Podcasting is booming. Hundreds of thousands of unique podcasts exist on numerous platforms, in dozens of languages, and people love listening to them. Naturally, we were curious to learn what shows our Click Workspace members listen to, both for professional purposes and for pleasure (as it turns out, sometimes they're one and the same!). Here are some of their awesome recommendations, along with each podcast's description of itself.
We hope this list leads you to hours of happy listening, whether you seek business inspiration, personal enrichment, or pure amusement.
Jeremy is a magazine editor who works remotely out of Click Workspace. He shared one podcast pick that's related to his line of work and one that he listens to out of personal interest:
- On the Media: This weekly podcast from WNYC explores how the media 'sausage' is made, casts an incisive eye on fluctuations in the marketplace of ideas, and examines threats to the freedom of information and expression in America and abroad.
- Sound Opinions: Whether you're an expert, or just a casual fan, Sound Opinions is your source for smart and engaging music criticism and conversation. Each week on the show, nationally respected rock critics Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatisinterview artists, talk about pop culture and music industry news, review new record releases and give trends a historical context. And, because on Sound Opinions,“everyone's a critic,”listeners are invited to join in the debate. Produced by WBEZ Chicago.
Brian is co-founder of Tinkergarten and runs the Massachusetts arm of the company out of a team office at Click. Brian enjoys listening to...
- The Tim Ferriss Show: Each episode, Ferriss deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, sports, business, art, etc.) to extract the tactics, tools, and routines you can use. This includes favorite books, morning routines, exercise habits, time-management tricks, and much more.
- Revisionist History from Malcolm Gladwell and Panoply Media: Each week for 10 weeks, Revisionist History will go back and reinterpret something from the past: an event, a person, an idea. Something overlooked. Something misunderstood.
From our third-floor neighbor at the Law Office of Peter Irvine: Peter says that the first two podcasts on his list are mostly for pleasure, but are surprisingly relevant to his work on many occasions. The third title is also mostly for personal enrichment, but also relates to his work, given his special interest in music and entertainment law.
- This American Life: Most weeks This American Life is the most popular podcast in the country, with around 2.5 million people downloading each episode. There's a theme to each episode, and a variety of stories on that theme. Most of the stories are journalism, with an occasional comedy routine or essay.
- RadioLab: A show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.
- Joe Boyd's A-Z: Each weekly 10-minute episode starts with a track from Boyd's collection, which serves as a doorway to talk about memorable recording sessions he's been involved in, or to his favorite albums, or to curious histories and remarkable personalities.
A coach, speaker, and author who works from Click, Angela is not only a podcast listener, she has her own podcast!
- Claim the Stage is Angela Lussier's podcast for women who want to own their voice and become better public speakers. It's available on iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, and Google Play.
- For business inspiration, Angela enjoys listening to Startup, a podcast about what it’s really like to get a business off the ground.
- We're tickled that Angela introduced us to The Baby-Sitters Club Club as her for-fun podcast of choice. One relatively small man, one relatively large man, and one HUGE idea: To read through the seminal works of American novelist Ann M. Martin in chronological order and initiate themselves, in the process, into the arcane, mystical rites of The Baby-Sitters Club.
Mohamed is a civil engineer who spent the last three months working remotely from Click for his California-based employer.
- Mohamed gives a second vote for Malcolm Gladwell's Revisionist History!
- KQED Forum with Michael Krasny: KQED's live call-in program presents balanced discussions of local, state, national, and world issues as well as in-depth interviews with leading figures in politics, science, entertainment, and the arts.
An entrepreneur, angel group manager, and mentor (check out the awesome things that Valley Venture Mentors does for our region's startup sector), Paul was also one of Click's co-founders. He sent along a couple of titles:
- There must be something in the water, or there are just some very popular podcasts among our entrepreneurial set (more likely), because Paul also recommends Startup!
- The Full Ratchet: Nick Moran, co-founder and Managing Director of New Stack Ventures and Moran Capital Partners, interviews investor experts on everything from “What is an Angel?” to “What ratios and monthly recurring revenue levels are expected for a Series A SaaS investment?”
Finally, Click's Director shared some favorites:
- Raise Your Hand Say Yes with Tiffany Hahn: A podcast about the creative adventures of (extra)ordinary people.
- Le vital corps Salon, a new podcast for frazzled women -- especially the Type-As, imposters, activity addicts and recovering perfectionist -- who secretly crave a hug or a high-five on the path to success. Hosted by Kara Martin Snyder, who until recently lived up in here in Western Mass; several of her first guests are from the area.
- Dear Sugar with Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond: This podcast from WBUR fields all your questions -- no matter how deep or dark -- and offers radical empathy in return.