1. The Art of the Fail
This brand new podcast is hosted by two Hamiltonian entrepreneurs, Kristian Borghesan co-founder of BRUHA and Chris Buttenham, co-founder of Obie.ai. In this weekly podcast the guys openly share struggles, unmask the stigma around failing, and aim to help other entrepreneurs do the same. Bringing in new guests each week to tell their stories of trial and triumph as they navigate the path of start-up success. Take a listen online and follow along as the guys chat with start-ups and entrepreneurs about their mess ups, hardships and failures, in hopes of uncovering valuable lessons. Listen to the first three episodes here.
President and Co-founder of 3terra, Richard Obuhowich likes to unwind on the drive home by listening to the Nerdist. With over 900 episodes there is something for everyone. Richard’s favorite? Episode 495 with Will Arnett, saying “I’m a big Arrested Development fan and he was great as Lego Batman. Also, his Netflix Live special was…. interesting”. Episode 267 with Tom Hanks and 403 with Katee Sackhoff are also at the top of Richard’s list. Hosted by Chris Hardwick with support from Jonah Ray and Matt Mira, the guys talk to some of the biggest names in Hollywood during this hour long weekly podcast. Find your favorite here.
3. Tell Me Something I Don’t Know
Hosted by Freakonomics Radio host and Freakonomics co-author Stephen J. Dubner, this exciting podcast blends a game show and live journalism into one awesome way to spend an hour. During each episode, guests present their “I Don’t Know” statement, aka something interesting and worth knowing to a panel of esteemed co-hosts and live audience. TechPlace’s marketing and communications coordinator Andie Weese is obsessed, saying “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know is the funniest way to learn things you never thought you wanted to know. All of the guests are wicked smart and the live fact checker is ready to debunk any faulty facts”. Her must listen? Episode 31, ‘School Start Times, Brand Names, and Too Much Ground Beef’. Listen here
4. How I Built This with Guy Raz
In this podcast, host Guy Raz sits down with some of the world’s most up and coming entrepreneurs to discuss their path to success. Episode 53 is one of our favorites. During this episode you get to hear from serial entrepreneur and shark on ABC’s Shark Tank Mark Cuban, as he discusses his path to successes from early investments in the dot com boom to being the current owner of the Dallas Mavericks. Another favourite is Episode 5 with Suroosh Alvi, co-founder of VICE. In this episode, Alvi tells the story of how the Voice of Montreal became the digital media powerhouse that he has “refused to let it die” since founding in 1996. Take a listen online here.
5. Under the Influence with Terry O’Reilly
This podcast offers what Karen Grant, Executive Director of Angel One describes as “compelling listening” with new episodes weekly (8th season starts January 2018). Host Terry O’Reilly unpacks a news worthy campaign, topic or challenge facing the changing world of marketing. Binge on the past seven seasons online here.
Honourable Mention: Startup Canada Podcast
A classic in the Canadian start-up scene, Start Up Canada Podcast is a favorite of TechPlace. From start-up success stories, to business 101 and challenges facing today’s entrepreneurs host Rivers Corbett and his collection of esteemed subject matter experts and entrepreneurs hit all the right spots in this weekly podcast. This podcast is packed full of insights on the future of business – everything from social innovation to the future of work, investing, and why companies need to think bigger to take their businesses global. Listen online here.