I can’t believe how many internal communication podcasts there are now! It’s fantastic to see (or hear, as the case may be).
A few years ago it was difficult to dig up a wealth of knowledge on this almost unknown communications field. But, with COVID came some serious evidence to support the value internal comms practitioners provide in advising on comms in a crises, and keeping teams connected.
The benefits of internal communication podcasts
I cut my teeth in the world of internal comms when I lived and worked in London. Living in that wonderful city, I had the chance to learn from the best comms practitioners in the business. I learnt how to turn good comms into great comms, and I did this both in the workplace and by attending conferences and events with peers. I absolutely loved soaking up that knowledge.
But, COVID hit along with an illness in my immediate family, and so we had to return to Australia. Borders shut, and that was that.
One of the biggest losses to me, not living in ‘the centre of it all’, was that chance to learn and to become better at what I do. I relish in discovering new ways of working, creating and helping others thrive and grow at the same time.
What’s filled that void?
The discovery of some wonderful, informative and enlightening internal communication podcasts has done the trick!
Where to start?
I’m going to be honest: I am time poor. But many of you are too. I know there’s dozens of awesome podcasts out there. I want to listen to all of them, but I simply do not have time. If you’re up for exploring more than my top 3, go for it 🙂
This Top 22 of 2022 Internal Comms Podcasts list by Staffbase is comprehensive. I’ll certainly revisit it.
Contact Monkey has also developed a terrific list of podcasts that features content about internal communication as well as HR, Marketing and PR comms topics.
It’s brilliant to see so much out there. But I can only consume so much. If you’re like me, maybe you’d like to dip your toes in here 👇🏻
My top 3 Internal Communication podcasts
I listen to Candid Comms on Spotify. It’s hosted by IC superstar Rachel Miller of All Things IC. She has a fantastic reputation in the industry. I love her episodes because they break topical subjects down into bite-sized chunks of 20 to 30 minutes. Rachel gives listeners one thing to know, one thing to do, and one thing to think about. Achievable and actionable.
Engaging Internal Comms
Craig Smith hosts this informative podcast and like Rachel, he covers subjects that matter to us now. I listen to this one on Apple Podcasts. The format of this podcast is interview style, with episodes generally ranging from 30 to 60 minutes. Through his conversations with experts in the field, Craig shares great case studies with the listener. It’s terrific to hear ideas and insight from others working in the IC field, and helpful to think about how you might adapt their solutions to your own unique comms challenges.
Calm Edged Rebels
Another one that I listen to on Spotify. This nicely produced podcast is conversation based between three IC industry experts, Jenni Field, Trudy Lewis and Advita Patel. They touch on typical issues we face in the profession, and bring differing views to the table for our consideration. Episodes range from around 45 minutes to an hour.
Do you have a favourite, whether it be a podcast dedicated to internal comms or knowledge sharing more general communications best practice? Do share – let me know in the comments below.