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Find That Pod # 87

By November 27, 2020 No Comments

Five Great New Podcasts

Welcome to the 87th edition of Find That Pod.

Welcome new subscribers!

Ah yes, the annual Black Friday madness is here. But instead of going out and rubbing shoulders with the throngs today and this weekend, maybe consider shopping online this year cause of you know what. Lots of local businesses need your help, and many of them are online.

But you didn’t come here for shopping advice, you came here for some new podcasts to listen to, so here you go:

The Poison Room

Strange, short-lived at only 28 episodes, and fascinating. That’s the short way to describe this podcast. It’s about dangerous writing, about things like the first anti-vaccination literature to the Anarchist Cookbook. Banned books, books that were dangerous to write, and dangerous to read. A pretty decent history of the danger of the written word.

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

Alienating the Audience

Science Fiction. It’s my favourite genre of books, movies, TV shows, stories, you name it. That’s part of the reason I was drawn to this terrific podcast hosted by Andrew Heaton. In it, he delves deep into the underlying themes and sometimes comedy of some of your favourite sci-fi franchises. Frankly, a terrific mix of philosophy, humour, banter and analysis.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | SpotifyGoogle PodcastsCastboxPodChaserOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: Why We Love Supervillains

Art of the Score

Some of the best music is often borne of the need to score a movie or TV show. This relatively new podcast hosted by three friends takes a look at some of the best soundtracks of all time and gives them a once-over to explore their themes and why they work so well with the thing that is being scored. If you love music or the movies, this podcast is worth subscribing to.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | SpotifyGoogle Podcasts | Castbox | PodChaserOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: Episode 25: Blade Runner

The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe

This incredibly long-running (over 800 episodes now) podcast started way back in 2005 by Dr. Steven Novella. Throughout its run it’s seen amazing success and is one of the top science podcasts downloaded every week. Conspiracies, controversies and the latest in science are the topics of discussion you can expect.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | SpotifyGoogle Podcasts | CastboxPodChaserOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with the latest episode.

Not Suitable for Adults

The premise is simple. If you’re not sure what your kids are watching is healthy, appropriate or off-kilter, this podcast will help. Two parents review the shows that their kid watches, in both an informative and at times hilarious way.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | PodchaserOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: Miraculous and Paw Patrol