We’ve done our best to make this an exhaustive list of the very best product management podcasts, but if you think we’ve missed any, be sure to let us know.
So, without further ado, here are 20 product management podcasts to get you successfully through 2023…Also, they are in no particular order.
The Product Podcast
‘The Product Podcast’ is currently on its 10th season. Not many product management podcasts can say that, in fact not many podcasts at all!
What’s great about The Product Podcast is that it shines a light on some of the biggest names in Product Management. You can expect to hear from folks at Cisco, Twitter, Facebook, Google, Amazon… and the list goes on. Another really nice thing about The Product Podcast is that each season focuses on a particular aspect of product management. The current season is focused on women in product.
This is Product Management podcast
The ‘This is Product Management’ podcast is run by the folks over at Feedback Loop. They promise to offer us the brightest minds in product management. Much like The Product Podcast, you’ll hear interviews with senior product managers from companies such as Paypal, Active Campaign, Google, Product Board, Salesforce and many more. With episodes, every two weeks, and a backlog of 300 episodes (at the time of writing), your product management podcast playlist (that’s a mouthful) is sure to be full for a while.
Product Hunt Radio
We can’t talk about product management podcasts without mentioning Product Hunt. Many of us know Product Hunt as the place to find new and innovative products. And while this is true, From 2014 until 2020 they also ran a kick-ass podcast. While not strictly a product management podcast, it did cover a lot of ground and did a great job discussing the latest tech as well as featuring interviews with entrepreneurs from all over the world. Who knows, maybe it will rise once more from the ashes.
Masters of Scale
If ever there was a product podcast by someone who knows product, it’s ‘Masters of Scale’. The podcast was launched in 2017 by Reid Hoffman, co-founder of none other than LinkedIn (and if that’s not enough, he also serves on the boards of Airbnb, Convoy and Microsoft!).
Again, this isn’t strictly a product management podcast, but we think there’s enough here to interest even the hardest of hard-line product managers. Interviews feature giants of industry such as Bill Ford of the Ford Motor Company, Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever, Jessica Alba and the list goes on…Some of the world’s biggest and most influential players are here.
One Knight in Product
Jason Knight is the host of ‘One Knight in Product’, and with more than 125 shows at the date of writing, there is a ton of material to listen to. Jason is an active product manager and manages to stay close to the subjects that interest product people. Expect to hear interviews with product leaders, authors, and entrepreneurs such as James Mayes (Mind the Product), April Dunford (Obviously Awesome), Merina Khanom (BBC iPlayer) and many more. You’ll find something to satisfy all of your product needs.
Product Love Podcast
‘The Product Love Podcast’ is hosted by Eric Boduch of Pendo. If that isn’t reason enough to check it out, you should probably know that it focuses on the reasons we use and love the products we do. If you’re looking to expand your knowledge (who isn’t), on how to make your products more ‘lovable’, then this is the show for you. An interviews-based show, the Product Love Podcast aims to keep us up to speed on the ever-evolving craft of product management.
How I Built This
The ‘How I Built This’ podcast by Guy Raz, is all about the stories behind the world’s best-known companies. The episodes can be long, ideal for those commutes or long days behind the screen. So make sure you have a cup of coffee, juice or whatever your poison might be. Guy really manages to create something different here, it feels almost like a mini audio documentary. The production is great. We think you’ll enjoy this one.
Scrum Master Toolbox
The ‘Scrum Master Toolbox’ podcast is a little different. It has a definite theme (the clue is in the title), and Vasco Duarte publishes a new episode every day from Monday to Friday! The episodes are short and digestible, meaning you can listen as you're making the coffee, getting ready for your next stand-up, or just taking a break. As an interviews-based show, the Scrum Master Toolbox manages to look at the world of Agile from many different sides. As each episode lasts around 10 minutes, the interviews are split up over several days… That way you have to come back for more!
Product Manager Hub
The ‘PM Hub podcast’ is an interview-style podcast featuring product leaders from some pretty impressive companies. You can expect to hear conversations with leaders from Miro, Waze, Atlassian, Hotjar and many more. The podcast seemed to take a break in 2021 but came back in April of this year. Fingers crossed they’re back for good!
The Product Experience
‘The Product Experience’ podcast is brought to us by the folks behind Mind The Product. It’s a weekly interview-based show and is hosted by Lily Smith and Randy Silver. With episodes running between 30 to 40 minutes, they manage to go deep with some amazing guests from the world of product. You can expect to hear interviews from the likes of Todd Olsen (Pendo), Maahir Shah (Facebook), Storm Fagan (BBC) and many more. With weekly interviews, you’ll never run short of insight or inspiration.
100 Product Managers podcast
No list of product management podcasts would be complete without ‘100 Product Managers’. Named one of the top 30 podcasts for entrepreneurs, you’d be crazy not to check it out. Run by Suzanne Abate of TDF, 100 PM is a weekly interview-based podcast, where Suzanne chats with product management professionals. You can expect to hear from the likes of Heidi Wong (Marvel), Jennifer Busensbark (ActiveCampaign), Yohanes Frezgi (Audible) and many more.
As yet another interview-based show, you might think that you’ve heard it all before. But, ‘Product Mastery Now,’ has done something awesome…they’ve categorised their shows to make sure everyone can find something of value. Whether you’re just beginning your product manager journey or have been around for a while, you’ll be sure to learn something new. Episodes are cleverly categorised into; Build Your Base – foundational skills. Earn Professional Certification – increase confidence and influence. Apply Deep Dives – move to leadership. Transform the Organization – build a better organization. Nice, right?
Hosted by Melissa Perri, the Product Thinking’ podcast alternates between interview episodes with some big-name product managers, and listener question episodes. It’s a nice way to break things up and keep you coming back every week. Melissa takes a more big-picture approach to product management and looks at how product leadership can improve business systems, throughout a business.
PM Point of View
The host of ‘PM Point of View’, Kendall Lott promises insightful conversations with PM practitioners in a variety of disciplines. With a relaxed monthly schedule, you’ll have plenty of time to get yourself up to date, should you fall behind. Episodes run at around 60 minutes, making them ideal for those longer tasks during the day. Subjects discussed include Design Thinking, Cognitive Behaviour, conversations around Agile, Behavioural Science and much more.
Secrets of Product Management podcast
‘The Secrets of Product Management’ is a weekly interview-based podcast hosted by Nils Davis. Nils is a long-time product manager (and author of The Secret Product Manager Handbook) and has made it his mission to help reduce the struggle of fellow PMs. Episodes come in at between 20 and 40 minutes, making them ideal to ‘snack’ on, throughout the day.
The ‘Product Talk’ podcast is hosted by SC Moatti. SC needs no introduction, so I’ll let her podcast do that. First off, you should know that Product Talk is very regular. With several episodes a week, you’ll never be wanting more quality content. It’s an interview-based show that focuses on talking to VP-level product executives. You can expect to hear interviews with folks from Netflix, Invision, Frog, Atlassian and many more.
Product Coalition Product Management Podcast
I should start by saying that unfortunately the ‘Product Coalition Product Management Podcast’, has gone the way of the dodo. Their last show was released in August 2020… I don’t know if they plan to resuscitate the podcast, but for now, we can enjoy the considerable number of episodes that were published. The Product Coalition Product Management Podcast gave us an insight into the teams behind product development. It focused on product leaders, founders, co-founders and lead employees. With a broad range of product subjects, we think you’ll find something of interest.
Intercom on Product
I remember when Intercom was a fledgling startup and we were one of the first customers through the door. A lot of time has passed since then and Intercom is now an irrefutable leader in their space. If Des Traynor speaks, people want to hear what he’s saying. And what better way than through the ‘Intercom on Product’ podcast. Joined by his co-host and SVP of product at Intercom, Paul Adams, they dive into what it takes to build successful products at scale. The schedule is erratic but shows never disappoint, so make sure it’s on your list.
The ‘Rocketship FM’ podcast has been around for a while and with a weekly schedule, it means you have a lot of great content to check out. Rocketship is not a podcast specifically for product managers, but it is for anyone who works in product. They cover everything from growth to sales, funding, product management (of course) and most things in between. It’s been hailed as one of the top business podcasts to check out. So, make sure you do.
Product to Product
The ‘Product to Product ‘podcast is on its eighth season, and unlike many of the podcasts featured on this list, it’s also available in video format. So, if you prefer to watch your podcasts, you’re in luck! It’s an interview-based podcast that gives you the lo-down on companies such as Universal Music Group, Reddit, Spotify, Sony, Fitbit and the list goes on and on… Quite impressive.
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