With more than 30 million episodes of 750,000 podcasts available at your fingertips, searching for new podcasts can feel a little overwhelming. No matter what you’re into—sports, politics, cars, true crime, woodworking—there’s most likely a podcast (or a hundred) dedicated to the topic. The Podcast Taxi team weighed in on the titles we’re listening to this month:
The Missing Cryptoqueen: The Hunt for a Multi-Billion-Dollar Scam Artist
Dr. Ruja Ignatova persuaded millions of unwitting investors to join her financial revolution. Then she disappeared. Why? BBC investigative journalist Jamie Bartlett presents a story of greed, deceit, and herd madness. Uncover the mysteries of the “perfect scam”: a multi-billion dollar con that combined a bogus currency with a cult-like recruitment program that fed into a pyramid scheme. The gutting, final episode in this limited documentary series underscores the human cost of making it big.
Join host Laurie Ruettimann, a self-described “failed HR lady” who’s now one of America’s top career advisers. Each episode, she talks to some of her closest friends and peers about work: the buzzwords, the nerdy, the contrarian. She challenges conventional wisdom with wit and intelligence while providing meaningful takeaways for listeners on a range of topics.
This nine-episode, deep-dive podcast weaves together interviews, clips, and music to tell a nonlinear story. Track Parton’s rise from hillbilly songwriter to “girl singer” on Porter Wagoner’s music show to solo country superstar. Parton shares an unexpected depth of personality and history only to reveal deeper truths about country music, the perils of the entertainment industry, but illuminates topics in immigration, liberalism, and shows us who we as Americans really are.
Vox’s Arielle Duhaime-Ross explores why—and how—technology’s changing everything. Finding that every story is a tech story waiting to be told in a world where algorithms drive our interests, scientists are re-engineering our food supply, and a robot may be your next boss. The show has covered the dangers of facial recognition technology, the gene-editing tool CRISPR, and Twitter’s recently announced ban on political advertising. We look forward to what else Reset will uncover about our society’s current uses of technology.
In its first two seasons, Slow Burn turned its exhaustive investigations toward the Watergate scandal and the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Season three tackles the murders of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. How did they go from friends to enemies? How did they end up victims of a deadly rivalry between two rap scenes? And how is it that two of the most famous performers in the world were murdered within a year of each other and their killings were never solved?
What podcasts have you hooked this month? We would love to know more about them and share them with our audience!