December 26, 2017

2017 Year End Podcast List

You haven't heard a fresh episode of A New Thing for a few weeks. Sorry about that but I am working on some great episodes for 2018 that I'm excited to share with you. I started A New Thing out of my love of listening to podcasts. So, I thought I'd share with you my favorite podcast discoveries in 2017.


1) Up First: This has been disturbing year when it comes to the news. I curbed my news consumption in an attempt to ensure that this didn't control my day. Up First became my go-to for getting the headlines objectively. I listen to it most mornings.

If you enjoy A New Thing then you might dig the next few on my list!

2) How I Built This: If you've listened to TED Radio Hour (or Wow in the World–one my youngest son's favorites) then you're familiar with Guy Raz. On this podcast, Raz interviews starters, individuals who have created all sorts of businesses.

3) New Churches Q and A: Daniel Im (and others) answer call in questions from church planters across North America. I appreciate Daniel's gracious and practical engagement of unsung leaders doing their best to start new communities.

4) The Pitch: On The Pitch, entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to a panel of potential investors. If you want to learn how to present the new thing you're starting and all sorts of start up principles this is a great podcast to listen to.

5) Masters of Scale: Co-founder of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman, profiles a variety of tech leaders and does an incredible job of analyzing the skills, values and conditions that have allowed them to scale their business from the ground up. Like The Pitch, this is a great education for starters.

6) The Gary Vee Audio Experience: Gary Vaynerchuk is an unvarnished, high-energy entrepreneur that is documenting his public life; pushing out short rants, speeches, interviews and conversations across social media. His endurance is astounding and inspiring.

7) Holy Family Podcast: If you listened to A New Thing episodes with Jacob Breeze and Lanecia Rouse Tinsley then you've heard of Holy Family, a church plant here in Houston. Jacob and his co-host Luke Brawner have a regular conversation about Christian liturgy in a way that I find so refreshing!

8) Ear Hustle: I mentioned a while ago that I visited prison for the first time this year. It was a profound experience that opened my eyes to the realities of the lives of inmates. Ear Hustle gives us a glance of the lives of the incarcerated is like.

9) Uncivil: History is most often written by the singular perspective of winners. It is only one perspective and never the entire story. On Uncivil, co-hosts Chenjerai Kumanyika and Jack Hitt take a different look at history of the U.S., providing a different–and needed, perspective on the history of being black in America.

10) Broken Record: Rick Rubin and Malcolm Gladwell get together to put out a podcast? You know that's gotta be good! Only one episode was released in 2017. This one episode, in which the two interview Eminem, was fantastic. Hoping for more in 2018.

Previous podcast posts: Check out my podcast A New Thing, my Podcast Fridays series and here's my 2014 podcast favorites.

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