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What we're listening to this week

What I imagine we look like when listening to our favourite podcasts


If there was ever an industry where getting high on your own supply was not only a good thing but encouraged, it's podcasting. When others might consider podcasts as a leisure activity or reserved for their daily walk, we can put it down as "research". We've decided to share some of our "research" with one podcast that we are listening to this week, from each of us at Ranieri & Co.


Podcast: Business Wars - Hershey Vs. Mars

Hershey Vs. Mars is more than just two confectionary giants fighting for pantry supremacy, it's settling every argument I've ever had about peanut butter and chocolate (for the record, I'm against it). This is Business Wars at it's best. Two companies whose journey, failure, and success are intertwined and defined by the other.

The last six months has also caused Ranieri & Co. to have a much more intimate relationship with chocolate, and as my Mum used to say, "There's no better way to learn about a new relationship than, seven in-depth and well-researched podcasts hosted by David Brown." I'll never forget those words.


Podcast: Bunga Bunga

We've been shouting this one from the rooftop lately but it really is for good reason. This story has everything! Politics, the mafia, theft, death, sex, corruption, kidnapping, and not always in that order.

If by some reason you don't know, it's the story of Silvio Berlusconi. His rise, his fall, his rise again, and the circus that happened along the way. Upon release, it hit #3 in Apple Podcasts and has consistently moved back into the top 5 with the release of each episode. If you finish listening to Bunga Bunga and aren't whistling the theme song around the house, then I don't know how to help you.


Podcast: Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel

Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel is the quintessential "fly on the wall" podcast. Each session is a one-off recording of a couples therapy session with renowned therapist Esther Perel. It harnesses all the aspects that make podcasts great: storytelling, self-improvement, and companionship.

We are able to see ourselves in the stories of others, while Esther provides a commentary on societal pressures that influences these conversations. Season 4 has come just in time when the world has been forced to reckon with ourselves and our relationship with others.



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