I'm a bonafide Podcast Junkie. Love Them. Story podcasts while I drive, science podcasts when I clean, social media podcasts with my coffee, I love them all. Podcasts get a bit of a bum rap because most talk radio is totally trash. I mean, do people honestly enjoy fart jokes before 9am? And the idea that only people with no social life listen to Podcasts. LIES!
Personally, I'm a fan of unbiased news, interesting facts, insider tips to my profession & stories. Amazing Stories. More dramatic than any HBO show we could dream up, peoples real life experiences are literally, the stuff life life is made of.
With that being said, the first podcast I'm highlighting is This American Life
There's a theme to each episode of This American Life, and a variety of stories on that theme. It is the most popular podcast/radio show in the country. Now the veritable kingmaker of public radio, Ira Glass has revolutionized nonfiction storytelling by using a voice that's personable, modest, and emotionally engaged. I also find him pretty handsome, but thats besides the point. The stories are funny, sad, inspirational, dramatic...everything good stories should be. This American Life had a too short lived Show on Showtime a few years ago, check out one of those episodes below:
CLICK HERE to listen to some of the best episodes EVER or I would recommend going to THIS AMERICANLIFE.ORG to listen. They have every episode available in the archive and also a 24.7 episode live stream via tune in. You can also do what I do and download the Podcast App so you can listen on the train or in the car! If you are doing some Traveling this Holiday weekend, give This American Life a try! Enjoy!
Thanks to our Contributor Ange for this post!
Angela works as HOC's Marketing Director & when she's not hovering over the Instagram, she enjoys manicures, taking pictures of clouds and getting white girl wasted while watching Bill Murray movies. Currently doing important Mobwife related research at the Jersey Shore. Follow her Journey Here