Today is International Podcast Day and both Pops spend a part of their day listening to podcasts on various topics. Here are a few podcasts that they recommend.
Nadir Pop’s pick
SERIAL My very first podcast experience and something that I’ll never forget. A heady blend of mystery, investigation and human element. It’s just all so gripping. Praise-worthy production scale and so well researched.
The Seen and the Unseen Is a weekly podcast hosted by Amit Varma, a seasoned journalist. It gives you a glimpse into what India was, what India is and what India has the potential to become. A long format podcast that can really get you to think about this beloved country of ours.
DUST Is a sci-fi podcast that truly paved the road for me to listen to fiction. I have always connected podcasts to non-fiction formats but with DUST’s world-class production and seminal storytelling, it takes you to multiple worlds, literally. Note- Crazy score with that mesmerizing voice over
TED Radio Hour The best interview based podcast, in my opinion. I love the fact that they get at least 3-4 guests per episode to give you a multi-angle view of a single topic. The simplicity of the subjects that they select is the biggest draw. And it’s from the house of TED so content is top notch, rest assured
The History of Philosophy I was very intrigued with philosophy as a subject and there is just so much to read. So I turned to podcasts and this gem turns up. Right from the pre-Socrates to the modern age philosophers, it’s just so calming, listening to not just what people thought of life, but how they tried to live it. The host Peter Adamson speaks in such a measured tone it’s almost like you are having a conversation with him
Peter Pops’s picks
Dumb and Dumbest A daily podcast (I have no idea how they do it) focused on the music business. Hosted by consultant Matt Bacon, Music Publicist Curtis Dewar and Social Media expert Keith Chachkes
History in 5 songs with Martin Popoff Author Martin Popoff is a human encylopedia on rock and heavy metal music. He packs in a lot of trivia in a short time (Averages episode is 20 minutes). You will look at your favourite rock/heavy metal artist with different eyes after listening to just one episode.
Tales of the Trade A podcast featuring Dubai’s pioneers & the stories behind their companies and communities. Host Chirag Desai goes through many aspects of their entrepreneurial journey. Latest season of the podcast is focusing on how companies and their people are coping post the lockdown due to the global pandemic.
The Origin of Things A short-format podcast hosted by Deepak Gopalakrishnan aka Chuck delves into the history brands and companies. Told in a dramatized manner with some creative liberty, you are always left guessing who the story is about till the last minute.
So what are you favourites?
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Nadir currently leads the Business Development division at a digital agency. Prior to this he spent just over a decade in TV and digital video production – producing, directing, developing content and writing. www.linkedin.com/in/nadir-kanthawala-47249814/
Peter is a marketing guy. He has a decade experience with companies ranging from startups to public listed companies. http://www.linkedin.com/in/peterkotikalapudi