Introducing Podcasts: Hysteria From Crooked Media

Hysteria Podcast From Crooked Media

What Is Hysteria?

Hysteria is defined in the dictionary as “exaggerated or uncontrollable emotion or excitement, especially amongst a group of people”. Given this textbook definition, Hysteria is also the perfect choice of name for a brand new podcast offering from Crooked Media.

Hysteria, the podcast, is hosted by Erin Ryan and co-hosted by rotating sets of women in respective bi-coastal groupings. They are comedians, filmmakers, advocates and more and they tackle today’s most pressing issues for women in a raucous yet highly-informed manner.

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Why Committed From HowStuffWorks Missed The Mark For Me

Committed With Jo Piazza

Unpacking The Institution Of Marriage

When I learned Committed was a podcast exploring the institution of marriage I became intrigued. Committed being a podcast offering from the acclaimed HowStuffWorks family of podcasts, further lent to the potential of the show in my eyes.

I am a married man and like the namesake of this podcast series, I am committed to my marriage, wholeheartedly, but it is some of the hardest work I have ever undertaken in my life.

I have gone through therapy and I have daily habits and routines like meditation, to try and put my very best emotional foot forward in our household for the sake of a thriving marriage.

When I heard the trailer and read the description for Committed, I got excited. I thought it could be a podcast to learn from, strengthen resolve, and be comforted by the struggle that all couples go through to make a marriage work.

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Introducing Podcasts: MarketSnacks Daily

MarketSnacks Daily Podcast

Business turns on disruptors, groundbreakers, and innovators. The financial markets seem to constantly glow red hot with a buzz and energy equal to the staggering sums of money exchanging hands from bell to bell.  

So with all these flashy descriptors surrounding business and investing why does the media coverage seem to be relegated to the old guard, stodgy personas like Duke & Duke straight out of the movie Trading Places.

Or on the other end of the spectrum, you have egomaniacs screaming full-throated on cable television about their brilliance related to options trading, a specific type of investing I will most likely never employ in my financial strategies.

If you agree that most content related to business and investing are not befitting of the highly intriguing subject matter they attempt to cover nor are they delivered for the new media-driven times we live in, enter our savior, the MarketSnacks Daily podcast show.

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Did Sword And Scale Go Too Far With Episode "Plus 29 - The Cannibal Cop"?

Disclaimer

I am a huge fan of Sword and Scale and obviously if I am listening to the premium “Plus” episodes, I am a paying and supportive listener. They may have built a bridge too far for me to travel, though, in the episode "Plus 29 - The Cannibal Cop".

I ultimately could never stray from what I believe to be the preeminent show in all of the true crime genre, so I will instead take to this article below and air my concerns with the hopes of stirring a healthy and constructive debate amongst my fellow and rabid true crime enthusiast brethren. - Tim Rodgers


Sword and Scale 

"Plus 29 - The Cannibal Cop”

What constitutes a thought crime? Not having the correct political point of view? Voting for the wrong party? What about a social media post or tweet?  

What is the difference between an unpopular opinion and a vulgar opinion? Is it something that is simply offensive or does it need to rival a flat out hate crime? Who decides which is what and where do we draw lines?  

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The Habitat Podcast Review

The Habitat Podcast

Life On Mars?

Mars, also known as the Red Planet, has always created a certain level of interest and intrigue amongst the general public. Could there be signs of life out there? Will we someday, as a human race, step foot on planet Mars like we did the moon?

Beyond the curiosities of the general public, NASA has been keenly interested in Mars and has studied the great planet for a while now, having first launched robotics onto Mars decades ago to begin gathering data.

We know that the atmosphere of Mars would be lethal for humans to breathe in naturally. We know that the terrain is rocky, akin to a rough desert terrain. We know that temperatures can be unbearably cold. All these stated deterrents aside, NASA is indeed preparing to one day have a human presence on Mars.

Be it grand curiosity, or a last ditch failsafe against humanity’s tragic trashing of our own earth, the training and studies for Mars cohabitation are getting more comprehensive. Now, we in the general public have a first class ticket for a voyeuristic view into one such study.

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Introducing Podcasts: The Science Of Happiness

The Science Of Happiness Podcast

A Growing Discontent

Happiness is an elusive and at times perplexing emotion. Babies seem to be born into a natural state of bliss, pure happiness, but over time life experience tends to dampen this joy. We then spend much of our adulthood desperately seeking to recapture what was once an innate emotional state.

In today’s day and age, we have never been more at risk of limiting our own happiness due to the lifestyles and manners in which we live. Cell phones, a widening disconnection from nature, lack of movement, and an ever-growing dissatisfaction with careers are all key detractors within current society that have pushed happiness far off the map for many. For some, experiencing recurring happiness is nothing more than a wishful fantasy.  

What if happiness could be cultivated and achieved by undertaking simple routines and practices that were scientifically backed? That is the crux of an entertaining and informative new podcast, aptly titled The Science Of Happiness.

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Introducing Podcasts: Cover-Up By People Magazine

Cover-Up Podcast

The Kennedy Name

The Kennedy name is one of the most iconic and storied family names in all of American history. Just hearing the name stirs images of patriotism, unrivaled leadership in the face of global crisis, and compassion for all American citizens across the socioeconomic divide.

Just as quickly, though, thoughts of the Kennedy name can turn to the more tragic and darker side of the family as well. Unparalleled suffering from the loss of young lives, rumors of womanizing and excessive alcohol consumption, and of course two assassinations, both within a decades time, that forever changed the soul of America.

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Introducing Podcasts: Disgraceland - A True Crime & Music Mashup

Disgraceland Podcast

Our Beloved Musical Heroes

Rock and roll, through the wild personas that forged its musical landscape, has certainly had its fair share of dark and devious brush ups with the law over its storied history.

We as a society seem to revel in the legends of our rock heroes flirting with the occult, going head first into the abyss of drugs and alcohol, and even getting embroiled in alleged murders.

True crime has exploded for podcasts in recent history and Disgraceland is a new venture that adds a unique twist to the genre by focusing on crimes and stories that involve legends from the music industry. It is a brilliant twist that binds together two wildly passionate fan bases, true crime, and music, that are sure to be equally swept up by this unique mashup.

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Ear Hustle Podcast Review: A Podcast About Prison By Actual Prisoners

Ear Hustle The Podcast

Your Invitation To Prison

Ear Hustle is prison slang for eavesdropping. Ear Hustle is also the slick name of a groundbreaking podcast that is co-produced and co-hosted by inmates Antwan Williams and Earlonne Woods deep within the constricted walls of San Quentin prison.

This groundbreaking show is an invitation for an intimate encounter with a world that is often dramatized and documented on television and in movies but perhaps remains misunderstood.

Ear Hustle has come to life as part of the Radiotopia podcast network and through a partnership with co-producer and co-host Nigel Poor, a Bay Area visual artist who volunteers at the prison.

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Introducing Podcasts: Whine Down With Jana Kramer

Whine Down With Jana Kramer

Jana Kramer is a singer, actress, mother, wife, and now a host of one of the most honest and soul-bearing podcast shows I have ever listened to.

Within minutes of the start of the show, Kramer opens up and shares about her love addiction and a previous one-week marriage to a guy who was 14 years her age who also used to be married to Christina Applegate.

The admissions were flying fast and furiously at the onset of the show and never seemed to let up one bit in this debut podcast episode through iHeart Radio.

Trust issues in the marriage, fantasies of being divorced and alone, her husband’s lack of sexual proclivity and her walking home from couples counseling sessions were all bandied about at a staggering pace.

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Gary Vaynerchuk’s Top 10 Episodes Of The Ask Gary Vee Show

Gary Vaynerchuk

Heart, Hustle, and Soul

Gary Vaynerchuk has become the standard bearer for hustling.

He is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and co-founder of VaynerMedia, which is a full-service digital agency servicing Fortune 500 clients. Gary’s newest venture, VaynerSports, is a new age athlete representation firm.

Gary is a showman without a doubt, but he became one of the most iconic online personas today by consistently providing value with his content and making integrity the linchpin with which he has built his brand.

Gary seems heartfelt in wanting every single person he touches to break free from the soul-sucking trap of the rat race. He implores people to take definitive and immediate action in pursuit of their own entrepreneurial dreams.

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Murder On The Space Coast - A True Crime Podcast Review

Murder On The Space Coast

When disclaimers are announced at the onset of a show warning the viewer or listener that the proceeding material could be unsuitable for sensitive audiences I quite often pay little attention to the forewarning.

Never has a disclaimer been more fitting and never should anyone have to heed these words with such caution as when entering the dark, disturbing, yet highly captivating world of Murder On The Space Coast.

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The Top 10 Ketogenic Diet Videos By Dr. Eric Berg

The Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet has been exploding in popularity lately. Initially designed decades ago as a dietary, therapeutic agent to combat epileptic seizures, it has more recently been adopted as a favored means to shed pounds, gain energy, and boost mental clarity.

The ketogenic diet is basically a diet composed of shifting around your macronutrient intake to favor fats, restrict carbs, and have a moderate amount of protein. When attempting to eat within this basic construct of the ketogenic lifestyle, challenges can and do arise.

There can be confusion on which of the three macronutrients is most important to focus on for success, in addition to encountering some common ketogenic pitfalls, like experiencing a foggy brain.

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