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Find That Pod # 47

By February 21, 2020 No Comments

Five Great New Podcasts

Welcome to the 47th edition of Find That Pod.

Welcome, all new subscribers! Glad you made it here.

This week I’m putting out a call to everyone to tell me if you’d like to see anything different about this newsletter?

  • More podcasts featured per newsletter?
  • Increase the frequency to 2x week?
  • An exclusive members-only newsletter?
  • A referral system with rewards?
  • A self-serve ad platform so you can buy ads in the newsletter?

As the number of subscribers grows I’m looking for ideas… Just hit reply to this email if you want to send in some thoughts.

Here are this week’s podcasts for you to discover:

Espionage

The average person has been trained to believe that all spies look and act like James Bond and Ethan Hunt. Well, that’s pretty much just fantasy. Real spies work in the shadows, quietly and deliberately doing their work over the course of many years. This podcast covers the real spies by taking on a real-life spy mission each week and goes into detail of how the mission went down, the gadgets and technologies used along with the intricacies of the spycraft used. If you love the world of espionage, this podcast is a must not miss.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | SpotifyPodChaserOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: Morten Storm Pt. 1

Griefcast

Grief comes in various forms. At the end of the day, it’s a reaction to profound loss and yearning for the way things were before a tragedy occurred… wow that was some deep shit right there. But like many challenges, grief is something that can be if not overcome, at least managed. And one of the ways to do that is through the joy of laughter. The Griefcast brings on a wide variety of funny people (many of them from jolly old England) to discuss and dissect grief in all its forms. A really unique, supportive and powerful podcast.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | SpotifyPodChaserOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: Ep. 45 Meryl O’Rourke

How Did This Get Made?

I’m not ashamed to admit that many episodes of this podcast had me laughing uncontrollably to the point where I had a liquid squirting out my nose misadventure. Suffice to say that the three hosts of this podcast have incredible chemistry and enough wit and humour to make even the grouchiest of us laugh. Each episode takes on a classically bad movie and rips it to shreds in a clever, sometimes cruel, but mostly hilarious way.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | PodChaserOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: Double Dragon

Immigrantly

If you have more than three brain cells to rub together you’ll understand that immigrants and immigration tend to be a good thing for developed nations. In fact, many western countries would have declining population and as a result, declining tax revenues and less money to spend on improvements to society. Podcast host Saadia Khan explores the modern American concepts of racial identity, culture, and class through the lens of immigrant experiences. A really fascinating look into the inner lives of immigrants.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | SpotifyPodChaserOvercast | Not sure where to start? Try this episode: A Kid in a Candy Store

The Aux

This is one of those very short-form podcasts (7-10 minutes) that is designed to be perhaps the first thing you listen to in the morning. It could be while you’re getting dressed or having a quick shower, but its purpose is to dispense a few minutes of wisdom and advice across a wide variety of topics with absolutely no bullshit and pretense. I have to say that I’m rather shocked that I’m featuring this type of podcast as I find most of the ones in this category to be completely useless fluff, but The Aux is a whole other beast. It dispenses actually useful tidbits and challenges your thinking in a way that’s at least bound to make you re-examine the way you approach various things in your life. Give it a listen!

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