Five Great New Podcasts
Welcome to the 79th edition of Find That Pod.
Honestly, at this point, if aliens landed in Times Square before the end of 2020, would anyone really be all that surprised? I’m also starting to wonder if it’s possible to have your brain explode from an abundance of Schadenfreude?!
In any case, this week I had an opportunity to chat with Neil Cybart of the Above Avalon podcast. It’s a fantastic one-man show about the world of Apple and how it fits into the broader technology landscape. Check out the interiew here.
I’ve also started a new compilation of “Best Podcasts” on the Find That Pod site. I’ll be going category by category, but the first one I’ve put together is True Crime Podcasts. It’s all the true crime shows I’ve featured thus far, and I’ll be updating it as I feature more.
Here are this week’s podcast recommendations:
I’m not a huge fan of the horror genre. Horror movies scared the crap out of me when I was a kid, and now I just find them somewhat ridiculous. But when it comes to spooky audio stories, especially when they’re based on true events, those I tend to enjoy. Radio Rental is a compilation of scary and weird stories told by those who experienced them. Ignore the strange Crypt Keeper schtick at the start of each show… the real good stuff comes after that.
Your Favorite Band Sucks
It’s no wonder that this podcast is highly polarizing. After all, it’s all about trashing some of the world’s most beloved bands. But there’s just enough truth in each of the critiques and commentaries, that it makes it worthwhile to check it out.
This is the Goods
Hosted by Mike Rowe (no, not the host of Dirty Jobs), this relatively new podcast is already making a name for itself in the design world. That’s because its primary purpose is to bring on and interview designers of all stripes abotu their creative process. Enlightening and entertaining stuff here for designers of all kinds.
This is a Disaster
This podcast definitely seems on point for 2020. If you like disaster porn told in a clever, smart, funny, sometimes appropriately sad and somber tone, this show will get you right there. It will take you on a journey of disasters, some natural, others man-made, some ancient, and some modern and very much ongoing. Give it a listen.