Five Great New Podcasts
Welcome to the 78th edition of Find That Pod.
As always, a hearty welcome to new subscribers, thanks for joining our club of podcast fanatics.
In my ever-expanding series of podcaster interviews, this week I had an opportunity to interrogate Forrest Burgess of the Astonishing Legends podcast. It’s a show about all kinds of spooky and unexplained phenomena. Check it out here.
Here are this week’s podcast recommendations:
Before I tell you about this podcast, let me first warn you that this is a PAID podcast that you must subscribe to in order to get it. But given the quality of this show, it was a no-brainer for me to pluck down the $5 / month to have this in my podcast feed.
Ok, so what is Dithering? It’s a thrice-weekly, 15-minute discussion between two of the most prolific and smartest minds in technology journalism, John Gruber of Daring Fireball and The Talk Show fame, and Ben Thompson of Stratechery. If you want access to some of the most concise and insightful commentary about the world of tech, this is the show for you. You won’t regret the subscription.
n.b. the links below are to their public preview podcast feed.
Three very funny people come together in this celebrity-filled podcast whose conceit is quite simple. One of the hosts brings on a mystery guest and then a genuine, usually filled with laughter, a conversation occurs. Two charming aspects of this show immediately wormed their way into my heart. First is the banter between Batemen and Arnett where for all intents and purposes they simply won’t stop giving each other shit. Second is the hilarious ad reads. Honestly, I’d recommend this podcast just for the ad reads if nothing else.
Money For the Rest of Us
Personal finance. It’s something that we all need a bit of help with from time-to-time. I’m always on the lookout for high-quality investing and personal finance podcasts like this one. Hosted by a former Chief Investment Strategist, the Money for the Rest of Us podcast does a great job of explaining complex financial mumbo jumbo into easily digestible advice. A great mix of personal experience and decades of financial theory goes into the production of this show. Want some common sense advice on your finances? Check out this show.
My Favorite Murder
Royals. For some blasted reason, they continue to fascinate us. Perhaps it’s our collective penchant for desiring power and fame, or perhaps because they are fascinating relics of a time now mostly expired. No matter the reason, this podcast explores with plenty of rhetorical panache the most fascinating royals throughout history. If that’s your sort of thing, check out this well-researched and produced podcast.