(Or on a plane, or train…or sitting in your house being very still and doing absolutely nothing after this weekend).
I think we can all agree that listening to a story that holds your attention makes traveling (or cleaning) muuuucccch more enjoyable. Below, I’ve rounded up my eight favorite podcasts — some funny, some wise, some completely captivating, some heart-warming…and one kind of horrifying — to listen to this weekend, wherever you may be. Enjoy!
From The Moth:
Good Guys & Good Ol’ Boys. “A teenage hotel clerk comes of age, at gunpoint.” Riveting, and the narrator’s voice is rich and perfect for the story.
Modern Family. “A woman learns to share custody of a dog with her husband’s ex-girlfriend.” Hilarious. Relatable.
Rodney vs. Death. The first time I listened to this one I was on the edge of my seat. Without giving away too much, this is about a teenage girl whose health began to rapidly and mysterious decline — and what happened after.
Lost and Found. “An hour exploring how our brains, and our hearts, help us find our way home.” Fascinating. Stick it out to the end, which includes an incredible love story.
From The Mortified Podcast:
Mile High Club. “The journal of a never-been-kissed teenager who makes a desperate attempt to join the mile high club.” Amazing and unexpectedly sweet.
Why I Hate the SATS. “The diaries of a high school misfit who in an attempt to fit in found herself in a series of epic, embarrassing moments — culminating at the SATs.” So cringe-worthy.
From: Love & Radio:
The Living Room. This one made the rounds on the internet because it’s so, so moving, and really captures the heart of New York. Warning: tears.
And one from Transom Radio:
“Walking Across America: Advice for a Young Man. If you have an hour, definitely, definitely listen to this one. It’s described as an “epic journey, a coming of age story,” but it has such universal truth to it — you’ll remember it for days after.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. XO