In honor of summer and the fact that my children are home, I thought I'd post a list of all the mental escape podcasts I listen to -- usually with headphones because my favorites contain raunchy language and questionable subject matter. I'm all about f-bombs and murder, but that's me.
A while back, Paula Kovarik put out a call for books we're all reading or listening to in the studio. Here's that list. So, in that vein, what podcasts are you diving into?
My Favorite Murder -- hilarity, true crime murder and mental health, hosted by Los Angeles writers/comedians Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff
Longform Podcast-- weekly conversations with non-fiction writers on how they tell stories.
Still Processing -- a culture conversation with Jenna Wortham & Wesley Morris, produced by The New York Times Magazine.
You Must Remember This -- Karina Longworth's storytelling podcast about the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century
Outside Podcast -- produced by Outside Magazine, in particular the series episodes "Science of Survival."
The New York Public Library Podcast
This American Life -- featuring, of course the series work S Town and Serial
How I Built This
The Longest Shortest Time -- the parenting podcast for everyone
Death, Sex & Money -- A podcast hosted by Anna Sale about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation.
TED Radio Hour
Dear Sugar Radio -- radically empathetic advice from hosts Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond
In the Dark -- in depth reporting, season 1 is about the abduction of Jacob Wetterling in rural Minnesota 27 years ago.
You can probably paint a pretty good picture of a person based on listening habits. So what are yours?