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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#22 of The Last 7 Days (03.08 – 09.08)

With another Sunday, here’s the twenty-second 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. The Netflix ‘ta-dum’ sound was almost a goat — here’s why it isn’t and how it was created.

    Read here.
  2. Getting to know the man who snubs social media – the lesser known Sebastian Vettel

    Read here.
  3. Don’t Let Perfection Be the Enemy of Productivity.

    Read more here.
  4. How the Pandemic Might Be Hurting Your Eyes?

    Check it out here.
  5. Meet the Guy Who Invented Tazos and Gave Meaning to School Lunchtimes

    Read 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. Our Last Week with Anuvab and Kunaal – I love this podcast, discovered it this week and already my favourite!

    Check it out here.
  2. Vineet Kanabar talks to Pranay Manchanda about experimenting with different formats of web-series, on creativity in the lockdown, and what the future of theatre and acting might hold, on the Story Tellers and Story Sellers podcast.

    Listen here.
  3. No New Notifications from Kanan and Manek, where Kanan Gill and Manek D’silva talk about the ‘least important topics in the world’, packed with a lot of interesting stuff.

    Listen to it here.
  4. Let’s Do Shots, a podcast by Mad Over Marketingcovering a lot of wonderful marketing and advertising stories

    Listen here.
  5. The Blockchain Tribe, a conversation style podcast where the hosts talk anything and everything about blockchain – Listen to it 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. How Information Overload can destroy your mind?

    Watch here.
  2. Tanmay Bhat talks to Gaurav Kapur about cricket, films, finance and everything in between on his podcast, ‘Honestly by Tanmay Bhat’

    Check it out here.
  3. The revival of Jet Airways?

    Watch it here.
  4. Samskara, an award-winning short film, starring Namit Das, Naman Jain

    Check it out here.
  5. Water, coffee, orange juice or milk, which one is the best hydrater?

    Watch 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.