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?
February had several new podcasts find their way onto my phone. Some of the newcomers I was actively searching for, others were suggested to me, and others were similar to podcasts I already like. I stumbled upon Mike Rowe’s new podcast when looking at what is currently popular on iTunes. I am trying-out several D&D live-play podcasts after really enjoying The Adventure Zone and Drunks and Dragons. I also found some History podcasts to try after really enjoying The History of Byzantium.
This episode of Still Buffering has the sisters discussing dress codes. Skirt length, saggy pants, and bandannas are covered. The sisters try to answer why are there separate rules for boys and girls. Rileigh finds it odd that yoga pants are “distracting” when they cover her entire leg.
“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.
Will it be a 5-minute This American Life? or Lore meets Stuff You Missed in History Class? Let’s see what we get. With the promise of hearing 5 minutes of Mike Rowe’s voice every week, I pressed the subscribe button.
The announcement episode was released February 23rd and can be found here. According to their website, the first full episode will be released March 1st, 2016.
Do you like history podcasts? I like history. I like insightful, deep-diving, nitty-gritty history. I like Mike Duncan, Dan Carlin, and Professor Bob. About a week ago I heard that Mike Duncan was interviewed on a history podcast called “The History of Byzantium.” I had to check it out. Continue reading The History of Byzantium Podcast Review
Sayer is Gladios meets Welcome to Nightvale meets HP Lovecraft. Sayer is a disembodied monotone artificial intelligence that speaks directly into it’s residents. By listening in to these transmissions, the audience is able to glean a little about the world of Sayer. We learn there are no bees on Typhon, but there are many ways to die.
Trigger warning notice: This episode deals with issues of rape and sexual abuse.
Despite starting with the quote “Listening to this podcast may be a waste of your time.” by Richard Thaler, Univ of Chicago, this episode is an interesting exercise in political what if’s.
Would life be better or worse if campaign promises were turned into reality? Continue reading Planet Money “#686: If Elected President”