I love audiobooks. And I love podcasts.
- Podcasts are usually “lighter” to digest than audio books, so I choose them in environments where my concentration is not 100%, or when I’m more in the mood for entertainment than hard-core learning.
- Usually I choose podcasts when running, during my lunch walks, or when being in transit (bus, train, plane).
- Podcasts are a great way to “get to know” your favorite people. I love listening to interview-episodes, or episodes where the host talks about his learnings and insights
- I’ve discovered that podcasts often trigger purchase decisions. Many of the books I buy are from podcast recommendations. I’ve also bought supplements, boxer shorts and many other items thanks to recommendations on podcasts.
My favorite podcasts:
- The Tim Ferriss Show by Tim Ferriss: Deconstructing word-class performers. Great content.
- The Kevin Rose Show by Kevin Rose: Great interviews with great guests.
- We Study Billionaires by Preston Pysh and Stig Brodersen: My favorite value investing podcast. They discuss lot’s of books and do great interviews.
- Work in Progress by Jason Fried and Nathan Kontny: Great insights into web application development and product management in general. I am a huge fan of Jason Fried and the Basecamp philosophy.
- Successful Users by Samuel Hulick and Robert Graham: How to make sure that your users become happy power users of your web app. I am a huge fan of Samuel Hulick’s Onboarding work.
- Jobs-to-be-Done Radio: The #1 resource regarding the “Jobs-to-be-Done” framework. A must for product managers and entrepreneurs
- Often I search for topics I currently am interested in: E.g. Conversion rate optimization. It’s always remarkable how much good stuff you will find.
I’m mostly interested in individual episodes, so I usually don’t subscribe to any podcasts.