Pods You Should Listen To
Welcome to the 15th edition of Find That Pod. So what’s everyone doing this summer? Are you all at the beach with AirPods in your ears listening to your favourite podcasts? I hope so! Here are my latest podcast discoveries you should introduce your ears and brain to.
Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend
Conan is one of my favourite comedians. He’s both goofy and smart which is a deadly combination when it comes to tickling my funny bone. Now that he’s only doing a 30-minute show on TBS and travel shows for Netflix, Team CoCo has expanded into the world of podcasts. This brilliant new pod’s premise is that Conan never gets the chance to do in-depth conversations with people he finds fascinating and that maybe if all goes well, will become his friend.
The Dice Tower
Hosted by Eric Summerer and Tom Vasel, the Dice Tower podcast is wholly dedicated to fans of board and card games. Now counting over 600 episodes, there’s something for everyone in this podcast and in many ways serves as a great way to discover great new board games to try. If you’re into board games at all, give this a listen.
I’ll let the official description tell you about this podcast because it’s a pretty good summary of what you can expect from this terrific podcast: Drew Coffman and Jon Mitchell met on the internet in 2012. It was a whole different internet back then. This is a podcast about what’s changed, where it’s going, and what it’s doing to our always-online society.
The Internet is awash with “makers”, but few express their emotions about the process of being a creator and making art for both a living and the anxieties that come along with that as well as the hosts of this podcast, Tiffany Arment and Julia Skott. The banter between the hosts and guests lets you dive into the mindset of a wide variety of creatives.
13 Minutes to the Moon
This incredible accounting of the 13 minutes prior to the landing of Apollo 13 on the Moon will give you some real goosebumps. Listen and learn about one of the most consequential moments in human history. I thought I knew a lot about the mission that put Neil Armstrong on the moon, but this podcast revealed so many interesting new details. While it’s a limited series, definitely worth your time if you’re a space nerd like me.