What are ECI listening to? Our self-isolation podcast recommendations

07/05/2020
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With a number of weeks in lockdown still ahead of us, we thought we’d follow on the success of last month’s ECI self-isolation reading list, by sharing the top podcasts that are helping our team and our network pass the time! 

Fighting Talk with Colin Murray

Laura Morrill

Fighting Talk with Colin Murray

There are a lots of sports podcasts I could recommend, including Tailenders for an alternative look at cricket and That Peter Crouch Podcast for an inside look on the world of professional football, but I think the best all round one is Fighting Talk. Guests compete for points for their punditry and for wit, but points are also taken away for nonsense and answers lacking in conviction – so its always a fun take on the volatile world of sports and guaranteed to make you laugh.”

Laura Morrill

Recommended episode:

Listen to guests compete with their sports punditry on questions featuring the Greatest Of All: TimeThe Goat Show – Steve Bunce, Eleanor Oldroyd, Justin Moorhouse and Greg Brady https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000h761

Ideacast - Harvard Business Review

Duncan Ramsay

Ideacast – Harvard Business Review

I find podcasts a great way to get inspiration and ideas that we can use to shape our investment decisions or deploy into portfolio companies to drive growth – HBR Ideacast, which features leading thinkers from across a range of fields, is a good one. Topics are quite wide ranging, which keeps it interesting, covering everything from leadership, management, digital transformation and innovation, and everything in between”.

Duncan Ramsay

Recommended episode:

Digital transformation, One discovery at a time
https://hbr.org/podcast/2020/04/digital-transformation-one-discovery-at-a-time 

Dissect with Cole Cuchna and Titi Shodiya

Ruth Eagle

Dissect with Cole Cuchna and Titi Shodiya

I am an avid podcast listener, so love them for daily news updates as well in-depth stories. Dissect is a slightly different but really interesting music podcast which examines a single album per season, one song per episode. That means it’s a forensic deep dive into all the lyrics and its themes – it will make you listen to albums in a whole new light. I’m really enjoying this season which is looking at Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ and discovering all the meanings I missed first time round.”

Ruth Eagle

Recommended episode:

Intuition (Pray you catch me) 
http://dissectpodcast.com/2020/04/23/chapter-1-intuition-pray-you-catch-me/

The Moth Podcast

Naomi Pham

The Moth Podcast

My friend has been listening to The Moth podcasts for years and got me into it after going to a Moth Story Slam just before lockdown. They focus on the art of storytelling, with real people around the world telling real stories in about 10 or 15 minutes around a particular theme. Some stories will make you laugh, some will make you cry. It’s just a really great way to delve into the small stories that go on in the world around us.”

Naomi Pham

One thing in common
https://themoth.org/radio-hour/one-thing-in-common 

Off Menu with James Acaster and Ed Gamble

Stephen Roberts

Off Menu with James Acaster and Ed Gamble

I listen to a lot of history and politics podcasts when commuting (History Extra and Red Box are favourites). However, during lockdown I’ve really enjoyed listening to Off Menu and would recommend it if you’re looking for something a bit less serious. Comedians James Acaster and Ed Gamble invite guests to join them in their hypothetical magical restaurant where they choose their dream meal from anywhere in the world. It’s a great exploration of food – and a good excuse to think about what meals you’ll be looking forward to once lockdown is over – but it’s also very funny.”

Stephen Roberts

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