Best Podcasts: March 2018


Linked below are some of the best podcasts I’ve listened to lately. I did a similar post in January (LINK), November (LINK), September (LINK), and July (LINK).

Brad Stevens’ appearance on Locked On Celtics Link | iTunes Mobile Link
INTERVIEW STARTS AT 7:15 – This interview focuses on Stevens’ thoughts on “growth mindset,” a theory popularized by Carol Dweck’s book Mindset. Stevens discusses when he first read the book, the influence it has had on his coaching, Kaizen and what he admires the most about the Patriots.

Urban Meyer’s appearance on “The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes Link | iTunes Mobile Link
INTERVIEW STARTS 7 MINUTES IN – In the best podcast I’ve listened to in the last month, Urban Meyer sits down with Howes to discuss how him and his Ohio State staff builds leaders. This conversation is an extension/summary of Meyer’s book Above The Line (a must-read if you haven’t already). I appreciate Lucas Shapiro (DePaul) for recommending this podcast.

Boston Celtics assistant coach Micah Shrewsberry’s appearance on The Upside with Adam Finkelstein Link | iTunes Mobile Link
Really good conversation documenting Shrewberry’s coaching journey from being a Divison 2 GA to being an assistant with the Boston Celtics. Great stuff from Shrewsberry on his thoughts on the best way to work your way up in coaching, Purdue’s offensive system, how Brad Stevens organized his staff at Butler, Ron Adams’ role in Brad Stevens’ NBA education, and Matt Painter’s career advice to him.

“Void (Thunder wing Andre Roberson)” on Breakaway by SI’s Rob Mahoney Link | iTunes Mobile Link
Rob Mahoney’s “Breakaway” podcast is my favorite basketball podcast out there and my main gripe is that Mahoney produces only so many episodes a year because of the comprehensiveness of each piece. In this edition, Mahoney discusses how teams go about trying to fill the void of a starter going down through the prism of Andre Roberson’s injury and how Oklahoma City is working to replace their shutdown defender.

Buck Showalter’s appearance on The Jonah Keri Podcast Link | iTunes Mobile Link
I really enjoyed Keri’s conversation with veteran MLB manager Buck Showalter. I really liked Showalter’s line about “not being afraid to like players.” Great stuff from Showalter on Billy Martin, how to turn around a team quickly, “arteries of decisions,” conversing with a player that’s struggling, and the importance of focusing on what a player’s strengths.

Tony Bennett’s appearance on The Dan Dakich Show Link | iTunes link not available
UVA Coach Tony Bennett talked with Dan Dakich about how his team was able to take down the Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium, how Kyle Guy is at the top of his game right now, his team’s offensive approach.

Tom Crean’s appearance on Pardon My Take Link | iTunes Mobile Link
Tom Crean joins the show to talk about a team’s commitment to spacing, how to properly prepare a team for a conference road game, manipulating the energy level of your team, and what happens when the refs aren’t calling fouls for your team.

“What does a C.E.O actually do?” from Freakonomics Radio Link | iTunes Mobile Link
This episode is Part I of Freakonomics “The Secret Life of C.E.O’s” 6-part series. This episode explores the daily working habits of a company’s top executive, the difference between managing and leading, and why “management practices” are so important. Featured in this episode: Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Richard Branson (Virgin), Indra Nooyi (Pepsi), Jack Welch (former longtime C.E.O of General Electric), and Ray Dalio (Bridgeater Associates). The entire “Secret Life of C.E.O’s” series can be found HERE.

For more podcasts:
-Best Podcasts: January 2018 (LINK)
-Best Podcasts: November 2017 (LINK)
-Best Podcasts: September 2017 (LINK)
-Best Podcasts: July 2017 (LINK)

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