Podcasts!

I turned the radio on in my car the other day. This was such a rarity that I initially forgot which button to push, which was slightly embarrassing.

All that to say, I pretty much live by Spotify premium and the podcast app. Gone are the days of scanning a station to try to find something halfway decent to listen to. I think this makes my life happier, it also means I don’t have a grasp on any pop music acts anymore. That’s fine by me.

Out of respect for the many podcast I listen to, I thought I’d share my 5 favorites. This will be easy since I basically listen to 5-7 regularly.

In no particular order then:

-This American Life
This was the podcast that basically got me addicted to podcasts. Interesting, moving, funny and who doesn’t have a little crush on Ira Glass?

-Death, Sex, & Money
The title is scary but this podcast deals with issues that a lot of us experience, but don’t talk about. As a bonus, Anna Sales’ voice is so calming, I want her to record a bedtime story audio book.

-Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People
It’s bit of a tedious name for a podcast, but I find it highly entertaining. Chris Gethard, the host, is kind, sarcastic, and has a way of drawing people out of the shell towards sharing intimate details about their life.

-Serial
Of course. I wasn’t the biggest fan of season 2, but season 1 is still one of my all time favorite podcast experiences. And I’ll never be able to think about Mail Chimp the same way again.

-Revisionist History
This is a new listen for me. It basically does what it says on the box, revisiting historical events or issues and shedding new light on them. I initially was skeptical but Malcolm Gladwell has proven me wrong. I’d listen to “The Lady Vanishes” first. It will get your blood boiling.

There are of course others but these are the cream of the crop. Do you listen to any cool podcasts? I’d love to hear suggestions. Have a great day! 

Posted on August 23, 2016 .