I go through phases with podcasts: I will get really into a them and listen constantly or I will not listen to any for six months. I am currently in a “listen” phase, so I thought I would share some of my favorites. My podcast preferences lean towards education over entertainment (my YouTube preferences lean towards entertainment, so maybe I will share some of my favorites there in a later post).
Six Pixels of Separation
The Six Pixels of Separation podcast by Mitch Joel is for the digital nerd in me. Joel is a digital marketer who owned his own agency, started a blog, parlayed that into several successful books and has maintained a weekly podcast for the last decade. Each week he interviews someone in the marketing field (typically with a new book, a successful blog or agency, etc.). The episodes are long-ish at 45 minutes, but Joel’s interview questions and the conversations that ensue are super relevant to the digital marketing landscape and I always feel more educated at the end of each episode.
Reply All bills itself as “a show about the internet.” And that is exactly what it is: in each episode the hosts research a question about information found online. It could be a blog by a man serving a prison sentence (how does he post? why does he post?), a tweet that goes viral (what does it really mean?), or a Tinder profile picture that was taken in a person’s apartment who doesn’t know the person in the profile (wtf?). The hosts always make me laugh and I learn something new in every episode.
Revisionist History with Malcom Gladwell is my latest obsession. This series of podcasts revisits past events and sheds new light on the facts, offering a different perspective from what we thought to be true. The episodes are well-researched and diverse. I am a big fan of Gladwell’s writing and his podcast does not disappoint. My favorite was the last episode about satire; I recommend starting with this one!