Are you a pod(cast) person?
I have to admit, I am usually one of the lasts to accept new technological norms.
When iPods became a thing, I clutched onto my beloved CD collection with all that I had.
When Netflix stopped shipping DVD's and became a streaming-only service, I canceled my account.
I JUST bought a firestick for our living room TV when quarantine began.
Maybe "technology" isn't the problem, but more that I haven't been quick to accept new ways in which to receive entertainment. (Weird sentence?) Same goes for podcasts.
"I like talk radio. Why do I need a podcast? I'd rather just listen to music... "
Until I was introduced to a few podcasts, that is.
Now, they are almost all I listen to when given the chance. When I'm cooking or cleaning in the kitchen and my family is in the other room...podcast. When I'm driving.... podcast. When I'm working my side gig (#teacherlife)... podcast. When I'm SHOWERING.... podcast.
It's safe to say I am a convert. I'm sharing my top favorites below:
These are my weekly go-to listens:
This was my first venture into the world of podcasts, and I couldn't have picked a better one. Bitch Sesh is all about the Real Housewives franchise, but they also offer commentary and rundowns of other Bravo shows. Bravo is my love language, so this is a no-brainer for me. Language and subject matter is definitely adult-oriented!
If you know me, you know my love for The Office runs deep. I was SO excited when I heard about this podcast, and I haven't missed an episode. It drives my family crazy, but I watch each episode before I listen, then rewatch after to catch all the details they share. I've already seen every episode of The Office at least a handful of times, so what's a couple more?
This is another one I was super excited to find. I've watched the entire Glee series a couple of times, and found myself wanting to watch again after the tragic death of Naya Rivera. (Is that weird? Seeing all the clips of the show during the coverage of her accident just made me miss these characters...) So, I got to wondering about a recap podcast and lo and behold, I found it! It seems the premise of their podcast changed between its first and second season, and the show recaps didn't start until season 2- so I started there. They don't share quite as much insider info as the Office Ladies do, but it's still a great podcast for any Gleek. I've got quite a few to go before I'm caught up to "real-time," but I'm listening to a few a week while I clean, drive, work, etc.
The next few are ones that I enjoy, but not ones that I listen to weekly:
Oh, how I love Dax Shepard. I also love good, deep conversations- so this is a perfect match for me. I don't listen to every episode, but I do scroll through often to see who his guests are. I've never been disappointed with any of the episodes, even when his guest is someone I may not be familiar with.
Whitney Cummings has always made me laugh, and her podcast is no different. She is a great conversationalist and is extremely intelligent, while also being funny and ridiculous in all the best ways.
I haven't listened to this one too much, but I love both Kate and Oliver. The few I've heard were pretty great.
The following are podcasts I've got on my "want to listen" list:
I'm a sucker for teaching tips and lessons.
Bob Goff is one of the most inspirational people I know. (And, having met him once, I feel totally comfortable saying I know him,) ;)
This one just aired its first episode yesterday... and I have a feeling it's getting pushed to the top of the "listen weekly" list.
It seems I tend to lean to show recaps/rundowns the most, followed by shows that feature good conversations. I know the murder/mystery genre is very popular, but I haven't jumped on that wagon yet (see? I told you I was late to trends...).
Do you listen to podcasts? If so, do you stick to one genre, or are you all over the place like me?
What podcasts do I need to add to my list?