You may have seen in Deb’s President’s Update that she wrote an article recently on podcasts, and we were inspired to ask three of our Board Members which podcasts they love listening to. Have you got a favourite? Let us know in the comments!
Cerise Paul-Igai, Education Chair, Senior Communications Advisor at the ATO
The one word I hear a lot when people describe how their life is right now is “busy”. So many things to do, so little time. It can be hard to slow down, even when you’re body is still, your mind is not. Enter the need for mindfulness, which has grown in popularity in recent years. Rachael Kable reflects on her own journey of mindfulness practice and gives you simple mindfulness techniques. A review says it’s “like a conversation with a friend”. And it’s worth making the time for more of those.
If you’re a communicator interested in human behaviour and the psychology behind it, this podcast is for you. Through an interesting mix of narrative storytelling and scientific research, it takes a look at all the invisible things that shape human behaviour – ideas, beliefs, thoughts, assumptions, emotions. It makes you really think about the things we do in everyday life and why.
Kate van der Drift, Events and Membership Co-chair, Consultant at The Launchbox
I’m drawn to authenticity and Meshel Laurie isn’t afraid to have her vulnerabilities front-and-centre in her heart-to-hearts with the homeless, conspiracy theorists, celeb mates, crime investigators and more! Meshel’s an exceptional observational listener who builds trust by finding something to relate to in even her wackiest guests, which makes for very insightful listening. Some of my favourite conversation have been with Philosopher Alain de Botton, comedian-musician Jordan Raskopoulos and academic Dr Susan Carland.
Ingrid Nienaber, Brand and Communications Co-chair, Freelance Communications Consultant
A podcast providing a critical examination of the major stories every week, produced by Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR). Those of you working with the media will know it can be challenging to get journalists to present your story in a way you think is fair and accurate. Counterspin highlights biased and inaccurate reporting such as censored stories, corporate influence and attacks on free speech – and will most likely give you a more critical view on news.
Live since May 2016, this monthly podcast by The Conversation UK focusses on research topics. Each episode consists of stories and commentaries on a given theme, exploring various perspectives. The Anthill covers a wide range of topics, so far from ‘Time’ over ‘Underdogs’ to ‘Fuel’ and ‘Reboot’. Enlightening entertainment.