Weekly Design Links — 04/30/24

John Freeborn
4 min readApr 30, 2024

I listen to a lot of podcasts. It’s a wide mix of content (you might guess as much from what I post here). I enjoy the medium and I love the range of formats and structures. From the quick newsy shows to the long-form interviews, deep investigations into a topic, and everything in between–I consume it all. The world doesn’t need more podcasts. I’m well aware of this fact. But, I keep thinking, maybe I should give it a try. My current plan is this–I’ll start in secret, experiment with some concepts, and see what feels good. If it’s a disaster, accept defeat and move on. If I enjoy it, or some parts are working, refine and release it into the wild. This is the process I follow for many of my side projects. This series here is a result of something like that. Stay tuned. In the meantime, enjoy the visuals.

I should give you a list of some of these podcasts–since I mentioned it. There are three main buckets. Basketball, I’m a bit over the top with my NBA intake. News and Financial. Fun. These are in no priority order. I subscribe to about 100, but I don’t listen to all of them consistently. These are a few that I rarely skip.

Marketplace: Covering business and the economy in ways that everyone can understand

Truehoop: Award-winning hard truths about the NBA since 2005