Oscillas Podcast Picks v2

To celebrate International Podcast Day we are sharing with you our current favorite podcasts. Our selected topics range from Tech to true story mysteries/thrillers, and we know you’ll find one you can’t turn off!

Technology

Suspicious Activity

Ep 1 | The Documents 28:55

Rabbit Hole

Intro | Start Here 5:18

“What is the internet doing to us? “Rabbit Hole,” a new narrative audio series from The New York Times, explores what happens when our lives move online. Follow the tech columnist Kevin Roose as he dives into stories of how the internet is changing, and how we’re changing along with it.”

Malicious Life

S 1 / Ep 1 | Ghost in the Machine 26:09

“Cybercrime is one of the most notable threats we face as computer users nowadays. But it wasn’t always so. Those of us who’ve been working with computers long enough may remember a time when computer viruses were much more benign, and virus authors were usually just bored computer geeks, and not members of a sophisticated, well-organized crime syndicate. Join us in exploring the world of early viruses, the precursors to the types of malware we know all too well today.”

Business & Politics

5-4

Ep 34 | Bush v Gore 45

“5-4 is a podcast about how much the Supreme Court sucks. It’s a progressive and occasionally profane take on the ideological battles at the heart of the Court’s most important landmark cases, and an irreverent tour of all the ways in which the law is shaped by politics. Listen each week as hosts Peter, Michael, and Rhiannon dismantle the Justices’ legal reasoning on hot-button issues like affirmative action, gun rights, and campaign finance, and use dark humor to reveal the high court’s biases. Presented by Slow Burn co-creator Leon Neyfakh, 5-4 is a production of Prologue Projects in partnership with Westwood One Podcast Network.”

Token CEO

Running Isn’t Pretty (Feat. Andi Dorfman) 44:55

“Erika is joined by author and television personality Andi Dorfman. Andi shares why she made the pivot from reality television, how she started her own run club and gives a behind the scenes look on launching her own business and fitness community.”

Educational

Extremeties

Ep 1 | Arrival on Pitcairn 24

“Why and how people live in earth’s most isolated and extreme settlements.”

The Deal

Ep 1 | The Revelation 29:10

“The story of the Iran nuclear deal; how it came together, how it fell apart, and what that means for the rest of us. Hosted by Dr. Jeffrey Lewis, director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.”

Entertaining/Life

Zero Blog Thirty

300th Episode Extravaganza!!! 1:46:08

“From bombs, bullets, and bad guys to politics, pop culture and all things problematic: Zero Blog Thirty is the stories you might know told from a slightly different perspective that was forged through war, wit, and wounds.”

Smartless

Ep 1 | “Dax Shepard” 52

“”SmartLess” with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett is a podcast that connects and unites people from all walks of life to learn about shared experiences through thoughtful dialogue and organic hilarity. A nice surprise: in each episode of SmartLess, one of the hosts reveals his mystery guest to the other two. What ensues is a genuinely improvised and authentic conversation filled with laughter and newfound knowledge to feed the SmartLess mind.”

Death, Sex & Money

Game Changer: Whether To Play, And Protest, In The NFL 24:05

“Death, Sex & Money was born out a desire for open and honest conversations about the things that we “think about a lot, and need to talk about more. Since host Anna Sale launched the show in May 2014, some of our favorite episodes feature stories from many of our listeners about big, under-discussed issues like classstudent debtcheatingpornmasculinityracism in friendshipscomplicated relationships with siblings, and close encounters with death. We’ve also talked to a couple grieving the death of their 4-month old son, a father grappling with the meaning of parenthood after receiving the results of his daughter’s paternity test, an unrepentant serial shoplifter, and a former banker who left to become a nun. And Anna’s shared stories about when unexpectedly direct conversations have helped her, like the time she wound up getting much-needed love advice from a former U.S. senator and his wife…”

True Story Mysteries/Thrillers

The Sneak

Ep 1 | The Witness 19

“DB Tuber – News of the crime spread across the internet like wildfire. The story of a football hero turned bank robber shocked the sleepy town where the heist occurred, and became a worldwide sensation. People were aghast as the disgraced athlete told his incredible story. There was only one problem. It wasn’t the whole story. Not by a long shot. From USA Today & Wondery comes The Sneak. A show that digs into spectacular true crime stories from the world of sports. New episodes every Tuesday.”

Winds of Change

Ep 1 | My Friend Michael 41:15

“It’s 1990. The Berlin Wall has just come down. The Soviet Union is on the verge of collapse. A heavy metal band from West Germany, the Scorpions, releases a power ballad, “Wind of Change.” The song becomes the soundtrack to the peaceful revolution sweeping Europe — and one of the biggest rock singles ever. According to some fans, it’s the song that ended the Cold War. Decades later, New Yorker writer Patrick Radden Keefe hears a rumor from a source: the Scorpions didn’t actually write “Wind of Change.” The CIA did. This is Patrick’s journey to find the truth. Among former operatives and leather-clad rockers, from Moscow to Kiev to a GI Joe convention in Ohio, it’s a story about spies doing the unthinkable, about propaganda hidden in pop music, and a maze of government secrets. “Wind of Change.” An offbeat eight part investigation Wind of Change is an Original Series from Pineapple Street Studios, Crooked Media and Spotify. Follow Wind of Change on Spotify to binge the full season.”