Podcasts for a Long Weekend
How I Built This
On NPR’s “How I Built This,” host Guy Raz interviews the innovators behind some of today’s biggest and best known companies. Listeners get an in-depth look at the journey to success, which includes hurdles and failures alike. These stories of resilience showcase creativity, ingenuity and diligence, and leave our team inspired.
The Unmistakable Creative
Srini Rao’s “The Unmistakable Creative” boasts a collection of over 600 interviews with a wide variety of those who are the best in their field – from entrepreneurs to scientists to athletes to cartoonists. In each episode Rao asks his guests thoughtful and profound questions, which often leads to incredible takeaways for listeners. It’s an excellent example of how we should and can learn across disciplines to strengthen our skill sets and ourselves.
Created by The New York Times, “The Daily” is a must-listen. Each day centers on an important news topic and provides in-depth analysis from reporters, experts and, of course, host Michael Barbaro.
Featuring stories from TheNew York Times column, “Modern Love,” this NPR podcast highlights tales all about love. From the funny to the romantic to the cathartic, these often relatable monologues are read by celebrities and include a segment at the end with the original author. It’s a great podcast for good, authentic storytelling.