Joseph Jude

Podcasts I listen

Listen to challenging words. It will energize your day.

“Reading is more efficient when at rest. Audio is more efficient when in motion.” - naval

Podcasts I listen

I listen to podcasts when I drive. Inspiring and challenging words on the way to work energize me to face the day. When I return, I usually listen to music, but sometimes listen to a captivating long episode that I didn't complete in the morning.

My interests vary, hence the list of podcasts I listen vary too. Here is my current list:

  • Akimbo by Seth Godin - Having read his books and blogs, I wondered if there would be anything different in his podcasts. I was wrong. He manages to challenge my thinking in every episode.

  • The Uncomfortable Truth by Alan Weiss - Nobody talks the truth. Everyone lays layers and layers of words to be politically correct. Not Alan. In 5 min episodes, Alan tels you the uncomfortable truth in almost all spheres of life.

  • Tim Ferris Podcast - Tim brings exciting personalities to his podcast and has an insightful conversation with them. Each episode is at least an hour-long, but worth every second. There are many favorites, but if I have to pick, I will choose the ones with Derek Sivers and Jim Collins.

  • The seen and the unseen by Amit Varma - Recently I got interested in public policy. Amit is the man to listen to when it comes to public policy, especially in India. Every public policy has two kinds of effects: intended and visible; and unintended and invisible. He examines these seen and unseen effects in this podcast.

  • Design Tomorrow by Christopher Butler - Chris doesn't talk about what is trendy, but how we can and should create a better tomorrow via design, technology, and being human.

  • Born to Impact by Joel Marion- A life of purposeā€¦ A life where you're making a difference in your family, in your relationships, in your career, and in the world around you. Listen to the first two episodes; and the Networking masterclass with Travis Chappell. All three are amazing episodes. If you don't like those episodes, you won't like the podcast.

  • Ray Edwards Show - Ray is a fantastic copywriter. In this podcast, he discusses the business of copywriting and copywriting for a business. Mind you; he mixes his faith in Christ into every episode. That might put off some.

  • Modern CTO by Joel Beasley - ModernCTO is the place where CTOs hang out. Joel brings CTOs of startups and established companies to discuss their learning methods, challenges they face, and the metrics they track.

  • North Start Podcast by David Perell. Like Tim Ferriss, David brings a variety of interesting personalities and have a long conversation with them.

  • Elevation with Steven Furtick. I have been reading the Bible for twenty years now. But Steven comes up with amazing practical insights even from the familiar Biblical passages. I listen to this podcast, whenever I'm feel discouraged.

  • The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish. Another podcast in the likes of Tim Ferriss and David Perell. Shane worked with Canadian spy agency before embarking on a journey of urging curious minds to “upgrade yourself.” He focuses on mental models that are useful for life and work.

  • a16z- A16Z is a private equity firm founded by the legendary entrepreneurs Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz. They invest in e-commerce, education, enterprise IT, and gaming ventures. In these episodes, A16Z team discusses trends in the areas they invest in.

  • Naval - Naval is an entrepreneur and a philosopher. He tweetstormed recently on “How to Get Rich (without getting lucky).” This podcast is an extension of the tweetstorm.

  • Predictable Revenue Podcast with Aaron Ross & Collin Stewart - As a chief technology officer of an IT services company, I get into sales calls often. Aaron and Collin talk about selling services and creating sales playbooks.

  • Anecdotally Speaking with Shawn Callahan. This podcast is an extension of the book he wrote - Putting stories to work. Shawn and his guests discuss nuances of stories at workplaces.

I use Pocket Casts app to listen to podcasts. If you are on iOS, Overcast is a fantastic choice. Both podcast clients allow importing podcast feed as an OPML file. Here is the OPML file of the podcasts I listen. Feel free to use it.

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I got the idea for this post because Laxman Karthik asked for favorite podcasts

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