Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank, Murder Squad and Starship Sofa

Welcome! Pull up a chair and listen to your favourite Castologists recommending their favourite podcasts. This week Patrick brings Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank, Zane goes fictiony with Starship Sofa and Liz jumps on what's sure to be the next true crime podcast hit Jensen & Holes: The Murder Squad.

Liz Recommends - Jensen & Holes: The Murder Squad

GUYS! Billy Jensen and Paul Holes have a podcast! If you don't know who the hell Liz is talking about then you're obviously not a Murderino. Paul Holes is a retired detective who helped solve the Golden State Killer case and Billy Jensen is the kickass investigative journalist who helped finish Michelle McNamara's book on the case (I'll Be Gone In The Dark) and now works as a police consultant. The first new podcast on Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark's Exactly Right network, this is the podcast that invites YOU to help solve their cold cases. It's ARMCHAIR DETECTIVE TIME.

"Each week ride shotgun with retired cold case investigator Paul Holes and investigative journalist Billy Jensen as they attempt to solve an unsolved murder case using a variety of methods, from routine shoe-leather work to advanced technologies like familial DNA searches and social media geotargeting. But their secret weapon in the search for justice is staring right at these notes.

You have been watching and listening to stories about violent crimes and investigations for years. Now is the time to put all of that knowledge and wits to good use to actually help solve a crime. Welcome to the Murder Squad."

For both: Listen from the start, there are only a handful of eps out.


Pat Recommends - Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank

Ari Shaffir. Comedian. Writer. Actor. Producer. Podcaster. Jew. Ari is one of my favourite comedians right now. His iconoclastic and unrelenting style of comedy is one I certainly appreciate. His podcast often opens with an introduction from Ari followed by a laid back chat with his guest. Every now and then you'll come across a solo podcast or a panel discussion.

For Zane & Liz: #277 Henry Rollins, if you want more I really liked #350 Shooter.

Zane Recommends - Starship Sofa

Zane has brought in one of his old favourites this week, an audio fiction podcast! Hosted by the INIMITABLE accent of Tony C Smith, Starship Sofa is an audio magazine style show, similar in style to some of the great SF print magazines out there like Asimovs and Analog. A typical show includes poetry, flash fiction, fact article, reviews and main fiction. It’s produced by many and put together by one. Writers who have had there work narrated on the podcast include Michael Moorcock, Joe Haldeman, Bruce Sterling, David Brin, Harry Harrison, Ted Chiang, George R. R. Martin, William Gibson, and many many more.

For Pat: Any

For Liz: Any

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