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Given the popularity of the Essentia reading list, we’ve compiled a list of our 10 favorite podcasts for your listening pleasure. Have we missed one that you’d recommend to other thoughtful investors? Let us know and we’ll include it in our next update!

New to podcasting? 

Apple added podcasts to the iTunes store back in 2005, but there’s recently been an explosion in the number of high quality podcasts, across a wide range of subjects.

Podcasts are the perfect way to turn your commute, walk or quiet moment into an easy, low-effort opportunity for learning, new ideas, reflection, and entertainment. Many podcasts include interviews with interesting authors you may not be aware of, and Audible and Kindle are only a couple of clicks away. 

Listen to a podcast in your browser by clicking the links provided.
Or, to download podcasts to your phone for mobile listening, see the quick podcast primer at the bottom of this page.

1. Freakonomics radio
30- 50 minutes per episode

Inspired by the books of the same name and hosted by journalist Stephen Dubner, with economist Steven Levitt as a regular guest. Explores the “the hidden side of everything”, usually with a behavioral science angle. Prepare to be enlightened!

2. How I Built This
30-50 minutes 

Excellent interviews with entrepreneurs who have built products and services that we’ve come to know and love. Rather than them basking in their own brilliance, the interviewees reveal the often painful and rocky roads to success, with insights and lessons learned along the way.