Five Great New Podcasts
Welcome to the 48th edition of Find That Pod.
Welcome as always new subscribers! Glad you’ve joined our little podcast fandom club.
Thanks also to everyone who sent in ideas for the newsletter last week, you’ve given me lots to think about. So without further ado, put your worldly concerns aside for a few moments while you discover this week’s five podcasts:
Believe it or not, there are actual questions that neither the almighty Google or the broader Internet at large cannot answer. That of course is part of what makes them so interesting. Part chat-show, part investigative documentary, each episode tackles a dead-end question that the Internet simply wasn’t able to answer. A terrific show with a great premise!
The Energy Gang
Sure, the world is currently dealing with an epidemic that the media is more than happy to report on, but the Climate Change issues aren’t going away, and neither is business and its desire to profit from the changes in the energy economy. That’s what this podcast is all about. Its ongoing conversation is a running dialogue about the fast-changing world of energy in which the latest trends in energy, cleantech, and renewables are discussed.
Desert Island Discs
The premise is simple. Eight songs, or tracks as music aficionados often call them. If you could only bring eight of them with you while stranded on a desert island, what would they be? While the question is simple, the answers are incredibly revealing with all manner of celebrity guests including actors, writers, poets, business moguls, politicians and more.
Coming from my homeland of Canada is an insightful podcast from the CBC, hosted by award-winning foreign reporter Nahlah Ayed. It’s an experiment in conversation about contemporary thought and intellectual history. Each episode (with some notable exceptions) tries to look crack open a concept or idea to see how it has played out over the course of history and place and why that idea is still relevant today.
How do a lot of entrepreneurs learn? In this day and age, it’s mostly from other business builders and founders that came before them. The world is awash in bad business advice, but rest assured that if you’re just starting your own business, podcast or any other sort of venture, you won’t go wrong by exploring this show. The unique format of this show is what I love the most perhaps. The host reads a biography of an entrepreneur for each episode and then dissects the life and lessons of that entrepreneur in a concise and useful way, teasing out the most important and actionable items. It’s a non-stop stream of ideas from history’s smartest entrepreneurs. I highly recommend it.