Podcast popularity is exploding. Thanks to hits like Serial, it’s become a much more mainstream method of consuming content. We at Jixee have been big fans of podcasts for a while, so much so that we just started our own, by reading our blog posts and uploading them to Soundcloud. Therefore, to help our readers discover more podcasts, here’s a list of the top startup podcasts we listen to. (In no particular order)
a16z Podcast – This is the podcast of venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz, where they discuss the current state of technology and trends.
Nick O’Neill – The founder of AllFacebook, discusses content marketing and growth for startups through useful interviews.
StartUp – Alex Blumberg, from This American Life and Planet Money, openly discusses his startup journey, as he build Gimlet Media.
Rocketship.fm – Learn the secrets top companies, executives, and entrepreneurs have learned as they have grown their businesses into powerful companies.
Growth Everywhere – Weekly podcast that interviews top entrepreneurs to unlock the secrets of a growing, successful business.
500 Startups Podcast – The 500 Startups accelerator has a podcast that interviews CEOs and mentors about tech startups and growing their business.
How to Start a Startup – This is an excellent series by Y Combinator’s Sam Altman with guest speakers like Ben Horowitz, Keith Rabois, and Reid Hoffman.
Product Hunt – Ryan Hoover, founder of the extremely popular website Product Hunt, interviews founders, investors, and product folks for this tech podcast.
Foundation – Kevin Rose, formerly of Digg, Milk, and Google Ventures, interviews top entrepreneurs about their journey to the top. Interviews include Ev Williams, Jack Dorsey, Elon Musk, and more.
This Week in Startups – The twice weekly podcast hosted by Jason Calacanis is a must listen. Jason interviews top founders and investors as well has round-table discussions on the latest tech news with journalists (as well as founders).
Mixergy – Andrew Warner is a dynamite interviewer. He asks the questions you want to hear to some of the most recognizable entrepreneurs.
Startups for the Rest of Us – This podcast helps developers, designers, and entrepreneurs “be awesome” at launching software products.
The Reboot Podcast – Jerry Colonna is a VC and executive coach. His advice and the way he approaches leadership and entrepreneur problems is refreshing. Listen to him talk about startups, entrepreneurs, and CEOs.
Stanford Engineering Everywhere -This is a series of lectures by Stanford University that’s focused on helping listeners learn the basics of computer science.
Box Founder Calls – This new podcast is hosted by Box CEO, Aaron Levie. In the first interview, Aaron interviewed Keith Rabois, venture capitalist at Khosla Ventures, and former PayPal/Square executive.
The Changelog – Changelog is a weekly podcast that discusses open-source development tools, and dev-related news.
This Developer’s Life – This is a podcast that dives into daily issues that developers encounter in their daily lives.
Programming Throwdown – PT has general information on a wide-array of topics of programming topics. It ranges from beginner to advanced thinking. It’s not as regular as some of these other podcasts.
Software Engineering Radio – This podcast has 217 episodes to date. It’s advanced material is focused on the professional developer and dives deeply into specific topics.
Do you have a favorite startup podcast we left off the list? Let us know in the comments.