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Introducing Chandoo.org Podcast. Become Awesome in Data on the go. You can listen all the episodes on this page or subscribe to my podcast on your favorite Podcast App. Some links are below:

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CP05: Interview with MrExcel – Bill Jelen (on his incredible work ethic)

Bill Jelen is one of my most favorite people on earth. That is why I wanted to have him as my first guest when I restarted the podcast. Even though I recorded this few weeks ago, only now I got around to publishing it. Please enjoy the conversation with Bill.

SQL vs. Power Query – The Ultimate Comparison

On the left side, we have a veteran warrior with 37 years of data battle scars and redundant six pack. They call him SQL. On the right side, there is a young challenger with transformative powers and "never say undo" attitude. He goes by the moniker Power Query. Who is going to win this battle?!?

CP03: The Ugly Truth About Power BI (actually, 4 of them)

Power BI is one of the most prominent data analytics technology out there. Power BI is also one of the most marketed and hyped technology out there. Unfortunately, both of these statements are true. In a world where data is the buzz word, Power BI (or other similar platforms like Tableau) appeal to CXOs as panacea for all their data troubles. But, just as any technology, Power BI too has it's own shortcomings. So in this episode of my podcast, let's uncover 4 ugly truths of Power BI.

CP02: Six Tips to get a Six Figure ($100,000+) Data Job

So you want a 6 figure data job? In this podcast episode, I am going to share 6 strategies and tactics to land a $100k+ data job.

Top 5 Excel Skills you need to be a Successful Data Analyst in 2023 (podcast)

Ladies & gentlemen... I have an exciting announcement. I am relaunching my podcast!!! It only took me 7 years, but Chandoo.org podcast is now BACK! I am planning to make regular episodes on Excel, Power BI, SQL & Data Analytics. In the 1st episode of Season 2 of Chandoo.org podcast I talk about, Top 5 Excel Skills you need to be a Successful Data Analyst in 2023.

CP056: So which formulas you should care to learn?

In the 56th episode of Chandoo.org podcast, let me answer the chicken and egg question of Excel users. How many formulas should you care to learn? What is in this session? In this podcast,
  • Two personal updates
  • 3 legs of formula writing
    • Function knowledge
    • Operators
    • Referencing
  • 6 categories of must-know functions
    • Basic math
    • Conditions
    • Lookups
    • Text
    • Date & time
    • Work specific
  • Closing remarks & resources for you

CP055: “Yes, I am back” edition (and a bonus Excel tip)

Ladies & gentlemen, its time we revived the much loved Chandoo.org podcast. In the 55th episode, I do a lousy imitation of Arnold Schwarzenegger's famous "I will be back" and tell you why there was such a long gap between episodes, my plans for reviving our podcast and more. What is in this session? In this podcast,
  • Why there was such a long gap between last and this episode
  • What next?
  • How to extract every 6th item from a list?

CP054: Top 10 Pivot Table Tricks for YOU

In the 54th session of Chandoo.org podcast, let's make you awesome in Pivot Tables. What is in this session? In this podcast,
  • Quick updates
  • Top 10 pivot table tricks
    • Adding same value field twice
    • Tabular layouts
    • GETPIVOTDATA & 2 bonus tricks
    • Relationships & data model
    • One slicer to rule them all
    • Show only top x values
    • Relative performance
    • Show unique count
    • Spruce up with conditional formats
    • Not so ugly pivot charts
  • Resources & Show notes for you

CP053: Excel Data Validation for Dummies

In the 53rd session of Chandoo.org podcast, let's talk about data validation. What is in this session? In this podcast,
  • What is data validation
  • How Excel DV compares with database & software DV?
  • Types of data validation rules
  • List & custom rules explained
  • Input & error messages
  • Alternatives to data validation
  • Enhancing data validation
  • Removing data validation rules
  • Homework problem for you
  • Resources & show notes

CP052: Book Review – M is for Data Monkey by Ken & Miguel

In the 52nd session of Chandoo.org podcast, let's discuss monkeys, Ok, I am kidding. We are going to talk about M is for Data Monkey book.

What is in this session?

In this podcast,
  • Updates: Why so much gap between episodes?
  • Quick introduction to Power Query
  • Why you should get this book?
  • What is in this book?
  • A very cool example of the techniques you will learn
  • Conclusions

CP051: VLOOKUP FAQs – Most frequently asked questions about VLOOKUP – Answered

In the 51st session of Chandoo.org podcast, let's discuss most frequently asked questions about VLOOKUP.

What is in this session?

In this podcast,
  • What is VLOOKUP?
  • What happens when VLOOKUP can't find the value?
  • Should my list be sorted?
  • Is VLOOKUP slower than INDEX + MATCH?
  • What if my list has multiple matches?
  • How to fetch 2nd / 3rd matching item?
  • How to fetch all matching items?
  • How to fetch items matching multiple conditions?
  • How to speed up VLOOKUP?
  • Why doesn't my VLOOKUP work?
  • What to do in case of errors?
  • Resources for you

CP050: Fifty Excel Tips to make you awesome

This is going to be epic!!! In the 50th session of Chandoo.org podcastwe have 50 Excel tips to make you awesome. What is in this session? In this podcast,
  • Thank you message
  • Fifty tips in 5 buckets
    • Shortcuts & Productivity
    • Formulas
    • Managing Data
    • Charts
    • Using Excel better

CP049: Don’t do data dumps!!!

In the 49th session of Chandoo.org podcast, let's talk about data dumps!

What is in this session?

In this podcast,
  • What is a data dump
  • Examples of data dump
  • Why we dump
  • Ways to avoid data dumps
    • Go for information dumps
    • Sort the dump
    • Filter the dump
    • Give a table
  • Resources for you

CP048: How to create animated charts in Excel?

In the 48th session of Chandoo.org podcast, let's make some animated charts!!! What is in this session? In this podcast,
  • Announcements
  • Why animate your charts?
  • Non-VBA methods to animate charts
    • Excel 2013's built-in animation effects
    • Iterative formula approach
  • VBA based animation
    • Cartoon film analogy
    • Understanding the VBA part
  • Example animated chart - Sales of a new product
  • Resources and downloads for you

CP047: Best Excel tools for Entrepreneurs

In the 47th session of Chandoo.org podcast, let's see how Excel can make you an awesome entrepreneur.

What is in this session?

In this podcast,
  • Why Excel for entrepreneurs
  • Key areas of a business owner's work
    • Projects & to dos
    • Finances
    • Customers & marketing
    • Planning & strategy
    • Processes & workflows
  • 5 features of Excel that help
  • Conclusions

CP046: Gantt charts & project planning using Excel

In the 46th session of Chandoo.org podcast, let's talk about gantt charts and project plans.

What is in this session?

In this podcast,
  • A brief intro to Excel 2016
  • What is a Gantt chart?
  • How Gantt charts can help us?
  • How to create Gantt charts in Excel
    • Using bar charts with invisible series
    • Using conditional formatting and formulas
    • Using ready-made templates
  • Resources on Gantt charts & project planning
  • Conclusions

CP045: Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulations in Excel

In the 45th session of Chandoo.org podcast, let's get in to Monte Carlo simulations.

What is in this session?

In this podcast,
  • Quick personal updates - 200km BRM and book delay
  • History of Monte Carlo simulations
  • Monte Carlo simulations - an example
  • How to do simulations in Excel
    • Formulas
    • VBA
    • Data Tables
  • Using data tables to run simulations - case study - estimating Pi value
  • Things to keep in mind when setting up your simulation models
  • Resources on Monte Carlo simulations in Excel
  • Conclusions

CP044: My first dashboard was a failure!!!

In the 44th session of Chandoo.org podcast, let's talk about failures.

What is in this session?

In this podcast,
  • Book announcement about Dashboards for Excel
  • Story of my first ever dashboard
  • Important lessons - Requirement Analysis for dashboards
  • Resources for creating awesome dashboards
    • Podcasts
    • Books
    • Courses

CP043: My favorite time saving features of Excel, Revealed.

In the 43rd session of Chandoo.org podcast, let's talk about top time saving features of Excel. What is in this session? In this podcast,
  • Quick announcement about Awesome August
  • My 9 favorite time saving features of Excel
  • Remove Duplicates
  • Tables
  • Pivot Tables
  • Auto fill
  • Format Painter
  • Find & Replace
  • VBA / Macro Recorder
  • Auto save
  • Auto complete / Intellisence
  • Recap & Conclusions

CP042: Financial Analysis & Modeling concepts – 101

In the 42nd session of Chandoo.org podcast, Let's talk about money. We are going to learn about various concepts that are vital for doing financial analysis and building models.

What is in this session?

In this podcast,
  • Quick announcement about Awesome August
  • 5 key finance concepts
    • Time value of money
    • Compound interest
    • Risk free rate of return
    • Net Present Value - NPV
    • Internal Rate of Return - IRR
  • Case study - Uber vs. Your car
  • Conclusions
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The reviews are in...

This guy ROCKS!


I’ve followed Chandoo for a number of years and he and some of his followers have really improved my Excel skills. His approach to teaching and his clear love of sharing knowledge is infectious and appealing. Great and please keep it going.


Victor Meldrew II



Absolutely awesome! A must listen for anybody wanting to improve their Excel skills.


BI for anyone


Chandoo is fantastic. You don’t have to be in front of your computer to learn new Excel tips that you can put into action.


Awesome podcast!!! Great for career


I listen to this podcast on my commute. It absolutely makes me a more valuable worker.


I definitly recommed it…


I really get a lot from Chandoo’s podcasts. I’m not a data analysts but use Excel a lot during my day. Chandoo does a great job of proving quick tutorials that make me much more productive with Excel. He has a great way of explaining some confusing concepts in a way I can understand. I really look forward to the next new episode since it usually ups my understanding by a good percentage each episode. Only challenge I have is he does add in some dialog about his personal life that I easily get bored with. But it very appropriate, I think it’s just my issue.