I have a not so unique confession: I'm a podcast junkie. That's right friends, I have a podcast for every empty pocket in my day: morning commutes, laundry days and meal preps. Podcasts encompass what I love about the radio and blogging, accessibility and quality content.
Here's a few podcasts on my playlist:
Two Brown Girls
You never forget your first love. Two Brown Girls wasn't the first podcast I listened to but it is my first favorite! Fariha and Zeba are two (you guessed it) brown girls talking about race, film and pop culture. I feel like I'm chatting with a few friends over coffee! They've moved from a weekly schedule to monthly.
Disclaimer: NSFW. I repeat NSFW.
No one is safe from The Read, their shade covers far and wide. A good friend introduced me to the podcast at the start of summer and I can't stop listening. They start the show with Black Excellence, roll into a pop culture segment, answer a few reader questions, and finally, the read. Kid Fury and Crissle say everything you want to say, but don't.
This American Life
I wouldn't be surprised if the majority of people in this country have heard Ira Glass' voice at least once in their lives. This American Life is an American classic. With over 500 episodes, there truly is a story for everyone. I'd recommend starting with A Not So Simple Majority.
If I'm looking for something slow and insightful, I tune in to On Being. Krista Tippet gets to the center of the human experience. She's interviewed poets, artists, civil rights workers, faith leaders, etc. Consider this an updated chicken noodle soup for your soul.
What podcasts are you listening to?