I've been quite preoccupied with an audiobook this month - Seveneves by Neal Stephenson - which I will finish by the end of this week. I found it through the Still Untitled Podcast with Adam Savage of Mythbusters fame. Overall, I am really enjoying the book, though I have some qualms with the first narrator and some of her accents and voices. There are also stretches of the book where it is just way too drawn out in unnecessary detail. But the story itself is very interesting and thought provoking. Depending on how it ends, I may consider picking up another one of Neal Stephenson's books called Snow Crash, which was recommended by CGP Grey on the most recent Hello Internet podcast's Audible ad. Anyway, here are my recommendations for podcast episodes this month:
The Twenty Minute VC #65: Brad Feld
I had the pleasure of meeting Harry Stebbings this week, who is the creator and host of 20 Minute VC. A great guy and a great podcast series interviewing top venture capital investors all over the world. This one with Brad Feld is great, and I also highly recommend checking out Harry's list of his top 10 episodes.
The Grey Nato #2: Origin Stories
New podcast about watches and adventure. I love watches and I love adventures, so this was an easy one to like. I'm curious how nuanced and deep they will get into the world of watches, which may make this a podcast more for watch enthusiasts than the general public. Either way, I'm a fan already.
Sampler #2: Denzelishness
The latest and greatest from Gimlet Media. When I heard the premise of this podcast, which is sharing samples of their favorite podcasts (a podcast about podcasts), I actually said OH MY GOD out loud because this is an idea I was kicking around for a podcast I'd like to start myself. If it were my podcast, I would have named it Podcastception (Podcast+Inception).
The Tim Ferriss Show: Scorpion
I've never seen the TV show Scorpion, but apparently it's about a real guy. This guy Walter O'Brien with an IQ of 197. He basically is a genius for hire and has a staff of 2,000 other geniuses around the world that provide "Intelligence-on-demand" (uber for genius?) with a tagline "for any funded need." I listened to this with my mouth open in shock the entire time. Craziness.