Podcasts we recommend

Although we are a remote first team, we definitely still experience the need to co-locate for certain things. One of the ways to make commuting to meetings enjoyable is to listen to books, channels and podcasts.


I asked around the Polymorph Slack channel and have added a few to my list of favorites. Let me know if you have a favorite below or one you would recommend.

The Coffee Break: a series of language learning podcasts
Run by Radio Lingua, a leading provider of language learning audio and video content including the award-winning Coffee Break French and Coffee Break Spanish series.

Hidden Brain
The Hidden Brain project helps curious people understand the world – and themselves. Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the triggers that direct the course of our relationships.

Infinite Monkey Cage
Award winning science/comedy chat with Brian Cox, Robin Ince and guests. Witty, irreverent look at the world according to science with physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince.

My Brother, My Brother and Me
My Brother, My Brother and Me is an advicecast for the modern era featuring three real-life brothers: Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy. For roughly five-sixths of an hour each week, with new episodes dropping every Monday, the brothers McElroy will answer any query sent our way, each fielding questions falling into our respective areas of expertise. We operate like a streamlined, advice-generating machine. It’s both terrifying and humbling to behold.

No Such Thing as a Fish
A weekly podcast in which the QI researchers share their most interesting recent discoveries.

On Being
Taking up the big questions of meaning with scientists and theologians, artists and teachers — some you know and others you’ll love to meet.

Revisionist History
A new podcast from Malcolm Gladwell and Panoply Media. Each week for 10 weeks, Revisionist History will go back and reinterpret something from the past: an event, a person, an idea. Something overlooked. Something misunderstood.

Serial and S-Town
John despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks a reporter to investigate the son of a wealthy family who’s allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But then someone else ends up dead, sparking a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man’s life.

Starting from Nothing
The Foundation Podcast | Building your business ENTIRELY from scratch. by Podcast Masters on Apple Podcasts

TEDTalks
TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. On this feed, you’ll find TEDTalks video to inspire, intrigue and stir the imagination from some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers, speaking from the stage at TED conferences, TEDx events and partner events around the world.

The Tobolowsky Files
In The Tobolowsky Files, legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky shares a series of short stories about life, love, and the entertainment industry. The stories are funny, profound, and moving.

UX Podcast
Hosted by @axbom & @beantin, UX Podcast is for those who are passionate about balancing business, technology and people within the realm of digital media. Moving the conversation beyond the traditional realm of User Experience.

WSJ
Stay on top of the latest headlines from the Wall Street Journal with newscasts, interviews and features including the MoneyBeat podcast, Let’s Talk Arts and more. Updated several times a day.

WSJ Tech news briefing
This is the Wall Street Journal Tech new briefing to help you stay on top of new trends

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