Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Driving Into The Sunset With Voices In My Head

I've written in the past about podcastsenjoy listening to while I drive.  The time passes quickly when I have something to entertain me.

Well, there are some new podcasts that have come out and I feel it's my duty to share them with you.  Here's a list of the latest ear candy on my to-listen list. 

Slate's Trumpcast
My absolute first choice must-listen-to is this podcast.  Donald Trump provides so much material, it's impossible not to have something to say about it.  In addition to Jacob Weisberg presenting crack interviews and insightful information on the most polarizing candidate of our time, John Di Domenico, Trump impersonator, reads Donald Trump's latest tweets.  It's my favorite part of the show.

How I Built This
Another winner from NPR, How I Built This is a podcast they describe as, "about innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built. Each episode is a narrative journey marked by triumphs, failures, serendipity and insight — told by the founders of some of the world's best known companies and brands. If you've ever built something from nothing, something you really care about — or even just dream about it."  It's hosted by Guy Raz, who hosts another one of my favorites, the TED Radio Hour.

This is a new one - only 8 episodes so far - but a real winner.  Found explores "personal stories of love, loss, hope, transformation, and aspiration through the lens of lost and found notes --with the power of humor and music."  After you listen to the episode, you'll want to check out the notes through the FOUND app or the Wondery.com website.

Code Switch
NPR knows how to crank out great podcasts.  They say, "Ever find yourself in a conversation about race and identity where you just get...stuck? Code Switch can help. We're all journalists of color, and this isn't just the work we do. It's the lives we lead. Sometimes, we'll make you laugh. Other times, you'll get uncomfortable. But we'll always be unflinchingly honest and empathetic."

More Perfect
A spinoff of another favorite podcast of mine, Radiolab, this one is super-interesting.  We are in the midst of having a new justice appointed to the Supreme Court, so it's very timely.  And appointing this justice is a big freakin' deal.  As most of us have seen, it's a country-dividing deal.  This podcast "dives into the rarefied world of the Supreme Court to explain how cases deliberated inside hallowed halls affect lives far away from the bench." It's a winner. 

Produced by Howard Schultz (Starbucks CEO) and Rajiv Chandrasekaran, this podcast is "a unique collection of stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to create positive change in their communities. Upstanders help inspire us to be better citizens."  It's a Starbucks original series narrated by SuChin Pak.

And one I just heard about but haven't listened to yet:

Remarkable Lives, Tragic Deaths
This podcast examines the lives and deaths of prominent people who changed history and influenced pop culture. Each episode is focused on an historical figure and takes you on a dramatic journey through the life and ultimate tragic death of those who have had an impact on society. With the help of voice actors, we attempt to honor these individuals by bringing their stories to life. New episodes are released every Wednesday. Remarkable Lives, Tragic Deaths is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.

So now you have a few new entertainment options.  Happy listening! 

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2014: Denial For Sale In New Mexico
2013: Friday Night Fright
2012: Ten Things For October
Jane’s Addiction

2010: Isolated Iesolana
2009: WWJD?
2008: Where The Angels Arrive And Depart
2007: Diamonds In The Deep Blue
2006: Everyone Is Doing It
2005: En-Gulfed Coast

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