Nov. 24, 2021

The Ten Best Manufacturing Podcasts for 2021

The Ten Best Manufacturing Podcasts for 2021

In episode 65 of the Augmented podcast, the topic is: The 10 Best Manufacturing Podcasts for 2021. Today, we we are reviewing manufacturing podcasts.  We talk about why you should listen to manufacturing podcasts, what characterizes the best ones, what the top ten manufacturing podcasts are, in our opinion, and what makes a podcast great. The show is based on Tulip's blog post, The 10 Best Manufacturing Podcasts for 2021.

Augmented is a podcast for industrial leaders, process engineers and shop floor operators, hosted by futurist Trond Arne Undheim (@trondau). The Augmented podcast is created in association with Tulip, a connected frontline operations platform that connects the people, machines, devices, and the systems used in a production or logistics process in a physical location. Tulip is democratizing technology and empowering those closest to operations. Tulip is also hiring. You can find Tulip at

Trond's takeaway
Manufacturing industry podcasts are emerging as a practical way to stay up to date, because you can listen on the fly: on your commute, while driving, when on a break, on your run, or even on the shop floor (if allowed). This is particularly useful in manufacturing, where a lot of the work consists of running around, standing up and being away from your desk (many workers don’t even have desks). At Tulip, where we are supporting the next generation of frontline operations, sharing knowledge and experience right when you need it, in a simple and accessible way, is a high priority. We currently have two podcasts of our own, Augmented, featuring industrial thought leaders, and Behind the Ops, talking to engineers and operators, which we have not included in this ranking (although we think they are great, too, but others can judge). If you have suggestions for podcasts that deserve a place among top manufacturing podcasts, please let us know.

Thanks for listening. If you liked the show, subscribe at or in your preferred podcast player, and rate us with five stars. If you liked this episode, you might also like episode 82, Making Industry Sexy with podcaster Scott MacKenzie host of the Industrial Talk podcast, or episode 53, Manufacturing Millennials with video podcaster Jake Hall, or the upcoming episode 64, Marketing Mindset in Manufacturing with podcaster Joe Sullivan, host of The Manufacturing Executive podcast. Hopefully, you'll find something awesome in these or other episodes. If so, do let us know by messaging us, we would love to share your thoughts with other listeners. 

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Jake Hall

Podcaster: The Manufacturing Millennial

Jake Hall is the Manufacturing Millennial, he works with SMMs and national accounts by leveraging his manufacturing expertise around automation, modernization, and Industry 4.0 solutions. An experienced professional, he builds lasting business relationships, designs go-to-market strategies, and creates market accessibility for manufacturing and automation.
His passion for automation and high-tech manufacturing manifests itself on social media. With 22,000 followers and 8,000,000+ views on his content, he ignites conversations about the latest in the manufacturing and automation industry.

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Joe Sullivan

Thinker & Founder

Joe is an Industrial Marketing Consultant of 10+ years and cofounder of the St. Louis-based industrial marketing agency Gorilla 76. Gorilla helps midsized B2B manufacturers create modern marketing programs that deliver meaningful business outcomes.

Joe heads up Sales and Marketing for the agency and consults Gorilla’s clients in both of these disciplines as well. He also hosts The Manufacturing Executive – a growth strategy podcast for manufacturing leaders.

Outside of work, Joe likes to cook, watch his Green Bay Packers and chase his three crazy kids – Grace, Jack and Charlie – with his wife of 10+ years, Julie. Joe is a Milwaukee native, transplanted in St. Louis, and a dual-degreed graduate (business and art) of Washington University in St. Louis.

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Scott MacKenzie

Founder & Host of Industrial Talk Media

Scott, a passionate industry educator, is the Founder and Host of the Industrial Talk podcast, a platform that celebrates the people of Industry and Manufacturing. At Industrial Talk Media, he is passionate about Dreaming, Educating, Collaborating and Innovating with industrial leaders in digital transformation, industry 4.0, IoT, IIoT, AI, Reliability, Big Data, Edge, Cloud, and more. From humble beginnings as a lathing contractor and certified journeyman/lineman to an Undergraduate and Master’s Degree in Business Administration, he has applied every aspect of his education and training to lead and influence, and believes in serving and adding value wherever he is called.