Pods You Should Listen To
Welcome to the 18th edition of Find That Pod. Many of you have been asking for us to start compiling a “top <podcast category> podcasts for you to sink your teeth into, and don’t worry we’re on it. Expect to see our first “top podcasts” feature in the coming weeks. In the meanwhile, here are 5 more pods for you to check out this week:
Nerdy Bitches Podcast
To the well-deserved eye-rolling ire of true geeks, everyone these days claims to be a geek or nerd, but the hosts of this podcast, Heather and Liz, truly fit the bill. These two take on geek culture in the broadest sense in this highly entertaining weekly podcast that covers everything related to nerd and geek culture from a distinctively female perspective. This podcast is all kinds of awesome sauce, check it out1
Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Overcast | Not sure where to start? Try this episode: Captain America: The First Avenger
Every Little Thing
Coming from podcasting giant, Gimlet Media (now owned by Spotify), the Every Little Thing podcast is an exploration of everyday things that you don’t normally think about. Things like… when did pants become a thing? The history of the fork as a utensil. Would dinosaurs taste like chicken? Public Toilets: to sit or hover? – Those topics should give you an idea of the type of esoteric yet interesting podcast you should expect here.
Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Overcast | Not sure where to start? Start with F-ck Yeah: Can Cursing Make You Stronger?
This is a relatively new podcast with a lot of potential for some serious greatness. From hosts Federico Viticci and John Voorhees of MacStories.net fame, each week they bring a new in-depth conversation with guests about the impact of technology on creativity and their art-form.
Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Overcast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: Writing Online with John Gruber of Daring Fireball
Ever wondered about the true origin of some of the most famous brands in the world? Or curious to hear little-known facts and bizarre stories about household name companies? This “business history” podcast is right up your curious alley.
Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Overcast | Not sure where to start? Try this one: The VW Beetle’s Dark Past
This is probably the hardest to describe podcast on this week’s list, but suffice to say that it has two terrific podcast hosts, one of which happens to be Ken Jennings of Jeopardy fame. Think of this podcast as an “encyclopedic reference of strange-but-true stories compiled as a time capsule for future generations.”
Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Overcast | Not sure where to start? Try this episode: Cold Fusion