As they’ve grown in popularity, you may have started to hear the buzz about podcasts. Podcasts have been around since 2004, invented by Adam Curry and Dave Winer. But in recent years, the diversity and access to podcasts has grown exponentially. There are podcasts for any number of topics, but we’re interested in tech. You can access podcasts on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Google Play Music, and several other providers. What has made them popular in recent years is the quality of them. Almost every major news publication now has a podcast, as well as several popular independent publishers. Listening to them is a good way to pass the time on a commute, or when relaxing at home, while also learning something new or hearing a compelling story. Outlined below are our favourite tech and business podcasts; let us know what you think!
HBR Idea Cast
Harvard Business Review’s Ideacast is a weekly podcast that highlights workplace issues and questions. Some examples of topics they’ve covered in the past include Understanding the Space Economy, Fixing Tech’s Gender Gap, and The Harsh reality of Innovative Companies. Why would you want to listen to this podcast? HBR is one of the most reputable institutes and publications in the world. If you’re looking for well thought out, fact-based opinions on business topics, HBR is definitely the place to go. You can find HBR’s podcasts on Spotify, Apple Music, or on the HBR website. They’re roughly 25 minutes long, so if you have a short commute, they’d be perfect.
Bloomberg Opinion: Masters in Business
Bloomberg’s Masters in Business is a weekly podcast that does a deep dive into a sector of business. It covers traditional topics such as Real Estate, Finance, Asset Management, and also covers more off-beat topics like Rock and Roll, Cryptocurrency, Fashion, and Deep Science. Unlike HBR, Masters in Business is a longer podcast that consists of an interview with an expert in whatever field they’re discussing. Why would you want to listen to this podcast? Masters in Business will give you a deeper understanding of traditional topics as mentioned above. It’s a good way to improve on an existing understanding of a topic or learn the business-side of something new altogether.
Twice a week, The Verge’s Vergecast podcast covers tech culture, product reviews, and tech in business. If you like hearing about new tech products, new tech companies and tech culture than The Vergecast will be your favourite. Some pretty prominent guests have joined the show in the past such as FCC Commissioner, Geoffrey Starks, Alex Stamos (Facebook’s former Chief Security Officer), and Bill Gates (needs no introduction), among others. It is available on Spotify, Apple Music, and The Verge’s website.
WSJ’s the Future of Everything
The Wall Street Journal’s Future of Everything podcast looks at how “science and technology are revolutionizing the way we live, work and play.” It is definitely the most technical and scientific of the four mentioned in this blog post. It goes in-depth on how the technology of AI, Robots and Spaceships actually work, and how that affects us. Their have been lots of notable guest in the past on the podcast including Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM. Podcasts are usually about 20 minutes long, so good for a short commute or while cooking dinner in the evening.
If there’s a podcast you love to listen to, let us know! Otherwise we hope you enjoy these recommendations on all things tech in the podcast world.