Founders podcast helps you learn from founders that came before you. For every episode I read a biography of an entrepreneur and pull out ideas you can use in your life.

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You can see a full list of the books covered here.

What people are saying

A kale smoothie for your brain.
— The Best Commute
Founders is clearly created by someone that listens to a lot of podcasts and wants to craft a fine listening experience. He aims to bring out what he finds interesting about the great entrepreneurs in history and our time. Simply executed and to the point.
— Mobious
David I think you underestimate the power this podcast has on its listeners. You have brought life to some of the biographies that I have admittedly picked up and put down over the past few years. There’s always so much to take away from every single episode. There is 4 to 5 episodes I have even listened to more than 3 times.
— TK Gondo
Presenter does a great job at breaking down key points of the biography. He elaborates with such clarity, helps you understand the entrepreneur mindset and intentions in business. Highly recommend!
— CJ

List of episodes

Richard Branson (Virgin Group) Part 2

Richard Branson (Virgin Group)

Bernie Marcus (The Home Depot)

Paul Allen (Microsoft)

Ray Dalio (Bridgewater)

Dee Hock (Visa)

Ben Horowitz (Opsware & Andreessen Horowitz)

Edwin Land (Polaroid)

Walt Disney #2 (The Walt Disney Company)

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk

Sam Zemurray (Cuyamel Fruit Company/The Banana King)

Nolan Bushnell (Atari & Chuck E. Cheese)

George Lucas (Lucasfilm, Pixar, THX & Industrial Light and Magic)

Ed Catmull (Pixar)

Levi Strauss (Levi Strauss & Co)

Jack Ma (Alibaba)

Peter Thiel (PayPal, Palantir, & Founders Fund)

Elon Musk #2 (SpaceX, Tesla, PayPal)

David Packard (Hewlett-Packard)

The Wright Brothers (The Wright Company)

Paul English (Kayak)

Henry Ford #2 (The Ford Motor Company)

James Dyson (Dyson Company)

Danny Lewin (Akamai Technologies)

Jim Clark (Netscape, Silicon Graphics, WebMD)

Evan Spiegel (Snapchat)

John Carmack & John Romero (ID Software/DOOM)

Danny Meyer (Shake Shack & Union Square Hospitality Group)

Steve Jobs #2 (Apple, Pixar, NeXT)

Yvon Chouinard (Patagonia)

Jeff Bezos (Amazon & Blue Origin)

John D. Rockefeller (Standard Oil)

Leonardo da Vinci

Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook)

Elon Musk Part 3: How and Why SpaceX Will Colonize Mars

Elon Musk Part 2: How Tesla Will Change The World

Elon Musk Part 1: The Cook & The Chef, Elon Musk's Secret Sauce

Phil Knight (Nike)

Henry Ford (The Ford Motor Company)

Robert Noyce (Intel & Fairchild Semiconductor)

Ray Kroc (McDonald’s)

Sam Walton (Walmart)

Steve Jobs (Apple, Pixar, & NeXT)

Joseph P. Kennedy (The Kennedy Family)

Thomas Edison (Edison Electric Light Company)

Walt Disney (The Walt Disney Company)

Elon Musk (SpaceX, Tesla, Paypal)

More Praise For Founders Podcast

This podcast is awesome. Really interesting to hear all the points in books you found interesting. Keep it up! Can’t wait for the next episode.
— Sandra
5 stars for the content alone. The host grabs relevant parts of the book and discusses it in detail. If you’re a fan of the 80/20 rule then this podcast is for you
— Jon
Love the podcast. So much learning from super successful founders. Very interesting.
— Faizan
Great insights and summaries on business founders. Every podcast is filed with useful information, wise words and great ideas. Well read, interesting and easy to follow along.
— Chris
Such a great podcast. I’m never disappointed by the content and find myself binge listening to episodes. Highly recommend.
— Big Grego
This podcast is awesome. Really interesting to hear all the points in books you found interesting. No other podcast really breaks it down and connects the dots. I love the long format and for the first time ever I look forward to every Monday. Keep it up!
— Rxer
I love how he doesn’t just attempt to summarize all these lessons from the books but only highlights what he finds interesting. I also love his authenticity and style. Overall, I’d highly recommend listening to this!
— Vince
I really enjoy these! Keep up the great work. From New Zealand.
— David
I wrote Fortran in 1967. Helped start Apple in Europe in 1980. This podcast is great.
— Jack
The production value is no Radio Lab but the content is excellent. Great idea for a podcast!! I don’t miss an episode.
— J Rodgers
This is quickly becoming one of my favorite new podcasts! As an aspiring entrepreneur and avid biography lover I’m so excited to finally have a podcast which bridges the gap for me. I love the way Founders gives you the highlights of the careers and lives of great men. Yet also manages to stay out of the weeds thus making the best use of your time. Subscribe and even become a patron, you won’t regret it.
— Harp and Clay
Super stoked on this podcast! If I could give you all the money in the world to record the podcast 24 hours a day...I would.
— Emendenhalle