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10 Innovation Podcasts You Must Listen To In 2020!

Podcasts are constantly becoming an essential source of insights, knowledge, inspiration, and thoughts about innovation. Moreover, the number of people listening to podcasts on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts is steadily increasing. In the United States alone, approximately 100 million people listen to podcasts. And that number is expected to grow to 160 million by 2023.

However, since more and more people and companies consider podcasts an adequate tool to reach a vast audience, the number of podcast shows is exploding. In April 2020, the number of new episodes hit a record of 30 million. 

That’s an incredible number. Therefore, it is —more than ever— essential to find podcasts that provide value. With this blog post, I would like to introduce ten podcasts I consider highly valuable for innovation. Each of the podcasts is handpicked and, in one way or another, linked to future innovations. And as always, I’m super happy to get your feedback. So make sure to leave your comment about the podcasts you’re listening to.

Here Are 10 Innovation Podcasts You Must Listen To In 2020!

Innovation Podcast 1 — The Indie Hackers

One of my most favorite podcasts. Courtland Allen, the podcast host, literally interviewed hundreds of people about their way of turning ideas and visions into a profitable business. With 1-2 hours, the episodes are quite lengthy but provide many insights and learning. You can learn so much about business tactics and strategies and challenges and hurdles on the way to a successful business. Make sure to check it out!

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Innovation Podcast 2 — The HBR IdeaCast

Havard Business Review is definitely one of the most profound and famous sources for the business world’s latest thoughts and innovations. However, we all know that sometimes there’s no time to read brilliant articles. Therefore, the podcast reflects the ideal source for inspiration, innovation, and particular business tactics — you definitely shouldn’t miss it!

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Innovation Podcast 3 — The GaryVee Audio Experience

My all-time favorite podcast. The podcast was the first-ever show I’ve listened to. Gary Vaynerchuk is an entrepreneur, angel investor, public speaker, and so much more. He built several businesses, from the wine business to marketing agencies. On top of that, he puts out a humungous amount of content on each social media platform. His podcast combines speeches, one-on-one consultation, chats with other business icons, and so much more. 

If you want to dig into thoughts and best practices about innovation, motivation, and business life, The GaryVee Audio Experience is your place to start.

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Innovation Podcast 4 — Standford eCorner

The Standford eCorner brings together entrepreneurial thought leaders and innovation lab pioneers. If you want to listen to ideas and thoughts with an academic background, this is your podcast. Unfortunately, the podcast is not available on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. However, you can tune in here.

Innovation Podcast 5 — ID1 Audio Experience

Our very own podcast with tons of input on innovation in business intelligence, KPIs, corporate communication, and employee engagement. Moreover, we focus on design aspects, innovative UI thoughts and adopt the latest technology and innovation to the business world. With one episode (10-30 min) every weekday, we provide the perfect show to listen to while commuting or relaxing in the evening.

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ID1 Audio Experience on Spotify
ID1 Audio Experience on Apple Podcasts

Innovation Podcast 6 — Future Squared

A podcast about corporate innovation, entrepreneurship, and self-improvement: make sure to tune in and follow the ideas of world-class thought leaders. They share surprising insights, case studies, the latest trends, and news. 

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Future Squared on Spotify
Future Squared on Apple Podcasts

Innovation Podcast 7 — The Long Now

This podcast —first and foremost— is different from my point of view. But unlike in a way, I love. The podcast provides counterpoints to today’s accelerating culture and hopes to make long-term thinking more common — spanning 10,000 years.

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The Long Now on Spotify
The Long Now on Apple Podcasts

Innovation Podcast 8 — How I Built This With Guy Raz

From my perspective, one of the most insightful podcasts at the moment. Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world’s best-known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists—and the movements they built.

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How I Built This With Guy Raz on Apple Podcasts

Innovation Podcast 9 — 10X Talk

10X Talk describes itself as “A provocative and persuasive series of interviews and discussions on developing and expanding “Abundance Multipliers” in the 21st-century global economy. However, Dan Sullivan and Joe Polish, the hosts behind the podcast, provide unusual thoughts on innovation and how to grow your business. A must listen in 2020!

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10X Talk on Spotify
10X Talk on Apple Podcasts

Innovation Podcast 10 — Outside In

My insider tip: Outside In with Charles Trevail looks at the strategies and philosophies of the world’s most customer-centric brands. Leaders from business, media, and academia discuss how consumers are changing and share best practices on creating a customer-inspired organization.

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Outside In on Apple Podcasts

Overview — 10 Innovation Podcasts You Must Listen To In 2020

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Benjamin is Information Design's CEO and a proven content-maniac. Besides running a successful business and developing pioneering ideas, he's dedicated to writing blog posts and creating content.

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