Published: July 9, 2020 | Updated: July 9, 2020

Eight of the best as we showcase the business podcasts you must lend an ear to this weekend

By Andrew Diprose, editor

Doing the Biz is our weekly guide to the best business podcasts in Dorset, all compiled in one handy list.

Brought to you in association with Podcast Labs, we update every Friday on Dorset Biz News.

Please contact us at editor@dorsetbiznews.co.uk if you have a business podcast for inclusion.

Good listening!

Title: Word on the Street

Presenter: Katie Street, Street Agency

Guest: Ben Holt, British Red Cross, Tech & Innovation Lead,

Brief description: Stop finding solutions before you’ve actively listened to the problem. Don’t just get caught up in the exciting, big picture, vision for the future. Episode 1 of Word on the Street welcomes Ben Holt, Technology and Innovation Lead at the British Red Cross who discusses the experiences he has had with agencies in his current and former roles where the relationships have worked well, and others not so. Katie and Ben delve into the magic of diversity in team dynamics, how collaboration between clients and agencies should and needs to change and where smaller agencies tend to run into problems. Ben’s sound advice and experience shines a light on issues from the outside looking in, giving a fresh perspective on how a client needs and wants to be treated by agencies at large.

Producer: Podcast Labs

Platform details:

Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2OagGo4

Listen on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/322Zd99

Title: Making Passenger

Presenter: Tom Quay & Matt Morgan, Passenger

Featured Guest: James Carney, Finance & Commercial Director of Blackpool Transport

Brief Description: James Carney, Finance & Commercial Director of Blackpool Transport, joins Tom and Matt to talk about how Blackpool is continuing to make buses the first choice for its residents and visitors by being there with the ‘wow’. Habit change, the power of the penny and insight into Blackpool Transport’s future plans for becoming a centre of excellence for electric vehicles are discussed – and some ‘third glass of chablis conversations’ are fondly reminisced on!

Producer: Podcast Labs

Platform details:

Listen online: https://bit.ly/2VZCSW3

Listen on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3fgKqeH

Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3iL5iwN

Title: Reflective Practice for Tomorrow’s Global Leaders

Presenters: Jackie Arnold & Elaine Patterson

Topic: How to lead wisely in a global, virtual and diverse world through a new leadership style; Executive Reflection

Brief description: The world in which we work has become a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous space. Leaders find themselves working globally and virtually with extreme uncertainty, rich diversity and unprecedented complexity. In episode 2,  hear from Executive Coaches, Jackie Arnold and Elaine Patterson as they explain how a new leadership style, Executive Reflection can help businesses lead wisely through positive energy, deep listening, acceptance of differences and speaking from the heart. Learn how you can support leaders to make sure they’re on the right track to achieve the United Nations, 17 Global Goals based around poverty, equality, diversity and sustainability.

Producer: Podcast Labs

Platform details:

Listen online: https://bit.ly/3i7JtHz

Listen on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Aa6kBh

Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3eCGHbi

 Title: Humans of Hospitality

Presenter: Mark Cribb

Guest: Andrea Rasca – Founder Mercato Metropolitano

Brief description: Andrea is a walking philosopher with some very strong opinions on the ethics of business and the community around food and drink. I’ve interviewed Andrea before about his business and journey, but today we focus on the recent opening of his latest venue in an absolutely stunning old church in Mayfair. Andrea stayed open in some guise throughout the lockdown since their business is pretty diverse from a deli, bakery and shop through to street trade units.

Producer: Mark Cribb, Urban Guild

Platform details:

Listen online: https://bit.ly/2ZRpAMx

Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3ebTQXx

Listen on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2W2nckS

Title: Evolve to Succeed

Presenter: Warren Munson

Company: Evolve Members

Featured Guest: Mark Northey – Leadership, resilience and community

Brief description: Mark Northey, owner of Norco Composites, discusses his interesting entrepreneurial journey – leaving home at 16 and taking over the family business aged 21 under challenging circumstances, before going on to develop a highly-regarded composites company.

Producer: Podcast Labs

Platform details:

Listen online: https://bit.ly/3cLjamt

Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2AJrIgZ

Listen on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2W0RaWy

Title: Talent Talks Podcast

Presenter: Martin Smith

Company: Talent Drive

Featured Guest: Andrew MacAskill, Founder of Executive Career Jump

Brief description: Are you selling yourself short? In a world where we’re constantly bombarded with information how can you make yourself stand out to your next employer? Andrew MacAskill, Founder of Executive Career Jump heads up this week’s conversation with over 16 years experience in the recruitment industry and having run his own business now for just short of two years. He talks us through the importance of personal branding, professionally authentic content and his thoughts on how the job market is going to pan out amidst these challenging times.

Producer: Podcast Labs

Platform details:

Listen online: https://bit.ly/2ObF74F

Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2YV4eyJ

Listen on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Apqk2L

Listen on Google: https://bit.ly/38qtwaU

Title: You Are The Media Bitesize

Presenter: Mark Masters

Company: The ID Group

Topic: Lessons From Three Years Of Learning Rolled Into Six Months

Brief description: You can future proof your business by building a community around it. 2020 has been a very busy year for so many people in terms of figuring out how to be relevant, holding on and just weathering the pandemic storm. As You Are The Media prepares to take a short summer break, here’s what I’ve learnt.

Producer: You Are The Media

Platform details:

Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2ZNBeYU

Listen on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Ds4HQH

 Title: The 10th Degree Podcast

Presenter: Anthony Story

Featured Guest: Liz Willingham, Founder of Liz Lean PR and Director at the British Chamber of Commerce

Brief description: In the thick of a crisis like the coronavirus, your business communications have to change and hiding under a rock is really not going to serve you. As a PR Business Leader, Founder of Liz Lean PR and Director at the British Chamber of Commerce, Liz Willingham is helping businesses daily navigate their way through.In this podcast she delves into why businesses should maintain communications and customer relationships, the importance of reputation and how to adapt and be creative in business during uncertain times. Away from the coronavirus challenge, we also discuss how to implement a PR strategy, cover the old school question – is there such a thing as bad publicity? Analyse the power of a pet story, the rise of becoming “Tik Tok famous” and share a few examples of sneaky and amusing accidental PR stunts she’s pulled herself in the past!

Producer: Podcast Labs

Platform details:

Listen online: https://www.10thdegree.co.uk/post/liz-willingham

Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2DhUExl

Listen on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2ZWtdkv