Product managers working for tech startups are busy! In addition to competing priorities, rapidly changing environments, and frequently building processes from scratch a successful product person also needs to be committed to lifelong education. Learning the latest trends to improve your craft (and your product) is essential, but time is limited.
Many turn to podcasts to help bridge knowledge gaps because they’re convenient and the information is easy to digest. To help all the Product Managers, Directors and VPs out there we decided to outline the top 10 podcasts product people need to tune into:
How I Built This
How I Built This is a podcast about the great leaders and the stories behind the movements they built. Each episode is a narrative of the journey these innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists took to build some of the world's best-known companies and brands.
Hosted by: Guy Raz
Frequency: Every Monday, Thursday and Saturday
The Project Management Podcast is a weekly program that delivers best practices and new developments happening in project management. It looks at how project management shapes the business world of today and tomorrow.
Hosted by: Cornelius Fichtner
This Week in Startups
This Week in Startups is hosted by American internet entrepreneur and angel investor Jason Calacanis. Featuring a rotating group of expert guests, it gives you an insider look at what’s happening in the tech industry and covers the best, worst, and most outrageous stories from inside tech companies.
Hosted by: Jason Calacanis
Frequency: Almost Daily
Despite shutting down production in 2016, Product Hunt Radio is back. The hosts of this weekly podcast are joined by a variety of guests (founders, investors, and product experts) as they discuss trending topics in product and the latest news in the tech world.
Hosted by: Ryan Hoover and Abadesi Osunsade
Frequency: Every Wednesday
Masters of Scale
Masters of Scale has been labeled as 'the best startup advice from Silicon Valley and beyond.' Their podcast continually hosts a variety of well-known CEOs discussing unconventional theories about scaling companies, and the stories and strategies they used to help grow their businesses into global brands.
Hosted by: Reid Hoffman
Frequency: Every Tuesday and Saturday
Better Product dives deep into how digital products are created and how these products have changed the world. Hosting various digital product leaders, the hosts discuss how to pivote teams, innovate products, and what it takes to build better products.
Hosted by: Christian Beck and Anna Eaglin
Frequency: Every Tuesday
Product Love goes deep into product trends and the evolving state of product management. Eric Boduch interviews some of the best executive product leaders as they share their successes and insights on trends. To quote the podcast, they dive into topics that make you feel the 'product love.'
Hosted by: Eric Boduch
Frequency: Every Wednesday
This Week in Tech
Labeled as 'the last word in tech,' Leo Laporte hosts a roundtable discussing the latest technology headlines and what’s trending in the tech industry. Be thoroughly entertained while learning about the latest tech news, reviews, and how-tos.
Hosted by: Leo Laporte
Frequency: Every Sunday
While the last new episode of Product People did air in 2019, the archives are still worth a listen. This podcast centers around successful products and the product people who make them great.
Hosted by: Justin Jackson
Product 2 Product
Hosted by a roadmapping product team, this company podcast hosts candid conversations with product managers, designers, and marketers about the good and bad of working in product.
Hosted by: The Roadmunk Product Team
Frequency: Every other week on Tuesday
We hope you enjoyed this list. Did the product or tech blog you listen to not make the list? Tweet us and let us know which podcasts you listen to!