Podcasts are one of the main tools that have been utilised for learning and development since its conception and has continually grown for the past couple of years, as audio and visual content is rapidly replacing its text-based alternatives.
Given the lockdowns and restrictions imposed as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, we can expect to see a sharp increase in podcast consumption, parallel to the increased viewing rate growth on Netflix. The coronavirus outbreak has impacted the construction industry beyond thought, and has overhauled our understanding of what it means to be “at home”.
With all of that in mind, there couldn’t be a better time to revisit the abundance of podcasts that are out there! We have compiled a list of all the relevant insight you need on topics that matter to you, including what it means to be a diverse professional in construction, while exploring and opening your mind to the experiences of others.
A quick recap of what has previously been suggested
The Constructrr - Constructrr is an uplifting podcast that spotlights and gives a voice to companies and individuals fostering empowerment and inclusivity hosted by Brittanie Campbell-Turner.
Remodel Your Life - Host Camille Finan shares stories of inspiring women working in the construction and design trades.
NABWIC.org - Part of the National Association of Black Women in Construction, this podcast addresses the unique challenges of black women in the industry
The Black Urbanist Radio Show – The podcast is part of her multimedia platform, representing her thoughts on design, urban planning, transportation, architecture and life as black woman in the modern world.
DnA: Design & Architecture - In this podcast, host Frances Anderton narrates one of Los Angele's most exciting chapters in architectural history.
Design Voice - Hosted by architect Catherine Meng, The Design Voice Podcast "seeks to elevate and amplify those voices of women in the architecture, engineering, and construction professions."
To find out more about these podcasts, visit our 6 Female-Led Podcasts for Women in Construction 2019 article.
Here are five top podcasts for women in the construction industry in 2020:
1. This Is A Man’s World
Charming, witty & hilarious, it’s no wonder Michelle Hand’s podcast and following has grown. Michelle connects with a variety of amazing, motivating women working across all sectors of the industry to gain further understanding & perspectives of what it means to be a women in the industry.
2. A Well-Designed Business
Hosted by LuAnn Nigara, this podcast provides first-hand experiences and business insight on your design business. Learn how to elevate your business with real, quantifiable results
3. A Viewpoint on Construction
Hosted by Wayne Newitts; where he interviews some of the industry’s knowledgeable experts from industry trends to technology. Learn what’s going on in the industry right now, and know what you should be keeping your attention on.
4. The Lien Zone
Miami construction based lawyer Alexander Barther shares his first hand insights and experiences on some of the most burning questions regarding construction law, liens & contracts. Learn how to break down the most complicated and confusing aspect of construction law.
5. The Construction Life
This podcast sheds a spotlight on the good, the bad and the ugly parts of construction. They forewarn us – they may ruffle a few of our feathers.
We are currently working on a “Things to Watch” piece, where we will be sharing interesting, thought-provoking films, documentaries, series of females & diverse professionals breaking norms in the construction industry.
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