Favorite New (or newly discovered) Podcast?

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  • Dissect. It’s a Spotify original where the host dissects albums song by song, note by note, lyric by lyric. First season was “To Pimp A Butterfly” by Kendrick Lamar, Second was “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” by Kanye West (my favorite), and the current season has been a double album dissect on “Channel Orange” and “Blonde” by Frank Ocean.

    This guy goes deep into these albums, pulling out samples, going into music theory, examining the social climate and the artist’s own personal narrative and the effect of the album on the industry.

    if you like those albums, you should check it out.
  • It’s Spotify original but also on Apple podcasts
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    The Modern Mann, which is Ollie Mann interviewing various people - there was a particularly good one on miscarriage recently. I listen to most of his other podcasts (Answer Me This, The Week Unwrapped, The Media Podcast), but I only got to this one recently and it’s really good. I’ve learned some things. 

    I’ve mentioned I Don’t Even Own A Television here before - they did an episode on Jordan Peterson’s book. It’s about bad books and some episodes are better than others. But overall I enjoy it. 

    Hey, Do You Remember is about movies the hosts remember from childhood. Again, some episodes are better than others - they have a tendency to go into loooong stories of their childhoods occasionally, but often they are really funny. Their take on films is very different to Jim and A.Ron - I don’t know if it’s deliberate but they rarely seem to touch on the more egregious political/social elements of older films; for example, they never mention anything about the racist elements of Big Trouble In Little China. So I guess if you’re someone who finds J&A a bit preachy and SJW at times (as I’m sure most people here would realise, I do not), this might be up your alley. 
  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    edited July 2018
    You Need a Budget. It's helped calm some of my money anxiety.

    @Dee So glad you mentioned IDEOAT because it's got a wonderful vibe. I stayed subscribed to them, although I don't plan on listening to every episode. I really enjoyed Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance since I read that book in my early 20s and DID like it, haha. 
  • Dee said:
    I’ve mentioned I Don’t Even Own A Television here before - they did an episode on Jordan Peterson’s book. It’s about bad books and some episodes are better than others. But overall I enjoy it. 
    How is IDEOATV lately?  I used to love that show but haven’t listened in more than a year now.  I’m not trying to start any trouble or step on anyone’s toes but I left because they got too negative and punched down too much, which I felt was a shame, the hosts were so good but it felt like they’d grown to hate the format and almost resented continuing the show.  I hope that was just a phase and that they’ve returned to funny and insightful takes on some so bad they’re good books.  Their episode on Ready Player One is fantastic and the one for Night of the Crabs is laugh out loud funny.  Oh man, I’m talking myself into going back!  If you say it’s worth returning, well, I’ll put on my IDEOATV T-shirt (yeah, I was a pretty hardcore fan once upon a time) and give it another go.
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    edited July 2018
    @freiberg.justin That’s interesting, because I find they make a lot of effort to NOT punch down, or be mean for the sake of mean. Can you think of any particularly that put you off? I haven’t listened to every episode, so I might have missed that era. The Ready Player One episode was the first one I heard and the reason I found them - someone on Oh No They Didn’t was talking about how good it was and I got curious, even though I’ve neither read the book nor seen the movie. It was funny and interesting enough to keep me in, and then I just went back and downloaded any where I’d read the book, or that just sounded fun. 

    Have a listen to their more recent ones, you might find they’re a bit more fun and gentle? (Well, except the Jordan Peterson one of course - that’s a bloodbath.)
  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    Man, I so disagreed with about half of their Ready Player One cast, but it was fun nonetheless.
  • JoshTheBlackJoshTheBlack Atlanta, GA
    My recent discover is “Stay Tuned with Preet” where former US Attorney Preet Bharara talks about justice and fairness. He is great at answering legal questions, especially with regards to government, and he usually interviews someone after Q&A. Notable recent guests were NPR’s Nina Totenberg (a Supreme Court reporter), Vanita Gupta (worked in the Obama administration and now serves as the president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights), and Jason Goldfarb (previously convicted of insider trading by Preet’s old office while he was DA in the southern district of New York!) about pleading guilty and life after prison. 
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