Podcasts for bootstrappers and indie hackers
Many bootstrappers are starting podcasts about launching, building, and growing their startups. Podcasting allows bootstrappers to reach a group of listeners who can encourage them in their journey, offer assistance, and potentially become customers.
From the beginning, Transistor has been bootstrapped and proud! Here's our list of some of our favorite bootstrapping podcasts.
Billion Dollar Creator
Hosts Rachel Rodgers and Nathan Barry believe you can be a Billion Dollar Creator. A show teaching creators how to capture attention and turn it into real wealth. They'll dive deep into brands, celebrities, and entrepreneurs who have done it before and show you how to apply it to your business as an everyday creator.
Visit their website: founderquestpodcast.com
Hosted by Ian Landsman and Aaron Francis, Mostly Technical is a lively discussion on Laravel, business, and an eclectic mix of related topics.
Visit their website here: mostlytechnical.com
Imagine, as a bootstrapper, trying to challenge one of Google's biggest products. And imagine doing that with no invasive trackers or cookies. That's exactly what Paul Jarvis and Jack Ellis are doing with Fathom. Their podcast, Above Board, tells their story.
Visit their website: usefathom.com/podcast
The Bootstrapped Founder
Arvid Kahl (who founded and sold his bootstrapped startup with his partner Danielle Simpson) dispenses advice on starting, running, and selling a bootstrapped SaaS company without burning out.
Visit his website: bootstrapped-founder.transistor.fm
Kevin Griffin navigates the nuanced landscape of generating multiple income streams as a technologist.
Visit their website: podcast.multithreadedincome.com
Short, bite-sized conversations (15 mins) with indie hackers who have started small, profitable, bootstrapped businesses.
Visit their website: indiebites.transistor.fm
Startup to Something
A weekly podcast by two indie hackers, Marc and Matt. They share the ups and downs of building their bootstrapped online businesses.
Visit their website: startuptosomething.com
Ben Orenstein and Adam Wathan on surviving the transition from developer to founder.
Visit their website here: hackersincorporated.com
Build your SaaS
This is the show we've been doing since the beginning of Transistor. We've shared our journey from idea to launch to now.
Our podcast website: saas.transistor.fm
A weekly podcast about building software businesses with Chris Achard and Christian Genco.
Visit their website: slowandsteadypodcast.com
One of the OG podcasts by bootstrappers (and one of Justin's favorites). Brian Casel and Jordan Gal share the raw and real behind-the-scenes of their entrepreneur journeys.
Visit their website: bootstrappedweb.com
The Product Journey documents the path of Noah and Ben as they build software products and try turning them into profitable businesses.
Visit their website: productjourney.fm
Searching for SaaS
A fresh perspective on the stages of building a SaaS business.
Visit their website: searchingforsaas.com
Courtland Allan gives some of the best interviews I've heard. "Raw conversations with the founders behind profitable online businesses."
Visit his website: openthreads.co
The Non-Tech Founders' Podcast
Fortnightly conversations about running a business as a non-technical founder. Join Laura and Nathan as they navigate the developer-dominated world of entrepreneurship, bootstrapping and beyond.
Visit their website: nontechfounders.transistor.fm
Startups for the Rest of Us
Mike Taber and Rob Walling are the original bootstrapped podcasters. Their show "helps developers, designers and entrepreneurs to be awesome at launching software products. Whether you’ve built your first product or are just thinking about it."
Visit their website: startupsfortherestofus.co
These bootstrap podcasts are great but are no longer publishing new episodes.