I have to admit, I never thought that a Power BI Podcast could be a thing, let alone a valuable thing. After all, Power BI is a very visual and interactive tool. But indeed, Power BI Podcast IS a thing invented by my friend and Microsoft MVP Lars Schreiber from Hamburg, Germany. Recently Lars contacted me and asked if I would be interested in being a guest on his Podcast, which I was pleased to do. Since then, I have spent some of my spare time listening to some of the other episodes that Lars has recorded, with people like Marco Russo and Adam Saxton to name a few.
It is still early days, but I have to say that Lars is doing a great job exploring this different medium for this topic – something no one else seems to be doing (that I am aware of).
Why the Power BI Podcast Works
There are a few reasons. Firstly (as Lars mentioned in the episode with Marco), people can listen to a podcast without the need to engage their eyes [and hands]. This brings into play lots of opportunities to consume, including travelling on public transport, riding a bicycle, working out in the gym, mowing the lawn, lying in bed resting, etc. The second reason I think this works is that Lars has the opportunity to cover topics that would not otherwise translate well to other media. Some of the podcasts are positioned as expert talks on a topic, but more recently Lars has been exploring more of a “fire side chat” with his guests. And I have to say, I really like this format. Even though I have had the privilege to meet Marco and Adam, I have to say I know more about them now than before I listened to these episodes. And another thing – I have a deeper understanding about how similar the journeys of Marco and Adam have been to my own.
Why Not Give the SSBI Podcast A Go?
I suggest to my readers that you make a note (or mental note) to have a listen to the SSBI Podcast some time in the near future. You can find the links to the site below and you can also find it on the major podcast sites such as Apple and Google – just search for SSBI Podcast.
Here is the link to my episode
And here is the general link to the site. https://ssbi-blog.de/podcast/
Lars also has a blog that you should consider subscribing to https://ssbi-blog.de/blog/
What do you think about this?
Let me know in the comments below what you think about the podcast.