Pods You Should Listen To
Welcome to the 23rd edition of Find That Pod.
Another Friday is here and this week we delve deep into the world of weird, society, pop-culture, and plain old funny podcasts. Enjoy the picks:
Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything
So who is Benjamen Walker and why should you care about his theories about everything? Simply because he’s a fantastic journalist who has been podcasting since 2004 and is now producing one of the most fascinatingly strange and informative podcasts I’ve listened to in a long time. Give it a whirl, you won’t regret it.
Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
This NPR speared podcast features Jesse Thorn who manages to score some pretty amazing guests from today’s entertainment and pop-culture world. Names like Nick Offerman, Jeff Goldblum, Edie Falco, H.Jon Benjamin, Bill Hader, and Elvis Costello are just a few of the names that have trodden this podcast.
Capes on the Couch
What a fantastic concept. What if the superheroes you know and love all have some level of issues with their mental health. This podcast takes a comic aficionado and a board-certified psychiatrist through the various potential neuroses of both fictional heroes and villains from the comic book world.
Three Questions with Andy Richter
Conan O’Brian’s Team Coco venture has started to push hard into the world of podcasting and with that comes some great new podcasts on offer including this new one from Andy Richter (Conan’s ever-present side-kick). The conceit of this show is to ask celebrities the same three questions and see how they compare. A pretty thoughtful podcast as far as entertainment pods go.
If you need a healthy injection of optimism into your life amidst the relatively glum news we hear about most things in our modern society, this podcast is exactly what you need. From the Rockefeller Foundation comes a podcast that aims to look at some of the most intractable problems facing our world and finds innovators, thinkers, and leaders who believe that almost all of society’s problems are in-fact solvable!