Ryan Hoover

How and when do you listen to podcasts?

I often play podcasts immediately after I wake up, listening while showering and getting ready for the day.  I also listen at the gym and when I travel, probably more often since I purchased Airpods.

What podcasts do you listen to?

I'm a long-time fan of Jason Calacanis' This Week in Startups. He's entertaining and attracts great guests (excluding me 😉  -- I've been fortunate to join the podcast a few times).

I also listen to Gimlet's StartUp podcast.  The first season is by far my favorite, a fresh, vulnerable peek into the challenges of building a startup.

How I Built This by NPR is my favorite new podcast series.  Guy Raz, the host, interviews remarkable founders from Airbnb's Joe Gebbia to Spanx's Sara Blakely.

Are there any podcast episodes that have had a big impact on your life, business, or thinking?


About Ryan

Ryan Hoover is the Founder of Product Hunt (YC S14, recently acq.). He's also a contributing writer to Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal. Additionally, Ryan has written over 150 essays, many of which are featured in TechCrunch, Forbes, Pando, Fast Company, and The Next Web.