The #trypod campaign may be over but our regular podcast recommendations definitely aren’t- a huge shout out to everyone who got involved with sharing the love for your favourite podcasts last month!

We’re kicking off April with our next edition of Podcasts We’re Listening To, where we highlight the best podcast episodes we’ve been checking out over the past week.

Dad Feelings

39: Reggie Fils-Aimé

Dad Feelings from merritt k was one of the first podcasts we ever reviewed here on Podblasts- and we’ve been loving it ever since. And this week’s episode might be our favourite yet, as Polygon video-boy/car-boy Nick Robinson joins merritt for a chat about Nintendo dad-in-chief Reggie Fils-Aimé.

If you’re a regular listener to Nick and Griffin McElroy‘s CoolGames Inc you’ll be no stranger to the Fils-Aimé discourse, and you’re gonna love half an hour of nothing but everyone’s favourite ass kicker, name taker and game maker.

merritt and Nick Robinson talking Reggie Fils-Aimé is everything we never knew we wanted. Not only is this a great episode of Dad Feelings, but it’s probably the best podcast episode we’ve heard this week.

By The Book

The Secret

Without a shadow of a doubt one of the best shows we heard this week came from By The Book, one of the Panoply Pilots currently in the running for a full series.

The plan for this show is that Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer will live and breathe the rules of a self help book each week to figure out if any of them actually work.

The pilot episode sees Jolenta and Kristen tackle Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret. By The Book is a fantastic concept for a podcast, and it’s realised in two incredibly likeable and funny hosts. We’ll be adding a full season of By The Book to our vision board immediately.

Rarefied Air

Episode 007

Rarefied Air is an awesome new show that really puts the radio back into podcasting. From film and TV composer Adam Blau, it’s a podcast that actually plays music, hand picking a great selection of tracks from the entertainment industry’s production music libraries.

Some of the most popular radio podcasts at the moment are fictional, using a more old fashioned medium to tell a story. So it’s almost refreshing to see a music radio show that’s exactly that. No creepy narrative and no ARG to be found- its just real music.

With a host who obviously knows what he’s talking about, Rarefied Air perfectly blends simplicity and charm, and it’s a great pick if you’re looking to try something a bit different this week.

Thirty Twenty Ten

Headroom Begins, Captain EO ends, (Mar 31-Apr 6)

We’re almost ashamed to admit that we’ve only just discovered Thirty Twenty Ten, but the pop-culture-time-travel show is one of the podcasts we’re shouting from the rooftops about this week.

Every week Diana Goodman, Brett Elston, Chris Antista and Dave Rudden take a look back at the biggest events in pop culture ten, twenty and thirty years ago. As well as being a great podcast fronted by great talent, the show’s an awesome nostalgia trip back to the 80s, 90s and 2000s.

This week, Max Headroom and The Tracy Ullman show, alongside Chasing Amy and Grindhouse.

WhiskyCast

Episode 635: April 2, 2017

That’s right, Episode 635. Mark Gillespie’s WhiskyCast is one of the longest running podcasts we’ve ever heard of, and while it might not be to everyone’s tastes, it’s a show that’s smooth, refined, and goes down easy (those are whisky words right Mark?)

Each week WhiskyCast recaps all the latest news in the world of whisky, as well as highlighting upcoming events and interviews with experts.

The latest episode gets down to grips with how Brexit will affect the whisky trade, as well as look into Scotland’s upcoming Spirit of Speyside Festival. If you’re even slightly interested in whisky, this is a show you’re gonna love. Fronted by a host who is as knowledgeable as he is passionate, it’s no wonder WhiskyCast has stuck around so long.

Crimetown

Chapter 14: Renaissance Man

If you’re a regular to Podcasts We’re Listening To, you’ll no doubt be familiar with Gimlet’s Crimetown. Continuing their investigation into crime, power and corruption in Providence, Rhode Island, this week Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier return to the story of Buddy Cianci.

We last heard from Buddy after his fall from grace after torturing a man in his living room. Now, he’s back– yet again running for mayor of Providence.

We keep recommending Crimetown because the storytelling here just keeps getting better and better. A masterfully produced podcast alongside some of the best supporting material for a show we’ve ever seen always keeps us thirsty for the next episode

 

As always, if you’ve got a podcast you think we should check out, get in touch and give us a heads up!

Check out past editions of Podcasts We’re Listening To.