The show in a nutshell

The Polarizer Podcast is a long form conversation hosted by Diederik with friends and guests that have included entrepreneurs, rock stars, rappers, painters, scientists, writers, world travelers, photographers, and other esoteric life-explorers.


Diederik Hoebée was born in The Netherlands in 1986. He has a background in business and IT, but he’s a photographer and entrepreneur at heart. Visit his website for his photography and other work.


The Polarizer Podcast started during a 1.5-year-long backpacking trip across Asia, Australia, and the USA.

Diederik quit his corporate job at 29 years old, sold all of his belongings, and set off with a backpack. While hanging out in hostels and hustling in various jobs, he met many people with an interesting story to tell. Eventually, he bought a portable recorder to capture these conversations, and The Polarizer Podcast was born.

As for the name, a polarizer is an optical filter used in photography that filters a beam of light of undefined or mixed polarization into a beam of well-defined polarization, increasing color and contrast. Surely there’s a metaphor to be found there. Most of all, it sounds cool.

Technical details

  • Average show length: 90-120 minutes.
  • 80% of the audience is located in The United States of America, Australia, and the UK.
  • 90% of listeners listen through mobile podcast apps.
  • Available for free on all major platforms.