Awesome Audio: Our Picks for Good Listening

By: ITA Group

In addition to listening to music, (like our ultimate motivational playlist) we are crazy about (audio)books and podcasts. Whether you want to treat your ears to learning something new, getting inspired, add to your motivation or simply de-stress, here are our recommendations. Go on, try something new!

man in home office developing mobile working skills

Develop Mobile Working Skills 

Yonder advocates for remote work and helps create distributed companies. Founder Jeff Robbins interviews other remote work advocates and experts from all kinds of companies and backgrounds, such as founder Rodolphe Dutel; Automattic's Lori McLeese, Zapier's Meghan Gezo and GitHub's Lara Owen.  

Collaboration Superpowers
This podcast features stories of remote teams doing amazing things. Guests on the show also share some of the nitty-gritty details of their work environment and situations.

The Remote Show 
The Remote Show is devoted to all things remote work—tips, applications, tools, management concepts and more in order to help today's remote worker be more productive and fulfilled in work and in life.

Outside The Valley 
In this podcast, remote company leaders share their stories, processes, insights and tricks straight from the front lines to help you build or grow your remote team.


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Get Motivated

Getting Things Done (GDR)
You can get valuable tips on overcoming procrastination, juggling with competing priorities, balancing your work and family life—and much more. If you want to learn your way to stress-free productivity, this is the series for you.

Brilliant Business Moms
Beth Anne speaks to brilliant moms who thrive working from home and are willing to share their recipes for success. From marketing to shipping to creation and ideation, the Brilliant Business Moms podcast tells all.

The School of Greatness
Sometimes all we need to hear is a story of someone who has overcome the odds to reach success in order to jumpstart our own motivation. Business experts, top motivational speakers, influencers, athletes, and celebrities share their experiences.

Good Life Project
Listen to some of the most influential authors, speakers and experts talk about the secrets to inspired living, how your brain works and alternative approaches to health and well-being.

From top CEOs to elite athletes, this podcast brings you their stories, the lessons they learned, and hopefully gives you the push you need to live a healthier, happier, more motivated life.

A Slob Comes Clean
With an extra-large dose of humor and some excellent, down-to-earth tips and tricks, A Slob Comes Clean will motivate you to tidy and scrub every inch of your house (or at least the parts of your house that people see).


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Knowledge Shared Is Knowledge Squared

99% Invisible
99% Invisible is about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about—the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world.

Cautionary Tales 
We tell our children unsettling fairy tales to teach them valuable life lessons, but these Cautionary Tales are for the education of the grown-ups. They’ll delight. They’ll scare. They’ll leave you a little wiser. (Note: All of the podcasts from Pushkin are fascinating.)

Note to Self
Is your phone watching you? Can wexting make you smarter? Are your kids real? These and other essential quandaries facing anyone trying to preserve their humanity in the digital age. Join host Manoush Zomorodi for your weekly reminder to question everything.

TED Talks – Staying in? Geek Out
A fun, nerdy collection of thought-provoking talks perfect for days when you want to sit back, relax and spend time indoors.

Some Good News
John Krasinski shares some good news from around the globe.


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Take a Break

Bodega Boys
Based on the hilarious Showtime late-night talk show Desus and Mero, this is the duo's podcast.

Pop Culture Happy Hour 
A fun and freewheeling chat about the latest movies, television, books, and music.

Plumbing the Death Star
“Is Batman really a hero?” “Why don’t the Weasleys just magic up some cash?” If you’re a nerd at heart, you’re guaranteed to be delighted at how invested you become in these utterly pointless debates.

The Splendid Table
Everything from the global appeal of sesame to the impact of Instagram on everyday eating—it’s a food show where everyone is welcome.

Tiny Desk Concerts
Tiny Desk Concerts from NPR Music feature your favorite musicians performing at All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen's desk in the NPR office.


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Unplug With a Good Book

After the day's work is done, turn off your screen, open a bottle wine and relax with these literary comforts. 

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage (Alice Munro)
In these stories lives come into focus through single events or sudden memories which bring the past bubbling to the surface.

Meditations: Living, Dying and the Good Life (Marcus Aurelius)
A translation of one of the most important texts of Western philosophy.

Survivor (Chuck Palahniuk)
Tender Branson, the last surviving member of the Creedish death cult, has commandeered a Boeing 747, emptied of passengers, in order to tell his story to the plane's black box before it crashes.

Hindoo Holiday: An India Journal (J.R. Ackerley)
A highly entertaining and moving journal chronicling J. R. Ackerley's time in India as the Private Secretary to the Maharajah of Chhokrapur.

One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
The story of the fictional Colombian town Macondo and the rise and fall of its founders, the Buendía family. This beguilingly colorful saga also works out a wider social and political allegory—sometimes too surreal to be plausible, at times more real than any conventional realism could afford.

Maniac Eyeball: Unspeakable Confessions of Salvador Dali (Salvador Dali/Andre Parinaud)
Contains the frank and uncensored confessions of Salvador Dali, from his childhood and first adolescent experiences to his emergence as a painter, surrealist and eventually the most famous artist of modern times.

Now that you've got something for yourself, what about your kids? Take a look at our recommendations of resources and ideas for working parents with kids at home.

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