A podcast & a newsletter plus
Two more of my favorite things in the world: podcasts and newsletters!
I weave in & out of many, many podcasts, but these are currently in my "Listen up yo" playlist. I'm anti- most podcasts over 60 minutes long, which is a ridiculous amount of time for anything to be that's just people talking to a microphone, but I also set Overcast at "1x +" speed (I have no idea what this technically means, but it's faster), and that helps. Note that none of these are exactly "hidden gems," but I got no time to fish for rare treasures when I have all these f&*LS@#% podcasts to get through:
- Curious City
- Track Changes
- The New Yorker: Politics 'n More
- Note to Self
- Planet Money
- Pop Culture Happy Hour
- Recode Decode
- Too Embarrassed to Ask
And fave newsletters:
- Bim Adewunmi > ...the fuck is this?
- Dave Pell > Next Draft
- Mallory Ortberg > The Shatner Chatner
- Kaitlyn Tiffany > Our Bodies Are Controlled by the Moon
- Austin Kleon > Austin Kleon
I do always have time for more good reads, so let me know if you have any. I'm tired of being a person who says "I hate X" all the time, even though I'm usually mostly joking and even though I just did it re: 60-minute-long podcasts. But it's a terrible way to live! So I'm actively on the hunt for new things to love that don't involve illegal substances or communicable diseases.
Anyway, the latest Nerdette podcast was my favorite entertainment this week, and not only for the long "Tom Hanks swoons over typewriters" interlude. Start here, near the end, with Dr. Sheyna Gifford, who talks about life in space & right here on earth:
Then go back and listen to Jessamyn Stanley, who talks about yoga and self-acceptance and trying things that are hard just because they're hard, and then go back to the beginning and listen to the whole thing. Nerdette is the best! Of course it is, it's from Chicago.
Then read/subscribe to Bim Adewunmi's newsletter, ...the fuck is this?:
You should always try, though. Just as I'm trying by only proofreading this newsletter one time. It's giving me the vapors yet I soldier on. Peace out, chickens! Stay gold!