I think I first heard a podcast in 2012 Maybe. Then I dropped it for a year or so and then got back. I have been an active listener for around 8 years mostly listening while walking, driving and so on, just like other human beings.
If I remember correctly (And I might have mentioned this before) I started listening to ‘Hidden Why’ by NPR hosted by Sankar Vedantham. That is the one I remember as the start of my listening journey. I am sure I used to listen to that on Radio and then when I discovered Podcasts I continued. I loved it. I have listened to it for years.
Malcom Gladwel’s Revisionist History was another one and so was Adam Grant’s Taken for Granted. I say so because I have not heard these for a while now, though I have subscribed to them even now.
Over these years I have also discovered new podcasts and also stopped listening to some. If someone were to ask me what are the Podcasts I listen to now, here is the list. I look forward to new episodes and decide if I want to listen
- The Seen and the Unseen by Amit Verma
- No Stupid Questions
- Conversations by Vox
- On Being with Krista Tippit
- The Next Big Idea
- The Journal
- HBR Ideacast
- Hello Monday
- The New Way we Work
- The Future of Everything
- Ideas of India
- Brave New World
- Masters of Scale
I don’t claim that I listen to all these every week. I do check what is in these podcasts. Some interest me, some don’t. I also regularly find new podcasts that I listen to.
The interesting thing about podcasts is sometimes it takes time for us as a listener to start feeling in sync with the host and style of the podcast. Once you do that you start waiting for the episode to come by. That is how a week or day starts