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Learning from the Best: 8 Must-Listen Free Business and Marketing Podcasts

Starting your own business and venturing out on your own can be a little terrifying. So taking suggestions, looking for advice, and reading just about every blog post about entrepreneurship is completely natural.

But what about those precious hours that you’re spending driving to run errands or commuting to your current job? Instead of listening to your old Destiny’s Child CD, why not listen to some business podcasts? Plenty of entrepreneurs have created wildly successful companies and they share their experience for free in their podcasts.

So if you’re craving some insightful, useful listening material, check out some of these podcasts!

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Hosts: Srinivas Rao and David Crandall

iTunes URL: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/blogcastfm-online-business/id352721366

Blog URL: http://blogcastfm.com/

Why you should listen: Srinivas Rao embraced podcasting in a big way long before many other online entrepreneurs did. So he has a vast archive of killer podcasts with some of the biggest names in online business. He and David Crandall cover topics from online business, to content marketing, and everything in between.

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Host: Rachel Parker

iTunes URL: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/content-marketing-podcast/id592028918

Blog URL: http://www.resonancecontent.com/blog/

Why you should listen: Content marketing might be one of the biggest buzzwords right now, but that doesn’t make it any less relevant. As customers seek more and more information on the internet, they need content that teaches. Rachel just started a series about how content marketing works based on psychological studies.

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Host: John Jantsch

iTunes URL: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/duct-tape-marketing/id78797836?mt=2

Blog URL: http://www.ducttapemarketing.com/blog/

Why you should listen: Duct Tape Marketing has a specific focus on small business marketing. So if you’re looking for insightful thoughts that actually apply to your business and marketing efforts, this is the podcast for you! No vague info like “Be like Coke!” or “Do a Google+ hangout!” here.

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Host: John Lee Dumas

iTunes URL: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/entrepreneur-on-fire-seth/id564001633

Blog URL: http://www.entrepreneuronfire.com/

Why you should listen: First of all, the sheer number of podcasts that John Lee Dumas has produced is pretty incredible. He interviews a smart, successful entrepreneur five times a week. He already has over 200 podcasts to listen to and is constantly scoping out more entrepreneurs for more nuggets of information for his audience.

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Host: Brian Clark

iTunes URL: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/entreproducer/id607747618

Blog URL: http://entreproducer.com/

Why you should listen: Host Brian Clark is the CEO of Copyblogger Media. He knows all about building a successful online business and he and his team give out great daily content to inspire their readers. Entreproducer is geared more towards entrepreneurs who want to sell digital content, but there are great tips for new business owners of all kinds.

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Host: Marcus Sheridan

iTunes URL: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mad-marketing-by-marcus-sheridan/id516274844

Blog URL: http://www.thesaleslion.com/

Why you should listen: Marcus Sheridan is the master of content marketing. He saved his pool company by blogging about all pool-related customer questions. In his podcast he shares tips that range from content creation to how to get speaking gigs. We love his no-bullshit approach to marketing!

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Host: Michael Stelzner

iTunes URL: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/social-media-marketing-podcast/id549899114

Blog URL: http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/

Why you should listen: Promoting yourself on social media is an absolute must for your new business. Social Media Examiner is an online magazine that extensively covers how to use just about every social network out there.  In this podcast founder Michael Stelzner discusses lots of relevant social media topics with top social media experts.

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Host: Derek Halpern

iTunes URL: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/social-triggers-insider-marketing/id498311148

Blog URL: http://socialtriggers.com/

Why you should listen: Derek Halpern stands out in the content marketing/blogging niche by backing up his content with stats and psychology. In Social Triggers Insider he shares tons of useful, actionable content. Best of all, he interviews best-selling authors and college professors – something that a lot of entrepreneurs haven’t done yet.

Have you listened to any of these podcasts? Are there any that you think should be on the list?

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Mandy Kilinskis

Mandy is proud to be a part of QLP’s content team. A self-professed nerd, her interests include video games, sitcoms, superhero movies, iPods and iPhones but never Macs, and shockingly, writing. Her claims to fame are: owning over forty pairs of Chuck Taylor All Stars, offering spot-on coffee advice, and knowing an unbelievable amount of Disney Princess facts. You can connect with Mandy on

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