I have a confession to make: I’m addicted to podcasts.

My dependency on them started all the way back in 2008. It was innocent enough at first—a little Radiolab here and there as I walked to and from class. Nothing crazy, right? Well, before I knew it, I was hooked. Curse you Jad Abumrad.

Now podcasts fill up most of the silent moments throughout my day. Out for a quick run before getting into the office? I’ll most likely be listening to a podcast. Driving back to my hometown to see my folks? Yep, podcasts back and forth without question . Even now as I’m writing this blog post about my 10 top marketing podcasts, I’ve got a pretty killer podcast playing in the background (it’s Reply All for those of you taking notes). Multitasking is a good thing, right?

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The best thing to happen to me since I got hooked on audio is the explosion of incredible marketing podcasts that began cropping up a few years ago. I find them to be the best way to keep track of the latest trends impacting marketers of all shapes and sizes.

I’ve listened to literally hundreds of marketing podcasts over the last couple of years, and wanted to share my favorites (and AdHawk’s favorites) with you today.

Let’s take a look!

10 Top Marketing Podcasts to Geek Out On

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1.  The Growth Show by Hubspot

Why We Love It

Hubspot has mastered the art of content marketing that’s actionable with it’s widely successful blog and e-book series. Their foray into podcasting continues that tradition, and has added another valuable resource to their marketing toolkit.

Each podcast runs for about 25-30 minutes, and is jam-packed with growth tips from companies like Patagonia, Lyft, and Warby Parker. It’s the perfect listen for your short commute into work.

What You’ll Learn

The name of the podcast says it all. You’ll learn the best strategies to rapidly grow your company from the marketing leaders that perfected those strategies. Topics such as how to make difficult decisions, building your company’s brand, and the importance of company culture have been covered in past episodes.

Our Favorite Episode

The Hubspot team sits down with the founder of Canva to discuss why marketers need to care about good design, and how he scaled his company to 7 million users in just 2 years.

2.  The Call to Action Podcast by Unbounce

Why We Love It

The Call to Action Podcast from Unbounce gives off an awesome Fresh Air / This American Life vibe, except it’s for, ya know, marketers. Hosts Stephanie Saretsky and Dan Levy channel their inner Terry Gross / Ira Glass when sitting down with their guests each week. The conversations are incredibly engaging and actionable.

Many of the guests on Call to Action are contributors to the Unbounce blog, so there is often deeper testing and insights you can refer to if a particular podcast topic tickles your fancy.

What You’ll Learn

Listeners should expect insightful tidbits to increase the performance of the various steps in their marketing funnel. Topics range from pay per click advertising, landing page optimization, and everything in between the two.

Our Favorite Episode

Dan Levy sits down with Demian Farnworth of Copyblogger to nerd out on the 5 skills every content market needs to have to be successful. The AdHawk team agrees that the best content marketers drink at least 17 cups of coffee per day ☕️

3.  The Opt-In! Podcast by AdHawk

Why We Love It

Ahh, well this is a little awkward ? but I couldn’t help but add the newest addition to AdHawk’s content marketing line-up to this list. The Opt-In! podcast serves up bite sized marketing and sales insights on the go from top influencers across the country.

We try to keep each episode short, sweet, and actionable. If you dig the podcast, make sure you subscribe on iTunes for weekly updates. Let us know in the comments below who we should bring on as guests in future episodes.

What You’ll Learn

Our favorite topics that have been covered included what college parties and football can teach you about being a good marketer, why content marketing is vital to business success in 2016, and what Batman and Robin can teach you about being a great founder.

Our Favorite Episode

With guests like Hiten Shah, Kyle York, and Trevor Lynn, it would be really hard to pick a favorite episode. We’re going to go ahead and say we don’t have a favorite, but this episode with Growth Pilots founder Soso Sazesh is a good one. We dig into why your Facebook Ads strategy is all wrong, and the steps you can take to fix it.

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4.  The #AskGaryVee Podcast

Why We Love It

I’ve been a big fan of Gary since his Wine Library TV days. He speaks without a filter, and has had an incredible amount of foresight in anticipating up and coming marketing trends.

The #AskGaryVee Podcast is his Q&A show where he fields marketing, sales, and general business related questions from his listeners. Each episode runs for about 15 minutes, making it the a perfect grocery shopping podcast. If you want to participate in the Q&A, simply tweet your question at Gary (@garyvee) using the hashtag #AskGaryVee.

What You’ll Learn

The Q&A style nature of the show makes each one a mixed bag, but past episodes have covered how to deal with employee turnover, how to build an audience on Snapchat, and tips on beating jetlag.

Our Favorite Episode

There are tons of great episodes to choose from, and the content is always super relevant given the Q&A style format of the podcast. We like this one because Gary dives into what it take to build an audience on Snapchat.

5.  The Startup Chat

Why We Love It

Hosts Hiten Shah (founder of KissMetrics and CrazyEgg) and Steli Efti (founder of Close.io) are two of the smartest marketing and sales guys out there (check out our recent interview with Hiten). Their podcast The Startup Chat dives deeply into what it takes to launch and run a successful company.

We love the wonderful real-life stories that help to tie together the specific frameworks they mention on the show. The conversations between Hiten and Steli are so fun and nature that you feel like you’re a part of the discussion.

What You’ll Learn

Hiten and Steli tackle the big hurdles startup founders should anticipate when building their business. Past episodes have discussed dealing with impostor syndrome, figuring out the nuances of pricing, and why blogging is important for startup founders.

Our Favorite Episode

We love this episode on dealing with the competition that creeps into your space.

6.  The Social Media Marketing Podcast

Why We Love It

The Social Media Marketing Podcast from Social Media Examiner is hands-down the best social media driven marketing podcasts available today.Host Michael Stelzner sits down with top social media experts for the hour long podcast, and digs deeps into how businesses can leverage social media as part of their online marketing strategy.

What You’ll Learn

Listeners should expect in-depth conversations on all things social media marketing. Past episodes have included how to use Pinterest to grow your social following, secrets to growing a loyal following on Instagram, and why thought leadership in important for marketers.

Our Favorite Episode

We love this episode on how to plan out your YouTube marketing strategy. Great insights like how your YouTube video is more likely to be found on Google Search than on YouTube itself.

7.  The Tim Ferris Show

Why We Love It

What’s not to love about Tim Ferris? Alright, so this isn’t a marketing or sales podcast per se, but Tim does frequently interview guests with incredible marketing and sales backgrounds. He’s a great interviewer that gets the best out of each guest he has on the show.

Episodes range from 20 minutes to 2 hours, which makes them great for short errands around town and long road trips.

What You’ll Learn

It’s totally dependent on the guest, but past episodes have covered Tony Robbins’ thoughts on mastering money, how Seth Godin manages his life, and Chris Sacca’s thoughts on building a business that lasts.

Our Favorite Episode

I Will Teach You to be Rich founder Ramit Sethi sits down with Tim to chat about how he turned his college side project into a multi-million dollar company.

8.  Ramp by InsightSquared

Why We Love It

Ramp (formally known as Million Dollar Insights) is the stellar SaaS and analytics podcast from the InsightSquared team. We love it because it’s one of the few SaaS podcasts that actually talk about solving issues most SaaS companies will run into at some point or another.

Each episode is a manageable 20-30 minutes, and guests include some of the top SaaS marketing and sales people in the industry. The only thing we don’t like about it is the intro track that leads into the podcast, we rush to skip ahead by 30 seconds each time we hear it ?

What You’ll Learn

You’ll learn from the successes and failures from top SaaS marketers and salespeople. Past episodes have covered how to deal with rejection, methods of unifying sales and marketing, and turing free users into paid customers.

Our Favorite Episode

Matt Bellows, the CEO and founder of Yesware, chats about the many false starts of Yesware and how to go from a complete failure to a budding success.

9.  Growth Everywhere

Why We Love It

Host Eric Siu has managed to get an impressive list of entrepreneurs to stop by his show to explain the secrets behind their company’s growth. The discussions are not super structured, making Growth Everywhere an easy listen. We also love that Eric’s guests are not all technology CEOs or founders.

What You’ll Learn

Because Eric welcomes guests with different backgrounds, marketers of all shapes, sizes, and verticals will be able to learn something interesting. Past episodes have discussed how to figure out pricing for your business, why content marketing is important for all businesses, and a look into participation marketing.

Our Favorite Episode

Is it weird that our favorite Growth Everywhere podcast is about pooping? Eric’s conversation with Bobby Edwards, the CEO of Squatty Potty, is a fascinating look into how the company went from $1 million in sales to $20 million in sales  with one YouTube video.

10.  HBR Ideacast

Why We Love It

HBR Ideacast is an incredibly well produced podcast from the Harvard Business Review. Host Sarah Green Carmichael conducts incredibly insightful interviews with her guests, and is not afraid to ask some tough questions. The podcast gives off a very NPR vibe.

What You’ll Learn

HBR Ideacast is very much a business podcast, so you’ll learn a lot more than just solid marketing and sales strategies. Past episodes have discussed how to manage conflict, ways to jazz up your slide deck presentations, and the best ways to conduct employee interviews.

Our Favorite Episode

Sarah Green Carmichael sits down with the author of Extraordinary Experiences and What Great Brands Do, Denise Lee Yohn, to chat about what marketers can learn from top brands like Popeyes and Patagonia.

Well that’s all folks! Hope you enjoyed our list of the 10 top marketing podcasts to geek out on. Let us know what you agree with our selection, or if you think we missed one that should be added to the list.

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About the Author

Dan Pratt is the co-founder and COO of AdHawk (Techstars ‘15). Prior to founding AdHawk, he worked on the Accelerated Growth team at Google, helping startups assess, refine and grow their digital advertising. He’s an expert in all forms of paid advertising and has been honing his marketing and sales skills since selling homemade pizza from his desk in third grade.