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Hi MT listeners

Besides filling our MT addictions, I was wondering what other podcasts / reading material people are accessing?

Besides faith-based materials, I have a variety of motivational type material (Tony Robbins, Zig Ziglar, Covey), HBR, Deloitte Insights and Brain Synch. What else are people finding valuable?

Thanks and I look forward to your answers.

*Risk

XOLegato's picture

Well, I try to pick up copies of Fortune and Wired when I can, and I'm reading "The World is Flat."

As far as other podcasts go, I listen to a ton of them (I have at least a 10 minute walk between classes), but none are really related to MT.... If you'd like some ideas for good educational podcasts, I recommend:

12 Byzantine Rulers: The History of the Byzantine Empire
Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
Harvard Computer Science E1 (most of you know this stuff already)
In Our Time
Military History Podcast
NPR: Car Talk's Call of the Week

If you're looking for good entertainment podcasts:

Black Jack Justice (podiobooks.com)
Escape Pod (science fiction short stories)
How to Succeed in Evil (podiobooks.com)
Air Out My Shorts (rude Canadian comedy)
Number One With A Bullet (podcast novel)
Podrunner: Exercise Music for Running
Pseudopod (horror short stories)
All of the Scott Sigler novels (Earthcore, Ancestor, Infection, The Rookie)
The Failed Cities Monologues (podiobooks.com)
The Ricky Gervais Show (it used to be free, now it's like $6 for the set)
The Sci Phi Show (philosphical themes in science fiction)

It's a very long list. Yes, I AM a history and science fiction buff :-p I know this probably wasn't the type of thing you were asking for, but I hope someone finds something they like on here.

jbird's picture

[size=9][b]Podcasts I regularly download and listen to.[/b] (I have a 45 minute walk to work)
[u]Entertainment[/u]:[list]-Scientific American 60-Second Science
-TWIT (This week in Tech), -MacBreak Weekly
[/list:u][u]Business[/u]:
[list]-MT (goes with/out saying :) )
-Business Week Cover Stories
-HBR Ideacast[/list:u][u]Project Management[/u]:
[list]-Controlling Chaos
-The PM Podcast[/list:u][u]Personal Improvement[/u]:
[list]-Grammar Girl
-Learn French by Podcast (Got to keep fresh!)
-Learch Mandarin by Podcast (Read "the world is flat" and you may add this to your list of languages to learn... :o -at least the basics in. Note: 6/18 students working for my office under my supervision are from China!)[/list:u][b]Currently Reading or in the Queue to Read[/b]:
[u]Books:[/u][list]-Influence: Science and Practice
-The Ultimate Customer Service Executive
-The ten dysfunctions of a team
-How to Win Friends and Influence People Revised ed.
-Smart Speaking: Sixty second strategies[/list:u][u]Periodicals:[/u][list]-my Local paper
-Canadian Business Magazine
-Business Week
-National Post/Financial Post
-PCWorld, -MacWorld, -Popular Science, -Popular Mechanics[/list:u]
It is interesting when put down in writing how much it actually adds up to... No wonder I don't get through as many *books* as I would like.[/size]

asteriskrntt1's picture

Thanks guys. This is great stuff! It is interesting to see how diverse we are in our common pursuit of professionalism and keeping fresh. Much appreciated!

Mark's picture

"I try to pick up copies of Fortune and Wired when I can"

You know, you can call them and they will actually deliver them to you...

A couple of newsstand purchases will cover you for the year.

:wink:

Mark

doriangray2's picture

Business Week - Climbing the ladder - Free via iTunes

MattJBeckwith's picture

Even though it might not show in all of my posts, I am a huge Grammar Girl fan.

I also listen to a plethora of Mac related 'casts

Typical Mac User
Mac OS Ken
Mac Cast
The Mac Attack
Mac Break Weekly

... ok, so not quite a plethora.

I also love getting my NPR stuff like, WWDTM, This American Life and of course, the Sunday Puzzle

What am I reading?

I am currently reading The Real Deal by Sandy Weill and I love it so far!

I also read, and have for many years, the classified section of my local newspaper. I also read the rest of the paper but every Sunday, I love diving into who's hiring in the classifieds. After doing it so long it reads like a between-the-lines business section. Who's hiring, why? What changes are coming?

XOLegato's picture

[quote="mahorstman"]
You know, you can call them and they will actually deliver them to you...

A couple of newsstand purchases will cover you for the year.

:wink:

Mark[/quote]

:-D

Thanks Mark. Since I'm living on campus, the logistics of getting a subscription are a bit of a pain (although do-able). I suppose I should just buck up and figure it out.

- William

Mark's picture

THOSE prices are to DIE for!

And, I understand.

Mark

regas14's picture

[quote="mahorstman"]THOSE prices are to DIE for!

And, I understand.

Mark[/quote]

If it wasn't crystal clear from Mark's post, many publications offer Student Subscription prices which are SIGNIFICANTLY reduced from the regular subscription rate and really a fraction of the cover price.

I know for a fact that WSJ and Fortune have great deals - which I miss since graduating. Contact a business faculty member, teachers assistant or secretary and ask if they have any information, if not simply call the subscriber services number for publications you would like to receive and ask about the rates.

Student subscriptions are a great value!

XOLegato's picture

Thanks for the clarification Regas!

pneuhardt's picture

Well, this can reveal a lot about habits, passions and vices, can't it? I'm adding TV since that is a source of information, a source of enterainment and a use of time.

[b]Books In Progress:[/b]
[i]State Of Denial [/i]by Bob Woodward - in the bedroom
[i]The Worst Hard Time[/i] by Timothy Egan - in the living room
[i]Snow Crash[/i] by Neal Stephenson (a re-read from years ago, but worth it) - in the bathroom
[i]Napoleon On Project Managment[/i] by Jerry Manas - on the planes I seem to be living on lately

[b]Books in the queue:[/b]
[i]Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows[/i] by J. K. Rowling (Yes, I paid extra to have it delivered the day it comes out. I have read every word of every Harry Potter novel out loud to my daughters, and we will not stop one book shy of the series!)
[i]Gentlemen's Blood: A History of Dueling From Swords At Dawn To Pistols At Dusk[/i] by Barbara Holland

[b]Periodicals always read:[/b]
[i]Fortune
Time
Golf Magazine
Golf Digest[/i] (see what I mean about vices?)
[i]Information Week
PM Network
The Boston Globe[/i]

[b]Periodicals read less strictly, as time or availability permit:[/b]
[i]eWeek
The Wall Street Journal[/i] (Soon to move to the other list)
[i]Golf Tips[/i] (Hey, it is on the "usually but not always" list...)
[i]Texas Monthly[/i] (LIttle reminders of home in my mail once a month)

[b]Podcasts that are always listened to ASAP:[/b]
[i]Manager Tools[/i] (standard and Members Only editions)
[i]Controlling Chaos
The Wall Street Journal "What's News"
The Wall Street Journal Daily Tech Briefing
The Onion Radio News[/i]

[b]Podcasts that are listened to when I get to them[/b]:
[i]Business Week - The Welch Way
Buzz Out Loud From CNET
The Project Management Podcast
Creating Wealth On Your Current Income
Geek Brief TV
Real Time With Bill Mahr[/i]

[b]TV I always watch:[/b]
[i]Battlestar Galactica[/i] on SciFi (I buy this one off of iTunes just to make sure)
Dallas Cowboys games (I became a fan when Don Merideth was the starting QB and I'm not giving them up just because I moved from Texas 20 years ago)
New England Patriots games (I have to be able to carry on Monday conversations at work, and my fiancee is a big fan, so...)
Boston Red Sox games (well, almost always)
PGA and LPGA golf tournaments (Do they have rehab for golf?)
[i]Boy Meets Grill [/i]on Food Network (That just doesnt' fit in with the rest, does it?)

[b]TV I watch when scheduling permits:[/b]
[i]Mythbusters[/i] on The Discovery Channel
[i]The 11 O'Clock News[/i] on Channel 5, Boston
[i]The ABC Evening News With Charles Gibson[/i]
I also will flip around between the Sunday morning political talk shows on 2 out of 3 Sunday mornings[/i]

aspiringceo's picture

[quote="pneuhardt"]Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows[/i] by J. K. Rowling (Yes, I paid extra to have it delivered the day it comes out. I have read every word of every Harry Potter novel out loud to my daughters, and we will not stop one book shy of the series!)
[/quote]

Myself my wife and 2 daughters are also eagerly awaiting midnight on the 20 July for what will possibly become the best book of 2007 (mark's book excluded, I'm talking fiction) and of course the release of the latest movie the week before.

Edmund