I've been podcasting for many years and as a former broadcast journalist, I love going behind the mic. If you’re a fan of the spoken word or want something relevant to listen to when you’re on the go, podcasts are ideal for getting information and inspiration. There aren't many podcasts that focus on the public sector in Ireland (but I'm going to change that), but there are many US and UK shows, examining local and global topics that you might find interesting.
Below is a list of 10 of the best podcasts to tune into the next time you’re on your commute or have some downtime. Of course, we would love you to check out our Public Sector Marketing Podcast which was named in the top 20 Best Public Sector Podcasts.
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A UK podcast featuring real conversations with leading people doing interesting stuff in government and the public sector. It claims to connect passionate public sector reformists from around the world with inspirational content.
2. Business of Government Radio Hour
This US podcast by the IBM centre for the Business of Government features a conversation about management with a government executive who’s changing the way their government is doing business. Topics range from the impact of performance management on productivity to how new technologies are changing the way departments operate.
3. Our Digital Nation
Brought to you by Salesforce Public Sector Business Unit, this podcast was created to share stories about the many inspiring, cutting-edge projects happening right now in government and aerospace. In this series, you'll hear from industry experts, technology leaders, and folks on “the front lines” as they reflect on how departments, agencies, and the broader government contractor community are shifting their focus from legacy IT
GovLove is a US based podcast about the people, policies and profession of local government.
They interview workers of all levels to learn more about their path into the public sector and highlight their work. And they explore policy issues which impact local governments and the innovative solutions being used to address them. They also examine the future of the sector and how it can be improved to attract the best and the brightest.
5. Talking Local Government
UK based ConnectedLocalGovernment.tv hosts a weekly podcast ‘Talking local government,’ which is for, about and by those involved and interested in local public services. This comprises of a weekly 10-15 minute conversation with senior managers delivering local services. The same channel also covers specialised topics, like the leadership role of women in the public sector.
6. The Private Side of Public Work
This US podcast looks at urban planning, government, art, science, business, design and the way they impact how we live our lives. It delves into the private side of public work by asking uncomfortable questions around how to make our cities, companies, buildings, our governments, and ultimately our lives, run better.
7. Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission
This Irish one-off podcast titled: ‘A more social media – Human Rights and Equality in the Digital Sphere’ looks at one of the more negative sides of social media in how to tackle hate speech and bullying online.
8. Social Good Stuff
This series of podcasts look at how we can make a positive social impact on the world together. It features interviews with social entrepreneurs and discusses some of our most pressing social needs and conundrums.
9. The School of Greatness
This US podcast hosted by former NFL player and entrepreneur Lewis Howes, is one of the top-ranked Business and Self-Development podcasts in iTunes. It regularly appears in the Top 50 of all iTunes podcasts, and gets downloaded over 2 million times per month.
Episodes range from interviews with incredible world-class game changers in entrepreneurship, health, athletics, mindset, and relationships.
10. Workforce Central
These weekly podcasts are hosted by the US National Association of Workforce Board’s President/CEO Ron Painter, as he interviews public and private sector leaders in workforce
development, education, business and economic development on key workforce issues and investment strategies to help America compete globally.
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