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Listen Up: 11 Must-Hear Podcasts (As Recommended by our Members)

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If there’s one thing we love about working in a flexible office space, it’s the fact that we get to share knowledge, resources, ideas, and recommendations with so many interesting people.

It’s a great opportunity to break down personal barriers, learn new things, and discover stuff we probably never would have otherwise.

And we wanted to share a small piece of that experience with you. 

So, we tapped into our network of members to find out their absolute favourite podcasts and their recommendations didn’t disappoint.

Here are 11 must-hear podcasts covering everything from business to music, love, and cybersecurity. 

WeCrashed

Well, right off the bat, this one hits close to home with us. 

This podcast focuses on the turbulent journey of WeWork, detailing a time when the company’s founders thought they were on the brink of making history. The company was valued at $47 billion dollars, ready for a huge IPO, and its charismatic CEO Adam Neumann believed he was going to change the world. 

Adam and his wife Rebekah had a prophet-like vision—but the big question is if it ever matched the company’s reality.

My First Million

For the entrepreneurs in our midst, this one will be a popular pod. 

Hosted by Shaan Puri and Sam Parr, this podcast takes a bit of a different approach than its other business-focused counterparts.

Rather than criticizing entrepreneurs or telling them why they aren’t making money, My First Million is all about:

  • Brainstorming new business ideas
  • Interviewing business builders who are creating big, meaningful companies
  • Doing business breakdowns on different companies 

Each week, they do a deep dive into different business opportunities and explain how to take advantage of them.

Darknet Diaries: True Stories from the Dark Side of the Internet

There’s no doubt about it: the internet is a deep, dark, vast, scary place that most of us don’t even really fully understand.

And for anyone who’s interested in exploring that, you’re going to love Darknet Diaries. 

This is a podcast about hackers, breaches, shadow government activity, hacktivism, cybercrime, and all the things that dwell on the hidden parts of the network. This is Darknet Diaries.

If you're not paranoid about hacks and data breaches already, get ready to be!

Past guests include journalist Geoff White and CIA case officer Jim “Mad Dog” Lawler.

Radiolab

Radiolab is on a curiosity bender. It’s focused on asking deep questions and using investigative journalism to get the answers. 

A given episode might whirl you through science into some incredible legal history or into the home of someone halfway across the world. 

Hosted by Lulu Miller and Latif Nasser (as well as Jad Abumrad, formerly), Radiolab is basically intended to absolutely blow your mind. 

Savage Lovecast 

Want to dive into topics ranging from sex questions to politics? Then you’ll enjoy the Savage Lovecast.

Hosted by Dan Savage, America's only advice columnist, this podcast has over 200,000 weekly listeners and features episodes exploring personal and unique questions you’ll have to hear to believe. 

Dissect 

Just when we thought Genius lyrics had us music geeks distracted, we stumbled upon the Dissect podcast.

Analyzing the music and meaning of one album per season, one song per episode, host Cole Cuchna dives deep into albums by Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Mac Miller, Beyonce, Frank Ocean, and more. 

This podcast will give you an even more profound appreciation and understanding of the music you know and love.

By the way, if you’re interested in the types of music that reverberate through the halls and walls at Project Spaces, check out our article, Sounds of the Space: Our Top 9 Workday Music Playlists

Toronto Mans Podcast

IYKYK! The ultimate Toronto podcast and the brainchild of one of our Project Spaces members, the Toronto Mans Podcast is hosted by comedian Arsy, co-host Lala, and producer Taus who bring you real talk and real laughs, straight from THE 6IX!

This podcast is as Toronto-centric as Project Spaces itself, and that's why we love it so much.

Nyaaa eh?! 

Alt.Pop.Repeat

Started by a friend of one of our members, Alt.Pop.Repeat is just a regular podcast that talks about UFOs and Beyonce. Normal stuff.

More specifically, its hosts Chrissy "MissVocab" Newton, Marie "Karmacake" Nicola, Mike "Pineapple Pants" Schlosser, and Andrew "Fresh Kils" Kilgour focus on subculture and underground topics. 

And while they might not be the first ones to discuss it with your favourite pop culture celebrities, influencers, and commentators.

Past guests include DJ Skee, Dr. Jess, Coolio, Zane Caplansky, and DMC of Run-DMC. 

Smartless

When you’ve got a podcast hosted by three really, really funny people, you’re in for some good content.

Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, and Will Arnett spearhead this show where each episode begins with one of the hosts revealing a mystery guest to the other two hosts. Once revealed, the three hosts begin interviewing the mystery guest—completely unprepared, impromptu, and to hilarious results. 

The podcast has featured some incredible guests, such as Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Kristen Wiig, Ben Stiller, Mike Myers, Liam Neeson, and many more. 

Create Community

Another podcast created by an incredible Project Spaces member, Create Community, hosted by Marsha Druker, chats with fellow community builders to define what “community” truly means and how it evolves with changing times.

Marsha covers topics ranging from whether community is the answer to the war on talent to debating whether every business should have a community.

Talk about a perfect fit for the close-knit community at PS!

WTF with Marc Maron

American stand-up comedian and actor Marc Maron welcomes comedians, actors, directors, writers, authors, musicians, and folks from all walks of life to his home for amazingly revealing conversations. Marc's probing, comprehensive interview style allows guests to express themselves in ways listeners have never heard.

In his catalogue of episodes, you can hear him chat with Rosie Perez, Sandra Oh, Tony Hawk, and the late, great Ray Liotta, to name just a few. 

Being part of a professional community doesn’t just mean having someone to chat with over lunch. It also means learning about a ton of new things you might never have discovered otherwise—including some pretty killer podcasts. 

Want to join in on all the fun? Then stop by, drop in, and come join us at Project Spaces. We’re a community of supportive, like-minded, Toronto-based professionals and we’d love to have you as part of our tribe.

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