8 podcasts that’ll keep you well- rounded in 2018

It’s a new year and as we already know you are trying to live your best life. Often times we talk about maintaining healthy physical diets, but keeping your mental diet on point is equally important. Not only must you be mindful of the food you consume , but the entertainment and information you intake. One thing that spiked in 2017 with no signs of slowing down in 2018 are.. podcasts. Podcasts are quickly becoming the new go-to destination for ambitious, driven and educated professionals in all fields from science, entrepreneurship to music. They are great tools  for discovering career tips, insider information, music, gaining health and wellness advice, opening your world to new experiences and more—all for free. We decided to put together a small list and not overload your podcast feed to help you live a more well-rounded and informed 2018.

8. Joe Budden Podcast 

If you’re into hip-hop this is the hottest podcast in the industry right now. Based out of NYC, former  Def Jam  rapper and Jersey emcee Joe Budden brings along his two friends Rory & MAL to talk hip-hop and current pop culture issues. With Joe’s in-depth knowledge on the rap industry along with his cronies young and connected perspective , they fill listeners with laughs and tears.  They also introduce new music that is on the rise and on their current playlist.

7. HOW I BUILT THIS

 

A show for creators, innovators and even dreamers. Hosted by Guy Raz, this podcast is geared toward entrepreneurs, but quickly helps to dispel the myths that entrepreneurship is like “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” and shares the real stories more like “E! True Hollywood Story.” It provides great insight for navigating the business world and teaches the value of resilience, perseverance and belief. Highly recommended for start-ups and go – getters.

 

6.  POD SAVE AMERICA

Four former aides to President Obama — Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor — are joined by journalists, politicians, comedians, and activists for a freewheeling conversation about politics, the press and the challenges posed by the Trump presidency. This is a liberal podcast, but their views strive for objectivity. They invite individuals from all walks of government in attempt to balance out the show’s political palate. The show is a great  listen for all ages and those now politically curious.

5. FREAKANOMICS RADIO

 

 

Freakonomics Radio is an award-winning weekly podcast with 8 million downloads per month. It can also be heard on public radio stations across the country, on SiriusXM, on several major airlines, and elsewhere. Host Stephen J. Dubner has surprising conversations that explore the riddles of everyday life and the weird wrinkles of human nature — from cheating and crime to parenting and sports. Dubner talks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, social scientists and entrepreneurs — and his Freakonomics co-author Steve LevittFreakonomics Radio is produced by Dubner Productions and WNYC Studios.

 

4. StarTalk Radio

You may like to dabble in science , but thats as far as it goes? This podcast explains science to the lay and the sophisticate.  Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities and scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe.

3. TED RADIO HOUR 

 

Great show to listen to on your way to work or while you are working out. The websites boats in its about us section ,  ” An idea is the one gift that you can hang onto even after you’ve given it away.”  TED Radio Hour hosted by Guy Raz is  a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create. Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common theme – such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections – and injects soundscapes and conversations that bring these ideas to life.

 

2.  LORE

Lore is an award-winning, critically-acclaimed podcast about true life scary stories. Our fears have roots. Lore exposes the darker side of history, exploring the creatures, people, and places of our wildest nightmares. Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction. Each episode examines a new dark historical tale in a modern campfire experience. With more than 11,900 5-star reviews on Apple Podcasts and over 107-million listens, that’s clearly a good thing.

  1. Revisionist History

Topping off our number one spot is Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast series ‘ Revisionist History’ . A new podcast from Malcolm Gladwell and Panoply Media. Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five New York Times bestsellers — The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath. He has been named one of the 100 most influential people by TIME magazine and one of the Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers.

He has explored how ideas spread in the Tipping Point, decision making in Blink, the roots of success in Outliers, and the advantages of disadvantages in his latest book David and Goliath. In his latest project, Revisionist History Gladwell examines the way the passage of time changes and enlightens our understanding of the world around us.

Each week for 10 weeks, Revisionist History goes back and reinterprets something from the past: an event, a person, an idea. Something overlooked. Something misunderstood.Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance.