Podcasts: Education (or Entertainment) on the Move
What is a podcast? As per Wikipedia, “A podcast is an episodic series of digital audio or video files which a user can download in order to listen. Alternatively, the word “podcast” may refer to the individual component of such a series or to an individual media file.”
They’ve been increasing in popularity. Partially due to convenience but almost entirely because of the incredible story tellers and journalists across the globe putting out mind-expanding and thought-provoking content on a daily basis.
In a world of increasing distractions and responsibility, finding the time to digest world events or expand your mind can be a challenge. Podcasts can be short (or long) and you can listen to them on your commute, while doing chores or on the job!
Monday to Friday, I listen to The Big Story and FrontBurner (Canadian) and The Daily and Today Explained (American) for news and culture stories related to current events and politics. Looking for a laugh? Check out Reply All. Or for a different perspective, Invisibilia. There are some great podcasts exploring the work world that can lend to professional development. These include WorkLife with Adam Grant, Safe For Work and Hello Monday. Below are some specific episodes that are both educational and entertaining:
- The Big Story Podcast: Do Canadians have a Right To Be Forgotten online? “It’s 2019. By now plenty of Canadians have humiliating results in Google searches for their name. But do we need a process for making those listings disappear?”
- Hidden Brain: Finding Meaning At Work: How We Shape And Think About Our Jobs. “Why do you work? Popular wisdom says your answer depends on what your job is. But psychologist Amy Wrzesniewski at Yale University finds it may have more to do with how we think about our work.”
- WorkLife with Adam Grant: Networking for people who hate networking. “The idea of networking has always made me a little uncomfortable. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one.”
- Safe For Work: Grammar Girl’s Quick And Dirty Tips For Language At The Office. “Mignon Fogarty, also known as Grammar Girl, joins us today to answer your questions about language in the workplace: like, “Is it one space or two after a period,” or “Can I use ‘asap’ in a work email,” or the classic, “Why do we love verbing our nouns?””
- Career Cloud Radio: How to Handle Tough Resume Problems. “Why do all resumes look the same? What if I’m a mom returning to the workplace? How far back should your resume go?”
Want to listen but not sure where to start? Apps like Apple Podcasts or Stitcher are easy to use & will supply you with all your podcast bingeing needs. Have some podcast recommendations to share with the TDS team? Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.