Here are the 14 newest podcasts I’ve subscribed to in October 2016, and a little bit about what each one is about, from their websites if available. These aren’t all new shows-just new to me!
- Educate: This show recently transitioned from American RadioWorks to APM, and says this about itself: “American RadioWorks is becoming the national documentary unit of APM Reports. Since 1998, we have created documentaries, series projects, podcasts and online content for public radio and the Internet. We have a special interest in exploring the people, ideas, and innovations that are changing education in the 21st century. We also examine critical issues in civil society, health care, the environment, business and economics.”
- Katy Says with Katy Bowman: “Join movement geek Dani Hemmat and biomechanist Katy Bowman for discussions on body mechanics, movement nutrition, natural movement, and how movement can be the solution to modern ailments we all experience.” I heard about this show at International Podcast Day.
- Naked & Inside Out: “Naked and Inside Out is a lifestyle podcast highlighting members of the LGBTQ community while learning about their personal journeys, risks, careers paths and coming out experiences. We are inspirational lifestyle platform to empower all listeners, specifically for the LGBT community and allies as a form of mentorship.”
- Radio Rookies from WNYC: “Radio Rookies is a New York Public Radio initiative that provides teenagers with the tools and training to create radio stories about themselves, their communities and their world.Since 1999, Radio Rookies has been conducting workshops across New York, in predominantly under-resourced neighborhoods, training young people to use words and sounds to tell true stories. Upon completion, the Rookies’ documentaries air on WNYC on WNYC’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered.”
- Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom: “Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a podcast about tragedy, triumph, unequal justice and actual innocence. Based on the files of the lawyers who freed them, Wrongful Conviction features interviews with men and women who have spent decades in prison for crimes they did not commit – some of them had even been sentenced to death. These are their stories.”
- Spawned with Kristen and Liz of CoolMomPicks: “On SPAWNED with Kristen and Liz we’ll be talking all things parenting — and sometimes not parenting — with a common sense, humorous approach. Because if we’re not laughing as parents, we’d be crying. We’ll, that’s what Kristen always says. And hey, you’re welcome to join us whether or not you have kids of your own.” Recommended by my friend Christine – I haven’t listened to much yet but will definitely be checking it out.
- Making Gay History: “The Making Gay History podcast mines Eric Marcus’s decades old audio archive of rare interviews — conducted for his award-winning oral history of the LGBTQ civil rights movement — to create intimate, personal portraits of both known and long-forgotten champions, heroes, and witnesses to history.”
- Backseat Rider: “Backseat Rider is a podcast where NBC Anchor-turned-Lyft Driver Anthony Ponce brings you the real life stories of his passengers. From businessmen and baristas to strippers and students…Backseat Rider features the unique worldviews of people from all walks of life as they navigate the streets of Chicago.”
- The Chris Loves Julia Podcast w/Preston Pugmire: This show is an extension of a home improvement blog written by Chris and Julia Marcum, about which they say: “Chris Loves Julia, the blog, unofficially (officially?) started back in 2009 as a platform for me (Julia) to write and share photos and stories with family members and close friends. In April 2011, when Chris and I bought our first home, a fixer upper, the real fun/work/blog began. We started filling our evenings working on our house and now we blog 3-5 days a week about the happs around here–home decor, design, diy projects with recipes from Chris (our resident food guy–I’m so spoiled), too. In 2013, we bought our second home and have been packing in the projects, sharing daily details of our DIY feats and failures (we’re still learning here), all with our girls Greta and Faye rootin’ us on.”
- Roam Schooled: “Roam Schooled is a show about the pleasure of finding things out. It starts with a question, usually by one of my six-year old daughters, Vern and Dana. I’m Jim Brunberg, a musician, producer and sound engineer. Roam Schooled began a year ago, when I realized we were spending too much time at home on the laptop and other devices. We live in Portland, Oregon, but answers are anywhere and everywhere you dream to look. So we put our 1991 Winnebago to use, to go and talk to people—in person. One question typically led us to another, and away we went. We began to hit the road on days off from school, on weekends and during the summer. The girls ask a lot of questions. Out in the world, we encountered all sorts of people to help find the answers. The kids’ perspective catapults the subject matter from place to place, but this isn’t a kids’ show. It’s for anyone with a desire to explore. Our motto is, Let’s Go Find Out.” (Thanks to theaudit.co for this recommendation)
- Phoebe’s Fall: “It’s December 2, 2010, and the concierge at a luxury Melbourne apartment tower is making her way to the garbage room. She is looking for a broom. But something blocks the door. She gives it a shove with her shoulder and catches sight of a young woman lying in a pool of blood among the fallen bins. The concierge panics, praying the body is a mannequin. Then she braves a second look. Phoebe Handsjuk was 24. Complex and beautiful. She lived 12 storeys above with her boyfriend Antony Hampel, a son of Melbourne’s legal establishment. But on that night, Phoebe died the most horrific death.” (Thanks to theaudit.co for this recommendation)
- This Land is Our Land:”Each week, OPB reporters — along with attorneys and other journalists — will provide trial recaps, in-depth analysis and insight into the legal process surrounding the high-stakes trial.” This is about the Eamonn Bundy et al occupation of land in Eastern Oregon. (Thanks to theaudit.co for this recommendation)
- The New Yorker Radio Hour: “The New Yorker Radio Hour is a weekly program presented by the magazine’s editor, David Remnick, and produced by WNYC Studios and The New Yorker. Each episode features a diverse mix of interviews, profiles, storytelling, and an occasional burst of humor inspired by the magazine, and shaped by its writers, artists, and editors. This isn’t a radio version of a magazine, but something all its own, reflecting the rich possibilities of audio storytelling and conversation.”
- On the Media: “WNYC’s weekly investigation into how the media shapes our world view. Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield give you the tools to survive the media maelstrom.”
Send me your other great recommendations anytime!