Another year, another Easter. This one was doubtlessly different. What is commonly an occasion to gather with family and friends or to take a short break and travel, became a silent, homey – but not for good reasons – celebration. And, you certainly know, the Covid-19 pandemic is to blame. If there is such a thing called content shock, well, that’s precisely what’s happening right now: we’re constantly bombarded with news of the pervasive coronavirus (as it’s called on the streets) and its shocking effects worldwide. Yet, we can find a few rays of light to escape and free our minds during these shadowy times.
Sharing time with your family or your other half, playing with the kids, walking around the forest with your dog, doing some online courses that you didn’t have the energy or availability to do before, broadening your tech knowledge, you name it. Having more time is a blessing. Every pro has its con and vice versa.
There is always room for one more activity suggestion. If you’re looking for a new way to make your mornings or your evenings more productive but entertaining at the same time, podcasts are a nice, fun and instructive suggestion… but not exactly in the way you’re thinking.
Podcasts have been around for quite a while, but in recent years the industry has really flourished.
According to this TechCrunch article, the podcast industry continues to blossom rapidly year on year. In 2019, there were more than 700,000 podcasts on iTunes alone, totalling 29 million episodes created! And, by January this year, there were 900,000 active podcasts and 30 million episodes, according to this Podcast Insights’ article.
“Popular” doesn’t even begin to cover the podcast movement.
Easy-to-consume, podcasts make the discovery of new and complex themes easy, like learning about new technologies and their impact on society and business. They take advantage of the power of dialoguing, and give room for an intimate atmosphere.
Talk Tech to me
In our very own podcast, PwC TechTalks, our hosts Paramita Chakraborty and Luis Salerno have nice, informal conversations not only with our in-house professionals but also with invitees from Luxembourg organisations or from the PwC network.
TechTalk guests explain, in simple words, and based on their experience, what their approach to new technologies is, exploring their advantages and disadvantages, and giving advice to others who may be interested in implementing them. There is little risk that technology matters such as artificial intelligence or blockchain will go out of fashion any time soon.
During our weekly (virtual) team meeting over coffee, we wondered what the best way to revisit our podcasts would be. We wanted to create something fun and interactive but also insightful. After a short brainstorm (and a second cup of coffee), we stumbled upon an idea, a podcast quiz.
Interested? Let us explain.
The rules of the game
The quiz rules couldn’t be any simpler!
Complete the missing words of the remarkable quotes that our in-house professionals or external guests have shared with us in any of the TechTalk episodes.
But don’t fret! We don’t want to make things that complicated. We provide you with the name of author of each quote and, when the word to guess can be challenging, we’ve also added some clues. Right after filling in each gap, you will see if the answer is correct. In case it isn’t, you can give a new try! Simply, write the new answer by clicking on any part of the gap.
If you are an avid follower of our podcast, this should be a walk in the park. If you’re not, this game will make you wiser!
Like Sherlock Holmes said “The game is on!”. Ready, set, go!
Want to more? Challenge your knowledge on the second game and another set of quotes by tech experts.
Talk the TechTalk
So, you had a glimpse of the expertise of our speakers. Are you interested in learning more? You can find below the episodes in which they participate.
- Luc Falempin in The One about Blockchain, Tokenisation and Securities
- Daniel Trautmann in It’s Intelligence. Process Intelligence
- Dr. Anand Rao in The One Where Anand Rao Talks To Us About AI – Part 1 and Part 2
- Frédéric Vonner in Privacy Shmivacy
- Damien Lenoble in The One on 3D printing
- Thomas Campione in Work those assets
- Miguel Olivares Mendez in The One on Robotics
- Xavier Lisoir in The One on the “Essential Eight”
- Jane Frankland in The One about Women and Cybersecurity
- Christian Scharff in Keep calm and upskill
What we think
If you haven’t discovered the magical world of podcasts yet, you’re missing out. Podcasting is experiencing considerable growth and is forecast to reach new heights in the coming years. If you’re a brand, podcasts can be a great way to strengthen your image and reach out to a very large and engaged audience thanks to their authenticity. And if you’re a listener, they can be excellent sources of learning and help you get more deeply involved in areas you are interested in. Given the wide variety of podcasts out there today, there really is something for everyone.