I’ll be frank. This review has been difficult for me. This podcast was recommended to me by Travis McElroy, host of MBMBaM, Adventure Zone, and Bunker Buddies. When a host of three podcasts I love recommend another podcast, I will give it a listen. So I boldly went where I’ve never been before.
Presidential first aired January 10, 2016. Each week the podcast will discuss a U.S. president, from George Washington to the President-Elect of 2016. Each episode is 30-45 minutes in length, and episodes are released each Sunday.
I would say this is the only news podcast you need, but actually I recommend two. BBC Global News and NPR Hourly News. This podcast is from the BBC and has a worldwide news focus. This podcast is about 30 minutes long and comes out twice per day.
Host “Captain” Craig Buddy clearly has a passion for pirates. This well-researched podcast would be perfect for anyone interested in pirates, history or both. The host has delved deeply into the pirates of the ancient world, and is moving forward in time. Craig shows us that Greek pirates, Cilician pirates and Illyrian pirates were just as dangerous as the 17th century swashbucklers I think of as being stereotypical “pirates”. Continue reading Shiver Me Timbers! History of Pirates Podcast
Betty N. Thesky is a flight attendant for a major airline and records funny stories she encounters herself, from fellow flight attendants, and pilots as she travels around the world. The podcast has been running since August 2005. Each episode of “Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase!” is just over a half hour, and releases monthly.
Everyone loves food, but some people take their love for food to a higher level. The hosts of How It Got In Your Mouth are the best kind of foodie. They have quite varied tastes, and each episode tell the backstory of one food item. Topics covered vary from foods I’ve had frequently (tater tots, cheeseburgers) to foods I have never had before (Bahn Mi, Cioppino). Continue reading Foodies Unite! How It Got In Your Mouth Podcast
The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe offers a wide selection of short stories. The podcast said they aspired to become the new “The Rest of the Story”. The first six episodes were released March 1st, and have the Paul Harvey tone Mike said he wanted. All the podcasts are a short 6-8 minutes in length so they can fit in anyone’s schedule. Continue reading Mike Rowe’s “The Way I Heard It” Is Storytelling With Style!
There are A LOT of financial podcasts. This makes sense because A LOT of people want help with their finances. Money causes stress, relationship stress, and hardship for so many people. 38.1% of U.S. households reported being in credit card debt in 2013. How to get money and what to do with it is something people have always looked for advice with. Continue reading M.O.N.E.Y. A financial podcast without an audience?
“A Star Trek podcast by two guys who are a bit embarrassed to have a Star Trek podcast.” is how this podcast brands itself. Co-hosts Ben Harrison and Adam Pranica have good chemistry and conversation flow. Twice weekly the hosts discuss one episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.