EQ's top podcasts
Podcasts are the perfect accompaniment for everyday tasks, from cooking to hitting the gym or even transforming mind-numbing traffic on the way home to your favourite time of day.
Here’s Equilibrium’s top five podcasts, some work-related and some just for fun to keep your brain engaged.
1. Eat sleep work repeat
Host: Bruce Daisley, European Vice President of Twitter
What will I learn? How to live your best work-life
Overview: Eat sleep work repeat is the UK’s number one business podcast. Each week Bruce Daisley speaks to scientists and experts about a wide variety of topics relating to making the most of work-life, such as mental health, creating a great culture and unlocking creativity.
2. The science of happiness
Host: Dacher Keltner, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Berkley Social Interaction Lab
What will I learn? What happiness is and how to achieve it
Overview: A co-production by the Greater Good Science Centre and PRI (Public Radio International), this podcast explores the wealth of scientific research on happiness and strategies to achieve a more meaningful and happier life.
3. Freakonomics radio
Host: Stephen J. Dubner, award-winning Author and Journalist
What will I learn? In-depth research on a huge variety of topics to expand your knowledge
Overview: Freakonomics radio explores “the hidden side of everything”, from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything. This podcast will enlighten you to the things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do).
4. No such thing as a fish
Hosts: Dan, Anna, Andy and James, the Researchers behind the BBC Two show, QI
What will I learn? Random, useless facts that everyone needs in their life
Overview: Winston Churchill looks grumpy on the £5 note because the photographer who took the picture had just removed his cigar – that’s the type of fact you’ll come across on this podcast. Each week the hosts present the best fact they learnt over the last week and discuss the story behind it.
Host: Adam Grant, Organisational Psychologist
What will I learn? How to love your work-life
Overview: Adam Grant speaks to professionals from various fields to delve into “the science of making work not suck”. Lessons include how to love criticism and harnessing the power of frustration. This podcast is sure to change the way you see your job.