Listen & Learn: 8 Podcasts to Keep You Sharp

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As we all socially distance ourselves during this transformative pandemic, there’s nothing like a good podcast to provide some much-needed virtual companionship. So, for everyone who’s doing their part and staying home, use your time wisely (because let’s be honest—we all have plenty of it) to learn something new and improve yourself, both personally and professionally. Below, find 8 podcasts that are bound to keep you sharp amid what seems to be existential boredom.

The Rich Roll Podcast

If you want to unleash your best, most authentic self (because who doesn’t), Rich Roll is here to help. An ultra-athlete, wellness evangelist and bestselling author, the podcaster sits down with some of the word’s most innovative thought-leaders to educate, inspire and empower. We highly suggest Taking Care in the Time of Coronavirus for your first go.

Up First

Sometimes there just aren’t enough minutes in the day to read the paper—but that’s where Up First comes in. The podcast offers the three biggest stories of the day, with reporting and analysis from NPR News—all in 10 minutes. Getting the news has never been easier.

Every Little Thing

With so much alone time during this quarantine, there’s no doubt we’ve all had some funny, poignant thoughts come to mind. Every Little Thing answers some of these questions, like who invented pants? Or what do dogs say when they bark? This podcast offers a delightful little departure from reality.

The Daily

If you have a little more than 10 minutes on your hand, give The Daily a whirl. From The New York Times, this cult-favorite, 20-minute podcast sheds light on the greatest stories of our time, told by the world’s best journalists. This is what the news should sound like.

How I Built This

An undying favorite on the SBP team, How I Built This delves into the inspiring stories behind some of the world’s best-known companies. Guy Raz weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built.

Masters of Scale

Hosted by Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and investor at Greylock, Masters of Scale offers some of the best startup advice from Silicon Valley and beyond. In each episode, Reid sits down with iconic CEOS who share the stories and strategies that helped them go from 0 to 100 in the fast lane.

The Science of Success

We should all be using our time at home to better ourselves, no? The Science of Success explores ways to improve your decision-making, understand your mind and learn from experts about how we can become the best versions of ourselves. Who knew self-improvement was as easy as listening in?

Reply All

There’s no doubt that we live in a time where the worldwide web rules modern society, so why not try to wrap your head around it all? Hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, Reply All features addicting stories about how people shape the internet, and how the internet shapes people.

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