My Podcasts and other learning channels

Podcasts, readers and youtube channels

Feb 23 · 3 min read


My main genres of podcasts:

  • World stories
  • The future
  • Life operations
  • Heart and art

World Stories

What’s happening the world right now

  • The World This Week

What’s been happening around the world and why it should matter to us. A thrilling way to know what the world around us is experiencing.

  • Planet Money

The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. Its like calling up a friend and saying, “Meet me at the bar and tell me what’s going on with the economy,” and somehow making that fun.

  • Freakonomics

After a best selling book, the writers decided they had more to say. Truly genius information and yet rightfully called “the most listenable economics blog in the universe.”

  • Intelligence Squared

A Discussion Grounded in Facts and Informed by Reasoned Analysis. It addresses a fundamental problem in America: the extreme polarization of the nation and their politics.

These fall into the category but are so highly entertaining that I partitioned them. I like to play these while running (read: habit bundling).

  • Download This Show

Helps us explore the latest in technology, social media, consumer electronics, digital culture and more. Each week the host and his panel of lively, informed guests make you laugh till it hurts while making sure that you learn about the crazy world of technology.

  • Science Vs

Science Vs takes on fads, trends, and the opinions of the masses to find out what’s fact, what’s not, and what’s somewhere in between.

The Future

Projections for the short and long-term future

  • Future Tense
    More looking at current phenomenon and immediate future implications
  • The 80,000 Hours Podcast

The 80,000 Hours Podcast features unusually in-depth conversations about the world’s most pressing problems and how you can use your career to solve them. A great way to learn your impact on the world around you.

  • The Drawdown Agenda

Explores the ground-breaking research behind the best-selling book Drawdown, a new and inspiring vision how we can reverse global warming by achieving “drawdown” .

Life Operations

Ideas to design for a better way of going about life

  • Nutrition Facts

Presents you and your doctor with the results of the latest in peer-reviewed nutrition and health research, presented in a way that is easy to understand so that you can make informed decisions.

  • The Art of Manliness

Intelligent conversation, life-improving insights, and actionable advice without the fluff and filler.

  • WorkLife

Takes you inside the minds of some of the world’s most unusual professionals to explore the science of making work not suck. You’ll never see your job the same way again.

Heart and Art

Personal conversations, people stories and discussions about creative production

  • Song Exploder

A podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made.

  • Loud Murmurs (in Mandarin)

A podcast dedicated to a thoroughly modern interpretation of pop culture by a hilarious group of women.

  • Dear Sugars

The podcast fields all your questions — no matter how deep or dark — and offers radical empathy in return. Questions can be submitted through email and it’s a great way to get things off your chest.

  • Rough Translation

Tells stories that follow familiar conversations into unfamiliar territory. Beautifully poetic.

  • Testing: Good Life Project
    After listening to a lot of interview-style podcasts, I’m experiencing some fatigue. Still, giving this one a try.

Podcast app

Currently, my podcatcher (as they are called) is Pocket Casts, but I’m trying to find something that fits better to my desired UX. Currently looking at Stitcher, PlayerFM and Castbox.

Feb 2019: Other media to be added progressively.

Jah Ying Chung

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Efficiency + psychology geek. Past edtech founder & climate campaigner @China. Experimenting with “life operations” to design a sustainable and impactful life.

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