My favourite podcasts of 2020

Podcasting is on the rise, so much so, that there are over two million podcasts on a platform, let’s say Spotify.

With its own advantages and disadvantages, when compared to text and video, one cannot deny that podcasts are just something else, with the type of content that can be heard, or the amount of depth it allows, or even the guests that speak, podcasting allowed all of that.

As of writing this post, I have heard over 17,000 minutes of podcast episodes in 2020 and with count, I’m now following a 103 podcasts on my primary listening platform, Spotify.

Having heard in this depth and discovering the podcasts, new and old, experimenting with some and getting addicted with some, I thought why not share, my top 5 podcasts of 2020.

These podcasts are not focused on value addition alone, but a mixture of everything – fun, entertaining, educational, insightful – every podcast is its own.

A. Our Last Week with Anuvab and Kunaal

– Hosted by Anuvab Pal and Kunaal Roy Kapur, there is no right or wrong way to describe this podcast, but its one of the funniest things you can listen to.

Check it out here.

B. SmartLess

– “SmartLess” with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett is a podcast that connects and unites people from all walks of life to learn about shared experiences through thoughtful dialogue and organic hilarity. A nice surprise: in each episode of SmartLess, one of the hosts reveals his mystery guest to the other two. What ensues is a genuinely improvised and authentic conversation filled with laughter and newfound knowledge to feed the SmartLess mind.

Check it out here.

C. Sway

– “Sway” is a new interview show hosted by Kara Swisher, “Silicon Valley’s most feared and well liked journalist.” Now taking on Washington, Hollywood and the world, Kara investigates power: who has it, who’s been denied it, and who dares to defy it.

Check it out here.

D. On Purpose with Jay Shetty

– On Purpose podcast brings fascinating conversations with some of the most insightful people in the world.

Check it out here.

E. Advertising is Dead

– Each week, host Varun Duggirala discusses the changes and developments in the business of advertising, branding, content, media and a whole range of issues that exist within the industry.

Check it out here.


*Special Mentions*

Snacks Daily

Happy Sad Confused

Cyrus Says

The Tim Ferriss Show

Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Ask Big Questions


Back to checking out more podcasts and listening to them. If you’ve got a suggestion, do drop them in the comments below.


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#37 of The Last 7 Days (16.11 – 22.11)

With another Sunday, here’s the thirty-seventh edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.

What To Read:

  1. When Ryan Reynolds Buys a Soccer Team, Dollars Await

    Read more here.
  2. The Pandemic Is Making Us All Suckers for Nostalgia

    Read here.
  3. Social-media innovation is dead

    Read more about this here.
  4. Jack Dorsey says social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook can be addictive

    Read here.
  5. Nielsen will be rolling out a cookieless identity resolution system next year

    Read about this here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. New Podcast Alert! Bill Gates and Rashida Jones are hosting it and it’s called, ‘Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Ask Big Questions

    Check it out here.
  2. On No Filter with Neha, Pankaj Tripathi talks about his life with his family, the choices he’s made in his career, and more.

    Listen to it on Jio Saavn here.
  3. Daniel Ricciardo joins the Armchair Expert to discuss getting into racing when he was 9 years old, how he stays fit during the race season, how he finds enjoyment before a race and just how important the first 45 seconds of a race is.

    Listen to it here.
  4. Chamath Palihapitiya joins Kara Swisher on the Sway podcast and talks about the powers of a tech billionaire.

    Listen here.
  5. How to remember anything? Listen to it on WorkLife with Adam Grant here.

BONUS: Have you checked out my podcast yet? ‘Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast‘ Check it out at – Spotify|| Apple Podcasts || Breaker|| JioSaavn || PocketCasts || Google Podcasts

What To Watch:

  1. Pratik Gandhi and Jaideep Ahlawat chat on Film Companion’s Meeting Ground, on their so-called ‘overnight success’, the challenge to break into the scene and what it was like to finally taste mainstream success.

    Watch here.
  2. Wim Hof on the simple method to improve your focus, strength, and confidence, on ‘On Purpose with Jay Shetty

    Check it out here.
  3. In the aftermath of his historic seventh world championship win, Lewis Hamilton talks about the 2020 season, equalling Michael Schumacher’s record, his plans for the future and much more.

    Watch this here.
  4. The former president, Barack Obama, in the 2020 60 Minutes interview, shares the advice he would give President Trump, his thoughts on the killing of George Floyd, and what’s behind the divisions in Washington and across the U.S.

    Check it out here.
  5. Spam, a short film by Karan Bhatt, starring Bhamini Oza Gandhi and Pratik Gandhi

    Watch it here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.

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