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15 of Our Favorite Podcasts for Freelancers to Tune Into

We all learn differently. Some of us prefer to read, some of us prefer to learn in person at conferences or live events, and some of us learn by plugging in our headphones and turning on a podcast while we walk our pet or unwind between clients.

For those of you who fall into that last bucket, we’ve decided to make a little cheat sheet for you.

Here are some of the podcasts for freelancers, solopreneurs, creators, and the self-employed that have taught us some valuable lessons. We were even lucky enough to be guests on some of them!

Some of our favorite podcasts for freelancers, solopreneurs, creators, and the self-employed!

15-Minute Freelancer by Louise Shanahan

If you don’t have a lot of time to devote to podcast episodes—but you still want to tune in—Louise has you covered! Each bite-sized episode shares tips, ideas, and strategies for being your own boss while creating a business (and life) you enjoy living.

Check out our episode, where we shared how to position yourself as a freelancer and set pricing—two things we’ve learned during our multiple years freelancing.

Brave New Work with Aaron and Rodney

It’s all in the way you work. That’s what Aaron Dignan and Rodney Evans are helping freelancers understand with each episode. Tune in to discover a more adaptive way of working, why that matters, and how it can make you better at what you do.

Freelance to Fortune with Jessica Pereira

Dig into all the exciting and messy parts of running a freelance business with Jessica Pereira. She speaks with freelance writers about how they reached their “fortune”—sharing actionable tips and inspiring stories along the way.

We talked with Jessica about how we went from corporate to freelance, how to shift into a business owner mindset, and more. Check it out!

Mindset Reset Radio with Jessica Thiefels

Jessica’s podcast covers all things mindset, business, and creating a life you love by living with intention. She chats with guests that share a unique perspective and actionable insights so you always walk away with something new for yourself or your business.

Freelance Writing Coach by Emma and Kaleigh

Kaleigh Moore and Emma Siemasko teach listeners how to create a successful writing business. Dig in for episodes on client relations, boundary-setting, rates, proposals, and more. So many good topics, so little time!

Don’t miss our episode where we talked about something close to our hearts: battling and managing burnout as a freelancer.

The Writer’s Co-Op with Jenni and Wudan Yan

Jenni Gritters and Wudan Yan call their podcast an audio business handbook for freelancers. Get a transparent look into what it takes to run a successful and resilient freelance business (we know how hard that can be!), covering everything from negotiation to organization.

Freelance Feels with Jenny Stallard

Tune into Freelance Feels for practical advice, real-world experiences, and great conversation. In each episode, Jenny chats with a different entrepreneur or freelancer about how to “get through this life we call freelance.” As you might imagine, everyone has a different way of approaching this challenge, which makes it such a great podcast.

On our episode with Jenny, we talked about some of our favorite topics, including finding balance and autonomy, remote work, and more.

The Coast Podcast by Whitney and Emilie

Whitney Popa and Emilie Givens talk with people who are doing life their own way, from creatives to entrepreneurs. Their goal is to show you the possibility of taking the road less traveled, a topic that we love!

In our episode, we talked about building a business, women and wealth, and what to look for in new clients.

The Deliberate Freelancer with Melanie Padgett Powers

Mel’s podcast is jam-packed with unique insights about running your business, from how to keep going when you’re grieving to having tough conversations with clients. Her guests bring as much experience and insight as she does, making this a powerful podcast to have on rotation.

Get More Done with Ben Dlugiewicz

Sometimes the smallest changes have the biggest impact—we’ve definitely experienced this for ourselves. Ben uses his podcast to share insights from inspiring managers, leaders, and business owners on how these seemingly insignificant shifts can make a significant change.

Tune into our episode where we chat with Ben about the major pain points that freelancers face and how we’re helping solve for them through community and product.

The Freelance Pod with Suchandrika Chakrabarti

This unique podcast focuses on one interesting topic: how the Internet has revolutionized the work of each guest. Suchandrika speaks with guests of all walks of life, from the MEL Magazine Deputy Editor to the Twitter Director of Curation. Tune in for interesting conversations with a diverse range of people!

10q Interview with Chris Hutchings

This podcast touches on nearly every topic you can think of because it’s all about each person’s unique story and insights. Chris’s goal is to get into the mind of his guests and figure out what makes them tick. What better way to learn and grow as a freelancer yourself?

In our episode, we talked about one-way versus two-way doors and building a business from scratch.

Being Boss with Emily Thompson

What does it take to be a boss as a creative freelancer, business owner, or side-hustler? More importantly, what does it mean to do this work for a living? We’re big fans of the topics Emily covers (you know we’re all about mindset and feeling empowered!) in this must-listen podcast for freelancers.

Business Banter with Mark Poppen

Mark’s goal is simple: find out what gets other freelancers and business owners up in the morning. You may just find you relate to many of the people he talks to (I know we do!) as they share their stories of becoming a freelancer and the lessons they learned along the way.

When we spoke with Mark, we shared how and why we’re building Harlow to help freelancers stress less and work happier.

Keepin’ Tabs by Tabitha Kraack

Tabitha’s interview format is fun and original—bringing together her local community and a wider-reaching community to bring in multiple perspectives. As you can imagine, the topics are as diverse as her guests and we just love tuning in and seeing her at work.

In our episode, we chat about maintaining balance and boundaries and share our advice for those who are starting their own businesses—so exciting and scary at the same time!

What’s your favorite podcast?

Feel free to reach out to us on Twitter (@samanthanderl or @meetharlow) and tell us which podcasts you tune into regularly.

We’ll be updating this list regularly and would love to hear what podcasts you think should be featured!

About the Author
Samantha is co-founder of Harlow. Previously she was a marketing and demand gen freelancer. She enjoys traveling, connecting with new people, spending time with her husband and their baby (a furry friend named Karl), and throwing back an extra dirty martini every now and then.

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