20 Planner Podcasts to Boost Your Business Savvy

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planner podcastPlanner podcasts for, by and about meetings and events professionals are proliferating — there seems to be at least one for every possible planner need. Here are 20 of our favorite planner podcasts.

Between the Sessions, a newly launched podcast from The Palm Beaches, Fla., is a little different from most destination-produced podcasts in that it is specifically for event and meeting planners, rather than tourism in general. It promises to offer tips and insights from industry leaders, peers and experts, geared toward those who plan events from 10 to 10,000.

SITE’s 20 Minutes of Women IN Leadership planner podcast series offers 20-minute conversations, moderated by Prevue Editor Barbara Scofidio, that addresses some of the real-world challenges female meeting industry leaders face.

Return on Wellness, hosted by Prevue editorial advisory board member and Principal of Event Marketing Authority David T. Stevens, is a recently launched podcast that stressed-out meeting professionals will want to subscribe to. The focus, according to the website, is to bring a “series of conversations with various wellness leaders and practitioners covering everything from the ‘woo woo’ to the scientific.”

Meeting Minds has 184 packed episodes already available on everything from planning conferences to AV issues to logistics to creating engaging audience experience. In each episode, host and event expert Charles Eide chats with industry leaders and innovators to glean inside tips.

Eating at a Meeting, a podcast hosted by Tracy Stuckrath of thrive! Meetings & Events, features regular chats with experts in all facets of food and beverage about how planners can create safe and inclusive food and beverage experiences. The idea behind the podcast is to share authentic stories that illustrate the financial, social, emotional and mental impact food and beverage can have on individuals, organizations and the earth so planners can better navigate dietary needs at meetings and events.

Planners on Purpose is for “ambitious and driven event planners [who] are looking to scale their productivity, get valuable time back in their day, and focus on their personal goals,” according to the podcast website. Topics tend to center around reducing stress and increasing well-being while doing a superlative job of planning meetings and events. It is hosted by Naomi Tucker, CMP, HMCC.

The Event Planning Podcast from Calgary Show Services has an interesting twist — it features social event planners, caterers and talent booking agents who share their unique perspectives and insights into the events industry, as well as their tips, tricks and horror stories.

The Events Insights Podcast is designed to educate those who are considering a career in meeting and event planning. Each weekly episode includes a chat with people in various roles in the industry across the globe who talk about why and how they got into their current careers, and what they have learned from experience.

#EventIcons, hosted by Endless Events Founder Will Curran, is a weekly audio and video chat with event industry influencers such as the creators of New York Comic Con, the team behind the Firefly Music Festival, and the planners of C2 Montreal and South by Southwest. Curran leads the discussion, but the audience can chime in with questions as well. Recent topics include which metrics to use to measure attendee engagement, the ROI of building an event community, and top event planning tips.

The Meeting Space is dedicated to exploring hot topics, trends and event and meeting planning news. It includes interviews with thought leaders and creative minds in the industry, and covers both online and in-person event tips.

GatherGeeks is a weekly podcast for event marketers, meeting strategists, and pretty much anyone else who includes meeting and event planning in their job description. Hosted by BizBash Founder and Chairman David Adler, the show examines the latest news and trends in the events industry. From conferences and trade shows to fundraisers and festivals, this one has something for everyone in the event professional world.

Beyond the BEO is an event-planner podcast covering trends, how to improve the attendee experience while staying on budget, marketing and overall planning tips.

Event Brew gathers event professionals from different niches to talk about the day’s hot topics, from whether planners should boycott destinations to the future of event marketing to what the Great Resignation means for the events industry. This one is also hosted by Endless Events Founder Will Curran, who is joined by Nick Borelli, Dustin Westling and Thuy Diep. Expect both intense conversation and lots of debates.

Miracle Workers: A Podcast for Planners By Planners, is hosted by, you guessed it, meeting professionals Amanda and Darryl, who say, “We created this pod to talk about the world of meetings and events from the planner’s perspective. Join us as we talk about everything from Wi-Fi pricing to last-minute requests for kosher, vegetarian, gluten-free, low-salt meals.”

The Highs and Lows of Event Planning brings experienced event planners to the airwaves to discuss their career highs and lows throughout their event planner career. Brought to you by event planning online marketplace Maryoku.

The Event Manager Podcast focuses on talking with industry leaders and innovators who are at the front of event tech and event design, with some destination news as well. Recent topics include a deep dive into hybrid events, how to make events more human-centric, and the evolution of event technology. The podcast is hosted by Skift Meetings.

The General Session is a podcast that covers various meeting, conference and event planning topics, brought to you be Spreaker from iHeart.

Turn of Events, a podcast from Social Tables, delves into a variety of hot topics in hospitality, from hotel marketing plan basics to strategies to help book more group sales.

The Event Tech Podcast, hosted by Brandt Krueger of Event Technology Consulting, is a weekly dive into everything event tech, from augmented reality to artificial intelligence to event apps to event AV. Recent topics include data protection security tips, how to build an event community, the future of AR for events, and event chatbots.

The IN-PERSON Podcast features host Brandon Rafalson talking to event professionals from high-profile organizations including IBM, IMEX, Intel, SXSW and Adobe 99U. These marketing and event professionals do deep dives into topics including event community, personalization and event ROI. Brought to you by Bizzabo.

What’s your favorite event planner podcast? Share your top picks with Sue Pelletier at [email protected].

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