Every time I sit down to write these posts, I can’t believe how fast another week has gone by! This week I have done a lot of driving which has given me time to catch up on podcasts! Today I wanted to share 5 podcast/episodes I listened to this past week that I have learned from, have been entertained by, or a little of both. Maybe you can check them out this weekend! Click on the link to listen or find the episode on your podcast app.
This episode sums up where we’ve been this summer–from the pandemic to racial injustice to climate change–and offer wisdom and guidance for where we are heading. I found Clint Smith’s letter to his son, “My hopes, dreams, fears for my future black son” to be especially beautiful, heart breaking, and inspiring (it is the final segment in this episode). Guests include political strategist Tom Rivett-Carnac, political philosopher Danielle Allen, anthropologist Heidi Larson, and writer and scholar Clint Smith.
If you have been confused by what’s been going on with the USPS, mail in ballots, etc., this episode offers a clear and concise explanation of what’s happening (the episode is about 20 ish minutes long). Thank you Andrea @dreyray for sharing this in her IG stories which is how I found out about it!
How I Built This has been releasing new episodes! I love hearing the real behind the scene stories about some of our favorite brands and businesses and the people who created them. No matter what type of business, every single one has had difficulties and struggles and it is incredibly inspiring to hear how they overcame them. Some recent ones I really enjoyed: Tatcha: Vicky Tsai, La Colombe Coffee Roasters: Todd Carmichael and J.P. Iberti, and Vita Coco: Michael Kirban. Of all the episodes I have listened to, one that really sticks out for me is Guy Raz’ interview with the late Kate Spade, Kate Spade: Kate & Andy Spade.
4. HOW CAN WE SHABLAM ON VOTER SUPPRESSION? WITH STACEY ABRAMS | GETTING CURIOUS WITH JONATHAN VAN NESS
I love that Jonathan talks about all different topics on his podcast including politics–I typically can find this topic too dry and boring but he makes it easy to understand, interesting, and fun to listen to! On this episode he talks with Stacey Abrams about voter suppression. I knew very little about this topic and I was able to learn a lot from this episode.
If you are into true crime podcasts and have not heard of this one, I highly recommend it! I took a break from listening to it when I started living by myself because I didn’t want to freak myself out! But recently I have had a one hour-ish commute in the middle of the day so I figure it wouldn’t creep me out too much. Plus, driving can make me sleepy and this podcast keeps me wide awake! Each episode features one case and the host and his team do an incredible job researching. There is no commenting by the host, he just tells the story of each crime. The first time I heard about The Golden State Killer was in a 5 part series on this podcast. The crazy thing was not long after I finished those episodes, he was caught in real life! If you’ve been following the case or watched the HBO docu-series, the Casefile episodes on it may interest you.