If you are waking up on a Saturday morning, drinking coffee and starting the day off slow, here are some podcasts you might listen to:
“Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me” the NPR news quiz with Peter Sagal & Carl Castle.
I listen to this podcast every Saturday morning for a few reasons. I don’t have a TV so I listen to podcasts instead and after a recent downward spiral of depression about the state of the world and government caused by hours of daily listening to the news on NPR, I recently put a ban on the news in my life. “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me” is a fun way to hear a summary of the headlines for the week and the hosts make dark and depressing truths about the world kind of lighthearted and funny.
On weekday afternoons, mostly when I’m assembling sandwiches in the kitchen and taking a lunch break I listen to the “Stuff You Missed in History Class” podcast. These ladies research a new historical topic each week and then spend 45 minutes explaining all of the interesting details of battles, historical figures, scientific breakthroughs…from Egyptian mummies to a profile of Mata Hari to Napoleanic Expeditions to the Radium Girls….to stuff I never even knew I wanted to know.
Lastly, I listen to this guy a lot too: Dan Savage at the “Savage Love” podcast. Alternative relationship and sex advice. Not for children’s ears, generally, but super fun for adults. This podcast reminds me to keep an open mind, reserve judgement, that intimacy is important, and that love comes in many, often strange, forms.
I also love “This American Life” and the “Yip” bellydance podcast, my husband listens to survivalist and permaculture and DIY home health stuff. I’m always looking for more, so if you have some you love, write them in the comments.