At the end of each month, I plan on sharing my favorite podcast episodes in a few different categories.
Here are October's -- if you haven't already, go listen!
This might have been my favorite interview from the Oh Boy show to date. Kiran Gandhi -- M.I.A.'s drummer -- talks about feminism, growing up in two very different countries, and the key tenet she lives by: "atomic living." I hadn't heard of Kiran before listening to this interview, but I found her point of view really inspiring and have it saved for future listening.
What Hurts is a new weekly news show (only four episodes in) that I've been loving. The two hosts -- journalists Phil Bronstein and Dave Pell -- talk current events in a very goofy and entertaining way. The first forty seconds of I Take Mine Scrambled (when they played the most adorable voicemail from Dave's mom) were what hooked me. "I don't know how you can keep on talking for half an hour like that!"
I don't want to write too much about this episode, but I will say that I listened to it four different times and I'm still not over it. The sound editing in this piece was so haunting, and the story line was as thrilling as ever -- perfect if you're in the Halloween spirit. If you haven't started Limetown (from the beginning) already, you really need to.
I loved this episode for how honest host Megan Tan was. She received some disappointing news about a fellowship she was a finalist for and her reaction -- and her ability to record and air it -- was really admirable. The conversation that she had with Lee, a finalist who received good news about the fellowship, spoke volumes about her character, too.
What about you? Have you listened to any of these episodes? Will you? What were your favorites from October?