Podcast lovers unite! There are plenty of podcast recommendations out there – just ask the dude on the train staring intently out the window what’s playing on his headphones and he’ll begin telling you his theory on whodunit from the true crime story he’s listening to.
But we created this list with you in mind.
It doesn’t feature your typical event planning podcasts though. In fact, these recommendations don’t have much to do with event planning at all.
We believe there’s often more to gain from areas outside your realm of normal.
So save these to your phone for the commute home, listen away, and then tell us your favourite titbits.
If you just get into one app this week – this is the one. Blinkist takes the key ideas from bestselling nonfiction books and turns them into quick 15 minute reads or audiobooks. A library over 3,000 books is distilled by experts so you can listen to crucial insights from leading thinkers while you’re on the go.
A unique series of podcasts looking at – and listening to – the sounds of the world around us. From a sonic exploration of our urban and cultural environments (streets of Paris, LA, Tokyo) to the soundscapes of falling snowflakes and outer space. This isn’t just for audio geeks – it’s brilliant and you’ll love it.
Tall Tales and True
Tall Tales and True features courageous storytellers who front up to the microphone to bare their souls and share their life-changing moments in front of a live audience. It highlights the power of storytelling in your brand communications – whether that’s on a big stage, in a video or written on your website.
The Inner Chief
This is a podcast for leaders, professionals and business owners who want to accelerate their career. Guests are CEOs and subject matter gurus who share their powerful stories and strategies to give listeners more purpose, influence and impact in their careers. Episode #36 featuring Kate Erickson is perfect for event planners too – she talks about some very cool tools for making work faster, easier and more productive.
David Tennant Does A Podcast With…
This one’s terrific for some laughs and honest insights into the lives of big name actors and politicians. You never know where you might find inspiration for your next gig.
99% Invisible is about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about – the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world. You’ll learn some really interesting things about topics you’ve never considered before.
ABC’s Conversations draws you deeper into the lives of people you may, or may not, have heard about. Its guests have seen and done amazing things and are generally just everyday people with fascinating stories.
Chat 10 Looks 3
A conversation between friends. You’re sure to get some laughs and interesting takes on life when listening to this podcast with Leigh Sales and Annabel Crabb.
The WIRED podcast brings you an informed and entertaining rundown of the latest technology, science, business and culture news. There’s a whole range of topics and themes – take your pick.