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Here’s this week’s roundup of top podcasts and playlist recommendations from the Podyssey community! Also, get ready for back-to-school mode with our Deep Dive featuring 12 interviews that’ll make you smarter.

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Top Recommendations from the Community

🏦 Will Ferrell admits he sucked at being a bank teller and spills the (very funny) beans on how he disciplines his kids. Listen here to laugh along. (Thanks @olofl!)

🧬 Are DNA testing kits a total scam? Plus, your employer cannot test your DNA because of a legal case involving office poop. (Thanks @tvidatko!)

🔬 DNA has also been key to unlocking many true crimes, including malicious sperm donations. Check out this playlist to hear how. (Thanks @mm!)

 🔪 If your best friend turns out to be a brutal murderer, how will you react? Find out what happened here.

🎮 Did you know? The US military recruits from video games, including from a smash-hit game they created. Learn why here. (Thanks @phocks!)

🥤 Why doesn’t plastic dry in the dishwasher? Two nerdy comedians find out.

😱 A group of pioneers trekking to Californias in the 1800’s were forced into cannibalism to survive winter. Did they make it? (Thanks @ezra-finch!)

🥝 Before this woman, there were no new fruits like kiwis or guavas in American grocers for almost a century. Learn how she transformed the produce aisle. (Thanks @rmmiller364!)

🍴 Love true crime AND food? Check out this foodie true crime playlist.

😭 You’ll be guaranteed to laugh and cry after hearing these three stories of rule-breakers from This American Life. (Thanks @oiamandina!)

😂 A comedic duo reads hilarious one-star reviews about cigar shops in Cuba. Laugh your head off here.

⭐ Speaking of reviews, this beloved five-star review podcast is officially going off air. Visit or re-visit this incredible podcast, The Anthropocene Reviewed. (Thanks @nunya!)

🌪️ Last week was the anniversary of the horrific Hurricane Katrina disaster. Remember and learn with The Atlantic’s miniseries examining one of the most misunderstood events in American history. (Thanks @serena!)

Podcast Partner Spotlight: IBM Z DevOps Talks
In tech? Curious about mainframes? Then you want to listen to IBM’s DevOps podcast featuring interviews with DevOps veterans from HP, RedHat, and more.

John Willis talks the next frontier in mainframe modernization

John Willis, a pioneer of DevOps, argues that the future of DevOps includes the mainframe -- yes, the computer that IBM has been making since the 50’s and still powers our banking system and many transactions in our daily lives today!

Podcast Deep Dives 
For back to school season, check out our previous Deep Dive on 12 Interviews That'll Make You Smarter.

12 Interviews That'll Make You Smarter

Podcasts are one of the best ways to learn. Here's a round-up of the top interviews recommended by the Podyssey community that'll make you smarter. With these educational podcasts, you’ll learn everything from using comedy to start a revolution to making an ethical true crime podcast.

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