I realised that I haven’t been listening to most of the podcasts I have subscribed to. Taking some time, I came up with this list of what is essential for me.

1/0 - Um Sobre Zero

This one is in Portuguese, a dialogue about the future of society and technology.

Este é um podcast de conversas sobre tecnologia. Conversas que visam discutir o passado, o presente e, essencialmente, o futuro das mais variadas tecnologias.

Cada episódio do podcast aborda um tema diferente e tem sempre como base um ou mais convidados cujo contributo para o tema é mais do que relevante. O formato de cada episódio depende também do que cada convidado (ou convidada) tiver para oferecer.

Nalguns casos, o episódio serve de apresentação de uma determinada tecnologia (como se de uma introdução para novatos se tratasse), noutros casos, abordamos entrevistas com pessoas que desenvolveram tecnologias interessantes ou têm uma história interessante para partilhar no mundo da tecnologia (principalmente se houver uma lição pelo meio), e noutros casos é simplesmente uma discussão sem limites, em que a especulação totalmente aberta reina no episódio.

99% Invisible

Roman Mars brings us a whole new view of the world.

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.

Design Matters

Debbie Millman is delightful in this podcast, her way of conducting an interview brings up a world of stories that flow by like reading a good novel.

The world's first podcast about design and an inquiry into the broader world of creative culture through wide-ranging conversations with designers, writers, artists, curators, musicians, and other luminaries of contemporary thought

For Immediate Release

Shel Holtz and Neville Hobson call it “a Podcast For Communicators” and that is scratching the surface. I first found out about it in 2008, when Neville participated in the Euroblog conference.

Freakonomics Radio

It’s easy to see changes around us, but what are the causes for those effects? How will the Covid-19 epidemic affect society? Stephen Dubner guides us in this quest, by talking with experts on a wide range of fields.

Discover the hidden side of everything with Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books. Each week, Freakonomics Radio tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) — from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything. Dubner speaks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, intellectuals and entrepreneurs, and various other underachievers.


Hacking is not just fiction and we are all more or less vulnerable to having out devices or information accessed without our consent.

In this podcast, Geoff Siskind approaches the subject in a way that is accessible to everyone.

In a world where we obsess over staying connected, how can we be sure we’re not leaving ourselves vulnerable? Hackable? gives us a front row seat to explore where we’re susceptible in our daily routines, without even realizing it.

Hidden Brain

Shankar Vedantam takes us on a tour over the plethora of things that shape the way we think and the hidden processes in our brain that guide our behaviour.

Hidden Brain helps curious people understand the world – and themselves. Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, and the biases that shape our choices.


This is the most beautiful example I know of storytelling and good journalism.

Unseeable forces control human behavior and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions. Invisibilia—Latin for invisible things—fuses narrative storytelling with science that will make you see your own life differently.

Planet Money

Society thrives and changes influenced by economics, and sometimes we miss that link. Planet Money explains economy’s impact in a range of different subjects, from rents to hospital beds.

The economy explained. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening.

Reply All

PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman are able to explain the Internet in a way that is both entertaining and informative. It’s a podcast where we are never quite sure what to expect but always sure that it will be good.

“‘A podcast about the internet’ that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it.” – The Guardian

The Allusionist

Where do the words that we use every day come from? Helen Zaltzman uses the Allusionist to find out and to make us fall in love with language.

The Daily

It’s difficult to keep up with international news. The Daily makes sure we don’t miss the highlights of what is going on in the U.S. and abroad.

This is how the news should sound. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, hosted by Michael Barbaro and powered by New York Times journalism.

You Are Not So Smart

David McRaney produces this podcast single-handedly in a way that rivals with professional teams. Each episode is a deep dive into how we think and what drives human behaviour.

You Are Not So Smart is a blog I started to explore self delusion. Like lots of people, I used to forward sensational news stories without skepticism and think I was a smarty pants just because I did a little internet research. I didn’t know about confirmation bias and self-enhancing fallacies, and once I did, I felt very, very stupid. I still feel that way, but now I can make you feel that way too.

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I am a Digital Strategist, divided between tech and creativity, working for the Lisbon Collective and teaching Public Relations at the …