Podcasts have been steadily gaining popularity over the last few years with ever-growing online audiences who are hungry for an easier way to learn new information along with some entertainment and perhaps a little bit of a distraction. Anyone, anywhere can start a podcast, all you need is a mic, a reliable internet connection and enough passion to talk about a topic on a regular basis. That’s just one reason podcasts have become so commonplace.
The number of cannabis podcasts has exploded with shows that cover topics all over the map and have been progressively evolving to address a range of niche subjects to fit just about every aspect of cannabis culture and industry. They educate, inspire, engage and amuse people with various levels of familiarity and personal experience with the plant and play an important role in bringing cannabis to the conversation and keeping a positive message prevalent in media.
You may already have a handful of favorite podcasts that you regularly tune into to keep you up to date on the topics that are important to you, but if you’re looking for some fresh podcasts to help you learn more about various facets of cannabis from business to pop culture to cultivation, you can start with these 5 popular shows and try branching out to see what else you might be interested in out there.
Host Jordan River of GrowCast talks about the nitty gritty details of growing cannabis with his guests that range from growers and chemists to company owners in the industry. Listeners can learn about things like temperature, humidity, nutrients and trimming as well as the future of grow products, how the industry is evolving and what that means for growers. Both seasoned cultivators and budding or aspiring cannabis greenthumbs will really appreciate having a podcast they can turn to get useful tips and growing techniques along with some pop culture, news and cannabis history.
The Cannabist Show is recorded live right in the Denver Post Newsroom with host Richard Baca, who is best known as being the world’s first cannabis editor at the top daily newspaper, The Cannabist Show covers weekly weed happenings every Friday. Guests ranging from CEOS to comedians join Baca to talk about the latest in cannabis news and share their views on what’s going on in the industry now as well as what’s to come.
Ben Larson and Carter Laren, the co-founders of premier cannabis business accelerator & fund Gateway Incubators, host Gateway Office Hours every Friday all about the ins-and-outs of creating, maintaining and growing a profitable cannabis startup in a saturated market. It gives listeners a look into the reality of being an entrepreneur in the cannabis industry, how to make smart choices when it comes to investing and the fundamentals of establishing a brand that can stand the test of time. Check out HelloMD’s Co-founder Pamela Hadfield on a recent episode above.
Don’t be misled by the name — Cannabis Economy is about a lot more than just money. You can catch this podcast two times a week on Mondays and Thursdays for a “real time history of legal cannabis.” Host Seth Adler is joined by guests who are leaders in their field and other prominent professionals who have had an impact on the cannabis industry for personal conversations about the evolving role of marijuana across all businesses and lifestyles.
Like the name suggests, CannaInsider offer an honest, inside look at the cannabis industry from topics like state to state recreational and medical legalization to marijuana tourism and beyond. Every Sunday, host Matthew Kind interviews leading, influential voices impacting the marijuana world from investing and business to trends in technology, careers and products.