My Love Of Podcasts
Being a huge podcast junkie I am routinely entrenched in my favorite shows but quite often have trouble finding the time or opportunity to indulge in my beloved podcast feed.
First off, there are times where I actually have to take my earbuds out, and yes... engage with my wife and kids from time to time.
Then there are the times while I am in the car driving the kids to their next sports game and I am unable to put on the Monstruo true crime podcast or my favorite comedian who uses the occasional choice four-letter word because I do not dare subject my young children to inappropriate content.
But, there is an even less favorable situation than abstaining from listening to a favored podcast show when the circumstances with my family will not allow for it. Instead of foregoing all entertainment, I can reluctantly put a DVD into the Honda Odyssey rear entertainment system.
Opting for the DVD, I am then subjected to the audio version of Finding Nemo for the five-hundredth time while my kids' brains deteriorate away with mind-numbing animation from Pixar. (I actually like Pixar but using a little hyperbole here to make a point.) Read More
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. Read More
We Buy “The Why”
“And the Golden Globe for the best podcast adapted show goes to…” could be a phrase we will all be hearing in the near future. In fact, I believe I may have heard an early rendition of it on the most recent awards broadcast.
I marvel at the juxtaposition of billionaire Steve Jobs and his mammoth, international corporation Apple having invented the iPod which ultimately gave power to the lowly individual to change the world.
With a single device, one can record an “iPodcast” and their lone voice could be heard around the globe at any time. It is this rugged individualistic counter-culture ability that gave Apple its appeal to its consumers. However, I find it ironic that the Apple Corporation, being a huge international conglomerate, has empowered the individual to change the world. Read More
How did it come to this for the Hart family? I am so shaken and sickened over this story. At points, I feel anger too.
I am angered at the thought of the foster care system being co-opted and corrupted for abuse, neglect, and ultimately a shocking end to young, innocent lives.
Broken Harts is a new podcast offering that is taking a fine-toothed, investigative comb to the death of 5 family members when their van sped rapidly off of a cliff and plunged into waters in Mendocino, California. Read More
I feel like I have said this about years past, however, it rings true once again, 2018 was another brilliant year for The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast.
Joe’s channel on YouTube has now exceeded 4 million subscribers. He smoked cannabis on-air with Elon Musk, revived Sober October, attempted to crack the code of life with countless brilliant guests, and created all sorts of other highly entertaining greatness on his show.
While Joe is a comedian at heart, it is when he attempts to deconstruct life or attacks current social issues with an open mind and open forum that have always most attracted me to his show.
There have been many moments on the JRE podcast that have sparked some considerable changes in my own life. My dietary strategies, my pursuit of fulfillment in life, and the way I tend to personal relationships, have all been shaped by Joe and his guests.
Now, let us take a look back at 2018 which was a banner year for Joe and his diverse and intriguing array of guests. Read More
The Adam Carolla Show is the world’s most downloaded podcast. Coming from the terrestrial radio world and syndicated shows like Loveline, Carolla brings a professional, well-produced show to his fans each and every day of the week.
In fact, with his construction background, Carolla personally designed and built his very own state of the art podcasting studio.
Adam Carolla is a seasoned radio personality who brings a unique and informed perspective on all sorts of matters to his show. Whether it be relationships, nutrition, politics, music, or any other universal topic, Carolla is free to roam and tackle all subjects. Read More
Podcasts To Listen To
Podcasts have exploded over recent years. There are endless shows available now that can satisfy anyone’s interest from the broadest of ranging topics to the most narrow of niches.
Thanks to podcasts we as a society are:
Being captivated by investigative tales and true crime sagas
Learning of history in a compelling and unsanitized format
Adopting dietary changes and undertaking mindfulness practices
Enjoying gut-wrenching laughs from uncensored comedy
Simply finding more joy in life
The amount of content being produced and published these days is staggering. It is a brilliant new day for the sharing of stories, artistic expressions, and information all the while keeping us thoroughly entertained.
The only resulting problem for the public with this new wealth of podcast shows is how to wade through it all and get to the truly juicy shows.
Here at Still Feel 21, we are up to our ears in podcasts. We are obsessed with consuming, reviewing, ranking, dissecting, and recommending podcast series. We are here to help with a continual flow of podcast suggestions. Read More
The Ex-Man Podcast
Riding The Wave
I have always been fascinated by underground music. I have distinct memories of being around 6 years old when MTV first debuted back in 1981. Back then, they featured lots of British bands in their rotation. Videos from Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and Madness had me riveted to the TV and my brain permanently wired to seek out alternative pathways for exploring new music.
In the early 2000’s there was another era of underground music that I had the fortune of becoming engrossed in as well. This movement was the New Wave of American Heavy Metal and it made significant noise in the industry through a variety of bands fusing various influences like thrash and hardcore punk.
Bands within this scene reached commercial heights that will most likely never be met again by such a large number of artists at the same time under the realm of aggressive rock ‘n roll. Metalcore, as the scene and style of music, got tagged, exploded.
Bands like Lamb of God and Shadows Fall toured worldwide and had coveted slots on the iconic national touring property Ozzfest. MTV revived Headbangers Ball to get in on the resurgence of metal and many bands from this time sold well into the hundreds of thousands of album sales.
God Forbid from New Jersey was one of those bands that were firmly entrenched with street credibility, commercial sales, major tours, and the chops on stage to hang with the scenes preeminent acts. Doc Coyle was a co-founder and guitarist from God Forbid and was globally recognized as one of the truly good dudes from that era. Read More