Welcome back to Weekend Podcast Recommendations! This week is fairly wide-ranging, with everything from health podcasts, comedy podcasts and some political work. Your feedback is much appreciated – what kind of podcasts do you enjoy and what to be recommended with from week to week? Please comment below, or on our Facebook page. Thanks as always.
FoundMyFitness: “Dominic D’Agostino, Ph.D. on Modified Atkins Diet, Ketosis, Supplemental Ketones and More”
Now that the kids are back to school and life is busy again, it’s important to keep tabs on your health. One of my favorite podcasters in the health world is Rhonda Patrick. Her podcast, FoundMyFitness, is not just a re-hash of “eat less, workout more” that you might hear from other health podcasts. Her advice is rooted in scientific theory, and her interviews cover really interesting theories of health and aging that you don’t hear anywhere else. If you haven’t heard this podcast, I recommend going back a few and visiting one with noted Ketosis expert Dominic D’Agostino. It’s great conversation, and if you’re looking to dive into more health podcasts, this is a great start.
Harmontown: “The Medicine of Attention”
Our #1 comedy podcast of 2016, Harmontown, was great this week with comedy actor Andy Dick and writer Dino Stamatopoulos. If you haven’t heard Harmontown yet, this is a good episode to start. It gives a good overview of the weird, intense, and weirdly therapeutic humor of host Dan Harmon and his guests.
The Strombo Show
I’ve been asked quite a bit on Twitter about good music podcast recommendations. My favorite music podcast is actually not your average podcast – it’s actually a radio show on Canada’s broadcaster CBC. Hosted by George “Strombo” Stromoboulopoulos, The Strombo Show is dedicated to music new and old. Due to music rights, you can’t get it in podcast form, but you can download the team’s app and listen there. If you’re into good, bang-your-head rock music, definitely give this a listen.
The Run-Up: “Turning Points”
The election is getting closer (10 weeks away now) so don’t be surprised if I feature at least one election or political podcast a week moving forward until November. This week’s list features the New York Times’s The Run-Up podcast. This podcast, although having only started in August, is magnificently edited and features in-depth topics that are sure to keep your interest. This week features host Michael Barbaro as he discusses with other journalists specific election ‘turning points’, and how the topic connects to this year’s election.
Common Sense with Dan Carlin: “Show 309 – Bodyguard of Lies”
If you’re to podcasts and haven’t listened to Hardcore History, do me a favor: shut your browser off now and listen to all of the archives. Hardcore History, hosted by Dan Carlin, is the granddaddy of well-researched storytelling podcasts. It set the standard 10 years ago for what podcasts can be, and in my opinion, nothing has come close to some of the tales Carlintold. His more contemporary show is updated more frequently than Hardcore History, but at releases once a month, is still longer than most in the podcast world. The reason for this is that Carlin does not worry about “hot takes” and decides to look at the political and economic world at a 30,000-foot view. This week’s episode is extremely high quality, much like others, and if you have not tuned in yet, do so now.
What Weekend Podcast Recommendations Would You Give? Give Feedback!
What are you listening to this weekend? Any podcast recommendations that I missed above? Any podcasts that I should subscribe to and check out? Leave a comment or contact me on twitter @danpodcastnerd. As always, thanks for reading!