4 Podcasts You Need to Listen to this World Podcast Day

Binge watching a show or doing a movie marathon may seem like good ways to wind down over the weekend. But, the winding down need not be saved just for the weekend. Podcasts are a great way to relax even when you’re on the go. Besides, podcasts can also be a valuable source of information.

Over the past couple of years, we aren’t the only ones who have absolutely enjoyed listening to podcasts. The podcast scene has been booming with so many new creators to choose from, especially in the Marketing and Media fields. So, this World Podcast Day, we’re celebrating some of our favorite episodes that could help you learn something new, motivate you to do more or maybe just help you calm yourself!

  1. Advertising is Dead.

Advertising is Dead is a weekly podcast hosted by Varun Duggirala. Varun delves into all things media, startups and brands with fresh insights and new takes. The podcast often brings on experts in the industry that make for riveting discussions.

Episodes we recommend:

In this episode, Varun speaks with Rishabh Sharma– Head at TwitterNext India. They discuss the India Twitter Trends report and highlights. Rishabh Sharma delves into the trends in detail and even takes you through the research process.

Here Advertising is Dead brings on Manish Pandey– Content Strategist, Photographer and Consultant to discuss the ever evolving creator/influencer scene. The episode discusses experimenting with content creators like Ranveer Allahbadia, Prajakta Koli, Bhuvan Bam, etc, optimizing content and many useful insights.

  1. Founder Thesis

Founder Thesis by ThePodium.in, is a podcast hosted by Akshay Datt. Akshay is a serial entrepreneur and a LinkedIn Micro-influencer with a fascination for people who disrupt the norm. The Founder Thesis podcast talks about just that. The podcast discusses the stories of many successes and failures, and of hardworking entrepreneurs who have made a mark.

Episodes we recommend:

The episode delves into a candid conversation with Malika Sadani and Mohit Sadani, the founders of The Moms Company– a Mom and Baby Care brand. They discuss the journey of building The Moms Company as well as the fundamentals of building a contemporary brand.

  1. The Seen and The Unseen.

Hosted by Amit Varma, The Seen and The Unseen gets its title from a popular essay written by Frédéric Bastiat. Much like the essay, the podcast discusses the intended and unintended consequences of public policies on society. Later the podcast delves into in depth interviews on philosophy and thought with multiple guests.

Episodes we recommend:

Though all of the episodes on the podcast have a lot to offer, we recommend this one. In the episode Amit interviews Nishant Jain, a.k.a Sneaky Artist on his journey as an artist. Nishant Jain also discusses his insights and thoughts on the current creator economy.

  1. The Social Pros.

The Social Pros Podcast is one of the most popular marketing podcasts in the world. Created by Jay Baer and Adam Brown, Social Pros gives you valuable insight into the marketing world by inviting real people in the social media world to give you the inside scoop.

Episodes we recommend:

In this episode, José Avila– Customer Engagement Transformation Lead at Sanofi, takes center stage to discuss breaking out of your comfort zone within Pharma. He talks of wanting to make the Pharma landscape more transparent and helpful to customers. This episode is packed with helpful tips and genuine advice that could help you with your own media strategy.

5 Best Podcasts To Listen To Right Now

Podcasts have transformed the way we consume content. They have become an important part of our routines as much as a favourite TV show or book. From entertainment on-the-go to informational content that keeps our mind occupied, podcasts provide a diverse range of topics to suit everyone’s interest. So, we have put together a list of our favourite podcasts that you can listen to. 

  1. Let’s Do Shots!

How humans made computers smarter by solving captchas? How Starbucks functions as a bank? How Pepsi’s marketing campaign caused riots in Philippines? Find answers to all these curious questions in this engaging podcast presented by Siddhant More from Mad Over Marketing. From unknown business anecdotes to some of the best marketing success strategies, the podcast puts them together in short and crisp episodes that everyone can consume. This one is worth giving a shot! 

  1.  Cyrus Says 

A comic, satirist and video jockey – the legendary Cyrus Broacha has done it all for decades. In his bi-weekly podcast Cyrus Says, he brings his infectious wit while delving deep into topics like life in urban India, politics, sports, food, films, civic sense, traffic, kids, and more. The podcast features guests from different walks of life – from actor Taapsee Pannu to stand-up comic  Abhijit Ganguly. Highly recommended! 

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  1.  Casefile True Crime 

If you’re a fan of true crime, then this podcast might be of interest to you. Narrated by an anonymous host – popularly referred to as Casey – the critically acclaimed podcast is known for its well-researched episodes that feature some of the most thrilling crimes, both solved and unsolved. The podcast features episodes ranging from 1 to 2 hours, and is regarded as one of the best most successful true crime podcasts ever made. A gem any true crime fan shouldn’t miss! 

  1. Maed in India 

Founded and hosted by Mae Mariyam Thomas, the podcast is truly a one-stop shop for indie music. The podcast has featured over a hundred bands and artistes, introducing listeners to some of the best independent musicians from India and overseas. With interviews from artists who also bring renditions of their original music, this podcast is a delightful combination of story and music. If you’re someone who likes to discover new music, Maed in India is the one for you. 

  1. The Michelle Obama Podcast

Debuting in her eponymous podcast, Michelle Obama features open conversations between her and guests like Conan O’Brien, her mother, former US president Barack Obama and more. The podcast is a deep dive into various meaningful topics to encourage users to open up to new conversations with people who matter to them. 

We hope you have as much fun listening to these podcasts as we had while curating them for you!