The show in a nutshell

Diederik’s Beach Bar is a long form conversation hosted by Diederik with friends and guests that have included entrepreneurs, rock stars, rappers, artists, scientists, writers, world travelers, photographers, and other esoteric life-explorers.


Diederik was born in The Netherlands in 1986. He has a background in business and IT, but he’s a photographer at heart.


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 working various bartending and labor 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.

In January 2021, the name of the show was changed to Diederik’s Beach Bar. The original name never really felt right and didn’t explain what the show was about. This name does, as you expect to hear conversations you would have with a good friend in a bar.

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.