Winter debuts worth sharing

From heartbreaking true stories to satirical comedies, here are some of the most innovative podcasts out today.
Listen to the full episode54:14

Battle Scars is a new podcast from Panoply about veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. It's hosted by comedian, musician and U.S. military veteran Thom Tran. Tran is the heart and soul of this show. His military experience allows him to connect and relate to his guests in a way that gets them to open up about their time in the military (which in many cases...can't be easy). Their responses are candid, often heart wrenching...and surprisingly funny. That's where Tran's comedy experience really comes into play. The result is something so raw and real. There's something incredibly refreshing about listening to something that both captures an experience few of us will understand, while also reflecting the extreme ups and downs of being a human in an intense situation. For that reason I think this podcast, which might seem niche, is something that will appeal to everyone. That's why it's my podcast pick of the week.

- Kate Evans, Producer, Podcast Playlist.


Podcasts featured this week:

  • My Neighbors Are Dead Podcast - Join host Adam Peacock as he talks to actors in character, playing the lesser known roles from your favourite 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. Click here to listen to the full episode.


Listen to the full length Canadian Broadcast Version:
From heartbreaking true stories to satirical comedies, here are some of the most innovative podcasts out today. Featuring: Endless Thread, Heavyweight, Battle Scars, Dexter Guff is Smarter Than You (And You Can Be Too), Interesting People Reading Poetry, My Neighbors Are Dead Podcast. 54:40

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