The podcast market has grown exponentially with one out of three people in the United States listening to at least one podcast in the last month. People are listening on their commutes, during their workouts, at the office and at home. So, we asked our 361 team for some recommendations and here is a list of our top picks.
The Tim Ferriss Show
Recommended by Chad Greenberg | Managing Director, 361 Infrastructure Partners, LLC
Each episode deconstructs performers from eclectic areas (investing, sports, business, etc.) to extract the tactics, tools, and routines listeners can use. This includes favorite books, morning routines and time-management tricks. Guests include LeBron James, Ray Dalio, Tony Robbins, Maria Sharapova and Peter Thiel. In particular, the interviews with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Foxx were not only entertaining, but they challenged me to re-think how I approach daily occurrences and life’s challenges. Tim’s interviews are long, but he is incredibly thorough in his interview style and leaves no question unasked.
Alphachat from Financial Times
Recommended by Mark Jaeger, CFA, CPA | Managing Director
The episodes are 40 minute in-depth interviews with economists, Fed governors, IMF Directors, finance ministers, and other interesting economic participants. It currently seems to be on holiday, but recent past episodes are informative.
Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History
Recommended by Corbin Feenstra | Marketing Operations Analyst
A must listen for all history buffs! Carlin’s storytelling ability along with his in-depth research and commentary make for a quality podcast. Episodes are both informative and entertaining, and will leave you with a realistic glimpse into the past.
Recommended by Hallie Myers | Operations Analyst
A podcast from NPR in which the hosts present real-life narratives and corresponding research on various “invisible” forces that shape our behavior as humans. I enjoy listening to this podcast because it encourages listeners to think differently about their expectations and assumptions regarding topics such as empathy, pain, fear and judgement.
Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
Recommended by Dillon Pierce | Sales Coordinator
I like it because it takes people who only exist as characters in TV and film and humanizes them by talking about their background, the formative moments in their lives and what they’re working on today. Dax is a recovering alcoholic so he often wants to spend time understanding what their struggles are and what makes them tick as human beings and a lot less time talking about how cool they are as “famous” people.
Land of the Giants
Recommended by Andrea Coleman, CAIA | Director of Sales, Northeast Region
Each season this podcast will deep dive into one of the FAANG companies examining how the economy and our lives have been changed by them, both the good and the bad. The first season looks at Amazon. Take a listen to find out why they think we should have microwaves that work with Alexa…
Recommended by Mary Pettit | Director, Content Marketing
This is your cliff notes for the hot topics in the news each day so you can go into your after-work happy hour or networking event fully prepared. The episodes come out around 5pm EST daily and give you the news of the day in a 10-15 minute podcast. You feel informed but not overwhelmed. Plus they end with a fun fact like why there is a bee housing crisis in Berlin or how AI technology might stop people from cutting lines.
The Science of Success
Recommended by Brian Harvey, CFA | Senior Equity Analyst
The discussions will engage you with many interesting, researched-based, ideas about how to improve in all areas of your life. Most of the books I have recently read (or on the to-read list) have come from the guests on this show.
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