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Find That Pod # 99

By February 26, 2021 No Comments

Five Great New Podcasts

Welcome to the 99th edition of Find That Pod.

I guess it’s the Wayne Gretzky edition of the newsletter. That’s the Canadian coming out in me. Before I tell you about the podcasts you should check out this week, I’m doing a bit of promo-swapping with another one of my podcast recommendation newsletter friends. This time it’s my friends at Podyssey. Check out their ad below and subscribe to their service, it’s pretty good!

Swindled

True crime can be both gruesome and unsettling. But this podcast specializes in another form of crime. The white-collar criminal kind. Through the use of narrative story-telling, archival audio, and high-quality soundscapes, this show explores the world of corruption, corporate evil, Ponzi schemes, and more.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | SpotifyGoogle Podcasts Overcast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: The Spill (Deepwater Horizon)

Full Stack Radio

It’s estimated that there are somewhere around 30-35 million software engineers / developers / programmers in the world. But no matter what you call them, there’s no doubt that they have transformed the world over the last 4-5 decades. And from what I understand of my newsletter audience, there’s more than a few of you developers reading this right now. This show is for those that are interested in building great software products. The show covers everything from product design to unit testing and everything in between. Definitely worth a listen.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google PodcastsOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: Learning to Hire and Manage a Team

The History of Literature

From what I gather, both in the news and from personal anecdote, the pandemic has done something very strange to our collective reading habits. It’s been a bifurcation of readers into two camps. Many of us have suddenly found ourselves having an increasingly harder time finding both the time and mental effort to get through entire books. While others have found it easier. I’m not entirely sure what that’s all about, but if you’re one of those that has a deep kinship with the written word, this podcast is for you. It’s about great books and the people that wrote them.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | SpotifyGoogle Podcasts | Overcast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: 286 JRR Tolkien

Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast

Classical music isn’t for everyone. But for those of us who do find both solace, profundity, and pleasure in listening to classical music, this podcast is an incredible find. The host has put together an impressive body of work and takes you through the joys of listening to the masters.

Website | Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Google PodcastsOvercast | Not sure where to start? Start with this episode: History of Classical Music in 60 Minutes

The United States of Anxiety

It’s hard to go wrong with a podcast from WNYC Studios, and this show is no exception. Once a week, host Kai Wright digs into some deep and intimate conversations about the choice that America has made. Is it the society the nation wants? Is it the society it deserves. Increasingly, these are becoming more urgent questions. Well worth a subscribe.

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