Tune in: The best podcasts to listen to: Part 2

December 23, 2019

The second part of our list of the best podcasts you can tune in to

Last week, we curated the first part of the list of great podcasts that we, at NewCampus, personally love listening to. Ranging from design to science and technology, these podcasts help us question and explore the world in new ways. And this helps hone the lifelong learners within us. 

This week, we continue with our recommendations to give you an exhaustive long-list of podcasts that can help you continue your learning experience anywhere and everywhere.

Here goes! 


Hi-Phi Nation

Hosted by Barry Lam, this podcast from Slate is all about philosophy explored through engaging storytelling, investigative journalism and sound design. With three seasons in his kitty, Lam dons a non-academic and philosophical perspective to study current affairs “to extract big ideas, unquestioned assumptions, and unexamined conflicts in those stories.” 

Rationally Speaking

If you are a skeptic, this one is right up your alley! The official podcast of the New York City Skeptics hosted by Julia Galef and co-created with Massimo Pigliucci, each episode focusses on a specific topic and hosts guests to navigate the dichotomy of “reason and nonsense, likely and unlikely, science and pseudoscience.” 

Science, the universe and everything in between

StarTalk Radio

Hosted by none other than renowned astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director, Neil deGrasse Tyson himself, this fun and engaging podcast combines science, pop culture and comedy. What an incredible combination, eh? With a guest list that will make your jaw drop, Tyson discusses engrossing subjects like extraterrestrial life, space travel and breaking news from the universe. 

TED Radio Hour 

One of the most popular podcasts of all time, TED Radio hour, hosted by Guy Raz takes us on “a journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create.” Raz curates 3-4 TED talks this show had a 7-year-long run and broadcast its final episode on December 20, 2019. 

Recode series

This series of exceptional podcasts –Reset, Recode Decode, Pivot, Recode Media and Land of the Giants– help us navigate the changes inflicted by technology and how it shapes the world, helping us to better prepare for our future. Tune in to feast on thought-provoking discussions and conversations with the best minds from across the world.

History, politics and the world around us

Hardcore History

History buffs regale this as the best podcast on the subject. A long-form podcast (some episodes are 3 hours long!), host Dan Carlin shares historical information and questions our past to help us understand the present better. With a memorable voice and incomparable storytelling skills, this podcast is a great mix of entertainment and education. 


A part of Vox podcasts, Worldly shares one nugget of information about the world that will help you process it better. Focusing on current world affairs, upheavals, status quos and more, the podcast lends context through discussions between Vox senior writer Zack Beauchamp, senior foreign editor Jennifer Williams, and staff defense writer Alex Ward to remove our confusion and help guide our day-to-day lives better.

The Ezra Klein Show

Yet another feather in Vox’s cap, host Ezra Klein helps you take a peek inside the minds of headliners from the politics and media business. Through intense conversations Klein explores “hard problems, big ideas, illuminating theories, and cutting-edge research,” giving us insights into the perspectives and processes of a diverse bunch of thought leaders including Hasan Minaj, Hillary Clintona, Arianna Huffington, Michael Pollan, Trevor Noah, et al.

Talks at Google

Bringing together “all of the world’s most influential thinkers, creators, makers and doers in the same room”, Talks at Google explores art, culture, science, technologu, history, politics, health, economics, food, entertainment, environment, fitness and sports, business and entrepreneurship and leadership amongst other topics. “Capturing the popular and intellectual zeitgeist of the day,” this speaker series, started in 2006, is hosted across global Google campuses and uploaded on YouTube and other podcast networks to make them universally accessible and useful.


Hosted by Seth Godin, this podcast’s quirky name is derived from an ancient word denoting the bend in the river or the bend in an archer’s bow. Taking a cue from its name, the episodes delve into our culture and how we can redefine it, bending it so to speak to bring about change and possibility.


Analyse Asia 

A weekly podcast hosted by Bernard Leong, each episode features a thought leader discussing the changing nature of business, media, technology and more in the Asian landscape. Sharing interesting stories, trends and happenings from this part of the world, this podcast is a great treat for those working in or interested in exploring the pulse of the Asian market.  

Masters of Scale 

This podcast is hosted by cofounder of LinkedIn and Investor at Greylock, Reid Hoffman, where he connects with the top brass of the business and finance world to understand one question – how do successful businesses scale. Diving into stories and strategies, this is an engrossing podcast and a must-listen for business enthusiasts and startup founders.

Go figure

 Hosted by Hosted by Nadiem Makarim, CEO of GO-JEK the popular ride-sharing app, the podcast discusses “the inner workings of tech companies." Connecting with industry and in-house leaders, Makarim showcases the true face of business problems and how companies tackle them. 

The Breakout Growth Podcast

Connecting with various CEOs and business leaders, host and author Sean Ellis takes a hard look at the world’s fastest growing companies. Tracing their journey, growth, mission, product/market fit, team structure and leadership, Ellis uncovers how businesses grow. 

To check out Part 1 of the podcast recommendations, head here.


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