Now Playing: Podcast Edition
I have a not-so-exciting secret to share: I love podcasts.
I love them as a medium to get information, I love them as a medium to share information, and they have become an important partner in my day-to-day activities.
At my first job out of college, I helped launch a small business' podcast. It was about business, technology, and changing industries. It was a great introduction for me to something that was still a pretty new way to connect, especially because you had to go to a computer to listen to it.
About ten years later, Leili and I produced Here to There, a 10-episode podcast digging into the different aspects and values of transit and transportation. Unlike my first podcast which was pretty much a linear conversation recorded and edited with some snazzy music, this was about as complicated as it got. We were in the field, in the studio, making our own interstitials...it was wild. And amazing.
When I started listening to podcasts, it was because I wanted to get information without staring at a screen. Now, I probably listen to upwards of five hours/day of podcasts (I know it sounds a little bonkers, but I listen at either 1.5 or 2x speed so it goes by quickly).
Here are a few of my favorites:
News & Business
It's Been a Minute
The Economist Morning Briefing
How I Built This
TED Radio Hour
Stuff Mom Never Told You
This American Life
Nice White Parents
You Must Remember This
This Podcast Has Fleas
Wow in the World
This is only a sampling of all I digest...let me know what you love to listen to!