I am a South Jersey-based author who is a writer for the Pod-Alization podcast blog on Substack, Ear Worthy on Medium, Podcast Reports on Blogger, Auditorily on Vocal and The Listening Post on Tealfeed.
New Episode Of The Spotify: Mic Check Podcast
If you love music - and all kinds of music - then Spotify: Mic Check is the podcast for you. It certainly is for me. In each episode, I'm either treated to music from a culture or genre that I'm not familiar with, or the most fascinating people in the music business are interviewed.
WTF with Marc Maron: The Brilliance Of His Comedy Special
In a 2016 Washington Post article NPR's Terri Gross says of podcast host and creator Marc Maron, “There’s something paradoxical about Maron,” says “Fresh Air” host, a loyal “WTF” listener and interviewee. “His TV and onstage persona is kind of cranky, angry. Yet he’s so intuitive and empathetic as an interviewer. He emotionally commits when he’s doing an interview, and I think that’s one of the reasons why people, like me, feel comfortable confiding in him.”
Speaking Of Psychology Podcast
There are too many people on TV, radio, and podcasts claiming to have expertise in psychology and being a psychologist. Shows like Dr. Phil seem more exploitative than illuminating. However, they're some terrific psychology podcasts like Hidden Brain and All In The Mind.
Fungal Zombies;Sneaky Persuasion; Golden Silence
Short Wave Podcast posits fungi takeover HBO Max has scored a hit with The Last Of Us. The post-apocalyptic nine-episode series has caused many people to worry about "clickers" attacking them and passing along a deadly fungal infection Cordyceps. Thankfully, the fungus in The Last of Us, does not currently affect humans — it affects insects.
50 Women Over 50 Podcast
In its brief history (2005? -- present) podcasting has been dominated by men. As podcasting has become more popular, women have engaged more with the medium, both as podcasters and as listeners. According to Podnews, women have started closing the gender gap in the last five years. In 2017, only 44 percent of U.S. 18+ monthly podcast listeners were female. In 2022, 48 percent are female, more closely mirroring the U.S. population.
Please Stop With The Celebrity Interview Podcasts
Remember the good old days on TV and radio when celebrities were interviewed by people trained to ask questions in a public forum? Ah, the old days. A troubling and annoying trend in podcasting is the fire hose of celebrity interview shows.
Becoming An Icon Podcast Chronicles The Lives Of Iconic Latinx Artists
Fame is the currency of celebrity. Famous people are well-known for who they are, not necessarily for what they can do. By contrast, an icon transcends mere notoriety. Webster's Dictionary defines an icon "as a person or thing regarded as a representative symbol or as worthy of veneration."
Subject Of Conviction Podcast's Second Season Just Vindicated
Conviction is a podcast anthology series from Gimlet / Spotify about crime and justice. Each story examines a new case and asks: Who does the justice system work for, and who does it work against?
Debate About China's Power & Miracle Drugs That Cost Millions
Intelligence Squared U.S. Podcast Debates China's Future We don't have debates in this nation any longer. Today, too many people comfort themselves with conspiracy theories fabricated to fit a specific narrative. Each side retreats to its echo chamber and then panders to people who believe exactly what they believe.
CNN's Best Podcasts: Audie Cornish & Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Yes, I know. Some people read "CNN" in the title and use their inner voice to scream "fake news" or something a bit more intelligible like "liberal-minded news." I know some of this crowd is locked up in their deep state delusions, but for those I can still reach, here goes. CNN has a new corporate overload, David Zaslav of Discovery. He, of the $246 million annual salary, is a Trump supporter. Therefore, CNN has modulated its political coverage and has returned to its more "middle-of-the-road" coverage, if that position is still even possible.
Freakonomics Comes Clean; Brooklyn Podcast Festival; Football & Race
Freakonomics airs an episode about trying to clean up the world Freakonomics recently introduced a miniseries podcast called The Economics Of Everyday Things. In the first episode: Gas stations. When gas prices skyrocket, do station owners get a windfall? And where do their profits really come from? This episode was enlightening and counterintuitive in some of its conclusions.