Entrepreneurship in the Earbuds

The VentureSchool team is a big fan of podcasts. They're great for listening to on the road, during a walk, or while relaxing on the couch on a rainy day. Recently, there have been a number of great entrepreneurship-related podcasts to hit our earbuds, so we wanted to share them with you. Happy listening!

*Warning: some episodes may contain mature content

Startup is a podcast about “what it’s really like to get a business off the ground.” Produced by Gimlet Media, the first season follows Gimlet’s founder, Alex Blumberg, as he works to build the company from the ground-up. Season one offers a unique, detailed, real-time perspective into the mind of an entrepreneur while he’s in the process of starting a business. Seasons 2-4 focus on entrepreneurs from a variety of other industries — from an online dating app to a personal training business — and highlights the challenges these entrepreneurs have faced and how they overcame them.

The Venture
From Virgin Atlantic, Gimlet Creative, and Figulio&Partners, The Venture introduces you to the innovators, artists and risk takers behind pioneering businesses. These are businesses that changed the face of their industries, but not in the ways you might think. You might not recognize these entrepreneurs by name, but once you hear their stories, you won’t be able to imagine the world without them.

How I Built This
How I Built This is a podcast by NPR about innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built. Each episode is a narrative journey marked by triumphs, failures, serendipity and insight — told by the founders of some of the world's best known companies and brands.

The Pitch
The Pitch is a show where real entrepreneurs pitch to real investors— for real money. In each episode, you’re taken behind closed doors to the critical moment when aspiring entrepreneurs put it all on the line.

Masters of Scale
Masters of Scale is an original podcast hosted by LinkedIn Co-Founder and Greylock Partner Reid Hoffman showing how companies grow from zero to a gazillion. The series unfolds like a music-infused detective story as Hoffman tests his theories with famous founders.

Stanford Innovation Lab
This series, brought to you by Stanford eCorner and the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP), is designed to give you a taste of the topics that STVP explores in their classes on innovation and entrepreneurship. The host, Dr. Tina Seelig, Professor of the Practice in Stanford's Department of Management Science and Engineering (MS&E) is well known for her work teaching creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders
Another one from Stanford, The DFJ Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar (ETL) is a weekly seminar series on entrepreneurship, co-sponsored by BASES (a student entrepreneurship group), Stanford Technology Ventures Program, and the Department of Management Science and Engineering.