What are you up to this weekend? The weather is going to be gorgeous, so I've got two hikes lined up. I'm also hoping to get started on this book. If it's anything like the podcast, I'll be totally obsessed by the end of chapter one.
If you haven't already, I'd highly recommend checking out DUSTWUN from Serial. It's season two's long-awaited first episode, and it's this week's standout. If you've already listened, be sure to check out the web extras, including the video of Bowe Bergdahl's release from the Taliban, and the fly-over map, which shows the desolate terrain between his outpost and the military base he was running for. It's going to be a fascinating season if you ask me.
If you're in the mood for more podcast listening, these three episodes were also fantastic...
- The Big Picture from Women of the Hour. Lena Dunham's interview with Laurie Simmons -- her mom -- was really something special.
- Emily Weiss -- Founder of Into the Gloss & Glossier from Oh Boy by Man Repeller. Required listening for fans of the brilliant beauty blog.
- Jeffrey Tambor on 'Transparent' from Fresh Air. His thoughts on Maura -- the character he plays on Transparent -- were lovely. I'm really excited about season two, by the way.
And finally, if you're in a browsing mood, here are a few links from around the web that made my week.