Thanks to your positive feedback, I will continue to share my Top 5 podcast episodes on Fridays with my commentary on why they are worth listening to over the weekend.
Of all the podcasts you are listening to, which are your favorite episodes of the week? Let me know in the comments or via email.
“Today, Explained” is one of my go-to daily news podcasts. I especially enjoy its easily digestible way of reporting the latest happenings. I highly recommend listening to this episode to everyone, who is looking for a simple, straightforward breakdown of: WTF an NFT is, why Jack Dorsey’s first tweet has been in the news this past week, and why NFTs are harmful for the environment.
One of the topics that is currently discussed all over the world - once again, sadly. In the light of the horrible mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder, the hosts of “The Weeds” have a detailed discussion on gun violence. I appreciate this episode, because it goes beyond the surface and covers various aspects, from the history of gun violence in the United States, real policy solutions, media coverage and the correlation to political polarization.
🚀 Biz & Tech
Episode: “State of Venture Capital, plus Fan Questions on Longevity, Decentralization & Quantum Computing”
Hosts: Chamath Palihapitiya, Jason Calacanis, David Sacks & David Friedberg
Apple | Spotify | 🕰️ 1 hr 17 min | 🗓️ 03/20/2021
The four industry veterans and close friends, aka the besties, get together on a weekly basis to discuss all things business, tech, politics, with a side of Poker talk. This episode is another very entertaining and lively discussion, covering a broad range of current topics, including biohacking, deep tech, and the changing venture capital landscape. A must listen for everyone, who wants to get firsthand insights into what’s being discussed in Silicon Valley.
💬 Culture & Society
Podcast: The Argument - A New York Times Podcast
Episode: “Is It Time to Cancel Cancel Culture?”
Host: Jane Coaston
Guests: Robby Soave | Senior Editor | Reason & Will Wilkinson | Opinion Writer
Apple | Spotify | 🕰️ 42 min | 🗓️ 03/24/2021
Doesn’t it feel like someone or something is getting canceled every week? However, what’s the definition of cancellation and who is the decision maker? This week’s “The Argument” episode tries to find answers to exactly these questions. One of the guests, Will Wilkinson, was canceled himself due to a tweet, which makes this episode especially compelling.
Podcast: The Daily - A New York Times Podcast
Episode: “The Cruel Reality of Long Covid-19”
Host: Michael Barbaro
Guest: Pam Belluck | Health & Science Reporter | The New York Times
Apple | Spotify | 🕰️ 27 min | 🗓️ 03/22/2021
This has been one of the most fascinating and shocking episodes I have listened to this year. Michael Barbaro and Pam Belluck report on a 50-year old Covid patient, who experienced severe psychosis following his infection. Highly recommended if you are looking for a gripping narrative and excellent story telling.