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Find That Pod # 81

By October 16, 2020 No Comments

Five Great New Podcasts

Welcome to the 81st edition of Find That Pod.

As always, welcome new subscribers! Boy am I excited for those new iPhones. You guys and gals also?

I ran a twitter poll this week, you know, just curious about the political makeup of my twitter followers. There’s still some time to vote in it, so go press a button.

Here are this week’s podcast recommendations:

Don’t Ask Tig

Comedia Tig Notaro (who also stars on Star Trek: Discovery) takes a well trodden but also well executed path to the format of her podcast. She gets questions, and brings on celebrities to help her answer them. Sometimes the answers are helpful, sometimes they’re not. But they’re always entertaining. I think Anna Faris is the one the first popularized this format with her now long-running podcast, Unqualified.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | SpotifyGoogle Podcasts Castbox | PodchaserOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: Sarah Cooper

How to Save a Planet

Does climate change freak you out? Me too. Here’s a podcast that aims to tackle those fears and replace them with things you can do to force the countries, corporations and organizations to get their shit together. Founder of Gimlet and journalist Alex Blumberg and scientist Dr. Alyana Elizabeth Johnson host this highly informative show.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google PodcastsCastboxPodChaserOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: The Witch of Wind

All-American Tiger

Think you know the Tiger Woods story? Maybe you don’t know it as well as you think you do. Imagine being famous for decades. What kind of impact does that have? This season of All-American explores the Tiger Woods story and what the media has been getting wrong.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | SpotifyGoogle Podcasts | Castbox | PodChaserOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with the first episode.

Star Trek: The Pod Directive

Yes, I’m one of those Generation Xers who basically grew up being parented by Captain Picard. And while, no, I haven’t been to any conventions, I still consider myself a huge Star Trek fan. If you are also, you probably already know about this new and official podcast from the peeps at ViacomCBS. (What a terrible corporate name, just call yourselves CBS already). Bringing in a wide range of guest thats also have a heart-to-heart connection with Star Trek, this podcast is off to a great start.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | CastboxPodChaserOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: Ben Stiller

The James Altucher Show

This is one hell of a rabbit hole podcast. Now running or well over six hundred episodes, there is a massive back-library of fascinating material to dig through. And its no wonder. James Altucher is a bit of a polymath. He’s a successful investor and entrepreneur, a ranked chess master, and author of a best-selling book.

His show features performers at the very peak of their crafts and professions. Think billionaires, best-selling authors, actors, comedians, astronauts, and world champions. They’re all guests on this incredible podcast that you shouldn’t miss.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google PodcastsCastbox | PodChaserOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: 638 – The Fine Art of Baloney Detection