Three Podcasts I Love to Listen to! June 27, 2018 02:00

Admittedly there are some phases where podcasts get more airtime in my life, and some phases where they seem to be out of fashion. That said, when there's time, here are the three I really enjoy.

Freakonomics: An old classic, Steve Levitt and Stephen Dubner run through "the hidden side of everything" looking at economic implications and explanations for a wide variety of phenomena in our everyday lives. From how to raise children to what's driving political  outcomes, I am always fascinated to see how they break down an issue and share unexpected insights.

Hidden Brain: This actually has a lot of the same appeal as Freakonomics as it looks into surprising findings/research on a wide variety of societal issues. Shankar Vedantam uses a storytelling style to explore an unseen side of human behavior. I guess I have a type...

How I Built This: This podcast shares a biographical style overview of entrepreneurial stories for some of the biggest and most exciting brands out there (Patagonia, Tom's of Maine, Melissa & Doug, Stonyfield Yogurt, and many many more). The host (Guy Raz) interviews the founders and gets the ins and outs of their path to wide-ranging success. It's always intriguing to hear how these entrepreneurs found their way. One challenge is that I'm often left with questions as they skip from highlight to highlight. Keep your eyes out for the one about Ben and Jerry's. It's super interesting to hear how they built such an amazing eco-friendly brand in the face of adversity. 

Would love to hear how you like these, or some of your own favorites. If you're looking for somewhere to start, I think NPR is a great source for content like this!

- Sarah, at Piperoos