The following are set to automatically get downloaded and put at the beginning of my listening queue:
- Up First: 15 minutes of news Monday-Saturday from NPR. Gives me a sense of what’s happening in the world without spending hours doom scrolling.
- Tim Ferris: Tim is a great interviewer with a wide range of interesting people. Most shows are around 2 hours, exploring the guest’s life and unique contributions. The earliest shows were about being successful / productive but Ferris has grown and looks at life through a broader lens. I find myself going to the episode notes to explore resources mentioned on each show.
- The Drive by Dr Peter Attia about extending health span. Peter talks about training for the “Centenarian Olympics“, e.g. being a healthy and active life at 100. Touches on medicine, nutrition, and exercise. Most shows go fairly deep into the underlying science.
- The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish. Focus on analysis, decision making, and model based thinking. Interviews with innovative thinkers and doers from business and government.
- Freakonomics is the podcast/radio show that continues the original book themes. Looks at social/economic issues through a behavioral economics lens. Their tagline is “The Hidden Side of Everything”.
- The Hidden Brain by Shankar Vedantam examines factors which drive human behavior.
- Renovare Podcast by Nathan Foster. Topics related to spiritual growth.
- How to Build a Happy Life by the Atlantic. Original episodes by Arthur Brooks.
- Good Life Project
- Rise and Fall of Mars Hill Horrible and Wonderful
The following are podcasts that I am current enjoying. I automatically download them my phone to the end of my queue.
- Planet Money
- Work Life by Adam Grant. Grant is a organizational psychologist who studies what makes organizational function well. There tag line is “explore the science of making work not suck”.
The following are podcast that I used to listen to every episode, but now sample episodes which seems particularly interesting. I have learned that most of us go through “seasons of life” which changes what we give attention to.
- TED Radio Hour is a curated sampling of TED talks arranged around a common theme. I particularly enjoyed the earliest shows hosted by Guy Raz.
- Timothy Keller sermons. For several years my soul was nurtured by Tim’s thoughtful sermons but I am not finding them as helpful.
- Fresh Air with Terry Gross
- NPR Marketplace used to seem very neutral but now starting to feel like there is a moderate liberal bias.
The following are podcasts that someone has recommended to me that I haven’t made time to check out yet.