6 Great New Podcasts
Welcome to the 147th edition of Find That Pod.
So there was a bit of a kerfuffle in the podcasting world this past week…
Turns out that Neil Young (famous older musician for you youngins) threatened to have his music catalogue pulled from Spotify over that platform’s continued support of Joe Rogan and his questionable views about COVID-19.
Spotify had purchased the rights to Rogan’s show for an eye-popping $100 million a while back.
And while Spotify decided to side with Rogan (a completely unsurprising move), protect their investment and pull all of Neil Young’s music from their platform, I think a lot of the media takes on this are getting it wrong.
Neil Young won. Period. Sure, he and his record might take a financial hit from this, but his goal was not money. His goal was to bring attention to Rogan’s misinformation peddling and make Spotify look bad for platforming those views. In that, he succeeded.
It will be interesting to see if other artists join the fray in putting pressure on Spotify to reconsider their seemingly unconditional support of Rogan’s show.
Alright, let’s get to this week’s recommendations:
The Marcus Garrett Show
Let’s face it, most of us have been in debt at some point in our lives. But there’s a clear path out of it. And that’s part of the focus on this terrific personal finance show hosted by bestselling author, yep, you guessed it, Marcus Garrett.
This podcast is a great mix of advice on how to get your personal finances in order and begin to prosper financially. It also features a great archive for a host of wide-ranging and entertaining conversations with influencers, finance experts and entrepreneurs on the topic of money. Give it a listen and you might learn a thing or two.
This Day in Esoteric Political History
I absolutely love the premise of this show: We’re living in unprecedented times. Maybe. And it’s that “maybe” that sets up the entire conceit of this podcast that delves into moments big and small in U.S. political history that have somehow fallen away from the collective memory of most Americans. It’s an absolutely enlightening look at what you probably don’t remember happened, and will be amazed that it happened at all. Seriously, just go listen to it.
This is the show that will make you feel like maybe you can relate to the teens and young adults in your life once again. The notion is simple. What’s the big thing that everyone on the Internet talking about this week? This podcast will get you up-to-speed on the latest viral trends, weird Internet culture, and other bits of entertainment happening on the Interwebs. Discover what happens when the hosts gaze into the online abyss and discover what’s gazing back.
Based on a True Story
Ever wondered just how accurate that historical movie you just watched was? How fast and loose did those involved with the making of the movie play with historical fact? Just how much embellishment was there in any given scene?
That’s the entire crux of this amazing podcast that is now nearly 200 episodes long. Each episode deconstructs a famous historical movie or show and brings in experts to separate fact, exaggeration and in some cases downright fiction. Well worth a listen for both movie and history buffs.