What do Pat Boone and the Boston Tea Party have in common? They’re both going under the microscope in a new podcast. Also, Conan O’Brien’s TV sidekick gets his shot at being the star of the podcast. How AI is impacting the workplace. And a new podcast from public radio about how money impacts life in your 20s and 30s. Here’s some of what’s new in podcasting this week:
Revisionist History returns for a fourth season. Hosted by journalist and author Malcom Gladwell, the series re-examines something from the past—an event, a person, an idea, or even a song—and asks if we got it right the first time. Among the topics under the microscope this season are the Boston Tea Party, the law school admissions process, the forgotten meanders of the 70s TV staple, “The Dick Cavett Show,” and why Pat Boone, one of the most popular rockers of the 1950s, is not in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. The first episode of the Pushkin show will be published June 20.
This Is Uncomfortable is a new podcast from American Public Media’s “Marketplace.” It’s a show that’s about life in your 20s and 30s, and how money messes with it. The podcast also looks at how money flows through relationships, shapes identity, and defines what it means to be an adult. It’s a mixture of strong storytelling and highly produced interviews, with the audience playing a role in recurring segments. It’s hosted by Reema Krais.
Three Questions with Andy Richter gives Conan O’Brien’s sidekick his shot at being the star of the show. The Earwolf podcast will feature celebrity guests and the same three questions each episode: Where do you come from? Where are you going? And what have you learned?
Spanish Aqui Presents is the first podcast from the comedy podcast network Earwolf that targets Hispanics. It’s hosted by Raiza Licea, Tony Rodriguez, Oscar Montoya and Carlos Santos who will bring in well-known guests like actor Luis Guzman to laugh it up. It’s an offshoot of their live Los Angeles comedy shows.
The Future of Work is a podcast that examines how artificial intelligence will impact the future workplace. Hosted by Steve Hall, the show explores how AI is influencing careers as well as how and where people work. “Our The Future of Work podcast features a lively discussion of how organizations must adapt in a world where technology, flexible work arrangements and the gig economy are empowering people to take greater control of their careers,” said Hall.
The Elevation Recovery Show is a podcast designed to help those battling addiction. It’s hosted by recovery experts Chris Scott and Matt Finch, who have created programs to help people battling alcohol and opiate addition. In contrast to podcasts that promote a 12-step approach, the men say The Elevation Recovery Show features a “highly inspirational and informative” series of interviews with success stories and renowned health experts. “In the long run, empowerment is more effective against addiction than powerlessness," said Scott. The first episode will be published later this month.
The Side Hustle to Small Business is a new podcast series from Hiscox, a global specialist insurer. It offers up stories from entrepreneurs who share their business insights, inspiration and advice. Lou Casale, head of communications at Hiscox USA will host the podcast. “If you're thinking about starting a side hustle, this podcast is your chance to learn and hear the practical advice from those who have done it and use it to chart your own course,” he says.