M+’s Foray into Podcasts

December 7th, 2016
99 Percent Invisible podcast playing at the M+ offices

Life can be hectic. Between work, social commitments, family obligations, etc. it’s hard to keep up to date with the latest news and current events. I have found that podcasts are a great resource for entertainment and learning, and they are an excellent way to take in information on the go.

Most days, I like to listen to a podcast on my morning commute or while making dinner – times when my hands are busy but my mind is free to tune in. My favorite podcasts are the ones that focus on how people think and work – getting experts’ opinions on their fields of study, sparking new ideas, inspiring story telling, and digging into to the psychology of decision making.

I have found that podcasts are also a great catalyst for brainstorming as a marketer. Immersing myself in these different kinds of topics provides insights into what makes people tick. What influences them to make a purchase? What’s the psychology behind decision-making? How can we better spark innovation? These kinds of insights can later be used to more effectively reach our audiences through marketing.

I took a poll in the office and here are some of M+’s favorite podcasts:

Story Telling

Check out one of the following podcasts if you’re looking for a new story to get hooked on… we’re sure you’ve all already listened to “Serial.”

  • Criminal
  • Love and Radio
  • Invisibilia
  • Modern Love

Random Knowledge about Science and Beyond

The answers to questions you never thought you’d ask but now you can’t imagine not knowing.

  • Stuff You Should Know
  • Radio Lab
  • Science v.s.


These are some of our favorites for planning ahead. Budgets, timelines, work processes, it’s all here.

  • How I Built This
  • Planet Money
  • Start Up
  • The Tim Ferriss Show

Sparking new ideas, Innovation and Tech

Very similar to the famous “TED Talks,” “TED Radio Hour” hosts passionate speakers in a variety of specialized fields.

  • TED Radio Hour

Design and Marketing

It’s never too late to learn the benefits of good design. And “Grammar Girl” is a lifesaver when it comes to proofreading copy.

  • 99% Invisible
  • #AskGaryVee Show
  • Grammar Girl


Get up to speed on the latest in technology, gadgets, and the future of innovation.

  • Analog(ue)
  • Talking Machines
  • NPR Technology Podcast


Next time you think about binge watching, try binge listening one of these instead!


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