In a mean 12 months, the Simplecast staff listens to loads of podcasts. 2020 was something however common, however due to that, we have been much more grateful to the podcasts and creators in our (listening) lives. Listed below are a couple of of our favorites.
Sarah Frisk, Senior Entrance Finish Engineer
Comic Lab: Yeah, I do know I carry up this one each time you do that, however I nonetheless love this present. [Ed. note: That’s okay! –CVH] Brad and Dave talk about the artwork and enterprise of creating comics, and I discover their discussions can usually apply to loads of non comedian artistic endeavors. Wherever I hear, I at all times choose up one thing new to use to my comedian I work on exterior of my work at Simplecast, and my different artistic initiatives.
MusicalSplaining: I loooove musicals, and I have been identified to drive my pals to look at some obscure ones, so it’s actually enjoyable listening to a podcast about Lindsay (a musical lover) forcing Kaveh (a musical hater), watch musicals along with her and talk about them. In fact COVID needed to occur this 12 months, which put a damper on reside musical watches, however due to this podcast, I’ve found some musicals I in all probability would not have came upon about in any other case.
Beyond the Botcast: A spin off podcast of Beyond the Bot youtube channel (it itself a by-product of one other youtube channel, Get in the Robot), hosts of the present (Curt Richy, Cristal Marie, Pretty Dorrie, Y. Chang, and Yedoye Travis) get collectively to debate numerous anime films and television exhibits. It is enjoyable listening to a gaggle of people that clearly have loads of ardour for a subject, and the present has resulted in me testing some films i hadn’t thought to look at earlier than (and let’s face it, we’re all in lockdown proper now, I want stuff to look at)
Luke Brawner, Product Assist Specialist
The Vigilante Book Club: I discovered this present once they popped into Assist after releasing their first couple episodes. Their paintings intrigued me so I checked it out. It’s comparable in format to My Dad Wrote A Porno, however with three very humorous, very articulate pals, who appear to care about all the proper issues. It’s the right mix of sardonic humor and trustworthy, introspective dialogue about issues that matter. And issues that absolutely don’t. I adore it a lot.
The Deciding Decade, with Pete Buttigieg: I’ve been a fan of Mayor Pete since early on. His present is great. Merely produced, however with a extremely pleasantly numerous and shocking visitor listing. The John Legend episode was a private favourite.
Smartless: No shock right here. I anticipated to like this present, and I haven’t been upset. A lot enjoyable.
Heavyweight: That is by no means new. Actually to not me. Nevertheless it continues to be one of many best exhibits on the market in any medium. I don’t know if it’s gained any Peabody Awards but, nevertheless it absolutely ought to IMHO.
Jeanine Wright, CFO
Pfizer’s The Antigen is wonderful and the right COVID podcast. Appalachian Mysteria by our pals at Jam Road Media and The Score Bank Robber Diaries by our pals at Western Sound have been my two fav indulgent true crime podcasts of the 12 months. Zen Parenting Radio helps me survive residing with my youngsters 24-7.
Madeline Wright, Enterprise Account Supervisor
My favourite podcast of 2020 is Six Minutes from Gen Z Media and PRX. It is a few household who rescues a woman from the waters off the Alaskan coast who has misplaced her reminiscence, and shortly they uncover that she has particular talents. If you happen to’re into family-friendly sci-fi audio narratives then this story will hook you from the beginning! It’s possible you’ll even be impressed to create your individual audio fiction.
Grace Kane, Gross sales Director
Gotta go along with Smartless, which has been a lightweight in my life throughout quarantine.
Lemuel H. Thornton, Enterprise Account Supervisor
Thirty Pop: As a tradition junkie, film and television fan this was the type of present that was proper up my alley. I’m into realizing the odd details and tales in regards to the media I consumed rising up and there are interviews with among the coolest characters from television and film. I additionally actually take pleasure in listening to Luke’s, the host, private experiences tied in with what was occurring on this date 30 years in the past. I’ve been telling people to test it out currently, so I assumed it’s one to share with you too.
Sista Brunch Podcast: I’m clearly not the goal demo as I’m not a sista, however this quick first season has such an ideal stream within the interviews. It additionally touches on among the much less seen or heard from leaders, movers and shakers in Hollywood — black womxn. To listen to a few of their tales is inspirational and filled with some true gems. I’m wanting ahead to the subsequent season.
Matt Rubin, Head of Product
How to Save a Planet: Really one thing I care loads about and at all times have. Each episode is informative or sends me on a fired up journey to alter my methods to assist the setting and our future. The present notes alone are useful, however the episodes are completed in a method that makes it thrilling and drives you to need to be taught extra.
Thirty Pop! – with Luke Brawner: I’m not solely listening this one as a result of it’s completed by an superior teammate at Simplecast however as a result of Luke resides my dream. Thirty Pop is in regards to the 90’s from music, films, trend and different subjects which is all I do know and love. In the course of the Holidays the final episodes have been with actors from Residence Alone. To this point Gerry Bamman “Uncle Frank” and Michael Maronna “Jeff” (Kevin’s older brother). Test it out!
Caitlin Van Horn, Advertising Supervisor
It is no secret that I am a giant fan of Jordan Cobb‘s work–Janus Descending was a favourite final 12 months. This 12 months, I have been listening to each episode of Primordial Deep the day it comes out. Whereas Janus Descending confirmed what Cobb can do with an financial system of characters, it has been extremely entertaining to hearken to what she will be able to do with a wider solid of characters. Plus, who would not love gigantic, murderous, prehistoric sea creatures?