Whether you need a filler whilst waiting for the latest episode of Serial, or you’re simply looking to expand your podcast horizons, we bring you some of our favourites.
1) Music Business Worldwide podcast
Run by Tim Ingham, ex Music Week editor and founder of our favourite new music industry news site Music Business Worldwide, this podcast addresses key issues with some of the finest professionals in the business. This podcast might be in its infancy, but we expect great things to come…
Example episode: Are music publishers getting a raw deal in the streaming age?
– MBW talks to Downtown Music Publishing founder Justin Kalifowitz about the issues publishers face in today’s streaming era.
2) Dorm Room Tycoon
Hosted by British designer & journalist William Channer, Dorm Room Tycoon features interviews with the world’s most influential thought leaders in business, design and technology. Past guests include David Tarp, founder of Tumblr, and David Abbott, founder of AMV. This is the perfect destination to delve into the minds of today’s business leaders.
Example episode: Managing a Growing Start-Up – DRT speaks to SoundCloud founder Alexander Ljung.
3) The Wired UK podcast
This podcast is brought to us by Wired, known for its in-depth coverage of current and future trends in technology, and how they are shaping our day-to-day world. Expect interesting and witty conversations about recent developments in tech, from the weird and wonderful to the futuristic.
Example episode: Apple’s hump, sexist science – The team discuss Apple’s new hump-shaped iPhone accessory and pick their most influential or important people of the year.
4) The SynchStories podcast
Naturally, we couldn’t create a list of podcasts without mentioning our own. At Synchtank we launched the SynchStories podcast this year, dedicated to interviewing the top innovators and professionals in the world of sync licensing. From music supervisors to artists and ad agency music producers, you’ll find a great range of discussions.
Example episode: A guide to indie sync with VICE’s Lindsay-Bea Davis – We chat to VICE Canada music supervisor Lindsay-Bea Davis about the fundamentals of sync for indie artists, labels and publishers.
5) Accidental Creative’s podcast
Accidental Creative is a consultancy that helps creative teams and creative professionals generate ideas. Whether you’re stuck in a design rut or in need of inspiration, this podcast gives practical tips to help you stay ahead in your life and work. Past guests include Seth Godin, David Allen, and Steven Pressfield.
Example episode: Three Tactics For Unleashing Your Best Work – Host Todd Henry takes us through a few tips and tricks that have drastically changed his productivity.
6. The CMU podcast
Brought to us by the team at Complete Music Update (CMU), this podcast runs through the biggest stories in music each Friday. Hosted by Andy Malt and Chris Cooke, you’ll find discussions about the latest industry news, the best tracks and the silliest moments from the last seven days.
Example episode: Spotify, European copyright review, Agent Of Change, Wu Tang Clan- Andy and Chris discuss Spotify and windowing, the European Commission’s Digital Single Market review, the agent of change principle, and Wu Tang Clan’s one-copy album buyer.
7) The a16z podcast
$4 billion venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz hosts this compelling podcast covering trends, news, and the future of a world being shaped by technology. Multiple episodes are released each week, featuring industry experts, business leaders, and other interesting thinkers and voices from around the world.
Example episode: The Data Science of Food and Taste – in this episode, Gobble’s Ooshma Garg suggests that every modern food company is really a tech company (or should be).
8) The Music Business Radio
This podcast is a talk radio show for musicians, songwriters, and others in the music business. The show is hosted by music marketing expert, consultant, and author, David Hooper, and features interviews with various industry professionals including Grammy Award winning producers, artists, musicians, and songwriters…as well as record executives, promoters, and artist managers.
Example episode: Episode #192 – Michael Dorf – MBR speaks to Michael Dorf, founder of City Winery and The Knitting Factory, and respected producer and promoter of indie music.
9) The Entrepreneurs podcast from Monocle
As the name suggests, this podcast sees Monocle interviewing inspiring entrepreneurs from all realms of business, whether they are starting from scratch, reinvigorating the family firm or developing new technology
Example episode: Episode 214 – Harper Reed shares his journey from CTO of Barack Obama’s re-election campaign to selling his company Modest to PayPal. James Watt, co-founder of Scotland’s largest independent brewery BrewDog talks about his book ‘Business for Punks’.
10) Stuff You Should Know
Last but not least, this podcast doesn’t exactly adhere to a specific theme but, as the title suggests, is full of stuff we should know. From finance and the economy to food and sleep, you never know what topic will be addressed next.
Example episode: How Reverse Psychology Works – This episode examines our bizarre reaction to reverse psychology.