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20 January 2016

Essential Listening: The Value of Resilience

One of the reasons why we do this weekly post is that it is not easy to sort through the avalanche of new and interesting podcasts. Mikaela Lefrak, at the New Republic, highlights the surge in new podcasts as one of the trends to watch in 2016. With the deluge of new shows, it becomes more difficult to zero in on those that are worthy of your time. Other trends, Lefrak observes, include the mainstreaming of the medium and the step up in advertising that accompanies the form’s increasing prominence.

As the podcast becomes more popular, the university crowd is increasingly embracing it. Carter Barrett, for USA Today, notes how college students are taking up podcasting as a means of self-expression. Podcasting, in a sense, is a perfect way of reflecting on issues that matter to young adults. Not to be left out, university professors are taking to the virtual airwaves as well. Todd Landman, in The Guardian, writes about how academics have been slow to embrace podcasting, but those who have found it a useful way of reaching a wider audience for “big ideas.”

What’s great about doing this post every week is that there is never a shortage of material from previous weeks’ editions of Essential Listening. As usual, this installment features a diverse group of selections to make your commute a little smarter.

Feel free to leave a comment or to recommend other podcasts Enterprising Investor readers and 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.

1 thought on “Essential Listening: The Value of Resilience”

  1. Thanks for The Art of Charm shout-out in the post 🙂

    -Jordan

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