Podcast Roundup IV
Series: misc September 12, 2016
But podcasts are the greatest so here is an updated list of newish podcasts I think are worth your time.
Hosts: David Cancel, Dave Gerhardt
Topics: product development, career growth
Seeking Wisdom is short but sweet. Each episode is between 15-30 minutes, but they pack a big punch. Their is usually a singular topic for each show and David and Dave share their personal take on it.
Why should you care?
- David did some cool stuff (Drift, HubSpot, Performable) and is just a chill dude
- The intro music is
Hosts: Allison Behringer
Topics: serialized podcast about a woman breaking into the startup world
The Intern – not to be confused with that Anne Hathaway/Robert De Niro movie that was secretly kinda good – is a well-produced, documentary style podcast about a woman trying to find her way in the New York startup scene. Allison gets hired as an intern at a tech accelerator and is tasked with making a podcast about the company. (Aside: I’m a sucker for meta-media like this – a podcast about someone trying to start a podcast).
Why should you care?
- NPR-level production
- Candid and vulnerable conversations are just good radio
- The ad reads are enjoyable
Since it’s been five years since the last roundup I did, here are small overviews of the podcasts I’ve picked up and stuck with over that time period. Some of these are more popular so you might have heard them already, some of these are completely random and I don’t know if I would even recommend.
Season 01: Guy quits radio job to start company that makes podcasts (this meta-podcast is the first product), things start bad but go mostly okay
Season 02: Follows a single company throughout the season, this company has tons of struggles and seems realistic
Season 03: Stand-alone episodes featuring new companies every week
The Bikeshed + Giant Robots
Two podcasts from thoughtbot – very relevant to my work
It’s basically Shark Tank for tech companies in podcast form, good filler + exposure to new ideas
The Random Show
Tim Ferriss + Kevin Rose. I like most of Tim Ferriss’ stuff and listen to his interview podcast on and off (more off lately), but I really like this version of the show with Kevin Rose. It also feels a little more fun and grounded when Kevin is there. Good for finding out about new gadgets, books, and other nick-nacks.
Stop Podcasting Yourself
Has nothing to do with tech, software, or self-improvement – just a stupid, fun comedy podcast with two Canadian hosts and a random guest.
The only holdover from the 2010 podcast list. I feel very personally invested in this show, but I can’t really think of any reason to listen if you haven’t already sunk 300+ hours into it like I have.
It’s good. Buy the hype. Season 02 was underrated.