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Find That Pod # 82

Five Great New Podcasts

Welcome to the 82nd edition of Find That Pod.

The presidential debates in America are over. 11 days left.

On a completely unrelated note, the Roman Empire fell about 1544 years ago.

As always, welcome new subscribers! Glad you’ve joined our growing club of podcast fans.

Here are this week’s podcast recommendations:

Who We Are

I wouldn’t exactly describe this as a fun podcast, but nevertheless it might give you something to think about. Chronicling the history of racism in America, hosts Carvell Wallace and ACLU Deputy Director Jeffery Robinson take a look back in time to discover the roots of white supremacy in American life and examine how those early threads have continued to haunt American life ever since.

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

All in the Mind

This weekly podcast from the land of Koala bears and Kangaroos is a regular look into the universe of the mind. Behaviour, the brain, consciousness, artificial intelligence, psychology, addiction, are all topics that are explored with a deft and intelligent approach by host Lynne Malcolm. Highly recommend to anyone interested in this area of science.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Google PodcastsCastboxPodChaserOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: The Bizzare Dreaming of COVID-19

Ben Franklin’s World

I continue to be highly fascinated by America’s early history. There are simply so many fascinating characters and stories to explore that it’s no wonder a podcast like this has come along to thrive off all that lore. This is definitely a podcast for anyone that loves history and likes listening to a variety of learned scholars talk about the days of America’s founding.

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

Inquiring Minds

This is the kind of podcast that could only be successfully brought to bear by someone that straddles the worlds of science and art with equal aplomb. That person is host Indre Viskontas who is both a neuroscientist and musician. The long-running show is a weekly in-depth probing of the collision between society and science in an effort to sharpen everyone’s critical thinking skills. God knows we need more of that. Check out this show!

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | CastboxPodChaserOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: Why you talk the way you do, and what it says about you

It Was Said

This limited-run podcast is a look at some of the most impactful and meaningful speeches ever given in American history. It’s written and hosted by pulitzer prize author Jon Meacham and has super-high production value for an audio format show. Give it a listen.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google PodcastsCastboxOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: Ep 3: President Obama’s Charleston Sermon