Podcasts I’ve been listening to, Part VIII.

Ta da! It’s the 8th roundup of podcasts I’ve been listening to – I mean could you ask for more riveting content than this? I think not. Truthfully, I assumed that once I had my own office, I wouldn’t listen to podcasts very much, but it turns out that I really just like being able to listen to all of these awesome shows. So, here’s what I’ve been listening to lately:

The Vogue Podcast

The Vogue Podcast launched in late 2015, and promises the inside scoop from the fashion world, hosted by none other than Andre Leon Talley. I’ll be honest here, there’s only so much of him I can take, and for that reason, I haven’t binged on every episode. Instead, I look to see who the interview is with and I only listen to those episodes (horrible, I know).  Some of the interviews have featured Tom Ford, Kendall Jenner, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, and Anna Wintour, among many others. You can listen to episodes here.

I Don’t Get It 

This was one that was recommended to me. Here’s the scoop from iTunes: For two well-educated young women, The Bachelor’s Ashley Iaconetti and TV producer Naz Perez don’t get a lot about this world. On the I Don’t Get It Podcast, these two millennials will discuss topics that boggle their brains. They’ll discuss things like dating in the tech age, current fads, pop culture phenomena, and everyday annoyances. You don’t have to be a fan of reality TV to enjoy the realness these two dish out. You’ll feel like you’re sitting with your best friends while listening to the I Don’t Get It Podcast. 

I’ve only listened to the first three or so episodes (I enjoy listening to this when I get my grocery shopping done), but it’s laugh-out-loud funny. It’s silly, but it’s a good break from all the serious stuff. You can listen to episodes here.

Slate’s Trumpcast

I stumbled across this one as it quickly hit the top of the charts in iTunes, and that is often how I find new things to listen to! Here’s the scoop: A quasi-daily podcast from Slate that sets out to understand the real Donald Trump. Jacob Weisberg, chairman of Slate, along with writer Virginia Heffernan, and Slate chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie will be talking to historians, psychiatrists, and other experts to help explain who this man is, and why this is happening, right now, in the United States of America.

I know I promised myself that I wouldn’t indulge in too much political news, so I have been TRYING to only listen to episodes that revolve around an incident in which I just cannot tear myself away from. At the very least, this podcast brings facts and a little humor to the situation, and offers a pretty nice Trump impersonation. You can listen to episodes here.

Missing Richard Simmons 

This is another one that I kept seeing on the top charts, and once I got into it… I’m so hooked. Here’s the scoop: On February 15, 2014, fitness guru Richard Simmons disappeared. He stopped teaching his regular exercise class at Slimmons, cut off his closest friends, and removed himself from the public eye after decades as one of the most accessible celebrities in the world. Nobody has heard from him – and no one knows why he left. Filmmaker Dan Taberski was a Slimmons regular and a friend of Richard’s. Missing Richard Simmons is Dan’s search for Richard – and the deeper he digs, the stranger it gets.

So, this is a legit search for understanding as to why Richard has been missing. Each episode is very Serial-esque, with interviews of those who knew him, and clips from his career. It’s fascinating! The only downfall? It’s only a 6-episode series, and although the 6th episode isn’t up yet, that’s when Dan will attempt to meet up with Richard for the final time. BLAM. You can listen to episodes here.

And there you have it – that’s what I’ve been listening to! If you have any ideas on podcasts I should listen to, let me know, because I’m going to need lots more ASAP!

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