Five Great New Podcasts
As our American friends enter the July 4th long-weekend, remember party hard, but party safe. And for those moments of boredom and relaxation, I’m bringing you some fine new podcasts to listen to this week. As always, thanks for all your suggestions in this week’s twitter thread, you guys and gals are champs!
This week I published an interview with podcaster, author and history professor Daniele Bolelli. He hosts the History on Fire podcast which is right up there for me with Hardcore History. Make sure to check out the interview here.
Here are this week’s podcasts:
Artificial Intelligence | AI Podcast with Lex Fridman
Oh boy, where to even begin with this podcast. Look, if you even have a remote interest in Artificial Intelligence or adjacent topics, you won’t want to miss this incredible show. Lex is kind of a polymath, that much is clear. He does research in human-centred AI, deep learning, autonomous vehicles and robotics at MIT. He’s only 33, but between his YouTube channel and this podcast, he’s amassed an incredible roster of interview guests to come and speak about these topics.
Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Castbox| PodChaser | Overcast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: #91 – Jack Dorsey: Square, Cryptocurrency, and Artificial Intelligence
This investigative podcast has thus far tackled two societal issues with a nearly unfathomable level of dissection. In the first season, they took on the College Admission scandal, which in some ways continues to pop-up in the news. The second and current season goes after that fun little organization known as the NRA. Yes, the guns one. Of-course like with many things in life, when you pull back the curtain on these organizations and topics, it often comes down to one thing. Money. And hence the Gangster Capitalism title.
The Goal Digger Podcast
Host Jenna Kutcher is here to help you in all your side-gig, marketing and digital money-making endeavours. Look, I’ve been around the marketing gig for over twenty years now (yes I’m getting old), so you can trust me with any suggestion that I have about a podcast of this nature. Want to leave your 9 to 5 drudgery? Want to create some semi-passive income? Want to figure out how turn some of your passions into cold hard cash? Give this show a listen. Ugh, I just sounded like some sort of marketing douche with that description. Nevertheless, this podcast and Jenna Kutcher won’t disappoint if you’re interested in these kinds of topics.
As our god-forsaken 2020 continues, those of us lucky enough to live in some semblance of a house with a back yard have taken to this little past-time called gardening. It can be a fantastic endeavour, but only if your wife doesn’t continue to insist that Kale tastes good and has grown enough of it to feed the whole fucking neighbourhood.
But I digress. Gardening, it’s cool. There’s something incredibly satisfying about growing your own food. That’s in part what this podcast is about. But it’s also much more. It’s a meeting of the minds for plant people and the horticulture-curious. Check it out.
Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Castbox| PodChaser | Overcast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: The Horticulturati: Time-Lapse Photography & Arboriculture
I’m not really a big fan of the Wall Street Journal. Particularly their editorial board. But I have to give credit to this podcast that is a nice and relatively neutral encapsulation of every day’s most important stories. It’s all of-course reported through the lens of business. That said, it’s well-produced, and rather informative.