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Find That Pod # 91

Five Great New Podcasts

Welcome to the 91st edition of Find That Pod.

Happy New Year everyone! 2021 has finally arrived, after what can only be described as perhaps the most insane year many of us will ever experience. Hope you’re all hanging in there, and remember, podcasts are good for the soul.

With that in mind, here are this week’s podcast recommendations:

More or Less: Behind the Stats

Statistics, Economics, the numbers that have a profound effect on our lives. That’s what this podcast from BBC explores. Numbers and statistics of all kinds related to the current state of affairs around the world are explored in this highly analytical and intelligent show. If you’re a numbers or economics nerd, this show is for you.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | SpotifyGoogle Podcasts Overcast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: Vaccine Numbers.

Body Count

Reflecting on history that doesn’t put you to sleep is a skill. It’s an art-form, that the best historians have mastered. Whether in written form or audio form, history is filled with an endless cavalcade of stories that will set your hair on fire. That’s what the Body Count podcast is all about. Featuring some moderate drinking and cursing, it’s both educational and entertaining. Perhaps it might even inspire you to learn some more about history. Give it a listen, I highly recommend this one. Make sure to check your highbrow academia at the door.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | SpotifyGoogle PodcastsOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: Sink the Bismarck

Millennial to Millionaire Podcast

There’s no question that Millennials have had it rough. There’s a rather incorrect notion that they’re entitled and lazy, but time and time again studies have proven that’s simply not true. Just look at the past 11 years or so. They’ve been besieged by two major, worldwide economic crises through no fault of their own. As a result, they’ve had to rely on their smarts to survive and thrive in today’s socioeconomic environment. Unfortunately, many of them grew up with a school curriculum that was lacking in any sort of financial literacy education. The Millennial to Millionaire podcast aims to help solve that problem. If you want to learn about budgeting, saving, investing, retirement, and everything in between, give this show some consideration.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | SpotifyGoogle Podcasts | Overcast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: Places to Put Your Money

On a Mission

When someone from NASA’s JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) emails you about their new podcast, your ears are going to perk up. That’s exactly what happened here and the astronomy fan in me instantly swooned and perhaps even fainted. After picking myself up off the floor, I actually went to  listen to this NASA podcast which covers the stories behind the exploration of our solar system and outer space. I’m happy to report that it is indeed a fantastic show and if you have even the slightest interest in NASA’s mission and their exploration program, make sure to listen to this show.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Overcast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: Season 3, Episode 1.

The British History Podcast

Ok Brits, prepare your history loving brains. Well, maybe that doesn’t apply to all of you, and maybe there’s some non-Brits that want to go extra, mega, super deep on British History. Yes, this is a chronological retelling of British history. And to give you an idea of its depth, they’re about 360 episodes into the show and they’re only a the year 1040 mark. But don’t worry, this isn’t a dry recounting of the stories that shaped the British Isles, it’s a podcast that focuses on the individual stories of people that helped shape British history.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Overcast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: Honestly, take your pick.