I really like listening to podcasts. The only thing I hate about them is that I can’t really scan podcasts the way I scan blog posts in my news feed. Usually, I need 40 to 50 minutes of uninterrupted time to listen to a full episode.
Most people (at least according to my little survey on Twitter) find time for podcasts while commuting to work. Well, I work from home, and my daily commute is less than five minutes.
With this short of a commute, I only have about five to six hours when I can listen to podcasts in a typical week — mostly when I jog or take long strolls with my baby son (when and if he falls asleep!). This forces me to limit the number of podcasts I subscribe to and put more thought into which ones will make the cut.
I currently follow only five podcasts related to remote work, and I’d like to share the list with you:
The Remote Show
The Remote Show
This is one of my all-time favorite podcasts. The Remote Show features interviews with remote work thought leaders. It’s professionally done, and they always have great guests.
What I like the most about Collaboration Superpowers is the practicality of the topics they discuss. Each of their episodes is focused on a specific topic related to remote work and is packed with actionable insights.
Matt is the founder of Automattic, the company behind WordPress and Tumblr, which (before acquiring Tumblr) was a fully distributed company, employing over 1,200 people all over the world. Matt’s podcast offers interviews and thought leadership, covering a broad range of topics — from tactics on how to operate as a fully-remote company all the way to brain drain in rural areas and commentary on regulatory issues related to remote work.
Yonder offers a wealth of resources on remote work in the form of articles and podcast episodes. They interview thought leaders about various aspects of working with remote teams and offer lots of valuable advice.
Running Remote is the world's largest remote work conference. Episodes of their podcast feature interviews with founders and leaders of remote companies. Many of their guests share deep insights into how their companies operate, and I find it very inspirational.
Are there any other podcasts on remote work that I should have included in this list? Feel free to add links to your favorite podcasts in the comments section below.