Five Great New Podcasts
Welcome to the 76th edition of Find That Pod.
Hello friends, podcast fans, and podcasters. And a hearty welcome as always to our wonderful new subscribers!
It’s 9/11 and so it feels like a bit of a weird day to be recommending podcasts, but I feel like it’s now my given duty to deliver some new recommendations every Friday that many of you are growing to expect.
If you’re interested in reading my experience of 9/11 – I’ve included a few paragraphs below, just scroll to the bottom of the newsletter.
Also, podcaster interviews are back. This week I had a chance to talk to Mark Linsenmayer of The Partially Examined Life podcast. Check it out.
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Here are this week’s podcast recommendations:
Full Release With Samantha Bee
Ah yes, one of my favourite TV personalities hits it out of the goddamn park again. This time with a podcast of her own, that, given her comedic stylings, is very aptly named. This unscripted interview show is off to a great start, thus far nabbing guests like Soledad O’Brien, Julian Castro, Megan Rapinoe, and others. I’ve always enjoyed Samantha Bee’s humour, so its no wonder I enjoy listening to her interviews with other people amidst our current political and societal climate. You might like it too.
According to my newsletter statistics. 6.8% of you reside in Canada. Hello fellow Canadians! The rest of you can skip this podcast unless you have a particular interest in the ongoings of Canadian news. I was a bit surprised to learn that Canadaland is now the #1 podcast in Canada. Quite the feat considering the podcast is an offshoot of an independent news organization started only in 2013.
Started by founder Jesse Brown who still hosts the show, Canadaland is a more, let’s say, politically brave look at Canada’s top issues. Perhaps what I enjoy about this show the most is that it’s not afraid of ripping the traditional Canadian media outlets a new hole, which they honestly deserve from time to time. So, fellow Canucks, go check out this show.
Make Me Smart With Kai & Molly
This daily news podcast is a good 15-20 minute show breaking down the issues related to how COVID-19 is impacting the economy. Informative and always a step ahead, this podcast seems to be ahead of the curve in terms of both predicting and analyzing the economic fallout surrounding us.
My Year in Mensa
Another fine Canadian podcast, but this time all you American and international listeners can check this out. That’s because The Dose is an awesome weekly look at health news and what you need to know from a great source. Dr. Brian Goldman cuts through the usual health provider equivocations and gives no bullshit advice and recommendations. Because we’re all living through an insanely stressful time, this is the podcast you need to get your pandemic questions answered. Many questions I’ve had surrounding COVID-19 have been succinctly answered by simply listening to this show.