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.
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.
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.
The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe
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.