8 Podcasts for Growth-Minded Product Managers

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As a product manager, it’s important to always keep learning about the latest trends and best practices.

And, thanks to the proliferation of excellent product management podcasts, there are plenty of opportunities to learn from some of the top minds in the field.

The Product Experience

The Product Experience is a creation of the people at Mind the Product, a worldwide organization of product managers. Hosts Lily Smith and Robert Silver pick the brains of successful and innovative product managers across industries to bring listeners new insights, tactics, and processes to improve their workflow. 

Recommended Episode: The Science of Product – Holly Hester-Reilly on The Product Experience

This is Product Management

This is Product Management addresses product management practices in common areas such as speed, experimentation, and scalability as well as less explored areas, including following the lead of users, embracing vulnerability, and letting go of ego. This is Product Management covers the bases and more, introducing new and experienced industry folks to both core and innovative approaches to product development. 

Recommended Episode: Modern Research is Product Management

UI Breakfast Podcast

Hosted by Jane Portman, a UI/UX industry expert and founder of UI Breakfast, this podcast serves up a diverse collection of interviews with product leaders and innovators. Episode topics include discussions of empathy-based product design, product management during the coronavirus, and how to optimize visual product design. 

Recommended Episode: UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 184: Product Management in Hard Times with Randy Silver

How I Built This

Host Guy Raz interviews the founders of startups and walks them through the journey from idea to success. It’s always been an excellent podcast, but it has truly elevated its conversations during the COVID-19 pandemic with its “How I Built Resilience” series. In these episodes, Raz interviews leaders about how they are reacting to the rapid changes in the business landscape and ensuring their businesses survive the crisis.  

Recommended Episode: How I Built Resilience: Live with Sadie Lincoln of Barre3

The Product Podcast

Produced by Product School, the Product Podcast features product managers from tech giants such as Spotify, Twitter, Google, and Facebook. Full of insights from some of the best minds in product management, the Product Podcast is a must-listen for product people. 

Recommended Episode: Outcomes Over Outputs Explained by Spotify Product Lead

Masters of Scale

Hosted by LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, Masters of Scale features high-profile guests that discuss issues such as crisis management, experimentation in business, keys to crowdsourcing, and how to launch a revolutionary product. Hear from the CEOs of Etsy, Rent the Runway, Dropbox and more. Masters of Scale is perhaps the most bingeworthy business podcast out there. 

Recommended Episode: Be a painkiller AND a vitamin, w/Clara Shih (Hearsay Systems)

The Everyday Innovator

This podcast is perfect for new product managers or those who want to break into the field. It’s set up as a curriculum and is organized into four skill levels, from building foundational skills to improving your leadership abilities within an organization. Learn from product leaders, CEOs, and academic researchers. 

Recommended Episode: How product managers can use appreciation to improve product teams – with Dr. Paul White

Product to Product

Get inside the brains of some of the best product people in the world with the Product to Product podcast from Roadmunk. Recent episodes include interviews with leaders from Shopify, Twilio, HubSpot, and Bumble. The hosts are excellent at getting their guests to open up and share the inside stories of their successes and failures alike. 

Recommended Episode: Your Mission Justifies Why Ideas are Prioritized

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