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My favorite podcasts

Podcasts help keep me from going insane during my commutes in Riyadh. Here are my top favs

NPR Planet Money


A series about what happens when someone who knows nothing about business starts one.
Internet of Things was one of the highest-profile collections of gadgets and ideas at this year's International CES, but it's also a tech trend that has lots of consumers scratching their heads. Benedict (just back from the Vegas melee that is CES), Preethi, and Zal discuss the Internet of Things and more in this a16z Podcast.
" Reply All

Reply All is a show about the internet.

Revisionist History

Welcome to 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.

The Twenty Minute VC - Venture Capital, Startup Funding, The Pitch

Venture Capital, Startup Funding, The Pitch

EconTalk | Library of Economics and Liberty

Economics podcast for daily life. Weekly interviews with guests ranging from small business owners to Nobel Laureates. Hosted by Russ Roberts

This Week in Law

This Week in Law | TWiT.TV

Masters of Scale - with Reid Hoffman

Masters of Scale - with Reid Hoffman

This American Life

This American Life is a weekly public radio show broadcast on more than 500 stations to about 1.7 million listeners. It is produced by Chicago Public Media, distributed by Public Radio International, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards. It is also often the most popular podcast in the country, with more than a half million people downloading each week.

This Week In Startups

Host: Jason Calacanis

Freakonomics " Radio

Why does poverty persist? Is economic mobility still a real part of the American dream? And if you gave every poor family a big bucket of cash, would it substantially change the trajectory of its future? Those are some of the questions we ask in our latest podcast, "Would a Big Bucket of Cash Really Change Your Life?"

Science Friday

Science, technology, environment and health news and discussion from the makers of the NPR public radio program Science Friday with host Ira Flatow.

The Tim Ferriss Show

Interviews from various fields to explore and deconstruct success

This Week in Tech | TWiT.TV

This Week in Tech | TWiT.TV

Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

" This isn't academic history (and Carlin isn't a historian) but the podcast's unique blend of high drama, masterful narration and Twilight Zone-style twists has entertained millions of listeners."

HBR IdeaCast - Harvard Business Review

Business bloggers at Harvard Business Review discuss a variety of business topics including managing people, innovation, leadership, and more.

Not So Standard Deviations

Not So Standard Deviations: The Data Science Podcast

Roger Peng and Hilary Parker talk about the latest in data science and data analysis in academia and industry.

Co-hosts: Roger Peng of the John. Baltimore, MD. 21 Tracks. 1968 Followers. Stream Tracks and Playlists from Not So Standard Deviations on your desktop or mobile device.

In Our Time - Downloads - BBC Radio 4

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas


Radiolab, with Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, is a radio show and podcast weaving stories and science into sound and music-rich documentaries. Listen now.

This Week in Google | TWiT.TV

Not just about Google anymore.

Triangulation | TWiT.TV

In depth interviews with interesting tech personalities

Fresh Air from WHYY : NPR

This one-hour program features Terry Gross' in-depth interviews with prominent cultural and entertainment figures, as well as distinguished experts on current affairs and news.

5by5 | The Critical Path

Horace Dediu was dubbed
"King of Apple Analysts" by Bloomberg

This Developer's Life - Stories About Developers and Their Lives

Where does drama come from? How do we react to it? How much drama can be created by simple semicolon? This week we explore The Great Semicolon Affair.