As any entrepreneur knows, every minute is precious. Why dawdle around gossiping about the Kardashians when you could be hustling? However, inevitably, there are moments where you can’t be as productive as you want to be: when you’re working out, waiting in traffic, or when you’re hanging out in places with no Wi-Fi signal.

That’s when podcasts come in.

Podcasts are the perfect way to give you the maximum bang for your buck — they’re free, you can stay busy even while batting down road rage in the streets or jogging around the block, and they can help you warm up in the mornings or wind down at night. 

Here are eight podcasts perfect for the busy entrepreneur:

Being Boss

Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon share stories, give advice, and conduct interviews with guests, all aimed toward the creative entrepreneur. The great thing about this particular podcast is that you can listen to mini episodes along with full episodes, fitting in whatever works with your lifestyle.

Mixergy Startup Stories

Andrew Warner talks with all your favorite business owners and glean advice from big names who have been where you stand. They also have additional audio and video interviews, cheatsheets, and courses available if you would like to go premium. The best thing about this podcast? You’ll never run out of things to listen to. With over 1,000 interviews, you’ll be learning for many hours to come.

After the Jump 

Grace Bonney interviews designers, store owners, and creatives weekly on “After the Jump,” with a special focus on independent artists.

Off the Charts Business Podcast 

Each week, Natalie Lussier doles out advice in response to questions she receives the previous week. She also features occasional guests on her show and walks through their journeys, finding actionable ways you can apply their successful strategies to your own businesses. As a prolific editor and writer for many different publications, she contributes unique perspectives on the industry both as a boss and as a worker.

The Tim Ferris Show 

If you know The 4 Hour Workweek, you definitely know Tim Ferris. In The Tim Ferris Show, he takes you into the worlds of the richest people in the world. He stays light throughout the podcast, but you do get serious content and valuable insight into your business.

Behind the Brilliance 

Lisa Nicole Bell’s weekly podcast features conversations with successful, creative guests about their journeys. She keeps it light with jokes and tidbits from her own life, and you’ll walk away entertained and inspired in your own ventures.

The Lively Show 

Jesy Lively hosts her weekly self-titled show, talking with guests about their lives and tips for better lives with a special emphasis on living a life of intention. The great thing about this podcast is that there is a lot of different categories you can explore. She also values that difficult work-life balance and you can find that reflected in her choice of categories.

Kate’s Take (Entrepreneur On Fire) 

Kate Erickson comes at you twice a week with expert information and broad advice for entrepreneurs. Partnered with her drive to learn as much as she can about business, you’ll find in her podcasts a mine of tips for difficulties that arise with having your own business.

About The Author

Stephenie is a budding coder and compulsive writer. She writes a variety of articles on code, writing, books, learning, and even grief. You can find her and her works at stepheniekang.com.