8 Podcasts Makers love to Listen To

Podcasts are a great way to learn things, get encouragement and hear inspiring stories of other creatives or business owners. In our member forums, we recently had a discussion about the podcasts we love and here's a round up of the ones they listen to regularly!


Podcast: The Merriweather Council

Host(s): Danielle Spurge (#ahasmember)

Description: From podcast's description page: The Merriweather Council podcast, hosted by Danielle Spurge, is all about celebrating the reality of gainful self employment through craft. This is a podcast for art and design entrepreneurs - makers, etsy sellers and shopify users! Featuring tips, insights, advice and tough love for handmade business owners in concise format. Focused on sharing realistic ideas and personal experiences with the nuances of handmade business in mind. If you are working to turn your crafty tendencies into profits, tune in every Tuesday and Thursday.

What members are saying: "So excited about Danielle Spurge's new podcast! Everything she creates and orchestrates is pure genius. She has an intuitive sixth sense for handmade business strategy and is extremely generous in sharing her knowledge, ideas and expertise with fellow makers and small business owners." -Kimberly Taylor-Pestell of Lacelit

p.s. This is a new one and we are so excited for it!


Podcast: Explore your Enthusiasm with Tara Swiger

Host(s): Tara Swiger

Description: From podcast's description page: Let's explore what it takes to craft a sustainable, profitable, FUN business, while staying enthusiastic and motivated. Whether you just opened your first Etsy shop, or you've been selling your art, design or writing full-time for years - you struggle with doubt, loneliness, motivation and getting it all done. In this podcast we'll explore what you REALLY want from your small business so that you can follow your enthusiasm, make your art and make money. Each episode is a mini-lesson in exploring what you want out of your OWN business, so that you can craft a life and business that fills your life with enthusiasm. 

What members are saying: "Tara Swiger's is amazing. Very specific to handmade biz. I have an "aha!" moment  almost every episode." -Richelle Shadoan of Red Scorpio Handmade

Raise your Hand, Say Yes: Tiffany Han

Podcast: Raise your Hand, Say Yes

Host(s): Tiffany Han

Description: From podcast's description page: Tiffany Han is on a mission to change the way creative women interact with their dreams - the big, scary ones that, until now, most of us have pushed aside for the sake of skirting fear, staying safe, and keeping everyone around us (including ourselves!) comfortable. One part storytelling, one part personal development, one part kick in the pants, this podcast showcases the creative adventures of (extra)ordinary people and teaches you how to have more of your own. For more information and show notes, visit http://tiffanyhan.com/podcast.

What members are saying: "I've enjoyed many of the interview segments on the "Raise Your Hand Say Yes" podcast hosted by Tiffany Han. Some of my favorite artists (Lisa Congdon, Emily McDowell, Lisa Solomon) and some snazzy creative entrepreneurs (Kari Chapin, Elise Blaha Cripe, and Rachel Mae Smith) have been featured." -Kimberly Taylor-Pestell of Lacelit

TGIM: The Essential Podcast for Ambitious Entreprenuers: Shopify

Podcast: TGIM: The Essential Podcast for Ambitious Entreprenuers

Host(s): Shopify

Description: From podcast's description page: Most people can’t wait for the week to end. This is the podcast for people who can’t wait for the week to start. TGIM is the essential podcast for ambitious entrepreneurs. Join us every other Monday as we bring you inspirational stories of people who are harnessing their passion and creativity to build incredible businesses. Plus, you’ll hear from some of the world’s top entrepreneurs as they offer high-impact advice to help you get your business up and running.

What members are saying: "I use Shopify to host my store and they do a great one called "TGIM" (thank god it's monday). Topics range from tips on how to stay sane as an entrepreneur, SEO basics, and tips/ anecdotes from other start ups. I like that it's packed with good ideas with out being too preachy." -Kiley Handy of Period Six Studio

The Agents of Change: SEO, Social Media, and Mobile Marketing for Small Business: Rich Brooks

Podcast: The Agents of Change: SEO, Social Media, and Mobile Marketing for Small Business

Host(s): Rich Brooks

Description: From podcast's description page: Discover how to increase your online visibility, drive more qualified traffic to your site and convert that traffic into leads and business! In The Marketing Agents Podcast, we'll interview leading marketers from around the globe to get their insider tips and tricks on SEO, social media and mobile marketing. If you've been looking to reach more of your ideal customers and build your business, be sure to subscribe to The Marketing Agents Podcast today!

What members are saying:  "Rich Brooks who hosts Agent of Change is really knowledgeable and has guests on who are just smart. They break things down like SEO and make it easy to understand. I love that both of these podcasts offer suggestions and solutions that are actionable and you get stared on immediately." -Jenét Morrow of FMD Jewelry

Duct Tape Marketing: John Jantsch

Podcast: Duct Tape Marketing

Host(s): John Jantsch

Description: From podcast's description page: Interviews with authors, experts and thought leaders sharing business marketing tips, tactics and resources hosted by one America's leading small business marketing experts - John Jantsch.

What Members are saying: "Duct Tape Marketing caters specifically to small business owners. They realize we don't have a large staff or endless resources yet we still need effective marketing strategies. They break it all down into bite-sized pieces that are easy to understand and implement. Duct Tape Marketing also has a workshop on CreativeLive. " Jenét Morrow of FMD Jewelry

Being Boss: Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon

Podcast: Being Boss

Host(s): Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon

Description: From podcast's description page: Being boss is owning who you are and making things happen. Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon believe in building a business you love, making bank, and being unapologetically who you are 100% of the time. They have a combined experience and expertise in branding and coaching small online businesses to be more boss in work and life by focusing on "boss" mindsets, habits & routines, tools, tactics & strategies, blended with a little bit of hustle.

What Members are saying: "I'm pretty picky about the podcasts I listen to. I want something upbeat, straightforward and fresh! When another maker in my local group described BB I had to check it out! Emily and Kathleen are all those things and more. They're sassy and not afraid to have the tough conversations. Besides, who could resist with a tagline: Do the work. Be boss." -TeDi Jansen of Small Acre Farm

Making it: Jimmy Diresta, Bob Clagett and David Picciuto

Podcast: Making it

Host(s): Jimmy Diresta, Bob Clagett and David Picciuto

Description: From podcast's description page: Making It is a weekly audio podcast hosted by Jimmy Diresta, Bob Clagett and David Picciuto. Three different makers with different backgrounds talking about creativity, design and making things with your bare hands.

What member's are saying: "It's a little more specific to wood workers sometimes, but quite a bit of the content is centered around the art and making something with your hands - no matter what it is. They are all YouTubers and have amazing channels in their own rights." - Dan Gilreath of District 31

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