Isn’t it always great to get some inspiration and fresh perspectives?

Straight from Weavr’s “little blue book” – we’ve curated a mix of entertaining and educational podcasts to ease your journey home and help drown out the noise of the commute.

Why have podcast become so popular? Whether an enhanced way of learning for people on the go, or a form of escapism on the lunchtime work away from the desk – since the term ‘podcasting’ was coined by The Guardian back in 2004, it has certainly exploded in popularity.

Take a look at our list of podcast recommendations for startups, founders and those in the fintech community. Think you’ll agree, there’s a good mix, and not all that were suggested at Weavr HQ made the list 🫣

The Marketing Meetup

Together, they’re educating and connecting 34,754 marketers across the world. Most importantly, they’re doing it with kindness.

Friendly marketing advice for start-ups, founders, marketers – personal branding, why it’s important, creating a community on Tik Tok, managing uncertainty.

The Power 50 Podcast

Embedded finance has proved to be one of the major buzzwords of 2022. With the value of the market expected to exceed $7 trillion in the next 10 years, it’s easy to see why.

In this podcast, they explore the year embedded finance has had, and uncover the hype around the topic, while looking ahead to the future.

Startups Magazine: The Cereal Entrepreneur

“Grab a bowl & dig into this!” – one to listen to over breakfast?

Anton Brisinger, editor of Startups Magazine interviews the most innovative startups of the moment. He’ll stir in some startup lessons and failure fables as well as a sprinkling of inspirational advice. Podcast Selection

Listened to regularly by many Weavr’s is the a16z podcast.

The a16z Podcast is the go-to place for discussions about innovation as technology changes the way we all work, live, and play. The show aims to help make sense of it all: for builders, for the tech curious, for anyone seeking to understand the future.

Deciphered: The Fintech Podcast

Brought to you by Bain & Co., each episode of Deciphered brings insight and analysis on specific industry topics, dissected with data with help from fantastic guests.

Deciphered: The Fintech Podcast episode 3 – Embedded Finance: What Does it Take to Prosper in the New Value Chain?

The McKinsey Podcast: Insights from Experts on Business & Management

The McKinsey Podcast, a business and management podcast featuring conversations with leading experts. The series features topics ranging from leadership and change management to digital, analytics and deep-dives into specific regions and industries.

There’s even a recent one about burnout: what helps and what doesn’t from the McKinsey Health Institute. And digital transformation on the CEO agenda.

Speaking of mental health at work the next one is a great recommendation too.

Happy Place Podcast

Fearne talks personal, spiritual and the big picture with her amazing guests as she reveals what happiness means to them. “We’ve engaged in chat with some of the funniest, wisest and forward-thinking minds out there, bringing you wit and wisdom, since 2018. We plan to keep the conversation going. Happy listening.”

Access the Happy Place podcast featuring Steven Bartlett here.

Fail fast. That’s the advice entrepreneur Steven Bartlett has for those who ultimately want to be successful, because the biggest risk isn’t failing, it’s procrastinating. In the chat with Fearne, Steven talks about how he’s seen first hand the damage being paralysed by decision making can do both in business and on a personal level.

Which links nicely onto…

The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett

“A few years ago I was a broke, university dropout, living in one of the worst parts of the country, alone, with nothing but a laptop & a dream. Fast forward a few years, I’m the 29 year old ex CEO of one of the UK’s fastest growing companies. That company is called Social Chain. My world is intense, sometimes crazy, always challenging and always unpredictable.

This podcast is simple, every week I’m going to share insights with you from guests with different backgrounds, experiences and learnings. I want to give you a look into what it’s like behind the scenes, being an entrepreneur, the deep, dark thoughts that nobody else will share with you and anything else that’s playing on my mind. This is not scripted and I don’t have questions I just see where the conversation takes me. This is the diary of a CEO, I’m Steven Bartlett. I hope nobody is listening, but if you are… keep this to yourself.”

The dragon himself! Something for everyone – inspirational guests, hot topics.

What about hosting your own podcast?

“One of the reasons podcasts are so successful—and make great branded content—is that people can listen to them anywhere. They don’t need to commit screentime; they can listen while drinking coffee, exercising, taking a shower or driving.” Andrew Ellenberg, Forbes – How To Use Podcasts To Elevate Your Brand And Connect With Audiences.

Startups have an interesting article which covers the keys steps on how you could start your very own podcast – from coming up with those initial ideas to how to monetise it.

Would love to know what you think, got any recommendations to share? Maybe you’ve just launched your own podcast? Join the conversation over on LinkedIn or drop us an email: [email protected] 👋


Also, if you came here to learn more about Weavr’s Plug-and-Play embedded finance solutions or finance solutions for businesses in general – check out the latest industry expert panel’s views in Embedded finance: Bringing value into focus paper – a great read once you’ve made your way through hours of podcasts!