As busy students, we need to optimize our time. One way to learn on-the-go when you want is through podcasts.
For International Podcast Day, let’s go over some of my favorite podcasts.
- Rocket with Microsoft PM and former Mashable Senior Tech Correspondent Christina Warren, game developer Brianna Wu, and diversity writer Simone de Rochefort goes over tech, games, movies, books, comics, tech conferences, smart phones, iOS development, and more.
- Startup School Radio has two key founders or investors give practical advice for starting, funding, and scaling companies. They also go over their mistakes, regrets, their paths and lessons, and more.
- She Did it Her Way with Amanda Boleyn features interviews with women entrepreneurs who “did it their way.”
- 99% Invisible delves into details that people don’t normally think about, like architecture, design, cities, technology, history, sounds, objects, and more.
Race, Culture, Gender, and More
- Mashup Americans with Korean-American Amy Choi and Salvadoran-Jewish-American Rebecca Lehrer go over life in multi-cultural America, covering everything from food to names to crazy family members at holidays.
- Another Round with Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton goes over race, gender, and pop culture. They’ve interviewed folks like Margaret Cho, Roxane Gay, and David Simon. One popular segment includes “Drunken Debates.”
- Slate‘s DoubleX GabFest goes over feminism, pop culture, and current events. Hosts June Thomas, Hannah Rosin and Noreen Malone have recently discussed sexism in tech and rape in the military, and sometimes have guests like journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates.
- 2 Dope Queens with hosts Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams (from”The Daily Show”) covers stand-up and storytelling regarding sex, race, and life from two top NYC comediennes.
- Sincerely, X from TED talks anonymously goes over intense, sensitive, painful, or damaging stories of victims, perpetrators, investigators, activists, and more.
History, News, and More
- Revisionist History with Malcolm Gladwell (author of the Tipping Point and Outliers) revisits an old topic, idea, event, or person that may have been overlooked. This is really fun and enlightening.
- This American Life is difficult to sum up because each episode features a few stories related to a different theme each week, but this podcast is diverse, enlightening and educational.
- Up First from NPR is a great time-saving conversation-starter that sums up the daily news in ten minutes.