Five Great New Podcasts
Welcome to the 75th edition of Find That Pod.
Hello friends, podcast lovers, and podcast listeners. As we all contemplate what the back-to-school season has in store for all of us, podcasts are increasingly becoming a more important source of information, comfort, and distraction.
p.s. next week we’ll be restarting our podcaster interview series. If you’re a podcaster and I’ve featured your show before, or you just have an awesome show with a growing audience, and you want to be interviewed by me, let me know.
So with that preamble aside, here are this week’s podcasts.
No, not the defunct chain of video rental stores. We’re talking here about the success of certain movies. But this amazing podcast miniseries is more about the history of film and how certain directors became synonymous with the word “Blockbuster”. A great piece of nostalgic storytelling if you’re really missing going to the movies like a lot of people are right now. Immersive, beautiful, and a terrific narrative. Give this a listen, you won’t regret it.
Bring on the Weird
I had reservations when I first started to listen to this podcast, but it very quickly grew on me. Elijah and Will are the hosts and despite their best efforts, they’re rather affable. So what do they talk about? Weird things. Weird people. Weird events. The hosts are funny, engaging, but also go to the trouble doing the research required to speak with a level of entertaining authority.
Judge John Hodgman
John Hodgman of The Daily Show Fame, and as portraying the personification of the PC in the infamous Get a Mac campaign that Apple ran from 2006 to 2009, amongst other things, is the arbiter of all things serious, mundane and trivial. Each show features a call-in dispute between two or more parties. Judge John Hodgman (not a real Judge) adjudicates these disputes in a charming and hilarious manner. Now pushing more than 300 episodes, this is a perfect show for you to dig into the back-catalog of.
My Favorite Murder
Sometimes I’ll run across a podcast and be completely gobsmacked as to how I managed to miss it prior to this time. My Favorite Murder is such a show. Hosted by two lifelong fans of true crime stories, My Favorite Murder is one of the top True Crime podcasts available. That’s high praise given how crowded that genre is with quality shows. Don’t miss this weekly show.