You can never have too many podcasts. (Okay, perhaps you can. I may or may not have *mumble* more than 200 episodes on my queue *mumble*. I’m working on it, I’m working on it.
In all seriousness, there are just so many interesting podcasts out there and since I’m a librarian who likes to recommend things to people, here are four more podcasts that I think are pretty interesting.
I’ve never really had any personal experience with Multi-Level Marketing. I know what Avon is, have used their stuff before, but, not in any sort of way other than having a few things here and there (their bug repellent used to be really, really, really good).
So, I went into this podcast only knowing the bare basics. But, that was okay with this podcast. It didn’t just interview (predominantly) women who either had participated or are participating in things like Mary Kay and the other current Multi-Level Marketing organizations, it also went into the history (Amway, etc.).
To my academic brain it was endlessly interesting, and to my compassionate brain it very much saddened me. Especially in some of the very dodgy MLMs how can one human do this to another human? Wherever they are on the pyramid?
Death in Ice Valley
This podcast was about a woman who was found dead in Ice Valley (in Norway) in 1970. Her identity still has not been figured out.
I listened to this before I did The Teacher’s Pet podcast. And so this was the first podcast that I listened to that was an ‘Open Journalism’ sort of podcast. The hosts didn’t just give us listeners the information that they knew, but, they opened it up to the public. Asked the public for help to figure out, in this case, who this woman is, and even if she was killed or not.
It was a sad story in a lot of ways, and I know that I’m definitely keeping it in my queue to see if at some point they have a bonus episode that perhaps has the semi-good news that they’ve figured out who this woman was.
I was quite surprised when I found that I liked this podcast. I mean, two words, Revolutionary War. I have not really paid attention to Royals unless they were the kind of Royals who were “very important” people in history.
So far they have had everyone from Anna Ivanovna (Russian I believe) to multiple episodes on Marie Antoinette. It’s almost also always been a story that I haven’t heard of, and it’s always interesting (and just as a warning sometimes quite violent and bloody too).
The Dark Side Of
I really like Parcast Podcasts (I mean, just saying their name is fun too). They have a lot of ‘True Crime’ that isn’t totally and entirely current crime. It’s more like, historical mysteries, or like this podcast, series where they try to explain humanity.
The two hosts look at the Dark Side of a different thing each ‘season’. The first was Music, the second was Hollywood, and this third one, the one that I’ve listened to all of is the Holidays.
Just like all the other Parcast podcasts, they’re super professionally made. And even from something that is as widely covered as people behaving badly during Holidays (from Halloween to Christmas and everything in between) I learned something from these episodes. Can’t wait to go back and listen to the seasons about Music and Hollywood too!