Podcasts are an excellent way to consume business-related information, insights, ideas, warnings, and much more, and there are a ton of them business enthusiasts could tune in to. What’s so great about them is you can get the benefit of others’ experiences in business so that you can (hopefully) avoid the mistakes they made and make your business the best it can be.
We’ve rounded up a handful of business podcasts that you can listen to today; some are taken from South African radio shows, while others are international shows that cover business in general.
If you like listening to people speaking while you exercise, drive to and from work, or on long business trips, you’ll love these.
Note: Some of the South African podcasts on this list are available from a service called Player.fm which is an app you can download to your smartphone, where you can browse podcasts and create playlists. Alternatively, you can just follow the links on this page and play the shows you’re interested in directly from the Player.fm website.
The Money Show
Stay abreast of the day’s money-related developments by tuning in to Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show. The day’s radio show is available as a podcast shortly after it is broadcast live on Radio 702/CapeTalk at 6 PM on weekdays, making it convenient to listen to if you’re not free when it’s live.
The show covers many financial topics of interest to business professionals in South Africa and is always worth a listen thanks to Whitfield’s deep knowledge of the finance sector, made all the better by his excellent delivery.
Stand Up! Business Podcast
In this information-packed podcast, you can join Business Maverick editor Tim Cohen and no-nonsense investment banker Mark Barnes as they delve a little deeper into news that affects South African business.
It comes out in the middle of the week, every week, and offers up 20 minutes or so of interesting breakdowns of what’s going on in the business world, delivered in an entertaining fashion thanks to the fun ways the hosts riff off each other. Definitely one to add to your favourite podcast player.
We Study Billionaires
Rated as THE top business podcast in the world, We Study Billionaires is an American podcast that interviews millionaires and billionaires and breaks down the things they say into insightful lessons that businesspeople of every stripe can benefit from.
With more than 100 million downloads, We Study Billionaires covers a wide range of investment-related subjects and is a fascinating listen for anyone even remotely interested in succeeding in the business world. It’s available on just about every imaginable podcast platform, so hit the link below, choose your favourite one, and get listening.
Find it here.
Market Update with Moneyweb
Looking for breaking South African business news, market analysis by financial experts, and insights into investment opportunities? SAfm’s Market Update with Moneyweb offers short but sweet podcast snippets you can listen to whenever you’re free, in case you’re unable to tune in to the radio show every evening. Hosted by financial journalist, Fifi Peters, these short snippets are sure to give your business brain plenty to think about.
This one isn’t South African, but it’s a pretty entertaining business podcast series that started back in 2014 that any aspiring businessperson can learn from. Calling itself a “documentary series about entrepreneurial life”, the tagline is “A show about what it’s really like to start a business”, and it features plenty of content that covers the entrepreneurial lifestyle.
The first two seasons deal with starting businesses from the perspective of people who didn’t know much about it going in, while the third season focuses on one business per episode (which is probably the best place to start if you’re just looking for something fun but self-contained to listen to).
You’ve heard of TED talks; now, TED Business takes the idea of people talking about ideas and focuses it on business-related topics that are then packaged up as individual podcasts. There are quite a few topics to choose from if you’re in the mood to browse, or you can just subscribe to the series and let Spotify or Apple’s algorithms cue up random episodes for you. No matter what you end up listening to, you’re sure to learn something new and interesting.
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