One of my favorite past times is listening to podcasts. I love learning about new things, having my perspective challenged and gaining new found insight on things I thought I knew everything about.
Here is a list of my favorite podcast and one of my favorite episodes from each.
(Podcast - Title of episode)
Invisibilia - Fear
Invisibilia is about all of the intangible things that shape human behaviour. Such as emotions, beliefs and expectations. Just to name a few. I've only listened to three podcast so far but it immediately turned out to be one of my favorites. They ask profound questions and give you their opinion, while interviewing a variety of people. You'll hear from; behavioral therapists, snake enthusiast, a blind man that feels he is no different than you and I, to a boy that was diagnosed as having a couple months to live in a vegetative state.
I could go on and on but I recommend you check out fear for yourself.
Tax Season - Gillie Da Kid
Tax is one of the most interesting podcasters I've heard. In the sense you can tell he has no idea what he's doing but he's so genuinely himself. Which is still entertaining. Tax has been in and out of the system and is currently in jail being tried for murder. Take that how you want. What I do know though is in this specific episode you hear an amazing story of survival and change of perception from Gillie Da Kid. A Philadelphia rap legend. He gained most of his recent fame for allegedly writing for Lil Wayne. (I think it's true) In this podcast you hear the struggle of a man that wants more but is so accustomed to negative things. The emotion in the last 2 mins is as raw as it gets.
Brilliant Idiots - All we got is us
This podcast is hosted by Charlamagne the god and Andrew Schulz. Out of all the podcast I listen to, this title fits them perfectly. They mainly address relevant newsworthy events while also giving their views on the state of society. You'll hear some great intuitive thoughts and other times you'll be dying of laughter. Their chemistry is truly unrivaled. The episode I recommended is about the struggle of the black community and what we can learn from other cultures to break habits and build actual cyclical wealth within a community.
TED: radio hour: Playing with perceptions
Hosted by Guy Roz this podcast takes various TED talks covering one subject but from different angles. This epsiode inspires me to be more understanding. To take in the factors that mold our habits and world views.
Revisionist History - My Little Hundred Million
If you don't know who Malcolm Gladwell is, I think this is a great way to become familiar with him. I've always heard of his books and he is on as a guest for an episode of The Brilliant Idiots. Though after listening to this season of Revisionist History I was left speechless, invigorated and in deep thought after each episode. I chose this specific episode because it highlights an aspect of charity that is so simple yet undermined. Charity is charity but in the full scope of helping people what is more effective. This might be the best podcast I have ever heard. EACH EPISODE is a must hear.
Stuff You Should Know - The Future of Renewable energy
Josh Clark and Charles "Chuck" Bryant use a variety of resources to gather facts and opinions on a variety of topics. They have episodes on how a flea circus works, fish fraud and one of my favorites considering they don't do guest, The future of renewable energy. They have Bill Gates on to discuss what he has been up to and some of his ideas on energy. One of my favorite anecdotes from this episode was the suppression of electric vehicles.
Dan Carlin's Hardcore History - The American Peril
In regard to relaying unbias information and I mean a lot of information, Dan Carlin does a great job. Taking historical events and providing context through the writing of past historians and political figures. He often asks you to question what you've been told because it can be easily be not what you expect. The fact is history is told by the victors so a lot of things can simply be wrong so take into account as many perspectives of the time.
If you have a chance I suggest you check out these podcast and if there are any that you think I should listen to please comment below.
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