I’m a podcast junkie, and LISTEN TO THIS is a recap of my favorite tidbits, soundbites and short bursts of brilliance from this week. After digesting 14 hours and 43 minutes of podcasts, here’s my top three must-listen-to moments.
Though Parts of Her Were Considerably Younger
With the passing of 90-year-old Helen Gurley Brown, the Gabfest crew explores the positive and appalling sides of how she influenced women in America. I love listening to the debate about all the wonderful advancements she did along with all the negative stereotypes she helped reinforce. It’s the first story in this episode, so you can start at the beginning or fast forward to 1:55.
And If I’m Proven Wrong, I Want to be Part of It
Marco and Dan discuss the launch of app.net starting at 23:10. What makes this conversation worth listening to is the dialog around the effectiveness of the fund raising campaign and Marco’s proposed next steps for success. I also found the points on the function of each social network and the purpose of posting on each thought-provoking (38:50). If you want to hear a little more about app.net, Dan York also covered it on his report on For Immediate Release at 31:15.
The Thermal Detonator You’re Carrying
This podcast has earned it’s way into my top five subscriptions. The format is so different, and Hodgman is engaging, clever, and smart. This week, the court docket included a couple headed to a Star Wars convention with their 4-year-old son. Dad and son are planning to dress in jedi garb, and dad was seeking a ruling to mandate mom dress up as well. After the ruling, Judge Hodgman came back into the virtual, fake courtroom and asked the husband to step out. Then he offered a fantastic idea for the wife stating that the ruling stands, but “Sometimes mind-blowing trumps justice.” Not sure if it will make much sense without listening to the entire case, but his bonus suggestion starts at 32:52.
Podcast Test Drives:
I branched out quite a bit this week trying two new shows on 5by5 and another two Slate podcasts. In addition to Build and Analyze and The Cultural Gabfest above, I also listened to:
- The Incomparable — delightful panelist conversation on the Pixar movie Brave. I like and will keep testing for a few weeks.
- The Political Gabfest — I was not that thrilled with this week’s discussion, but two of the normal panelist were out. I’ll give it another shot next week.
I also went back to my old Daytum account and set up a dashboard for podcasts listening to actually track what and when I’m listening to.
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What about you? What podcasts did you enjoy this week and what do you recommend? Leave your favorites in the comments below.