March 25, 2020

7 Podcast Recommendations That Focus on the Maritime Industry

Get insights into the industry from some of the world’s most influential experts and introduce yourself to new ideas

By Gordon Heger

7 Podcast Recommendations That Focus on the Maritime Industry

Podcasts are one of the best ways to keep a finger on the pulse of the industry. They inform and provide you with valuable insights from some of the world’s most influential experts and introduce you to a world of new ideas—all through your earbuds.

Unlike reading blogs and magazines or watching videos, listening to podcasts is more time-efficient: You can listen to them while doing other things at work or home, or during your commute.

And as most of us are slowly getting used to working from home during the COVID-19 shutdown, some of us are likely spending our daytime between complete silence and poorly sounding virtual meetings, at best interrupted by a music stream. Depending on the type of tasks, why not also listen to podcasts to avoid corona-tantrums and learn something new every day that’s also relevant to you?

Of course, new podcasts spread just as quickly as apps. So here are a few of our absolute favorites in no particular order to help you get started.

Shipping Podcast by Lena Göthberg

Possibly the best-known podcast in the industry. Lena Göthberg produces and hosts this interview-style show for about five years already. Her show features the different voices of the maritime sector. The podcast is currently downloaded in more than 156 countries around the world for more than 6.000 times a month. Make sure to check out episode #35 with Kate D Adamson, blue futurist, and keynote speaker. She talks about topics like the need to shift your mindset, learning, cybersecurity, drones, autonomous vehicles, 3d printing, and the bureaucratic singularity in a digital age. The episode was recorded back in 2016.

The Shipping Exchange

This show aims to explore the latest developments across the industry, bringing together expert panelists to challenge the world view and discuss the topics that matter most.

The Shipping Podcast by Lloyd’s List

A fast-paced show, providing short and digestible insights that focus on the latest news. Delivering analysis and data for shipping businesses and professionals.

Let’s Talk Supply Chain by Sarah Barnes-Humphrey

Another conversation-style podcast: Sarah Barnes-Humphrey is interviewing top supply chain professionals in the industry. You will learn about best practices, changes in the industry, and hot topics surrounding the supply chain.

Inbound Logistics Podcast by Inbound Logistics Magazine

This show provides relevant information from the third-party logistics and supply chain management world, presented by the most influential thought leaders in the industry.

The Maritime History Podcast by Brandon Huebner

This show is a chronological look at maritime history and its numerous facets. Beginning with ancient history, the podcast looks at trade, exploration, boat and ship-building, economics, as well as the relationship between the ocean and the development of society and culture throughout history.

Containers by Fusion

An evergreen released in 2017 and one of my favorites. Containers is an 8-part audio documentary about how global trade has transformed the economy and ourselves. Host and correspondent Alexis Madrigal leads you through the world of ships and sailors, technology and tugboats, warehouses and cranes. At a time when Donald Trump is threatening to toss out the global economic order, Containers provides an illuminating, in-depth, and weird look at how capitalism works nowadays.

All shows are available on all major podcasting platforms, including Apple iTunes, Google Podcasts, and Spotify. Alternatively, you can also play them on their respective website linked above.

If you want to digest podcasts on the go and haven't yet decided on a podcatcher app, I would recommend giving Pocket Casts a try. This app is free to download and available for both iOS and Android.

Happy listening, and stay safe.

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