Heard on the Street
megan quinn

Podcasts I’m Listening To

Stories, People, and Ideas to Nurture the Mind

1 — On Being

Hosted by, Krista Tippett. Guests include: Brene Brown, Mary Oliver, Seth Godin, Yo-Yo Ma, and Paulo Coelho to name a few. Krista’s conversational-style interviews make great podcasts. She also publishes undedited versions for even more authenticity and candidness.

Approximate run time ~ 50min — 1.5 hours.

Krista Receiving the National Humanities Medal at the White House for “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence.

On Being is a Peabody Award-winning public radio conversation and podcast, a Webby Award-winning website and online exploration, a publisher and public event convener. On Being opens up the animating questions at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live? We explore these questions in their richness and complexity in 21st-century lives and endeavors. We pursue wisdom and moral imagination as much as knowledge; we esteem nuance and poetry as much as fact.

2 — Startalk Radio

Hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. Neil is as down-to-earth and intelligent as scientists ever come. In his show, which is on a wide range of subjects including: evolution, sex, astronomy, physics, and business, Neil brings expert guests from around the world and discusses clips on air with his crew. Guests include, Richard Dawkins, Christopher Nolan, Josh Groban, Elon Musk, and more.

StarTalk, from Curved Light Productions, is the first and only popular commercial radio program devoted to all things space and is hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. As Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, Tyson makes regular appearances as the “nation’s expert on space” on major news programs and popular shows (Daily Show, Colbert Report).

3 — The One You Feed

The One You Feed is based on the below parable and his hosted by Eric Zimmer and Chris Forbes. Guests include Simon Sinek, Jonathan Fields, Rich Roll, and more.

An old grandfather told his grandson: “My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, and resentment. The other is good. It is joy, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, and bravery.”

The boy thought about it, and asked, “Grandfather, which wolf wins?”

The old man quietly replied, The one you feed.”

4 — The Tim Ferriss Show

Listen as Tim “deconstructs” world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, sports, business, art, etc.) to extract the tactics and tricks you can use. Prior guests include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ed Catmull (President of Pixar), Tony Robbins, Peter Thiel (billionaire investor), Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park), Neil Strauss (7x NYT bestselling author), Josh Waitzkin (chess prodigy), and many, many more.

Most days, The Tim Ferriss Show is the #1 business podcast on all of iTunes, and it’s been ranked #1 (of all podcasts) on many occasions. It was also selected to iTunes’ “Best of 2014.”

5 — The James Altucher Show

Another good business podcast, guests include: Niel Strauss, Tim Ferriss, Maria Popova, Brad Feld, Sam Harris, Tony Robbins and more.

James Altucher is a successful entrepreneur, investor, board member, and the writer of 11 books including the recent WSJ Bestseller, “Choose Yourself!” (foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter).

6 — New York Public Library Podcast

Another recent find and awesome collection of amazing interviews. The NYPL podcast features interviews with people like, Jay Z, Elizabeth Gilbert, Ann Patchett, Neil Gaiman, and Dianne von Furstenberg.

The New York Public Library Podcast features your favorite writers, artists, and thinkers in smart talks and provocative conversations. A beacon of books, ideas, and education in a city described as the cultural capital of the world, the Library hosts more than 55,000 programs annually. Listen to some of the most engaging and memorable recent programs, discover new ideas, and celebrate the best of today’s culture.