Listens

I consume information in a variety of ways, but one of my favorite ways is to listen to podcasts. I listen to audiobooks from time to time as well, although not as much since my commute changed from 50 to 20 minutes. But when I’m doing chores, going to work, or taking a walk, podcasts tend to be my way to learn on the go.

Here’s what I’m listening to these days:

  • The Talk ShowCreated by John Gruber (no relation) of Daring Fireball, this podcast is about Apple and other loosely Apple-related tech news. The episodes can run really long, and usually takes me a few days to get through, but only come out every two weeks, so that balance works well.
  • How I Built ThisThis is the story behind the story of how entrepreneurs, movers, and shakers build make their ideas into something notable. I love this show. It’s the typical high-quality I’ve come to expect from NPR.
  • The James Altucher Show. Admittedly, I’m not exactly sure who James Altucher is. I think he’s an author. Maybe I should take some time to find out more. But more importantly to me, he’s a pretty good podcast interviewer, and his subjects are pretty great. He does a fantastic job bringing out their true personalities, which makes this a win.
  • The Smart Passive Income Podcast. One of my goals for 2017 is to find some method of “passive” income as a personal experiment. To learn more, I’ve been consuming Pat Flynn’s podcast to create a scope of how to proceed. I love that there are many people making decent incomes — full-time, part-time, or just extra cash — and you’ve probably never heard of them. Listen to the SPI podcast, and get some valuable insight.
  • The Dave Ramsey Show. Although this isn’t a regular staple for me anymore, I listen to it on occasion to keep me on track. We’re in the process of aggressively paying off our last debt (student loans), and sometimes I just need a little focused, receptive encouragement.

Last updated: Dec. 2, 2016