The Cut is back with a new host, Avery Trufelman. The show hits a sweet spot during quarantine, homing in on 2020 preoccupations. In its chief episode, the podcast touches on the many faces of optimism (along with pessimism) through Cheer, a Netflix docuseries that tackles competitive cheerleading—in which every perilous stunt is an act of faith. Avery’s version of The Cut is unfiltered and authentic, synced with the internet and the zeitgeist but not so much that the audience is left to sink.
Two Minutes past Nine
The recent podcast tries to comprehend the ideology behind the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. One of the people behind the attack, Timothy McVeigh, might have been the source of chaos; however, the violence was deep-rooted in the anti-government sentiment and bigotry.
Leah Sottile, the reporter, notes in detail the sentiments of far-right thinkers who inspired McVeigh, such as William Pierce. Most people Leah reports on embracing the concept of a race war. Sottile states that the anti-government movement is a tradition that goes way back to John Wilkes Booth.
Soleil Ho and Justin Phillips host extra Spicy. It adheres to one core belief: Race and politics are inseparable from the kitchen table. A conversation with Hawa Hassan honours African cuisine and tackles tokenism and how it is demonstrated at Bon Appétit.
Another episode considers how important vendors in Oakland, California, feed people, and it also contemplates the treatment of Black and brown street vendors.
Wild Thing: Space Invaders
The journalist Laura Krantz traced Bigfoot in Wild Thing‘s first season; therefore, looking for extraterrestrial life isn’t quite a giant leap for her. She interviews Harry Reid, the former Senate Majority Leader, who recalls an unauthorized, UFO-tracking mission he convinced Congress to fund. His narrative validates all who believe there are secret government programs.
No Dogs in Space
Don’t hesitate to tune into this show if you seek to understand punk rock’s devotion. Hosts Marcus Parks and Carolina Hidalgo provide a sonic tome of music history to lose yourself in. If you weren’t really into punk, this show is for you. Hidalgo and Parks’s hilarious remarks and DJing are delightfully goofy, and they understand the assignment; I need to hear another podcast.
The Houston Astros, in 2013, had the worst record in Major League Baseball. To quote the words of Ben Reiter, the team was a “laughingstock.” regardless of lackluster on-field talent, the Astros’ ownership strongly believed they could make a comeback.
The feel-good story may have ended in 2017 when Houston won the World Series: Reiter predicted an outcome after interacting with the club.
However, the team was caught up in a scandal. Houston had cheated right under Ben’s nose. He feels guilty for missing it, considering his organization’s knowledge, making him a compelling journalist for this retrospective.
Folxlore is among the trending American conservative podcast that uses uncanny sound design and a lyrical style to frame the everyday lives of the LGBTQIA+ community in Glasgow as fictional horror. The stories hypothetically come off as metaphors, exaggerations, or realistic portrayals of the challenges of being gay or Trans.
Against the Rules
Coaching is more than sports and self-help. Michael Lewis’s Against the Rules analyzes the practice whole. For example, privileged people might design colleges for similar-minded people, but coaches can enhance nontraditional students’ acceptance and graduation rates. The American conservative podcast follows people who’ve perfected the art of seeing what we can be, not just what we are.