Five podcasts that make you smarter

Matt 2 min read
Five podcasts that make you smarter
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Previously, I shared some podcasts to keep you entertained, now here are five podcasts that make you smarter.

Here are five podcasts I try to keep up with because they make me smarter.

I'd love to hear your suggestions for interesting podcasts.

  • Ted Talks Daily - short broadcasts, every day - like having a TED talk in your pocket. Some great subjects covered, by interesting and engaging speakers. This one is also enabled on your Alexa device which makes it quick to hear the latest.
  • The Gary Vee Audio Experience - Gary Vaynerchuk needs little introduction, his books Crush It and the new one Crushing it, as well as his formidable online audio and video presence are pretty compelling. Subscribing to his feed gives you a variety of podcasts, short and long which give some really good insights into marketing, branding and social media tactics.
  • Hurry Slowly - billed as a podcast to help you be more productive, creative and resilient. This excellent series from the insightful and thoughtful Jocelyn K Glei is a pleasure to listen to, and the complete antithesis of the high octane Gary Vee experience. I highly recommend the most recent edition, an interview with David Sax on why Analog experiences are often optimal. Bonus - I've recommended the Jocelyn K Glei newsletter before - get on that!
  • Nir and Far - I previously read Hooked: how to build habit-forming products by Nir Eyal and from that, found his podcast which talks a lot about business, behaviour and the brain. New and short episodes every Monday contain some great content - I particularly enjoyed a recent episode about Sports Psychology.
  • The Jordan B Peterson Podcast - I've just started reading the very popular 12 Rules of Life: An antidote to chaos, but in the meantime, I have been listening to some episodes of this excellent podcast. I particularly liked an episode of Conversations with Richard Fidler which was reposted on this feed.

I guarantee that listening to one or more of these podcasts will make you smarter - but I'd love to hear your suggestions for podcasts I may have missed. I listen & subscribe to mine via Spotify or Acast, an excellent podcast client for on the move.

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