Like every December, Apple has listed its pick of ten podcasts created last year. Ten new programs which, in the 2021 edition, have a lot of historical, political and psychological connotations. Here is the list :
1. Regards from Radio MARCA – Pablo Juanarena. José María García and José Ramón de la Morena have played for years in a duel between two sports programs broadcast at the same time. They and their editors fought to get the news earlier, to have the protagonist first, and to have more listeners than their rival.
2. It turns out that it’s not a little with Nieves Concostrina from SER Podcast. A history lesson full of humor. Discover the anecdote behind each anniversary.
3. 1931 from OndaCero. Podcast documentary series created by Carlos Alsina for Más de uno on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the proclamation of the Second Republic
4. Unearthing the past of National Geographic Europe. An archeology and paleontology podcast that explores the most interesting details of our past through the most significant archaeological surveys and excavations taking place in the world.
5. The sphere of the Podium podcast. The Sphere starts from a real premise. Several US Army pilots published a letter in the New York Times stating that they are carrying
years observing unidentified flying objects in their flight maneuvers.
6. The fucking extraordinary human condition. You don’t even know the human in you. In this program, we discover others and ourselves. Curiosity, astonishment
7. Uncommon Podimo tunes. Podcast produced exclusively by Podimo and the Felipe González Foundation which is designed as a space for reflection and which aspires to become a direct communication link with citizens. The former president talks to personalities and experts from different fields with whom he will exchange thoughts on various topics from plural points of view in a generational and ideological way.
8. The criminopathy of Clara Tiscar. Real crimes and criminal stories.
9. Todo Pasa with Andreu Buenafuente from ElTerrat. Everything goes it is a sound experience with which Andreu Buenafuente is discovered in the world of podcasts. Each week, a new walk by your side through the daily life of the producer, host, actor and character.
10. Annual, 1921 by OndaCero. Carlos Alsina gives the floor to this ambitious sound documentary in the form of a podcast, which narrates in seven chapters the catastrophe in Europe in Morocco which triggered the coup d’etat of Primo de Rivera and the end of the reign of Alfonso XIII.
The recommendations of Pedro Aznar
- Cepeceros podcast. A podcast on retro video games centered on the legendary Amstrad CPC computer where two games are reviewed in each episode. Very laid back and fun, and super informative about the technology of the players of the time.
- Coffee with Victor. A very personal technology, reviewed by YouTuber Victor Abarca where he also talks about digital culture on a daily basis. Laid back and with great recommendations.
- The big blackout. A fictional podcast with a very interesting story that has recently been adapted into a television series. When the world is confronted with a solar event that causes a tech blackout, society transforms … in many ways. Very interesting to listen to by chapters.
The recommendations of Jesus Quesada
- Worship time. Cult time was one of those websites that they call geeks when they mean geeks or nerds. With humor, pop culture, well-understood (or false) nostalgia and a lot of bullshit. Years ago it ceased to exist, but it has now returned as a podcast.
- Podcast Flight 180. The podcast founded by Vicente Vegas, sr. VCR and Wally week; apprentices of everything, masters of nothing. They describe themselves as “the information fraud of the 21st century”.
- Camp Krypton. A podcast where pop culture shines, bubbles and rages. Monographs and interviews on cinema, comics, music, dumplings and Lina Morgan.
The recommendations of David Bernal Raspall
- Nebuchadnezzar. A podcast on technology, which combines the more technical approach of Julio Cesar and the more technical approach of Oliver. Together, they tackle topics of interest and topicality, giving really interesting points of view, intimately linked to the daily reality of what we are talking about. A podcast that touches the feet on the ground and with a high-level production (pun intended).
- Apple Coding Daily. Julio Cesar analyzes a few news items per week on the Apple world. As an expert in technological development, Apple brings out its most educational streak to practically dive into the silicon of what it says. A knowledge-packed podcast that, while maybe a little advanced at times, familiarizes us with the reason for what is being analyzed.
- On the shoulders of giants. A podcast produced by Radio Nacional. Manuel Seara Valero accompanies several guests throughout an hour during which we visit many subjects and many approaches. From the Arctic Circle to the story of the invention of penicillin, each guest discusses a subject in their area of expertise. Science for everyone.
The recommendations of Caesar Muela
- The meadow. If you like music and culture in general, Sergio Mena manages in this program to tell you a lot of well-documented information with a touch of humor and closeness. Particularly noteworthy are his monographs, in which in a few hours he is able to tell you the history, the discography and the personality of a musical group (he has from Bruce Springsteen to Pearl Jam, Metallica or Guns N ‘Roses), currents of cinema (women in silent films, comedy, Dracula …) and also video games, comics and history. Ideal for anyone who wants to cultivate the mind a little more.
- Gum stretch. The presenters, Carolina Iglesias and Victoria Martín, won the Ondas 2021 award for best podcast, and I think they have a super fresh and needed touch in the podcast environment. They say things openly, with a lot of feminist justification and always get a lot from their interlocutors (always women). It’s one of those shows that always makes me smile.
- A M. This Spotify-exclusive podcast sounds wonderful to me, as does Kloshletter, the newsletter it comes from. In less than five minutes, Eixchélt and Jon are able to keep you up to date with all the news, both on general topics (from covid, including the volcano of La Palma these weeks to politics) and on individuals and curiosities. Plus, TV shows, movies, music, and books come highly recommended on Fridays, so couldn’t ask for more. They publish a new episode every day starting at 7:30 am.
The recommendations of Miguel Lopez
- Cupertino. It’s always healthy to hear other opinions on everything that surrounds Apple, and Álex Barredo always has a place in my priorities since he is a well-documented person thanks to his Mixx.io newsletter and very veteran of the networks. With Cupertino I always find a point of view, or an opinion that had not crossed my mind in relation to any news or rumor concerning Apple. One of the most recommendable podcasts.
- Delete the X. My teammates Engaged they take great care with their official podcast, summarizing the most important that has happened during the week and adding comments from various editors and occasional guests. I consider it essential to stay on top of what is talked about the most in the world in the world of technology and society.
- Competition. My ‘guilty pleasure’ is this podcast radio program you can subscribe to, broadcast by RAC1. For those who know Catalan, it’s a good way to learn about current events in general with humor and satire that takes us away from the pessimism that we’ve been reading on the front page since March 2020.
The recommendation of Eduardo Archanco
- Hotel Jorge Juan. Although lately I don’t have much time to listen to podcasts, whenever I can, I listen to Hotel Jorge Juan. There Javier Aznar interviews people from the world of culture, the arts, literature, music or the audiovisual world in a very close and interesting way. He often surprises me with a funny anecdote that causes unexpected laughter. Every time I listen to it, I pull out a list of movies, series, books or exhibitions for homework. To make things easier for you, you will always find them referenced in the notes of each episode.
The recommendations of Antonio saban
- Nodcast. There’s no podcast that I enjoy more week to week than Van Gaal’s La Libreta ‘Nodcast’. It’s extremely niche, as Miguel Gutiérrez is dedicated to compiling all kinds of clippings from the Spanish sports press which in most cases expose the bad practices they incur on a daily basis. It may sound very serious, but situations and opinions get so ridiculous that it ends up being funny.
- Winds of change. The podcast that surprised me the most of the ones I’ve listened to recently. A New York journalist launches an in-depth investigation to find out if what he was told is true or is partially true. From the bosom of the CIA comes information that ‘Wind of Change’, the mythical theme of the Scorpions, was written by the agency itself and not by the group. Beyond the final result, all the points of the investigation are extremely interesting.
- The last days of Maradona. The impact of Diego’s figure has always captivated me, especially when I reflect on what influenced Messi for the better, but also for the worse in light of the unlikely task that has been entrusted to him since he was a teenager. I’m delighted with this podcast for the way it chronicles the last stages of the myth, at a time when it was totally off the public radar. In addition, many specific details about his death are told which did not reach the Spanish media too much and which are of crucial importance in his death.
The recommendations of Javier Lacort
- It was missing. A podcast where you are always learning. On comics, movies, series, technology, video games, casseroles, plasterboard or whatever ways Álex Barredo and Eduo would like to deal with in their talks of about half an hour.
- Emilcar Daily. Daily Pills on Technology, with a focus on Apple; social networks and also some ways around personal finance, home or personal productivity, commissioned by one of the historical Spanish podcasts.
- Runner’s log. Training, running, shoes, clothing, sports technology … Lots of little stories about running by Pedro Moya, an old acquaintance of the Spanish tech press in his fitness variant.
Let’s do a little self-promotion with the two podcasts we’re creating from this house.
- The Applesfera talks. A weekly podcast where
analyzes the major topic of the week for Apple and its implications, told by the brand’s experts who have been writing it since 2006.
- Infinite loop. The daily podcast which analyzes the news of Apple and its competitors, in episodes of ten to fifteen minutes.