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12 Best Marketing Podcasts in 2024

Rebecca Liew
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What makes one marketing podcast better than the next?

Its ability to get me thinking—and when its hosts are equal parts entertaining and knowledgeable.

To choose my favorites, I unearthed some marketing podcast playlists on Spotify, then gave each of them a listen. I also tuned in to popular series, such as Neil Patel’s Marketing School, during my commutes.

Here’s what made the cut, in no particular order (remember to cast your vote!):

Host: Tim Soulo
Topics: SEO, marketing
Frequency: It varies 🙂
Avg. episode time: 90 mins
Website: Ahrefs Podcast
Listen on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Amazon Music, Audible

Looking to learn from the brightest minds in online business and digital marketing? Ahrefs Podcast is for you!

In each episode, Tim Soulo (Ahrefs’ CMO) interviews one smart marketer, digging into their career, philosophy, goals, and more. Season one features interviews with Rand Fishkin, Peep Laja, Dom Wells, Adam Singer, Laura Roeder, and David Fallerme

We’re obviously super biased here, but we think it’s one of the best SEO and marketing podcasts there is! 😉

Host: Louis Grenier
Topics: Marketing, branding, product marketing, marketing psychology, content marketing, CRO
Frequency: Weekly
Website: Swipe Files
Listen on:
Spotify, Apple Podcasts

Famed entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk may have made a good point when he said marketers ruin everything.

But marketing doesn’t deserve its bad rep, and HotJar alumnus Louis Grenier is determined to change that through Everyone Hates Marketers.

His weekly episodes cover evergreen topics such as customer research, marketing strategy, and brand positioning—with the aim of teaching marketers how to generate solid results without resorting to sleazy, spammy tactics.

Past guests include Joe Glover of online community The Marketing Meetup and Rand Fishkin, founder of market research tool SparkToro and co-founder of Moz.

Hosts: Neil Patel, Eric Siu
Topics: All things marketing
Frequency: Daily 
Listen on:
Spotify, Apple Podcasts

In this podcast, Neil Patel and Eric Siu—CEO of marketing agency Single Grain—tackle all manner of marketing topics.

What’s impressive is that they’ve over 1,900 episodes under their belt, with each lasting roughly six minutes or less. This makes the episodes digestible and easy to listen to on the go.

I particularly like how on-trend and timely the podcast is. In recent episodes, the duo discusses NFTs in relation to marketing and why Web3 is the future of marketing.

It’s a great way to stay on the pulse of trends. Plus, the information learned makes for an excellent conversation starter.

Hosts: Ralph Burns, Kaslim Aslam
Topics: Paid marketing, social media, content marketing, SEO
Frequency: Twice weekly
Website: Perpetual Traffic
Listen on:
Spotify, Apple Podcasts

As its name suggests, Perpetual Traffic focuses on how to drive more traffic to your business. The podcast covers all things related to digital marketing, including Facebook ads and social media marketing, SEO, and how to sell high-ticket products.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the 300+ episodes in the podcast’s repository, we recommend starting with this one. In it, Ahrefs’ Michal Pecánek discusses how the company employed SEO strategies to set up its Wikipedia page.

Host: Spencer Haws
Topics: Affiliate marketing, SEO
Frequency: Every 7-10 days  
Website: Niche Pursuits
Listen on:
Spotify, Apple Podcasts

If you’re interested in learning how to earn money through niche affiliate websites, make Niche Pursuits your go-to podcast.

In each episode that roughly spans 60 minutes, host Spencer Haws chats with a niche site owner about their successes, failures, and tactics.

These guest speakers often have wildly similar yet unique stories (oxymoronic, we know!) about growing from 0 to 100K a month or using a job loss as fuel to become a successful affiliate marketer.

Here’s one that makes for a fun starting point:

Host: Seth Godin
Topics: Creativity, culture
Frequency: Weekly
Website: Akimbo
Listen on:
Spotify, Apple Podcasts

Author and marketer Seth Godin is a household name. In his soothing podcast series, he invites listeners to consider the influence of culture on their lives and how they can change things.

Seth is well positioned to answer these questions too, given he’s penned a slew of popular titles, including “This Is Marketing” and “Permission Marketing.”

But don’t expect to pick up marketing tips or strategies; rather, each episode challenges your beliefs and encourages you to think differently. These are important and underrated skills you can use in marketing, and you’d do well starting here:

Hosts: Ciaran Rogers, Daniel Rowles
Topics: All things digital marketing
Frequency: Weekly
Website: Digital Marketing Podcast
Listen on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts

This ad-free podcast began over a decade ago, so there’s plenty of content to sift through. But first, a backgrounder: Daniel Rowles is a speaker and CEO of online learning platform Target Internet, and Ciaran Rogers is a digital marketing specialist and trainer.

Collectively, their banter and insightful discussions make for an entertaining listen. Some recent topics explored include app store optimization, audience intelligence tools, and my personal favorite: the toxicity of social media, featuring a case study of global beauty brand Lush.

Here’s a recent episode to get you started:

Hosts: Molly Pittman, Ezra Firestone, John Grimshaw
Topics: Social media marketing, digital marketing, content marketing, email marketing
Frequency: Weekly to twice weekly
Website: Smart Marketer
Listen on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts

The name of this podcast sounds like a bold claim. But thankfully, each episode always leaves me feeling a little smarter.

Hosts Molly Pittman, Ezra Firestone, and John Grimshaw are veteran marketers and educators in their own right, so you can expect lots of personal sharing on how they each found success.

But their conversations can get fairly technical. Past episodes have explored paid ad strategies, business book recommendations, and email marketing strategies. Hence, we think this podcast is a better fit for mid-level marketers and up.

Host: John Jantsch
Topics: Branding, content marketing, entrepreneurship, SEO
Frequency: Twice weekly
Website: Duct Tape Marketing Podcast
Listen on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts

John Jantsch is quite the influencer, as you may know. And his podcast series is an extension of his consultancy firm, Duct Tape Marketing.

Each episode spans around 15 minutes and focuses mostly on business marketing tips, tactics, and resources, such as:

  • Building a strategic partner network.
  • Branding with purpose.
  • Creative ways to fuel your referral engine.

These discussions, along with the slew of influential guest speakers like Seth (who made an appearance in our previous entry) and Kara Goldin, make the show worth every minute.

Host: Benjamin Shapiro
Topics: SEO, tech SEO, content marketing, mobile app marketing
Frequency: Daily
Website: MarTechPod
Listen on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts

Benjamin, whom we mentioned earlier, is kinda obsessed with marketing. In addition to The Martech Podcast, he also hosts Voices of Search, which we featured in our best SEO podcasts roundup.

This series is useful if you’re interested in growing your general marketing knowledge. Expect to pick up tips on boosting your content production strategy through SaaS, scaling business operations, and mobile app marketing.

Despite the technical nature of these topics, each episode is suitable for even “green” marketers and opens with a “Marketing Minute” segment featuring a 60-second speed chat with an industry expert.

Have a listen here:

Host: Stephan Spencer
Topics: SEO, digital marketing, content marketing, copywriting
Frequency: Weekly
Website: Marketing Speak
Listen on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, YouTube Music

Stephan Spencer is a knowledgeable SEO, author, and strategist. Naturally, his expertise is aptly displayed in his podcast.

You’ll find over 250 hours’ worth of content, with each episode averaging 60 minutes. Some general topics covered include how to master content marketing, SEO strategies, and storytelling in video marketing.

A roster of great guests has been featured on the show, from Eli Schwartz discussing the art of product-led SEO to growth marketer Dennis Goedegebuure’s deep dive into data-driven storytelling in marketing.

Hosts: Shaan Puri, Sam Parr
Topics: Entrepreneurship, general marketing
Frequency: Twice weekly
Website: MFMPod
Listen on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, YouTube Music, YouTube

While not strictly marketing focused, we like the conversations on successful entrepreneurs in My First Million. A plus point: It’s produced by The Hustle, the well-loved business and tech newsletter (which HubSpot later acquired) founded by co-host Sam Parr.

Final thoughts

As an alternative podcast strategy, pick out an industry expert you admire and do a little sleuthing to find the podcasts they’ve guest-spoken on. This way, you can easily learn from someone you respect.

Did I miss any good marketing podcasts? Ping me on Twitter.

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