We’re putting a personal spin on this blog post by bringing you the favorite podcasts from our team. Whether you’re starting to commute again or finally going on that planned vacation, take a listen to our team’s favorite business, finance and technology podcasts!
1. Invest Like the Best with Patrick O'Shaughnessy
About: Exploring the ideas, methods, and stories of people that will help you better invest your time and money. Learn more and stay-up-to-date at https://joincolossus.com/
Favorite recent episode: Marc Andreessen - Making the Future
2. The #ANGELS Podcast
Apple Podcast Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-angels-podcast/id1550832941
About: The #ANGELS Pod brings you conversations about the latest tech trends with the people inventing and shaping them in Silicon Valley and beyond. Hosted by the co-founders of #ANGELS, an investment collective: Jessica Verrilli, April Underwood, Jana Messerschmidt, Katie Stanton, Vijaya Gadde, and Chloe Sladden. We cover personal stories about breaking into tech and scaling up and inside looks at the most interesting startups, told by the people building them.
Favorite recent episode: Claire Hughes Johnson, COO of Stripe
3. Kruze Consulting's Founders and Friends Podcast for Startups
About: Top startup founders, venture capitalists, and advisors interviewed by Scott Orn of Kruze Consulting, the accounting firm to VC funded startups. Hear from startup founders about how they began their startup journeys, where they had challenges and the strategies that help them scale their businesses. VC’s discuss what they look for in a startup and their current technology investment thesis.
And technology recruiters, attorneys, real estate professionals and startup lenders share tactics that founders can use to win in today’s competitive market.
Favorite recent episode: Charly Kevers of Carta, which helps companies, investors, and employees manage equity and ownership
4. Inc. Founders Project with Alexa von Tobel
About: The Inc. Founders Project brings you the stories of the entrepreneurs building our future. Hosted by Alexa von Tobel (Founder/CEO of LearnVest and now Founder + Managing Partner of Inspired Capital), listen to the tales of guts, inspiration, and drive behind the people and companies at the forefront of technology. Each weekly conversation digs into each founder's professional playbook — and starts to uncover what makes them tick as people
Favorite recent episode: Why Companies Should Think of Employees as Customers with Jack Altman of Lattice
5. How I Built This with Guy Raz
Apple Podcast Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-i-built-this-with-guy-raz/id1150510297
About: Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world's best known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built.
Favorite recent episode: Cisco Systems & Urban Decay: Sandy Lerner (2018)
Apple Podcast Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/econtalk/id135066958
About: EconTalk: Conversations for the Curious is an award-winning weekly podcast hosted by Russ Roberts of Shalem College in Jerusalem. The eclectic guest list includes authors, doctors, psychologists, historians, philosophers, economists, and more. Learn how the health care system really works, the serenity that comes from humility, the challenge of interpreting data, how potato chips are made, what it's like to run an upscale Manhattan restaurant, what caused the 2008 financial crisis, the nature of consciousness, and more. EconTalk has been taking the Monday out of Mondays since 2006. All 750+ episodes are available in the archive. Go to EconTalk.org for transcripts, related resources, and comments.
Favorite recent episode: Tyler Cowen on the Pandemic, Revisited
7. Freakonomics Radio
Apple Podcast Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/freakonomics-radio/id354668519
About: Discover the hidden side of everything with Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books. Each week, Freakonomics Radio tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) — from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything. Dubner speaks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, intellectuals and entrepreneurs, and various other underachievers.
Favorite recent episode: How Much Do We Really Care About Children?
8. Design Better Podcast
Apple Podcast Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/design-better-podcast/id1266839739
About: The Design Better podcast delivers insights from the world’s most renowned creative leaders, empowering teams to transform their practice and build remarkable products. This series is hosted by Aarron Walter and Eli Woolery and brought to you by InVision, the digital product design platform used to make the world’s best customer experiences. Discover more best practices, research, and resources at www.designbetter.com.
Favorite recent episode: Rewind: Julie Zhuo: Learning to manage like a leader
9. Hidden Brain
Apple Podcast Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hidden-brain/id1028908750
About: Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.
Favorite recent episode: Laughter: The Best Medicine
10. The Changelog: Software Development, Open Source
About: Conversations with the hackers, leaders, and innovators of the software world. Hosts Adam Stacoviak and Jerod Santo face their imposter syndrome so you don’t have to. Expect in-depth interviews with the best and brightest in software engineering, open source, and leadership. This is a polyglot podcast. All programming languages, platforms, and communities are welcome. Open source moves fast. Keep up.
Favorite recent episode: xbar puts anything in your macOS menu bar
Bonus: In Machines We Trust, MIT Technology Review
Apple Podcast Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/in-machines-we-trust/id1523584878
About: A podcast about the automation of everything. Host Jennifer Strong and the team at MIT Technology Review look at what it means to entrust artificial intelligence with our most sensitive decisions.
Favorite recent episode: Can AI fix your credit?