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Top 5 Product Management Podcasts For Product Managers


We love making the Product to Product podcast where we talk about all things product management with experienced product leaders, but also love listening to other ones too!

We like a variety of styles and focuses. Some spotlight tactical advice (like sharing product strategy, product management tools or how orgs decide what goes on their team roadmap), while others have a more holistic style of storytelling that dives into conversations with product people.

Here's Roadmunk’s top 5 product podcasts for product managers in 2020.

1. Product Love

The Product Love podcast is hosted by Eric Boduch, co-founder of Pendo. (The podcast is also owned by Pendo.)

In a recent episode, Nancy Wang, Head of Product at Amazon Web Services, was a featured guest. She spoke about representation in product as well as the difference between being a PM at Google versus Amazon.

Nancy started the non-profit Advancing Women in Product because it was difficult to find mentors in product management that looked like her. AWIP has surpassed 15,000 members and offers workshops, webinars and mentorship. The streams of programming cover a variety of product management topics, like technical skills, how to dive into product analytics, leading through influence and a more advanced look at how to handle board meetings.

2. Women in Tech with Ariana

The Women in Tech with Ariana podcast is hosted by Ariana Waller, who’s a keynote speaker, entrepreneur and innovator. Ariana has a background in Electrical Engineering as well as software development. She’s the founder of Wallway Technologies, a technology firm that offers services like mobile app development, UI/IX design, web applications and technology consulting. (The podcast, owned by Wallway Technologies, shares “resources to help women navigate the tech industry,” the show notes say.)

In 2019, a year after launching, Medium named it one of the top 10 podcasts for women in tech.

In a recent episode, Ariana interviewed Bukola Somide, the founder of CompSci ABC (Computer Science Awareness In Black Communities) and they spoke about the power of believing in yourself. Bukola also authored a children’s book titled “Somi The Computer Scientist” and is the creator of the first interactive computer science doll.

3. Master of Scale

Masters of Scale is hosted by LinkedIn’s co-founder Reid Hoffman and consists of conversations with company leaders. His guest list includes Microsoft’s co-founder Bill Gates, Spotify’s co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek as well as ClassPass’ founder and chair Payal Kadakia, just to name a few.

As a response to the covid-19 outbreak, they launched a spinoff series called Masters of Scale Rapid Response. The episodes offer “real-time time wisdom from leaders to leaders throughout the current crisis,” according to their website. The episodes have featured **TaskRabbit CEO Stacy Brown-Philpot, General Motors chair and CEO Mary Barra and Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky. **

Masters of Scale also proclaims to be the “first American media program to commit to gender balance for guests.”

4. The Growth Show

The Growth Show is hosted by Hubspot’s VP of Marketing Meghan Keaney Anderson. The podcast “explores the inspiring stories behind how people grow a business, an idea or a movement,” the show page says.

In an episode, Meghan interviews Arum Kang, the co-founder and CEO of the dating app Coffee Meets Bagel, about how she turned down a $30M offer from Mark Cuban on Shark Tank.

On one of the more recent episodes, Meghan spoke to Katherine Tallman, executive director at Coolidge Corner Theater about pivoting to online screening due to covid-19 and what she thinks future moviegoing experiences will look like.

5. This Is Product Management

This is Product Management is a podcast owned by Alpha. It’s hosted by Anuraag Verma, Alpha’s VP of customer development. Each of their episodes are titled “(BLANK) is product management” with examples being “Brand Strategy Research is Product Management” and “Building Distributed Teams is Product Management.”
The series takes a broad look at product management, with guests talking about tactics and strategies to speaking about development and user experience.

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That’s our list for now, but by no means is it an exhaustive list. There are always new shows popping up and we are constantly adding to our library too! If you have any feedback, feel free to send us a message at podcast@roadmunk.com.

As for our own podcast, in Roadmunk’s Product to Product season five, we talked about the growing pains of a scaling product company. We dug into topics of where it really hurts! We talked to product leaders about proper alignment, how to communicate effectively when growing the number of employees and even suggesting a toolkit for hyperscale. In our latest season, we focused on feedback and idea management. How does a team go from feedback to feature? You can catch the latest episode here or on your preferred podcast platform. Just search for “Product to Product.”

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