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30 December 2015

Essential Listening: Insider Trading

Posted In: Weekend Reads

One of the challenges of curating podcasts is that it is more difficult to sample a podcast than it is a blog post or article. That is why podcast recommendations from trusted sources are so valuable. Not surprisingly, the end of the year is a popular time to compile these types of lists.

There is a difference between recommending a podcast installment and a podcast series itself. The folks at The Atlantic recently published a post highlighting “The 50 Best Podcast Episodes of 2015.” You will find an eclectic mix of material from stalwarts like This American Life and Fresh Air, among others. Another way to expand your podcasting consumption is to find some that are similar to those you already enjoy. Melissa Locker at Fast Company has a number of recommendations: For everyone who is a fan of Marc Maron‘s podcast, she suggests Aisha Tyler’s.

Not only do podcasts vary in their target audience and style, they also differ (widely) in their audio quality. James Altucher and Stephen Dubner in their Question of the Day podcast try to explain why there are such wide discrepancies. The reason is, in part, that producing high-quality audio is both time consuming and expensive.

For another week, we are finance-light, so feel free to check out previous weeks’ editions of Essential Listening. Let’s move on to a new list of podcasts to finish out the year that will make your next workout or commute more enjoyable.

Feel free to leave a comment with other podcasts Enterprising Investor readers/listeners might enjoy. I may highlight your suggestion in this ongoing series on the world of podcasting.

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.

2 thoughts on “Essential Listening: Insider Trading”

  1. Girl On Guy is by Aisha Tyler, not Taylor.

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