20 Best Co-design Podcasts of 2021

3 years ago

Are you wanting to learn more about co-design ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best co-design podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Co-design Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.


  • Publisher: WNYC Studios
  • Total Episodes: 302

Radiolab is one of the most beloved podcasts and public radio shows in the world. The show is known for its deep-dive journalism and innovative sound design. Created in 2002 by host Jad Abumrad, the program began as an exploration of scientific inquiry. Over the years it has evolved to become a platform for long-form journalism and storytelling. Radiolab is co-hosted by Lulu Miller and Latif Nasser.

Postlight Podcast

  • Publisher: Postlight
  • Total Episodes: 284

What happens when software eats the world? Industry veterans Paul Ford and Rich Ziade chat with their friends about technology, design, and business from a distinctly East Coast point of view. Decades of experience inform their no-BS, quick-witted patter about what digital transformation really means. Created by Postlight, the digital product studio they co-founded in New York City

Crest Surfcast

  • Publisher: Tom Anderson
  • Total Episodes: 32

All things surf from in and out of Wales, hosted by Tom Anderson and others. Interviews with local, national and international legends, topical discussion and general stoke! (Producer: James Dodd; Artwork: GS Design Co; Music copyright James Dodd 2020)

Off Air: The Juicy Designer Podcast

  • Publisher: Abi Connick and Katie Proctor
  • Total Episodes: 9

Hosts Abi from Abi Design and Katie from Wildflower Design Co. are here to spill the tea on what it’s really like to own a freelance design business. Unfiltered, there is nothing that they are afraid to talk about, with the episodes being jam packed full of juicy content. You’ll learn, laugh and share stories as Abi and Katie dive deep into behind the scenes and their experiences of owning their own businesses. Whether you’re starting out or an established designer, you’re bound to relate and find a community of likeminded designers.

Liftoff by Bottle Rocket

  • Publisher: Bottle Rocket
  • Total Episodes: 99

Brought to you by Bottle Rocket, ‘Liftoff’ is a podcast about experience. We talk business transformation, product growth, leadership and everything in between. It’s about real people, real advice and real conversations that lead to actionable insights for your business. Bringing together years of strategy and design experience, co-hosts Tony Daussat and Peter Klayman highlight the challenges facing today’s business professionals. Featuring conversations with other professionals, Tony and Peter discuss physical, digital and human experiences and the role they play in our lives. Liftoff was born as an evolution and extension of the podcast, Experience Design with Tony Daussat.

Building Your Permaculture Property

  • Publisher: Takota Coen
  • Total Episodes: 16

Join farmer, educator, and author Takota Coen as he explores how you can design and develop land anywhere in the world to provide for your food, water, shelter, energy, and other needs in a way that is good for all people, the planet and our future.Takota Coen is the co-author of “Building Your Permaculture Property: A 5 Step Process To Design and Develop Land”, an instructor with Verge Permaculture, and co-owner of Coen Farm, a 250 acre award winning permaculture farm, in Alberta Canada.Find out more at www.mypermacultureproperty.com

One Stop Co-Op Shop

  • Publisher: Peter Gousis, Michael Kelley, Steve Kingsley
  • Total Episodes: 234

One Stop Co-Op Shop is a podcast about cooperative boardgames. This podcast has revolving hosts every other week. Every other week we take one game and break it down to it’s top 5 points (the good, the bad and our overall impressions). After we discuss the game we have a design discussion about one of the parts of the game. This podcast is hosted by Peter Gousis and Michael Kelley. On the other weeks Steve Kingsley and a rotating co-host do a top 5 review and have a related discussion. Jason Perez has episodes on Wednesdays focusing more on Solo gaming, with a lean toward Co-Op solos. To see our other content check out the links below: YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrOtGhui_jdLdoQNI7PU4Pg and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPCIkULbgzMEW612cSdUX7Q Podcast – https://soundcloud.com/onestopcoopshop Twitch – https://www.twitch.tv/onestopcoopshop Discord – https://discord.gg/p4jX8AF Facebook – www.facebook.com/onestopcoopshop Donate to One Stop Co-op Shop – https://www.patreon.com/onestop Email – [email protected]

Better: The Brand Designer Podcast

  • Publisher: Giselle Field & Jen Davis
  • Total Episodes: 38

Hosts Giselle Field of Wander Design Co. and Jen Davis of Jen Davis Design met on Facebook and quickly became biz (and designer) buddies. The branding world felt secretive, competitive, and sometimes really confusing, so their weekly chats were not only LIFE-GIVING but also very much needed in the midst of their crazy schedules. They realized that their honest, soul-chat-level convos could potentially help other brand designers—and thus, Better: The Brand Designer Podcast was born.

Empire Builder Podcast by Jordan English

  • Publisher: Jordan English
  • Total Episodes: 98

The EMPIRE BUILDER PODCAST is for women who are wanting to live a life that they design. This podcast is for the entrepreneur who is looking for life and business tips and tricks! The host, Jordan English, started her journey as a single mom trying to create a stable living for her daughter. Now, she is a co-owner of a real estate team, a podcaster, beauty influencer, and business coach! Tune in to hear super authentic conversations about life and about business!

In Search of Flavor

  • Publisher: Liz Caskey
  • Total Episodes: 18

In Search of Flavor is a podcast hosted by Liz Caskey, co-founder of the boutique travel design firm, Liz Caskey Culinary & Wine Experiences, crafting culinary, wine, and design journeys in South America. Passionate about all things food, wine, travel, and design, each episode features a successful creative trailblazer in the region who brings their passion and entrepreneurial journey to the table. Liz and her guests openly share insights and stories in a relaxed style that truly transcend culture. So get ready to dial into your wanderlust and be inspired.

Stay Hungry – Marketing Podcast

  • Publisher: Codebreak
  • Total Episodes: 148

Breaking down all things marketing, design and geek culture. Hear from Codebreak co-founders Andy and Joel as well as the experienced team. On this podcast expect to find marketing top tips, useful insights and expert advice that you can apply to your business. #StayHungry

Food Biz Wiz

  • Publisher: Allison Ball
  • Total Episodes: 96

Launching, growing, and scaling a packaged product in the food industry is daunting – from understanding production, incubator kitchens, and co-packing, to mastering your brand strategy, packaging design, and marketing, to navigating growth on the retail shelves and e-commerce platforms, and eventually working with brokers and distributors – every step of the way is challenging. Join former Head of Grocery & Grocery Buyer at Bi-Rite Market, Alli Ball, as she tells you exactly how to build a brand that flies off the shelf through solo episodes, curated guest experts across the food industry, and live consulting calls with her Retail Ready™ students!

By Design

  • Publisher: Abstract
  • Total Episodes: 9

By Design, a new podcast from the team at Abstract, explores the nuances and many steps in the product design process with a goal of highlighting all the work that design teams take on. Hosted by Josh Brewer, co-founder at Abstract, each episode focuses on a specific stage of the design lifecycle, with perspectives from some of the best leaders in design today. Listen in to hear more about how design teams work now and where design is headed in the future.

Kiss My Aesthetic Podcast

  • Publisher: Michelle Wintersteen
  • Total Episodes: 46

The Kiss My Aesthetic Podcast is hosted by Michelle Wintersteen, the Brand Designer and Creative Director behind MKW Creative Co. a freelance brand design firm helping to define, design, build and grow vibrant brands for social-media-minded entrepreneurs. The KMA Podcast is an extension of the Kiss My Aesthetic Facebook Group and covers topics like creating brand awareness, mastering social media marketing, cementing your brand’s online presence, and being your own damn boss. Michelle lives in sunny San Diego, California designing for brands & creating content with an undeniable west coast energy, punchy color palette & her yellow lab pup.

Brand Design Masters Podcast

  • Publisher: Philip VanDusen
  • Total Episodes: 34

The Brand Design Masters Podcast with Philip VanDusen is dedicated to helping you build the skills you need to design bullet-proof brands – for yourself, your business and for the clients and customers you serve. In every episode, Philip, his co-hosts and interview guests will share inspiration, ideas, trends and techniques that will lift you to greater heights as a creative professional or entrepreneur – so you can build a successful creative practice, business and personal brand in the Creative Economy.

Secret Sauce

  • Publisher: Wondery
  • Total Episodes: 11

How do certain companies succeed where others have failed? What’s their “secret sauce”…and how can we get our hands on their recipes? From Wondery, the makers of the hit podcasts Business Wars and WeCrashed, comes SECRET SAUCE. Co-hosts Samuel Donner and John Frye take you behind the scenes of the most innovative leaders, trailblazing companies, and thriving cultures to learn what they have done to become a success. From how design guru Jony Ive worked with Steve Jobs to create some of Apple’s most iconic products, to how Warren Buffett invests better than just about anyone else. These are the unique recipes for what it takes to get to the top and stay there.

Builder vs. Buyer

  • Publisher: Adam Steiner
  • Total Episodes: 54

The home building process is often an adversarial one. Buyers don’t trust their builders and builders are annoyed by their buyers. I’m here to help mediate. Advice and tips for builders to get better happier clients, and advice to buyers to be better informed during their build. This podcast is brought to you by Adam Steiner, the owner of Birnam Design Co. a full service residential home design firm. Get in touch – birnamdesign.com/resources Facebook: @birnamdesignco Instagram: @birnamdesignco LinkedIn: Adam Steiner

Dr Marketing Tips Podcast

  • Publisher: Dr Marketing Tips
  • Total Episodes: 268

The Dr Marketing Tips Podcast provides you the knowledge to market your medical practice easier, better and faster regardless of your current marketing skill level.Listen in as Jennifer and Corey, co-founders of Dr Marketing Tips, invite medical practice and healthcare marketing leaders to discuss patient satisfaction, online reputation management, video, patient testimonials, website updates, SEO, print material, design and much more. Subscribe and learn what works and what doesn’t from the experts working in the trenches every day.

We Don’t Cook on Fridays

  • Publisher: Lauren Bus & Andy Cam
  • Total Episodes: 11

Your co-hosts Laur and Andy Cam are talking about the stuff that no one tells you about your mid-20s. Everyone around you looks like they have a better job, a bigger apartment, a better relationship, stronger friendships, they might even have hobbies!! Turns out, everyone is just making it up as they go and no one really knows what they are doing. They’ve gone through it (they’re still going through it) but they’re here to teach you what they’ve learned! Graphic Design: Haley Norton

The Leadership Educator Podcast

  • Publisher: theleadershipeducator
  • Total Episodes: 51

Teaching leadership is hard. Join professors Dan Jenkins and Lauren Bullock, leadership educators with 25+ yrs experience in curricular and co-curricular leadership programs in higher education, as they capture in dialogue questions from their peers and share knowledge and expertise on facilitating leadership learning. Passionate about leadership education? Want to expand your resource toolbox with practical strategies for teaching, learning, and program design? This is the podcast for you!

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