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10 Fashion business podcasts to engage and inspire

Antony Hawman
10 July 2020

The way we consume information has changed dramatically in the last decade, both in our personal and professional lives.  We now binge on TV series on demand and read our weekend newspaper on our iPhone on the go.

Our work life is really no different in terms of the way we digest insights and our need to be inspired and learn from other business leaders is greater than ever. Welcome to the stage…the podcast! The handy on-the-go tool to inspire and energise anyone in business.

We love podcasts here at so we’ve compiled a list of 10 that we think are worth a listen. It beats another Zoom meeting eh?

  1. Business Unusual from Vodaphone Business.

Hosted by the smart and witty Claudia Winkleman, this podcast is for anyone in the start-up / scale-up business community.


2. Monocle 24: The Entrepreneurs

Monocle the global affairs & lifestyle magazine brings you various entrepreneurs from all walks of business life from Founders of disruptive protein powder companies to artisan bakers. Topics covered will inspire any business owner large or small in fashion or not.

3. LaunchMetrics #fashiontalks #beautytalks

LaunchMetrics, the technology & data analytics company bring you episodes with leading industry figures on the digital strategies shaping the fashion and beauty sectors.

4. How I Built This with Guy Raz

The podcast from NPR brings you into the world of the innovators, entrepreneurs, idealists, and the stories behind the businesses they built.

5. The Fashion Feed

With over 10 years as a fashion buyer, Elizabeth Stiles has buckets of useful insights for anyone thinking about launching a fashion business.

6. Mr Porter: The Details

Described as ‘A Style Obsessive’s Guide To The Finer Details Of Menswear’, this podcast takes you on a journey around the globe and sparks insightful conversations with top designers and business leaders.

7. The Dairy of a CEO by Steven Bartlett

Anyone running a business knows how lonely it is at the top. Well you’re not alone. Stephen gives you a view behind the scenes of being a CEO and discussing those dark thoughts on challenges that we all face. A truly inspiring listen.

8. Fashion No Filter

Journalists Camille Charriere and Monica Ainley invite some of fashion’s biggest names from Venessa Friedman to Eva Chen to chew the fat on our great industry such as our obsession with social media to accountability in the fashion industry.

9. Courier Weekly

Courier is ‘the media brand for the new generation of people wanting to live and work on their own term’s. Hosted by Courier’s Editor, Dan Giacopelli, this podcast gives those looking to launch or grow their business the inspiration needed to succeed.

10. Podcasts

Insert shameless plug here! We couldn’t let you go without telling you about our podcasts -  ‘In Conversation,  our fashion series and ‘The Beauty Edit’, our series dedicated to the beauty & Grooming sectors. We speak to business leaders to bring you inspiring stories, retail insights and conversation from fashion and beauty’s most influential brands.

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