One of life’s great pleasures is a cup of coffee and good conversation. It was during one of these conversations that I had the honour of explaining ‘what is a podcast’ to one of my dear friends. I had a similar conversation a year ago with another friend as she explained the world of podcasts to me! Like books and reading, podcasts are a spark of joy, wonder and escapism in this crazy world.
Keeping on top of everything in this content heavy world that is vying for our ever decreasing attention span, takes creativity – podcasts are no different. New research from March 2019 states there are over 660,000 podcasts worldwide.
In my industry – work and HR technology – listening to podcasts keeps me up to date with the latest trends and injects new voices and opinions into my thinking. It is heartening to see specific series that focus on work and work related issues. Here are my favourites:
Let’s Fix Work – Laurie Ruettimann
The Pineapple Project – Claire Hooper
This Working Life – ABC RN (Australia)
Work Life – Adam Grant
Humans of HR – Dave Guazzaroto, Jared Cameron, Matt Smith and Michelle Farrar-Eagles
Check them out and add them to your next conversation instead of talking about how awful the commute to work was.