I’m a podcast junkie, and LISTEN TO THIS is a recap of my favorite tidbits, soundbites and short bursts of brilliance that I have to share with everyone who will listen. After digesting hours and hours of podcasts, here’s the best 9 minutes from this week.
I NEVER WASTED TIME
Thanks again to Patrick Ball for introducing me to The Thomas Jefferson Hour which is one of my top-five, must-listen-to podcasts, and this week’s show is my favorite episode so far. This week, Clay Jenkinson, who plays Jefferson, answers questions from listeners. I enjoyed his description of different kinds of genius at 6:33, but the best section is at 24 minutes when Jefferson talks about his personal productivity. I’m amazed at how many habits that worked well in the 18th century still apply today. Inspiring, educational, and extremely practical, check it out.
THE POINT ISN’T TO KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING
Blank on Blank brings sections of previous interviews that didn’t make the first round of cuts back to life by sifting through the editing room floor and professionally producing them into fascinating bite-sited podcasts. This conversation with artist Kiki Smith runs barely over seven minutes long, but if you want a quick soundbite jump in at 3:15 to hear:
BOOKS CHANGED MY LIFE
One of the reasons I like Mitch Joel’s weekly podcast so much is he consistently introduces me to innovative thinkers. His interview style leads to serious thought-provoking dialogues, and this week’s conversation with Chris Guillebeau particularly stood out. I’m eager to start reading Guillbeau’s latest book, $100 Startup, as soon as I finish this post. I heard three noteworthy bookmarks in this episode:
- 22:08 — One of the best ways to figure out what you’re good at is to pay attention to the topics your friends are asking you questions about.
- 25:11 — “Books changed my life. I love using Twitter, but I can’t think of any tweets that changed my life.”
- 37:05 — The productive benefits of being disobedient — the must-listen of the three.
Podcast Test Drive:
NSFW Show — a little too morningzooesque for me.
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What about you? What podcasts did you enjoy this week and what do you recommend? Leave your favorites in the comments below.