MF: OK, it’s not at all new, but I was just … Schitt Creek kind of got me through the pandemic. I was late it took a little while to get in but it’s just the best show ever. It’s so funny. It made me so happy and wish I had never watched it so that I could start over at the beginning and see it again, and I envy the people who haven’t watched it yet and can just jump in.
LG: Yes. Hard to endorse. Also, I like that we keep the theme here with real estate because they lose their house and then they are in the motel. Did you watch that Netflix special where they went backstage at the end of season six?
MF: No, I didn’t. Oh, I still have something to look at.
LG: Yes. It’s so good. Tears, yes. You have to watch this.
MF: Okay, that’s great.
LG: Eliot, what is your recommendation?
THIS: Not very new either but I recently listened to the Fiasco podcast, which is from a friend, the season on Iran Contra, which I didn’t know anything about and which is totally fascinating. Where we were basically … I’m going to ruin everything already. We were trading money for guns involving Iran and contras in Latin America, and Oliver North and Reagan and a whole bunch of fun Senate hearings that… This huge scandal really kind of went smoothly. damage.
LG: And what is the name of this podcast already? Fiasco you said?
THIS: Fiasco. Yes, the disclosure is made by a friend, Leon Neyfakh, who made Slow Burn at Slate.
LG: Oh, Slow Burn is really good. It must be really good.
MC: Somewhere in a closet I have a Shred ‘Em Ollie bumper sticker. If you remember, everything was shredded.
LG: Mike, what’s your recommendation?
MC: So I want to recommend a streaming music platform, it’s called Mixcloud. I thought everyone had heard of it but I told people about it and found that a lot of my friends hadn’t heard of it. So, I’m going to recommend him here on the show. You might know SoundCloud as a place where DJs have been preparing their mixes for many years, so if you like electronic music or listen to DJs who release a lot of jazz, hip hop, reggae and the like, you would for a long time find a lot of that on SoundCloud. In recent years, SoundCloud has shifted its business model to focus more on people who create original works and less on people who release mixes, DJs and stuff like that. So many DJs have switched to Mixcloud.
Mixcloud has been around almost as long as SoundCloud, but its platform is for people who mix. And there are just a bunch of amazing things in there. If you like hip hop, if you like acid jazz, if you like 60s soul, if you like stable rock, if you like psy trance music from Burning Man, it’s all there. You can follow tags to find people you like, you follow them, you see what they’re listening to. You get new recommendations. It’s a global community, so there’s a lot coming from Europe, Latin America, and Asia. It really is wonderful.
It’s a platform, it’s free to listen to. There are paid levels, but you get a lot of them for free. So that’s my recommendation. If you’re looking for adventures in sonic hour-long journeys, check out Mixcloud. Lauren, what’s your recommendation?