Podcasts are a major part of each of my days. I try to listen to a few each day, and always find myself gravitating towards podcasts with design, how things work, and things that end with a twist. Here are a few of my favorites. Be sure to let me know about your favorites.
99% Invisible is about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed design that shapes our world. This weekly podcast is my go to every week. Their old stories are GREEN (not time based) so they can be listened to at any time and always feel like new. This is my favorite episode, brought to life by roman mars at TED.
This great 5-minute podcast comes out weekly and is reminiscent of the Paul Harvey Rest of the Story. The weekly story always has a small revealing twist that makes you turn your head and say... "No Shit? Really?"
No Dump Questions is a long format podcast, with some lasting over an hour. Destin Sandlin, from Smarter Everyday, and his buddy Matt Whitman, a preacher known to the Snap Chat world as "worstchristian", carry out discussions every other week about everything from philosophy to religion and even how to handle North Korea. I usually have to take this one on in bits, with how long it is. Be sure to fill out the 50/50 question each week!
This hour long, game show format, podcast hosted by Stephen J. Dubner of Freakonomics Radio, is full of laughs and has a lot to learn. Three celebrity panelists listen as contestants come on stage before a live audience and try to wow them with a fascinating fact, a historical wrinkle, a new line of research — anything, really, as long as it’s interesting, useful and true (or at least true-ish). The panel — an eclectic mix of comedians, brainiacs, and other high achievers — poke and prod the contestants, and ultimately choose a winner.
SEOBits is a bite-sized SEO education podcast. This podcast helps smart business owners jumpstart their SEO strategy. Learn how small changes can make a big impact on your ability to rank in Google. Each week, Rebecca Gill takes her 15 years of real-world SEO experience and breaks it down into bite-size pieces.
Ready to get fresh SEO insights and actionable tips you can use to improve your traffic and conversions? This SEO podcast is just for you!
The Hidden Brain helps curious people understand the world – and themselves. Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain's host Shankar Vedantam reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the triggers that direct the course of our relationships.
Ear Hustle brings you the stories of life inside prison, shared and produced by those living it. From the San Quentin media lab, Earlonne Woods and Antwan Williams, produce stories that are sometimes difficult, often funny and always honest, offering a nuanced view of people living within the American prison system.
How do companies grow from zero to a gazillion? Legendary Silicon Valley investor/entrepreneur Reid Hoffman tests his theories with famous founders. Guests include Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg & Sheryl Sandberg, Netflix’s Reed Hastings, Google’s Eric Schmidt, Spanx's Sara Blakely. With original music and hilariously honest stories, the show sounds like nothing you’ve ever heard.
This moment demands an explanation. This show is on a mission to find it. Only what you want to know, none of what you don’t. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Powered by New York Times journalism. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.
A podcast from Radiotopia featuring original series of all stripes, from emerging and leading producers around the world. This podcast brings together short series podcasts that run 3-7 episodes in length. The series so far has included Ways of Hearing and The Polybius Conspiracy.
This show is half current events quiz show and half satirical comedy show from NPR. If you are looking to catch up on the news on a Saturday afternoon or Sunday, this is the podcast for you.
Host Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world's best-known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs, idealists, and the movements they built.
The podcast hosts STEM practicing professionals, college professors, and college students. They provide insights into STEM professions, what is required to get through the curriculum and additional strategies to guide you towards a successful career in a STEM field.
Podcasts My Friends Love
Below is a list of Podcast my friends have recommended I check out, and I recommend you check them out also! If you see any with a * that means another friend has recommended that podcast also.