There are over two million podcasts out there, so how can you find your next binge-worthy pod? The Pod Spotter team listens to tons of them. Every Monday, our host Zack Robidas, will highlight a great new or lesser-known podcast. He’ll talk to the host, play the best clips, and bring you a one-of-a-kind conversation you can't get anywhere else.
S1 Ep#42: The Apology Line
It started as a social experiment in 1981. You'd call a phone number and leave a message in which you would apologize for a crime or misdeed you'd committed. But to the man who created it, Allan Bridge, the “Apology Line” became a fascination.
On this episode, we feature The Apology Line podcast from Wondery and speak to the host, Marissa Bridge, wife of "Mr. Apology", who details the behind-the-scenes story of the social phenomenon and the man who created it.
S1 Ep#41: Scattered
Chris Garcia was in denial when his father was diagnosed with dementia. Until the day his dad didn’t recognize him. So Chris did what any comedian would do – he joked about it. The result is his podcast, Scattered, from WNYC Studios.
Often funny and always touching, Scattered follows Chris as he attempts to learn the story of his dad’s life and honor his last request.
S1 Ep#40: Suave
Serving life in prison since the age of 17, “Suave” Gonzalez assumed he would die behind bars. But one day he met a journalist whose words gave him purpose. Then when a Supreme Court ruling set him free, he truly was given a second chance.
“Suave” is a podcast about the juvenile criminal justice system, life after prison, and an unlikely friendship between an inmate and an investigative reporter.
This week, David Luis "Suave" Gonzalez and journalist Maria Hinojosa are guests on The Pod Spotter.
Bonus Ep: Best of "Last 5 Minutes, No One Is Listening" Part 1
No one listens to the last 5 minutes of any podcast. And so each week Zack and our guests use that time to reveal secrets, get something off their chest, or just share something personal. It’s resulted in some of our best audio.
Unfortunately, no one has heard it because, well, no one was listening.
This week we present Part 1 of "The Best of No One’s Listening."
S1 Ep#39: Trickeration
Some of the greatest stories in sports didn’t happen between the lines, during the games, or in front of the cameras.
They are the best sports stories you've never heard.
This week we talk to Matt Waxman, creator and host of iHeart's Trickeration. A podcast dedicated to the best pranks, schemes and scams in the history of sports.
S1 Ep#38: Gamblers
To some, gambling isn’t much of a gamble.
Certainly no more risky than investing in the stock market.
Of course, there is the chance you’ll get hassled by law enforcement, the government, or “rolled” in a convenience store parking lot for the wad of cash hidden in your shoe.
Our featured podcast this week is Gamblers from The Ringer Network. Author and journalist, David Hill joins us to talk about his deep-dive into the lives of professional gamblers.
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One of my favorite shows was last 5 minutes. Genius.
Definitely excited for Season 2.
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Great and interesting podcast. Everyone should be listening.
Zack Robidas is a treasure of a host. He asks just the right questions and makes his guests feel at home. Such an enjoyable way to discover new podcasts. Keep up the great work!