PR's top 10 favourite podcasts for summer 2022

Summer, when it's too hot to move and you don't want to be far away from the icy blast of the AC and a swig of chilled mango shake.

If you do manage some downtime this summer, do check out what PR professionals are listening to right now.

1) Using Data for Sustainability

An engaging podcast on the Economic Times by Varun Aggarwal.

What's it about: Since the dawn of the Covid pandemic, sustainability has been the talk of the town. How can they really kick-start their sustainability journey, and what role can data play in this. Agarwal interviews leading data experts to glean insights into this.

Where to listen:
At the ET-CIO portal.

Recommended by: Kunjan Ahluwalia, account executive Zeno.

Extra: Aggarwal has in June moved the role of APAC News Editor- Foundry.

2) ‘The Power of your subconscious Mind’ by Weird Hummingbird.

Where to Listen: Apple/Spotify

Recommended by: Tanya Swetta, co-founder and CEO, 1d8 media Solutions

3) 'Hindsight' by AlJazeera.

What's it about: In the words of the podcast it's about, "History’s famous and infamous. You’ve heard of them. Now it’s time you hear from them.

Extra, Extra: Narrated by Charles Dance (aka Tywin Lannister from the Games of Thrones).

Where to hear: Spotify/Apple/Google

Recommended by: Suheil Merchant, senior corporate communications professional. He says, "I highly recommend 'Hindsight' to all those who are interested to know about famous personalities from the political, artist, and other backgrounds."

4) Advertising is dead by Varun Duggirala

What's it about: Each week, host Varun (co-founder and content chief) at The Glitch discussed the changes and developments in the business of advertising, branding, content, media and a whole range of issues that exist within the industry.

Where to hear: IVM Podcasts and JioSavvn

Recommended by: Michelle Rocha, content specialist. In here words the podcast is a must-listen because "It's not just for ad folks. Binge-listening 🎧!:

5) Social Media Marketing Podcast by Michael Stelzner

What's it about: In the words of Nidhi Acharya, social media lead at Medtronic ,"It is a great weekly podcast series covering everything social- campaigns, new algorithm updates, trends , content marketing strategy!"

Where to hear: Spotify/Apple

6) 100x Entrepreneur by .

With the PR business being high on entrepreneurship ( India is a rare PR market where the homegrown firm Adfactors PR, and not the India office of an international communication group is the country's leading firm.), it's not surprising that a podcast on entrepreneurship is a favourite.

What's it about: 100x Entrepreneur is a podcast series hosted by Siddhartha Ahluwalia, a 2x founder and VC & Startup Business Development Manager, South at Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Where to hear: Spotify/YouTube

Recommended by: Sanya Bajaj, CEO and founder at Column Inches. She says, "Great insights on the startup ecosystem."

7) Land of the Giants on Apple Podcasts.

Recommended by: Tech communication specialist Mehak Chawla. She terms it a, "Very insightful podcast on the transformation that Big Tech is ushering, and how."

Where to hear: Apple podcasts

8) Not Lost and Travel Tales

What's it about: The joys of travel. Word!

Where: Apple Podcasts

Recommended by: Amit Misra, CEO, South and South -East Asia at MSL

Where: YouTube

9) The Seen and the Unseen with Amit Varma

What's it about: Public policies -- indeed, all actions by humans -- have two kinds of effects: the effects that are intended, and visible; and unintended consequences, which are invisible. The Seen and the Unseen is a podcast that aims to examine both the seen and the unseen effects of our actions.

Where: Spotify/Podcast Website

Recommended by: Romi Rajendran, Chennai based communicator and Manjira Sharma, head of communications and CSR at a pharma firm.

10) Masters of Scale by Reid Hoffman

What's it about: Tech royalty share their insights

Where: Spotify

Recommended by: Manish Trivedi, Senior Account Executive -SPAG

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