Five Great New Podcasts
Welcome to the 71st edition of Find That Pod.
Greetings podcast fans and producers. Pocket Casts added an interesting new feature this week. You can now filter and sort by duration, so if you’ve only got 10-15 minutes to listen to a podcast, you can now get some more bite-sized listening in!
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Here are this week’s podcasts:
Yes, I know that politics is a fraught issue to venture into these days, but since I’m Canadian, I feel somewhat immune from the wrath of either the left or right spheres of the American political spectrum. That said, I, like many of you, enjoy well-informed opinions and facts. That’s why I’m recommending this podcast from the ever-growing Vox Media network. Although simply by mentioning The Weeds I’m sure I’ll get plenty of flak. And hey, that’s ok… I’m always open to hearing dissenting views that are based in fact rather than fiction. That’s how we learn and grow right?
I Understood That Reference!
Face it… pop-culture is a part of our modern society, whether you like it or not. And frankly, amidst these troubling times™ (no one has used that phrase before, so it’s ok to trademark it right?) – we’ve seen the value of pop-culture creativity and entertainment rise in value. Just wait till 6 months from now we hit the great wall of NOTHINGNESS as all the previously produced movies and shows dry up. In any case, the “I Understood That Reference” podcast has no unique premise, to be sure, but its execution is definitely an entertaining ride. Two friends dive into the trending topics of today’s pop-culture by exploring film, comics, video games, and TV. Give it a listen.
The Hot Nerd: Smart Love & Relationships
The first thing to mention about this podcast is that it’s pretty new. Only 13 episodes in as of this writing, but although the back-catalog is just getting going, I felt like I didn’t have to listen to more than even one episode to know there’s some real quality work happening here. Hosted by China Noelle, the Hot Nerd delves into all manner of hot topics and relationship talk. But this isn’t just your average podcast host, check out this lady’s impressive bio here.
Hey, remember how early on during the course of this not-so-awesome pandemic we’re living through, it was kind of hard to get flour? Suddenly everyone was stocking up and baking goddam sourdough for some reason. Oh don’t worry, we did it in our household also. But what has been made abundantly clear and laid bare is just how fragile our food supply system is. And that’s true of the most sophisticated and developed countries, nevermind in places around the world where food and resources are scarce at the best of times.
So when I came across this podcast that is all about food and stresses the idea that food doesn’t just magically appear in a grocery store or on your plate, I was hooked almost immediately. This fascinating podcast is hosted by host Trevor Williams who speaks with farmers, ranchers, entrepreneurs, and others to learn about the processes, technology, and science behind food production.
Death In Ice Valley
This BBC produced show introduces us to an unsolved mystery that went on for nearly a half-century. It starts with an unidentified body. Who was she? Why did no-one miss her? The clues just get creepier and creepier in this spooky true crime show.