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This Week in Podcasts: Blue Waves and Lazy Brains Edition (#37)

Big week for political podcasts. Let’s get right to what consumed podcastland this week — at least in the U.S. 5 Pod Takes   1) “How does Paul Bunyan’s ox … Continue readingThis Week in Podcasts: Blue Waves and Lazy Brains Edition (#37)

This Week in Podcasts: Ringing Like a Bell Edition (#36)

Coming at you today from the excellent Sound Education in Boston. Made some more tweaks this week based on your feedback, with small expansions to the guest and new podcast sections. And … Continue readingThis Week in Podcasts: Ringing Like a Bell Edition (#36)

This Week in Podcasts: Hot Mess Edition (#35)

I’ll be at Sound Education in Boston next week. If you see me there, say hello or drop me a note. I’d love to connect. 7 Pod Takes   1) “I believe the scholarly … Continue readingThis Week in Podcasts: Hot Mess Edition (#35)

This Week in Podcasts: Murder, Robots, and Shady Deals (#34)

The deluge of new podcasts continues. I’ve noted 16 this week. If you’ve got a new pod coming up that you’d like me to consider covering, please send it along.   7 … Continue readingThis Week in Podcasts: Murder, Robots, and Shady Deals (#34)

This Week in Podcasts: Curiosity, Craziness, and Googling the Queen (#33)

Some happy personal news: I’m cleared to walk without a brace, so less listening on the stationary bike, more listening while walking. 7 Pod Takes 1) “I feel like there’s … Continue readingThis Week in Podcasts: Curiosity, Craziness, and Googling the Queen (#33)

This Week in Podcasts: Memories, Embarrassment, and Claustrophobic Sameness (#32)

I’m including eleven new and returning podcasts this week. A move also known as blowing up your listening queue. And my own, too. 7 Pod Takes   1) “Don’t be … Continue readingThis Week in Podcasts: Memories, Embarrassment, and Claustrophobic Sameness (#32)

This Week in Podcasts: Words, Whispers, and Outrage (#31)

I, too, was captivated by yesterday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearings. Prepare for a politics-heavy edition. Also, apologies to Dame Judi Dench for misspelling her name last week. 7 Pod Takes … Continue readingThis Week in Podcasts: Words, Whispers, and Outrage (#31)

This Week in Podcasts: Serial! Serial! Serial! (#30)

Quite the week for bingers and lovers of serialized podcasts. Have you heard Serial’s back? Also, Last Seen is finally here and Dr. Death is almost finished. Five of the … Continue readingThis Week in Podcasts: Serial! Serial! Serial! (#30)

This Week in Podcasts: Villains, Sandwiches, and Spam on Christmas Eve (#29)

I’m at the ride-a-stationary-bike-for-many-hours stage of my Achilles recovery, so I binged while pedaling this week. Dropped several inspirational sports and fitness pods into my media diet, too. I also … Continue readingThis Week in Podcasts: Villains, Sandwiches, and Spam on Christmas Eve (#29)

This Week in Podcasts: “Punk is a free space.” (#28)

Elon Musk made waves smoking a blunt with Joe Rogan. But, damn, many more interesting big names graced the pods. It was a massive week. 7 Pod Takes 1) “There’s … Continue readingThis Week in Podcasts: “Punk is a free space.” (#28)

This Week in Podcasts: There Is Crying in Podcasts (#27)

I go away for two weeks and come back to everyone talking about Serial again? Thanks, Kim. It’s been great catching up on the pods, though. So many excellent eps this … Continue readingThis Week in Podcasts: There Is Crying in Podcasts (#27)

This Week in Podcasts: “The Hope Diamond’s curse can smell fear.” (#26)

The new season of Slow Burn started this week and, yeah, it’s great. It’s now at the top of my pod queue for my upcoming vacation. Reminder: While I’m away, … Continue readingThis Week in Podcasts: “The Hope Diamond’s curse can smell fear.” (#26)

This Week in Podcasts: “It’s always better to have company when you’re a captive.” (#25)

Shout out to fellow MCHS grad Michael Scott Moore for his appearance on this week’s No. 1 iTunes podcast. He survived more than two-and-a-half years as a hostage of Somali … Continue readingThis Week in Podcasts: “It’s always better to have company when you’re a captive.” (#25)

This Week in Podcasts: “It’s hard to untangle luck from choice” (#24)

So how does podcast-land try to top the incredible week it had last week? With Bono. 7 Pod Takes 1) “It’s hard to untangle luck from choice.” Listen: Ministry of Ideas: Shifting Blame (23:53) … Continue readingThis Week in Podcasts: “It’s hard to untangle luck from choice” (#24)

This Week in Podcasts: “Nanette,” Burnham, Zuckerberg and Denzel (#23)

We’ve come to the end of one hell of a week of podcasts. Podcasts broke news. Podcasts soothed (me, at least). Podcasts put things into perspective. Podcasts featured A-listers. Podcasts … Continue readingThis Week in Podcasts: “Nanette,” Burnham, Zuckerberg and Denzel (#23)

This Week in Podcasts: “I thought we weren’t going to get to the Nazis until at least 30 minutes in.” (#22)

I’m (lying on my) back. So far so good with my recovery from my Achilles rupture. My podcast listening has suffered though. I usually listen while hiking, exercising or driving, … Continue readingThis Week in Podcasts: “I thought we weren’t going to get to the Nazis until at least 30 minutes in.” (#22)

This Week in Podcasts: Truth telling, the defining question of our time and the search for the next Ronaldo (#20)

News pods had a big, heavy week (as usual) with immigration, border separations, shootings, the Supreme Court and more. But there’s still room for a little levity in TWIP. Let’s … Continue readingThis Week in Podcasts: Truth telling, the defining question of our time and the search for the next Ronaldo (#20)

This Week in Podcasts: Amy Schumer’s new podcast, songs of summer and how rage rooms are like burritos (#19)

Summer’s officially here, and so is Amy Schumer’s million dollar podcast. A few words on that and takes on aliens, burritos, songs of summer, Trump’s inhumanity and more in this … Continue readingThis Week in Podcasts: Amy Schumer’s new podcast, songs of summer and how rage rooms are like burritos (#19)