Podcast Recommendations: What We’re Listening To Now

We’re big fans of podcasts here at the cbw offices and love taking advantage of the opportunity to gain a little extra knowledge and insight during our daily commutes. I went ahead and checked in with some of our team members to find out what they’ve been listening to lately.

But, before we start, it’s worth mentioning that our founder and CEO, Jonathan Martin has also appeared on a few business-related podcasts. If you’d like to get some insight from him, we recommend checking out the following:

The WP eCommerce Show: From Brick and Mortar to Online – Making the Transition

Bob Dunn produces an excellent podcast and it’s worth checking out if you’re operating within the eCommerce universe, especially if you’re interested in WooCommerce. In this episode, Bob talks with Jonathan about the process for store owners who want to bring their physical stores to the web.

Absolute Advantage: Be a Vulnerable Leader

Kelly Hatfield runs the Absolute Advantage podcast, where she talks with business owners and other industry thought leaders to create resources for those within the community. In this episode she talks with Jonathan about his personal leadership strategies as a boss and business owner.

What other podcasts have cbw employees been listening to? Here are a few recommendations from our team members. Some are highly technical, some are fun and some are dedicated to exploring the human condition on a deeper level.

Parker (Developer):

Security Now

This podcast is hosted by Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte. It’s a super technical, deep dive into topics regarding online security. Episodes range in topic from phishing scams, malware, high profile hacks, and more.


Parker also enjoys TechSNAP, another highly technical podcast. Produced by Jupiter Broadcasting, these weekly episodes explore stories specific to the tech industry.

Mozilla IRL

Parker describes the Mozilla IRL podcast as “noob friendly”. It covers a variety of stories involving modern life and work online. Produced by Mozilla, IRL strives to create accessible and interesting content. Topics include surveillance, internet trolls, net neutrality, and more.

Kat (Designer):

Magic Lessons

“I would recommend Magic Lessons by Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat, Pray, Love and Big Magic). It’s all about creativity and making things.” – Kat

Magic Lessons is a weekly podcast well into its second season and features an impressive slate of guests, including Neil Gaiman and Brene Brown. It’s a great way to get your creative juices flowing.

So Money

So Money is hosted by Farnoosh Torabi and will appeal to those who are passionate about acquiring financial wisdom. Episodes cover topics including budgeting, online security, teaching kids about money, entrepreneurial advice, and tips for managing debt.

Micah (Project Manager):

Stuff You Should Know

“I was the class clown. I could learn stuff quickly so I messed around a lot – but then I came to the realization that I’ve forgotten swaths of absolutely essential information like how photosynthesis works and how transportation lowers crime, etc. It’s a good podcast to reacquaint you with the origins of the facts you’ve come to believe.” – Micah

Stuff You Should Know is hosted by Charles Bryant and Josh Clark and covers staggering range of topics in ways that are easily digestible and informative. Recent episodes cover toy testing and organ donation.

Sarah (Marketing):

Hidden Brain

Hosted by Shankar Vedantam, Hidden Brain is an NPR podcast that explores unconscious patterns, biases and prompts that affect human behavior. It’s a great way to better understand the relationships in your life, as well as your own decisions, beliefs and habits.

Hardcore History

Hardcore History is an intense, deep dive into significant moments in history. Hosted by Dan Carlin, a self-professed “student of history” the podcast episodes tend to run to satisfyingly long lengths and attempt to get into the minds of the people who were there.

Howard (Developer):


Radiolab produces human interest stories that explore science, technology and philosophy through a curious and colorful lens. Recent episodes have dug into the moral quandaries behind the implementation of driverless cars and emerging developments in the field of social psychology.

Thanks for reading! If you’d like to talk with an eCommerce expert, send us a note at [email protected].

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