Podcast Highlights, February 2017

 

You can check out some podcast recommendations on Concentricity FM to see some shows worth subscribing to, but to supplement that, here are some notable episodes I've listened to in February 2017.

HOW I BUILT THIS

Southwest Airlines: Herb Kelleher  |  11.21.16  |  Website  |  Overcast
This is the newest podcast I've been listening to - it explores the stories of people who create well known businesses, products, etc. Herb Kelleher, founder of Southwest Airlines, is delightful to listen to and his story should interest anyone who like air travel or stories of committed entrepreneurs.


Cultivated

Latifah Phillips  |  01.10.17  |  Website  |  Overcast
Latifah's story about double dates with Saudi royalty will probably have you guffawing in semi-disbelief.


PLANET MONEY

Episode 752 - Eagles vs. Chickens  |  02.03.17  |  Website  |  Overcast
Another excellent and fascinating episode from NPR's Planet Money. I found the idea of the chickens being picked off by the eagles to be funnier than it probably is.

Episode 756 - The Bees Go To California  |  02.24.17  |  Website  |  Overcast
I can't be alone in being intrigued by the whole bee situation. We're always hearing about how declining bee populations will spell disaster for everything. This episode looks at one facet of why bees are so important and how complicated the bee-affected-ecosystem can be. Also great for almond-lovers.


The Way I heard It with Mike Rowe

Episode 42 - A Standing Ovation  |  02.14.17  |  Website  |  Overcast
This is the second time I've heard / learned about this story (which I won't describe so as to preserve the surprise in this episode!) this month. The first was in an excellent episode of Futility Closet (see below).


Futility Closet

Episode 138 - Life in a Cupboard  |  01.23.17  |  Website  |  Overcast
In addition to connecting to the episode of "The Way I Heard It", the story of Irishman Patrick Fowler, who spent most of World War I hiding in the cabinet of a sympathetic family in German-occupied France, is absolutely fascinating.

 
PodcastsKarl Magnuson