Here it is: The complete list of must-listen product management podcasts.
Some of them are really close to the hands-on product and UX topics, discussing agile methodologies or simply ‘how to built great products’. Others zoom a bit out and take a bird’s perspective on market dynamics. Something we often times can’t fit into our daily routines – So let experts like Marc Andreesen or Ben Thompson do it for you.
I personally get a lot of value out of those different perspectives on my regular challenges. I love to listen to domain experts discussing important market mechanics based on the recent moves of the biggest players.
But I also appreciate very concrete opinions and advice on the actual craft of building products in a modern way – Whether it’s from a UX perspective or fellow Product Managers.
The Inside Intercom Podcast is a classic among the product management podcasts. Their attitude towards building user-centered products really shines through in their interview-style show. Among the guests are some of the best product, UX and growth people out there which share hands-on tactics for everyday challenges.
My favorite episode is with Wade Foster, co-founder and CEO at Zapier.
“This is Product Management” interviews minds across the numerous disciplines that fuel modern product management. Take a deep dive into user experience, statistics, innovation, differentiation, design, development, metrics, and more with the latest podcast episodes.
There are scores of inspirational UX Designers out there who are doing outstanding, innovative work and helping to shape the future in their struggle to solve important design problems while fighting for the users. In our highly accelerating world of technology, wearables and the connected life, there’s never been a better time to be a great UX Designer. This podcast is aimed at highlighting those leading the way in their craft by diving deeper into who they are, and what makes them tick/successful, in order to inspire and equip those aspiring to do the same.
Essential listening for entrepreneurs, product managers and anyone working in tech today. We break down the concepts you need to know, from Product Management to Growth, Sales to Funding, we’ll bring you stories that will inspire and insights that will change the way you think about product and business. Rocketship.fm, produced in partnership with Product Collective, inspires hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs, developers, marketers, product people, and designers each month. Join us as we dive into everything from product management to growth, culture to sales and everything in between. Rocketship.fm has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, Inc, Entrepreneur and many more business publications as a top business podcast year after year.
This is a product management podcast featuring PM’s from Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Spotify, Twitter, and other technology startups on breaking into product. Tune in if you’re a manager, designer, engineer or marketer who wants to learn more about product, an entrepreneur, or anyone else looking to break into tech.
Produced by the fine folks over at InVision, the DesignBetter.Co Podcast spans across more than 2 seasons and features an impressive line-up of design leaders. I especially like the recent focus on more strategic design topics instead of discussing ‘just’ the latest prototyping tool. You will especially enjoy listening to Aarron Walter who is one of the hosts.
Product Decoded podcast brings you advice and best practices on how to build and scale great products from the world’s top product experts. This podcast is produced by Spero Ventures and Product Leader Summit. Product Leader Summit’s mission is to create a community for product leaders and founders to learn from one another
Exponent is hosted by Ben Thompson and James Allworth. The two are among the most brilliant analyzers of business strategies. In this show they seek to explore the massive effect technology is having not just on technology companies, but also on society as a whole. The show is relevant for product management because it helps to understand the impact of technology shifts as a whole and the underlying business models of the biggest b2c and b2b companies out there.
Some might know Ben Thompson from his publishing business stratechery.com (calling it a blog would be an understatement).
As part of the product management community, Roadmunk has seen how open product people are to helping their peers. They share their own experiences of working in product, both the good and the bad, in very honest ways. Roadmunk decided to take the candid conversations that are happening in product communities on Reddit and Slack and Medium – and turn them into an interview podcast. They have really cool interviews coming up with product managers, designers, marketers and the odd engineer, too.
YoursProductly is a weekly podcast series where we talk about the building great software products (B2B and B2C)with product rockstars and marketeers like Punit Soni, Michael Eckhardt from Chasm Institute, Rich Mironov, Roman Pichler, John Mansour.
Unfiltered insights and actionable advice straight from the trenches of startup and business life. The show hosts, Steli Efti and Hiten Shah, are both serial entrepreneurs who have founded multi-million dollar SaaS startups. Being busy CEOs of fast-growing companies, they know the value of your time and make sure you get the most out of each 22 minute episode. Tune in for new episodes every Tuesday and Friday.
The Everyday Innovator is a weekly podcast dedicated to your success as a product manager and innovator. Join me, Chad McAllister, for interviews with product professionals, discussing their successes, failures, and lessons-learned to help you excel in your career and create products your customers will love. Every organization must have products that provide value to their customers. People like you who know how to create that value are the ones with real influence. The topics are relevant to product and innovation management, and include: creating a culture of innovation, managing product development, validating the viability of product concepts, conducting market research, selecting a product innovation methodology, generating product ideas, working well with teams and cross-functionally, and much more.
The a16z Podcast discusses tech and culture trends, news, and the future — especially as ‘software eats the world’. It features industry experts, business leaders, and other interesting thinkers and voices from around the world. This podcast is produced by Andreessen Horowitz (aka “a16z”), a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm. Multiple episodes are released every week; visit a16z.com for more details.
What are you regularly listening to? Which podcasts for product managers are missing from this list from your perspective? Let me know in the comments and I’ll keep this list updated with your suggestions.