Here is a quick rundown of my favourites among the podcast episodes I listened to in November.
Bloomberg’s Tracy Alloway and Joe Weisenthal have a new finance podcast “Odd Lots” which is off to a promsing start. I liked the last episode with @guan (or as people who prefer the “real reality” might say: Guan Yang). He discussed hedge funds engaging in “reverse patent trolling” of pharmaceutical companies.
“Meet the Composer”, kept up its incredibly high quality and introduced Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir in Season 2’s penultimate episode. Discussions about what makes Icelandic music special easily fall into clichés, so this was a tough act to pull off and it was well done.
The Freakonomics podcast had a good episode on the currently controversial subject of Early Childhood Education.
Radiolab had two truly outstanding episodes this month. One about an unlikely pairing of researchers making headways against antibiotic resistance and one about surrogate motherhood.
If I missed any of your favourite podcast episodes of the month feel free to leave them in the comments.