Pods You Should Listen To
Welcome to the 13th edition of Find That Pod. What a week huh? How about those debates? Poor Joe Biden didn’t know what him! Oh well, at least we still have podcasts right? I hope you love this week’s recommendations, I know I did.
I’m not going to attempt to describe this podcast in my own words, so I’ll just leave the official description here for you to read, but I’ll just tell you that one of my favourite public figures, Sam Harris was recently interviewed by the ladies from the Femsplainers and it was a terrific interview, which is how I discovered this podcast in the first place. It’s the gossipy, smart, witty conversation you’d have if all of your girlfriends (and some of your guy friends too!) were experts on the hot topics of the moment.
I don’t have a musical bone in my body, but I do love and appreciate a wider variety of music, so when I ran across this podcast I was immediately intrigued. Host and musician Kirk Hamilton picks apart a famous song in each episode to analyze what it is about that song that makes it great. It’s incredibly detailed but also a fun look at some of history’s best music. Kirk’s passion for music really shines through in his commentary.
Nice Try! – Utopian
The first season of the Nice Try! podcast takes on the topic of exploring humanity’s preoccupation with the idea of Utopia. It asks, “What’s a perfect place? And how do we get there?”. An awesome listen if you’re interested in the history of attempts to create so-called utopian societies and idyllic communities, and how incredibly sideways and harmful that can go sometimes.
But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids
Kids ask a lot of questions. Mostly of the “But Why?” variety, especially when they’re in a certain age range. The But Why podcast takes some of the most challenging and entertaining questions that kids ask and attempts to answer them in a kid-friendly way. Topics include nature, words, science, engineering, and more.
Hosted by Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond, the Dear Sugars podcast focuses on complex emotional issues, and affairs of the heart. Offering what they call radical empathy, the hosts invite callers to submit their stories of pain and woe and attempt to offer their best advice.