Any fun plans this weekend? I'll be busy hiking, watching these two movies (SO excited!), and packing for a holiday trip that I'll be leaving for early next week. Side note: I'll be away from the blog most of next week and the week after, but I'll be popping in at least once to share my favorite podcast episodes of the year, so stay tuned. I'll also be posting photos from my Midwestern adventure (!) on Instagram, and I'll probably be tweeting away here too.
If you've got an hour to spare, I'd highly recommend listening to Interest Rates from Surprisingly Awesome. It's this week's standout episode! The crazy thing is, the day after I listened to this one, the Federal Reserve hiked its interest rate for the first time in nine years, and I was like "I totally understand what this means!". Adam and Adam said on Twitter they knew it might be possible, but they "weren't like, chillin' with Yellen." So it's true -- interest rates really are pretty fascinating. Give it a listen if you're curious.
Here are a few more great episodes from this week, if you're in the listening mood...
- Epimelesthai Sautou from Phenomena. Thoughts on the "self care" craze and its capitalistic foundation.
- My Name is Shawn and I Prefer He from The Leap. An honest story of self-discovery, forty years in the making.
- Cost-Benefit Analysis from Limetown. The season finale from one of the best fictional thrillers out there did not disappoint.
And finally, these links from around the web made me smile this week.
- Black holes in a nutshell. Whoa.
- Podcasting is getting huge -- here's why.
- Political comedy in "fucked-up times" -- thoughts from Surprisingly Awesome's co-creator.
- This movie is the $.99 rental of the week in the iTunes store and I'm definitely checking it out today.
- Lessons Kathryn Hahn learned from her six-year-old.
- Optimistic illustrations from Maira Kalman (it was a really good Lenny Letter this week).