I pass along a lot of historical, political, and religious podcast recommendations, but I’m not sure I’ve ever recommended a fun podcast. So here goes: The Conspirators. The podcaster, Nate Hale (an entirely fictional identity), does a great job of painting eerie pictures of mysterious episodes over the past few hundred years. PG-13 content (Hale’s approach is very clean, but the subject matter is disturbing).
As long as I’m at it, here’s a list of podcasts I’ve listened to over the past week of gardening (1-10 rating in parenthesis): “The Conspirators” (8), “Revolutions” by Mike Duncan (9), “St. Josemaria Institute Podcast” (10), “The Joe Rogan Experience” (7), “The Jordan Peterson Podcast” (3), “The Tom Woods Show” (6), “Unregistered with Thaddeus Russell” (6), “Light of the East” (7), “Econtalk” (6). My rating, incidentally, reflects my historical experience with the podcast, with a bit heavier weight for what I heard this past week. The Thaddeus Russell “Unregistered” podcast rating would typically be higher, but the episode I started to listen to was bad. I had never listened to Jordan Peterson’s podcast, so my poor rating reflects just one-half of his recent Q&A episode, which I found borderline painful to listen to. I’ll give him another try later.
It looks like my Michigan Wolverines will lose tonight. Max (14) announced to me Friday morning, “Michigan has a cake walk to the finals.” I sternly informed him that he had just jinxed my school and he was forthwith banished from the house. I think he’s living under a bush next door.
You’ve never been to Loyola University? WaPo give a narrative tour here. My niece went there, so Marie and I visited her in February 2016 (see this TDE post). It’s a gorgeous campus, in a neat urban setting. Very salty (a client is sending his daughter there right now; he says the total package is over $70,000 a year).