Five Great New Podcasts
Welcome to the 102nd edition of Find That Pod.
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The Cozy Robot Show
This is one of the more unique takes I’ve come across as far as podcasts that are focused on science. The show is hosted by Marvel’s Science Advisor (WandaVision, Loki, Dr. Strange 2, etc), Mike McHargue, and it explores a plethora of science-related topics using empathy and skepticism as the angle. There is a large focus on science and explaining hard topics like black holes, gravity waves, and psychedelics, as well as emotions and how we as people can use scientific knowledge to connect more with others using empathy.
A pretty fantastic show that I think would connect with a lot of people that want a science show that is a little more round-edged than your typical sharp-elbowed science podcasts. Do check it out.
Yes, it’s a Yahoo! news podcast. (side note, did you know Yahoo still existed? And did you also know they’re still one of the most trafficked websites on the web? Yeah. Kinda mind-blowing, I know.) Skullduggery is a purely politics podcast from investigative journalists Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman who break down the news and offer analysis on a variety of political and national security topics. Give it a shot and you might even learn a thing or two. Shout-out to my friend Andrew who lead me onto this podcast.
In Focus with David Yarrow
David Yarrow is a British photographer, and conservationist that has dedicated much of his career to photographing wildlife around the world. Now he’s launched a fascinating podcast in which he recalls some of his photographic adventures in far-flung places like South Sudan, Kenya, Norway, and North Korea. He’s a great story-teller and has some fantastic tales to tell that many aspiring photographers could learn from as they approach the art of capturing unique images.
The Atlas Obscura Podcast
Against the Odds
Big shout out to my friend Paul who recommended this show. Against the Odds is a new podcast from Wondery that explores stories of human resilience and survival. How do certain people survive seemingly insurmountable odds, only to walk away relatively unscathed? What are the stories behind that? To start, this podcast takes on the story of the soccer team trapped in an underwater cave in Thailand a few years ago. Yeah, that one where Elon Musk made a fool of himself, and then wound up calling some dude a Pedophile.
Advent of Computing
This one is for all the engineering and computing fans. A show that explores the history of computing and its origins. Hosted by Sean Haas, the show delves deep into some of the technical innovations of the past 6-7 decades of computing advances and how they came to be. How did older technology lead to the incredible micro super-computers we have in our pockets today? A fascinating history podcast to be sure.