Five Great New Podcasts
Welcome to the 94th edition of Find That Pod.
At long last, our long global nightmare is over. Or at very least banished to Florida for the next four years.
To celebrate, as always, here are this week’s podcast recommendations:
The No Sleep Podcast
Now, at over 15 seasons long, this podcast is exactly the sort of listening you need to empty your bowels at the slightest strange noise you hear in your dark home at night. Based on the r/NoSleep subreddit, it’s a great podcast that narrates some of the top stories posted to this forum of endlessly creepy, strange and downright terrifying horror stories. Yeah, it’s fictional, but if you want to let your imagination run wild, I guarantee that you’ll get a good scare.
Hosted by the awesome author Steven Johnson, this show features the stories of various scientists, engineers, and ordinary people responsible for some of the greatest technological innovations of the past century. High production value, a bit of history and plenty of info about how the miracles of modern innovation that we now often take for granted, came to be.
There’s some debate over whether the quality of this show has taken a nose dive, but I suppose that’s true of almost any phenomenon that has been around on the Internet for a while, particularly if its seen a good deal of success. After all, there’s always going to be haters. Personally, I’ve known about this podcast for some time, but only recently started to binge some of its back catalogue. If you’re a true crime aficionado, you’ve officially found your people.
Remember Katrina? Yeah, the people in New Orleans definitely do. This is the astonishing retelling of the category 5 hurricane that devastated a city and killed 1,800 people while exposing the insane hubris and lack of government response. Don’t miss this one. It’s both riveting and tragic, but with masterful storytelling throughout.