20+ Best WordPress Podcasts to Listen to in 2020

20+ Best WordPress Podcasts to Listen to in 2020

There are many mediums to continually upskill and upgrade your career as a WordPress developer blogs, or YouTube videos, or attending WordCamp events, or taking online courses.

There’s another fast-growing medium that you can use to learn more about WordPress development and also how to grow your business Podcasts!

Podcasts have been on the rise for the past two decades, and today there are over 800,000 podcasts in various niches, and that number is steadily growing. 

The benefits of listening to podcasts are numerous for a WordPress developer:

  • Education Gain insights, ideas, and tips on how to become a more proficient developer.
  • Grow Your Business  Learn proven ideas and strategies to build and scale your business.
  • Staying up-to-date Keep up with the latest trends and news in the world of WordPress.
  • Easy to Access Consume content anywhere desktop or your smartphones. Also, listen to them on the go (while commuting or even while working out). 
  • Cost-effective Most podcasts are free to subscribe and listen. It also reduces your necessity to travel to events or spend a lot of money on expensive online courses.

However, with the gaining popularity of podcasts and their sheer volume, it often becomes difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff (sort the good ones from the pack). 

It’s challenging to choose the most suitable podcast that you can benefit the most from.

The same challenge applies to WordPress podcasts as well. 

Our goal with this article is to help alleviate that problem so you don’t have to spend hours to pick and choose the right podcasts. Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best WordPress podcasts you can listen to grow your WordPress business, learn skills, level up your WordPress knowledge, and gain a competitive advantage.

We’ve made sure that all the podcasts in this list are still active and are consistently publishing valuable content. 

20+ WordPress Podcast to Listen to in 2020

1. WP Builds

wp builds podcast homepage
  • Host/ Producer Nathan Wrigley and David Waumsley.
  • Podcast Format Interview-style episodes (with WordPress developers and entrepreneurs).

In each episode the hosts interview experts, entrepreneurs, and developers from the WordPress community. They discuss topics ranging from plugins, themes, WordPress security, latest trends, etc.

They also release a 30-minute episode every Monday called “Weekly WordPress news” where they discuss the latest news and developments in the world of WordPress.

  • Podcast Audience  WordPress developers, users, enthusiasts.
  • Average Podcast Episode Length  40 minutes.
  • Frequency  Twice a Week.
  • Total # of Episodes  159 episodes (as of Jan 1, 2020).

2. WP Elevation WordPress Business Podcast

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  • Host/ Producer Troy Dean from WPElevation.
  • Podcast Format A combination of interview-style episodes (with prominent guests) and informational content (narrated by the host). 

The discussions are focused on helping WordPress business consultants (freelancers and agencies) to elevate their businesses. 

The guest interviews focus on helping you maintain and grow a successful WordPress practice. The topics range from how to get new clients, grow recurring revenue, market your business, and more!

  • Podcast Audience  WordPress consultants developers, freelancers or agencies.
  • Average Podcast Episode Length  30 minutes.
  • Frequency  Weekly.
  • Total # of Episodes  241 episodes (as of Jan 1, 2020).

3. How I Built It

how i built it podcast homepage
  • Host/ Producer Joe Casabona from Creator Courses.
  • Podcast Format Interview-style episodes (with developers and business builders).

In each episode, the host (Joe Casabona) interviews developers and entrepreneurs on how they have built successful products, websites or companies. 

Also, the podcast occasionally features marketing & business experts who share their wisdom on business growth topics blogging, public speaking, hiring, etc. to help listeners grow their businesses.

  • Podcast Audience  WordPress developers, digital entrepreneurs.
  • Average Podcast Episode Length  45 minutes.
  • Frequency  Weekly, every Tuesday.
  • Total # of Episodes  241 episodes (as of Jan 1, 2020).

4. Agency TrailBlazer

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  • Host/ Producer Lee Jackson.
  • Podcast Format Interview-style episodes (with agency owners and business experts).

The host (Lee Jackson) interviews agency owners and experts to discuss their journeys, experiences, and lessons learned to help the listeners grow a successful agency. 

The topics covered range from client management, business processes, creating project roadmaps, etc. Also, the podcast occasionally features marketing and business experts.

  • Podcast Audience  Web design agency owners.
  • Average Podcast Episode Length  35 minutes.
  • Frequency  Weekly, every Wednesday.
  • Total # of Episodes  247 episodes (as of Jan 1, 2020).

5. LMS Cast

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  • Host/ Producer Chris Badgett from LifterLMS.
  • Podcast Format — Interview-style episodes (with WordPress eLearning practitioners, developers, and experts).

Each episode features a business owner, marketer or course creator and they share their journeys and success stories on how they build thriving online courses and web-based businesses. Few of the episodes also feature subject matter experts who share their tips and best practices for marketing and building optimal online courses.

  • Podcast Audience  WordPress LMS (Learning Management System) enthusiasts, teachers, course creators, business owners, online marketers.
  • Average Podcast Episode Length  45 minutes.
  • Frequency  Weekly.
  • Total # of Episodes  263 episodes (as of Jan 1, 2020).

6. Kitchen Sink WP

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  • Host/ Producer Adam Silver from ConciergeWP.
  • Podcast Format Educational content (narrated by the host). 

Short episodes where the host (Adam Silver), a veteran WordPress enthusiast, and agency owner discusses all things WordPress tips, tricks, events, tools, etc. Also, the host occasionally interviews developers and business owners who use WordPress and they share their experiences and lessons.

  • Podcast Audience  WordPress users, developers, agency owners.
  • Average Podcast Episode Length  10 minutes.
  • Frequency  Weekly, every Monday.
  • Total # of Episodes  305 episodes (as of Jan 1, 2020).

7. PressForward

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  • Host/ Producer Nathan Wrigley from WP and UP.
  • Podcast Format Interview-style episodes (with WordPress developers and agency owners).

The episodes feature interviews with guests on how they manage to balance working from home and building a successful practice. 

The theme is different from other podcasts listed here. The PressForward Podcast focuses on supporting and promoting positive mental health within the WordPress community.

  • Podcast Audience  WordPress users, developers, freelancers, agencies, remote workers.
  • Average Podcast Episode Length  45 minutes.
  • Frequency  Weekly, every Wednesday.
  • Total # of Episodes  31 episodes (as of Jan 1, 2020).

8. The Matt Report

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  • Host/ Producer Matt Medeiros
  • Podcast Format   Interview-style episodes (with WordPress developers and consultants).

The episodes feature designers, consultants, and WordPress experts who share their strategies, lessons, success stories, and mistakes. 

The goal of the podcast is to help listeners to be more successful with their WordPress businesses. The topics include building new websites, marketing websites, productivity tips, etc.

  • Podcast Audience  WordPress business owners.
  • Average Podcast Episode Length  40 minutes.
  • Frequency  Twice a month.
  • Total # of Episodes  30 episodes (as of Jan 1, 2020).

9. The Kim Doyal Show

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  • Host/ Producer Kim Doyal
  • Podcast Format Interview-style episodes (with WordPress developers, online entrepreneurs).

Formerly the WordPress Chick Podcast, and recently re-branded as the Kim Doyal Show, this show now features discussions with a range of successful online business owners. The topics include online marketing, entrepreneurship, etc.

  • Podcast Audience  Online business owners.
  • Average Podcast Episode Length  40 minutes.
  • Frequency  Twice a month.
  • Total # of Episodes  223 episodes (as of Jan 1, 2020).

10. WP-Tonic 

wp tonic podcast page with latest episode

Each episode the hosts discuss ideas, insights, and strategies to help increase online business income using an LMS (Learning Management system) built on WordPress. 

The interviews also feature business owners and marketers from the WordPress community. Every Friday they also discuss the last WordPress stories in their weekly roundtable discussions.

  • Podcast Audience  WordPress LMS users, enthusiasts, and online entrepreneurs. 
  • Average Podcast Episode Length    40 minutes.
  • Frequency  Twice a week. 
  • Total # of Episodes  458 episodes (as of Jan 1, 2020).

11. WP WaterCooler

wp watercooler homepage with the latest episode post

The roundtable discussions are about practices, tips, and ideas to help maximize the power of WordPress. Each episode is love on Fridays (YouTube) which are then re-released on iTunes and other podcast mediums.

  • Podcast Audience  WordPress users, developers, enthusiasts.
  • Average Podcast Episode Length  30 minutes.
  • Frequency  Weekly,  every Friday.
  • Total # of Episodes  346 episodes (as of Jan 1, 2020).

12. Your Website Engineer

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In every episode the host (Dustin Hartzler) discusses tips, tricks to help you build a seamless WordPress website. The episodes are shorter and are meant to be educational so you can quickly learn and apply these tips to optimize your WordPress website.

  • Podcast Audience  Non-technical WordPress users.
  • Average Podcast Episode Length  15 minutes.
  • Frequency  Weekly,  every Wednesday.
  • Total # of Episodes  473 episodes (as of Jan 1, 2020).

13. The Get Options Podcast

the get options podcast homepage with the latest episode posted

Each week the co-hosts discuss a topic that focuses on helping WordPress business owners. The topics discussed include building and scaling a WordPress agency  how to find clients, marketing your website, pricing, etc. They also discuss the latest news affecting the web development world every week.

Also, they answer one to two specific questions from their listeners in each episode. The questions are all related to building a WordPress business.

  • Podcast Audience  WordPress developers and web development agencies.
  • Average Podcast Episode Length  45 minutes.
  • Frequency  Weekly,  every Wednesday.
  • Total # of Episodes  114 episodes (as of Jan 1, 2020).

14. Hallway Chats

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In each episode, the co-hosts bring on guests who are designers, developers, marketing consultants, content creators, and project managers that are passionate about WordPress and the wider web design community. 

They showcase unique individuals who are relatively new to their WordPress journeys.

  • Podcast Audience   WordPress users and enthusiasts.
  • Average Podcast Episode Length  30 minutes.
  • Frequency  Twice a month,  every other Thursday.
  • Total # of Episodes  118 episodes (as of Jan 1, 2020).

15. Women in WP

women in wp podcast homepage with the latest episode post

The co-hosts interview women who blog, design, develop and market in the WordPress community. The goal of the show is to bring awareness about the women in WordPress and also to encourage more diversity in the WordPress community.

  • Podcast Audience  WordPress users, bloggers, online entrepreneurs.
  • Average Podcast Episode Length  40 minutes.
  • Frequency  Bi-monthly, every other Monday.
  • Total # of Episodes  23 episodes (as of Jan 1, 2020).

16. Think Like a Hacker

think like a hacker podcast homepage with latest episode post
  • Host/ Producer Mark Maunder and Kathy Zant from Wordfence.
  • Podcast Format A combination of interview-style episodes (with website security experts) and informational content (narrated by the host). 

The discussions are focused on website security news, and also the latest trends in the WordPress community. Some of the episodes also include conversations with experts from both WordPress and information security communities.

  • Podcast Audience  WordPress users, website owners.
  • Average Podcast Episode Length  25 minutes.
  • Frequency  Weekly.
  • Total # of Episodes  62episodes (as of Jan 1, 2020).

17. Distributed, with Matt Mullenweg

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  • Host/ Producer Matt Mullenweg from Automattic.
  • Podcast Format Interview-style episodes (with remote work and telecommuting experts).

This podcast is hosted and produced by Automattic (the team behind WordPress, WooCommerce). In each episode, the host (Matt Mullenweg) interviews business leaders who have successfully built virtual & remote companies. 

The podcast is less about WordPress and more about the future of work virtual offices, collaboration, management. Automattic has 900+ employees around the world and most of them work remotely.

  • Podcast Audience  —  Developers, freelancers, business owners interested in working remotely and building a successful remote work company.
  • Average Podcast Episode Length  45 minutes.
  • Frequency  Bi-monthly,  every second Thursday.
  • Total # of Episodes  473 episodes (as of Jan 1, 2020).

18. The PressNomics Podcast

the pressnomics podcast page with latest episode
  • Host/ Producer Sean Tierney from Pagely.
  • Podcast Format  Interview-style episodes (with WordPress experts and successful marketers).

The episodes feature interviews with thought leaders and successful marketers from the WordPress community. The ideas and discussions will help you with ideas to help you take your business to the next level.

  • Podcast Audience  Web entrepreneurs, online marketers.
  • Average Podcast Episode Length  60 minutes.
  • Frequency  Weekly.
  • Total # of Episodes  18 episodes (as of Jan 1, 2020).  

19. Mastermind.FM

mastermind podcast homepage with latest episode
  • Host/ Producer Mark Zahra and Jean Galea from WP Mayor.
  • Podcast Format Interview-style episodes (with WordPress experts and successful marketers).

Each interview features interviews with seasoned entrepreneurs who share tips on growing a successful WordPress business.

  • Podcast Audience  WordPress developers, freelancers, agencies.
  • Average Podcast Episode Length  45 minutes.
  • Frequency  Bi-Weekly,  every second Tuesday.
  • Total # of Episodes  118 episodes (as of Jan 1, 2020).

20. WP eCommerce Show

the wp ecommerce show homepage with latest episode
  • Host/ Producer Bob Dunn
  • Podcast Format Interview-style episodes (with eCommerce business owners and marketers).

The podcast is discussions about all things WordPress eCommerce. The discussions are about helping build and grow an online store or monetizing a website. 

The episodes feature experts in social media, marketing, content marketing, SEO, and eCommerce related services and tools. Also, on occasion, they talk with eCommerce store owners who share their own stories.

  • Podcast Audience  WordPress eCommerce enthusiasts, online store owners.
  • Average Podcast Episode Length  30 minutes.
  • Frequency  Weekly,  every Tuesday.
  • Total # of Episodes  160 episodes (as of Jan 1, 2020).

21. WordPress Plugins from A to Z 

wp plugins a to z podcast homepage The Longest Running ClassicPress & WordPress Plugins Podcast
  • Host/ Producer John Overall and Marcus Couch.
  • Podcast Format Informational content (narrated by the hosts).

Each podcast episode revolved around discussions about a particular plugin niche or a specific plugin. Occasional episodes involve interviews with plugin developers and WordPress business owners.

  • Podcast Audience  WordPress users, developers, website owners.
  • Average Podcast Episode Length  25 minutes.
  • Frequency  Weekly,  every Thursday.
  • Total # of Episodes  441 episodes (as of Jan 1, 2020).

22. The WPMRR WordPress Podcast

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  • Hosts/ Producers Joe Howard from WPBuffs, and Christie Chirinos from  Liquid Web.
  • Podcast Format A combination of interview-style episodes (with prominent guests) and informational content (narrated by the host). 

The discussions are about helping WordPress professionals to build and grow a recurring revenue business. 

They also bring on experts to talk about common WordPress challenges, hacks, best practices. Since the co-hosts are deeply ingrained and active in the WordPress ecosystem they also discuss some of the recent news in the WordPress space.

  • Podcast Audience  Freelance WordPress developers, agencies.
  • Average Podcast Episode Length  45 minutes.
  • Frequency  Weekly.
  • Total # of Episodes  74 episodes (as of Jan 1, 2020).

Wrap up

In a highly competitive and globalized business environment, it’s vital to stay ahead of the pack by continually investing in yourself. Podcasts give you that opportunity to learn new skills and gain valuable information about the world of WordPress. The best part it takes minimal time investment and is completely free to listen to these podcasts.

I’ve shared our list of the best WordPress podcasts that cover many topics ranging from trends, success stories, marketing tips, technology news, and more!

Do you listen to any of the podcasts on the list? What other WordPress podcasts do you listen to? 

Let us know in the comments below!

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