Practical analysis for investment professionals
25 November 2015

Essential Listening: Concrete Discussions

Posted In: Weekend Reads

One of the reasons why a series like Essential Listening is useful is that it helps point busy professionals to podcasts worth a listen. This is partly because the world of podcasts is growing and evolving rapidly. Joshua Benton summarizes where podcasting is today in a great post from NiemanLab:

“The state of podcasting in 2015 feels a lot like the state of blogging circa 2004. The variety and quality of work being done is thrilling; outside attention is growing; new formats are evolving. We’re seeing the same unlocking of creative potential we saw with blogging, and there’s far more good work being produced than anyone has time to take in.”

If things play out as they did in 2004, Benton sees the world of podcasting becoming increasingly professionalized and podcast producers growing in stature and size. By and large, Benton believes this will be a net positive for listeners. That said, the podcasting landscape will shift: Audio quality will go up, but many quirky podcasts may go by the wayside.

With Thanksgiving coming up, you may be in need of some additional material for your travels. If so, don’t miss last week’s edition of Essential Listening and check out some new podcasts I think are worth listening to this week — or any other:

Feel free to leave a comment with podcasts other Enterprising Investor readers might enjoy. I may highlight your suggestion in the next edition of this podcast series.

You can read more from Tadas Viskanta on his blog Abnormal Returns or follow him on Twitter @abnormalreturns.

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About the Author(s)
Tadas Viskanta

Tadas Viskanta is the founder and editor of Abnormal Returns. He is also the author of Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere, which culls lessons learned from his time blogging.

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