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Top 6 business podcasts to keep you inspired this summer

Want to keep learning while you enjoy the sun? Here are six interesting Canadian productions to add to your list.

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Young woman relaxing on park bench listening to ipodFrom insights about financial technology to interviews with influential business leaders, these podcasts will keep you informedand entertainedduring your summer break (Getty Images/martin-dim)

Business doesn’t take summer vacation—but fortunately, you do. But just because you’re taking some time away from the office doesn’t mean you can’t be productive. 

While driving to the cottage or lounging in the park, stay inspired with these insightful and entertaining Canadian business podcasts.

1) FOR COAST-TO-COAST BUSINESS: CANADA’S PODCAST

More than just a simple podcast, Canada’s Podcast is an online community for entrepreneurs to stay connected locally and across the country. The episodes, hosted by a variety of experts, feature an interview with a unique Canadian entrepreneur from cities across the country. They discuss how they got started, how they’re expanding, networking events they attend, offer helpful advice, and more. The podcast also has French-language episodes for francophone entrepreneurs.

2) FOR THE TECH OBSESSED: FINTECH IMPACT

Hosted by award-winning financial planner Jason Pereira, the podcast examines all things related to financial technology. No longer a sector that is slow to adopt new technology, financial services is brimming with innovation. Episodes feature interviews with different fintech entrepreneurs about what they do and their impact on consumers, incumbents and the industry.

3) FOR THE ECONOMIST EXPERTS: ECONOMICS DETECTIVE RADIO

Host Garrett Petersen started Economics Detective Radio when he determined too few podcasts catered to people with more advanced economics interests. The podcast covers economic theory and history, banking, finance, markets, education and consists of long-form interviews. Some episodes run close to an hour—which may be just what you’re looking for on those longer road trips.

4) & 5) FOR THE BUDDING ENTREPRENEUR: STARTUP CANADA PODCASTS

A double billing, as Startup Canada features several noteworthy podcasts. The Startup Canada Podcast brings together, celebrates and gives a voice to Canada’s entrepreneurship community. Host Rivers Corbett speaks to key players for insights on everything from social innovation to the future of work. Meanwhile, The Thrive Podcast for Women Entrepreneurs connects listeners to experts, mentorship, training and tools to help make your vision a reality. 

6) FOR FUTURE LEADERS: THE BUSINESS LEADERSHIP PODCAST

An award-winning podcast to inspire the next generation of business leaders. Host and entrepreneur, Edwin Frondozo interviews influential leaders and change makers in North America, touching on diverse topics such as building a brand and creating high-performing teams. A recent episode talks to a body language expert on the importance of non-verbal communication.

MAKE IT A SUMMER OF LEARNING

For even more podcast choices, see CPA Canada’s recommendations for top Canadian money podcasts to improve your financial literacy. If you prefer sitting down with a good book, see the top business books to add to your reading list.