International Podcast Day.
Today is International Podcast Day and it’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the medium. I’ve written about many of the podcasts that I’ve been listening to over the years on this blog: The Message, Last Name Basis, We Want The Airwaves, Limetown are all some of my favorites. Over the past few months, I’ve come across a few more that I love so I thought that I’d share them here!
The Bright Sessions – this podcast follows the therapy sessions conducted by Dr. Bright with those experiencing the strange and unusual. The patients are all atypicals – a term used in this context to describe people with rather interesting abilities. One travels back in time during an anxiety attack; another can read minds; yet another is a rather accurate empath. Season three is coming out October 19th!
ars PARADOXICA – this show is from one of the producers of The Bright Sessions and is the story of Dr. Sally Grissom, a physicist who accidentally invented time travel. In a test of her work in 20[redacted], Sally ends up back on a government ship back in 1943 and changes the future as she knew it.
Tanis – this is a docudrama from the same production team behind The Black Tapes and follows the search for a mythical place supposedly now located in the Pacific Northwest called Tanis. The host, Nick Silver, starts off pulling a thread of a myth and eventually gets head deep into everything.
Popaganda and BackTalk – these are the podcasts from Bitch and are part of the feminist response to pop culture. Popaganda is longer in time and focuses on one specific issue each episode; prisons, sexism and racism in the restaurant business, capitalism, athletics, and volunteering have all been topics! Back Talk is shorter and is a discussion between two of Bitch’s editors about various topics in pop culture.
NPR’s Code Switch – the team behind Code Switch has come out in podcast form now. They’ve tackled topics like casual racism, Black Lives Matter, Tupac, O.J. Simpson, the Pulse shooting in Orlando, and more.
BuzzFeed’s Another Round – this is easily one of my favorite podcasts! Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton are the co-hosts of this show and talk about feminism, politics, pop culture, and so much more. They’ve interviewed people like Jaime Camil, Hillary Clinton, Nicole Byer, Ava DuVernay, Ashley Ford, Lin Manuel-Miranda, and Daveed Diggs. I also recommend subscribing to their weekly newsletters.