Pop those earphones in for today’s Design9 as we bring you nine podcasts perfect for the creative entrepreneur. Whether you’re stuck in rush-hour traffic or at home planning your next project, tune in to get your fix of inspiration, creativity and business advice from the biggest names in the industry.
Best-selling author and speaker Todd Henry shares his ideas on how to live creatively, do great work and maintain a healthy balance of both. The podcast also features interviews with inspiring thinkers like Steven Pressfield, Seth Godin and Simon Sinek.
If you’re just as hungry as we are for true-to-life stories of creatives and entrepreneurs, we highly recommend Srinivas Roa’s podcast. Boasting over 400 interviews and 10,000 iTunes downloads, the podcast is the go-to channel to learn what it takes to be unmistakable in the daily mob of sameness.
3. 99U Podcast
Though the podcast is relatively new, 99U has built a reputation as a place where ideas thrive and insights matter. Host Sean Blanda sits down with creative thinkers, industry leaders and entrepreneurs to talk about the creative process behind their work and share insights that other creatives can use.
We’re avid fans of Design*Sponge and how founder Grace Bonney tackles the world of design, art and business with fresh perspectives every time. Her podcast explores the world of the independent artist. She talks with designers, store owners and up-and-coming members of the design community about living a life of passion, starting and growing a business and overcoming challenges.
In 2005, Debbie Millman broadcast the first few episodes of Design Matters using a telephone modem. The show has grown into one of the most successful design podcasts on iTunes, boasting over a hundred episodes to date. Millman talks with designers she reveres to hear their stories and learn from their experiences.
Here’s another young show for your daily dose of creativity and inspiration. Hosted and produced by designer and artist Chuck Anderson, the show features artists and creatives and helps us get to know their lives, their work and the nitty-gritty details about how they started and arrived where they are today.
An abundance of knowledge leads to an abundance of creative ideas, and so we think Stuff You Should Know is a great addition to your podcast list. Join Josh and Chuck as they explore the ins and outs of the world we live in, from the mechanics of soccer to the magnificence of The Louvre.
8. The Nudge
This podcast focuses on navigating the design world by understanding the many problems designers face and knowing how to overcome them. Hosts Ross Floate, Josh Kinal and Jerome Lebel-Jone offer validation and direction to creatives all over the world.
We end the list with a podcast that dives into the lives of people including authors, voice actors and game developers trying to balance their creative pursuits and their everyday obligations. The show closed its curtains this year at its 150th episode, but you can still take home value and insight from its archives.