Are you podcasting?
All of the cool kids are listening to podcasts these days. And by kids, I mean the faculty and staff of West Virginia University’s John Chambers College of Business and Economics.
But we're not the only ones.
It seems like everyone can name a podcast they subscribe to. In fact, according to Edison Research, 51 percent of the U.S. population have listened to a podcast and the top five genres are society and culture, business, comedy, news and politics, and health.
No matter why we listen, whether it's to stay informed about current events, gain an education, improve wellbeing, get motivated or to simply have fun, podcasts are a popular (and free) medium.
We asked a few individuals at our College what they listen to, so we can get to know who they are behind the earbuds. Take a closer look at what’s in their podcast library and why. You may find yourself a new favorite.
Graham Peace – Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Undergraduate Programs, and Associate Professor, Management Information Systems
The A to Z of David Bowie: "I am a HUGE David Bowie fan! This is an escape from day-to-day work and a deeper dive into his music, which I enjoy greatly. They don’t play his music - this is discussion about the man and his art."
Heather Richardson – Assistant Dean of Communications
Next Question with Katie Couric and Household Name: "I’ve been a news buff since I was a little girl, and I loved watching Katie on the Today Show. She brings the same blend of curiosity, compassion and fearlessness to her podcast interviews that made her iconic in network news. The other podcast tells a story behind every brand – and how many of these stories have shaped our culture in ways we haven’t realized."
Chris Morlock – College Recruitment Specialist
The Pat McAfee Show: "A mix of humor and insight. The one I listen to on behalf of WVU is the IMC program’s podcast. Between work and online classes, I rarely have time to watch TV shows or read books."
American History Tellers: "I enjoy this podcast because it provides an immersive, dramatized account of historical events in a serialized manner. It manages to go into detail without being tedious. I certainly learn something new each time I listen."
MacBreak Weekly: "It’s within a group of tech podcasts called This Week in Tech (TWiT), a podcast network founded by technology broadcaster Leo Laporte. It showcases the latest Apple news and views from the top names in Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPad journalism."
Positively West Virginia: "It's a great podcast about businesses and business leaders with positive connections to West Virginia."
Ajay Aluri – Associate Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management; Founding Director of the Hospitality Innovation and Technology (HIT) Lab
American Innovations: "The podcast focuses on “stories of the scientists, engineers, and ordinary people behind the greatest discoveries of the past century. It teaches you how ordinary people have transformed the world we live in today. It inspires you to “think outside the box” when dealing with everyday problems and things we take for granted."
Jack Dorminey – MBA Coordinator and Associate Professor of Accounting
Bloomberg Podcasts, currently Stephanomics with Stephanie Flanders: "My rationale for listening to this source is that it is always current and always informative. It is generally neutral with regard to political winds and is focused on the business of business.
Here are a few podcasts we recommend for staying energized and staying inspired while working from home:wvuchambers!