Give a shout out to your favorite podcasts here. Don't forget to leave a line or two about what you like the most about them, as well as tag appropriately so that everyone can quickly see what people listening to a particular podcast also listen to. Looking forward :)
PS: I have also added the Top 200 Podcasts link from Podcast Chart in case you feel like discovering some more for yourself!
Podcasts, Analytics, and Centralization (Stratechery by Ben Thompson)
A very interesting analysis of the effects of Apple's latest announcements about updates to its Podcasts app in iOS 11. What's interesting here is that Apple owns the users end of centralization of this industry, and hence retains all the power. Producers can finally get analytics about their work — including parts that are actively listened to, and skipped, which should make the entire podcasting space better.
Masters of Scale is a new podcast in which LinkedIn Co-Founder and Greylock Partner Reid Hoffman shows how famous founders take companies from zero to a gazillion. With original music and hilariously honest stories, the show sounds like nothing you’ve ever heard. It's also the first American media program to commit to a 50-50 gender balance for guests. Masters of Scale is a WaitWhat original series in association with Stitcher.
Super excited since have long been a fan of Reid Hoffman's crisp insights, also will be interesting to see how they pull off the 50-50 gender balance.
What podcasts are you excited to listen to in 2017?
With the new year around the corner, wondering if people have recommendations for new podcasts to start listening to? Inspired by this Hacker News post, I'm most intrigued by EconTalk, 99% Invisible, and going back to Hardcore History.