Podcast Highlights, October 2017


You can check out some podcast recommendations on Concentricity FM to see some shows worth subscribing to, but to supplement that, here are some notable episodes I've listened to in October 2017.

ALSO - September / October mark the launch of a new podcast I am producing called United? We Pray - take a listen!


Episode 174 - Cracking the Nazi Code  |  10.23.17  |  Website  |  Overcast
My cousin Carsten sent in the puzzle for this episode! I love listening Futility Closet, especially when there are little surprise cameos from family members!

Episode 171 - The Emperor of the United States  |  09.25.17  |  Website  |  Overcast
In the 1860s, San Francisco’s most popular tourist attraction was not a place but a person: Joshua Norton, an eccentric resident who had declared himself emperor of the United States. Rather than shun him, the city took him to its heart, affectionately indulging his foibles for 21 years. In this week’s episode of the Futility Closet podcast we’ll consider the reign of Norton I and the meaning of madness.

Song Exploder

Episode 119 - "Rut" by The Killers  |  10.6.17  |  Website  |  Overcast

The Killers formed in Las Vegas in 2001. Since then, they’ve released five records. Their newest album, Wonderful Wonderful, came out in September 2017. In this episode, singer Brandon Flowers and drummer Ronnie Vannucci break down the song “Rut” from that album.


Episode 34 - Project Pluto  |  10.11.17  |  Website  |  Overcast
In 1957, the U.S. Air Force started a project to build a nuclear-powered missile that would rain down radiation and atomic bombs as it screamed overhead jut above the treetops.

Truth's Table

Facts About Lecrae |  09.30.17  |  Website  |  Overcast
I've never been a super fan of Lecrae but I've liked some of his music. More than that I've been fascinated by the arc of his career, specifically within the context of "Christian hip hop" and how he has spoken out about all of that over the past two years. I found this conversation interesting and enlightening, especially in light of the interaction with John Piper.


Episode 317 - Shades of Grey  |  10.27.15  |  Website  |  Overcast
I'm a big proponent of varying your news and commentary sources. Not that you treat everything equally or trust everything be default, but I think it is useful to listen as much as possible before solidifying your own thoughts. I appreciate the perspective of Dan Carlin, who I came across through his Hardcore History podcast.

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