Five Great New Podcasts
Welcome to the 131st edition of Find That Pod.
Perhaps poorly timed, seeing as how we just went through the Facebookdownapocalypse of 2021, but hey… we’ve now got an FTP Instagram account where you can follow us, you know if that’s the sort of thing you’re into.
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Here are this week’s recommendations.
The Test of Time
Put on your nostalgia hats and prepare your mind to enter the zone of 80’s, 90’s and sometimes early 00’s movie discussion. It’s time to challenge your perception of all those movies you thought you loved and make you think twice about how you remember hits like Crocodile Dundee, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Bend it Like Beckham, and hundreds more. Actually, I saw a twitter post the other day with someone calling “10 Things I Hate About You” a classic movie, and I immediately felt a million years old.
Join a lively conversation with two friends examining the humour, themes, and ideas of the movies of yesteryear. It’s a podcast filled with great host chemistry from two friends that really know their films. Sure, they don’t always agree, but that’s the fun part!
The pandemic has launched millions of people into the brave new world of becoming digital creators. But of-course, not everyone knows what they’re doing. So podcasts like this, that help business owners and solopreneurs tackle the world of online marketing are a valuable tool in trying to understand how to navigate the world of creating and ultimately profiting from their creations. Want to learn how to launch an online course, a podcast or other digital offering? You won’t go wrong with the advice you’ll find in this podcast by seasoned strategist, Steph Taylor.
Reddit is at times equal parts online cesspool, and incredible community space for, well, pretty much everyone. But what has always impressed me about reddit is how goddamn funny the threads can be. Of-course there’s a whole sub-culture around epic threads but this podcast, in its simplest forms takes some of those threads, and reads them out loud. Stories from subreddits such as r/Prorevenge, r/Entitledparents, r/Choosingbeggars are sure to entertain and delight.
The Problem With Jon Stewart
He’s back. But more serious, at least that’s what the reviews are saying. Jon Stewart, of Daily Show fame has a new show, and of-course, it being on Apple, comes with a companion podcast. But the podcast isn’t just the show, it’s a more in-depth look at the issues the show covers and provides an entertaining inside look into the making of the show. If you’re a Jon Stewart fan, you’ll probably want to add this to your regular listening schedule.
To a Lesser Degree
From anecdote in my own life, along with some evidence from surveys of younger generations from around the world it seems like there is a whole lot of Climate Change pessimism going around. Actually, pessimism is too weak of a word for it. The general feeling amongst today’s youth is that the planet is seriously fucked. This outlook is also affecting their choices in regards to their careers, family planning and financial strategies. And really, who can blame them. We’re not even slowing down our collective emissions into the atmosphere, let alone reversing them.
Nevertheless, as a society, we can’t be lulled into a sense of hopelessness. We must now think in terms of mitigation, adaptation and long-term reduction of greenhouse gases. That’s where this podcast comes in. It’s a new show from the folks at The Economist, that aims to map out the path to tackling climate change with intelligent and informed analysis of the steps that need to happen.