Favorite English Podcasts

That won’t be a static article, I rather update it once in a while with my latest discoveries and opinion changes.

I’m a big fan of podcasts since 2006 and depending on my routine I listen with more or less frequency, but it’s a habit that I don’t think that will ever die on me. Some recommendations are new to me as well, some as quite old. I hope you enjoy.

The Tim Ferriss Show

It’s basically my #1 podcast and the source of most of my epiphanies. Tim Ferriss is the author of the bestseller  The 4-Hour Workweek which have changed my life. In every episode, he interviews a world-class performer asking the right questions, dissecting pure gold in form of information.

The GaryVee Audio Experience

It’s not his first podcast. By my count, it’s his third. Gary Vaynerchuk is an entrepreneur, bestseller author, public speaker, investor and hustler. He talks about marketing, markets, networking, start-ups always with such motivation.

The College Info Geek

I’ve found Thomas Frank and his website quite recently. His content usually aims college students who wants to get better grades, and the episodes are about reading techniques, study tips and small life tricks. Don’t be fooled, it seems silly and for beginners but it’s actually an awesome source of information for your daily life.

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Vagabonding

First book review would go to one of the most important titles, responsible for changing my life. I’m talking about Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel by Rolf Potts.

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There are countless reviews and articles about this book. But here I’ll stick with what I have learned from it and the changes it triggered in my mind.

Most people see traveling as a vacation time, once a year, going to a beach, staying few days in a hotel, going to famous places; all very touristic. There is nothing wrong with that approach, don’t get me wrong, I just don’t think that take pictures of the top 3 tourist attractions of a place show its soul.

Travel guides get obsolete too fast and aren’t written by people like me. I want to know where the locals go and I’m pretty sure they don’t go to touristic spots. I want to drink at the most local pub, eat at those food trucks that college students go after class. Above everything, I don’t want to over plan my trip and treat it like a strict plan. I frequently meet someone on the street and ask them where they like to eat.

This book brought many authors to my library, opening my mind to the long time term travel, having traveling as a lifestyle, not as a one month of relaxing expensive vacations. Taught me that traveling isn’t about money, time or even freedom, but only courage. Understand you can shape your life and the 9 to 5 routine isn’t the only way of living.

Lastly, the journey is always more important than the destination.

awesome-german

This post is more like a self-promotion, although it would help others too.

I began to study the German language back in 2006 when I started to listen to Rammstein. It sounded different and sure it is. The beginning is easy and interesting so I kept studying.

Years passed, I got a proficiency certification but I never felt as fluent as I wanted. Unlike English, the more I learn, the less I feel prepared. The German language is for sure the hardest subject I have ever pursued.

Under the intention of saving my best information resources on this matter and helping others, I have made a pool of links and references to learn and master the German language. With no further due, I present you awesome-german.