15 Podcasts to Check Out This Weekend

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Creation Date August 28th, 2020
Updated Date Updated September 3rd, 2020
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Weekends were made for podcasts, so we've put together a list of 15 podcast you should try out this weekend. Your next favorite podcast could be in this list! We have a little something for everyone, including interviews, documentaries, pop culture romps, deep dives into social issues, and some good old fashion drama!
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  2. 2 Minute Movies is your one-stop shop for movie reviews. Exactly what is says on the tin, get everything you need about all the latest films in exactly two minutes, hosted by Van Connor.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/2-minute-movies. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
  3. Steve Levitt, the iconoclastic University of Chicago economist and co-author of the Freakonomics book series, tracks down other high achievers and asks questions that only he would think to ask. Guests include all-time Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings, Harvard psychologist and linguist Steven Pinker, and top literary agent Suzanne Gluck. People I (Mostly) Admire is a production of the Freakonomics Radio Network.
  4. In this interview series, host Alicia Menendez talks to remarkable Latinas about making it, faking it, and everything in between. In often-hilarious and always-revealing episodes, Alicia and her guests take on the challenges of existing, and then thriving, as women of color.
  5. One lifetime is too short to visit everywhere and meet everyone. That's why we love books with a strong sense of place — they let us travel the world in our imagination. In each episode of our podcast, we explore one destination and talk about what makes that place different from everywhere else on earth. Then we recommend five books that took us to that place on the page. We're on a trip around the globe, one great read at a time. Please join us!
  6. I Need an Adult is a show where growing down is not an option.
  7. The Night's End Podcast is a short story podcast. With a focus on dark speculative fiction, it hopes to leave you wishing for the night's end before each story is through.
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    In 2007, NBA referee Tim Donaghy was arrested for betting on games he officiated. It was the biggest scandal in American sports history, but it quickly faded from the headlines. Why? Because everyone in this scandal has something to hide. This isn't a story about basketball - it's a story about money, and a conspiracy that spans far beyond one referee. Sports journalist Tim Livingston takes you inside his eight-year odyssey to find the truth at the heart of the scandal. This is Whistleblower.
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    Podcast by Remember Teen People magazine? This podcast tells the stories of those who appeared in Teen People as young adults. We chat about body image, career paths, and the unique challenges of this moment.
  10. Tell Me I’m Wrong is a comedy, debate podcast launched in the heart of the quarantine of 2020. Born out of the creative delusion that set in around the sixth week, Josh Ballard, Ryan Story, and Joe Robinson set out to answer the most important questions facing this generation. Questions like: What fast food mascot would be the most terrifying horror movie villain? Tom Brady or Peyton Manning: Which all-pro quarterback would you prefer to have given you “the talk” as a kid? Which band would win a game of 5 on 5 basketball: N*Sync or Backstreet Boys? Now, join them as they ponder the meaning of life, and seek the truth by meticulously researching and debating the most ridiculous questions of all time. Just remember, somebody will win the debate, but we are all losers for finding the answer. www.tmiwpod.com
  11. From Marc Smerling, the creator behind The Jinx and Crimetown, comes a story of murder, friendship and betrayal. In 1979, Ex-Green Beret Doctor Jeffrey MacDonald was convicted of the murders of his pregnant wife and two young daughters. When he meets a famous young journalist named Joe McGinniss, the two become fast friends. Joe agrees to write a book about Jeff’s case to finally reveal the truth. The book, Fatal Vision, became a smash bestseller and a TV limited series watched by millions of people. But the story it told wasn’t the story Jeff expected…And that sets off a series of events that ruins both their lives. Morally Indefensible is a companion to the FX docuseries, A Wilderness of Error coming to FX September 25, and streaming next day on Hulu.
  12. Unsettling, unexplained, unsolved. This is Disturbed, a true horror podcast.
  13. Great stories of how tech shapes our culture in wild ways. Would you be surprised to find out scientists are using World of Warcraft to learn how to fight COVID-19? What if I told you that I could spoil almost any movie based on who uses an iPhone? Or how about the fact that Disney is afraid of butts? Well, that’s Wild Wild Tech, the podcast that brings you the wildest, most bizarre, most interesting stories about how tech is shaping our culture. Hosted by Jordan Erica Webber and Joshua Rivera, every week on Wild Wild Tech we’ll uncover infamous stories at the intersection of pop culture and tech, learn from the experts, and talk to the people who lived through some truly strange tales. These are the tech stories that are seldom told - but once you hear them, you won’t be able to forget them. These are the stories that are seldom told, but once you hear them, you’ll never forget. Follow Wild Wild Tech Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wildwildtechpod/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/wildwildtechpod/  For advertising opportunities please email PodcastPartnerships@Studio71us.com We wanna make the podcast even better, help us learn how we can: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4
  14. 5 and 30 With Ruk is a short form interview podcast. It will feature creators, voice actors, and host from many other podcasts. Each guest will be asked 5 random questions that will range from meaning of life stuff to flat out silly. After they answer each one they will be give 30 seconds to promote whatever they like.
  15. A podcast about dating in the time of COVID-19. If you are interested in going on an audio-recorded blind date via video chat and having that date featured on an upcoming episode, fill out the form on our website: https://www.lovesickpod.com/dates LoveSick is a production of House of Pod.
  16. Who Was Prince? is the ultimate look at the greatest and most mysterious musician of the modern era. Prince was a genius singer, songwriter, guitarist, and performer but how did he create so much music, what was he like as a person, what was his childhood like? This eight episode series is built on interviews with people who were close to him—people who played in his bands, managed his career, engineered his music, or dated him. We explore his multiple personalities, his love of basketball, his insane work ethic, his ability to play almost every instrument, his love of clothes, his turbulent childhood where he left his parents, his romantic life, his baby who died after a few days, and his tragic end. We hear stories about Prince and Liz Taylor, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, and many more. This is a deep look inside the life of an unforgettable man. Who Was Prince? will be a podcast that’s available anywhere podcasts are streamed.

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