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12 Podcasts Every Entrepreneur Should Listen to Right Now

The art of storytelling is alive and well, and the podcast industry is growing like wildfire. We’ve selected our top listens for entrepreneurs, ranging from inspiring industry insights to stories of spectacular startup failures...

Staff Writer

The hottest medium right now is undoubtedly podcasts. Hours and hours all burning a hole in your fave podcast apps itching to be heard. There’s gabfests for every conceivable niche and mainstream subject matter there is. So to hone it down for entrepreneurs looking for some inspo right now, we’ve curated a list of 12 of the most riveting and inspiring podcasts. From candid conversations with entrepreneurs from across the world to in-depth analyses of some of the most successful CEOs and businesses in history.


Al Empire 

Yet another show on the Kerning Cultures Network, this one features some of the Arab world’s most inspiring icons and their rise to success; from Mashrou’ Leila frontman Hamed Sinno, Lebanese director Nadine Labaki, Mumzworld founder Mona Ataya and The Modist founder Ghizlan Guenez.


Vogue Codes

Brought to you by the one and only Vogue, this show offers a behind the scenes look into some of the fashion world’s biggest and brightest entrepreneurs and founders on what it takes to succeed in the industry.



Detailing the rise and fall of WeWork, from being a multi-billion dollar co-working enterprise to having to lay off 20% of its global workforce and shut down locations in 2019.


NPR’s How I Built This

NPR chat with the leaders behind some of the most notable companies such as Ben & Jerry’s, Wikipedia, Steve Madden, Bumble and Zappos.

Masters of Scale 

Hosted by LinkedIn’s co-founder Reid Hoffman, the show sits with some of the CEOs behind reigning mammoths such as Netflix, Nike, Spotify, Facebook and Uber to talk all things entrepreneurship and how they’ve some of the world’s biggest conglomerates. 



What does it take to do what you love and love what you do? Award-winning author Emma Gannon sparks the conversation on the work cultures of various industry leaders.


Creating Opportunities 

Finances are daunting. Point blank. But the folks over at Emirates NBD bank have created the ‘Creating Opportunities’ show to help all navigate the world of money, from how to manage your finances to how to maneuver loans.


The Pitch by Gimlet

The frothy tension of Shark Tank - but with added insight - this show goes behind the curtains to detail that nerve-wracking moment when aspiring entrepreneurs put it all on the line and the high stakes world of venture capitals.


Tales of the Trade

Featuring some of the pioneers leading Dubai’s entrepreneurial landscape, and the communities they’ve helped build through their efforts.


After Hours by Harvard Business Review

If you’ve ever wondered what sort of chatter the professors of Harvard Business School have, well there you go. The show’s hosted by different academics deliberating current world events and the intersection of culture and business. 



Two lawyers sit down with a variety of industry leaders and experts to discuss how law affects their ventures.


Reframe with Mona and Farrukh

The inspiring stories of several regional entrepreneurs and how they’ve affected their societies for the better, and the advice they have for aspiring entrepreneurs to affect change in their surroundings.






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