Pods You Should Listen To
Welcome to the 22nd edition of Find That Pod. As always, thanks for all the great suggestions this past week. A reminder that once a week we announce an open thread for new podcast suggestions. Make sure to keep an eye out for it by following us on Twitter. Here are this week’s picks:
This is definitely the kind of podcast that’s up my alley and might be right up your alley if you’re into words and language. It’s a break-down of all kinds of things that make the constructs of what humans use to communicate very interesting.
It’s hard to describe this podcast other than it’s not a traditional podcast, in the sense that it’s actually an ongoing quiz show that features comedians discussing a variety of topics and eventually disagreeing to disagree.
Land of the Giants
FAANG. It ain’t an extra-long set of teeth on Dracula, it’s an acronym for this group of tech giants: Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google. The Land of the Giants from media darling Vox and Recode dedicate each season of this podcast to go in-depth on each of these companies and what kind of obstacles they not only face but pose to society at large.
You’ve surely heard of various attempts by scientists and NASA to test the effects of isolation and limited space quarters in an attempt to simulate what it would be like to live on Mars. This is the story of such one attempt. Host Lynn Levy chronicles the experiment from the moment a six-person crew steps into their habitat.