Every year, I ask around the Polymorph Slack rooms and the halls of our HQ in Stellenbosch to ask my fellow Polymorphers; what are you reading, watching and listening to. My podcast list for the festive season and New Year is usually built around this.
This year, I am dividing it into three posts so I can switch between what I feel like doing; reading, listening, watching. This is the second list I am sharing. Please add your recommendations in the comments.
Wow in the World
“Tinkercast’s mission is to create a media movement that leads curious kids away from their screens, sparks their sense of wonder, ignites their creativity and engages them in this moment and the future that belongs to them.”
“He’s been called a lot of things, but no one says that Dan Carlin is boring. His two long-running podcasts are among the most popular in the world. Part storyteller, part analyst, Carlin has mastered the art of looking at subjects from multiple angles and dissecting and thinking about them in original ways.”
“One of tech’s most prominent journalists, Kara Swisher is known for her insightful reporting and straight-shooting style. Listen in as she hosts hard-hitting interviews about the week in tech with influential business leaders and outspoken personalities from media, politics and more.”
You are not so smart
“You Are Not So Smart is a blog I started to explore self delusion. Like lots of people, I used to forward sensational news stories without skepticism and think I was a smarty pants just because I did a little internet research. I didn’t know about confirmation bias and self-enhancing fallacies, and once I did, I felt very, very stupid. I still feel that way, but now I can make you feel that way too.”
“A safe space for nerding out about all the things you’re watching, reading, listening to and encountering in real life.”
80 000 Hours
“We started 80,000 Hours because we couldn’t find any sources of advice on how to do good with our own working lives. Since 2011, we’ve been on a mission to figure out how best to choose a career with high social impact.”
Bill Bryson’s Appliance of Science
“In the brand-new Audible Original Premium Podcast, Sunday Times best-selling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson, teams up with The Science Museum to celebrate the ideas and inventions of the incurably curious. “
“It feels like emotions just come at us, and there is nothing we can do. But we might have it backwards. We look at an unusual legal case and examine a provocative new theory about emotions.
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