M+’s Foray into Podcasts
Life can be hectic. Between work, social commitments, family obligations, etc. it’s hard to keep up to date with the latest news and current events. I have found that podcasts are a great resource for entertainment and learning, and they are an excellent way to take in information on the go.
Most days, I like to listen to a podcast on my morning commute or while making dinner – times when my hands are busy but my mind is free to tune in. My favorite podcasts are the ones that focus on how people think and work – getting experts’ opinions on their fields of study, sparking new ideas, inspiring story telling, and digging into to the psychology of decision making.
I have found that podcasts are also a great catalyst for brainstorming as a marketer. Immersing myself in these different kinds of topics provides insights into what makes people tick. What influences them to make a purchase? What’s the psychology behind decision-making? How can we better spark innovation? These kinds of insights can later be used to more effectively reach our audiences through marketing.
I took a poll in the office and here are some of M+’s favorite podcasts:
Check out one of the following podcasts if you’re looking for a new story to get hooked on… we’re sure you’ve all already listened to “Serial.”
- Love and Radio
- Modern Love
Random Knowledge about Science and Beyond
The answers to questions you never thought you’d ask but now you can’t imagine not knowing.
- Stuff You Should Know
- Radio Lab
- Science v.s.
These are some of our favorites for planning ahead. Budgets, timelines, work processes, it’s all here.
- How I Built This
- Planet Money
- Start Up
- The Tim Ferriss Show
Sparking new ideas, Innovation and Tech
Very similar to the famous “TED Talks,” “TED Radio Hour” hosts passionate speakers in a variety of specialized fields.
- TED Radio Hour
Design and Marketing
It’s never too late to learn the benefits of good design. And “Grammar Girl” is a lifesaver when it comes to proofreading copy.
- 99% Invisible
- #AskGaryVee Show
- Grammar Girl
Get up to speed on the latest in technology, gadgets, and the future of innovation.
- Talking Machines
- NPR Technology Podcast
Next time you think about binge watching, try binge listening one of these instead!