Due to the complicated nature of the role, product managers face a scarcity of resources to address the specific challenges they face. It is nearly impossible to keep abreast of all the areas like technology trends, design, competition, sales, marketing & growth tools which affect product development. One of the resources to glean insights and techniques from is podcasts. Podcasts have become a valuable and indispensable source of information for learning best practices and get a different perspective on multiple disciplines that product managers have to master not only in their career but also on a day to day basis.
If you are a product manager, by default you will be very busy and will find it hard to squeeze time out of your schedule. But the audio nature of the podcast format enables you to listen while commuting or working on something else.
Here are the top 5 podcasts you should follow if you are a product manager or aspiring to be one:
This is Product Management
Hosted by Mike Fishbein, from alphahq, an end-to-end customer development platform, TIPM hosts a good collection of podcasts. The guests on the podcasts are deliberately chosen from varied backgrounds and you will always find a different perspective on a host of topics. Instead of following a Q&A format, this one is divided into multiple byte sized topics which are easy to navigate. Listen here
Product Hunt is my favorite haunt for a daily dose of new products. Apart from discovering new products/apps/e-books/plugins, you’ll also get to know the thought process of the makers of the products in the comments section, which is a valuable resource. Apart from these they have a very high quality podcast they host. Each week makers ,investors and others from the startup community discuss products and share their stories. I highly recommend you to follow this podcast. Listen here
Irrespective of whether you are a B2B/SaaS product manager or not, this podcast should be on your list. Hosted by Harry Stebbings, this podcast always amazes me with new insights and clarity on SaaS companies. You will get to know a lot from the SaaS founders, VCs and VPs and this one of the best podcasts. Listen here
Hosted by Justin Jackson, this is a great podcast which features great products and the makers of those products. I got hooked onto this podcast when Nir Eyal, the author of the book: Hooked: How to build habit forming products, was interviewed. That was an insightful interview and this podcast has been on my list ever since. Listen here
Intercom’s podcast is a fabulous resource to keep track of product trends, startups, design and marketing. Intercom also has fantastic blog which features great content to keep abreast of all the trends in the technology space.Listen here
Did I miss out any other good resource? Do let me know in the comments.
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