Nine binge-worthy podcasts for REALTORS®

This summer, while most people are enjoying pools, patios and cottage getaways, many real estate professionals may find themselves behind the wheel, enjoying the beautiful Canadian countryside between open houses and meetings with clients. To keep you company while you’re on the road, we’ve curated a list of perfect binge-worthy podcasts, recommended to you by CREA staff.

1. Reveal

Deep dive journalism at its finest. Brought to you by The Center for Investigative Reporting, “Reveal” gives weekly, in-depth exposés of various lesser known yet critical issues, using an objective lens to help parse fact from fiction in this era of alternative facts and fake news.

2. 99% Invisible

Do you ever find yourself thinking about what lies behind the design choices of ordinary objects? From common currency to the fortune cookie, “99% Invisible” explores why things are the way we’ve always known them to be. This podcast reveals the interesting stories and creative thinking that make up the designs that underpin everyday objects.

3. Beautiful Anonymous

You never know what you’re going to get on this podcast. Comedian Chris Gethard hosts this truly one-of-a-kind experience, having honest, authentic, anonymous conversations with people from all ends of the human spectrum. As their motto goes: “one phone call, one hour, no names, no holds barred.”

4. Side Hustle School

Perfect for those REALTORS® with parallel passions, “Side Hustle School” shows you how you can turn your hobby from passion to paycheque.

5. Witness History

“Witness History” is ideal for any lover of contemporary history, no matter what area you’re interested in. From the World Wars, to Cuba, Africa, Iran and the Soviet Union, “Witness History” has you covered, providing interviews with the people who were there. Thanks to the BBC’s extensive archive, you’ll never feel short of content.

6. Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend

Everyone needs a friend, even late-night host and comedian Conan O’Brien. This podcast is an hour of hilarious banter between O’Brien and a celebrity guest, from Stephen Colbert to Michelle Obama.

7. CBC Front Burner

Brought to you by the CBC, “Front Burner” is a daily news podcast examining the biggest stories of the day with enthusiastic and insightful commentary from their team of political journalists. This show is perfect for anyone with an interest in current affairs.

8. Red Handed

Serial killers, hauntings and demonic possessions, this podcast has everything any horror lover could desire. Giving well-researched and open-minded personal insight, the hosts take you through some of the darkest crimes in history, often punctuated by comedic, lighthearted banter, which comes as a welcome respite from the macabre subject matter.

9. This Week in Tech

“This Week in Tech” is a weekly podcast, focused on keeping you up to date with all the latest trends and developments in the tech world. Host Leo Laporte and his panel of tech pundits hold humorous and informative conversations about subjects from across the tech spectrum, including information security, tech business and exciting new innovations.

No matter what your interests are, we hope you find something that will leave you wanting to listen to another episode.

Couldn’t find your favourite podcast? Let us know in the Comments below.

Following his time studying history at Carleton University and as an infantry soldier with the Canadian Armed Forces, James Crocker-Fitzpatrick brought his diverse communication skills to the Canadian Real Estate Association. As a former summer student focusing on content creation for REALTORS Care® and CREA Café, James worked hard to write stories that reflected the generosity of the REALTOR® community and helped create interesting articles for the CREA Café. James finds pleasure in a quiet night of reading or painting alongside his three cats. He also likes scary movies, science fiction, and a well-crafted sentence.

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