By Sara Jane Hess and David Grabowski
What’s up, podcasters? It’s SJ and David once more with extra podcasting information and updates! This is a wonderful means to take a look at some reveals we’ve been digging, in addition to make amends for pertinent business information. You may most likely guess what the latter goes to be, particularly should you clued into Apple’s newest podcast-related announcement. There’s lots to dissect, however don’t fear, we’ve gotcha coated! 😁
And in case you have no thought who we’re, we’re the SPI Podcasts Crew: Sara Jane Hess (senior producer) and David Grabowski (producer). We’re the 2 individuals at Crew SPI devoted full-time to producing Pat’s reveals and, more and more, some brand-new reveals on the SPI Media community!
If you happen to missed it, we launched our first present two months in the past: Flops, a podcast about failure and overcome it. Extra on that beneath as a result of, to be completely trustworthy, we simply couldn’t assist ourselves.
Right here’s the thin!
four Unflinching Podcast Recs for Could 2021
Flops (SPI Media)
It may appear a bit of self-promotional to be touting our personal present on this little rundown. And it’s! However we’re so pleased with Flops that we’re doing it anyway. That is the primary brand-new present (of many to come back) on the SPI Media community. We produced it alongside the present’s hosts, senior content material supervisor Karen Beattie and senior author Ray Sylvester. Oh, and David wrote the music!
Why create a present about failure? We felt that far too typically, the struggles that get us to the place we wish to be go uncelebrated. However they’re simply as a lot part of the equation as anything—and as any good NASA engineer is aware of, failure is an efficient factor. So we wished to highlight the failures of entrepreneurs, spotlight their learnings, and go on the knowledge to you, the listener.
Oh, and stick round till the tip of every episode for an (typically juicy) mini-failure story from a member of Crew SPI!
P.S. — If you wish to dive a bit of deeper into the Flops creation course of, make sure you learn this publish by Ray.
Really useful episode: S1, E5: “The Track of Remorse“
WorkLife with Adam Grant (TED)
Can we study to like our rivals? Can we flip frustration to good goal? American writer and psychologist Adam Grant actually thinks so, or at the least his company do. WorkLife examines the minds of a few of the most uncommon professionals on the earth to present listeners distinctive classes to take again to skilled life. From management classes from primates with Jane Goodall to Malcom Gladwell’s tackle questioning the whole lot, this present is chock-full of massive names and massive concepts.
Really useful episode: “Constructing an Anti-Racist Office“
The Unintentional Inventive (Todd Henry)
The Unintentional Inventive sits on the intersection of enterprise and creativity—and as any entrepreneur is aware of, that’s an amazing place to be. Todd Henry, writer of The Unintentional Inventive, Die Empty, and Louder Than Phrases, interviews creatives and enterprise leaders. With actionable insights and top-notch company, this present is a wellspring of concepts on innovation, inventive considering, and extra.
Really useful episode: “ALIEN Considering (with Cyril Bouquet)“
The Subsequent Huge Thought (Wondery)
Host Rufus Griscom gives a brand-new, groundbreaking thought each week, that includes heavyweight thought leaders like Adam Grant (see above) and Malcom Gladwell. The Subsequent Huge Thought covers an enormous vary of subjects, so we wouldn’t label it a “enterprise podcast” per se, however there’s lots that’s undoubtedly relevant. With episodes on the whole lot from local weather change (and whether or not we are able to really style it) and why humor is a secret weapon, to predicting a post-COVID-19 society, we suggest a wholesome browse on this one.
Really useful episode: “BEGINNERS: The Joys of Being an Newbie“
Podcasting Information Could 2021
This month, we have now a grab-bag of tales that we really feel are value taking note of. We’re sick of speaking about Apple and Spotify subscriptions, so you will not discover any of that right here. (If you happen to’re on the lookout for a roundup of these tales, take a look at Nick Quah’s glorious article at Sizzling Pod.)
The newest within the Reply All debacle
Just a few months in the past, we wrote in regards to the reckoning taking place at Reply All. The podcast went on an indefinite hiatus, and has been quiet since February. That each one modified within the final days of April, when Reply All posted a brand new episode referred to as “The Check Kitchen Revisited.” In it, hosts Emmanuel Dzotsi and Alex Goldman speak via errors made by the Reply All group and the way they’re shaping the way forward for the present. The episode left us with extra questions than solutions, however we’re desperate to see what comes subsequent when regular publishing resumes on June 10.
Extra podcasts make the leap to movie
We discover this one actually thrilling—one other nice, high-quality podcast is making the leap to movie. It was not too long ago introduced that From Now, the podcast starring Richard Madden (Recreation of Thrones) and Brian Cox (Succession), has been picked up by Amazon Studios. It wasn’t clear if the 2 will reprise their roles as twin brothers within the collection, however we’ll preserve our fingers crossed they do.
From Now is barely the most recent podcast to be picked up for an adaptation previously 12 months. Others embody Pineapple Avenue and Crooked Media’s espionage-fueled collaboration Wind of Change (Hulu), Slate’s Sluggish Burn (Epix), and The New York Instances‘s Good White Dad and mom (HBO). This can be a pattern that can solely develop within the subsequent few years, so anticipate extra.
Podcasting occasions are going again in-person in 2021
With an infection charges declining within the US, podcasting occasions are transferring again to in-person codecs. Most notably, the world’s largest podcast convention, Podcast Motion, will happen in Nashville this August. For many who favor to not journey, the convention can also be providing digital tickets. Listed here are a few of the different 2021 occasions transferring again to in-person codecs:
PodFest Expo, June 10–13
PodcastCon, August 20–22
FinCon, September 22–25
That is all for us. See you on the market!
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