What is a Podcast?
A podcast is an audio recording in digital format ready for download or streaming over the internet. It very much resembles a program broadcasted on Radio Waves with the main difference being -of course – the medium (i.e. Internet vs Radio Waves) and that it’s pre-recorded vs. -mostly- live. Podcasts are mostly talk shows and their goal is not only to entertain but also inform & educate their audience. Hence, they explore a huge range of topics that span from Business to Politics, Technology, Science, Arts, Health and generally speaking every facet of human life. Also they vary a lot in format with some being as short as 20-30 minutes while others being on the lengthy side extending to 2-3 hours long.
One can choose to listen a Podcast on any capable computing device connected to the internet such as Smartphone, Tablet, Desktop Computer or Notebook. Another option is to use such a device to download the audio files and then transfer them to a mp3 player (but I guess this is now very old school since smartphones have almost completely replaced mp3 players, iPods and the like).
Find out more about Podcasts in wikipedia.
List of interesting Podcasts
Below I have assembled a list of interesting Podcasts I am subscribed to (in no particular order). Most of the times, I cannot catch up with all the newly released episodes. Still, I find merits in all of them and I would highly recommend them. Each link opens on PocketCast: my preferred App to listen to Podcasts.
- The Jordan B Peterson Podcast
- Masters of Scale (with Reid Hoffman)
- The Tim Ferriss Show
- Lex Fridman Podcast
- The Minimalists Podcast
- The Science of Success
- Masters in Business (by Bloomberg)
I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do. Do you have other Podcasts that you would like to recommend to me? I would be happy to find out, please add them in the comments below.