Five Great New Podcasts
Welcome to the 92nd edition of Find That Pod.
Welp. What is there to say. Other than you could see this coming from a fucking million miles away. This is the culmination of not only Trumpism, but also decades of propaganda and villification of the other side. A QAnon lunatic with a Viking hat made it to the heart of the American government. Think about that for a moment.
Do you remember when these two movies came out?
At the time, I thought they were insanely unrealistic. I mean, how could the seat of American power get overrun so easily? Turns out, I was the dummy, and whoever produced these films was the goddamn prophetic genius.
Now imagine if an organized foreign hostile power attacked Washington, D.C. The government would fall in like an hour.
“May you live in interesting times”. I think I’m ready for a little less interesting. Give me goddamn boring for like a year or two. I need a break.
With all that in mind, here are this week’s podcast recommendations:
The Fifth Column
Want to start consuming some news and political analysis that is outside of the mainstream (god I hate that word)? Then maybe give this podcast a listen. You might not always like what you hear, but maybe in some small way you’ll learn a thing or two. The topics are relatively broad, but always topical and interesting. Underlying the commentary is always one question. Reform the system or burn it all down to the ground?
Factually! with Adam Conover
Expanding on their ever-growing line-up of comedy podcasts, Earwolf has brought comedian Adam Conover to talk to various experts in almost any field you can think of. This witty podcast is now 89 episodes strong and definitely has a back-catalog worth digging into.
These days, playing D&D is almost considered cool. Even by the cool kids. But back in my day, being a young D&D player meant that you were tossed in with the nerdiest of nerds. As a result you’d often have to hide your love for the game. But now, the game is finding entire new generations of players, thanks in part to spectacular listen-along podcasts like this. It’s more like an awesome radio play of friends enjoying and improvising a game of D&D as they take their characters on various adventures. If you’re a D&D player, this podcast is not to be missed.
The Underworld Podcast
Prepare yourself for a wild story in this limited run podcast. In the 1960’s a man in California convinced a WHOLE lot of other people that he had discovered the cure for heroin addiction. The story that flows from this is both mind-blowing, and infuriating. Give it a listen.