Here is a list of things that I watched/listened to/read this past week:
Minimalism: A Film About the Important Things – I discovered the Minimalist podcast (below) and they mentioned their documentary on Netflix so I checked it out. Not too bad but not amazing. My favorite quote (which is sort of their mantra): “Love people and use things because the opposite never works.”
I have a few in various stages but didn’t finish any this past week.
The Minimalists #42 – Creating – “In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua & Ryan talk about creativity, craft, passion, and different types of creative work.” Meh, not amazing.
Horizon Line – Smokejumper – A GREAT podcast from Atlas Obscura. There are only 4 episodes right now but I’m hoping that they’ll keep it going. This episode tells the story of legendary smokejumper Rod Dow. My favorite episode is #3 “The Mountaineer” which tells the story of Tenzing Norgay, the sherpa that summited everest with Edmund HIllary.
TED Radio Hour:
Branding over Brain – “Brands help us assign value to almost everything we buy. But is there a way to know the difference between real and created value? In this episode, TED speakers explore the seductive power of brands.” – This one is pretty good. A must listen for entrepreneurs or marketers.
Believers and Doubters – “In this hour, TED speakers offer perspectives on belief from all ends of the spectrum, from atheists to the devout.” – Meh, ok.
Radio Lab – Lose Lose – “No matter what sport you play, the object of the game is to win. And that’s hard enough to do. But we found a match where four top athletes had to do the opposite in one of the most high profile matches of their careers….” Pretty interesting.
I’m not sure how it’s taken me this long to discover this podcast. Guy Raz talks to founders of different companies who tell their stories. I listened to the following two episodes. They’re great!
Any recommendations? Let me know in the comments.