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Summer listening list

June 22, 2017

To celebrate the arrival of the “no more books” season, we’ve created a summer listening list of our Investment team’s favourite podcasts. Never ones to waste a minute of their day, whether in the car, on the treadmill or hopping on a plane for a meeting, they put their time to good use with these knowledge expanding podcasts. If you want to be like our Investment team and turn a congested highway into a classroom, have a listen.

Recommended by Tye

How I built this with Guy Raz – NPR

30-minute stories detailing the triumphs, failures, serendipity and insights of some of the world’s best known companies and brands – told by the founders.

Recommended by Frank

Masters in Business

Barry Ritholtz looks at people and ideas that shape markets, investing and business.

Recommended by Ted

Long Now: Seminars About Long-Term Thinking

Explore hundreds of lectures by scientists, historians, artists, entrepreneurs, and more.

Two of Ted’s favourites are:

  • Philip Tetlock: Why Foxes Are Better Forecasters Than Hedgehogs

  • Matt Ridley: Deep Optimism

Recommended by Andrew

Revisionist History – Malcolm Gladwell

Recommended by Greg

Bloomberg Daybreak – first thing I listen to in the morning. A concise five minute overview of economic, business & market news.

Recommended by George

Knowledge Project – Hosted by Farnham Street's Shane Parrish. This podcast features accomplished guests from a wide array of disciplines. Through a conversation, Shane and his guests deconstruct decision making strategies they have used in their respective fields. Personally, from each episode I have come away with perspectives I have never considered or insights that have improved my thought process.

George’s favourite episodes are:

Recommended by Derek

Grant’s Podcast: Financial Commentary

You've read their prose. Now hear their voices. Listen to Jim Grant and Evan Lorenz talk high finance, Grant's-style, with plenty of wit and historical context to enliven their discussion of today's foremost investment topics.

Once you’ve filled your brain with all things business, check out this playlist compiled by some of EdgePoint’s music aficionados. These are their current go-to songs when they hit the road. If you’d like to expand your musical horizons (and have Spotify or Apple Music), give it a listen. It won’t be for everyone but those who like it, will really like it.

All of these listenables are a perfect accompaniment for your road trips, drives to the cottage or simply to drown out the “are we there yet?” coming from the back seat.

Summer listening list – Spotify

Summer listening list – Apple Music



  • On the Lips – Frankie Cosmos

  • Real Love Baby – Father John Misty

  • Under the Sun – Diiv

  • Sugar for the Pill – Slowdive

Geoff M.

  • Cold Apartment – Vagabon

  • Paul – Big Thief

  • On Hold – The XX


  • Nobody Hangs Out Anymore – London O’Connor

  • Telefono – Phoenix

  • Three Rings – Grizzly Bear

  • Mercury – Planetarium

  • I Figured You Out – Elliott Smith (Originally recorded in 1997 as part of the Either/Or sessions, but not released until 2017 as part of the expanded edition of that epic CD)


  • Changes – Antonio Williams

  • Marilyn – Mount Kimbie, Micachu

  • Truth – Kamasi Washington

  • Sportstar – (Sandy) Alex G


  • Wonderful life – Katie Melua

  • No one knows me (like my piano does) – Sampha

  • Alaska – Maggie Rogers

  • Gold – Kiiara

  • Leon Bridges – River


  • Jester & June – Craig Finn

  • Julie's Place – Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

  • Call the Police – LCD Sound System

  • Moptop – Sleaford Mods

  • Third of May – Fleet Foxes

  • Gwan – Rostam