I find podcasts to be great not only for fun or inspiration, but also to gain ideas and insights. I listen to podcasts when exercising, eating lunch, or making dinner, and when traveling on long bus trips or flights.
There are thousands of podcasts available to listen to, on any topic you can imagine. I’m starting a new occasional series for my blog that will highlight my takeaways from podcasts I’ve recently enjoyed.
I won’t be reviewing podcasts in the way that book reviewers or film reviewers discuss what they liked or didn’t like about a particular podcast. It is my goal simply to share a few valuable bites of knowledge or insight that I gained.
Here are three episodes I listened to recently.
- From Scratch: A Show about the Entrepreneurial Life – In this episode, host Jessica Harris interviews Peter Diamandis, founder of the XPRIZE Foundation.
Diamantis recounted that, with his business to manufacture inexpensive launch vehicles, he and his team were “never able to capitalize the company fully” and ended up selling it off. Following that disappointment, Diamantis was trying to finish getting his pilot’s license. A friend of his gave him a copy of Charles Lindberg’s biography to inspire him to finish the process.