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7 Binge-worthy Podcasts for Designers, Architects, Entrepreneurs and Homeowners

Jennifer Richardson #architecture #design #podcast

Perfect for a long drive! 
Here is a list of our favorite podcasts to help you keep up with the latest ideas in running a successful design oriented business, industry trends and making your house a home.

Are you new to podcasts and not sure how to listen?  You're in for a real treat!  Instructions are at the bottom of this post.

Got a favorite podcast that we did not mention?  Add it to the comments section below.

1. For Interior Designers:  Business of Design Podcast with Kimberley Seldon 

Kimberly Seldon

Host: Kimberley Seldon

Kimberly shares the secrets and processes that she employs in running her successful and profitable interior design business, and she also interviews other designers and members of the trade. A new episode released every Monday.

2. For Home Design Professionals:  Business of Home 

Business of Home

Host: Dennis Scully

Guests vary weekly from all different aspects of the design world.  Advice caries from expanding your audience, building your brand, to the many different challenges in the industry. A new episode is released every Monday.

3. For Hotel and Restaurant Designers: Hospitality Design:  What I’ve Learned 

What I've Learned

Host: Stacy Shoemaker Rauen

Stacey Shoemaker Rauen talks with restaurant and hotel and design leaders about how they got to where they are, what drives them, and their biggest lessons learned. A new episode is released every other Tuesday.

4. For General Design Enthusiasts: Clever 

Clever Podcast pic

Hosts: Jaime Derringer and Amy Devers

This is a podcast all about design.  Jaime and Amy interview interior and product designers, photographers, and many others, and talk with them about how they got started, their processes, and keys to success. A new episode is released every Monday.

5. For Architects: The Business of Architecture UK 

Bus of Architecture UK

Host: Rion Willard

Rion interviews other architects and experts with topics to help people build and promote a successful architecture business.  There is a US edition of this podcast also, but we find the British version has more substance! New episodes are released several times a month.

6. For Entrepreneurs:   How I Built This with Guy Raz

Guy Image

Host: Guy Raz

Guy Raz talks with the the founders of the world's best known companies and gets their stories on how they built their business. How I Built This is a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built. A new episode is released every Sunday.

7. For Homeowers: Home with Dean Sharp 

Dean Podcast image

Host: Dean Sharp

During the week, Dean Sharp is a design director, creating luxury estates in exclusive Los Angeles neighborhoods.  Every weekend, Dean shares his expertise with homeowners on KFI, covering a wide range of topics from architecture and design, to the nuts and bolts of DIY projects, and takes calls from listeners.  Listen without the ads! New episodes are released every Saturday and Sunday.

New to Podcasts?  Here's how to listen...

Each of the links to the podcasts above brings you to the podcast's website where it will tell you specific apps on where to listen in addition to streaming on the website.  All of the podcast episodes can be streamed from any computer.  To use on a mobile device, below are some apps you can download.  I (Jen) personally have an Android phone and mostly use Castbox or YouTube (all podcasts above are on both). 
Insider Tip:  Some applications allow you to absorb the content faster, by allowing you to listen at 1.5x or 2x the normal speed.
Apple The Apple Podcast app comes built into every iOS device, with syncing.  Look for the icon below on your Apple iPhone.  Search for the podcasts that you want to try out, and subscribe to the ones that you like.
Apple Podcast
Android: For Android users, the YouTube app is automatically installed on devices.  Look for the the icon below on your Android phone.  The following apps can also be downloaded for free on Google Play: Google Podcasts, SoundCloud, iHeartRadio, Castbox, and Spotify.

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  • Cynthia Miller on

    Another favorite of mine is The Building Materials Marketing Podcast.

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