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Find That Pod # 133

Five Great New Podcasts

Welcome to the 133rd edition of Find That Pod.

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Here are this week’s recommendations.

Just Breathe: Parenting Your LGBTQ Teen

I’m the parent of a young child and I often wonder how well equipped I would be to navigate the parenting landscape if my child came out to me as LGBTQ. It’s an interesting thought exercise as a parent and it never hurts to be prepared for such a possibility. That’s why I was fascinated when this podcast decided to get in front of my audience.

Heather Hester’s podcast is all about discussing taboo topics and erasing stigmas surrounding the coming out process and parenting an LGBTQ+ teen. Heather’s approach is based on four pillars – to Embrace, Educate, Empower, and Love – and most of all, to reinforce to all LGBTQ+ people, their families, and their allies that they are not alone! It’s an excellent show filled with compassion and useful resources for any parent.

Website | Listen on Apple Podcasts | SpotifyGoogle PodcastsOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: What your Non-Binary Teen Wished You Knew

Modem Mischief

I’m such a suck for stories of digital mischief, especially when they’re attached to a cleverly named podcast. And I can tell you, this is one promising podcast. Yes, it’s new, with only three episodes in the bag thus far, but it’s off to a great start.

Modem Mischief tells the stories of the outlaws of cyberspace. Hackers, phone phreaks, dark web lurkers and cybercrime perpetrators of the digital underground are explored in this series. Highly produced with the use of storytelling devices such as ambience and mood-setting sounds and music, it’s a storytelling show with just the right amount of intrigue for anyone interested in the world of digital shenanigans.

Website | Listen on Apple Podcasts | SpotifyGoogle PodcastsOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: Kevin Mitnick aka Condor

Good in Theory: A Political Philosophy Podcast

Ok, put on your thinking hats political nerds. This podcast aims to dig down to the very roots of modern political life through the exploration of political philosophy. Want to know what’s in Plato’s Republic or Hobbes’s Leviathan but don’t want to read them? This show is for you. The host, through the course of now over 35 episodes goes on to explain his favourite books in political theory in enough detail that you’ll feel like you read them yourself. Deep but not heavy. No experience is needed.

Website | Listen on Apple Podcasts | SpotifyGoogle PodcastsOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: 32 – Fukuyama’s “The End of History?”

Incredible Feats

Hosted by comedian Dan Cummins of Timesuck and Scare to Death, both of which I previously profiled here, this podcast – oddly enough not available in Apple Podcasts, tells the tales of humanity’s most daring achievements. It does this in an incredibly short format with most episodes coming in at around just seven minutes. Every weekday, Incredible Feats introduces you to a new story of jaw-dropping physical strength, mental focus, and bizarre behaviour.

Website | Listen on Spotify | Overcast | Not sure where to start? Start with any episode.

Pod Therapy

Two real-world therapists take on all your mental health questions. No topic is banned, no R-rated discussion is shunned. These ain’t your typical stodgy monotone hosts. No, these two dudes are good-natured, genuine and use plenty of relatable humour, anecdote and professional advice to talking about all the things that people are struggling with in their daily lives. It’s a therapy podcast for anyone that wants a touch of entertainment on the side but still wants to hear the stories of how everyone is coping.

Website | Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts Overcast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: #195: Perfection in Marriage, Pet’s Death, Friend in Abusive Relationship