Confessions of a Podcaster

I confess to being a mad podcast fan. I am always listening to my favourite podcasts and always on the look out for new ones. I devour podcasts in the same way some people ‘do internet’ or read books. I literally fall asleep each night with my headphones in – incidentally podcast apps usually have a timed stop feature, so you can switch off at the end of an episode or after a specified duration.  

I am such a fan of podcasts that Rob Leane, Logan Han and myself created a podcast just to find out what that would be like to create a podcast. It was really really fun, and if you go to http://podcast.rea.tech you will be able to listen to the podcast we created for our Inventorship event (the event formerly known as Hackday at REA). 

The Inventorship podcast called REAdio, has been successful enough that we are turning it into a regular thing, showcasing all of our cool tech related content and topics here at REA. Please subscribe to stay in touch with new episodes. And why not send in some ideas for content you’d like to hear about?

Because of the podcast obsession I have, I often find myself providing podcast recommendations for other people, and eagerly swapping new finds. Here’s my current top 10 podcast recommendations across various categories and what you can expect if you tune in:

Technology related

   REAdio – The podcast for tech at REA group http://podcast.rea.tech

   TWIT – This week in tech, good all round podcast that stays across everything in technology hosted by Leo Laporte https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech

   Download this show – Hosted by Marc Fennell from ‘The feed SBS’ this is an ABC radio show but an excellent tech podcast made in Australia. http://www.marcfennell.com/downloadthisshow/

   Reply All – A podcast about the internet, not really tech related but often quite funny https://gimletmedia.com/show/reply-all/

Storytelling and entertainment 

   Serial – Highest ever stats on downloads globally, Serial podcast took the world by storm in November 2015 with millions of downloads, highly recommended. Season 1 focusses on a Murder conviction that could potentially be overturned, the podcast has helped to cast a re-trial for the convicted man Adnan Syed https://serialpodcast.org/season-one

   The Smartest Man in the World – Standup Comic Greg Proops broadcasts a live show every couple of weeks. It is entertaining and politically abrasive as his left wing views take the on right wing politics. http://www.gregproops.com/blog/smartest-man-in-the-world-podcast/

   This American Life – the king of story telling, amazing multi-chapter episodes on every aspect of life.http://www.npr.org/podcasts/381444650/this-american-life

Random

   This Glorious Mess – an essential listen for parents who fail at parenting. http://www.mamamia.com.au/this-glorious-mess-podcast-4/

   Surprisingly Awesome – a breakdown of unusual topics that you wouldn’t find awesome, but have an awesome hidden side to them…such as mould for example. https://gimletmedia.com/show/surprisingly-awesome/

   Note to Self – Essential quandaries facing anyone trying to preserve their humanity in the digital age. http://www.npr.org/podcasts/452538677/note-to-self

Get listening!