Our Team's Favorite Podcasts: 2020 Roundup
What a crazy year it has been. It’s hard to believe that we are closing in on the final weeks of 2020 when it felt like March just yesterday. This past year was all about appreciating the little things in life, and after much deliberation with our team here at Demoflow, we agreed on one thing that helped us all get through a tough year: Podcasts. Whether it was long car rides to the grocery store or quarantine walks with no end in sight, podcasts were our way to learn, connect with others, and escape from reality.
Here is a carefully curated list of our team’s must-listen picks:
The Team’s #1 Pick:
Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world's best known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built.
“We think the best way to learn something new is by absorbing the great decisions and mistakes from those that have "done it before". How I built this interviews some of the greatest entrepreneurs and business leaders of the 21st century and gleans insight into their journey to success. A great podcast for any current or aspiring entrepreneur.” Team’s Favorite Episode: Dropbox: Drew Houston
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Larson’s Top Pick for Internal Business Development:
“The PreSales Collective is a global community of presales professionals that was launched earlier this year by the Co-Founder James Kaikis. The PreSales community has been underserved for years and this is a wonderful platform to help share best practices. What I love about this podcast is the breadth of content and topics they cover. Anything from scaling presales motions, to remote best practices to recruiting a diverse pipeline of potential employees - they are creating podcasts on a variety of different topics. One of my favorite episodes is "Creating a Diverse Pipeline w/Stephanie Daniel". It's been a challenge I've encountered with hiring and something that I've been focused on as we've been building out our team.”
Unfiltered insights and actionable advice straight from the trenches of startup and business life. The show hosts, Steli Efti and Hiten Shah, are both serial entrepreneurs who have founded multi-million dollar SaaS startups. Being busy CEOs of fast-growing companies, they know the value of your time and make sure you get the most out of each 22 minute episode.
“The discussions are very short (10-15 minutes), unfiltered, and full of good content. I really appreciate the honesty from the co-hosts, and the variety of topics they've covered (both personal and business-related) keeps it very interesting.”
Favorite episode: The Need for Speed versus The Need for Focus
Discover the hidden side of everything with Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books. Each week, Freakonomics Radio tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) — from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything.
“I love Freakonomics radio because it frequently introduces me to concepts that I wouldn't normally be exposed to. They also do a really good job of introducing unique or interesting facts about the topic that keeps my attention for an entire podcast episode.”
Favorite Episode: Honey, I Grew the Economy (Ep. 399)
Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Ask Big Questions pairs Bill Gates with actress and writer Rashida Jones to tackle some of the biggest questions facing us today: Is it too late to solve climate change? Does everybody lie? Is inequality inevitable? Join them for deep dives into these questions and even a few answers.
“Although this is a newer podcast I think it's extremely valuable that we as a society "Ask the big questions.” Bill and Rashida address some of the world's most pressing issues and bring on experts to help decipher the answers.” Favorite episode: What will the world look like after COVID-19?
Steve Kerr and Pete Carroll discuss their respective coaching and leadership experiences, how they run their teams, where the NBA and NFL overlap and differ, and the formative influences in their careers.
“This podcast provided a glance into the leadership styles of two of the most successful sports coaches and included some amazing guests. It also partially filled the gap left by sports in my life earlier this year during the pandemic!”
Lifelong fans of true crime stories Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark tell each other their favorite tales of murder and hear hometown crime stories from friends and fans in “My Favorite Murder.”
“My Favorite Murder is one of the most-streamed podcasts of the year for good reason. Karen and Georgia’s use of dark humor is masterful as they are able to share some of the most frightful stories while remaining lighthearted (and respectful). This podcast never fails to make me laugh or keep me hooked.”
Favorite episode: 129 - Coincidence Island
We hope this selection of podcasts gives you a way to wind down from your chaotic end-of-the-year career duties this holiday season. While we reflect on the many triumphs and challenges in our past, we look forward to a brighter year in 2021, both in business and in life. Our team at Demoflow would like to thank you and remind you that we are here to make your selling life easier. To stay up to date with all of our tips and tricks for successful scaling, all things live presenting and more, make sure to follow us on LinkedIn and click here to schedule a free live demo with us today. Happy Holidays!