My high school Latin teacher, Mr. Fiorella, used to say that a day in which you don't learn something new is a day wasted. Thanks to the my continued addiction to audio podcasts, I am continuously learning. These are a few of my favorite pods:
Advertising Age's Daily "Three Minute Ad Age" and other audio reports
- I fall in love with these a little more each day.
- Recommend "Inside the Mommy Blogger Business," which includes a discussion of the Walmart Eleven Moms blogging hub.
Alas, this was discontinued making it "Can't Have."
20 min. Yoga Sessions from YogaDownload.com
LOVE it. Can actually find 20 minutes for a yoga session - as opposed to the 2 hours required to take a 90 minute class at the gym.
New York Times Front Page:
GREAT way to stay on top of top news stories in the five minutes it takes to go from the doors of my elevator to the doors of the 1-2-3 subway line.
MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer - New Media News - Audio:
Be sure to adjust your volume level for this enthusiastic daily report
Cynopsis In Your Ear:
Crucial daily update if you're in the cable TV space. If I had not listened today, I might have canceled my HBO subscription, not realizing the Bill Maher is coming back on air this week.
Satellite Guys.US - Satellite Guys Podcast:
Long and rambling. Essential when I was working on a pricing strategy for a cable TV network. Not highly relevant at the moment.
Apple Quick Tips:
Very helpful - video - short & sweet
A LITTLE LONG... BUT IF YOU HAVE THE TIME
BusinessWeek -- Cover Stories:
LOVED "What's a Friend Worth?" story that puts a dollar value on an individual's social network (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
"The Risk-Takers" is worth a listen
"Could Google Fix Detroit" is a very interesting interview with "What Would Google Do?" author Jeff Jarvis
On the Media:
Many of these are about journalism rather than the business side of media; however, there was a very interesting piece about Twitter last summer. Bob Garfield is always entertaining and interesting - and super nice in person.
Long, in depth.
IF YOU HAVE THE TIME - LIFE
Always good to get a non-American perspective
Green 960 - Rachel Maddow:
Long but interesting
The Kelly Morris Yoga Podcast
President Obama's Weekly Radio Address:
Often captures key addresses
Real Time with Bill Maher:
Loses something without the video
Good to have when you're waiting to be served at the Time Warner Cable office - video version. iTouch has incredible video quality. Not as visually explicit at the TV version, however. (Tudors is a little like soft porn.)
60 Minutes Podcast - The Full Broadcast:
A little difficult without the video.