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12 Product Management Podcasts No PM Should Miss

Product management podcasts are a great way to listen and learn from product manager folks on some of the top product teams in the world, without leaving your home (or even your bed).

Start by tuning into a few of these popular product management podcast episodes and see what hits home—you’ll hear about topics like user experience, product marketing, leading product teams, leveraging new technology, and steering the product management field into the future.

Here are some of my favorite product management podcasts that help answer questions and keep you in the know (and remember, if you’d like product management articles, updates, and tips sent to you inbox, subscribe to The Product Manager newsletter)

1. This is Product Management with Mike Fishbein

This is a great podcast for product managers and those who are working hands-on in the field. The podcasts are far-ranging looking at customer-centered work, stats, and analytics along with innovation, D&P, and strategy.

Don’t Miss this Episode:

228: Becoming a Product Leader is Product Management – Good talk around being a leader, encouragement, mentoring and customer empathy.

2. Master of Product Management hosted by Sequent Management

This is a good podcast for obtaining real-life ideas and insight from experts in the field. It’s best for people who are operational in the field and is probably the most practical product manager podcast around.

Don’t Miss this Episode:

How an Inclusive Culture Leads to Better Innovation – Highlighting diversity is not only good for business but also pointing out how we lag behind. A good heads up on what can help us and our company.

3. The Product Podcast hosted by Product School

A good podcast channel that highlights the best of the best. You get content from people at Google, Facebook, and lots of other huge tech companies. It is for both newbies and advanced PM’s.

Don’t Miss this Episode:

Why it doesn’t have to be crazy at work with David Heinemeier Hansson – Digs into talking about your company as a product and looking for new role models in tech.

4. PRODMGMT Talk  with Cindy F. Solomon

This podcast has lots of support from Silicon Valley and beyond looking at user experience, innovation, and marketing with a bit of focus on the team wellbeing. A happy team makes for a better product.

Don’t Miss this Episode:

The right way to manage the change innovation brings – Change is hard, and people struggle with it. We need to work at a change in the institutions that resist it.

5. GTD with David Allen

A podcast all about getting things done. Practical ideas and suggestions using GTD methods to up your business productivity. Learning to prioritize.

Don’t Miss this Episode:

Episode 53: An Overview of GTD – Looking at the key principals and making informed choices with it.

6. Inside Intercom hosted by various experts

A good collection of podcasts from various speakers who know what they are talking about. They look at start-ups, marketing, growth, design, customer experience, and sales.

Don’t Miss this Episode:

Pause/Rewind: 2019 on the Inside Intercom podcast – Looking at the best of 2019. A great round-up of the years best for you to listen to.

7. The Productivity Show hosted by various experts

A weekly podcast that looks beyond just Product Management skills into how to be more productive in life and manage your time well while also setting goals and making yourself happier.

Don’t Miss this Episode:

What Do Productivity Ninjas Do to Prepare for An Amazing 2020? – Setting yourself and your team up for success in 2020. Five ways to make this the best year yet.

8. Outperform hosted by various experts

One of the best product management podcasts that looks beyond just the job title for a focus on stress management, being a good leader, strength, and retaining good mental health.

Don’t Miss this Episode:

The Future of Partner Marketing – This episode looks at the future potential and pitfalls of partner marketing, gauging the direction in the years to come.

9. Exponent Podcast  with Ben Thomson and James Allworth

A great strategy podcast on product management with a focus on tech and society, its hosts offer strategies about how best to use technology.

Don’t Miss this Episode:

Episode 178: More Ergonomic – A software product management podcast that discusses the downside of monopoly by looking at integration and why different approaches need different companies and alternative types of leadership.

10. How I Built This Podcast with Guy Raz

This podcast offers stories that get into the tales behind many of the world’s most well-known companies and how those who are innovators, start-up gurus, and idealists built not only businesses but movements.

Don’t Miss this Episode:

Wikipedia: Jimmy Wales covering the launching of Wikipedia and how it works making it one of the top 10 websites in the world.

11. Product Hunt Podcast with Ryan Hoover and Abadesi Osunsade

A podcast that looks at people who are exploring the future of product management by talking to experts in the field. Lots of talk around the future of tech and where we are headed.

Don’t Miss this Episode:

Best advice from founders in 2019:  Looking forward to 2020 and building on solid advice from the pros. A good way to start the year.

12. Proof to Product Podcast with Katie Hunt

A product design podcast where things are discussed that help you grow and think outside of some of the business norms.

Don’t Miss this Episode:

Shifting the Maker Mindset: Moving yourself from simply a creative role into a strong business person and manager. Finding the right balance.

Final Thoughts

Podcasts are a good way to go if you have some time to listen during a commute or if you need to multitask but still want to learn something. The best podcasts offer good insight to a wide range of product management topics. Finding good sites that let you search for topics rather than wade through podcasts to find relevant episodes is important.

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