Room 20: Podcasts To Listen To

Room 20: Compelling Idea, Lacks Execution  

An Overview 

Currently back on top of the iTunes podcast charts, a new podcast from the LA Times Studios, Room 20 is the exploration of an unidentified man who was involved in a car accident that caused him to suffer severe brain damage and landed him on life support, being cared for by nurses and social workers who only call him by the name on his hospital wristband: Sixty-Six Garage. 

Behind the mic is investigative reporter Joanne Faryon, who left her stable decade-long job as a newsroom reporter and spent two years tracking down witnesses, traveling across the United States and Mexico to sort through facts and falsity about who the man is, what happened that fateful day, and why in the past 17 years, no one who knew the man ever came looking for him.

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A Dude And A Bro Podcast Show: The Best Fantasy Football Podcasts

Fantasy Football Podcasts

Football season is back. This is truly the most wonderful time of the year and the world of podcasts are the perfect medium to stay informed and entertained on all the news and happenings around the NFL fantasy football landscape. On this episode of A Dude And A Bro Podcast Show, we dig deep into an article we previously featured on this site which was The 9 Best Fantasy Football Podcasts To Dominate Your League With

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11 Ways Meditation Has Changed My Life

The Power Of Meditation

Inroads To The Mainstream

Meditation, or the general practice of mindfulness, seems to be slowly making inroads into the collective consciousness of the mainstream.

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

I understand the desire of those who practice meditation to want to share with the world the benefits they have been experiencing, but in the past, I have found myself a little hesitant to bring up the subject amongst my peers.

Something about voluntarily sharing that I meditate felt like bragging and maybe even coming off as slightly pompous, so I have kept my practice close to my heart until recently.

I can no longer hold back, though, from sharing the many benefits that meditation has brought into my life.

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Behind The Scenes: Stranger Things 3 - Podcasts To Listen To

Stranger Things 3

Stranger Things is back after two long years, and it took me two short days to binge all eight episodes. Maybe it’s the action, the talent, or the relentless parade of ‘80s references, but the show is seductive in a way that has most viewers wanting more. 

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Noble Blood From Aaron Mahnke - Podcasts To Listen To

History Intersects With True Crime

The Prolific Aaron Mahnke

If like me, you are a fan of history and true crime podcasts, the Noble Blood podcast is one you should look to find wherever you order your podcasts from. The combining of history, myth, and true crime is the holy grail for us who are fans of these genres with the Lore podcast from Aaron Mahnke being the gold standard of listens over the last few years. 

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13 Best True Crime Podcasts For You

True Crime

The Podcast Explosion

The true crime genre for podcasts has hit the internet like a storm. This new wave of gripping productions seems to be serving a morbid curiosity that is encoded deep in the DNA of human beings.   

Society has always had an interest in the macabre. Whether it is Dateline, 20/20, Cops, or even Dr. Phil in certain moments, true crime has always had major traction on television and through other media like books and films.   

There is an entire television network dedicated to the genre, so this recent explosion in podcast shows makes total sense. The long-form audio format of a podcast allows the listener to not only get lost in the depth of the story but to also become privy to real audio clips from 911 calls and actual confessions recorded by the police.  

If you are already a fan of true crime or if you are looking to get indoctrinated into this thrilling new wave of investigative entertainment, we have compiled the ultimate true crime feature for you.

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Monster Presents Insomniac - Podcasts To Listen To

True Crime Podcasts

Monster Presents: Insomniac is a brand new podcast offering stemming from the explosive genre of true crime. Brought to us by iHeartRadio, Insomniac is not just a straight forward investigative format or a narration of past crimes. There is a unique twist in the presentation of Insomniac and it may be just as bone-chilling as any recounting of a harrowing, murderous tale.

While Insomniac certainly delivers the goods on spotlighting and dramatizing notorious true crimes from the past, the host Scott Benjamin is using the platform of Insomniac to bare his soul in the hopes of shedding some of his own personal demons.

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A Dude And A Bro Podcast Show: S-Town From Serial And This American Life

S-Town Podcast

S-Town podcast was an investigative series brought to us by the producers of Serial and This American Life that drew quite a buzz back around its release in 2017. Hosted by journalist Brian Reed, S-Town set out to investigate a potential murder and coverup in a small Alabama town, however, the focus of the story quickly shifts to center around the individual who initiated the contact with the producers and provided the tip of the possible murder story.

On this episode of A Dude And A Bro Podcast Show we revisit S-Town which might have garnered enough acclaim to be deemed a classic in the young and ever-growing world of podcasting but would that designation be justified for S-Town?

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Podcasts To Listen To: 13 Minutes to the Moon

The Lunar Landing

50 Years Later

July 20th, 2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission to the moon. On July 20th, 1969, Neil A. Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin famously took a “small step for a man, but a giant leap for mankind.”  

13 Minutes to the Moon is a BBC docu-series podcast that takes a deep dive into the decade of the 1960s where President John F. Kennedy made a bold challenge to the United States that in 10 years, we shall put a man on the moon.  

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Root of Evil: The True Story of the Hodel Family and the Black Dahlia - Podcasts To Listen To:

True Crime

The Black Dahlia Murder

The Black Dahlia Murder has intrigued and confused the world since Elizabeth Short was murdered in 1947. Over the years, various theories have been put forward about the identity of the enigmatic killer who rivals Jack the Ripper for his ability to grab the attention of true crime fans. 

One name that seems to be thrown up every few years as a suspect is that of notorious Dr. George Hodel who has become an even more important figure to true crime fans following the release of TNT drama, I am The Night.

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A Dude And A Bro Podcast Show: The Joe Rogan Podcast With Bob Lazar

Joe Rogan Podcast - Bob Lazar

Do You Believe?

Physicist Bob Lazar was a recent guest on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast along with filmmaker Jeremy Corbell. The two were there to promote Jeremy’s Netflix documentary on Lazar, titled Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers, but more importantly, Lazar wanted the chance to tell his story on Joe’s podcast, which is a long-form and conversational platform with a massive reach.

Lazar claims to have worked on highly covert government programs at Area 51 that focused on reverse engineering alien technology found on alien spacecraft. His story is mind-blowing and could have massive implications on technology, our government, and humanity at large.

On this episode of A Dude And A Bro Podcast Show , we go deep on Bob Lazar’s appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast.

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Howard Stern Show No Longer Compels Me To Listen

Howard Stern

The End For Me Has Arrived

I am a lifelong diehard Howard Stern fanatic and I am no longer compelled to tune into his show. Howard has earned my eternal gratitude for a 20+ year run of unparalleled entertainment, but that run has definitively ended for me.

Some changes in my consumption of entertainment coupled with some disappointing moments in the evolution of Howard's show have both lent to my current disinterest.

I am formally declaring the end of my listenership while also extending a heartfelt thanks to Howard and his staff. They colored my mornings in a manner that can never be replicated by any other personality or entertainment crew again.  

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The Chernobyl Podcast

Defending The Great Bitter Land

“What is the cost of lies?”

That is the question that Valery Legasov, arguably the hero of the Chernobyl disaster, asks to himself on a tape-recorded recounting of the events right before he sadly dies by suicide. 

He did so two years to the day following the catastrophe that occurred in Pripyat Ukraine, in the commencing hours of April 26th, 1986. In fact, the title of the first episode is “1:23:45” which refers to the time in the morning that the core of reactor number four explodes inside of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. 

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Joe Rogan Podcast's Best Recurring Guest: Duncan Trussell

The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast

Top Of The Podcast Game

Podcasts have exploded over recent years. There seems to be a show available to fit anyone’s interest from the broadest of ranging topics to the most narrow of niches.

To me, there is no one creating better podcast content than Joe Rogan. He is a prolific producer of shows and his guests are consistently captivating.

Joe is a comedian at heart but his podcast show does not revolve around comedy. Quite often the discussions center around deconstructing life and examining current social issues. Those are the topics that have always most fascinated me about his show.

While there are countless individuals from a wide range of interest and walks of life who have made repeat visits to the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast there is one individual who I believe is the undisputed best and greatest recurring guest. That guest is Duncan Trussell.

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A Dude And A Bro Podcast Show: Sleepwalkers, AI, Andrew Yang, and Apollo 11

Show Notes

Segment #1: Sleepwalkers Podcast

Sleepwalkers podcast comes to the world of podcasting through iHeartRadio. Sleepwalkers takes a comprehensive, and at times chilling, look at the collision course AI is on with humanity. They explore the potential benefits of artificial intelligence and identify in stark terms some of the potential peril with technology merging so seamlessly into our lives.

On this episode of A Dude And A Bro Podcast Show, we go deep with a review on Sleepwalkers.

Segment #2: Podcasts We Are Currently Into

The Dude and the Bro come back for the second segment of the episode and each offer up something from the world of podcasting that has caught their attention this past week.

Tim suggests the new BBC World Service podcast titled 13 Minutes To The Moon, which chronicles the United States space program’s moon landing. This podcast series is out right in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this historic event.

Mike talks about the most recent episode of The Argument, which comes courtesy of the New York Times’ opinion team, and that episode featured democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang. The format of the interview was interesting with Ross Douthat, a staunch conservative, interviewing Yang and respectfully challenging him on certain positions.

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The 13 Best Motivational Videos By Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk

Heart, Hustle, and Soul

Gary Vaynerchuk has become the standard bearer for hustling. He is a showman without a doubt, but the fuel for Gary’s rocket ride to becoming one of the most iconic online persona’s today is the value he consistently provides with his content and the integrity 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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The Rachel Maddow Podcast - Questions Must Be Asked

Rachel Maddow Podcast

Asking All The Questions

Rachel Maddow has a signature styled ability to question and pursue a path of inquiry in a manner that both entertains and ultimately seeks to get to the truth. The onset of every show that Rachel stewards can be almost dizzying in the pace and plurality of figures and facts she weaves together almost like a prosecutor would in setting the story of a case.

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5 Life Lessons From The Adam Carolla Show Podcast

“Carolla-isms”: Tools For Success

The name Adam Carolla may invoke memories of he and Jimmy Kimmel telling fart jokes to each other with mugs of beer in hand while objectified women jumped on trampolines. Truthfully, it was this preconceived notion of mine stemming from Carolla’s earlier work that kept me away from him throughout my formative young adult years.

Believe me, I am not averse to a good old fashion fart joke in the right mood and context but there seemed to plenty of dudes and shows doing that brand of humor already. I had my fix for all the potty humor I needed and was not looking to double down on it.

My perception of Carolla quickly started to change when I was listening to The Dennis Miller Show, on talk radio, where Adam was a frequent guest. To my surprise, I found Carolla to be extremely witty and humorous. But more importantly, during the more serious moments of the interview, I found him capable of bestowing wisdom to the listeners. Carolla also possessed a clarity of thought on serious and heady topics and was able to express himself accordingly.

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A Dude And A Bro Podcast Show: White Lies by NPR

White Lies Podcast


White Lies is an ambitious investigative podcast that has clearly declared in their mission that they are setting out to solve a decade’s old murder that stemmed from unrest during the civil rights movement in Selma Alabama back in the 1960s.

On this episode of A Dude And A Bro Podcast Show, we go deep on White Lies.

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11 Best Intermittent Fasting Videos By Thomas DeLauer - Performance Coach

Thomas DeLauer - Executive Performance Coach

Thomas DeLauer is an elite personal trainer from the Santa Barbara area of California who has helped clients around the world reach their desired states of peak performance in life.

A self-described executive body and business coach, Thomas works to maximize the mind and body connection of his clients for high-level achievement, fulfillment, and balance in their personal and professional lives.

While Thomas looks the part of a California based trainer, he also packs a significant amount of value and actionable advice into the free wellness videos he posts online.

Thomas is constantly churning out new informational and strategic pieces on the ketogenic diet, inflammation, and weight loss. He has a unique way of providing some pretty high-minded scientific research in support of his tips and tricks but he conveys these details in a way that is easy to absorb and understand.

Thomas goes about making his videos with integrity and he displays a genuine care in wanting others to live healthy and fulfilled lives. In an industry that can often be plagued with ego and vanity, Thomas has a laid back and humbled approach to helping others. I have found him to be a trusted source of practical information.

Intermittent Fasting

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The 13 Best Motivational Videos From The Jocko Podcast

The Jocko Podcast

A Unique Approach To Empowerment

There is a wealth of content available in the world of leadership and peak performance that is affirming, inspiring, and cheerful.

Then there is The Jocko Podcast, hosted by retired Navy Seal Jocko Willink, that approaches life and empowerment in a different manner than most.

Jocko is not here to motivate you. He believes motivation is a failed concept. Jocko feels If you rely on motivation to get through the daily grind of life you will eventually get burned by it.

Discipline is the calling card for Jocko. Jocko touts discipline over motivation all day.

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The 5 Best Game of Thrones Podcasts

Game of Thrones

With the show being over after eight tumultuous seasons, perhaps we are a little late to the game recommending fan podcasts for HBO’s epic series Game of Thrones. However, the popular HBO series has reached the high water mark of its infamy and is still dominating the majority of water cooler conversations in offices and at parties alike.  

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The 13 Best 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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