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Podcasts for Bootstrappers and Solopreneurs (startupclarity.com)
77 points by charlieirish on Apr 11, 2014 | hide | past | web | favorite | 11 comments



Great list! There's a few of my favourites on here and then some I hadn't heard of, which is excellent news.

I started out listening to Startups For the Rest of Us and it is definitely one of the best. However, I feel that more recently they seem to be running out of ideas for fresh topics, which is completely understandable when you've recorded 179 episodes.

More recently, I've really come to like Bootstrapped with Kids. As the article says, it's honest and funny. For someone who is still working 9-5 and hoping to make the jump to a bootstrapped existence, this podcast lets you hear from real people in a similar stage of the progression.


One hand yeah after a while you start running out of new topics. However over the time required to record that many episodes you'd think the state of affairs around SOME of them would have changed, warranting a revisit to talk about the new now.


I think Brecht is hilarious - and I really like that they are constantly swearing on the podcast. Plus kids in the background keep it real.


As a certified mega-fan (Currently I've listened to 225 of 239 total episodes) I feel like it is my obligation to rep http://www.tropicalmba.com/

If you are interested in hacking systems you'll love this podcast. Things like geographical arbitrage while bootstapping (baseline expenses somewhere cheap, sell to customes where its expensive) and tax "loopholes" like the advantages of a Hond Kong corporation or the "Foreign Earned Income Exclusion" (internet businesses can get 95K completely tax free == 30-40K extra in the bank).

To top it off the two hosts, Dan and Ian, are just plain entertaining. One of their recent riffs about owning fork lift while still being location-independent made me choke on my lunch w/ laughter.

Here are my top 10 of the 225 episodes I've listened to: http://www.tropicalmba.com/services/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/consulting/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/21-century-financial-script/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/focused-marketing-business-opport... http://www.tropicalmba.com/remote/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/thoughtexperiments/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/adwords/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/email/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/valetparking/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/predictions/


I'm a huge fan as well. I even post my notes on each episode at http://www.personalopz.com. The podcast came on my radar a year ago on April's Fools Day when they switched with Startups For the Rest of Us.

I'm technically location independent from my job but not location independent family wise. I live vicariously though Dan and Ian for the time being.


I really enjoy Techzing. Fun, long, unstructured discussions on technology and startups with a lot of personal insight. Excellent hosts!


Along the same vein, I recently started a podcast about building hardware and physical products. While it's not specifically about bootstrapping, many of the guests so far have are bootstrappers or Kickstarter-backed. The first episode with Studio Neat has some particularly good insights on the topic: http://edgemade.com


Looks like a really good list. "Business of Freelancing" and "Kalzumeus" have been transformative for my consulting business. Also a big fan of "chasing product". I had been looking for more podcasts in this vein and I'll have to check out more of these. Does anyone have any suggestions for particularly great episodes of any of these?


Glad to have helped.


The problem with most of the podcasts in this space is 90% of the people they interview (and the hosts themselves) are in the "make money online" / self help / social media space.

Everyone's key to location independence or bootstrapped income is teaching everyone else about location independence or bootstrapped income.


Most of these are new to me, though I have really enjoyed Bootstrapped.fm so far. The guys are not shy about sharing their doubts (e.g. whether SaaS is the right way to go for everything) and that's really refreshing.




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