Pods You Should Listen To
Welcome to the 17th edition of Find That Pod. So it appears to be just a tad on the warm side around the world at the moment, but perhaps you’ll find some cooling solace in the fact that we’ve got 5 new podcasts of supreme quality for your to consume if you’ve grown tired of your usual repertoire of audio goodness.
p.s. thanks to everyone who submitted their podcast suggestions, you guys really killed it this week, just look at this twitter thread.
Stuff You Missed in History Class
Whether you’re a history buff or not, there’s something for everyone in this long-running and highly successful podcast that focuses on the more obscure, and sometimes overlooked events of history. Impress your friends with history facts they likely don’t know and finally take down that pub-quiz championship you’ve been gunning for.
Hosted by HBO’s Bill Simmons, this podcast is a very listenable slice of analysis completed by a round-table of movie connoisseurs. They dive headlong into the murky waters of praise and criticism that each movie deserves, but obviously, do it coming from a place of informed opinion and breadth of industry knowledge.
The Origins Podcast
Well known theoretical physicist and cosmologist, Lawrence M. Krauss just recently started this podcast and has already racked up an impressive roster of interview guests including Ricky Gervais and Brian May. The topics discussed in this fascinating pod include a full range of human experience issues, including culture, science, history and more.
Far From Home
Wanderlust. Most of us have it to some degree, but not most of us take a grand 11,000-mile road trip from London to Mongolia in a really tiny car. That’s what award-winning radio journalist Scott Gurian did, and he documented it in a 24 episode podcast. Now he’s starting season 2 with a more pensive look back at his journey.
Her Stem Story
Hosted by Prasha Sarwate, this magnificent podcast has a mission, to increase access and the number of women’s voices in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Through interviews with women working in those fields, it takes people on a journey of telling unheard, yet compelling stories of women’s careers that may otherwise go unheard.
Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Overcast | Not sure where to start? Try this episode: Episode 60: A Computer Scientist, A Model & An Advocate