9 Podcasts for Bloggers

Podcasting has recently become a wildly popular new form of media (Is it new when it’s actually just a radio show? Let’s call it throwback media). As a blogger, I crave content to make me better; to improve my writing, social media, strategy, and overall make my blog more awesome. Podcasts allow you to make the most of your commute, learn something while doing dishes, or be entertained while walking the dog. It makes me feel like I’m not wasting my time because I’m always learning.

Here are some of the best podcasts I’ve found for bloggers and creative entrepreneurs.

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1. Smart Passive Income

Pat Flynn is the outstanding voice behind this massively popular podcast. Much of what he talks about does apply to blogging but a lot of it is fantastic insight in to being an entrepreneur. While one element of his business is blogging, it is not his main or only focus. The best part about Pat? If something works for him, he shares it, whether it will make him money or not. That said, he made over $150,000 last month!

Awesome Episode: How to Get More Traffic to Your Blog (with Corrbett Barr) or The Life of a Brand New Visitor

2. Ask Pat

Ask Pat is also put out by Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income. The title of the podcast episode is the question he is going to answer so it’s easy to see if the podcast interests or applies to you before you download. All of the questions Pat answers are questions submitted by a reader on his site. He actually has them record their question right on his site! The questions are always super thoughtful and Pat answers them in about ten minutes.

Awesome Episode: Episode 271 – I’ve Identified My Target Audience. Now How Do I Find Them?

3. The Lively Show

Jess Lively is the host of this podcast designed to “uplift, inspire, and add a little extra intention to every day”. Jess interviews bloggers, creatives, small business owners, and generally awesome people. The show is well produced and though it feels quite conversational, it’s also very guided with quality questions from Jess.

Awesome Episode: Wardrobe Remixing and Closing a Business with Kendi Skeen (of Kendi Everyday)

4. Being Boss

Being Boss is a podcast for creative entrepreneurs, hosted by Emily Thompson (of Indie Shopography) and Kathleen Shannon (of Braid Creative). These are two incredibly successful women, talking through some of the issues that small businesses and creative entrepreneurs face.

Awesome Episode: Personal Branding

5. Social Media Marketing

The Social Media Marketing podcast is produced by the Social Media Examiner. The podcast is designed to help listeners learn what works with social media marketing. Some episodes are very statistics based and are usually straight down to business. Episodes are less conversational but full of important data and advice.

Awesome Episode: Visual Content: How to Create Shareable Images People Love 

6. Oh So Pinteresting Podcast

Interested in making the most of Pinterest? This podcast by Cynthia Sanchez addresses Pinterest strategy, how to get traffic from Pinterest, pinning etiquette, and ways to use Pinterest to compliment your blog or business.

Awesome Episode: How a Blogger Gets Traffic From Pinterest

7. Raise Your Hand and Say Yes

If you need a pep talk or want to feel more positive about your creative endeavors, than this is the podcast for you.

It is hosted by Tiffany Haan, a business and branding coach for the highly creative. Most of the episodes are interviews with creative women – artists, bloggers, photographers, ctc. Some of the episodes are just Tiffany and I have to say, I love those. I listened an episode this week (see awesome episode link below) and it was the exact pep talk I needed to launch this new blog.

Awesome Episode: 10 Success Secrets for the Highly Creative

8. How They Blog

If you want to hear bloggers sharing their advice and strategy, this is for you. How they Blog has host Kat Lee interviewing bloggers. One thing to note, there are several episodes where there are clear religious undertones. Several of the bloggers interviewed are religious bloggers. I found that whether or not their content was something I could relate to or would enjoy, I still found a lot of their advice helpful.

Additionally, the most recent episode was released in October, leading me to believe that perhaps Kat isn’t putting out new content anymore. Still, there are 36 fabulous episodes to listen to.

Awesome Episode: Knowing Your Audience, Blogging Bravely and Changing Things Up – An Interview with Tsh Oxenreider

9. The Fizzle Show

The Fizzle Show is a podcast for creative entrepreneurs, hosted by three guys who offer experience, hilarity, and insight into growing your business. Admittedly this is the podcast I found most recently, when one of the hosts (Corbett Barr) was interviewed by Pat Flynn on Smart Passive Income. This podcast offers serious advice although it is not necessarily right for a person who wants their hosts to stay on task. The guys have a tendency to wander off subject occasionally. I’ll definitely keep listening though, as they’ve got a 5 star rating on iTunes and tons of raving reviews.

Awesome Episode: This Years Top 40 Blog Tips Part 1 and Part 2

Do you have a favorite podcast to share? I’d love to hear about it!

  • Kate

    Yes thank you! I was going to ask what you’re favorite podcasts are! I just started Smart Passive Income last night.

    • Blog Brighter

      Smart Passive Income is probably the best produced podcast on this list, in terms of sound quality and production value. Pat really knows his stuff and it’s super well done. I am such a podcast junkie so I’m constantly seeking out new ways to learn while doing mundane tasks. I hope you find some new podcasts to enjoy!

  • http://tiffanyhan.com/podcast tiffany han

    Ah! What a treat! Thank you so much for including me in this rad list!! xox

    • Blog Brighter

      Thank YOU Tiffany. I absolutely adore your podcast and will continue to be an avid listener. I’m serious when I say that the podcast episode about the 10 success secrets for the highly creative really gave me the courage to launch this new site. It was exactly what I needed to hear.

  • http://northernambitions.com Ursula

    I listen to a lot of podcasts when I run and walk to dog. I enjoy them more than music at the moment, but I have yet to check out any blogging podcasts. Mostly because it’s so hard to navigate through them all so thank you for this list. I can’t wait to check out the social media one (definitely my pitfall)

    • Blog Brighter

      If you search “blogging” in the Podcast app, very few quality podcasts come up. It’s actually surprisingly difficult to find the podcasts that might not have blogging in the title, but completely apply to blogging. I hope you enjoy some of these!

  • http://joannerambling.wordpress.com Jo-Anne

    Very interesting I do like listening to podcasts

    • Blog Brighter

      I love podcasts! They make doing mundane tasks (like dishes or walking the dog) so much more entertaining. I always feel like I’m learning.

  • http://youhadmeeathello.com Melissa E Earle

    I love that you wrote this post!
    I am always wondering where I can listen to more things on topics that I really enjoy listening too, and I am in my car so much, that when I am there I really want to focus and use my brain power. How did you know!? Thank you for this list, I will be referring to it, alot!
    Melissa E Earle aka Mee

    • Blog Brighter

      No problem! I hope you find a couple new podcasts to make driving more fun. I like that I feel like I learn new things during my commute. It makes me feel like I’m not wasting time.

  • http://startafashiontruck.com/can-i-park-here-podcast/ Nache

    Great list! I currently listen to both of Pat’s, The Lively Show, Oh so Pinteresting, and Fizzle. My top is definitely Pat Flynn and Jess Lively. Pat also has a step by step tutorial on how to create a podcast which I just used to launch a business podcast for boutiques and fashion trucks called Can I Park Here?: http://startafashiontruck.com/can-i-park-here-podcast. So I am forever in his debt.

    I can’t wait to check out the others.

    • Blog Brighter

      If you like those, definitely check out Raise Your Hand and Say Yes by Tiffany Han. I absolutely love her pep talks and so much of what she talks about applies to blogging and business. I feel like I can take on the world after I listen to an episode!

  • http://sarahlillianblogs.blogspot.com/ Sarah Lillian

    So excited to check these out! You shared The Lively Show previously and I’m totally hooked now. Thanks for sharing these new ones!!!

    • Blog Brighter

      No problem! I’m always on the lookout for new podcasts too so if you find any other good ones, tweet at me :-)

  • http://LionessDae.com Chardae

    Great list! Thanks a bunch!

  • http://bethannesbest.com Beth Anne

    Thanks for this list! I’ve been looking for more blogging podcasts as a lot of the ones I’ve found turn into these big sales pitches.

  • http://www.theseekersspace.com Jessie Broad

    Love this list! I have just added a few to my list and will get into them tomorrow – thank you! I have been listening to the new podcast by Jen Carrington of JennyPurr (and A Little Opulent) called Make It Happen. She has interviewed two of my favorite bloggers so far, and it’s been really insightful!

  • Sinea

    Wow, this is such a great list. I have read material from several of these ultra-successful bloggers but podcasts are all the better! Thanks ♥

  • cat @ tots

    Great list. I have not heard of The Fizzle Show or Raise Your Hands And Say Yes before. I will have to check them out. If you are looking for more podcasts in the blogging niche I also recommend Coffee Break Blogging, I Teach Blogging and Sandbox To Success (full disclosure Sandbox To Success is my podcast)

  • http://www.rachelnordgren.com Rachel Nordgren

    I’ve always found Smart Passive Income a bit difficult to relate to, but I guess I need to give it another shot! Thanks for this great list!

  • http://www.jeanetteseflin.com/blog Jeanette

    Wow! Thank you so much! Now i have several hours of listning to do :)

  • Jessica Bevil

    I have never thought of listening to Podcasts about blogging. This is Genius!

  • Carissa

    I just started listening to Pinch of Yum’s podcast: Food Blogger Pro. I’m not a food blogger but I have learned a lot from only listening to a few of them. Bjork does a great job of varying the topics.

    • The Everyday Hostess

      Totally agree! Food Blogger Pro is awesome!

  • Nicole

    Thanks for this great list! I also really like Food Blogger Pro and ProBlogger podcast.

  • Courtney Lynn

    ProBlogger is another great one that I’ve found helpful. I love that you include some here that are intended for motivation and not just strategy.

  • http://mywordvsyours.com My Word Against Yours

    this was a great list! thanks so much for sharing

  • The Everyday Hostess

    This is a great list and so helpful! I love Smart Passive Income, The Lively Show, and How they Blog! I will have to check out your other recommendations as well! Thanks so much!


  • http://www.threeyearsdown.com/ Brittany

    I still hadn’t found some of these! Thanks so much!

  • Beth

    Darren Rowse’s ProBlogger podcast and Amy Porterfield’s Online Marketing Made Easy podcast are must-listens for bloggers! (In my opinion, anyway.) I get so much great information from these two!

    • Jennifer

      Agreed! Those are the exact two I was going to add!

  • Receptor

    Thank you for the list. I’ve not listened to any pod casts before but I will certainly be giving some of these a try.

  • http://creatingbelinda.com/ Creating Belinda

    I just discovered the Lively Show and I really love it. Other podcasts I love are the Lewis Howes – School of Greatness and the Daily Boost.

    Belinda @ creatingbelinda.com

  • Sarah Spencer

    Love this post! Needed some additions to my podcast subscriptions :) Thanks!