Five Great New Podcasts
Welcome to the 142nd edition of Find That Pod.
‘Twas the night before…
Not a creature was stirring, not even a podcast?
As you can tell, I’m not exactly a poet. But as you hopefully head into the holidays, I know you can probably use a podcast or two to tune out with and perhaps drown out the inevitable family bickering.
So without further delay, here are this week’s recommendations. Happy Holidays to all who celebrate!
If you even have a passing interest in Basketball and the NBA, The Chatroom podcast may be a good place to get your feet wet into the world of basketball podcasts. Hosted by a cast of basketball coaches and fans, the show covers a wide range of basketball topics but also delves into various sub-cultures that tend to mingle with basketball. These guys clearly know what they’re talking about, and not-so-great microphone and final audio output aside, the show has plenty of appeal for anyone looking to hear some knowledgeable NBA talk.
As with last week’s podcast, this show is squarely not in my wheelhouse, but it’s obviously a big deal in Cleveland. The show offers the latest analysis on Ohio State football, basketball and recruiting from cleveland.com’s Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means. So if you’re into the good old Buckeye’s, check out this show, it’s probably your jam.
How AI Happens
I’m deeply fascinated by the world of AI (Artificial Intelligence). It’s not every day that you can learn about a technology that has the potential to either be humanity’s saviour, or our doom. This well-constructed podcast dives head-long into the world of experts and practitioners explaining their work at the cutting edge of AI. Researchers, data scientists, ML engineers, and other leaders of today’s most exciting AI companies often make an appearance to explain some of the most challenging problems and exciting developments in this field.
Ever heard of the Clio Awards? You might have if you’re a fan of the TV show Mad Men. The Clio’s were founded in 1959 to honour excellence in advertising. And that’s what this incredibly interesting podcast is all about. Featuring Clio Awards editor-in-chief and longtime ad critic, Tim Nudd, the show traverses the landscape of iconic advertising and often talks to the very people who made them. Advertising nerds, this is the show for you.