We were driving from Chicago to New Jersey. It was about a 13 hour drive. Being the nerds that we are, my friends and I listened to some music for a while, but then got lost in the wonderful world of podcasts. Warren Buffet says he listens to podcasts on the way to work so that he can easily learn something new. I took a leaf out of Mr Buffet’s book and started listening to podcasts to and from work. Here are 3 podcasts to listen to if you want to:
a) sound intelligent
b) learn something and
c) be entertained.
WHAT: Alec Baldwin interviews famous people. He doesn’t ask the usual questions, but rather has a knack for getting stars to reveal things they usually wouldn’t.
WHY: Learn things about stars that you didn’t know before. It’s interesting to see how they became famous. It’s inspiring.
START HERE: Judd Apatow, Lena Dunham and Fred Armison interviews.
WHAT: We all know and love TED talks, and this podcast doesn’t disappoint. Unlike the TED talk videos, the podcast combines different speakers’ opinions under one theme.
WHY: Bring the awesome from the videos straight into you car. You’ll hear different opinions, which will change your perspective on a few things.
START HERE: Animals & Us and Unstoppable Learning
WHAT: The human guinea pig, Tim Ferris speaks to his super famous and influential friends while drinking wine.
WHY: You will be exposed to interesting people and sub cultures. It is also very entertaining.
START HERE: at the beginning. All of them are good.
There are 2 ways to listen to podcasts:
- via iTunes on your laptop/pc/iPhone/iPad
- on your Android device. I like Podcast Republic.
Aside from learning new stuff, podcasts are a great way to pass the time in traffic.