It's New Patrick/Nick's third ep, has he found his feet? Has he filled Old Patrick's shoes? Do we even remember who Old Patrick is anymore? No theme this week, but we are still bringing the podcast gold. Liz lives her life through self-help books with By the Book, Zane gets creepy and kooky with a very Addams Family-style podcast Odd Tonic, and New Patrick/Nick delves into the sci-fi world with a bit of Moonrise. Then as always we review last week's submissions and give them a thumbs up or down.
Liz Recommends - By the Book
When Liz gets anxious, she reads self-help books because hey, if you know everything possible about how stuff works, you're less likely to stuff it up right? RIGHT? Enter her new podcast obsession By The Book.
"Half reality show, half self-help podcast, and one wild social experiment. Join comedian Jolenta Greenberg and her skeptical friend Kristen Meinzer as they live by the rules of a different self-help book each episode to figure out which ones might actually be life changing.
"By The Book was named one of the best new podcasts of 2017 by NPR. The New York Times selected By The Book as their Podcast Club Pick in Fall of 2017. And Bust Magazine named By The Book one of their Top Ten Bets for Winter 2017.
"Jolenta Greenberg is a New York-based comedian, podcaster, pop culture commentator, and self-proclaimed reality television historian. Jolenta created and co-hosts the podcast, By the Book; other podcasting work includes story editing for Risk, and producing for Freakonomics. Kristen Meinzer is a long-time audio producer and host, and head of nonfiction programming at Panoply. In addition to cohosting By The Book, she also cohosts When Meghan Met Harry: A Royal WeddingcastReview."
For either: Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, The Secret, The Sleep Revolution
Nick Recommends - Moonrise
“Truer, but also darker.” This is the real origin story behind America’s decision to go to the moon. The story we learn starts with Sputnik, then President Kennedy’s challenge, and ends with triumph: an American flag on the lunar surface. But in the 50 years that have passed since the moon landing, as presidential documents have been declassified and secret programs have been revealed, a wilder story has begun to emerge. “Moonrise,” a new Washington Post narrative mini-series, digs into the nuclear arms race of the Cold War, the transformation of American society and politics, and even the birth of science fiction, to unearth what really drove us to the moon.
Join host Lillian Cunningham as she uncovers a story that has so much to reveal about America -- and about the dreams and nightmares of being human on this Earth.
For either: From the start
Zane Recommends - Odd Tonic
Zane has another Listener submission for you! Another podcast that immediately caught his attention was Odd Tonic. This Addams Family-adjacent podcast features spooky and fantastic tales of weird history, strange science, and the paranormal that are drawn from their curated collection and choice listener submissions, your Ambassadors of Odd, Jennifer Page and Maxwell Holechek craft a weekly podcast experience that stirs an enchanting brew suitable for all ages who are brave enough to sip its curious and eerie elixir.
For Nick: Parlour Stories: Ghost Clown
For Liz: Black Eyed Children
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