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Find That Pod # 108

Five Great New Podcasts

Welcome to the 108th edition of Find That Pod.

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A Breath of Fresh Earth

This fantastic climate and environmental change podcast is a little bit different from other shows I’ve listened to on this topic. A Breath of Fresh Earth is more like your guide to all the good things happening in the battle against climate change. It’s a show that spotlights Climate Heroes fighting the good fight to ensure that the earth doesn’t become a ridiculous hellscape no-one wants to live on.

But more than that this show is also a great resource for people looking to get more active in the climate change battle, with recommendations on products to buy, who to follow on social media, and more. Looking to get involved in preventing an unlivable earth? This podcast is a terrific place to start.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google PodcastsOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: Fukushima 10 Years Later

Excuse Me, That’s Illegal

I don’t even know where to start with this podcast. It’s one of those gems that when you run across it, you honestly can’t believe you haven’t heard of it earlier. Yes, it’s a true-crime show, but not like any true crime show you’ve listened to before. Its format is equal parts baffling and equal parts genius.

Host Leroy Luna takes on what he calls “softcore” crimes. Smartly steering away from stories of murder and heartache, for which there are thousands of other podcasts for, Leroy has carved out a brilliant niche in covering things like petty theft, dumb criminals, bank robberies, and other insanely entertaining crimes that don’t necessarily involve bloody corpses.

The show even has a great Listener Confession segment in which fans of the show call in and confess their minor crimes. But what truly sets this show apart, aside from the format, is the host. He’s affable, funny, and has a cadence and style to his one-man show that makes him easy and enjoyable to listen to. This show is definitely staying in my permanent subscribe list .

Listen on: Apple Podcasts | SpotifyGoogle Podcasts | Overcast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: No Money, No Problem

Strange By Nature

The natural world is both stranger and more awesome than you might suspect. That’s what this relatively new show is all about. Sure it’s only 14 episodes in as of this writing, but it’s off to a great start. Explore stories of the weird and wonderous world of animals, plants, and bizarre creatures that pervade our home planet. Hosted by naturalists, this podcast presents weekly curated stories about just how strange nature can get.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | GoogleOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: Things Go Off the Rails and Victoria’s Head Explodes

The Friendship File

The premise of this podcast is simple. Do you ever wonder what friends say about each other when the other friend isn’t around? Each episode features two friends answering 17 questions about each other. Some friendships are clearly meant to be, while others, well, they quickly begin to unravel when there’s plenty of honesty being divulged. A pretty entertaining show.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | SpotifyGoogle Podcasts | Overcast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: Tony and Rohan

Crazy Town

Given the cover art of this show, you can probably guess what this podcast is all about. But it’s not just about climate change. It’s about the crazy-making policies that governments and societies have adopted around the world, that are frankly, roasting the earth and making everyone a bit dumber along the way. But don’t worry, it’s not all doom and gloom, this show happens to also be quite funny.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | SpotifyGoogle Podcasts | Overcast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: Discounting the Future and Climate Chaos