Slow Burn, GM Word Of The Week and History On Fire

We're going back in time this week to celebrate the past: that's right, it's our HISTORY themed week. Liz takes a look at the tumultuous years of the Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton presidencies with seasons one and two of Slow Burn. Zane twists the meaning of "history" with a Dungeons and Dragons etymology and mythology podcast GM Word of the Week. And Patrick goes back to his old mate Daniele Bolelli with History on Fire. Then as always, the Castologists get down to the business of reviewing last week's recommendations.

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Inside Acting, 36 Questions: The Podcast Musical and Hello From The Magic Tavern

Liz, Zane and Patrick are all actors (bloody actors!) so they've decided to recommend podcasts with a theatrical inclination this week. Zane is all about the improvised comedy podcast Hello From The Magic Tavern, Liz flexes her musical muscles with 36 Questions: The Podcast Musical and Patrick gets into the acting process with Inside Acting. Then as always we all take turns reviewing what was recommended last week.

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The Lady Vanishes, Alan Watts Podcast and History of Aotearoa New Zealand

Well hello, we didn't see you there. We are your Castologists, Liz Best, Zane C. Weber and Patrick Shearer, here to tell you what's good in podcast land. This week Liz gets true crimey again with The Lady Vanishes, Patrick gets philosophisey again with Alan Watts Podcast, and Zane gets history-y again (we think it's again? We've lost track of who did what) with listener submission The History of Aotearoa New Zealand. Then they get stuck into the reviews from last week's offerings.

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S-Town, The Church of What's Happening Now, Homoground

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening and welcome to Castology. The team kick things off with their recommendations: Liz goes for the cultural touchstone S-Town to nudge those who haven't yet listened to do so; Patrick brings a bit of The Church of What's Happening Now with Joey Coco Diaz; and Zane goes out of left field with a curated music podcast featuring an LGBTQI+ twist called Homoground. Then, stick around to hear the verdicts on last week's recommendations.

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Motel Americana, Sandra, Your Mom's House

Wahoo, we made it to 20 episodes! Have we figured out how to do this thing in the most professional way possible? Hell no! But since when has that stopped us? Zane continues his fiction podcast roll with Motel Americana, Liz follows in his footsteps with the serialised radio play Sandra, and Patrick tries to tickle our funny bones with the comedy offering Your Mom's House. Then we get stuck into the reviews from last week's podcast recommendation.

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One Plus One, Ologies and The Fifth Column

Your friendly neighbourhood Castologists are here to tell you where to go... to get good podcasts. (Not the other way, sheesh, we don't want you all to get mad at us and leave!) Liz dips back into the Wondery barrel to look at their new offering One Plus One, Zane explains what the "ology" part in Castology means (and a whole lot more ologies too) with the appropriately named Ologies, and Patrick gets newsy and questions everything with The Fifth Column. Got thoughts? We know you do! Send them to us!

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Off Book: The Improvised Musical, Teacher's Pet and Unregistered With Thaddeus Russell

This episode runs the gamut from wacky spontaneous musical fun, to true crime intrigue and a hub for dangerous ideas. First up as always listen to the verdict on the podcasts the Castologists presented the week before, then get stuck into our new recommendations. This week Zane shows his musical loving side with Off Book: The Improvised Musical, Liz presents a cultural touchstone podcast in Teacher's Pet, and Patrick looks at all the ideas you're not meant to talk about through Unregistered With Thaddeus Russell.

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Imagined Life, Revisionist History and NRIWoman Podcast

Controversy abounds as the team reviews last week's podcast offerings. Which of the podcasts got our Castologists in a tizz? You'll have to listen to find out. Then, we back away from potential blows just in time to recommend new podcasts for your ears to enjoy: Imagined Life from Liz, Revisionist History from Patrick and NRIWoman Podcast from Zane (a reader submission!).

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Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast and Zealot

Happy April Fool's Day! Our Castologists jokingly thought it would be funny to do a Religion theme on this prankiest of days because it seemed like a good idea at the time. And because none of them are remotely religious they've uncovered some podcasts with some sort of spiritual component... Also it's nearly Easter so just go with it OK? Liz found enlightenment in the words of J.K. Rowling with Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, Zane gets down to worshipping false gods with Zealot, and Patrick gets controversial with The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast.

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Challenging Behaviors, Psychedelic Salon, and The Sugar Baby Confessionals

It's listener submission overload this episode (except for Patrick who marches to the beat of his own drum). As always we start with reviewing last week's submissions and then get to recommending new stuff. Zane's challenges the status quo with Challenging Behaviors, Liz talks about sex, baby, with the listener suggested The Sugar Baby Confessionals and Patrick gets ready to expand all our minds with Psychedelic Salon.

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The Dollop, The Drop Out, Ram Dass Here and Now

Welcome back to our podcast review podcasts where we, your Castologists, review podcasts. Got it? This week Zane gives us history with a comedic twist courtesy of The Dollop, Liz gets back into potential true crime (no conviction yet, folks!) with The Drop Out and Patrick gets philosophical and thinky with Ram Dass Here and Now.

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Forgotten Australia, RadioLab Presents More Perfect, The What If? Podcast

You want more podcasts? We got more podcasts (because that's literally our job, to give you podcast recommendations!) Liz brings a reader submission to the table (that she was already planning on doing thank you very much) called Forgotten Australia. Patrick decides during the show what he's going to recommend and comes up with RadioLab Presents More Perfect. And as for Zane, he's also waded into the barrel of reader submissions and brings us The What If Podcast.

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And That's Why We Drink, The Drunken Taoist, Dumb People Town

We made it to our tenth episode (relatively) unscathed! This week as always we review last week's submissions, before bringing you delicious piping hot new podcasts for your approval. Because of St Patrick's Day we're all about drinking this week, with Liz recommending And That's Why We Drink, Pat offering up The Drunken Taoist Podcast and Zane rounding it off with Dumb People Town.

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Ain't it Rich, Radiolab, and Serial

First up it's review time. What did we think of This is Love, Flash Forward and Making Sense with Sam Harris? Then we've more podcasts to bring to the table. Let's hear it for RadioLab, Serial and Ain't it Rich! Stay tuned to see what the team thinks of this crop of podcasts next week.

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Criminal, Dan Carlin's Hardcore History and The Smartest Man in the World Proopcast

Episode three and we're still obsessed with podcasts! This episode sees the Castologists Patrick, Liz and Zane discuss what they thought of last week's recommendations: Casefile, The Duncan Trussell Family Hour, and Unnatural Selection. One of us might have cried a little. Then we zoom on over to this week's selections: Criminal, Dan Carlin's Hardcore History and The Smartest Man in the World Proopcast. Write to us on our socials and tell us your thoughts, or recommend a podcast we just HAVE to listen to. Find us on FACEBOOK, TWITTER or INSTAGRAM. Subscribe to us on ITUNES, STITCHER, SPOTIFY or your podcatcher of choice. (And give us a review, you know you want to).

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