Five Great New Podcasts
Welcome to the 63rd edition of Find That Pod.
Welcome new subscribers, and thank you as always for everyone who submitted their podcasts in this week’s twitter thread. Keep ’em coming.
Here are this week’s podcasts:
I know there are thousands of Film review podcasts out there. But if you’re a fan of cinema, and you like to laugh, don’t miss Blank Check. Insightful, entertaining, the perfect host chemistry and they take a bit of a different approach to looking at movies and directors. The more you listen, the more you’ll love this podcast.
If you haven’t heard the story of the disappearance of Susan Powell and the subsequent events that took place, you’re in for a doozy. I know there are a lot of True Crime podcast fans that subscribe to this newsletter, so this week, this is my gift to you!
The Constant: A History of Getting Things Wrong
I’m not going to give this podcast the justice it deserves by describing what its all about, so I’m just going to crib part of their description:
“The Constant is a science and history podcast about getting things wrong. From ancient science to contemporary blunders, we take you on journeys of misadventure and misapprehension, filling your brain with juicy nuggets of the sometimes comical, sometimes tragic and always fascinating ways people mess things up.”
A really great podcast filled with hilarious and little known follies of history.
Like with many podcast categories these days, the freewheeling format of many interview shows is just terrible. A lot of podcasters have not honed the craft of interviewing someone and the end result is not only sub-par guests, but sub-par conversation. The Unstructured podcast from Eric Hunley suffers none of those problems. In fact, it’s one of the better interview shows I’ve discovered.
Even from the ten or so episodes that I’ve listened to, its very clear to me that Eric puts in a great deal of time, research and preparation into interviewing his guests. The show talks to people from all walks of life that are engaged in trying to make the world a better place in some way.
The New York Times asked journalist Kevin Roose to investigate the phenomenon of radicalization and brainwashing that occurs when you mosey down some of the most corrosive rabbit holes the Internet has to offer. And oooh boy, it’s a doozy. In the end, you may have the answer to the question of: What is the Internet doing to us?