Podcasts to try for #InternationalPodcastDay

A curated podcast list by Suzy Buttress
Creation Date September 27th, 2019
Updated Date Updated October 2nd, 2019
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For International Podcast Day I asked these podcasters to share the benefits of listening to podcasts. Take a listen to the shows below and check out their comments! Share the list with a non-listener and help them discover the wonderful world of podcasts!
We Fix Space Junk
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'We Fix Space Junk' follows seasoned smuggler Kilner and reluctant fugitive Samantha as they travel the galaxy, dodging bullets and meeting strange and wonderful beings as they carry out odd jobs on the fringes of the law. -- A female-led sci-fi comedy sitcom set in the far future, in a high-tech, dystopian world, We Fix Space Junk draws on the Sci-Fi of the past, following in the footsteps of Harry Harrison and of Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. -- Equal parts love-letter to sci-fi and satire of the present-day, Space Junk has been lovingly produced by Battle Bird Productions. To support the show visit https://www.patreon.com/BattleBirdProd Or visit http://Battlebird.productions https://flattr.com/podcast/wfsj
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Hedley Knights says: “Podcasts are great because you can listen when you're driving, commuting or doing chores!”
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Sharp The Podcast
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Fed up with 'dusty' 'old' 'boring' self development podcasts? Then you need SHARP! We help you get better at the stuff you have to do, freeing up more time to spend on the things you want to do. We do it with humour, quality, great resource and NEVER taking ourselves too seriously. Join us and sharpen your saw, with a smile on your face. In fact, spending time sharpening the saw can reduce the time it takes you to cut down the tree. This podcast takes that principle and shows you how to be intentional about what you do, apply a little structure, and actually spend less time - but get more done.
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Steve O'Neill says: “Podcasts done well let you switch off the outside world and totally immerse yourself in your genre of choice".
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Sunshine & PowerCuts
Embark on a journey to reconnect with nature and re-sync yourself to the world around you. Tune in for insights into life off-grid. Re-discover what Lights You Up and Let the Light In so that you can Shine Bright! Life is beautiful; Enjoy its beauty and be [em]powered by nature.
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Heather from Sunshine & PowerCuts says: "There are so many different voices sharing different stories in their own way. There's something for everyone!"
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Drinking And Screaming
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With Drinking and Screaming, you’ll find yourself pulled into a new horror film to discuss and a new cocktail to try every week. We’re a new liquor and movie review podcast based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, where each week we celebrate horror and alcoholism! Every episode is laced with great soundtracks, audio clips from the films, theme breakdowns, production trivia, and much more! Char and Kelly are neither professional movie critics nor professional bartenders, but they are very good at both drinking and screaming.
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Charlene Bayer says: “Podcasts provide my soul with an escape, be it educational, comedic, or dramatic! I love podcasts because there’s so much knowledge and content out there for us to enjoy!”
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Roots and All
Do you want to know how to grow plants and get the best out of your outdoor space? Do you find traditional gardening media baffling and/or boring? Then you’re in the right place, because the Roots and All podcast is here to dig deep into how to create a successful garden. If you want honest information and insider knowledge about how to get results, join irreverent horticulturist Sarah Wilson as she chats to the best people from the world of plants and gardens. Sarah is on a mission to help you create your own beautiful green environment, with a focus on saving resources and working with nature. Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast to make sure you don’t miss an episode.
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Sarah Wilson says: “More than anything, I love podcasts for the people that host them. I love hosts that are warm, genuine, funny and good company. In a strange, unreciprocated way, having a full podcast library is like having a bunch of really cool, always available friends!”
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The Re-Solved Mysteries Podcast
Eliza, Karlin & Alison update & RE-solve all of the segments from the 90's TV show Unsolved Mysteries. Watch along with us as we uncover the latest information on all of the segments in everyone’s favorite mystery show. We laugh, we cry, we drink cheap wine and we want justice! Follow us on Facebook & Twitter @resolvethepod and IG @re_solvedmysteries.
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Alison Cunningham says:"I think podcasting is the last bastion of "indie" culture. Anyone can do it, it's completely democratic and it's truly inclusive. There is a podcast for EVERY. ONE."
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They Mostly Podcast at Night - Horror Movie Reviews with Chaos and Carnage
*EXPLICIT CONTENT* Updates every Monday. Hosts Chaos and Carnage are two best friends who love to bicker about horror movies. *SPOILERS FOR EVERYTHING*
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Chaos says: "They get me through the workday and car trips!"
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Fresh Hell Podcast
Two women, from opposite sides of the Atlantic, talk about murder, mystery and the macabre. This is your international true crime podcast, hosted by Annie and Johanna.
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Johanna Graf says: "A reason why I love podcasts: I put on headsets while doing my chores and time just flies by."
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Epic Exchanges
Celebrating the power of our stories to help us rise above life’s challenges and transform them into greater purpose and authentic connections. Each one of us has a story. A story of overcoming, of illumination, of transformation, of determination. This is what Epic Exchanges is all about.
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Kelly Snider says: "I keep learning when I'm doing other things - like walking my dog or housecleaning. There's such a variety of subject matter (both for personal/business growth and entertainment) right at your fingertips!"
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90s Court
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Ever wonder who would win in court: Troll Dolls vs Furbies? Dunkaroos vs Gushers? Celine Dion vs Mariah Carey? Neither have we. UNTIL NOW. Two most excellent aspects of the 90s face off in court and have their sides presented by two experts: children of the 90s. Also featuring lots of other 90s nostalgic nonsense.
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Lisa Marie Monahan says: "It keeps me sane as a stay-at-home-mom. I love my kids, but it’s so helpful to take in funny or intellectual conversation during the day when I can’t do so with coworkers because I don’t have any. It’s a nice mental break for me."
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Based on a True Story
We've all seen the movies that claim to be 'based on a true story', but have you ever wondered how historically accurate they are? That's what we'll aim to find out as we compare Hollywood with history.
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Dan LeFebvre says: "Listening to podcasts makes tedious tasks feel productive again."
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Pieces of Us
Pieces of Us is about real people sharing real stories. We see many people; yet, we rarely see the stories that they carry with them. Think about how many people we encounter in our lives: family members, friends, colleagues, the random person you encounter at the grocery store, the lonely man sitting on the bench in the park, or the barista at your local coffee shop. Every person you meet has an untold story. Some of these stories are heart wrenching; some fill us with joy; while others make us laugh uncontrollably. These narratives are little pieces that make us who we are. Many of these stories are not necessarily unique, but they are uniquely our own. Sharing these stories help us understand and connect with each other on a deeper level and in turn we feel less alone. Pieces of Us provides a platform for people to share pieces of their untold stories.
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Catherine Paquette says: “For people who commute it’s a break from the radio.”
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Fighting Through WW2 History
WWII memoirs & interviews. Dunkirk, D-Day, London Blitz, North Africa, Women at War, Lancasters, POW stories ... Over 150 5-star ratings. "Thank you for what you are doing. It's incredible and I'm absolutely hooked" AB
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Paul Cheall says: "You can listen to whatever, whenever, wherever and however you want.
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Papa Phd Podcast
Each Thursday, join David Mendes as he interviews guests who have carved a career path for themselves outside academia after their master’s or their doctoral degree. Listen to their grad school stories, and learn with their insights on self-care, on job hunting, and on career-building after transitioning to the non-academic space. PapaPhD.com | Patreon.com/PapaPhD | Twitter.com/PapaPhDpodcast | Facebook.com/PapaPhD
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David Mendes, PhD Says: "Podcasts are a great way to stimulate your brain on the go!"
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Simply Soccer
Los Angeles Galaxy Female fan, US Soccer and MLS reporter, sharing passions with those in the fandom, industry, and rivals.
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Michelle Huitink Says: “[Podcasts are] useful and entertaining. You find your interest. You’re gonna be in traffic anyway. You get to expand your mind or get tips or entertained; feel productive while having to sit and wait.”
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Primarily: 2020
Buckle up, it’s time to start thinking about the 2020 Democratic primary. (Yes, really.) This podcast is for Democratic activists, patriotic Americans and concerned global citizens who are searching for an electoral saviour - or at least a damn good candidate. We’ll be discussing how the primary works, checking in with all the candidates considering a run, and looking into congressional races. But mostly we’ll be asking "who can evict Donald Trump from the White House?" This podcast expresses personal views only, and is not affiliated with any organisation.
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Karin Robinson says : “Podcasts give you the chance to understand, process and explore the news beyond the headlines.”
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Hidden Wings and Bloodlust
A podcast dedicated to ladybirds
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Rachael Horwitz says: "One benefit [of podcasts] is you find out something new!"
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Scissors N Scrubs
A lively podcast telling stories everyone wants to hear about the shit nurses see. Told by two witty Boston nurses as only they can tell it.
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Nicole Warren Nichols says: “[With podcasts] you can learn about literally anything you choose. I just happen to choose murder.”
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The Casual Birder Podcast
Experience the wonder and excitement of watching wild birds! Suzy shares her observations, interviews and bird walks with guests, and stories from listeners around the world. Featured birds are primarily from the UK, Europe and North America. Subscribe to the show! Join us in the Facebook Group at bit.ly/CasualBirderFB on Twitter @CasualBirderPod or on Instagram @CasualBirderPodcast
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There are thousands of freely available, high-quality podcasts that entertain, educate and enlighten. When you find a fave, share it and spread the word! (The Casual Birder Podcast is my own show)
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