10 Audio Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter, Funnier, Faster


10audiopodcasts_socialnerdia1Podcasts have made long drives a little more bearable, working out a bit more enlightening, and some of your favorite TV and radio shows mobile-ready.

Here is a diverse list of 10 audio podcasts you should listen to. If you have any other good suggestions, please leave us a comment.

  • Buzz Out Loud: With 1000 shows, BOL is CNET's daily podcast of indeterminate length and your gateway to the best in tech. If I had to live with only one podcast, it would be this one.
    -- Sample Episode: "994 Smilish Out Loud" released on 6/10/2009

  • BusinessWeek Cover Stores: John A. Byrne and some of the finest BusinessWeek writers talk about each week's upcoming cover story. BW is not the same without this podcast.
    -- Sample Episode: "What's a Friend Worth" released on 5/21/2009

  • Diggnation: Digg's Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht go over some of the top digg.com social bookmarking news stories. Usually hilarious.
    -- Sample Episode: "Affairs to Remember" released on 6/3/2009


  • NPR Live Concerts from All Songs Considered: From live recordings of Radiohead, Of Montreal, and Jose Gonzalez, SXSW live shows, this might just be the best music-related podcast out there. NPR's rise to music relevancy is astounding.
    -- Sample Episode: "Iron and Wine live in concert" released on 11/04/2007

  • The McKinsey Quarterley: Intelligent thoughts from one of the world's finest management consulting firms.
    -- Sample Episode: "Hal Varian on how the Web challenges managers" released on 2/23/2009

  • The Adam Corolla Show: Guests range from the very random to the very famous. Often offensive, always thought provoking and funny.
    -- Sample Episode: "Adam, Teresa, and Bald Bryan" released on 06/11/2009

  • The Dave Ramsey Show: Dave has been telling people to get out of debt for decades. He has a bunch of books, a radio show, a TV show, and even a newspaper column. Simple but wise.
    -- Sample Episode: "061509" released on 06/15/2009

  • IGN.com Three Red Ligths: Randomness + video games.
    -- Sample Episode: "Episode 100!" released on 12/10/2008

  • The Relevant Podcast: This is the audio companion to Relevant Magazine and RelevantMagazine.com. Interesting, funny, and full of music, faith, and progressive culture.
    -- Sample Episode: "RELEVANT Podcast :: 04.27.09" released on 04/29/2009

  • Harvard Business IdeaCast: The world's top schools look to Harvard for inspiration and direction. You should too. IdeaCast is fantastic.
    -- Sample Episode: "130: Fighting Through the Downturn" released on 1/29/2009


 




socialnerdia_blogtalkradio2You can also check out The Social Nerdia Show! (episode #2), which will stream LIVE on blogtalkradio on June 18th at 11PM CST. You'll also be able to download the Social Nerdia Podcast on iTunes.

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