A college education is one of the most important goals you will ever pursue, so it’s important to start preparing for college (college planning) as early as possible. Getting into college is the culmination of all of your hard work in school. It also requires a well-thought-out plan. Set yourself up for success by starting early, identifying your passions, and then finding the right colleges that will allow you to take your passions to the next level. Here are some TED talks to help you with the college planning process:
The Happiness Lab
You might think more money, a better job, or Instagram-worthy vacations would make you happy. You’re dead wrong. In “The Happiness Lab” podcast, Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will forever alter the way you think about happiness.
Freakonomics Radio: The Secret Life of CEOs
Freakonomics Radio presents a special series: “The Secret Life of a C.E.O.” Over six episodes, you’ll hear from the leaders of some of the biggest companies in the world: Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Richard Branson (Virgin), Indra Nooyi (PepsiCo), Satya Nadella (Microsoft), Jack Welch (G.E.), Ray Dalio (Bridgewater), Carol Bartz (Yahoo!), David Rubenstein (Carlyle), and Ellen Pao (Reddit).
Radiolab is one of the most beloved podcasts and public radio programs in the world. The show is known for its deep-dive journalism and innovative sound design. Created in 2002 by host Jad Abumrad, Radiolab began as an exploration of science, philosophy, and ethics using innovative composition and sound design.
Over five years as the host of “Recode Decode,” Kara has held hundreds of newsmaking interviews with nearly every major tech and media figure in the country. She has grilled Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Shoshana Zuboff and Kim Kardashian. New York magazine called her “Silicon Valley’s most-feared journalist,” and last year Adweek named “Recode Decode” the Podcast of the Year.
Welcome to Night Vale
Welcome to Night Vale is a podcast presented as a radio show for the fictional town of Night Vale, reporting on the strange events that occur within it. “With its uncanny blend of the macabre and the mundane, the news out of Night Vale sounds like what might occur if Stephen King or David Lynch was a guest producer at your local public radio station.” – NY Times
Solvable showcases the world’s most innovative thinkers and their proposed solutions to the world’s most daunting problems. The interviews, conducted by journalists like Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Weisberg, will launch a dialogue that both acknowledges the complexity of the issues while inspiring hope that the problems are, in fact, solvable.
The Dark Side Of…
Most people have no idea what’s hiding behind their favorite things. Every Monday, we dig deep into everything from charities to the Founding Fathers to the Bible, and turn up disturbing stories and salacious details. From the Space Race to the Wizard of Oz, there might just be a dark side to everything.
Best Business Podcasts in 2020
Gone are the days when podcasts existed purely for entertainment. Today, podcasts are a great learning resource, with a multitude of titles addressing a broad range of business topics. Some are conversational, some are story tellers, while others address the pure nuts and bolts of business and marketing. In short, there’s something for everyone no matter what you want to learn, how long you have, and your listening style.