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8 Innovative Podcasts to Guide Your New Year

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Innovation has become something of an inescapable buzzword for brands, influencers, podcasts, and really anyone working within the digital realm. But what actually constitutes innovation? Who are the key leaders taking action, the brands that are changing the game, and the scientists working to better our daily lives? As we start to get settled into the new year and populate our list of innovative podcasts to listen to throughout 2022, let’s answer these questions. 

Below, we break down 8 innovative podcasts that cover everything from business to technology and even healthcare.

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C Suite

C Suite

Created by TD Bank and hosted by TD’s Global Executive Officer for Cyber Security, Claudette McGowan, C Suite is on a mission to educate the masses about cyber security. Throughout the podcast, Claudette explores how cyber-attacks happen and actionable ways we can avoid them. From robocalls, phishing schemes or even extreme corporate hacks, Claudette sits down with cyber security leaders to discuss online challenges and how people can become more resilient.  C Suite has not only ranked #3 globally in Trending Technology Podcasts but has also achieved New & Noteworthy status. For anyone looking to keep themselves and their data safe in 2022, give C Suite a listen.

HBR IdeaCast

HBR IdeaCast

Ever wanted to sit down with leading thinkers in business and management?  Now you can. IdeaCast, by Harvard Business Review, is covering a vast landscape of topics around business, the workplace, and innovation. With every podcast episode, you’ll be left with a new idea, mindset, or opinion to mull over for the rest of the day. The podcast has different hosts that cover different topics. As a listener, you get to know each of them and how they connect with their guests as well as the conversations they have.

How I Built This

How I Built This

How I Built This is a podcast that has made a powerful impact within the business and innovation genre. Hosted by Guy Raz, in every episode he delves into the stories behind some of the world’s most popular and successful companies. The podcast shapes these stories into a narrative journey for listeners where they’ll hear from the innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists themselves. How I Built This is a captivating listen, it’s no surprise that it has risen through the ranks (and charts) when it comes to tackling business subjects. 

CIBC Innovation Banking

CIBC Innovation Banking

Learn about North America’s innovation economy on the CIBC Innovation Banking Podcast. In this series, you’ll hear from entrepreneurs, experts, and leaders about the changing dynamics within the current innovation landscape. 

Hosted by Michael Hainsworth, tune in to intriguing discussions with key individuals across a variety of industries and focuses.

The Future of Everything

The Future of Everything

Interested in what the future of, well, everything is? The Wall Street Journal is answering this question for you with their podcast, The Future of Everything. The podcast dives into the nascent trends and innovations shaping our world. 

Hosted by Janet Babin, listeners go beyond what’s already out there and known in our world. Discover new ideas, innovations, and opportunities that could truly transform our lives for the better. 

Make yourself sound smarter in 2022 with this podcast.

Masters of Scale

Masters of Scale

Another popular business and innovation podcast is none other than Masters of Scale. Hosted by the co-founder of LinkedIn and investor at Greylock, Reid Hoffman, Masters of Scale shares with listeners how companies can grow from “zero to a gazillion”. 

Learn from the leaders behind these companies themselves, understand the theories that they used to create the path that they’ve taken. 

From Peloton to Unilever and even The Honest Company, meet the creators and leaders behind these infamous brands.

SickKids VS

SickKids VS

Transport yourself to the frontlines in the fight for child health. SickKids VS discusses anything from super molecules engineered to stop COVID-19 to 3-D printed hearts for practice.

A narrative style podcast, SickKids VS is sharing the innovations and breakthroughs within the healthcare system in a way that is digestible for listeners. 

Every episode is engaging, educational, and sometimes emotional. But what we can guarantee is that it will leave an impact. 

This Week in Google

This Week in Google

And finally, This Week in Google covers everything from one of the most innovative companies, Google. 

Hosted by Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt, the group brings on guests every week to have a table discussion about the latest Google and cloud computing news. 

The podcast is highly educational, providing listeners with specific and detailed information about any and all things Google and cloud computing. The hosts all have an incredible rapport, making it even more engaging to listen to.