Most mornings I walk to work. 30 minutes is the perfect amount of time to take in a podcast. I've learned so much from so many worlds. Here are my favorites:
ENTREPRENEURSHIP / WORK:
How I Built This – My gateway into podcasts. Guy Raz's interviews are a masterclass in storytelling while learning how your favorite brands came to be (both ups and downs)
Hurry Slowly – Ever important lessons from Jocelyn K. Glei and invited guests to talk about how to be more productive, creative, and resilient through the act of slowing down.
Inside Intercom – Conversations with practitioners around product, design and marketing from a successful startup perspective.
The Work We Do – Host Victoria Stoyanova chats with a wide spectrum of guests to uncover less traditional careers and working styles for inspiration.
Conversations with Samantha & – Happiness consultant Samantha Clarke explores the impact of technology on life, society, & work happiness.
Radical Candor – Kim Scott and Russ Laraway discuss radical candor, which breaks down to how you can care personally and challenge directly. A must listen if you’re a boss or manage a team. (There’s a book too.)
DESIGN / CREATIVITY:
Design Matters – Debbie Millman is a master interviewer who has been doing this for over 12 years. She does her homework where you see a whole other side of great designers. (Gateway episode: Hamilton Director Thomas Kail).
The Observatory – Almost eavesdropping, designers Jessica Helfand and Michael Bierut reflect on the latest trends from Twitter or things they've seen this week from a design perspective.
The Design of Business | The Business of Design – Conversations with design experts as part of Jessica Helfand and Michael Bierut's course the 12 Design Ideas that Changed the World at the Yale School of Management.
Clever – Interviews with top designers starting with tales of their childhoods. Listen to the end where design hosts Amy Devers and Jaime Derringer reflect on their takeaways.
99% Invisible – Short, digestible lessons on the design we often never see from host Roman Mars. (Start with the Annie Atkins episode!)
After the Jump – No longer recording episodes, Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge (and author of In the Company of Women) hosts designers for important conversations about about design and business. (Listen to my episode!)
Making Ways – Creatives chat about their unexpected paths to success which are rarely a straight line.
Dollars to Donuts – Steve Portigal proves that design research is a rich and fascinating subject while gaining insights it your favorite brands.
What's Wrong with UX? – The comedic powers of Laura Klein and Kate Rutter get real about UX sharing stories from their professional experience.
The UX Podcast – A Swedish duo interviewing industry leaders about relevant topics in the UX industry. Much to be learned from these insightful conversations!
The UX Blog Podcast – A great entry point to learn about UX design through themed conversations with different working professionals. Each episode ends by asking the guest what UX means to them.
Presentable – Explore specific themes related to product and business, while getting a different perspective from guests in the industry.
Mixed Methods – Insights into user experience research with interesting industry guests.
UIE.fm – Build design skills through the knowledge and expertise of Jared Spool and his invited guests. If you don't know Jared's work, one glance at @jmspool on Twitter and you'll get smarter and start thinking differently.
Out of Line with Caroline Lee – The tagline says it all, "online personalities, and offline realities." L.A. based photographer Caroline Lee gets real through two part conversations with a diverse roundup of guests.
To listen to podcasts I tend to use Overcast or the iPhone podcast app. I feel like I'm still looking for the perfect tool for listening...