Podcasts and I are no strangers.
It’s a running joke in our family that if a certain member mentions a podcast reference more than a few times in a day they have to add quarters to a hypothetical “Podcast Reference Jar”. Dad is infamous for adding quarters by stating, “Yesterday on Marketplace…”
Driving back and forth from college I would burn CDs with this church’s podcast before I knew how to download them on my iPod Nano.
Nowadays I listen while getting ready for work or doing chores around the house. I am not an auditory learner so I’ve discovered that I can’t do podcasts with too much “heavy listening”. Most of them are light, funny, and conversational. If I’m going to be jumping into something deep I would need a notebook and a pen.
My current favorites in order of obsession, mostly.
1. Question of the Day – Short, funny, enlightening.
2. Shailey & Katie – I stumbled upon this podcast through Instagram and have been laughing ever since. Craziest part? They’re Springfield gals.
3. RELEVANT – This is a Saturday morning staple in the Morris household. Sometimes I lack self-control and listen early. Honestly, the first 30-45 minutes of round table style talking is my favorite and we usually stop listening for the interviews.
4. FiveThirtyEight Elections – This is one I was a bit obsessed with throughout the primaries (the other one is the NPR Politics one) but now they’re running a “Kitchen Table Politics” series that I’m really enjoying.
5. Invisibilia – This is new on my list so I’ve only listened a few weeks but the topics have been very thought provoking so far.
6. Awesome Etiquette – This one annoys Josh the most. And sometimes the hosts are so polite that it’s annoying. But I find it interesting. I was a kid who read etiquette books for fun though so keep that in mind.
7. Freakenomics – I’ve listened to this one for over 3 years and still can’t stop.
8. Modern Love – This isn’t a regular download for me but if I’m going for an evening walk with Millie it’s perfect.
10. Serial – Yep.
What are you listening to these days?