There are so many podcasts out there, but we’ve selected some of our favourites from the last few months. Great listening for the commute to work, or while walking the dog around the block!
1. How I Built This with Guy Raz
This podcast is about "innovators, entrepreneurs, idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built". The interviews are inspiring and interesting, and feature some of the biggest business builders of our time. Share in their stories as they discuss the struggles they encountered and the tipping points to their success. To get started we recommend these interviews (they’ll get you hooked):
Plus there are many more interviews with the founders of Spanx, Instagram, Clif Bar, Vice, Airbnb, Melissa and Doug, Lyft, TOMS, WeWork, and Kickstarter to name a few.
2. Who the Hell is Hamish?
Reporter Greg Bearup delves into the fascinating and devastating life of Sydney white-collar serial conman, Hamish Watson.
Hamish is due to be sentenced soon for swindling countless victims out of millions. Hamish graced the pages of the Australian Financial Review at various times as a financial wiz, dated celebrities, and lived the high life. What’s remarkable is that he swindled money from sophisticated investors, an ASX listed accounting firm and fashion designer Lisa Ho among many others.
You’ll be left wondering how he got away with it for so long!
3. The Teacher’s Pet
The Teacher's Pet is a 2018 Australian true crime podcast hosted by journalist Hedley Thomas and produced by Slade Gibson that investigates the disappearance of Lynette Dawson in Sydney, the wife of an Australian former rugby league footballer. It is published by The Australian newspaper.
The 16-episode series has had over 28 million downloads, was the number one Australian podcast, and also reached number one in the UK, Canada and New Zealand. Thomas and Gibson won Investigative Journalism Walkley Awards for the series. A gripping series that will leave you hanging for the next episode.
Do you love knowledge presented in an entertaining way? If so, then you'll love Radiolab. Hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich weave together science and philosophy in the most mind-blowingly beautiful way. You'll feel smarter after listening! There are hundreds of fascinating episodes, and they are somehow able to turn even seemingly mundane topics into a gripping experience. Try these episodes to get you started: