In my podcast recommendations post a few months ago, I mentioned there was a good chance that there would be a part two. And now it is HERE. Like last time, these are three podcasts that I listen to basically every episode of. Saying that makes me want to do some quick calculations and figure out how many minutes of podcasts I listen to per week, but I feel like that number would be so high that it would freak me out a bit. So I guess I will be leaving that thought alone.
If you have not yet been convinced to give podcasts a try, this is attempt number two. (Attempt number three will probably be coming at some point or another.)
Description: Planet Money! Another OG podcast. Their episode count is numbering in the lower nine hundreds right now and slowly climbing to one thousand. (I’m expecting some killer celebration for that milestone.) This podcast was my first time I really learned anything about economics, and because of that, it took me a long time to realize that economics is generally viewed as boring and horrible. I’m still in the process of realizing that. It’s tagged as an economics podcast, but it’s more like economics + weird and fascinating stories from history/now + very cool hosts. Seriously, if I ever have to take an economics class in college, I feel like I’m going to walk in all excited and then be disappointed and like, why isn’t this Planet Money?
General length: 20 minutes
Episodes to try:
#644: How Much Does This Cow Weigh? // the wisdom of crowds, aka I can tell you almost exactly how much a cow weighs just by looking at it
#690: All In // a college student goes all in in his first ever poker tournament-how does he do? I guess you’ll have to listen to find out
#865: Tweak This // note to self: includes valuable information for sharing an apartment with a roommate
Description: Every Tuesday and Thursday (and sometimes on special occasions, on bonus days inbetween), podcast episodes are dropped of Annie F. Downs (ANOTHER ANNIE) talking with people she’s either friends with or wants to be friends with-no strangers allowed. The conversations go from soccer to what does hearing from God mean for you to Santa to Enneagram to books to Nashville to counseling to music to tears to laughter. I love it.
General length: 1 hour
Episodes to try:
January 2018 Rhthms: Sabbath + John Mark Comer // the first time I heard a conversation about Sabbath as something people still practice
Episode 108: Mary Kate Morrissey + Ginna Claire Mason Moffett // three best friends talking, I think this episode might have made me cry?
Next Gen Episode 5: Hollyn // okay I can’t find a link to this on her website, but it should be on podcasts apps-also not next gen as in the nails, next gen as in the next generation-also Hollyn’s story of how she met her husband is absolutely crazy
Description: HeyDad is a podcast by three brothers (Andy, Kevin, and Tyler) and someone who wishes he was their brother (Derrick), and together they talk about dad and non-dad stuff. I am one hundred percent not their target audience and I really don’t know how I found this podcast, but they make me laugh every single time. They’re so funny.
Also, they have an amazing subscription box called (drumrolllll) the HeyDad box! It’s like all of those “add one egg and make a cake” cake mixes except it’s an “add kids and adults and have so much fun” box. I mentioned the subscription box in my letter to my niece, and I stand by my statement-I am so excited for when she will be old enough to explore a HeyDad box with me.
General length: 40 minutes
Episodes to try:
19: Back to School (or: “Bedtime club? Tell me more!”) // haha making kids spell hippopatamus-also the HeyDad website doesn’t have pages for each of the individual episodes so the link will take you to the overall podcast page
24: Secrets (or: “She sees surprises as insults”) // I love this episode-well I love all the episodes so is that saying a lot or nothing at all?
Do you listen to any podcasts?
When you have earbuds in, is it usually
d. nothing, I just don’t feel like talking at the moment
e. I cannot tell you, I am a secret agent?
Are you reading anything at the moment?