Look it was only a matter of time before Nick brought another sports podcast. He swears it's more about racism but we will have to listen to 30 For 30: The Sterling Affair to find out. Liz has found a podcast by the people who created the Castology-fave Carrier. It's called Blackout, its apocalyptic and it stars Rami Malek. Then Zane gets some "friends of Dorothy" together for Best Judies, an LGBTQIA+ podcast that celebrates the people that made and continue to make up the community. Then REVIEW TIME.
Liz Recommends - Blackout
From the same studio as Carrier comes Blackout starring Rami Malek. Blackout is an “apocalyptic thriller as a small-town radio DJ fighting to protect his family and community after the power grid goes down nationwide, upending modern civilization.” Blackout stars and is executive produced by Rami Malek and produced by QCode and Endeavor Audio.
It has similar immersive sound design style to Carrier, staring Cynthia Errivo, a podcast that was a universal thumbs up recommend from the Castologists last year, though not quite to the same degree. It’s not as much a solo story as Carrier was so doesn’t haunt the listener as much. BUT it is an eerie post-apocalyptic look at how much we rely on electricity and phones and what would happen if they were suddenly taken away. Written and created by Scott Conroy. Directed by Shawn Christensen. Presented by Sonos.
For both: start from the start as it's a serial.
Nick Recommends - 30 for 30: The Sterling Affair
The Sterling Affairs is a story of power and scandal in Los Angeles. When an audio recording of a racist rant by then Clippers owner Donald Sterling was leaked online in 2014, it caused an uproar that changed the NBA forever.
But Sterling had been a problem for decades -- in basketball, real estate and more. Why did it take 30 years to finally hold him accountable?
"The Sterling Affairs" is a five-part series from 30 for 30 Podcasts and The Undefeated, produced in collaboration with Western Sound. The series is reported and hosted by ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.
For either: Start from the start!
Zane Recommends - Best Judies
Zane is starting the year with pride by bringing Best Judies to the table. This incredibly positive Australian podcast is based in Sydney and aims to celebrate ALL of the Best Judies in our lives. From iconic and important members of our LGBTQIA+ history, to those who are stamping their heels in the dirt today – the Best Judies podcast is about REAL gay life from the big city and the small town, right across the country. The term 'Judy' comes from as far back at WWII, used as a code to describe someone who was gay or a 'Friend of Judy' (Garland). Warmly adopted to describe our best friends, this podcast will show case those colourful, wonderful and previous people who make up the community.
For Nick & Liz: Whichever one appeals, you may recognise some names on the guest list.
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