I’ve never been much of a podcast person because in all honesty, I find them boring and I would rather just be listening to music. Recently though, I have made the conscious effort to become a more informed individual and expose myself to new ideas and opinions. One way I am manifesting this goal is through listening to podcasts. Here are some of the podcasts I have recently been loving the most and think you will too:
1. How I Built This With Guy Raz
In this podcast, Guy Raz interviews the innovative entrepreneurs who created some of the current most successful companies in America. These include, but are not limited to, Lyft, Whole Foods Market, and Airbnb. Each entrepreneur tells the unique story of what it took them to get to where they are now, from the setbacks and obstacles to the special moments when they knew they had finally made it. f I could recommend one podcast to listen to, it would be this one simply because of how inspirational it is.
2. The New York Times: The Daily
In my opinion, this podcast is the best day-to-day news podcast out there. The Daily turns news stories into easily digestible yet still informative narratives, encouraging listeners to pay attention. What I like the most about this podcast specifically is that current events are discussed in an apolitical manner. This allows listeners to form their own opinions on matters, something I think needs to be made more widespread in the media.
3. WSJ What’s News
If The Daily is a little too long for your liking, try the Wall Street Journal’s What’s News. Never longer than 10 minutes, this is a go-to podcast for keeping up to date on current events. This is a great podcast to listen to on a short commute if you just want to get your daily dose of what’s going on in the world.
4. The Big Picture By The Ringer
This is the perfect podcast for all the film buffs out there. Sean Fennessey sits down with some of Hollywood’s most coveted directors and producers and breaks down and reviews the film industry’s newest movies, events, and trends.
5. NPR Pop Culture Happy Hour
Last but not least, NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour is another fun podcast for keeping in the know about what’s happening in the film and television realm. This podcast gives listeners a rundown on everything from the newest Netflix series to the newest movies in theaters.
Whether you’re already a podcast person and are just looking for a new one or it is your first time dipping your toe into the realm of podcasts, I challenge you to give one of these a listen!