Looking for new innovation podcasts to try? Here are 13 great picks.

Nowadays, in order to keep track on what’s going on in the world, people go for what’s more convenient and cheap as well as for everything that can be a timesaver. That’s exactly why podcasts are a great way to easily learn new skills and keep yourself updated with all the news. Most people listen on their way to work, which is a great way of not wasting any time and instead, learn something new.

We’ve handpicked a selection of podcasts we find thought-provoking and focused on innovation to keep you stimulated during your downtime.

1. A16Z

A16Z provides entrepreneurs with access to expertise and insights in innovation, executive and technical talent, market intelligence, policy and regulatory affairs, business development, marketing and brand-building.

Network Effects
Beyond Lean Startups
Banking on the Blockchain
Ben & Marc Explain Practically Everything part 1  & part 2

2. Business Model Sandbox

Business Model Sandbox offers a series of conversations between Chief Catalyst ‘Saul Kaplan’ and leading business model thinkers and doers. 

3. Concerning AI

The founders of Concerning AI have a critical conversation around the concerns intelligent machines (AI) bring along and how valid those concerns are and what actions might be necessary.

That Would Just Be Absurd  by Ted Sarvata
Give Them The Moon  by Ted Sarvata

4. STanford Ecorner

In the Stanford eCorner entrepreneurial thought leaders & innovation lab pioneers bring useful and engaging content from members of Stanford’s Engineering faculty and leading entrepreneurs and innovators around the world.

Elon’s Musk Vision for the Future  by Elon Musk
Celebrating Failure Fuels Moonshots by Astro Teller
More Innovation through Education by Richard Miller
The Future of VC is Here by Chi-Hua Chien

5. Mixergy

On Mixergy each episode gives new insights through interviews and courses from a variety of experienced mentors.

6. HBR Ideacast

On HBR Ideacast you can find podcasts from Harvard Business Review.

Innovation Needs A System by David Duncan
Why We Pretend To Be Workaholics by Erin Reid

7. The Long Now

The Long Now provides counterpoints to today’s accelerating culture and hopes to make long-term thinking more common and spanning a period of 10,000 years.

Enhancing Humans, Advancing Humanity by Ramez Naam
The Next 30 Digital Years by Kevin Kelly
Algorithms to Live By by Brian Christian

8. OUtside In

Outside In focuses on the strategies, philosophies and business models of customer-centered brands.
Fintech’s Customer Advantage by Charles Trevail

9. 10x talk

10x Talk provides you with provocative interviews on developing and expanding multipliers to grow your business in the 21st-century global economy.

10. How I built this

How I Built This gathers podcasts about innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind some of the world’s best-known companies and brands they built.

11. IndieHAcker

IndieHacker allows you to learn from the developers behind profitable online businesses. Validate your idea, find customers, and become financially independent.

12. Worklife hub

On Worklife Hub entrepreneurs share their insights on the organization of work and specifically on the quality of work and work-life integration.

13. Futuresquared

Futuresquared provides you with podcasts all about corporate innovation, entrepreneurship and self-improvement. Hear world-class thought leaders share insights, case studies and the latest trends and news.


I’m Nick De Mey, founder of Board of Innovation and foresight analyst at Venturesight – foresight-backed venture design. Let’s talk!

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