The Destructive 400-Year Old Legacy of Slavery
To present an entertaining and informative history podcast on an obscure or lesser-known topic is an admirable and novel feat, but to present a new podcast on a topic that has been thoroughly researched and meditated upon since the times in which it was happening, is a task in and of itself.
1619, a podcast that was created by New York Times correspondent Nikole Hannah-Jones as part of the larger 1619 project, takes up that baton to weave a narrative that extends from the moment the first cargo ship carrying slaves set sail four hundred years ago, to the present day. Read More
True Crime Podcasts
The Explosive Genre
True crime is as much an American pastime as baseball and apple pie, thanks to the 2014 hit podcast Serial. But a lot has changed since then. In five short years, the true crime genre has exploded to include a huge variety of podcasts, ranging from narrative pieces like Serial to “murder comedies.”
What makes murder so fascinating for so many people? Maybe it is facing the limits of human cruelty, or the deliciously morbid details, or a failing justice system that gets your blood going. But what can not be denied is that true crime is thriving and here to stay.
The genre is dominating the podcast charts with no signs of stopping anytime soon. Today, we are living in the golden age of true crime because there are literally hundreds of new podcasts to choose from.
If you are looking for a new podcast show that is dark, compelling or just plain entertaining we got you covered. Read More
Room 20: Compelling Idea, Lacks Execution
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. Read More
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. Read More
Are we humans alone in the universe? For me, this ranks as one of the greatest mysteries of life right alongside pondering what happens after we die.
There have been some brilliant podcast episodes and series that have explored these themes. Adam Frank, a biophysicist, spoke with rather an assuredness on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast that mathematical probabilities point to the chance that there is life out there somewhere in the cosmos.
The End Of The World with Josh Clark delved deep into the Fermi Paradox, which simply yet profoundly asks if there is such a great probability of life out there in the universe then where are all the aliens?
There is a new offering from the world of podcasting, Extraterrestrial from Parcast, that is taking a constructive look at previously reported alien encounters and doing so in a narrative retelling of their tales. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
A Stitcher Original Series Podcast
I would imagine that most people could relate to feeling some sort of sense that there is something better for them out there in the world.
At one time or another, most have probably felt the pull of an opportunity offering the promise of a purpose and an upgraded lifestyle if they just remained focused on the goal with positive intentions.
If cultivated in the right manner, these desires could be used to harness action towards a worthwhile pursuit in life. If left unchecked, these yearnings could be preyed upon and taken advantage of without the slightest hint of impropriety ever being revealed in the offering until it was too late and the damage was done.
The Dream is a brand new podcast offering hosted by award winning journalist Jane Marie that takes a hard, investigative look at multi-level marketing, a model of selling and distributing products peer to peer with a tiered sales recruiting component being the fulcrum of the entire operation. Read More
The Wonder Of Our Bodies
Our bodies, their functionality, and their intricate design are truly something to marvel at. Our bodies can also, unfortunately, veer off into dysfunctional physiological behavior, firing off discomforting or even bizarre outbreaks of symptoms at times.
Oftentimes, many of us ignore rashes, bumps, or other more alarming signals from our bodies in hopes that whatever the heck is causing the current malfunctioning will simply go away.
When we do finally find the time or get up the necessary courage to go see a doctor, we are often treated to a 5-minute crash course visit with an overworked and seemingly uninterested healthcare provider who quickly grabs for a prescription pad prior to even having an in-depth or probative conversation with us. Read More
Pull Up With CJ McCollum
Our Limited Access to Athletes
Athletes mainly communicate to the masses through the press. They often stand in their locker room or in front of a podium answering questions and offering sound bites, typically in a mundane manner and often relying on cliches to get by.
Athletes tend to be guarded and consciously strive to not offend teammates or coaches, alienate fans, or jeopardize sponsorships. Our access to athletes outside of their arena of play tends to remain of a highly-limited and sanitized nature.
While social media gave the promise of direct connection with personas and stars, it is often through a limited number of characters or even worse, it is scripted and pushed out by a management or public relations firm.
The Promising Medium Of Podcasts
Now enter podcasts, a medium that is long-form and unfettered by default, allowing for a type of extended glimpse into the world of athletes seldom enjoyed by fans up to this point in the history of sports.
Pull Up with CJ McCollum is such a podcast, offering access to the thoughts and expressions of one of the NBA’s bright, young stars, who also happens to have a degree in journalism. Read More