Five Great New Podcasts
Welcome to the 111th edition of Find That Pod.
Another busy week around these parts so I will dispense with the long opening and simply give you another dose of fine podcast suggestion goodness. Here we go…
Die-Alogue: A True Crime Conversation
As you’ve probably gathered, I’m a fairly big fan of true crime podcasts. But this show from host Rebekah Sebastian (great last name!) is not your typical true crime show. Each week, the show delves into in-depth interviews with people connected to true crime in some way. It’s less a show about what happened and who did it, and more a show about the “WHY” of true-crime.
Join Rebekah on a fascinating series in which she talks to criminal world experts, cult escapees, journalists, podcasters, and even attack survivors in sometimes intimate and otherwise informative interviews. This is not the type of true crime show you’re used to hearing and its unique angle on this genre is a breath of fresh air amidst the glut of podcasts tackling every crime under the sun.
While there are plenty of ongoing efforts to deal with the crisis of Climate Change at a macro level, there’s also the creeping fact that the damage has already been done. And thus, part of the strategy to survive and continue to thrive as a species must be the idea that we have to mitigate the worst effects of climate induced damage. In other words, we have to learn how to adapt.
That’s what this great podcast is all about. Host Doug Parsons speaks with scientists, activists, journalists and policymakers to discuss the tough realities of how America can adapt to the ravages of climate change. What adaptations will have to be made to avoid the worst ravages of climate change? What sacrifices will have to occur? What infrastructure will the country have to build or abandon? A fascinating show to be sure.
From Dan Benjamin’s 5by5 podcast network, DLC is a long-running podcast featuring a pretty great, mostly call-in show that allows listeners to voice their opinion no the latest and greatest in video games and tabletop entertainment. Of-course there’s also a healthy heaping of guests, host commentary and banter to be had. This one is for the video game nerds (like me!)
It’s one of those realizations you first have when you’re a teenager. That every single person that you see, in a crowd, on the subway, in a restaurant, has an incredibly complex inner life. Their own dreams, their own fears, and their own relationships. We move through this network of people that we interact with and yet too often we don’t hear their personal stories. That’s the aim of this podcast. To reveal the extraordinary stories of ordinary life. From teenagers to octogenarians, prisoners to prison guards, bra saleswomen to lighthouse keepers. There’s a story of a life here, for anyone and everyone.