wow! Thanks for the heads up Gary! When I was grabbing the links for his books I noticed that one in there. I kind of got excited about it, but did find it kind of odd that there was no mention of it on his podcast. I have updated the post. Thanks for checking out the post and thanks for looking out. I appreciate it!

  2. Gemma S

    I never really listen to podcasts – My husband is a truck driver so listens to them a lot but I didn’t realise they did business ones, shall take a look. Great post.

    • Nick

      Thanks for taking a look! I didn’t give podcasts much time of day at first, but once I started listening, I have a hard time choosing anything else to listen to. They are highly addictive!

  3. Megan | Ginger Mom and Company

    I love the idea of creating a podcast because you still get your content in front of people, without having to put your face on camera (that’s the part that makes me shy away from YouTube). These look like great ones to check out 🙂

    Where would you suggest going for someone who is super new to listening to podcasts but wants to find some?

    • Nick

      If you’re on iTunes, they have their own “podcasts” category in the iTunes store.. Otherwise on Android, I personally use an app call “podcast addict”. Those are the main 3 that I listen to regularly, but you can’t find podcasts for all types of genres. Surprisingly entertaining!

  4. Ryan K Biddulph

    Pat has a sensational podcast. I love his brand and delivery.

    • Nick

      I agree! I listen to his quite regularly on my 1-hr commute to and from work each day. I don’t know what I’m going to do once I’m all caught up to current lol. I’ll have to venture out into some other podcasts to fill the void.

  5. Eena

    Very interesting post! My favorite kind of podcasts are actually true crime podcasts but I may have to give these a chance, especially since I would love to build a business someday. Thanks for sharing, Nick!

    • Nick

      The true crime podcasts are what really got me started. The first one I ever listened to was Serial and then I actually stumbled on Smart Passive Income by mistake one day. Worked out well because I was just working on starting my own business. Since then I’ve been hooked!

      But Ed Mylett’s podcast is just a great one to listen to if you need any kind of pick me up or motivation in life. He’ll light a fire under you! Lol

  6. Sarah Mark

    I’ve never listened to a podcast but I do think they would be good if I was in the car driving a long distance as the radio can become a bit monotonous. I didn’t realise that there were business podcasts I will need to set up an account and give them a listen.

    • Nick

      I found that many people don’t realize there are podcasts related to business. Podcasts have contributed most to my content consumption this year. And I feel like I’ve learned a lot! It’s really an amazing learning tool.

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