You know what makes my runs go faster and my dish doing go quicker and my tidying go … funner? Podcasts. I reached out to FB land and want to waste no time directing you to a list of podcasts people love. There were so many passionate submissions, I’ll break it down into multiple posts. Here I bring you part 1. Happy listening!
Mama Bear Dares – Explores the intersection of the Mother Self and the Other Self and, in doing so, encourages listeners to discover their inner Mama Bear and unlock her power in the pursuit of a life of love and compassion.
Revisionist History – Malcolm Gladwell’s journey through the overlooked and the misunderstood. Every episode re-examines something from the past – an event, a person, an idea, even a song – and asks whether we got it right the first time. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance.
Ted Radio Hour – also Ted Talks Daily, Ted Talks Special Education, etc – journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage. Each show is centered on a common theme – such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections.
The Sporkful – We obsess about food to learn more about people. The Sporkful isn’t for foodies, it’s for eaters.
Longest, Shortest Time – the parenting show for everyone hosted by This American’s Life’s Hillary Frank.
Matt and Dorees Eggcellent Adventure – Matt Mira and Doree Shafrir want to have a baby, but they need a little help from science. Come along on their wild, heartfelt, and often unintentionally hilarious journey through the world of infertility and IVF. Sometimes their friends will show up and share their stories, too.
Dirtcast – A weekly pop-culture breakdown show based on Jezebel’s daily column Dirt Bag. Each week Madeleine Davies digs deep on the shallow industry of celebrity gossip, giving you an inside look at how famous people, publicists, tabloids, and even things like Scientology come together to create the celebrity news you love to hate.
The Moth – Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of true stories, told live without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Moth storytellers stand alone, under the spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating.
This American Life – weekly public radio show heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast. It is hosted by Ira Glass.
Terrible, Thanks for Asking – you know how every day someone asks, “how are you?” And even if you’re totally dying inside you just say, “fine,” so everyone can just go about their day? This show is the opposite of that. This is a funny/sad/uncomfortable podcast about talking honestly about our pain, our awkwardness, and our humanness, which is not an actual word.
How to Be A Girl – about life with a six year-old transgender daughter. It stars a single mom and a six year-old “girl with a penis” – as they attempt together to sort out what is means to be a girl.
Again With This: Beverly Hills 90210 – Need someone to share the joy, pain, and shoulder pads of your Beverly Hills, 90210 rewatch? The editors of Previously.tv are here for you.
Watch for more must hear podcasts next month and feel free to submit your own to be added to the list!