I’m always on the lookout for new podcasts. Really glad that we’ve got some great newsletters out there that provide tips for shows and good episodes to check out.
The newsletters I get: Podcast Broadcast; Hot Pod; Adolescence Is a Marketing Tool; The Audio Signal; The Timbre newsletter; Sheets to the Wind; and The Audit. (Others? I am sure there are. Please let me know.)
So here are four new podcasts I’m listening to, enjoying, and recommend checking out:
Julia Bainbridge’s The Lonely Hour. It’s an exploration of being alone, and loneliness. The show explores the issue in a really smart way through interviews and a particular angle, like dining alone, motherhood, or social media. My favorite episode so far: solo travel.
Inside Pop from Sean David Johnson and Amita Patel, two New York-based television producers. They talk Oscars, Adele, The X-Files, and everything in between on their weekly podcast. Great insights and commentary on all the pop culture happenings we either see, hear, or read about on the socials. Full disclosure: I am good friends with Sean. I know what his favorite movie is, even though he denies it. Also, he’s never read Ready Player One, because he ignores my repeated, enthusiastic recommendation/bullying. Despite all this, we are still very close. Might have something to do with occasionally being his +1 for hot ticket movie premieres.
Breakdown. Saw this one featured on the iTunes podcast page in the scrolling showcase spot. This is a true crime podcast from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Man, does “true crime” work in the podcast format! I like that this show is hosted by a journalist that’s been covering crime and court cases for a long time. Incredible insights with that perspective in mind — An insider looking deep on a fascinating, disturbing case.
Hello from the Magic Tavern. Hilarious, offbeat premise, and hilarious host and guests. This is a popular show that’s getting more popular — there’s even lots of fan art on the various social media sites. But when I mention it to people, they’ve never heard of it, so there’s still some discovery to be had (or I need more in-the-know podcast connects?). I’m not going to describe the show, and I recommend that if you don’t know much about it, keep it that way, download the first episode, and hit play. Fans of Dungeons & Dragons, Lord of the Rings, and bizarro improv, combined, will especially enjoy it.