What I’m Listening to Lately
If you steal an earbud from me at any given time of the workday, you can bet I’ll be listening to a podcast. To think, I used to sit at my desk listening to the same playlists over and over, when podcasts offer the ultimate in entertainment: variety. And that rings true to the diverse list of shows below. Here are some of my recent favorites:
NPR has done it again with another inventive podcast. Celebrities and other notables read entries submitted to the “Modern Love” column of the New York Times, showcasing the good, the bad, and the ugly of love. And don’t expect just stories of “heart eyes” and romance—this podcast explores the relationships of strangers, families, friends—the list goes on. The best part? At the end of each episode they check back in with the author to find how they’re doing now.
Must listen: Episode 14: “My First Lesson in Motherhood”
The makers of the lifestyle glossy Real Simple are serving up real life advice aimed at millenials in this new podcast—and don’t let the name deter you (because for real, when is adulthood ever easy?). The host covers topics such as obtaining your first job, living with roommates (even when they’re your parents), fueling your creative passion, and saving money.
Host Alec Baldwin entertains as he interviews a slew of interesting guests – artists, celebrities, tastemakers, even government officials. No topic is off limits. This podcast has a little something for everyone as Alec and company select diverse interviewees that represent all generations.
Must listen: “The Making of Making a Murderer”
Malcolm Gladwell author of several bestseller books (including Outliers, and David and Goliath) takes a deeper look into the past. In particular, Gladwell reexamines the history of places, ideas, and people, looking to override misinterpretations they may have acquired. In his words, “we have to treat the past with a little sympathy and forgiveness”.
Must listen: The three-part miniseries on Capitalization.