Owen Williams

How and when do you listen to podcasts?

Only when I’m running in the morning, or cycling to work. That’s my thinking time, and I like to hear the world around me too, so I generally use podcasts to get into that space.

What podcasts do you listen to?

Right now I’m listening to The Daily to keep up with the news without actually reading it, Invisibilia because it’s FINALLY back, and I love how deep they dig, and How I Built This, because hearing the trials and tribulations of building a business is… kind of incredible. I listen to tons more like HeavyWeight, Song Exploder, StartUp, Things of Interest by Serena Chen and some others… because I run probably too much.

Are there any podcast episodes that have had a big impact on your life, business, or thinking?

There’s this amazing Daily episode with Michael Barbarro where he actually tears up talking to a coal miner, and I was blown away: there’s actually a human behind these super-polished episodes, and it really had an impact on me.

About Owen

Owen is a writer, developer and perpetual tinkerer based in Amsterdam. His popular weekly newsletter and podcast, Charged, is a handcrafted curation of the most interesting news/tech/startups online.