Out with the old, in with the new…

… in this instance, I’m talking about the podcasts on my iPhone.

The “old” here is The Adam Carolla Show. After eight and a half years, I left the Podfather behind, just like Penn’s Sunday School (which is still on my subscription list) did recently. I’d fallen two months behind on the ACS, and because each episode has a news segment, it’s kind of time-sensitive. For example, when I went back to it not too long ago, I was hearing news about the Christchurch massacre. I ultimately realized that my time with Adam and the gang had simply run its course, and that was fine. There’s no ill will here; I still follow the social media accounts of the show and its team.

On the other hand, the “new” is A Lot to Learn with Austin Rogers (Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify). The 12-time Jeopardy! champion and team captain in the All-Star Games earlier this season shares his conversations with an eclectic mix of people. I smiled and laughed at the realization that the first episode I listened to was with driving school instructor Skip Barber, at the Lime Rock race track… the “home track” of Paul Newman, which I know from listening to Adam Carolla. (The Ace Man is a huge Newman enthusiast, having gone so far as to make the documentary Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman.) I’m only about two months back, but the episodes I’ve heard thus far make it very likely I’ll eventually make my way all the way back to the beginning.

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