What podcast are you?

What podcast are you?
Published: 
November 2012

We take a look at a few useful business podcasts that could pep up your journey, and make you more effective when you get there.

We take a look at a few useful business podcasts that could pep up your journey, and make you more effective when you get there.review-podcast

Freakonomics Radio, hosted by Stephen Dubner, economist and co-author of Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics. Freakonomics Radio is a weekly discussion show that explores “the hidden side of everything”, with entertaining discussions recently including the whys and wtfs of consulting, how to maximise your Halloween haul, and the size of the shadow economy. Freakonomics is made in the US and claims to be one of the most popular business podcasts on iTunes. It’s easy to see why.

Indicast’s Bizination
Bizination is a regular business podcast from the Indicast Podcast Network, based in Mumbai, India. Bizination covers the spectrum of contemporary business issues – from cloud computing to World Cup football to Greece and the Euro crisis. It offers international business from an Indian perspective, with insights into the local economy, Indian entrepreneurship and social trends.

Bizination isn’t just good for learning about India, it’s good for hearing what Indians think about the rest of us. As the world’s second most populous nation, with the second fastest growing economy, it’s got to be worth a listen.

Inside Business
Hosted by Alan Kohler, Inside Business features business insights and interviews with key players in the business and finance world. Inside Business is largely Australia focused. Alan Kohler is the Editor in Chief for Business Spectator and founder of the investing focused membership publication Eureka Report. He gets the guests he wants, and covers the issues of the day with the knowledge and insight that only someone with his track record can deliver with such consistency.

China Business Blog and Podcast
Finding the right podcast to keep you up to date with China’s business issues is not a simple task. But then business in China is diverse, vast and moving fast. The China Business Podcast is hosted by Kent Kedl of marketing strategy consultants Technomic Asia. With 20 years in China, he knows the issues, and has the contacts. It’s a good listen.

Get-It-Done Guy’s Quick and Dirty Tips to Work Less and Do More
For a podcast that’s short, sweet and leaves you feeling that you’ve learned something useful, try this. The Get-It-Done Guy takes a single issue – from boundary setting with your boss, to procrastination or using emotions to further negotiation goals. The focus is a strategy, or a learning, that you can take and use immediately. Stever Robbins, author of 9 steps to work less and do more, is the host. He’s compelling and practical, but the message is a little hampered by the advertising messages. No deep learnings, perhaps, but a satisfying listen.

Do you have a favorite podcast? Let us know.