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Podcasts Recommendations

One hour of my day is dedicated to walking my dog and something I find fits perfectly with this is slotting some headphones in and listening to a podcast. I thought I would share some podcasts that I enjoy and that you might not have heard of.

Planet Money

By NPR

A light introduction to topics relating to economics and business. The podcast has covered a fast range of topics from why some packs of M&Ms have an odd weight to buying their own barrel of oil to investigate the process.  The podcast never fails to give a light and entertaining overview of a topic that might never had crossed your mind.

Websitehttps://www.npr.org/sections/money/

Notable Episode: Fascinating take on the benefits of the US bankruptcy laws

How I built this

By NPR

How I built this follows the story of the people behind current and past business successes.  They have had a wide range of guests from Howard Schultz whom transformed Starbucks to what it is today, to say Rod Canion who co-founded Compaq (A story very familiar to those who have watched the first season of Halt and Catch Fire). Like Halt and Catch Fire, this podcast never fails to give an injection of inspiration.

Website: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510313/how-i-built-this

Notable Episode: Compaq

The Documentary

By BBC World Service

The Documentary offers a short insightful podcasts about issue from around the world from a podcast discussing the Generation gap in China to an insight to the hackers of Siberia. I can find the news can tend to ignore international topics and therefore I find these documentaries a good source for understanding events occurring in the rest of the world.

Websitehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02nq0lx/episodes/downloads

Notable EpisodeThe CIA’s Secret War in Laos (From the son of one of the CIA Spies in Laos)

Bonus: What App?

It was the case for a long time that all the stock podcast apps were not up to the job in hard. For a couple of years I have used PocketCasts. It manages all the syncing of feeds and downloading of episodes for offline listening. I have not experienced any issues with it and it does seem that is regularly updated.

Websitehttps://www.shiftyjelly.com/pocketcasts/

 

That is some of the podcasts I listen to, got any recommendations?

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