Quaran-tertainment: 5 Podcasts for the Lonely

Greetings from isolation! Here in California we’re entering our first full week of the Shelter in Place order, or the Stay Home Be Well Proclamation, or whatever they’re calling it. Listen: I’m an introvert. I’m in my element right now. I’ve been training for this my whole life. However, I feel a lot of empathyContinue reading “Quaran-tertainment: 5 Podcasts for the Lonely”

Podcast of the Week: The Soundtrack Show

As a millennial living in a meme-heavy culture, sometimes it’s easier for me to express my feelings in images than it is in words. For example, when I want to describe how I feel about this week’s podcast, The Soundtrack Show, all that comes into my head is this clip of Jenny Slate from drunkContinue reading “Podcast of the Week: The Soundtrack Show”

Podcast of the Week: By the Book

By the Book with Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer has quickly become one of my favorite podcasts. It’s a great premise: two friends, one desperate for the self-help book that will change her life and one deeply skeptical of any pop psychology or new age bullshit. Each episode, they tackle a popular self-help book andContinue reading “Podcast of the Week: By the Book”

Podcast of the Week: Bear Brook

After a brief venture into advice podcasts, I am, as the kids say, back on my bullshit and listening to true crime again. And man, oh man, is this a good one to dive back into. Bear Brook delves into the long-unsolved mystery of the Bear Brook murders. In 1985, two bodies were found decomposingContinue reading “Podcast of the Week: Bear Brook”

Podcast of the Week: Homecoming

Oh. My. Gosh. Ohmygosh. Go listen to Homecoming. I have a beautiful knack for stumbling onto things just in the nick of time, like when I started listening to the Hadestown concept album literal days before the cast recording of the musical came out, even though I had no idea the musical was happening. That’sContinue reading “Podcast of the Week: Homecoming”

Podcast of the Week: Decoder Ring

I’ve gotten really into podcasts lately. My job, in addition to having a commute that ranges from a half-hour to a full hour, is solitary and repetitive at times, and it’s nice to have background noise that also entertains me or makes me feel like I’m learning something. Almost all of my Five Things FridayContinue reading “Podcast of the Week: Decoder Ring”

Five Things Friday (#41)

Happy Friday, y’all! It’s been a pretty good week around these parts. My 4th wedding anniversary was yesterday! It’s been a year full of unexpected challenges, but I feel so blessed to be tackling it with this guy at my side. This weekend I’m going to Disneyland for the first time in MONTHS (that’s aContinue reading “Five Things Friday (#41)”