Hello! And welcome to my very first Monday Musings post! This is a brand new weekly series where I'll be sharing my latest thoughts on podcasts and the making of this site.
1. First things first: it's Martin Luther King, Jr. day! If you're on the hunt for an episode that honors the life and legacy Dr. King, I'd recommend checking out Has Martin Luther King's Dream Been Realized? from Intelligence Squared. It's an old episode -- it was recorded back in 2014, on the fiftieth anniversary of his famous speech -- and it features a discussion between five academics from around the world. They debate whether or not Dr. King's dream has been realized (spoiler alert: not even close) and which topics he'd cover if here were giving his speech today. I gave it a second listen over the weekend and would definitely recommend it to anyone.
2. Next up, Twitter. Do you use Twitter? Before I created this site a few months ago, I never really had -- I've always been more of an Instagram gal. Sure I had an account and would browse my feed once every couple of months while waiting for the train or at the doctor's office. But recently, I've become a bit obsessed with it. I'm in total awe of how easy it is to communicate with people I never had access to before. The other day, Anna Faris liked one of my tweets about her amazing show Unqualified, and I've connected with tons of other podcast creators and fans of them like me. It's an incredible medium for "meeting" new people that becomes a thousand times better when you're active. If you want to look me up to tell me what you're listening to, I'm @TwoEarbuds.
3. And finally, if you're a serious podcast fan, then you've probably already discovered the amazing review site The Timbre. Their latest series where they ask readers to send in their favorite episodes from 2015 -- That Episode When -- is really, really good and I'd recommend checking it out if you haven't. Each post has a thematic question, like which episode changed the way you looked at the world? Or which episode made a podcaster feel like your best friend? Or which one gave you all the feels? They received some really brilliant answers from big names like Alex Goldman (host of Reply All), Andy Mills (Producer of Radiolab), Kate Bishop (Producer of Death, Sex & Money), Lulu Miller (host of Invisibilia), and many, many others. It's been so fun to hear what they've been listening to and loving -- I basically filled a whole notebook with new episodes to hear and podcasts to check out.
That's it from me on this Monday morning! I'll be back on Wednesday to tell you about a brand new podcast I've been loving lately.