Five Great New Podcasts
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Glee on the Rocks: an unofficial Glee podcast
Hey… remember that show Glee? It became quite the cultural phenomenon and both made and accelerated many Hollywood careers. Then there’s that whole Glee Curse thing where a number of the show’s major stars have tragically died in the intervening years since the show has been off the air.
Following the popularity of many retrospective TV show podcasts, the Glee on the Rocks podcast is an in-depth look back on the show and its impact on pop-culture. It follows the shows highs and lows as well as a discussion on the writing, the music and what we can learn from a show that was decidedly upbeat, well at least for the most part. So if you ever got sucked into this show and consider yourself a Glee fan, this podcast retrospective is worth a listen.
Dr. No Sleep | Scary Horror Stories
I’m a sucker for scary stories. And if you are too, you owe yourself the favour of checking out this podcast. Yes, there’s an associated YouTube channel with animations that go along with each story, but frankly, the animations aren’t very good. What IS very good however are the stories being told, that is if you enjoy that creepy feeling of having your hair stand up on your arms. Now go forth and be frightening my friends.
How to Fail with Elizabeth Day
Hong Kong Silenced
What has transpired in Hong Kong over the past couple of years is a tragedy. The authoritarian regime of the CCP has cracked down on the once semi-autonomous city and this podcast explores both the history of that event as well as what’s currently happening in Hong Kong.
Mass arrests. Newspaper raids. Banned protests. Activists fleeing into exile. A curriculum designed to brainwash. Correspondent Sophia Yan tells the inside story of how life in Hong Kong was turned upside down in just one year. A fascinating and illuminating podcast. Give it a listen and educate yourself a touch on what’s happening in that part of the world.
Did You Get My Text with Meredith and Patton
I’m not normally a huge fan of celebrity podcasts. But there are exceptions too good to ignore. One such show is this comedy show from celebrity couple Meredith Salenger and Patton Oswalt. If for no other reason, listen to this show because these two are genuinely some of the nicest people in Hollywood. Their banter is fun, funny, and entertaining. Parenthood, career, pop-culture, philosophy, news and snacks! This podcast has it all.