Another little gem of a podcast

By: Richard Michie

I have an obsession with Roman Mars’ 99% Invisible podcast. This perfectly crafted gem is now weekly and is well worth downloading from the podcast provider of your choice. I use iTunes (clearly I’m not paid to say that at all). 

Radiotopia – Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything.

99% Invisible is now part of Radiotopia, amazing name and amazing vocal ident that gets right in your head (radio tooopiaaaa + dreamy effect and high voice, you have to hear it). Radiotopia is collection of podcast from PRX (Public Radio Exchange) in the states, I’ve started branching out from 99% in search of other gems and this morning I sampled Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything.

A grand title which the show lives up to. The latest program “When your’re lonely, life is very long” took me through a range of emotions on my drive across Leeds. Flash backs to my time living alone in a loft flat in Roundhay, and thoughts on the death of my sister. While all this may sound a bit maudlin for a 26 minute drive on a Monday morning, I can tell you it was anything but. I won’t spoil the show for you, here’s the link so you can immerse yourself in it. 

After this thought popping show I skipped back to the first of Benjamen’s shows – The Cloud, Part one of Three – To learn not just how and why the cloud works (you get which cloud I mean, don’t you) but the environmental effect through the use of Rare Earths, like Neodymium, which are in pretty much every electronic device in the world and are mined almost exclusively in China.

If you’ve read my previous post on – 8 Podcasts which will make your drive so much better – then lets make it 9.

You may also like…

Have you had yours?

Have you had yours?

Join our webinar with Richard Michie and Gareth Turner Friday 22 July from 12pm Find out the story behind Weetabix’s 2 billion impressions viral tweet “Beenz on Bix” and how, as part of a bigger plan, Weetabix increased their sales from £8.7m (6%) to £153.3m over the...

How Businesses Use Social Media

How Businesses Use Social Media

There’s a common saying in this day and age - “If you don’t have social media, you don’t exist.” It sounds dramatic, but it’s true. What’s more, when we’re discussing one of the biggest and most effective ways to advertise your business, products, and yourself in...

Planning a marketing campaign

Planning a marketing campaign

Planning a marketing campaign is, let's be honest, the dullest part of marketing. Marketers are creative people and they want to get stuck into the exciting parts, copywriting, designing graphics, carrying out research, posting to social media, and all the other cool...

YouTube Marketing Explained

YouTube Marketing Explained

For this YouTube Marketing Explained webinar, we're joined by Greg Preece content creator and YouTube specialist. YouTube is the second-largest search engine in the world, and as it is part of Google it is a crucial element of any marketing strategy. Video is now a...

Marketing Rule of Thirds Webinar

Marketing Rule of Thirds Webinar

People love three choices, there’s something in the human psyche that loves threes. And marketing is no different. On this interactive webinar, which we ran with Ioana Jago of Iventum, our CEO Richard Michie and Ioana discussed their three rules of marketing and how...

The art of headline writing

The art of headline writing

Writing a headline is one of the most important skills you can have. It’s also one of the hardest to master. A great headline will give your reader just the right amount of interest and intrigue to read all your carefully crafted copy. If the headline doesn’t grab...

Marketing Executive Role

Marketing Executive Role

Are you looking for a Marketing Executive role in a fast-growing marketing agency? Then this is the ideal opportunity for you to grow your career. You'll work across a wide range of clients offing a range of marketing services including Marketing Consultation, Social...

Love is in the air!

Love is in the air!

Valentine’s day is a topic loved and loathed by people in equal measure, but no matter if you're a big soppy romantic, or think Valentine's day is a silly hallmark holiday, it has always been a big date on the marketing calendar. For us marketing professionals, this...

White label marketing agency support

White label marketing agency support

We’d love to be able to tell you about all the great digital marketing projects we’ve done, we tell you about lots of them in our marketing case studies, but there are some we're unable to discuss. That’s because they are for other marketing agencies Other agencies...