Podcast Recommendation List | PART 2

A few months ago I recommended some of my favorite podcasts (and received some great recommendations back!), because there is rarely a time when I don’t have a podcast playing in the background.  While all of my previous recommendations (especially Dear Hank and John, Overinvested, and The Liturgists Podcast) are still high on my priority list, I have since added some new ones to my queue!

600x600bb1|  The Guilty Feminist

Big thanks to blogger Jesse for recommending this one to me.  Sofie Hagen and Deborah Frances-White are European comedians who record their shows about “the feminist ideals we hold and the insecurities and hypocrisies that undermine them.”  They start each show with a series of “I’m a feminist, but…” confessions that create a safe place to laugh about all the ways we fail to be as body positive and self-confident as we profess to be.  They’ve done shows about exercise, apologizing, femininity, and many more, and I look forward to each new episode every week.

14711124649122|  Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

This is a new podcast that I only just discovered, but I LOVE it.  Vanessa and Casper go through one chapter of Harry Potter per week with all the intentionality and methodology of a Bible study.  Each episode they read with a pre-determined filter such as loneliness or white privilege, and at the end of each episode, they randomly choose one sentence and use lectio divina to go deeper into the message of the book.  OMG if ever there were a nerdy podcast just for me, this is it.

og_image3|  Stuff Mom Never Told You

Recommended to me by a friend’s sister on Facebook, SMNTY is a twice-weekly podcast in which Cristen and Caroline discuss women-centric issues with an amazing degree of research and humor.  They cover topics as low brow as Saggy Boob Science and as high-brow as The Unfinished Business of Working-Class Equality, and no matter the topic I am always fascinated!

14714635224294|  Ladies Who Lunch

Ingrid Nilsen and Cat Valdes are YouTubers that I’ve never watched, but that doesn’t stop me from really enjoying their podcast about generally focuses on relationships.  They’ve covered crushes, sexuality, dealbreakers, and they just finished a three-part series on break-ups (rejected, rejector, and friendship breakups).  They make me want to grab a friend, go out for food, and talk about our lives…but instead I’m just sitting at home listening to someone else do those things.  Maybe they should cover that issue next?

medium_myths-and-legends-14710969085|  Myths & Legends

In a singular departure from “two people talk about a thing,” this podcast features just one man, Jason, retelling “stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should.”  I’m mostly drawn to the episodes about mythology I’m already familiar with, like Greek heroes, Norse gods, or the Knights of the Round Table.  But sometimes I listen to something new, and it always makes me long for…Rick Riordan to create a new YA series.

Inevitably, as with every new creative thing I discover, now I want to start a podcast!!  If only I had the knowledge, skills, and talent to pull it off.

8 thoughts on “Podcast Recommendation List | PART 2

  1. Jessie Tavistock August 25, 2016 / 10:57 pm

    You are most welcome! Love Guilty Feminist. I’d love to start a podcast too. I too have no technical ability to do so!


    • Tricia August 26, 2016 / 11:54 am

      If you made a podcast, what would it be about?


      • Jessie Tavistock August 27, 2016 / 3:49 pm

        🤔 I have no idea. You need a strong hook these days. It’d have to be culture/ music/opinion type stuff. One day I’ll do it even if it’s just for me!


        • Tricia August 27, 2016 / 5:13 pm

          Good for you! If it ever happens, let me know. 😊


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