Essential podcasts: Top 6 of the GSR team
As major consumers of podcasts, our team thought it was finally time to share our favorites of the moment, but also share the podcasts that have marked us. Before presenting our top 6, we wanted to know the reasons for the growing popularity of this type of entertainment. We found 5 major points explaining this success:
1. A short screen break!
Who has never developed tiredness after a long exposure in front of a screen? It's inevitable, cell phones and computers are omnipresent in our lives. We are also seeing an increased number of people around us who decide to make a little device detox. Whether you listen to your podcasts at work or in the car, it gives you a rest from the numerous screens on which we often spend a lot of time.
2. Did you use all your data this month? No problem!
Going on YouTube on the bus is draining your cell phone data? Podcasts have the advantage of being downloaded in advance and therefore do not depend on the WiFi network or data of your cell phone plan. However a regular household is necessary following the many downloads, otherwise, beware of your storage space!
3. When the road is long...
Want to avoid chatting with your Amigo Express passengers? Nothing better on a long trip with strangers than to let someone else talk to you, and potentially more interesting. ;)
The advantage of not having to have your eyes fixed on your screen is to be able to focus your attention on another task. Make the pile of dishes fun while listening to your favorite podcast. Some podcasts, however, require a little more attention than others.
5. And... it's free!
Nothing to add!
At Sub Rosa Group, podcasts are a safe bet. Many of us listen regularly and tell each other about their latest discoveries.
Here is our selection of 6 podcasts, tested and approved by our team:
1. La soirée est encore jeune
This is the favorite podcast of Émilie! It's a Radio-Canada radio program broadcast on Saturdays and Sundays from 5 pm to 7 pm. These 4 hours of podcasts a week pass very quickly. Difficult not to fall in love with this show with squeaky humor combining news, inside jokes and interviews of all kinds! Be careful... you could end up laughing alone on the bus and get some misunderstanding looks.
2. The Heart of it
Justine has become hooked on it. Every week, blogger Estée Lalonde receives a guest and delves into the heart of themes such as feminism, activism, and identity. This is a podcast that is easily listened to and feels like part of a chat with friends. You still have time to listen to the first season before the imminent start of the second.
The first season was released exactly 1 year ago and took over 3 years to complete. Brian Reed tells a story taking place in a small town in Alabama in the South of United States. This podcast, filled with twists and turns, will not cease to amaze you. This is one of the most listened podcast ever on iTunes with a record of 10 million downloads in 4 days. Definitely a team favorite.
4. TED Talks
Who does not know TED Talks? But did you know that a new podcast episode available every day? Olivier simply can't live without it. To listen to free short lectures from experts in their field, this is a must!
5. Section D - Monocle
Lara's favorite is this one. Everything you want to know about the world of design, fashion, and architecture, you find it in this podcast. Whether it's keeping up to date with the latest trends or listening to interviews with designers, this podcast is for you.
From the same producers of S-Town, Serial offers you 2 completely different seasons with really intriguing subjects. You will be immersed in captivating judicial investigations and extremely well mounted. Mégane and Johanny loved it!
To discover: Audible
We will not hide it, with all the entertainment at hand, it's is easy to leave the reading. Many are turning to alternatives to the classic book. Amazon is surfing the wave of popularity of one of these alternatives, audiobooks, and offers tons of books on the Audible app.
Like Netflix, you need to have a monthly subscription, in this case for just $ 14.99. This subscription gives you access to a free audiobook per month. If you want to listen to more than one book a month, you can, at that moment, buy the books that are 30% cheaper than the regular price.