Whether you're new to the wonderful world of podcasts or looking for your next great listen, we've got you covered. With a similar format to talk radio, podcasts usually feature a host or hosts discussing the subject at hand. That can range from news to cooking, interviewing special guests or each other, sharing personal stories, performing an audio play, or some combination of all of the above.
Each week, LAStartups.com Crew will curate the best 'must-listen podcast and share them with you.  We hope that these great podcasts will motivate you and inspires you to do greatness in whatever you do - whether it be entrepreneurial, creators, or team contributors.
Tune in to each week and check them out. Whatever your genre of choice, you'll find a new podcast favorite here.

Podcast: Tope Awotona, CEO at Calendly on ‘Simplify Meeting Scheduling’

Tope Awotona grew up in a community where everyone knew each other. Tope and his parents had an unspoken expectation of him being able to succeed. He recounts his traumatic experience of losing his father and how it changed the environment, both internal and external, which affected his life later on.  He also shares his first-time experience living in the US and his first job as a salesman. We gain...

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Podcast: Brit Morin, Founder at Brit+Co – How She Scale a Community on Pinterest

Brit Morin’s approach to growing her audience is a simple and direct method. She posts every single piece of her Pinterest creations and sees which ones click with the audience. She sorts all the items that have the most number of interactions and adjusts her processes around them. In this podcast, she highlights how the importance of rapid iteration is useful for people who are on the more “explosive” side...

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Podcast: OKTA Founder, Todd McKinnon on ‘Breakout Success’

Todd McKinnon saw a pattern where tech startups usually ended up being successful years after their conception during an economic recession. On this Starting Greatness podcast, he talks about his journey with OKTA and how luck plays an important part in being successful. Todd was working in PeopleSoft and decided to do what her wife calls absurd and crazy. He quit and started his own startup for cloud services. He...

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Podcast: Jet.com Founder, Marc Lore on ‘How To Find Your Big Opportunity’

Finding a big opportunity to become a multi-billionaire means going all-in or not doing anything about it at all. If you have forward as the only direction you can take, these are two only two choices you will have. Marc Lore talks about how to score the next big thing on this podcast from Impact Theory. How to Find Opportunities in Life Marc shares his opinions on how to manage...

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Podcast: Niraj Shah & Steve Conine on Launching Wayfair

Cornell University roommates Niraj and Steve started with developing internet directories when Netscape was still the default browser. They tell their stories as beginner entrepreneurs and how they described themselves as great salesmen. The hype surrounding the internet allowed them to expand their business but they had run into some issues with competing with other businesses. Fast forward to 2001, they changed their focus to mobile phones and had an...

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Podcast: Marc Randolph on Building Netflix, and Battling Blockbuster

Marc Randolph’s journey to establishing Netflix as one of the most popular video streaming services started with him attending National Outdoor Leadership School. Management is one of the core skills in entrepreneurship and Marc’s choice to go to NOLS was something he would never regret for the rest of his life. In this podcast, we find out how leadership changed Marc’s voice, or more specifically, his speaking style (choice of...

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Podcast: Jim Kwik on ‘How To Unlock Genius & Uncover Your Superpower’

Growing up in an unfamiliar country, Jim Kwik had to relearn everything. Customs, lifestyle, manners - everything he knew at his point in life had to be reset. What he does best is sticking to a routine. He learned how to be consistent in his work, in addition to the discipline his immigrant parents had to instill in him as a child. Jim’s parents already had concerns with the way...

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Podcast: Drew Houston on ‘How Dropbox Got Started’

Drew Houston describes his journey as an entrepreneur and his creation of Dropbox in this podcast series. He shares an in-depth view of the idea behind the design, how it got the name, his struggles with getting investors, and the methods he used to gain an audience. How Dropbox Got Started: Drew Houston Drew’s personal experience where he needed to finish some work while on commute sparked his idea of...

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Podcast: Jason Feifer, Editor-In-Chief at Entrepreneur Magazine on ‘How to Find Success’

In this episode of Don’t Keep Your Day Job, Jason Feifer talks about how to pitch yourself and finding success. Jason started work as a writer for a local newspaper but quit soon after and aimed for major publishers to notice him and his work. Jason Feifer on 'How to Find Success' He suggests starting working small so you can build up your skill and find out what areas you're...

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The 8 Most Entertaining Science and Tech Podcasts

The Internet contains millions of great audio content to listen to. It's often a good idea to go back to listening to podcasts. This article lists 8 of the best podcasts that give updates on recent innovations, product reviews, expert opinions, with mixed-in entertainment you may enjoy on your next jog. Entertaining Science and Tech Podcasts Worth Tuning In The Full Nerd Building PCs for beginners can be difficult and...

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Podcast: Why Geoffrey Moore’s Crossing the Chasm is a Must-Read for Ambitious Startup Founders

Geoffrey Moore’s book 'Crossing the Chasm' identifies key players in product consumption by using a distinction. This distinction is important because it helps business owners choose what to prioritize. In this podcast, you get to hear about how Geoffrey Moore took inspiration from another book. Here's a great Starting Greatness podcast episode from Mike Maples Jr. at Floodgate interviewing Geoffrey Moore about the book. Geoffrey Moore on Crossing the Chasm:...

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Podcast: Tim Ferris on Super Learning and Pushing the Limits

Tim Ferris is an American author best known for his book, The 4-Hour Workweek - the hustle bible for many aspired entrepreneurs. Tim is recognized for many things: his award-winning podcast, his many speaking engagements, and his Tim.blog. But, arguably, he's best known for is his concept of the book 'The 4-Hour Workweek.' In this Impact Theory episode with Tom Bilyeu, Tim shares many of the lessons and strategies he’s...

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Podcast: Seth Godin on How Radical Empathy Strengthens Your Business

Seth Godin talks about radical empathy and how it’s a good foundation for your business. Businesses are started with the help of interpersonal relationships and businesses are made because of a need. Starting transactions with a focus on these two aspects ensures that there is a realistic end goal. Most business owners have difficulty finding a market to sell their products to. But even if there’s no product need identified,...

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Podcast: Malcolm Gladwell on Making Big Decisions

Some people are in it to win it. We’ve heard of this so many times that competition becomes more of work rather than fun in competition. So if you change your mindset and make fun of the focus of what you do rather than the result, then you can never be a loser.  Malcolm Gladwell Talks About Making Big Decisions, the Tipping Point the World is Seeing Now Having a...

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Podcast: Daymond John on Skills You Need To Build a Million-Dollar Business

One has to have initiative if they want to build a multi-million dollar business. Nobody is going to tell you exactly how to do it, and you simply have to start doing it. Daymond John discusses how an awareness of your mortality sets you on a path where you have to do everything in your power to “live life to the fullest”.  He suggests literally writing down your obituary and...

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10 Best Mental Health Podcasts to Listen Right Now

2020 wasn’t a good year for everybody. With the pandemic forcing the government to control the number of social gatherings, psychological health risks are to be expected. The loneliness that comes with isolation and quarantine is a challenge most people would like to face together but the disease cannot simply allow things to go the way people want them to. So for today’s article, here’s a list of the best...

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Podcast: Great Entrepreneurship is Artistry According to Steve Blank

Steve Blank’s thoughts on customer development inspired a lot of entrepreneurs to include it in the business models. This podcast gives a recap of his thoughts and opinions, including methods he employed while working as an entrepreneur.  He lays the groundwork of business being driven by data as a critical part of succeeding and achieving billions-level revenue. He compares and contrasts data points of a company’s operations and a mobile...

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