Two things I particularly enjoy are new music, and common sense. And my favourite two podcasts deal with these two areas with aplomb.
Jon Hillcock’s “All Back No Front" is an hour-plus weekly round up of records you almost certainly won’t have heard, and a constant source of things to buy. As I get older, I’m further and further away from the feelings, enthusiasm, and abundance of time that fuelled my early discoveries, but Jon’s podcast always has something new to get excited about. Like the old John Peel shows, there’s usually some earache somewhere in the mix, but it’s good medicine and worth taking.
All Back No Front
I’m ten years out of the corporate workplace next year, and whenever I’m exposed what goes on within, a cold chill grips my heart. Lucy Kellaway's dry, funny columns in the FT beautifully debunk this maddening, topsy-turvy thinking, while offering reassuring solutions and the tantalising feeling that maybe we'll all be all right. Her five-minute podcasts of those columns are about as good as business writing gets.
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