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Find That Pod # 60

Five Great New Podcasts

Welcome to the 60th edition of Find That Pod.

So I did a twitter poll this week about the Joe Rogan / Spotify deal. My personal take is that I think it’s hard to resist a truckload of money being backed up to your front door. Smart of Rogan to structure it as an exclusivity deal rather than an outright sale.

That said, it’s obviously a pretty major blow to the open-RSS world of podcasts. And now there’s more rumours floating around that Apple is looking to buy some podcasts for the purpose of building an exclusive catalogue as well. Interesting times in the world of podcasting, that’s for sure.

Here are this week’s podcasts:

Suburban Folk

Part family podcast, part exploration of suburban life. After all, a lot of Americans and people around the world have chosen the suburbs to be their home. It’s only natural that there’s a podcast dedicated to that particular way of life. Because trust me, when you move to the suburbs, especially in free-standing home, life is simply different. Haven’t you ever seen the Tom Hanks classic The ‘Burbs? It’s a fairly accurate depiction. In any case, check out this podcast, it’s well-produced, informative, and covers a wide range of topics.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | PodChaser | SpotifyOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: Ep 031 – Homeschooling, Adoption, and Special Needs Children

The Left-Right Game

Starring and co-produced by the mega-talented actress Tessa Thompson, of Westworld fame, amongst other things you’ve seen her in, the Left-Right Game is an awesome science fiction narrative podcast. Tessa stars as a young journalist trying to get her big break by following a group of paranormal explorers who have become obsessed with something called the Left/Right Game. If you like science fiction audio, don’t miss this one.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | SpotifyPodChaser | Overcast | Not sure where to start? Start with the first episode.

The AI Podcast

The company known as NVIDIA is deeply involved in producing products, most notably, GPUs (graphics processing units) that aid in the development of AI technology. As a result, NVIDIA has taken it upon themselves to produce this highly informative podcast where they discuss a terrific array of topics related to Artificial Intelligence with some of the world’s foremost experts on the topic.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | PodchaserOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: NVIDIA’s Neda Cvijetic Explains the Science Behind Self Driving Cars

NOOKS AND CRANNIES

This is kind of a weird show, but the more episodes in their back catalogue that I listened to, the more I was charmed by it. Perhaps its because its a couple of fellow Canadians. But out of all the thousands of shows where a couple of dudes just shoot the shit, this is one of the ones that actually work. To be fair, it’s more than that, it’s a social science and political variety show. Topics are wide-ranging, but fair warning there’s a lot of Canadian centric content as well.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | SpotifyPodChaserOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: Psychosomatic Covidian Observations or How we Learned to Love Self-Isolation

Bear Brook

True Crime is a massively popular podcast category. Probably by virtue of the fact that one of the shows that launched the podcast listening craze was a true crime show. But with so many shows popping up in this genre, there is a real quality problem. You’ll find no such proble with Bear Brook, another terrific podcast from the people at New Hampshire Public Radio. The premise is simple: Two barrels, four bodies and an enigmatic killer. A cold case that changed the way murders will be investigated.

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