POD DROP: New podcasts from GfK, Le Coffee Ride, Harris School of Public Policy

Pod Drop features new, interesting, and returning podcasts. Shows qualify for Pod Drops if they have fewer than five shows posted, at least one of them in the last week.

Thinking Ahead (GfK) – From marketing and analytics company GfK, this podcast self-describes like this: ”  a podcast about research, innovation, and discovery. Each episode will give you new insights into today’s consumer, and prepare you for tomorrow’s marketplace.” this is a bi-weekly show, nicely produced. the most recent episode focuses on coronavirus, predictably, staying on-topic tracking its impact on brands and consumers. The impact of technology and the “dark side” of marketing are featured in previous shows. Four episodes have dropped. [LISTEN]

The Creative Cyclist (Le Coffee Ride) – Made by a Belgian B&B which is enthusiastic about cycling, this show looks at many types of people in the cycling world, from cycling enthusiasts who make a living doing their thing, brand owners, ambassadors to world bike travelers, cycling photographers, pro soigners, and many others. It’s a weekly production in accented English, cleanly produced. [LISTEN]

Not Another Politics Podcast (Harris School of Public Policy) – Well, it really is nother one … but with an intellectual bent. The show describes its differentiation as: “A fresh perspective on the biggest political stories not through opinion and anecdotes, but rigorous scholarship, massive data sets and a deep knowledge of theory.” This show is more charming than you might expect. A nice sense of humor enlivens the episodes; two weeks ago the preroll consisted of this host read: “We are not sponsored by a mattress company. But we are open to sponsorship!” [LISTEN]




Brad Hill