The 5 Best Conservative Political Podcasts Lead By The Ben Shapiro Show

A Loss Of Shared Spirit

It is no secret that there is a contentious ether in the American political climate. This zeitgeist steeped in divisiveness has been a major theme of mine throughout many of my writings.  

Instead of a proud bipartisan representative system where spirited debate produces compromise and sensible legislation, we are dug in like a Paul von Hindenburg World War I underground trench system. Both sides blow their proverbial whistles and charge each other's trench in a futile effort to win the political day.  

Discourse in this country has digressed into name calling and tribalism with politics being centered around demonization of your perceived opposition. In a country where there was once enough shared values to handle opposing views and debate was encouraged, I fear that the civil society has withered away and there is not enough commonality remaining for compromise anymore. So where do we go from here?

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A Dude And A Bro Podcast Show: The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast is a national sports podcast hosted by Bill Simmons, a famed sports writer with acclaimed time spent in his past at ESPN and ties to the worlds of Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla.

The Bill Simmons Podcast delivers much more than just a recap or box scores or deep in the weeds sports analysis, touching on pop culture and delivering just the right amount of humor in the mix as well.

On this episode of A Dude And A Bro Podcast Show we go deep on The Bill Simmons Podcast.

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A Dude And A Bro Podcast Show: The Dropout - Elizabeth Holmes & The Theranos Story

The Dropout Podcast

Elizabeth Holmes & Theranos

The Dropout podcast comes to us from ABC News Radio and ABC News Nightline. It is a thorough, investigative unpacking of the mind blowing story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos, the business she promised would revolutionize the world.

On this episode of A Dude And A Bro Podcast Show we go deep on The Dropout.

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Podcasts To Listen To: MarketSnacks Daily - Now Snacks Daily By Robinhood Snacks

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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Podcasts To Listen To: Skimm This - Daily News Podcast

Information Overload

Broadcast news comes at us in a fast and furious pace these days on a 24-7 cycle. We are drinking from the proverbial firehose of information with much of the context and detail flying right beyond our faces.

There is also the ever-growing phenomena of hyper-partisan talking points and ego creeping into many of the shows on cable news outlets. These are shows often produced with talking heads shouting past each other with hyperbole and rhetoric.

Staying informed without getting sucked into a vortex of sensationalized stories or agenda driven editorial commentary can be quite the challenge. The world of podcasting, though, just got a brand new entry in Skimm This that is looking to be a daily resource for bite-sized, story-driven nuggets of news stripped of the fluff and filler that corrodes most traditional news outlets.

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Podcasts To Listen To: Crimes Of Passion By Parcast

Pushing The Parcast Style

Crimes of Passion, hosted by Lanie Hobbs and brought to us by Parcast, is the podcasting network’s nod to the hardcore fans of the ever-ascending genre of true crime.

The show’s motto is “where true crime, meets true love.” Just by definition, the stories told by Crimes of Passion are infamous cases of murders motivated by love, lust, and misguided feelings.

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A Dude And A Bro Podcast Show: Disgraceland

Disgraceland

True Crime Rock n Roll Style

True crime has exploded for podcasts in recent history and Disgraceland is a podcast 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.

Creator and host Jake Brennan is back with season 3 of Disgraceland and he kicks off the season with a gripping and emotional 2-part look at Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. On this episode of A Dude And A Bro Podcast Show we take a deep dive into the premier episodes of season 3 of Disgraceland.

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Podcasts To Listen To: The Future Of X By OZY Media

Troubling Outlook

There is plenty to make us feel bleak and hopeless in regards to the future. Climate change seems to be a runaway train with extreme weather events and sea levels both on the rise.

The state of politics is an overstressed and polarized messed. The internet has been an incredible gift for distribution of content but the social media landscape can feel downright toxic at times.

What if there was another side of the story to be written about our future? A future that was steeped in hope and life-altering progress with technology serving as the catalyst for the awe-inspiring change.

The Future Of X

The Future Of X is a brand new podcast offering from OZY Media that dares to paint that picture through short, dramatic vignettes cut amongst leading experts from their respective fields sharing knowledge and a vision of what the future could bring for us all.

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A Dude And A Bro Podcast Show: Wild Thing By Laura Krantz

Wild Thing Podcast

The Search For Bigfoot

On this episode of A Dude And A Bro Podcast Show we delve deep into the mysterious and long-running legend of Bigfoot through a review of the fascinating new podcast Wild Thing.

Wild Thing is produced and hosted by journalist Laura Krantz who takes a credible and investigative approach to exploring the many myths, tales, and sagas surrounding the possibility of there being a Bigfoot out there in the wilderness.

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A Dude And A Bro Podcast Show: Special Episode - Wondery Drops Sword And Scale

Sword and Scale Dropped

Mike Boudet

In a shocking announcement Saturday 3/9, Wondery parted ways with Mike Boudet and his Sword and Scale podcast prompting Sword & Scale to abruptly inform its Patreon supporters of the major news.

The partnership that creator Mike Boudet had enjoyed with the podcasting giant allowed him to scale his critically and commercially acclaimed flagship show into the top of the true crime podcasting world.  

Incongruity Media Inc., as it became known, spawned hardcore true crime shows that included Sword & Scale, Monstruo, Sword & Scale Rewind, and This is War.

On this special episode of A Dude And A Bro Podcast Show we got together quickly to share our thoughts and commentary on this news that is sending shockwaves throughout the podcasting landscape.

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A Dude And A Bro Podcast Show: The Argument From The NY Times

The Argument From The New York Times

This episode of A Dude And A Bro Podcast Show we share our thoughts and takes on The Argument from the New York Times. Ironically enough, doing a review of The Argument podcast leads us, A Dude And A Bro, to our very own argument about the show.

The Argument features three opinion columnists from the New York Times who take a constructive look at immediate hot button topics each episode from the world of politics and news.  

Co-hosts and columnists David Leonhardt, Michelle Goldberg, and Ross Douthat offer sharp insights into our country’s most pressing matters in a casual yet heady format.

Check out our review of The Argument and let us know who you are siding with in our own dust up this episode, Tim or Mike?

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A Dude And A Bro Podcast Show: Business Wars - Napster Vs The Record Labels

Business Wars

“Napster Vs The Record Labels”

We are back with another episode of A Dude And A Bro Podcast show and this time around we are taking a look at Business Wars by Wondery media and deconstructing the wild saga of “Napster Vs The Record Labels”.

We are entrenched in podcasts. We do reviews, best-of lists, and new podcast show suggestions. We also debate wide-ranging podcast topics like true crime, self-development, news, history, and entertainment.

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Wondery Drops Mike Boudet And His Sword And Scale Podcast From Its Network

Podcast Chaos

In a shocking announcement late Saturday afternoon, Wondery parted ways with Mike Boudet and his Sword and Scale podcast prompting Sword & Scale to abruptly inform its Patreon supporters of the major news. The partnership with the podcasting giant allowed creator Mike Boudet to launch its popular hit flagship show Sword & Scale into the top of the true crime podcasting world.

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A Dude And A Bro Podcast Show Is Now On The Anchor Platform

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On The Move

We are excited to announce that we are moving the production and distribution of our own homegrown A Dude And A Bro Podcast show over to the Anchor Podcast platform.

There is no better way to make our debut on the new platform than putting out a quick preview of who we are and what we are trying to do with our show.

Podcast Series Preview

Followed up by a fun look back at the year of 2018 in podcasting.

5 Best Podcasts Of 2018

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Murder On The Space Coast Returns With Season #4

True Crime Florida Style

Dick Crandall is not your average 78-year-old Florida retiree unless the retirees you know roll around trailer parks with fat pockets of prescription pills for sale. Add onto that pretty picture a drug-addicted younger girlfriend and her drug-addicted son both shacking up with Dick and you have got yourself some good old fashion chaos brewing up in the small coastal town of Brevard County in Florida.

To further lend to the insanity of this story and to prove true life is far more bonkers than any Hollywood script, Dick’s ex-girlfriend happens to be his current girlfriend’s sister and the two sisters along with the addict son are all thick as thieves.

All of this Florida born madness can only mean one thing and that is the true crime podcast series Murder On The Space Coast is back for season number 4. This time around they got another doozy on their hands.

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Hostage By Parcast Debuts 2-Part John McCain P.O.W. Special

Parcast

Parcast has rapidly established themselves as a creative force and major player in the ever-expanding world of podcasting.  

One of the many things I appreciate about Parcast is that each show they put out has a similar style and brand, giving the entirety of their network a familiar feel stemming from their approach towards storytelling.

We all know by now that the true crime genre has essentially taken over the podcast-sphere with what feels like an infinitesimal amount of true crime shows. What makes the shows on Parcast unique is the network’s perfected proprietary blend, akin to Reeses melding peanut butter and chocolate, of professional narration coupled with the psychological, almost clinical, approach to covering the granular details of investigative sagas.

It is a creative formula that works tremendously for both entertaining and informing their listeners.

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13 Best Motivational Videos From Goalcast

Goalcast

Motivational Videos

We live in a remarkable time right now where access to information and content is at the tip of our fingers ready to be streamed at a moments notice.

The leveling out of content distribution, via low-cost and low-barrier outlets, has allowed for a proliferation of content creators to rise up from seemingly out of nowhere to allow their voices and stories to be heard.

All of these videos being shared throughout the social media landscape have served to empower others to open up, be vulnerable, and bravely share their own stories.

Anyone looking to make a single step towards some positive change in life or a radical and wholesale change to their entire lifestyle can simply jump online these days and get lost in the countless on-demand videos of hope, information, and inspiration. The first destination those individuals should want to visit is Goalcast.

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The Dirty John Podcast - A Special Valentine's Day Podcast Pick

Valentine’s Day Podcast Pick:

Dirty John - Presented by the LA Times and Wondery

 

“Who you marry may be the most important decision of your life, but it might be the most irrational.”

Debra Newell is a successful interior designer, whom after a couple of marriages and children leaving the nest, is looking to date again.

The doorbell rings. Standing in his surgical scrubs is John Meehan, a man in his late forties to early fifties. John is a successful anesthesiologist. His prior Hollywood style looks have weathered slightly, unbeknownst to Debra, who views nothing but a tall, dark, and handsome man in her doorway. Could he be the perfect man?

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Monstruo: Incongruity True Crime’s Latest Offering

True Crime Dream Team

“The heart of a man is delicious” are the only notes in the feed description of the new terrifying podcast Monstruo. Finally, we have the ultimate new macabre offering from a true crime and dark fiction podcasting dream team.

That team is comprised of Sword and Scale creator Mike Boudet, Jack Luna, the creator of Dark Topic, and Tyler Bell, author and producer of The Westside Fairy Tales. Fans of these respective shows will be in their glory with Monstruo.

The project, according to Mike Boudet, has been in the works for over a year. After a couple of teaser episodes and a documentary style preview, the long-anticipated true crime, psychological, and downright creepy podcast finally arrived on January 9th, 2019.

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Podcasts To Listen To: The Argument By The New York Times

Stuck In My Echo Chamber

I must acknowledge I typically stick to the same sources of news from the same outlet with the same rotating guests of talking heads and experts. I am aware of the lack of diversity in opinion I am seeking out on a daily basis and I am admittedly not so comfortable with dwelling in a left-leaning echo chamber.

I truly do value the opinions of others and want to stay open-minded in my quest to stay informed but I feel like seeking diversity in my news often leads me to political commentary so slanted and blindly entrenched in a camp, to the detriment of an open exchange of ideas, it becomes tough to even bear for a moment.

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11 Best YouTube Meditation Music Videos For You

Meditation Has Gone Mainstream

Meditation, or the general practice of mindfulness, seems to be tipping from an underground ritual for crystal toting, new age eccentrics over to a mainstream practice for business people and soccer moms alike.

Just about anywhere you turn these days you seem to run into an article, podcast discussion, or some sort of social site post about the benefits of meditation.

My meditation practice has evolved over time for me from initially just something I felt compelled to now a deeply held daily routine.

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Podcasts To Listen To: One Life One Chance With Toby Morse

A Thirst For Inspiration

There is a reason that self-help and personal development are an 11 billion dollar per year industry. Life has a way of throwing an unending parade of stressors and difficulties in our path. Couple those challenges with that feeling in our gut that there is something out there in the world that is better for us and you can see why many are seeking to grow and find more fulfillment out of life.

There are countless personas within the world of creating empowering content who have authored books, made audio recordings, and delivered soaring motivational speeches in halls across the world.

The access to this life-enriching content is mostly available right at our fingertips to stream on demand for free. Whether you are looking to shed an old destructive habit, start a new business, or undertake a new mindfulness practice, there is sure to be a message that can speak directly to you.

What do you do if you are just a kid, though, looking to escape the trappings and pitfalls of a neglectful and abusive home? What if people like Tony Robbins, a legendary figure to most, seem like oversized personalities from a world you do not recognize speaking in a language you do not speak.

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