5 on a Friday: 5 Podcast Eps I’ve Enjoyed Lately

March 25, 2022

1- I Can’t Quit You . . .(or Can I?) from Jo Piazza’s Under the Influence. This is about quitting Insta. Which I can personally recommend!

2- Why Are There So Many Bad Bosses? from Freakonomics. Fascinating and relevant to almost anyone, whether you have a boss, are a boss, or both.

3- You Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Work and Motherhood with Reshma Saujani from Dr. Becky at Good Inside. An interesting conversation. I hadn’t realized how incredibly quickly Dr. Becky’s empire has grown – from 0 to 12 employees in less than 2 years, WOW.

4- Putting Boundaries In Place (with Nedra Tawwab) on Simplified with Emily Ley. I like how Nedra really questioned Emily in a few parts.

5- Jordan Peterson #1 + #2 from Maintenance Phase, which is a podcast that looks critically at various aspects of diet culture (and areas of society/influence that overlap with that). Each of their episodes feels almost like a full-fledged documentary! Greatly enjoyed the Rachel Hollis series too). The hosts can be quite irreverent but I find them quite entertaining. I could not figure out how to link to the individual eps, but honestly it’s probably for the best because there are so many good ones.


  • Reply omdg March 25, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    Thank you for the recommendations!

    Also wondering whether I really want to be a boss. I love the idea of having a research factory where I have create protocols and write grants and manuscripts and I have project managers/research coordinators doing the work, but all of this depends on the quality of the people who are doing this work with/for me, and their personal motivation. In practice it is HARD to get people to produce anything at all, let alone work that is high quality. I love research and producing analyses and writing, but managing people is the pits.

    Any thoughts on how to make this work in academic medicine — LOLOLOLOL!!!

    • Reply YS March 27, 2022 at 3:23 pm

      I listened to the episodes about Jordan Peterson on the MP podcast while working out. They had me cracking me so much I almost dropped a dumbbell on myself.

    • Reply YS March 27, 2022 at 3:24 pm

      Sorry, the previous comment was not meant to be a reply to yours.

  • Reply Lisa of Lisa's Yarns March 25, 2022 at 1:33 pm

    I was a boss earlier in my career and quickly figured out that I prefer being an individual contributor! It is not for everyone, but I feel many are pushed to become bosses are part of ‘climbing the ladder’ so maybe that is why there are so many bad bosses? I have emphasized that I want to continue to be an individual contributor which my boss respects/appreciates. I need to check out Jo P’s podcast – I have been off IG since early December and find I do not miss it overall and it’s better for my mental health. I was also shocked to find out that Good Inside has a 12-person team!

  • Reply Heather March 25, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    I love Maintenance Phase!

  • Reply Sarah K March 25, 2022 at 2:59 pm

    I am a fan of Jordan Peterson and enjoyed his books but the diet is definitely weird. I don’t think any diet that is just one food group is viable for the long term.

    • Reply Maya March 26, 2022 at 10:12 am

      Ha. I dislike Jordan Peterson so much, I’d listen to this ep. despite never having been into diets/diet culture.

      • Reply Coree March 28, 2022 at 5:30 am

        Agreed. That gross alpha male, MRA nonsense. It was a good run down of how really smart people can be very stupid.

  • Reply Amy March 25, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    These all sound so good. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Michelle March 26, 2022 at 7:56 am

    The first two recommendations sound intriguing. May I recommend the Ursula Burns episode of Her Money? She is the former CEO of Xerox and the first Black female CEO of a Fortune 500. I’ve been a fan of Jean’s since she was on BOBW. This episode was so powerful and inspiring. Ursula got to the heart of imposter syndrome at such a basic level. What are the labels people attribute to us that make us feel like imposters? So many other gold nuggets and I can’t wait to pick up her memoir.

  • Reply Taya March 29, 2022 at 7:09 am

    Love these recommendations! The Rachel Hollis series on Maintenance Phase was fascinating!

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