By Sara Jane Hess and David Grabowski
What’s up, podcasters? It’s SJ and David once more with extra podcasting information and updates! This is a superb method to take a look at some exhibits we’ve been digging, in addition to atone for pertinent business information. You may in all probability guess what the latter goes to be, particularly in case you clued into Apple’s newest podcast-related announcement. There’s so much to dissect, however don’t fear, we’ve gotcha coated! 😁
And you probably have no thought who we’re, we’re the SPI Podcasts Group: Sara Jane Hess (senior producer) and David Grabowski (producer). We’re the 2 individuals at Group SPI devoted full-time to producing Pat’s exhibits and, more and more, some brand-new exhibits on the SPI Media community!
If you happen to missed it, we launched our first present two months in the past: Flops, a podcast about failure and the right way to overcome it. Extra on that under as a result of, to be completely trustworthy, we simply couldn’t assist ourselves.
Right here’s the thin!
four Unflinching Podcast Recs for Might 2021
Flops (SPI Media)
It may appear just a little self-promotional to be touting our personal present on this little rundown. And it’s! However we’re so pleased with Flops that we’re doing it anyway. That is the primary brand-new present (of many to return) on the SPI Media community. We produced it alongside the present’s hosts, senior content material supervisor Karen Beattie and senior author Ray Sylvester. Oh, and David wrote the music!
Why create a present about failure? We felt that far too usually, the struggles that get us to the place we wish to be go uncelebrated. However they’re simply as a lot part of the equation as the rest—and as any good NASA engineer is aware of, failure is an effective factor. So we needed to highlight the failures of entrepreneurs, spotlight their learnings, and go on the knowledge to you, the listener.
Oh, and stick round till the top of every episode for an (usually juicy) mini-failure story from a member of Group SPI!
P.S. — If you wish to dive just a little deeper into the Flops creation course of, make sure to learn this put up by Ray.
Beneficial episode: S1, E5: “The Music of Remorse“
WorkLife with Adam Grant (TED)
Can we be taught to like our rivals? Can we flip frustration to good function? American writer and psychologist Adam Grant definitely thinks so, or a minimum of his company do. WorkLife examines the minds of among the most uncommon professionals on the planet to present listeners distinctive classes to take again to skilled life. From management classes from primates with Jane Goodall to Malcom Gladwell’s tackle questioning all the things, this present is chock-full of huge names and large concepts.
Beneficial episode: “Constructing an Anti-Racist Office“
The Unintended Inventive (Todd Henry)
The Unintended Inventive sits on the intersection of enterprise and creativity—and as any entrepreneur is aware of, that’s an incredible place to be. Todd Henry, writer of The Unintended Inventive, Die Empty, and Louder Than Phrases, interviews creatives and enterprise leaders. With actionable insights and top-notch company, this present is a wellspring of concepts on innovation, artistic considering, and extra.
Beneficial episode: “ALIEN Pondering (with Cyril Bouquet)“
The Subsequent Huge Thought (Wondery)
Host Rufus Griscom gives a brand-new, groundbreaking thought each week, that includes heavyweight thought leaders like Adam Grant (see above) and Malcom Gladwell. The Subsequent Huge Thought covers an enormous vary of subjects, so we wouldn’t label it a “enterprise podcast” per se, however there’s so much that’s undoubtedly relevant. With episodes on all the things from local weather change (and whether or not we will truly style it) and why humor is a secret weapon, to predicting a post-COVID-19 society, we advocate a wholesome browse on this one.
Beneficial episode: “BEGINNERS: The Joys of Being an Novice“
Podcasting Information Might 2021
This month, now we have a grab-bag of tales that we really feel are value being attentive to. We’re sick of speaking about Apple and Spotify subscriptions, so you will not discover any of that right here. (If you happen to’re on the lookout for a roundup of these tales, take a look at Nick Quah’s glorious article at Scorching Pod.)
The most recent within the Reply All debacle
A number of months in the past, we wrote in regards to the reckoning occurring at Reply All. The podcast went on an indefinite hiatus, and has been quiet since February. That every one modified within the final days of April, when Reply All posted a brand new episode referred to as “The Check Kitchen Revisited.” In it, hosts Emmanuel Dzotsi and Alex Goldman discuss by errors made by the Reply All workforce and the way they’re shaping the way forward for the present. The episode left us with extra questions than solutions, however we’re wanting to see what comes subsequent when regular publishing resumes on June 10.
Extra podcasts make the leap to movie
We discover this one actually thrilling—one other nice, high-quality podcast is making the leap to movie. It was lately introduced that From Now, the podcast starring Richard Madden (Recreation of Thrones) and Brian Cox (Succession), has been picked up by Amazon Studios. It wasn’t clear if the 2 will reprise their roles as twin brothers within the collection, however we’ll maintain our fingers crossed they do.
From Now is just the most recent podcast to be picked up for an adaptation prior to now yr. Others embody Pineapple Avenue and Crooked Media’s espionage-fueled collaboration Wind of Change (Hulu), Slate’s Gradual Burn (Epix), and The New York Instances‘s Good White Dad and mom (HBO). This can be a development that can solely develop within the subsequent few years, so count on extra.
Podcasting occasions are going again in-person in 2021
With an infection charges declining within the US, podcasting occasions are transferring again to in-person codecs. Most notably, the world’s largest podcast convention, Podcast Motion, will happen in Nashville this August. For individuals who favor to not journey, the convention can be providing digital tickets. Listed here are among the different 2021 occasions transferring again to in-person codecs:
PodFest Expo, June 10–13
PodcastCon, August 20–22
FinCon, September 22–25
That is all for us. See you on the market!
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