What I listened to this year: 15 Podcasts of 2015

Sharing the best of what I’ve been listening to.

Above reading (ok, mostly skimming) blog posts and articles everyday, I’ve found the best way to drive deep into an issue is by listening to podcasts.

Obviously easier to consume on the go and while working, you’re much more likely to get through an entire podcast episode than to read several pages of a book or a lengthy blog post, and it’s much less draining/time consuming.

Most of all, I’ve found listening to podcasts is an amazing way to get a variety of perspectives and to diversify — beyond the continuous content within your specific industry.

15 Podcasts of 2015 on Business and Life

Here are a few of the podcasts I’ve been listening to throughout 2015, in no particular order.

  1. The #AskGaryVee Show
    Awesome entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk questions about marketing, social media, and entrepreneurship. He yells a lot.
  2. StartUp Podcast
    A series about what it’s really like to start a business. High quality production, from Gimlet Media.
  3. Reply All
    Literally, “a show about the internet” with varying topics. Pretty in-depth, and high quality. (From Gimlet, who produces StartUp).
  4. The UnPodcast
    A business show for the fed-up. Tells you what not to do first, in the world of business/marketing. “Easy to digest, easy to avoid” from Oakville, Ontario.
  5. The Freelancer
    A short, weekly show for creative freelancers (designers, writers, developers) to up your business game. Recorded in Vancouver Island.
  6. The Tim Ferriss Show
    The 4-Hour Workweek author goes in-depth discussing world-class performers from various areas (from investing to pro sports). Tim shares his performance tools and tactics. Selected as one of iTunes’ “Best of 2015”.
  7. The Feed
    The latest in the world of technology and social media, summarized by Canadian tech expert Amber Mac, and Michael B.
  8. Your Big Break
    The awesome Gwen Elliot interviews experts and entrepreneurs who help you get your big break in business by using mainstream media. Toronto.
  9. Web Agency Podcast
    A show for web and design professionals on how to make more money from your business, work less hours and fun while doing so. Talking about building an effective business, how to best solve web design clients’ problems.
  10. Turn Point Radio
    Hear from people who have left conventional working life behind. The future of work, careers, travel, entrepreneurship and location independence. Founded by a Canadian, recorded in Bali’s first coworking space.
  11. Mystery Show
    Solving one mystery per show. If you have a mystery in your life that you’ve always wanted solved, email them. (The only rule is that the answer to your mystery can’t be found by just Googling). From Gimlet.
  12. The Deep End Design
    Practical design advice, covering all aspects from the creative to the business side. From 3 graphic/web designers from 3 cities in USA.
  13. Taking The Leap!
    The tools, insights and strategies to find your purpose and do the work you were put on this planet to do. From Sean Howard, a Toronto creative.

Temporarily on pause, but still good listens:

  1. Moving Millennials
    Create a Life of Travel, Contribution, and Freedom.
  2. Startup Pubcast
    Featuring newly emerging startups, founders and creators in Toronto.

There are definitely different benefits and downsides to each one of the above, but I highly recommend them all!

We’ll be launching some podcasts and video series this year as Now Digital Network. If you’re interested in learning more, launching your own show, or sponsorship opportunities, email connect@nowcreativegroup.com.

I’ve been blogging more recently on Medium!

Daniel Francavilla