by Mike Ahern
I’m obsessed with podcasts. From when I wake up to when I walk home I’m constantly listening to one of the 45 shows that I subscribe to. Whether it’s Ira Glass and his team at This American Life or Roman Mars on 99% Invisible I find podcasts to be the perfect accompaniment to a walk around campus. Here are three shows that I’ve recently added to my rotation.
Bonus tip: I use Overcast (iOS only) to listen to all my podcasts. It's easy to navigate and has playback effects that will decrease listen time by fastforwarding through dead air or fast tracking the narration.
- Human guinea pig, successful tech investor, best selling author, tango world champion; Tim Ferriss brings a lot to the table. Every week Tim provides access to celebrities, athletes and “world class performers across all different areas and industries”. He breaks down the habits and processes which have made his guests successful in their lives. Suggested episodes include : Jamie Foxx on Workout Routines, Success Habits and Untold Hollywood Stories; The Importance of Being Dirty: Lessons from Mike Rowe; Amelia Boone on Beating 99% of Men and Suffering for High Performance
- CreativeMornings is a series of international meetups where people share skills, experiences and best practices over coffee. They’re run in hundreds of cities around the world but if you can’t make it to a local meetup you can check out the podcast. Currently in it’s second season, the CreativeMornings Podcast hosts conversations with people engaged in creative careers. Suggested episodes include: Katie Ford Writing your way to freedom; Rochelle King Conscientious Conflict; Seth Godin Thinking backwards
- If you regularly read this blog then chances are good you’re interested in Student Affairs. Particularly if you’re an sagrad or young professional the Student Affairs Spectacular podcast is a great way to get caught up with what’s happening in the SA community. Hosts Tom Krieglstein and Dustin Ramsdell invite guests from a variety of functional areas and talk about news, trends and careers in Higher Ed. Suggested episodes include: Janelle Aimi and Stories from a New Professional; Sean Eddington on Failing Forward; Tyler Miller on Student Development Theories, Part 1