These days, thanks to COVID 19, you have lots of things to listen to. Too many, infact. Audio stories, audio books, podcasts, there’s a lot of material out there to help you grow and learn. Here’s the thing though, there’s 2 types of people. Ones who listen to podcasts (and audio stories); and ones who don’t. And a lot of successful business analysts, marketers, product managers, strategists, etc., do have a bunch of podcasts they usually listen to. So if you belong to the group that does not listen to podcasts, this is your time to start. Because these conversations pack a lot of valuable insights! Whether you’re an MBA aspirant or a student, this is one of the easiest ways to expand your mental horizons, learn new things and get a healthy dose of entertainment too! So today in this article, we compile a list of podcasts that we know and love, and ones we think you will enjoy as well! Bonus - if you’re an MBA aspirant, we’ve also noted down a special podcast to help you prep for VA-RC! Check them out!
25 Podcasts you’ve got to check out:
A pretty insightful podcast in Hindi, this show helps you understand all things money so that you can make well-informed financial decisions. Understand the basics every week as host, Anupam Gupta, talks with experts across a wide spectrum of the banking and financial services industry: CIOs, CEOs, startup founders, bloggers, advisers, even kids - all of them are part of the awesome line up of guests on the show. Pretty helpful and relevant in these days of lockdown!
Bloomberg Quint has come up some interesting and in depth coverage on various world issues. This particular podcast provides high quality business news, insights and trends for India’s sophisticated audiences. If you’re an MBA student (or even an aspirant) this is a pretty useful way for you to sharpen your perspective and cultivate an opinion.
So if you’re an MBA aspirant or student, you know HBR. And some of you may have even subscribed to it. With such insightful coverage of happenings across the world of business, the Harvard Business Review is kaafi useful. Enter their weekly podcast. Just to give you a flavour of the type of things the Ideacast touches upon - their latest episode features an entrepreneur and a partner at EY discussing how aspiring leaders need to have a side gig to be able to excel. Strategy, case studies, real life examples and learnings, this one’s pretty useful for all you MBA people.
The $100 MBA Show is a new kind of podcast where you simply get better at business with our real business lessons from real entrepreneurs in the real world. We also call upon some of the industry's top experts as guest teachers on the show. Again, no backstories or promotions, just solid business lessons from the best in the game. Pretty neat, and no fluff. Have at it!
Another one of those names you’re probably familiar with in the MBA world. Created by The University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, this podcast features CEOs, Wharton faculty, and other prominent figures who provide their analyses of global business trends, breaking news, market research, and more. Their latest episode? What healthcare workers can learn from management. Pretty interesting!
Something about life, something about digital marketing, a bit about sales, dashes of success and failure stories, if you haven’t heard this yet. Check it out. Gary Vaynerchuk is entrepreneur, CEO, investor, vlogger, and public speaker. And this podcast features questions asked to him by various people about business, the science of self preservation and growth, as well as work! This is sure to broaden your mind, give you insight into the gap between thinking and acting, as well as help you in your personal journey.
Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world's best known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built. How do entrepreneurs think? More importantly, how are important and strategic business decisions made? Find out in this series!
Planning a career in strategy, tech or product? Already in such a career? Here’s a podcast series for you! An insightful look into just what it that product managers do in different sectors, industries, businesses, etc.
Seems like it, right? Especially because we decide, as consumers, to skip ads, block them, etc. And yet, companies spend a lot of time and money on advertising. Digging deeper into the world of advertising in this podcast is Varun Duggirala, co-founder and content head at The Glitch. For all you aspiring marketers and sales enthusiasts, this is a very interesting podcast!
The Knowledge Project Podcast helps you master the best of what other people have already figured out. In a world that tends to skim on the surface, we seek rich and nuanced conversation. Guests love our show because we don’t interrupt them or ask the same questions as other shows. Listeners love our show because they learn what works, what doesn’t, and why directly from the masters. Together let’s explore the hard-fought lessons learned, mental models, and tips and tricks that the very best in the world use to gain and edge. Highly recommended, especially if you are an MBA student or aspirant wanting to fine tune your presentation skills, VA-RC skills or just gain perspective.
Hosted by the inimitable VJ Cyrus Broacha, Cyrus Says is the definitive show on life in urban India, politics, sports, civic sense, traffic, kids, food, and everything that matters. Mostly. You’ll get a good laugh about the happenings in the country and the world, while learning and sharpening your own brand of wit! Win win we say!
Each episode, Tim deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, sports, business, art, etc.) to extract the tactics, tools, and routines you can use. This includes favorite books, morning routines, exercise habits, time-management tricks, and much more. Past guests include Neil Gaiman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, LeBron James, Ray Dalio, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Edward Norton, Tony Robbins, Maria Sharapova, Jamie Foxx, Maria Popova, Peter Thiel, Marc Andreessen, Amanda Palmer, Malcolm Gladwell, Vince Vaughn, Rick Rubin, Reid Hoffman, Jon Favreau, Whitney Cummings, Mike Shinoda, and many more. Enough said. Check it out!
We all know TED Talks. Usually you can watch the videos of these talks on YouTube, etc. But did you know that all the TED Talks are available as podcasts too! So Ted Talks for business are talks aimed at helping you understand the world of business! Whether you are an MBA aspirant preparing for CAT and other entrance exams, or an MBA student getting ready for the onset of b-school and summer placement interviews, or final placement interviews, these talks are sure to add perspective to your thoughts and teach you new concepts, even new words!
Want to get into finance and consulting in the future? This could be your jam. Welcome to the McKinsey Podcast, a business and management podcast featuring conversations with leading experts. The series features topics ranging from leadership and change management to digital, analytics and deep-dives into specific regions and industries. Very detailed, insightful and, deep, these are sure to add a lot of knowledge to your mind.
The Filter Koffee Podcast is not an interview. It is a window into the minds of the most interesting people that the host has met - a peek into their craft, passions and convictions. Mostly, it is a conversation - the kind that leaves you richer. The kind that only coffee can bring out. Karthik Nagarajan likes his coffee strong, just like his conversations. This cryptographer turned researcher turned screen-writer turned marketer, sits down with creators, activists, business leaders, and the occasional neighbour for an unstructured chat. The only thing filtered on this podcast is the coffee. The latest episode? Thriving through the lockdown and all that. DO check it out!
In the past two decades, there has been a paradigm shift in the way companies must operate and strategize in order to stay competitive and scale further. New business models have evolved, and simultaneously businesses that were seemingly rock solid have been disrupted by ones that didn’t exist a decade ago. So, what does it take to nurture a culture of constant innovation? What does it take to shape an organization - one that is deeply rooted to be profitable in the present, yet nimble to tackle an onslaught from next gen competitors? To know, tune in to the Business.Next podcast.
We are all going through a heavy dose of anxiety thanks to this lockdown. With the economy slowing down, people being laid off, jobs being delayed, salaries being deducted, there’s a lot of tension in the air. So let’s talk about mental health. Because that’s what this podcast is all about. Marbles Lost & Found is a podcast to raise awareness about mental health and its importance in our day to day life. We want everyone to know that mental health care, just like physical health care, is actually normal. It’s okay to not feel okay, you aren’t alone. In fact, you’d be surprised how many people feel the way you feel. Their latest episode discusses managing life during a lockdown such as we are experiencing right now. Check it out!
Politics. With a capital P. International affairs. Exactly what’s the problem with the world? Scams, scandals, all that jazz. Steven Crowder brings you news, entertainment and politics with the most politically incorrect show on the web. Guests, rants, sketches, your calls ... it's whatever.
You’d expect this to be a video series right? And it is. But also a fun podcast to listen to. And if you’ve read those Dilbert comics, you’d know why this podcast would be a fun thing to listen to!
Get your daily dose of news. Well explained with facts.
Bloomberg Quint’s Bizdom is an amalgamation of stimulating conversations which offer deep insights on topics ranging from business strategies to stay competitive and win through an avalanche of rapidly evolving business models, technology trends – cybersecurity, machine learning, artificial intelligence, personal finance to achieve financial goals and more.
When 2 growth hackers come together to discuss common marketing challenges and solutions, you get an exceptional discussion of ideas and strategies to help you in your own business. That’s what this podcast is all about. Don’t forget to check it out.
Bringing you revealing stories about the world of business, finance, technology and beyond, this podcast series by Morgan Stanely are full of insights.
This podcast has a little bit of everything, and it has wide appeal, whether you’re a complete beginner or already technically skilled. Data Skeptic is a podcast split between short mini-episodes delving into high-level data science concepts and longer episodes featuring interviews with up-and-coming researchers and practitioners in the field. This is not to be missed.
Known as the father of all other data shows, “the O’Reilly Data Show” features Ben Lorica, O’Reilly Media’s chief data scientist. Lorica conducts interviews with other experts about big data and data science current affairs. While it does get technical and may not be the best place for a beginner to start, it provides interesting insights into the future of the data science industry.
And here’s the bonus podcast promised to all you MBA Aspirants to help you in the VA-RC section of your CAT prep!
This is a podcast that looks at how words have changed over time and the crazy journeys they took to become what they are today. Each week, your host Rachel will break down fascinating words and why they mean what they mean. So, if the word curious piques your curiosity and if you want to know what's behind the word silhouette or rather who's behind it, this is just the podcast for you! This will help you learn, understand and recall all those tough words for VA-RC in a fun way!
That’s all on the podcast front. Looking for certifications and courses you can pursue right now? Check out the links below. Ciao
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