Need to take a break from looking at your computer or smartphone, but still want to use your time at the gym, during your commute, in flight, or before bed to be productive? In that case, you may want to tune in to an industry podcast.
You have plenty of podcasts to choose from. Podcast Insights says there are more than 630,000 podcasts in existence. And 80 percent of listeners stick around for all or most of each podcast episode.
An estimated 44 percent of the U.S. population has listened to a podcast, Podcast Insights adds. And 49 percent of podcast listening is done at home, while 22 percent is from cars. Podcast listeners subscribe to six shows on average. And they listen to an average of seven different shows a week.
Meanwhile, Hayley Leibson says nearly one in four Americans listen to podcasts on a monthly basis. She adds that almost half of those nearly 68 million listeners are millennials.
“Increasingly, podcasts have become an unparalleled source of actionable advice and education for those looking to break into product in the technology industry,” she writes. Leibson goes on to recommend the podcasts Product Decoded, which offers advice on building and scale products; Tech Forward, which is about improving diversity in tech; Masters of Scale, which provides listeners guidance on scaling their businesses; the NPR podcast How I Built This, which features interviews with founders of well-known companies; and Clearly Product, which is aimed at product people.
TMC’s (News - Alert) own Ken Briodagh hosts an Internet of Things podcast called IoT Time. You can check that out here.
Meanwhile, networking company Ciena suggests The Ciena Insights Podcast. It says these networking podcasts are worth a listen too:
• The Architect Show
• The Light Reading Podcast
• the Packet Pushers Weekly Show
• The Tech Blog Writer Podcast
• The Telecoms.com Podcast
• Recode Decode, Recode Media and Pivot
• Wall Street Journal’s The Future of Everything
Edited by Maurice Nagle