Two podcast episodes I have enjoyed this week: one old, one new, both related to Roman Mars.
Scientists use the opportunity the world being in lockdown presents to conduct research that would otherwise be impossible… 401- The Natural Experiment – 99% Invisible
And a weird code related quirk… 140 The Roman Mars Mazda Virus – Reply All
In order to stay positive, I am trying to limit my intake of news. I want facts, not sensation. Even some of the output from those sources I deem to be more measured have arguably strayed into the unnecessary at times.
I also find decent analysis useful to listen to as well. I have recently subscribed to the podcast Outrage and Optimism. One of the hosts is Christiana Figueres, who led the work at the UN that resulted in the Paris Agreement. While the podcast is mainly about climate change, this recent episode looked at the Coronavirus pandemic – how to remain positive and find positives in the situation.
Benjamen Walker, who’s Theory of Everything podcast is one of my regular listens, has started a new series called Social Distance Learning – a wry look at the Coronovirus pandemic.
For the lexophile, this episode of The Allusionist will calm the mind in troubled times.
A recent podcast series I have enjoyed is The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. Based on the H.P. Lovecraft novel of the same name, it is given a modern setting and presented in the style of a true crime podcast, neatly sidestepping Lovecraft’s writing style. Enjoyable hokum.