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Find That Pod # 78

By September 25, 2020 No Comments

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.

p.s. If you haven’t used the REWARDS program where you can tell your friends about the newsletter and earn some sweet gear, perhaps you’ll do it this week? Yeah, I know you will.

Here are this week’s podcast recommendations:

Dithering

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.

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

Smartless

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.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google PodcastsCastboxPodChaserOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: Melissa McCarthy

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.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | SpotifyGoogle Podcasts | Castbox | PodChaserOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: How to Not Have a Lost Decade

My Favorite Murder

The Canadian in me wants to spell that Favorite word a different way, but alas, I’ll go with the incorrect American spelling just this once! In any case, many of your true-crime podcast aficionados have probably heard of this show, but for those of you living under a proverbial podcasting rock, this show is something else. You’d normally think that combining the genres of true crime and comedy would be a weird and untenable mix, but alas, hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark somehow manage to pull it off. A pretty fantastic show to sink your ears into, if you’re into dark humour that is.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | CastboxPodChaserOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: Small Pillow to Scream In

Noble Blood

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.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google PodcastsCastbox | PodChaserOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: The Butler, in the Bedroom, with a Sabre