I wanted to write a post about how my therapy session went today. But I’m feeling a little tired and a little boring. Overall, just not in the mood to be serious. So, instead I want to talk about a form of entertainment I used to think was dumb and just for snooty people. The podcast.
I used to be a person that would fall asleep if there was any sort of talk radio on. It would bore me to sleep. How could you listen to anything but music in the car? How does one not drive while belting out a good song?
(I don’t know how people can listen to sports on the radio. Those people are either very dedicated or are aliens. Or both maybe?)
I decided to give podcasts a try because I was getting bored of listening to the radio and because I thought listening to other people talk would be helpful since I usually talk to myself in the car.
Over the last year and a half I’ve discovered some podcasts that I really love and I want to share them here. So here we go!
- Bacon and Eggs: A Movie Lover’s Podcast
This podcast, hosted by Ethan Edghill and Tyler Carlin, is super funny. It’s sort of breakfast food based. They review movies, if that wasn’t obvious, and compare each movie to a breakfast food. They do all the Marvel movies as well as movies from our childhood, among others. I genuinely get excited to see what movie they are going to cover next. It’s not super technical, which is nice because if you don’t know much about film they never come off as snobby and they never make you feel dumb. Their reviews center around the story and the characters but is also full of facts about the movie. But the best part of the podcast is the different segments and tangents.
(I like tangents. Go figure.)
My favorite segment is Toothpaste & Orange Juice. Tyler and Ethan each rant and complain about whatever topic is leaving a bad taste in their mouths. It never fails to make me laugh. Ethan’s rants give me a run for my money.
I love this podcast because listening to Tyler and Ethan feels like you’re sitting with your friends.
(Even though they can’t hear me when I talk back to them.)
*New episodes every Thursday.
If you love, love and relationships then listen to this podcast. Hosted by Jo Piazza, Commited is a podcast that focuses on showing what a relationship can look like in all different situations. Each episode focuses on a couple who have something specific about them. For example, there is a couple where her and her wife both work at one of the brothels in Nevada. Not every couple is as “out there” but each couple is going through something unique that has tested their relationship.
While each individual situation may not be common or relatable, They are still people navigating life and the feelings and issues of having a significant other are pretty universal. I definitely find something that leaves me thinking in each episode.
I love that Jo lets each couple tell their own story in an interview format because it lets you get to know each couple as people and not just a topic.
(I’m hoping one day we can be the episode about how a man overcame his cat allergy because his girlfriend kept bringing them home and he loved her more than breathing.)
One thing I will say is that I wish there was more follow up episodes. I get invested in these people and would love to know what happens after the episode.
This podcast makes me reflect but it’s also just entertaining. People can be fascinating and Commited is a nice reminder that everyone has a story.
*New episodes every Wednesday
This podcast is brand new. I’m currently listening to their 8th episode, but I love it. It’s hosted by Samantha Ravndahl and Alyssa Anderson. Sam is a beauty YouTuber that I was already a fan of before this podcast.
(If you enjoy nude lips and sarcasm, snarky commentary then Sam is your girl.)
(If you’re reading this though then I hope you do like sarcasm and snarky commentary because, um, that’s kind of the brand around here.)
They are just two millennial women talking about how to deal with our lives, mental health and social issues in the world we live in. Now, don’t let the concept of two millennials sitting around talking scare you. They have well-formed and researched opinions and only ever speak on behalf of themselves. It’s actually really interesting to hear their points of view on American culture because they are Canadian. Which, in my opinion, makes it that much more interesting to listen to.
(The accents are subtle but noticeable.)
Sam and Alyssa definitely bring their personalities out in this podcast and I love it. It’s obvious that these two have been friends forever. It’s nice to hear some heavier topics discussed between friends with a sense of humor to boot.
Those are my top three podcasts, the ones that I wait around for and listen to new episodes the second I can. There isn’t an episode of any of these that I wouldn’t recommend. I have a few more that I listen to so I will definitely be doing this again in the future.
(This post only has three because my wrist hurts from typing and I keep getting distracted.)
I listen to all my podcasts on Google Podcasts but they are all available anywhere you can get a podcast.
Is there a podcast I just MUST check out? Do you already listen to any of these?
(Do you still not know what a podcast is?)
I hope if you read this post then you’ll let me know! And if you start listening to any of these because of me, then let them know I sent you!
(Like I said, we’re building a brand here. Help me out.)