If you don’t listen to podcasts, start immediately! Podcasts allow you to regain some lost time due to driving, cleaning, washing dishes, walking, etc., etc.
I recommend you start with a podcast on something you’re really interested in. Don’t start with something work/school related unless you are actually interested in that topic. Make it easy to start a podcast habit. Find a good podcast app that alerts you when podcast has a new episode and auto downloads the episode so you can listen anywhere.
Suggestions for what to start with: The Daily, Business Wars, Radiolab, or Freakonomics
Here’s what I listen(ed) to:
- The Daily: The only news I consume. 20-30 mins each morning directly from the reporters: not news commentary.
- Business Wars: An amazingly produced show about big business clashes in US history. HIGHLY recommended!
- Serial: Deep dive into riveting stories. Serial does not regularly put out episodes, so the 3 seasons are it.
- S-Town: From the makers of Serial…it’s a unique story about a guy from the south. Worth the listen.
- Revisionist History: Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast…need I say more?
- More Perfect: Deep dive into Supreme Court cases.
- Making Sense: I pick and choose episodes. Sam interviews people on a variety of topics (politics, religion (atheist perspective), science, etc.). His perspective is rational thought, free will is an illusion, meditation. In my opinion, an excellent thinker.
- The Tim Ferriss Show: I pick and choose episodes. Tim interviews people on a variety of topics (self help, business, etc.). His perspective is hustle, get the most out of life, etc.
- Really enjoyed “The Secret Life of a C.E.O.” episode series
- Work Life with Adam Grant: Many interesting episodes. Start anywhere.
- The Next Big Idea: Cool ~30 min interviews with authors of exciting new nonfiction.
- Joe Rogan (although Rogan is really all of the above)
I can’t think of a category for this podcast, which bothers me… Decided I was over thinking it.
- not overthinking: Two brothers think through different everyday life topics they face/wonder about (mostly relevant to young professionals).