Monthly Archives: December 2016

Podcast - Talk Radio

What I am Listening To – Podcasts

I grew up listing to talk radio. As a child in Central Kansas I was limited to conservative talk radio, then I moved to sports. With the Internet and now specifically podcasts, I can listen to “talk radio” on the subjects I actually care about. I primarily listen via the Stitcher app on my Android phone. Currently at 3727 hours of listening since June, 2010. Thanks to Aaron Sumner and Eric Gruber for inspiring me to create this list.

Content Marketing

The best podcast in the marketing and communications space. As someone who is both a practitioner and strategist in content marketing, the two hosts are speaking to what I am living and implement in my work life.

Technology

My favorite podcast. Has gone through a variety of formats and lineups, but I still keeping going back to it for their takes on the technology news of the week. There are insider memes, and it isn’t always the most structured, but it provides a good mix of news and entertainment.
As a child with access to five TV channels, I loved watching Walt Mossberg on his PBS show covering consumer technology. 30 years later, I still enjoy listening to him cover the same space on this show with The Verge’s Managing Editor, Nilay Patel.
This podcast from the Andreessen Horowitz, a leading venture capital firm, could fall under business as well. Variety of formats, but I listen to get another informed take on cutting edge trends in the technology space, specifically enterprise.
Steve Gibson covers computer and cyber security from individual to enterprise level. He is like your grandfather, but one who shaped the Internet and then never never slowed down. I used to list to quite a few TWiT network podcasts, but this is the only one I stayed with.

Business

I don’t believe in picking stocks (Index funds all the way), but I do enjoy this podcast as it lets me keep up on broader business news. Host, regulars and interviews are solid.
Felix Salmon and crew do a good job covering more complicated financial concepts. Variety of themed shows and current news.
Harvard Business Review continues to be a dominant force in the Leadership and Management space, and this podcast is a good representation of the quality content they release.
I don’t listen to this podcast as much as I used to (not directly part of the startup world anymore), but this show really is what got me started in podcast listening. Jason is a great interviewer, and he gets quality guest. I was actually featured on the now defunct This Week in Marketing podcast on this network. I was on to get advice on my own startup.

Entertainment

I don’t play any video games at the moments, but over last three years, I have found myself listing to a number of game podcasts to keep up the industry, pop-culture and just for pure entertainment.
Focused on Hearthstone,¬†Blizzard Entertainment’s wildly popular digital card game . This podcast covers the arena game format. I no longer play Hearthstone; I liked it too much. But I watch and follow Hearthstone like many people do sports. When I played, I did make Legend rank (not so humble brag).
One of the post popular podcasts in the space. They have been an inspiration to many podcasters, and this personality and news driven show is one I listen to each week.
Two hosts talk about poker and the other type of gaming. Things I used to do, but still enjoy keeping up on. The hosts all have great personalities. While there are many inside jokes and memes, I feel each episode still stands alone if you are interested in overall subject matter.
Went from weekly to monthly to cancelled to now yearly. My favorite personalities discussion the best video games of the year. Couple of host grew up in Kansas City.
Have a podcast you think I or others might like. Please feel free to share it in the comments.