Podcasts. Probably one of the last mediums to join the ever-growing amount of content that people binge on a regular basis.
You can listen to them anywhere which makes them so popular. Some people prefer at home or in the gym whilst others listen in the car or on the train – maybe even whilst out for a walk! You can download or stream them with ease via a number of podcast apps available and 99% of Podcasts are completely free – you can see why they’ve become so popular!
Out of the 750,000 shows available, there are of course many niches covering everything you can think of – thankfully, some well-committed hosts in the WordPress and Digital Agency space have sprung up over the last few years with some incredible shows giving out free advice week-in, week-out.
We’ve put together a list of our faves, they are not in any order – other than we make sure we listen to each new episode when they come out! You’ll hear the latest from WordPress news, interviews (with founders and plugin creators), to entrepreneurs and agency owners like yourself – best of all, they are all free and if you really enjoyed a recent episode – you can go back and listen to their entire archive.
So, take a listen to some of these via your preferred Podcast-app (or on their websites) and let all that newly gained knowledge transform your freelancer or agency life!
Table of Contents
- WP Builds
- WP Elevation
- Agency Trailblazer
- Agency Highway
- The Admin Bar
- Noah Kagan Presents
- Marketing Development Podcast
- Freelance to Founder
- How I Built It
- Landing Page School
- Bonus: Reply All
1. WP Builds with Nathan Wrigley and David Waumsley
WP Builds offers weekly WordPress news, interviews and in-depth discussions on topics ranging from WordPress plugins and website security to mental health and agency ideas that’ll save you time, stress and (hopefully!) money too.
Nathan and David have a very relaxed way of delivering topics on their show; almost like you are sat in a cafe (pub?) having a chat with old friends! As a bonus, there is also a live discussion of the weekly news held in the WP Builds Facebook group which you can join in with live commenting!
Look out for the special offers they manage to snag with various WordPress plugin and service companies – and don’t forget to enter their current competitions too. 150 additional episodes sit in the archives awaiting you.
2. WP Elevation with Troy Dean and guests
lf you do anything with WordPress websites or digital work for clients and haven’t heard of WP Elevation and Troy Dean – you’ve been missing out big time!
WP Elevation itself is a program that helps WordPress and Digital businesses up their game. By giving you the processes and know-how on how to run a well-structured successful agency – whether you are a solopreneur or manage a team of 50!
From blueprint emails and templates to use with new clients, to help with finding your niche and pricing your services – WP Elevation not only offers an in-depth structured approach but a close community of people in the same situation as you!
They have a free weekly podcast where they interview some of the biggest, most insightful names in the WordPress and digital space (and a huge archive of over 200+ episodes to binge on!)
3. Agency Trailblazer with Lee Jackson
Next up we have The Agency Trailblazer Podcast with Lee Jackson. This weekly podcast also has some extremely insightful guests on, from WordPress plugin makers to other digital agency owners or sometimes it is just Lee giving you a huge amount of insightful advice from his experience as an agency owner himself.
Lee also recently ran his first conference (Agency Transformation Live) and he covers not only the run-up to it but what happened behind the scenes too – really interesting and honest stuff from someone finding their feet and ending up with a runaway success that is back in 2020!
This is a great podcast each week which will make you laugh at times and at others – scramble for a pen to note down great ideas! Don’t miss it! (over 200+ episodes in the archive to binge on, time to cancel Netflix for a bit).
Look out for the accompanying YouTube channel which is packed with advice too.
4. Agency Highway with James Rose
Agency Highway comes from ContentSnare owner, James Rose. He interviews well-known people in the WordPress and digital space – from the importance of UX to how to properly scope your projects and working remotely with teams successfully.
There is a lot of useful information in these episodes that you can apply to your business. You’ll find plenty discussed that you wouldn’t have even thought of when it comes to freelancer or agency life.
We particularly like the relaxed way of interviewing which makes you engage greater with the content and with over 60+ episodes in the archive, there is absolutely something for everyone there already!
5. The Admin Bar with Kyle van Deusen and guests
The Admin Bar Podcast is hosted by Kyle Van Deusen and Matt Sebert with also visiting guests. Topics range from finding clients, working out your marketing strategy, WordPress (of course) and interviews with plugin companies and course creators!
Interestingly they interview other podcast creators too (so you kinda get double-value from this, right?) and they have over 35+ episodes in the archives – so take your pick or just binge them all!
6. Noah Kagan Presents with Noah Kagan
Noah aka Oatmeal aka .. (listen to his podcast, you’ll get it) – comes at you with weekly tips to help you get motivated, think differently and basically work smarter (all wins in our book!).
With great guests and interviews he delivers short(ish), sharp podcasts with really helpful tips – and makes you think ‘why didn’t I think of that?’ – you’ll laugh or cry (?) at some of the suggestions he offers up – but if you follow just 1/10th of what he says you’ll be a happier, more profitable and super human all-round!
As a bonus, he just loves giving stuff away and he’s the founder of the super cool AppSumo.com too – don’t miss this podcast!
7. Marketing Development Podcast with Pete Everitt
We’ve been listening to Pete for quite a while now – his podcast is aimed at marketing consultants and professionals alike and he covers lots of expert marketing advice.
Delivered by him directly and with guests sometimes too – you’ll learn lots of really useful marketing tips out there from people who have tried and tested all the methods so you don’t have to (doesn’t get much better than that really does it?!)
Some of Pete’s guests include some of the big names you’ll find in the WordPress/Digital space who really bring some excellent value to his already top podcast.
There are over 70+ episodes available in the archive currently, go forth and binge!
8. Freelance to Founder with Brandon Hull
Freelancer to Founder from Millo is an absolute MUST HAVE podcast – this series and others (including the amazing year-long ‘My Freelance Life‘ which covers someone (Andy) leaving their job and becoming a freelancer for 12 months) are podcasts you don’t want to miss.
Interviews with freelancers, agency owners and renowned marketers – you’ll pick up so much great advice from these podcasts – you’ll wonder how you missed it previously!
With over 80 episodes in the archive ranging from ‘How this freelance developer got 400,000+ students on Udemy’ to ‘From “failure” to $43,000/month business’ – you can be sure plenty of these episodes will catch your attention with some very interesting stories.
9. How I Built It with Joe Casabona
Ever used or seen a product and wondered ‘how did they come up with that?’ ‘I wonder what it took to make that product?’
Well, Joe Casabona is your man! His podcast covers some of the most interesting people out there who have created products used by millions!
From stories of how startups got their first financing (and more important, first paying customers!) to how they went on to acquire rivals or even be acquired themselves, some of the stories you’ll hear are absolutely fascinating (and plenty of ‘Why I didn’t I think of that?’ moments too!)
With over 145+ episodes in the archives for you to binge on, there will be many a product or service you’ll be familiar with on here!
10. Landing Page School with Nicholas Scalice
Landing Pages. Probably one of the hardest pages to get on your site right – because let’s face it, if you don’t get that right, your visitor will be back at Google searching for a competitor of yours before you know it!
That’s where Nicholas Scalice comes in with his Landing Page School Podcast – now you can listen to and pick up LOTS of tips on how to create the ideal landing pages – from how not to be too ‘salesy’ to running A/B tests – Nicholas has got it all covered in his podcast!
There are over 75+ episodes in the archive we guarantee you’ll find a heap of things you’ve never thought of before. Just make sure you apply all that knowledge to your landing pages!
Bonus Podcast: Reply All by Gimlet Media
Taking in all the incredible information from our list of podcasts can be quite tiring – so, settle back with an episode of Reply All and enjoy some of the quirkiest stories from around the internet!
From episodes such as what is behind the latest, strangest collection of memes circulating on Twitter to the co-hosts visiting India and tracking down one of the remote-tech-support scams you may have heard about – this podcast has everything and a bit more! The ‘Super Tech Support’ podcasts are some of the best, covering the most tricky and weirdest internet-quirky things many of us have encountered and Reply All gets to the bottom of them!
Regular hosts PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman have been running the show since 2014 and there are over 160+ episodes currently. This is the ultimate light-hearted podcast to wind down to after a busy day!
We hope you enjoyed our podcast roundup – this should keep you busy for quite a while!
Let us know if you know any other great podcasts in the comments!