Our Favourite Hospitality Podcast Picks

We’ve selected some of our favourite episodes from some of our favourite podcast series with a special focus on hospitality. Wherever you listen, we hope you learn something new.

Personal and professional development doesn’t need to happen while sitting at a desk studiously taking notes or remembering facts. In fact, there’s never been more ways to find creative and interesting content related to your passions. Podcasts are an amazing source of educating and inspiring content, and the great thing about podcasts is you can listen anywhere – on a lunchtime walk, doing the dishes, driving to the supermarket – and there are plenty of shows out there with great content for hospitality teams. Check out our episode recommendations from some of our favourite podcasts we’ve been listening to this year.

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How I Built This with Guy Raz

One of the leading business podcasts around with a consistent smattering of hospitality and food and drink businesses to learn about. More recent episodes on resilience are well worth a listen, but we’ve picked three hospitality heavyweights from the USA. Listen to this is you like storytelling and like to learn from other people’s success and failure.

Some episodes to look out for:

  • Five Guys: Jerry Murrell
  • Shake Shack: Danny Meyer
  • Starbucks: Howard Schultz

Find the podcast here.

The Mark McC Supersonic Food Marketing Podcast

Mark focuses on marketing, but there is often much more than that covered (marketing is everything, right?) and as a well-known person in the industry, his guests include some incredible industry leaders. Listen to this if you want to hear about perspectives from UK hospitality heavyweights from the biggest brands on the high street.

Some episodes to look out for:

  • Emma Woods, CEO Wagamama
  • Shamil Thakar, Co-Founder of Dishoom
  • Alex Reilley, Executive Chairman of Loungers

Find the podcast here.

Humans of Hospitality

Another UK based hospitality podcaster called Mark, but Mark Cribb is an operator in his own right and uses this insight to ask questions other operators would want to ask. There’s a breadth of the sector too, including some incredible craft makers and suppliers as well as leaders from some of our most respected hospitality businesses. Listen to this if you’re interested in more indie operators and suppliers.

Episodes to look out for:

  • Episode 103 – Simon Potts, Managing Director, The Alchemist
  • Episode 51 – Tom, Phil & Honest Burgers
  • Episode 58 – Will Beckett, Hawksmoor

Find the podcast here.

So, if you’re new to hospitality podcasts, there’s plenty to get stuck into here. And there are some amazing stories in these podcasts that are sure to get you feeling motivated and inspired.

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