Construction is more than just new home building and project management. Home builder podcasts are a great way to learn from industry experts as they share tricks of the trade — and funny renovation stories. Between all the different facets and approaches to residential construction, there is definitely history (and next-generation technology) that’s important to know about.
Whether you’re a general contractor, tradesperson, entrepreneur, or DIY homeowner who is interested in learning more, the following ten construction podcasts offer a deep dive into the industry and are sure to teach you something new.
The following podcasts are available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, iTunes, Stitcher and/or the personalities’ own respective websites.
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Steve Stack of Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods discusses building trends, tips and insights with industry experts. Topics include custom home building, hardwood floor installation and refinishing, interior design trends, sustainability, design-build benefits, and MUCH more.
Episodes of note: The Importance of High-Quality Building Products (with Joe & Mike DiLoreto); Mike Jones Gives Homeowners Tips for Refinishing Hardwood Floors
If you’re interested in home design or renovation, This Old House is basically the holy grail of home building. Clearstory by This Old House gives behind-the-scenes details on the show’s project homes and highlights the systems and materials used.
Episodes of note: The Post-Pandemic Home; Home in a Kit
In each episode, listeners hear about all things concrete. Host Seth Tandett talks with concrete industry professionals about the dos, don’ts and everything in between.
Episode of note: Supporting Concrete for 1,900 years
Host Zack Psioda shares insights from his two decades’ worth of time as an HVAC technician during this weekly podcast. Hear about his own small business, types of industry training and stories from job sites.
Episode of note: HVAC Sales Ethics & Methods
In this podcast series, brothers Eddie and Tyler Campbell cover a variety of topics that span six generations of building experience. They own ABSI, a virtual building and modeling company.
Episode of note: How to Find Good People! (feat. Matt Gorgolinski)
Hear from home enthusiasts around the country as they call in to ask the experts from This Old House about their toughest home renovation projects. Learn from some of the best in the industry – like Tom Silva and Richard Trethewey – so that you can tackle home improvements with confidence.
Episodes of note: How to Hang a Bedroom Door; Installing AC in a Historic Home
Since 2016, hosts James Benham, Josh Bone and Rob McKinney have been sitting down with influencers to talk construction technology. Get an idea of how the construction industry is evolving with a push from advancing tech.
Episode of note: It’s the Way You Build, It’s Not Optional!
In Building the Future, Ian and Ginger discuss approaches to sustainability through new technology, methods and materials. While green building is certainly responsible, it’s also a good tactic for a business!
Episode of note: Sustainable Landscape: Keeping it Local (and Low Cost!)
Project and Time Management
Led by Damien Edwards, a Navy veteran, and Jason Shipe, an Army veteran, together they break down how to manage various aspects of building, speaking from their own personal experience in the construction industry. Each episode is less than an hour.
Episodes of note: Episode 10 (Stress Management); Episode 21 (Hard Convos for Managers)
Small business owners Doug Powell and Josh Wright lead this fun, easy-to-follow podcast talking about the electrical trade. Guest hosts also share their experiences in their industries.
Episode of note: Bring Back the Trades – A Conversation with Steve Turner
Sometimes it’s fun to learn about a neighboring industry. In this podcast, hosted by Roman Mars, followers learn about different aspects of architecture, infrastructure, sounds, cities and more from around the world. The 99% Invisible podcast can be used for inspiration for a new build or to simply learn about the art of construction.
Episode of note: Episode 323 (The House That Came in the Mail)
We don’t hear enough about women in the construction industry, so this podcast, which is hosted by women in the asphalt industry (and created FOR women in the asphalt industry) is something we want to see more of! Women of Asphalt members interview other women in the industry, discussing how they began their careers and obstacles they’ve faced.
Episode of note: We’re in the People Business
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That’s quite a list of heavy-hitting home builder podcasts that are sure to keep you wanting more, whether you’re listening on the way to the job site or simply winding down at home.
For more podcast episodes covering trends in the housing market, Q&As with construction company experts, DIY projects to renovate your house into your dream home and more, visit the Baird Brothers Content Studio. For more tips, DIY projects, and inspiration, check us out on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or visit bairdbrothers.com. Until next time!