Six Cold Feet, The Bitchery of History, Aubrey Marcus Podcast

Welcome back to the wonderful world of podcasts with your friendly* neighbourhood Castologists. (*actual friendliness may vary depending on what podcasts we've listened to this week.) No theme this week, just good old-fashioned and new-fashioned podcasts. Liz recommends scripted anthology podcast (with season one about a mysterious missing musician) Six Cold Feet; Zane chats kick-ass women from the past with The Bitchery of History; and Patrick gets into some modern philosophy with Aubrey Marcus Podcast.

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The Bright Sessions, Meditation Oasis, The Savvy Psychologist's Quick And Dirty Tips For Better Mental Health

It's Mental Health week at Castology, as the team recommend podcasts to do with all things self-care and psychology. (Also if you need it, this is your weekly reminder to look after yourself!) Liz recommends (possibly the longest titled podcast ever) The Savvy Psychologist's Quick And Dirty Tips For Better Mental Health; Patrick gets zen with a bit of guided meditation thanks to Meditation Oasis; and Zane goes completely left of field and recommends a fictional podcast that takes a peek into the therapy sessions of superpowered people with The Bright Sessions. Then, it's review time for last week's submissions.

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Bonus - TNC Special

It has been SO long since we started recommending podcasts, and we have somehow managed to restrain ourselves from recommending any podcasts on our own network That’s Not Canon. But, alas, that streak is now broken!

We will restrain ourselves to one podcast each that we personally enjoy from TNC, and a little bit about the network itself. Also, please forgive Zane’s awkward opening, he is not particularly comfortable with blatant self-promotion.

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Loose Units, The Veil Audio Drama, StarTalk Radio with Neil Degrasse Tyson

Hi! Welcome back to Castology. So good to see you! Pull up a chair and listen to this week's mixed back of recommendations from your friendly neighbourhood Castologists. Patrick brings a bit of Neil Degrasse Tyson to the table with StartTalk Radio, Liz picks a podcast purely because Patrick will like the name and recommends crime banter series Loose Units, and Zane takes a step through the scary door with Twilight Zone/Black Mirror-esque The Veil Audio Drama. Then it's on to last week's reviews? Will there be clashes and drama? Maybe! Maybe not also. You will have to listen to find out.

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Bonus - Podcatchers

Your Castologists have taken some time away from trawling the RSS feeds to have a chat about what apps are best to enjoy your current podcast obsessions and discover new ones. There are so very many options when it comes to podcasting apps that it is hard to know which is best for you. So let us try and help both you and, in some cases, your favourite podcasters!

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Next Door Villain, Con Artists, The Portal with Eric Weinsten

After a brief departure from their usual "type" of podcast, the gang are all back in their wheelhouse with this week's offerings. Zane takes time out to try to empathise with pop culture's worst evildoers with Next Door Villain, Liz looks at crime of the non-murdery variety with Con Artists and Patrick is back to thinky informational self with The Portal With Eric Weinsten. Then as always, it's on to the reviews from last week's submissions.

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UR Gonna Die Alone, The Art of Failure, In Sickness and In Health

OMG we did it again, and accidentally have a theme. It's LISTENER SUBMISSION week! That's right, we are bringing you YOUR recommendations (for three of you, anyway). And it just so happens to also have a slighly fail-centric theme. Liz brings the relationship drama with UR Gonna Die Alone, Patrick is all about stuffing up with style with The Art of Failure, and Zane gets on his social justice high horse with In Sickness and In Health.

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This Podcast Will Kill You, The Empire Files and You Must Remember This

Well, well, well, look who it is... it's your friendly neighbourhood Castologists here to recommend podcasts to you for your listening pleasure! Liz's enthusiasm for this disease podcast is infections with This Podcast Will Kill You, Patrick peeks behind the curtain of the US with The Empire Files, and Zane gets nostalgic for Hollywood's Golden Era with You Must Remember This. Then come the reviews of last week's offerings.

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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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Swindled, I Survivor and Inside Star Wars/Jaws/The Exorcist

Well it was completely by accident but it seems this week is a Liz Best themed week, with all hosts recommending podcasts right up Liz'a alley. Zane takes a dip into the true crime world with Swindled, Patrick goes behind the scenes of classic films with the Wondery Inside series, and Liz recommends amazing stories of survival with I Survivor.

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Everything is Alive, Loveville High, Mixed Mental Arts

Get ready for recommendations and reviews coming at you! Zane brings inanimate objects to live with Everything Is Alive, Liz takes you back to school, musical-style with Loveville High and Patrick gets back to his comedy roots with Mixed Mental Arts. Then the trio reviews their selections from last week.

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No Such Thing As A Fish, The Amelia Project and Your Welcome with Michael Malice

Get ready because this week we have interesting facts, secret societies and one on one chats full of "sick burns" this week. Zane brings a podcast that takes a leaf out of QI's book called There's No Such Thing As A Fish, Liz uncovers a charming fictional tale of a secret organisation that helps desperate people fake their deaths, and Patrick brings the interview stylings of Michael Malice to the table with the seemingly-grammatically-incorrect-but-actually-not-incorrect-at-all podcast, Your Welcome.

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Miscast Commentary, No Filter with Mia Freedman and Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel

Hello, welcome, pull up a chair and settle in for podcast reviews to help you choose. Zane brings the movie lover goods to the table with another listener recommendation: Miscast Commentary. Patrick listens to his girlfriend for once (or lets her do his homework, you decide) and recommends No Filter with Mia Freedman. And Liz listens to her psychologist mama like always and recommends a clinical psychology podcast with an almost voyeuristic twist with Where Should We Begin? With Esther Perel.

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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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Dragon Friends, Deadly Manners and Tiny Desk Concert

Here we are, just for you. We do the hard work of finding new podcasts for your aural pleasure so you don't have to. This week Zane is recommending Dragon Friends, Liz is putting forward Deadly Manners and Patrick is all about them Tiny Desk concerts. And stick around after the recommendations for the reviews of last week's podcast offerings.

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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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RISK! Philosophize This! and Who The Hell Is Hamish?

Welcome back to what we like to call Castology, because that is the name of our podcast. This week seems to be our Punctuation in Podcast Titles Week, as we bring you recommendations of RISK!, Philosophize This! and Who The Hell is Hamish? As always, Liz, Patrick and Zane then move on to reviewing what they recommended last week.

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Guys We Fucked, Found My Fitness, Lady Parts

Move over men, this week it's all about the ladies. That's right, Castology is bringing you a themed episode with recommendations of podcasts hosted by women (but definitely not just for women). Liz reclaims her sexual power with anti-slut shaming comedy podcast Guys We Fucked, Patrick gets physical with Found My Fitness, and Zane gets in touch with Lady Parts (and Liz is not sorry for making that sound like he touched girl bits instead of reviewing a film-focused podcast).

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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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