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Find That Pod # 27

Pods You Should Listen To

Welcome to the 27th edition of Find That Pod.

Somehow we suddenly find ourselves in October. Perhaps we’ll have to do a special HORROR / SPOOKY themed newsletter sometime around Halloween featuring some of my favourite stuff to listen when I want to be afraid of all the things that go bump in the night. That said, here are this week’s choices. Thanks again to everyone for all their suggestions on twitter.

The Cult of Pedagogy

I have more than a few friends who happen to be teachers. So perhaps at least the ones that subscribe to this newsletter will see this as a welcome recommendation. And perhaps anyone even tangentially interested in the world of education will enjoy this podcast that focuses on teaching strategies, classroom management, education reform, and education technology. Give it a listen.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Overcast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: Four Research-Based Strategies All Teachers Should Be Using

Longform

If you’re interested in getting to the inner world of how some of today’s most revered writers, journalists, filmmakers, and podcasters make their craft, the Longform podcast is for you. Fascinating insight for all creative types.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Overcast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: Ken Burns

I Tell My Husband The News

A rather amusing Look at various news stories coming out of USA Today as told by a journalist to her comedian husband. A perfect snack-sized (mostly 20 minutes per episode) and light-hearted set of banter to apply to some strange, funny and interesting news stories.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | SpotifyOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with the latest episode.

BookRiot The Podcast

This podcast is definitely for the bookworms. It comes from the mind of the people behind the BookRiot website which has been a fantastic editorial book site for years in North America. The podcast, like the website, covers a wide variety of news, reviews, and fandom from the world of literature. Add this to your listening list if you’re always on the hunt for a good new book to read or simply want to hear about what’s hot and happening in that world.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | SpotifyOvercast | Not sure where to start? Try this one: The Handmaid’s Tale Phenomenon

You Are Not So Smart

Want to feel stupid, but then immediately thereafter feel like you’ve learned something valuable? You’ll love this podcast then. From the makers of Boing Boing comes a podcast that talks about how most of us are self-deluded into thinking we’re smarter than we are, and what traits of psychology we’re stuck with that can help us snap out of that kind of thinking.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | SpotifyOvercast | Not sure where to start? Try this episode: Pluralistic Ignorance