Vincent Orleck’s Top 8 Podcasts for Startup Radio

From HBO’s hit series, Silicon Valley to ABC’s Shark Tank, it’s easy to see why we are drawn to stories of innovation and building businesses that can impact lives and change the world.  Combining stories of startup success, failure, and innovation with podcasting makes for something truly ‘game changing.’

Which is why Otto Radio has launched Startup Radio – curated by Vincent Orleck, CMO of Brandish Social & President of Social Media Club Phoenix. The lessons learned from listening to Startup Radio can make the difference between success, failure, or having to start over.

Below we wanted to share several of Vincent’s favorite Startup podcasts. Also, be sure to listen daily to Startup Radio to discover his favorite episodes ranging from some focusing on startups stories, in-depth interviews with founders and venture capitalists to the most relevant, up-to-date startup news.

With Startup Radio there is no such thing as impossible!

RECODE DECODE hosted by Kara Swisher

One of tech’s most prominent journalists, Kara Swisher is known for her insightful reporting and straight-shooting style. She hosts hard-hitting interviews about the week in tech with influential business leaders and outspoken personalities from media, politics and more.

If you only listen to one episode:
Silicon Valley is ‘an isolated bubble’

HOW I BUILT THIS hosted by Guy Raz

How I Built This is a podcast about innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built. Each episode is a narrative journey marked by triumphs, failures, serendipity, and insight — told by the founders of some of the world’s best-known companies and brands.

If you only listen to one episode:
Power Rangers: Haim Saban

FOUNDERS AND FRIENDS hosted by Scott Orn

Scott Orn of Kruze Consulting interviews startup executives and experts in the ecosystem. How did THEY do it? How can YOU do it?

If you only listen to one episode:
Jacob Colker of Lighter Capital – Startup Loans


Y Combinator talks with people who are shaping the future. A show about technology in business, research, and art.

If you only listen to one episode:
The Technical Advisor for Silicon Valley on HBO – Ed McManus

MASTERS OF SCALE hosted by Reid Hoffman

How do companies grow from zero to a gazillion? Legendary Silicon Valley investor/ entrepreneur Reid Hoffman tests his theories with famous founders. Guests include Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg & Sheryl Sandberg, Netflix’s Reed Hastings, Google’s Eric Schmidt, Spanx’s Sara Blakely. With original music and hilariously honest stories, the show sounds like nothing you’ve ever heard.

If you only listen to one episode:
Handcrafted — with Airbnb’s Brian Chesky

AWESOME STARTUP IDEAS hosted by Vijay Peduru

Vijay Peduru provides one startup idea every Tuesday. Vijay comes up with Startup ideas based on successful trends and discusses them in this show. Aspiring Entrepreneurs can freely alter and enhance these ideas and can build a startup. No attribution is needed. His motto : “Don’t look back …Keep Rockin…Keep Zoooming”

If you only listen to one episode:
A podcast to squash rumors

The No Sleep Startup Podcast hosted by Dominick Montgomery

No Sleep Startup is a podcast made for creatives. They give tips and insight on the world of business, entrepreneurship, and overall practices in the creative world.

If you only listen to one episode:
You’re Not Don Draper

THIS WEEK IN STARTUPS hosted by Jason Calacanis

Jason Calacanis brings you his weekly take on the best, worst, most outrageous and interesting stories from the world of entrepreneurship. Need strategies for improving your business? Just want to catch up on what’s happening in Silicon Valley and beyond? Your journey begins here.

If you only listen to one episode:
500 Startups’ Dave McClure shares strategies as SV’s most prolific investor


Listen to all of these podcasts and more on Startup Radio. Enjoy!