Podcast recommendations, Part XIV.

Did the weekend fly by for everyone, or is it just me? I actually got a lot of things done, I made myself go to yoga on Friday and Sunday, and took a dance class on Saturday — all for the sake of my mental health and I’m so glad I did.

I also treated myself with a trip to Trader Joe’s, because I knew they had all of their seasonal stuff out. I got all sorts of goodies that I’m excited to eat this week 🙂

Now that I’m completely out of “Slow Summer” mode, I am getting into a more for al routine every day and that lends itself to listening to more podcasts. I already listen to two daily podcasts, so I admit I don’t have a ton of time (or the attention span) to add more to my list, but I like having something to listen to on my trips to Texas State (it’s about an hour each way).

Here’s what I’ve been listening to lately:

Scrubbing In

My best friend listens to this, and then I realized that I’d seen Tanya on Brad Goreski’s Instagram, and on the E! Red Carpet. I started following her on Instagram and she seemed interesting enough — a little too boy crazy for my taste, but I get it. I’ve listened to a few episodes and Becca rounds out Tanya’s personality.

Here’s the scoop on the podcast:

We need a crash cart! Scrub in each week with Becca Tilley and her BFF Tanya Rad as they fangirl over their favorite shows, work through boy troubles, and hang out with the biggest celebrity guests. After first gaining notoriety on Season 19 and 20 of
The Bachelor, Becca is now on a Dr. Pepper fueled journey to see as much of the world as she can, go on adventures with her friends and family, and find the best shows that TV has to offer.Her best friend Tanya spends her mornings as the co-host for On Air with Ryan Seacrest on KIIS-FM in Los Angeles, and the rest of her time goes to navigating the dating scene, Facetiming Becca, and going to bed early.It’s like hanging out with your best friends, all from the comfort of the OR! It’s Scrubbing In with Becca Tilley and Tanya Rad, on iHeartRadio or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Slow Burn

This one has been on my list for awhile and I finally started listening to it! I’ll share the official description and then put a few thoughts.

Even recent history is rich with surprising subplots, strange details, and forgotten characters.

On Slow Burn, Leon Neyfakh excavates the strange subplots and forgotten characters of recent political history—and finds surprising parallels to the present. Season 1 captured what it was like to live through Watergate; Season 2 does the same with the saga of Bill Clinton’s impeachment.

Slow Burn is a production of Slate Plus. Slate Plus members support our work—and they get a bonus episode every week, with exclusive interviews and conversations that go deeper into the story.

I am only a few episodes into season one, but I will say that this is really well done. It’s well-researched, and the episodes are cleanly crafted. Each episode is only 30 minutes, so it doesn’t put you into political overload.

A Single Serving

Yet another one that has been on my list for awhile and I finally got around to it. Honestly, I wish I’d gotten around to it sooner, because THIS. IS. THE. GOSPEL. I have been single for… I don’t know… six years? And it’s a journey to get to the place where you can feel good about it, but once you get there — it sticks and it’s not something anyone can understand until they get there, too… and this podcast gets it. I feel like I found a new batch of friends, only they don’t know it.

We’re changing the discussion around being single into one that doesn’t suck. Enough horror stories and survival guides. What if we talked about being single as if it wasn’t a bad thing? Maybe society would follow suit. Single isn’t something to survive—it’s a part of life worth living, loving, and laughing at.

Be There In Five

I started listening to this one after I saw the host interviewed Courtney Kerr. I have only dabbled into the episodes that sound interesting via title — I am guilty of doing this on any podcast that doesn’t put weight on listening to them in order.

As a person that often texts their friends “Be There in Five” when she just got out of the shower, Kate Kennedy (entrepreneur, self-proclaimed millenni-old, and unofficial pop culture reporter) started a company that aimed to solve a major problem of likeminded people running out the door; wondering if they left their curling iron or straightener on. Concerned for the fire safety of her unpunctual peers, Kate founded her company Be There in Five, whose claim to fame is their proprietary ‘remindoormats.’ Now, 4 years and thousands of doormats later, the only thing left burning is Kate’s desire to share her thoughts on pop culture, TV, celeb gossip, and the ’90s zeitgeist, topics which she has become well-known for ranting about on Instagram. Join her while she podcasts her way through the lonely days of self-employment, chatting about things that she says, quote “are delightfully unimportant.”

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