I’ve been a podcast listener since 2011, and on average I listen to 6-10 podcast episodes daily. Whether I’m working at my desk or commuting to a local coffee shop. The genre of these episodes often vary from business, technology, film through to design podcasts.
Soundtracking by Edith Bowman
I discovered Edith’s podcast about 2 years ago, in a quest to satisfy my love of movie soundtracks. Edith’s extensive knowledge and connections in the music industry brings together an intimate collection of directors, musicians and composers. The episodes breakdown the thought processes behind some of the largest blockbusters in cinema. Sound brings a great deal of emotion to film, it’s unconscious in our minds whilst being the one of the most critical parts of modern cinema.
Hosted by Steve Folland, this was one of the first podcasts I started listening to before I took the leap to freelancing full-time. Steve interviews fellow freelancers from a broad spectrum of industries. It was intriguing to discover the similarities that freelancers from other industries share, from having contracts in place, complexities of finding work, keeping clients and yourself happy.
The Radio Column
Tim Smith speaks from the heart, his podcast is honest and inspiring. His approach to podcasting is very much like an intimate radio show, the episodes approach the hurdles and victories of life and work.
Twenty Thousand Hertz
Twenty Thousand Hertz brings you episodes on the stories behind the worlds most recognisable and interesting sounds, by Dallas Taylor. Episodes bring to light the ‘Voice of Siri’, ‘Evolution of Accents’ to the wonderful sounds beneath our World’s oceans. As mentioned above I’m captivated by film soundtracks, this can also be extended to sound in general.
Success! How I Did It
I find it captivating the reading and listening to the lives and mentalities of some of the world’s most inspiring business, sports, entertainment and government leaders. The traits of these can be harnessed and woven into our own lives. Whether we want to become better entrepreneurs or simply use them to better our way of life.
How I Built This with Guy Raz
Similar in format to the previous podcast, How I Built This with Guy Raz is focused on the stories of some of the world’s best known companies. Ever wondered who and why Ben & Jerry’s was founded? Read a copy of a Lonely Planet book, listen to the founders Maureen & Tony Wheeler on how and why they founded Lonley Planet.
Houston We Have A Podcast
As you might have guessed from the podcast title, this is the official podcast of the NASA Johnson Space Center. Episode 26: Can You Hear Me Now? brought an interesting episode with Bill Foster, Ground Controller in Mission Control Houston, in which they talked about how space communication networks work and what they will look like for missions into deep space. The podcast includes a nice mixture of NASA employees past and present.