The 5 Minute Podcast Review
Discover new podcasts in around 5 minutes each episode.
info_outline The 5 Minute Podcast Review 03/31/2020
The 5 Minute Podcast Review Click the links below to go straight to the podcasts: Pretty good deep dive, with expert input, on the major topic in the news each week day. Michael Moore has dumped film and TV making in favour of regular podcasts aimed at getting rid of Trump. Listen to his latest episodes for the real picture on Covid-19. Heavy duty philosophical discussions with neuroscientist, Sam Harris. Trawl the episode list for some very good / interesting interviews. Each episode eavesdrops on a weekly call between Australian journalist Geraldine Douge in Sydney and her daughter, Eliza Harvey, in Lebanon. The poster child of podcasts. If you never listened to Serial Season 1, now’s the time to binge it. Each episode a celebrity of notable person talks about the eight songs they’s take with them if cast away to a desert island. Great way to get a different perspective on people - and to (re) discover new music. One of the longest running podcasts out there (weekly for 15 years). Listen and learn how to think critically against all the incoming BS. Usually funny locker-room type banter from celebrity English footballer, Peter Crouch. Don’t have to be into soccer at all to get a laugh out of it. Long but remarkable series on the real story behind the moon landing. Not the story you think you know. Scroll the episode list for seriously great stories about how design is built into so many aspects of our lives that we hardly notice - it’s 99% invisible. Try episode for starters: TV host Osher Gunsberg packs away the TV persona and becomes a real and interesting person on his podcast - plenty of good interviews with (mainly) Australians of interest. Hosted by Malcolm Gladwell - and very Malcom Gladwellesque “everything you thought you knew is wrong” - but plenty of interesting episodes. a good one to start with. If you have any interest in New York City and its history - especially the way its history has shaped and caused what you see around the city today, you'll love this podcast. Scroll the episode list to pick off the most interesting stories. True stories of rock stars behaving badly from The Rolling Stones to A$AP Rocky. Story of the rise and fall of the world’s biggest touring music festival. Very “Stephen Fry”. What is says on the pack - in each episode he focuses on one of the 7 deadly sins. One of the original long-form interview podcasts - and still going strong. Hosted by Marc Maron from his suburban garage studio. Scroll the episode list for interviews that catch your interest. Great “insider” chats with brilliant songwriters including episodes with: Paul McCartney, Sting, Neil Sedaka, Carol Bayer Sager, Neil Finn, Suzanne Vega, Billy Bragg, Rufus Wainwright, Joan Armatrading, Joe Jackson, Paul Simon, Alicia Keys, Colin Hay, Cat Stevens, Noel Gallagher, Dido, James Blunt and many, many more. If you’re familiar with the dial-up modem sound, you’ll find plenty of episodes here. If nothing else, check out this episode on the surprising story of the MP3 - and what Suzanne Vega had to do with it. Interesting podcast episodes explaining the industrial-musical complex manipulating the top 100 charts. Great stories you didn’t know, behind the brands you know well. Who knew was the history of Veuve Clicquot. Or that is the sleazy history of the TGI Fridays fast food chain. ABC (Australia) radio show also put out as a podcast. Hundreds of great conversations with interesting people to trawl through - from Australia and around the world. A brilliant, weird and true look at a life lived in a small town. A podcast classic and 7 episodes to binge on. Full show notes are at: Email me at: