Best marketing podcasts in 2019

The next time you’re stuck in traffic, running on a treadmill, or cleaning out the garage while simultaneously hiding from your mother-in-law, put on one of these marketing podcasts and let the good times roll.

1. The GaryVee Audio Experience

Gary Vaynerchuk just wants to be happy (“don’t you wanna be happy, don’t you wanna be happy…?”). His podcast documents his daily life as he bounces around meetings and pursues his boyhood dream of buying the New York Jets—all while finding time to make his own wine and go garage saleing in Jersey on the weekends.

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2. Akimbo: A Podcast from Seth Godin

If high-octane Vaynerchuk isn’t your cup of tea, mellow out with Mr. Godin’s always-thoughtful musings about culture and marketing. Whether you’ve already read everything that Seth has written or only that one book waaay back in college (something about cows?), there’s no doubt that tuning into Akimbo will make you a more mindful businessperson.

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3. Business Wars

I was embarrassingly late to the Business Wars party, but geez was I missing out. It’s a well-produced show by the folks at Wondry detailing the battles between the world’s biggest brands, from Netflix vs. HBO to Nike vs. Adidas.

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4. The Official SaaStr Podcast

Chock full of impressive guests and more SaaS metrics than you can shake a term sheet at, SaaStr’s official podcast digs deep into the nitty gritty of marketing and sales operations at software companies. Swear to God, there’s no podcast that gets forwarded around leadership teams (including mine) more than this one.

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5. The Ziglar Show

The Ziglar Show is a podcast for motivating you to “move beyond your current reality” with advice from Zig and other successful magnates. It’s a little fluffy for me personally, but hey, I’ve heard others credit it for their rock-solid mental game, so I’m putting it on the list.

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6. The Tim Ferriss Show

Some of you might be outraged that Tim is all the way down at number 6, but cool it, ok? No way would I leave him out. Plus, believe it or not, it’s impossible to make a list of podcasters on your blog without Wordpress automatically inserting his name into your post.

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7. The Marie Forleo Podcast

Marie says on her website she’ll show you how to get anything you want. I don’t know about anything…but I do know that she’s extremely articulate and thoughtful. As the creator of MarieTV, she’s a seasoned host with +500k subscribers who produces some of the best interviews out there. Naturally, her podcast is top-notch.

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8. Marketing Over Coffee

As one reviewer of the Marketing Over Coffee podcast notes, “John and Christopher’s staccato repartee is a weekly salve on my open marketing wounds.” As another notes, “Marketing Over Coffee is one of the most actionable podcasts out there. Every week, they pack a ton of really useful information into the show.” I agree with both quotes.

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9. Marketing School

You’ve seen him all over the internet and now you’ll hear him in your dreams…Neil Patel’s Marketing School podcast with Eric Siu is a show featuring daily marketing lessons that are only 5-10 minutes long. From SEO to content to social, these delicious snack-size tactics are field-tested and Patel approved.

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10. The Growth Show

This isn’t the type of show I would’ve seen coming from HubSpot, but it’s good nonetheless. (I would have expected something more tactical like their blog, but instead they’ve gone with “inspiring stories behind how people grow a business, an idea, or a movement.”) The guests are great, but the pacing is slow and you’ll be thankful for the 2x speed button.

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11. The Tony Robbins Podcast

Tony Robbins’ podcast is pretty much what you’d expect: an injection of caffeine straight to the brachial artery. Love him or hate him, you can’t ignore the profound impact that he’s has had on millions of lives. If nothing else, it’s worth listening to a few episodes so you can have an informed opinion about Tony’s content when someone inevitably brings him up.

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12. Scriptnotes

Here’s a curveball suggestion: Scriptnotes. Produced by two Hollywood screenwriters, Scriptnotes covers anything and everything related to showbiz and entertainment, including how to pitch screenplays, negotiate contracts, and haggle with studios. Even if you’re not in the industry, it’s a great example of how to create a niche podcast for your audience.

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13. Conquer Local

Hosted by my friend and colleague, George Leith, Conquer Local has been praised for its actionable strategies geared toward selling to local businesses. It’s also worth noting that before George was CRO at a tech company, his background was radio and DJing, so you know he’s not going to half-ass his podcast’s production values.

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14. The Art of Charm

I don’t know a lot about this podcast, but I’ve heard great things from sales and marketing friends, so I thought I’d include it. As per the show description: “The Art of Charm is where self-motivated people, just like you, come to learn from coaches about how to master human dynamics, relationships, and becoming your best self.”

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15. HBR IdeaCast

Sitting on all that sweet, sweet endowment money, Harvard has no excuse to cheap out on its podcast—and thank God they don’t. HBR IdeaCast is a formidable show featuring all kinds of topics, from digital marketing to why management needs to reckon with slavery. Just like getting an MBA from Harvard, you may not find yourself developing many tactical skills, but at least it’ll impress people when they ask, “Whatcha listening to?”

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16. Perpetual Traffic

Most things Digital Marketer does are pretty decent, and that’s no exception when it comes to their Perpetual Traffic podcast—a weekly show hosted by Ralph Burns and Molly Pittman featuring some great tactics for lead generation and driving traffic to your business.

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17. The Advanced Selling Podcast

In my career I’ve found that great marketers are also great salespeople—but if sales doesn’t come naturally to you, fear not. The Advanced Selling Podcast for B2B marketers is here to help. There’s no better way to earn respect from your sales team than to speak the same language and share content they’ll find applicable.

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Devon Hennig

Devon Hennig is a published author with a background in lead generation, brand development, and event speaking. He lives in Toronto and works as VP of Demand Generation at Vendasta.

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