Podcasts: Relax your eyes and use your ears instead
Podcasts are a great way to make productive use of downtime during household chores, commutes or walks with the dog. In the last months, I’ve really started enjoying the wonderful variety of podcasts on offer.
Here are some of my favorites:
Marketing Tips for Translators: Everyone has probably heard of this podcast by now. It’s famous and rightly so. Tess Whitty takes the time to speak to a wide range of guests working in different locations, language combinations and specializations. Her podcast invites us to learn more about the many different successful marketing and business approaches our colleagues employ. Listen, take notes and get inspired.
100 Percent Translations Podcast with Paul Urwin: Paul is putting together a wonderful collection of interviews with translators and language professionals at various stages in their career. He truly believes that there is room for diversity and different approaches in the translation community and is using his podcast to showcase that. (Paul interviewed me for the podcast and we had a blast.) He also does Money Monday – A One-Minute Buzz for the Standing Out group in Facebook that is worth listening to.
High-Income Business Writing with Ed Gandia: Ed is a wonderful host with great stories to share and he has a knack for inviting interesting guests. That adds up to an excellent podcast. Don’t let the name of the podcast deter you: This is a goldmine for all entrepreneurial translators.
Cultural Differences & Cultural Diversity in International Business with Chris Smit: Chris is an expert on international business culture and cultural diversity. He uses the podcast to share his stories and insights, often with guests who bring their own stories about international experiences to the show.
Creative Warriors with Jeffrey Shaw: This podcast is all about engineering your own success and finding creative and innovative ways to market yourself. I really enjoy listening to the many different guests and their individual stories.
Randomly wonderful podcasts
Stuff You Should Know with Josh and Chuck: Interesting episodes on a ridiculously wide range of topics. Does your perennially curious mind delight in random facts? This is the podcast for you.
Slate’s Political Gabfest with Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and David Plotz: A smart and caustic take on American politics and current events from people in the know. Fast-paced, hilarious and occasionally peppered with strong language.
What are your favorite podcasts?
PS You may have noticed that I took a break from blogging and that this is the first post in about 2 months. I was busy having my website redesigned by the wonderful people at Websites for Translators. I’m very pleased with the results and hope that you will like the new, cleaner design of the blog.