Five Great New Podcasts
Welcome to the 51st edition of Find That Pod.
What can I say… it’s been another week that will be written about in history books for years to come. I haven’t seen any podcasts pop-up that chronicles the daily events of what’s happening in the world right now in a narrative way, but that would create an interesting time capsule we can turn to in the future.
Here are this week’s podcasts to help get you through or at least let you unplug and get distracted by something else, at least for a while. Stay strong, stay safe and stay home if you can.
I love to read. And though I must admit, my book intake this year has thus far has been paltry, it’s one of my favourite things to do to relax, unwind and maybe learn a little something. That said, the Overdue podcast is a fantastic, long-running (over 400 episodes) show about all the books you’ve been meaning to read. Each episode tackles a new book and they don’t spare any genre. Classic literature, obscure plays, goofy murder mysteries, they read all of them.
Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | PodChaser | Overcast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: Ep 396 – The Testaments, by Margaret Atwood
While so many of us sit at home, twiddling our thumbs in a perpetual state of anxiety, millions are turning to movies and TV amid the phenomenon that is social distancing. The Cinema Speak podcast is a terrific movie review program where the hosts dig in deep on both the movie and the movie-going experience each week. If you’re a cinephile, this one is worth adding to your regular podcast subscriptions.
Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | PodChaser | Overcast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: Episode 174 – Parasite
The Kevin Rose Show
I’ve followed Kevin Rose for a long time. In addition to being an extremely successful tech entrepreneur (he founded Revision 3 and Digg) he also happens to be a really solid thinker and has developed into an excellent interviewer. His show covers a wide range of topics and includes an incredibly impressive list of guests that include technologists, scientists, meditators, self-experimenters, productivity pros, authors, celebrities, and more. It’s a podcast for people curious about everything.
Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Podchaser | Overcast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: UFOs – Advanced Navy Fighter Pilot, Ryan Graves <- This episode will blow your goddamn mind
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | PodChaser | Overcast | Not sure where to start? Start with any episode.
Beach Too Sandy, Water Too Wet
Let’s end this edition of the newsletter with some lighter fare. This sublimely hilarious podcast has one simple premise. It features a dramatic reading of one-star reviews written by real people with not so-real problems. Hence the name of this podcast. Don’t miss this one.
Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Podchaser | Overcast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: 67: Reviews of Disney Parks