25 Podcasts You Should Be Listening To Right Now – May Edition

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Jonathan Greenstein

American football playing individual|Patriots fan|Aspiring author & blogger|Thinks of himself as a bit of an entrepreneur|Ever hungry mind that is always willing to share|All round swell guy | Twitter - @J_Greenstein

Need something to listen to on your commute? Got a journey coming up or maybe you just feel like learning about something new? Here is a list of 25 podcasts that you may not have come across but should be listening to right now. Know of another podcast that should be mentioned? Post the podcast’s details in the comment box at the bottom of the article.

Beyond Confidence

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Divya Parekh shares her experience working with women, corporate leaders, achievers, and entrepreneurs on her radio show, Beyond Confidence…Live the Life You Want! She aspires to help you step beyond your current circumstances and move beyond. You will learn solid strategies, tactics, and goals that you can apply to your situation and experience the success you desire! Each show will supply you with more insight and specific ideas on how to propel your career, business, and life forward.

Divya is a 4-time #1 International best-selling author, keynote speaker, business relationship and book writing coach who has had great success with entrepreneurs, coaches, aspiring authors, and speakers. Divya’s books and strategies have been endorsed by the likes of Brian Tracy, Marshall Goldsmith, Kevin Harrington (Shark Tank), Sherry Winn (Two-time Olympian) and many more….


Songs and Writers

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The podcast aims to shine a light on the elusive art of songwriting.  Each episode features two different bands/artists, and we task them with writing a song starting from the same given rules. We then ask them to record their whole songwriting process, and later to reflect on their choices. We also hear from our featured artists about their approach to songwriting in general. 

Fact Up

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Fact Up is the weekly character comedy podcast from top British improvisers that examines all life’s questions, one topic at a time, armed with curious minds and revolving cast of spurious characters. What is maths, How are shapes made, Why is the weather? Parodying popular science and culture podcasts, Fact Up answers none of these questions and less.

Hosted by The Free Association improvisers Chris Gau (co-creator of C5 sitcom Borderline), Shaun Lowthian (Do Not Adjust Your Stage, Michael McIntyre’s Big Show) and Ian Thomas Day (Keith, National Film Board of Canada documentary Legend of a Warrior), Fact Up also features a smorgasbord of talented comedians, actors and improvisers from the UK and the USA as guest ‘experts’ (recent guests include Will Hines (Community, Kimmy Schmidt, Broad City), Matt Jones (Breaking Bad), Liz Kingsman (Timewasters)).


From Mind to Matter

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A podcast about the birth of ideas, and the daring people behind each endeavor. Equal parts storytelling, inspiration, & education.


Everyone Loves Guitar

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On each episode of Everyone Loves Guitar, they sit down and talk with interesting professional guitar players and find out what makes them tick. If you enjoy listening to the backstory of successful people, you’ll love this show. And if you love guitar, you’re in the right place. Over 225 interviews published since 8/31/2017!


Unsolved

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More often than we’d like to believe, people get away with murder. As cases grow cold, cops retire. Witnesses die. Evidence disappears. Unsolved, a true crime podcast series hosted by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigative reporter Gina Barton, guides listeners through these real-life mysteries, uncovering new clues along the way.


Assassin Cast

 

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Born in the 80s Jeremy Malaspina wrote and produced music for much of his life. Although Being a master cabinet maker by trade he decided to produce a diffrent kind of content for not only the gaming community but for movie advocates as well. With his good friend and co-host dan mccarthy they stand by there motto “the best podcast in newyork” and deliver reviews in comedic realistic fashion that is not for the faint of heart.

Hong Kong Confidential

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Hong Kong Confidential is a podcast designed to educate and entertain. Jules Hannaford interviews interesting people in Hong Kong about their lives, personal journeys and secrets. Guests share their wisdom, experiences and insights with our audience. Guests include a doula, a dating and relationship coach, community leaders, LGBTQ+ activists, human rights defenders, abuse survivors, psychologists, life coaches, recovered addicts, authors, a fire fighter, a matchmaker, accomplished business women and many more. They all have fascinating stories to share.


Backpacking Through History

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Nature’s Call takes listeners to the woods, rivers, and mountains. Cody is an avid backpacker and interviews thru-hikers and outdoorspeople from all hikes of life. While the show focuses on backpacking and hiking, historical episodes feature adventurous figures like John Muir, Meriwether Lewis, and the one-armed Civil War Veteran who explored the Grand Canyon in a rowboat (John Wesley Powell!).


Cold Dog Soup

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Cold Dog Soup is a podcast that lambasts terrible poetry and prose. They began their journey by digging up poems their hosts wrote in high school and ripping them apart. Cold Dog Soup thrives on listener submission and word of mouth.


Swindled

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Swindled is a podcast that utilizes narrative storytelling, archival audio, and immersive soundscapes to tell true stories of white-collar crime and corporate greed. The anonymous host, using “A Concerned Citizen” as his moniker, recounts tales or real life, financially motivated crimes including embezzlements, frauds, con artists, Ponzi schemes, environmental disasters, corporate negligence, and more.


Driving You Homo

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Driving You Homo is just a weekly podcast where I waffle nonsense about Queer things


Piecing It Together

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Piecing It Together is a podcast where we take a look at a new movie and try to figure out what other movies inspired it. It’s a cool twist on the usual movie show since we’re not specifically reviewing movies… But instead trying to figure out what other movies, filmmakers and other pieces of entertainment might have been on the minds of the film’s creators. It leads to a branching, fun conversation about lots of movies and a final movie list that reads like a list of great recommendations.


Creating Opportunities for Teens and Adults with Special Needs

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A mom, trying to plan the future for her teenage daughter with disabilities and inviting you to fumble through it with her.

The special needs adult population has limited options. Many families struggle after leaving the school system due to loosing supports. Further down the line, housing becomes a concern as aging parents care for aging adult children. Your host, Kim Albrecht, has a teenage daughter with severe autism. She is happy, mild-mannered, non-verbal, in diapers, loves to swim, and will require 24/7 care the rest of her life. The LOMAH podcast and community is a place to gather information to make smart choices for our children as they transition into adulthood. We will also digest doses of inspiration and encouragement moving forward in faith, hope, (and touches of humor) rather than fear.


Incrementum

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The Incrementum podcast is all about interviewing aspirational and inspiring individuals with a tale to tell and advice to share. Think Tribe of Mentors but more relatable individuals. I interview a wide variety of individuals that are driven, motivated and ambitious whether they are a professional athlete, entrepreneur, social media influencer, musician or public speaker. I want to find out their story and what they have learnt from their experiences and how they have grown as individuals.


The Concession Stand

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Every week, there is a flood of breaking news from the realms of pop culture and entertainment, and you’ve just arrived at the one destination that can break it all down for you: welcome to The Concession Stand. Nick and Andy are two guys working in the Entertainment biz in Los Angeles, and cut through the clutter to give you a fast-paced and opinionated one-hour rundown of the news you need to know. Stay in step with the latest in pop culture – blockbuster movie releases, the hottest shows on television and streaming, and updates from the bleeding edge of entertainment technology. Find out what everyone else will be talking about tomorrow… today.


Song Appeal

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Hunter Farris learned to play piano by ear at an early age. Since then, he dove deeply into a love of music theory that led him to ask “Why do we like the music we like?” Join Hunter for an engaging analysis of the psychology of pop music with a unique format.


Busted Wide Open

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Grab a beer, listen for the bell, and get ready to be power-bombed through a table!  Nick & Sir Ian Dangerous take you on a weekly journey through the hottest news in Sports Entertainment and the world of Professional Wrestling! Recaps of RAW, SmackDown Live, and NXT, and why it matters to you, as well as in-depth analysis of every PPV and our fantasy bookings and predictions. This is one Wrestling podcast you do NOT want to miss!  Oh it’s true…. it’s DAMN true!


My Neighbors Are Dead

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Join host Adam Peacock as he talks to the lesser known characters from your favorite horror films. Each week is an all new, fully improvised journey into the unknown featuring friends and luminaries from the worlds of comedy, horror, and beyond. The A.V. Club calls My Neighbors Are Dead “Comedic Gold,” Dread Central says it’s “The Best Horror Podcast You’re Not Listening To,” and Rue Morgue says the show is “Exactly the comedic palate cleanser we need heading into 2018.”


The Josh Astrop Podcast

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The Josh Astrop Podcast (previously The Audio Works Podcast) is a long-form, informal but informative podcast where we talk to interesting and successful people about what they’re doing and how they got there. We’ve spoken to athletes, musicians, artists, coaches and doctors amongst others, and we’re aiming to have real conversations about careers, life and everything in between. Published weekly on Wednesday’s on iTunes and YouTube and all good podcast apps.


Daily Detroit News Byte

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The Daily Detroit News Byte pushes Detroit’s conversation forward and keeps you connected with what to know and where to go in Metro Detroit. Hosted by, in part, the Daily Detroit team, they cover stories that matter in their region. They interview change makers big and small, highlighting interesting and important things happening in the community. Daily Detroit News Byte also breaks it down with insightful commentary to help you make sense of their region.


The M Word

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The M Word is a comedy podcast that comes out every Friday. The hosts, Conner & Kyle, have been friends for years, but in 2017, they both moved away from each other (mostly geographically). The M Word is all about embracing the millennial identity, letting a friendship survive the trauma of long distance, & solving the problems of the world (some of which they created themselves).


The Larry’s Pop Pod

 

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The father daughter team of Amelia and Chris Larry explore the worlds of TV, movies, graphic novels, games and music. Both are obsessed with pop culture and have more tastes in common then you might think. The Pop Pod features a cavalcade of guests and listener submitted segments.

Planner Girl Chatter

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Planner Girl Chatter is an explicit podcast for adult women who love creative planning. The co-hosts chat about planning their lives, the products they love, and their adventures traveling to planner events. Also they feature interviews from creative makers, local community members, and other planners they meet in their travels.


Dragon Digital Radio

 

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Dragon Digital Radio are Howard Community College’s radio station, and they have partnered  with different community organizations to bring shows that are engaging and educational. Their goal is to connect their students, staff, faculty, and the community at large, with different services and resources. Dragon Digital Radio shows vary from legal, to social justice, mental health, the arts, and beyond.

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Jonathan Greenstein

American football playing individual|Patriots fan|Aspiring author & blogger|Thinks of himself as a bit of an entrepreneur|Ever hungry mind that is always willing to share|All round swell guy | Twitter - @J_Greenstein

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