We're always excited to spotlight new shows on Simplecast! In this installment: poetry, Geralt of Rivia's makeup tests, vaccines, and careers in tech!

The Poetry Foundation

We're so excited to start the new year with The Poetry Foundation's podcasts on Simplecast! We've been fans for a long time, especially after reading Eric Silver's discussion of them at the Bello Collective.

The Poetry Foundation’s first digital director, Emily Warn, saw the potential of poetry podcasting and hired an audio producer with a deep knowledge of poetry. From there, their podcasting initiative was born, a lineup that now includes 11 podcasts, including sponsored projects.
They need each of those 11 podcasts; each show resonates with verse on a different level.
Poem of the Day is the daily single-serving poetry reading, The Poetry Magazine Podcast brings editors of Poetry together to break down their editorial decisions behind publishing a particular poem, and Poetry Off the Shelf (literally) gets off the shelf and examines poetry in a larger context. But one show makes particularly great use of the energy and excitement that can only be captured in a studio booth: VS. Hosted by two magnetic poets, Franny Choi and Danez Smith, the off-the-wall interview show asks poets to explain their deepest fears and anxieties and how they address them in their work.

The Pellicle Magazine Podcast

Series 1 of The Pellicle Podcast is a collection of interviews and panel discussions recorded over the past 18 months, cut together with narration (where relevant) and spoken word versions of some of the most popular stories from Pellicle Magazine,
Created by writer and photographer Matthew Curtis alongside brewer and wine enthusiast Jonny Hamilton, Pellicle is a brand new website, podcast and magazine that aims to capture the joie de vivre we so often find within our favourite cultures. This might be at a favourite restaurant, adjacent to a steaming brewhouse or within an orchard or vineyard.
Netflix Behind the Scenes: The Witcher
Geralt of Rivia. Yennefer of Vengerberg. Cirilla the Lion Cub of Cintra. These three iconic characters were born out of Andrzej Sapkowski’s best selling books and are the center of the new Netflix Original series, The Witcher. So how did the writers, cast, and crew take almost 3,000 pages of original material and bring this fantastical world to life? After you fulfill your destiny of watching The Witcher, host Brandon Jenkins (Mogul, There’s Something About Dolemite) takes you through the adaptation process, from the writers room all the way to your screen.

The Antigen

The Antigen is an eight-part audio-documentary style podcast about the scientific, cultural, and political elements of vaccination. We start with the basic science, review vaccine history, explore the many facets of their global impact – and the public sentiment about vaccines around the world. Listeners will hear from leading experts about the past, present, and future of this important innovation, as well as people whose families have been impacted by vaccine-preventable diseases.

Building Characters

In each episode of #BuildingCharacters, University Recruiters at Twitter answer your burning questions and uncover the secret to launching your career in tech. We will take you behind the scenes of what it’s like to #JoinTheFlock, share raw and hilarious stories while giving you exclusive advice from "Tweeps" on how to make it at Twitter.

Swamp Stories

A new series brought to you by Issue One that dives into political reform with a conservative lens. It follows our host Weston Wamp, millennial former Republican candidate for Congress, as he shines a light on the swampiest practices in Washington that repulse Republicans and Democrats alike: Slush funds in Congress, dark money in elections, gerrymandered districts, foreign interference in our elections, dialing for dollars, and more. In 9 episodes, voices from the left and right are accompanied by leading reformers who discuss bipartisan solutions to fixing the broken political system and how to take back our government.