In my top 10 tools of learning for this year I added Pocket Cast as the app I use for podcast listening.
I listen to podcasts all the time now; when I’m running, when I’m travelling, at lunch at work, at home when it’s quiet.
The podcast app I use doesn’t really matter – what matters more is the content – so here’s a list of 10 I’d recommend:
- The Learning and Development Podcast
David James has hit a rich seam of guests in this relatively new podcast. Essential listening for all LnD.
- Revisionist History
The topics which Malcolm Gladwell reviews aren’t obviously about learning but I would suggest listening and reflecting on how they might change your practice.
- TED Radio Hour
The concept is to take a topic and include excerpts and interviews with the TED speakers. Pick and choose the topics and it’s a super listen.
Seth Godin’s blogs offer nuggets of insight and in his podcast he extends his thinking in the field of marketing and business.
- RSA Radio
The RSA podcast takes topics and presents them over a series of episodes which make brilliant binge listening.
This brilliant BBC series examines ideas and forces which shape public policy. Pick and choose the episodes and guests which appeal.
- So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed
This abriged version of Jon Ronson’s book is essential listening for anyone who wants to understand online behaviour, crowd mentality and how people can be destroyed online.
- The Bottom Line
Another BBC series, Evan Dando hosts business conversations which offer excellent insight.
- The Comedian’s Comedian
A curveball but Stuart Goldsmith’s conversations with comedians, describing their creative process, background, nerves, content, approach and style are strangely parallel to LnD in many ways.
- Sound of Silence
This is described as a downloadable pause y Steve Chapman, the artist behind it. It’s a minute of silence and I didn’t ‘get’ it until I listened to the Terry Waite episode and then it became clear.
What others would you recommend?