I have to admit: I’m not much of a podcast listener. I know there are long-running, high-quality options, like Mitch Joel’s Six Pixels of Separation, but podcasting has never been for me.
It feels like the podcast scene is making a bit of a comeback, and some of my “Twitter friends” happen to be among the new crop of show hosts. Because I like them and think they’re smart, I’m attempting to give podcasts a second look (or listen, if you will). Here’s what I’ll be tuning into in the coming weeks:
Overview: The Work Talk Show is a weekly podcast featuring crazy smart guests, like Seth Godin, Guy Kawasaki and Peter Shankman, who “operate outside the lines of what work has traditionally looked like.” I’m all for innovating work beyond the typical (boring) 9-5 construct. At Geben, we believe in #WorkAways and I’m fascinated by the #ReadySetPause concept. So, when Nick and DJ invite you to join them for “irreverent and insightful conversations on work habits, work-shifting, virtual teams, productivity, travel, tools, technology, work-life balance, and everything in between,” I’m all ears.
Overview: The Socialized Business Podcast hopes to educate and inform listeners about social business and its impact on large and small organizations. According to Justin, the conversation will offer “practical advice on how companies can create their own social business strategy that will push them well beyond their competition. Topics will include technology reviews and discussions of community, Social CRM, online monitoring and brand advocate platform applications. Other discussions will include advice on how to gain social business “buy in” from executives and employees, governance and process design, industry acquisitions and interviews from well known social business practitioners.”
Overview: To be fair, this podcast isn’t exactly new. In fact, Jay’s been hosting it for more than a year, I believe. But, it’s worth a listen. Each 30-minute episode includes an interview with a leading social media strategist, manager, director of community (or someone along those lines). In addition to the Q&A with the guest, that person also offers a “social media shoutout” — highlighting a couple of their personal social media heroes. Each podcast also includes a social media stat of the week, discussed, ratified or debunked by Jay and the crew.
Are you a regular podcast listener? Tweet me some additional recommendations, or leave your favorites in the comments.Who knows, maybe I’ll really get into this podcasting thing!