Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020

OK; so we’re not all part of the Class of 2020, but that doesn’t mean we can’t listen to these speeches curated by iHeartRadio. Created to celebrate the abandoned graduation ceremonies of midpandemic seniors, these speeches — by notables like Bill and Melinda Gates, Abby Wambach, Bobby Flay, Guy Raz, Hillary Clinton, Henry Winkler, and more — will provide a much-needed boost of motivation and inspiration during a time when we’re all a little bit lacking.

Without Fail

Let’s face it; Everyone fails at one point or another in their lives. In this weekly Gimlet Media podcast, host Alex Blumberg engages in candid conversations with the whistle blowers, entrepreneurs, politicians, athletes, and trailblazers who have accomplished impossible feats to find out what works and what doesn’t. It’s up to the listener to learn from the mistakes or triumphs of Without Fail’s guests.

Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!

Calling all news junkies. If you like to “read all about it,” you might enjoy this weekly current events quiz by NPR. Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! will keep you well informed and entertained while you listen to the weekly celebrity hosts — like Samantha Bee, Tim Gunn, Christine Baranski, Allison Janney, and Tom Hanks — quiz their panelists, who try to figure out what is real and what is completely fabricated.

The Merriweather Council Podcast

Even before Etsy’s 2005 founding, art and design entrepreneurs were turning their crafty hobbies into profits; however, we think 2020 is really going to be the year of the handmade business. Cue the Merriweather Council Podcast, hosted by Danielle Spurge, a twice-weekly series aimed at makers, Etsy sellers, and Shopify users that is full of insights and “tough love” advice from other entrepreneurs making waves in the handmade industry.


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