Tuesday, January 12, 2016

My Four Favorite Podcasts

I started regularly listening to podcasts about a year ago and now I’m hooked. There are four that I routinely listen to while I run. (Ha! Just seeing if you were paying attention. I do listen - but I don’t run!)

Happier With Gretchin Rubin – I’ve talked about this one before. But I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention it again. It’s all about habits, happiness and the things that make us tick. (But this podcast has an unusual amount of sponsor talk, which detracts from my personal happiness.)

On Being With Krista Tippet – According to the tag line “On Being opens up the animating questions at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live?” You’ll feel smarter for listening. It’s academic without being esoteric (usually).

The Simple Show with Tsh Oxenrider – The official line is “it’s about living holistically with your life’s purpose” - a worthy goal indeed. (I do have one pet peeve. Tsh is routinely under-prepared as an interviewer, which you likely won’t notice unless you listen frequently. It doesn’t diminish from the show’s take-away, but it does drive me batty.)

Serial – This show is in its second season. I tried to convince people to listen during Season 1 so that we could talk about how guilty Adnan Syed was, but I had no takers. (That’s not a spoiler by the way). Season 2 is about Bowe Bergdahl, the controversial soldier who was held captive by the Taliban for 5 years and then rescued by U.S. Special Forces in May 2014. Anyone want to listen so we can discuss the ins and outs of the case?


Mr S on carousel
Mr. S is headed back to China in just three days. We’re currently working on making everything fit into his compact suitcase. Someone recently thoughtfully and generously gave him a bunch of cars. I told him that he might need to make some decisions about what he takes  back because the cars are big and I want to fit all of the clothes I can into his suitcase, along with a few things for his foster family. He asked me why he needed to take the clothes when “he has clothes in China.” Spoken like a boy.
**To learn more about Mr. S, please contact meredith@gwca.org.**

1 comment:

  1. Umm, hello, you didn't ask me about listening to Serial!! - K.