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Find That Pod # 68

Five Great New Podcasts

Welcome to the 68th edition of Find That Pod.

Hey there… I’m going to keep it pretty short this week. Hope you’re all doing relatively ok, and as always welcome new subscribers.

This week I spoke with the makers behind the 3 Hours Later podcast which I featured a while back. It’s a highly entertaining podcast with an excellent premise. Make sure to check out the interview here.

Here are this week’s podcasts:

Staying In with Emily & Kumail

Celebrity couples. Usually, they annoy the living daylights out of me. But not these two. I mean really, how could they? This podcast is now finished, but it’s twelve episodes were heartwarming, charming and funny and gave me a dose of happiness amidst the chaos that is our current predicament. Tune in to the mind of two writers that work from home, one of which is uniquely vulnerable to the Coronavirus.

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

The Economist – Money Talks

Yes, I’m one of those nerds that read the Economist. So it’s no wonder that I enjoy this podcast from the same group of folks called Money Talks. And if you’re into a slightly British and centrist perspective on the day’s business news, I reckon’ you might like it as well. Wow, why did I turn into a cowboy there for a second? I don’t think I’ve ever used that word in writing before. In any case, this weekly podcast is worth the attention of your brain.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google PodcastsCastboxPodChaserOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with the most current episode.

Hope Through History

One of my favourite authors and Historians (don’t look at me like that, I know you’ve got a favourite Historian as well), Jon Meacham, of Pulitzer Prize-winning fame, produced this 5 episode podcast and then stopped for some strange reason. I’m not certain why, but even his brief foray into speaking about various historical events is worth a listen. Hopefully, at some future date, he’ll be back for more episodes.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Castbox | PodchaserOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with the first episode.

The Happiness Lab

Happiness can be elusive for the best of us. Its lack of tangibility makes it a porous feeling, hard to solidify, hard to capture and at times, difficult to attain. Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos has studied the science of happiness and has discovered that many of us have a tendency to do the exact opposite of what will make us happier. Take a deep dive into the science of this particular feeling by way of this truly great podcast.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | SpotifyGoogle Podcasts | CastboxPodChaserOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: Working Your Way to Happiness

Shameless Sex

Every time I include a podcast with any remotely naughty words the Open rate for this newsletter drops precipitously. But algorithmic prudishness be damned! I can’t let algorithms run my life. (shhh, they run all of our lives already). As you can see from the cover art of this podcast, it’s about, you guessed it…humping. Friends Amy and April created an awesome podcast that promotes sexual empowerment and shame-free intimacy. They often do this by relating personal experiences as well as the experiences of other anonymous friends and guests.  So if you’re not a Victorian puritan killjoy, check out this show!

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | SpotifyGoogle Podcasts | CastboxPodchaserOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: #153 Sex Tech and the Future of Sex Toys