For the past 10-15 years, podcasts have been gaining popularity as news outlets, creative medians, and a way of promoting your voice. In the realm of politics, conservative podcasts have also been gaining popularity, but listening to only conservative podcasts gets old. This is why I have gathered five podcasts the average conservative should listen to.
- 99% invisible. This podcast revolves around the hidden 1% of design and architecture in our world. Roman Mars and his deep, riveting voice takes you around college campuses, abandoned malls and deep into the history of items and objects we use everyday. Some of the episodes center around global warming but those are few and far between, and can be easily skipped.
- Broken Harts, is a true crime podcast which investigates the death of a family of six kids and their two moms. Trace the journey of Jen and Sarah Hart from their college days in the midwest to a cliff in California where the family tragically perished. Not for the sensitive, this podcast looks into the abuse of the 6 children and raises the question of political correctness allowing a smoke screen for the abuse of the children to continue.
- The Pitch, is a show from Gimlet Media. Follow entrepreneurs into the room while they pitch their ideas to potential investors. Capitalism is on full display as venture capitalists ask why the contestant should be given money. Sometimes, the contestant is able to combat the VCs with skill, but other times they struggle to explain the vision they have for the company and why the world needs them. Even if you do not want to be an entrepreneur, the podcast gives you valuable business information and an insight into what drives our markets.
- Any history buff will be willing to dig deep into the weird and quirky. But what about your average person who doesn’t have the time to research all of it? “How Stuff Works” podcasters Ben, Noel and super producer Casey bring to you “Ridiculous History.” Did the US really try bat bombs? What does Idaho actually mean? Did a broken toilet really take down a German submarine? All this and more will be answered on the podcast. With hilarious tangents and random side track this, podcast is great to fill your day.
- Reply All, are two dreaded words when they pertain to emails. But for our purposes, they are the name of another podcast from Gimlet Media. Dive deep into internet culture with Alex and PJ. Discover the algorithm behind Amazon’s rating system (yeah, a lot of it is fake), or what the deal is with the rat who was eating pizza in a New York train station (that rat was trained by the way), and will we ever get rid of robocalls? Sometimes containing strong language and themes, this is not a family friendly show.
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