6 Great New Podcasts
Welcome to the 150th edition of Find That Pod.
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150 weeks in a row of this newsletter. Not bad right? And yet I feel like I’m just getting started.
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Here are this week’s recommendations:
If you’re a long-time subscriber of this newsletter, you’re well aware of my propensity towards history podcasts. It’s a genre of audio near and dear to my heart, so I was thrilled to see another history podcast come on board as an advertiser.
The History’s Trainwrecks podcast is, as you may have guessed it, all about the self-destructive tendencies of historical figures who lose everything even when the prize of a lifetime is in reach, often costing them a treasured place in history. The show is fairly young but already has an impressive back-catalogue of topics, some of which are explored in glorious depth and detail.
I mean, how can you go wrong with an episode titled John D. Rockefeller’s Favorite Cheese? or Ernest Hemingway’s Last Penny? Sure, many historical figures will live on in infamy, but many of their lives ended in ruin. This show is all about exploring what happened to these well-known figures. Give it a listen!
Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: What’s in a Dam Name?
The R-N-R Hour
Sometimes you just need a good, chill, story to relax to. Perhaps you’re looking to relax your mind, fall asleep, or just be entertained with a good story. That’s what the R-N-R Hour podcast is about, or at least that’s what I think it’s about, given the fact that it’s only 3 episodes deep so far.
It’s fictional storytelling that provides adventure, stimulation of your imagination, and insight into the complexity of the human condition. The R-N-R Hour is a biweekly podcast that delivers a series of stories for your entertainment.
Not sure where to start? Start with the first episode.
Using the Whole Whale – A Nonprofit Podcast
Outside of the corporate world, there is an entire ecosystem of non-profits that are generally working for the social good. And there are plenty of people that work at these non-profits, some of which I know very well. So when I came across this podcast dedicated to the non-profit sector, I was immediately intrigued.
While the podcast is pretty widely ranged in terms of topics there is an underlying current of discussion around what tech is working to create impact, and how data is being used effectively within non-profits.
Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: How to Make Humor Your Superpower
Command Line Heroes
This one is for all the code jockeys. The programmers. The developers. The software engineers. Or really, for anyone that enjoys a good old tech podcast. It’s a fascinating, and long-running show from Redhat, the infamous software company most closely associated with its enterprise operating system, Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
The show however is all about the epic true tales of how developers, programmers, hackers, geeks, and open source rebels are revolutionizing the technology landscape. Command Line Heroes indeed.
Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: Robot as Servant
Abroad in Japan
Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: Why Quitting Your Job in Japan is a Nightmare