• Ben George

What Podcasts We’re Listening To Around the Office – Week of July 22

Updated: Aug 8, 2019

We’re in the business of podcasting so naturally we consume quite a bit of audio day-to-day. Most of it comes from the shows we produce every week but we’re listening to much more than that.

If you’re looking for something new to check out or just want to get a better idea of what kind of personalities make up Third Wheel Media, we are starting a series on the website to share the podcasts we’re listening to.

You’ll find one for each person on the list with a short description of what they think about the show. If you think there’s something we’d love to listen to, send it to us!

John - Freakanomics radio is pretty good. Well produced, takes a pretty in-depth interview with an expert or two on a certain topic and boils it down into an easily digestible conversation. I usually learn about a topic I knew nothing about before, or if it's a topic I'm familiar with, I definitely learn details I didn't know.

Walter The Way I Heard It By Mike Rowe - Mike has built a collection of more than 100 stories that are told "for the curious mind with a short attention span". Each story will sound familiar to your ear, but you won't quite be able to figure out the central figure of the story until the twist is revealed in the end. It's a unique way to tell the stories of some of the people and events that have shaped our world over time. Favorite episodes so far are 124: At The Crossroads and 119: They Shook On It.

Marc - I try to stay up-to-date on sports news and headlines from Rich Eisen and his podcast. I don't always have a lot of time around recording and producing so his podcast fills the gaps well.

Dan – One that I've enjoyed on occasion is Song Exploder. They'll interview a musician about a song that they made - usually something that was reasonably big in the indie music sphere or has recently come out. It gives me a lot of insight into the creative process of many different artists. After they spend 10-12 minutes having the artist break down what went into a song, the podcast will then play the song so that you can analyze it with a new perspective. Only drawbacks is that I wish they interviewed the artist for longer durations, and episodes are much less interesting if you don't already have some awareness of the song that's being analyzed.

Abbi - I'm listening to The Dave Ramsey Show podcast right now. I like it because it's mostly real world examples of people in virtually every stage of life trying to figure out finances. It helps me focus on my own financial health and Dave's advice to others is often helpful for me too. The only thing I do not like is the podcast episode titles. They usually never seem to be related to any scenario actually discussed on the show, so they just seem distracting to me. They don't seem to have any relevance to the actual content.

Kelly - I've been listening to Molly Stillman's podcast, Business with Purpose, both because I do her show notes and because I genuinely enjoy it. If I didn't work here, it would still be on my weekly list. I love that she has a diverse group of guests. I'm also currently getting SO many great resources motivating me to get back on track with a goal I've had to reduce my use of plastic and the amount of waste my household generates.

Ben – The latest one I started is Confronting: O.J. Simpson with Kim Goldman. A few friends turned me on to this podcast and I’ve really enjoyed the first two episodes. O.J. documentaries are all over the place but this podcast provides a new perspective with Kim Goldman as the host. She can give her and her family’s side of this horrible story but she also introduces a lot more new information than I expected.

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