Roman Mars, John Green, Nate DiMeo, Vanessa Zoltan and Miel Bredouw share their fave podcasts to create a giant, podcast recommendation chain -- an idea shared to us from one of our listeners!
1. 99% Invisible
Recommended Episode: Sound and Health: Cities
Is our blaring modern soundscape harming our health? Cities are noisy places and while people are pretty good at tuning it out on a day-to-day basis our sonic environments have serious, long-term impacts on our mental and physical health.
Recommended by listeners James Pattison (pitcher) and Krista Dalby (via Facebook)
2. The Anthropocene Reviewed
Recommended Episode: Tetris and the Seed Potatoes of Leningrad
An episode that goes from history of Tetris, to nostalgia of playing, to how it can distract from existential dread.
Recommended by Roman Mars of 99% Invisible
3. Harry Potter and the Sacred Text
Recommended Episode: Promises: The Potions Master (Book 1, Chapter 8)
Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of expectations in chapter six of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. They discuss Harry and Ron's budding friendship, the unusual bravery of Scabbers the rat, and how our bodily practices relate to our spiritual experience.
Recommended by John Green of The Anthropocene Reviewed
4. The Memory Palace
Recommended Episode: Episode 125: Snakes!
Host Nate DiMeo tells the story of Missouri's Great Escaped Snake Scare of 1953.
Recommended by Vanessa Zoltan of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text
5. Punch Up the Jam
Recommended Episode: Episode 74 - Believe (w/ Nicole Byer)
"DO YOU BELIEVE that Nicole Byer came through to absolutely bathe in Cher's 1998 hit "BELIEVE"?!? WARNING: this episode contains what can only be described as "power giggling" so listen responsibly!!!"
Recommended by Nate DiMeo of Memory Place