Question -- do you listen to any daily podcasts? Lately, I've been tuning in to two: Rooster, a quick breakdown of the day's news, and Profiles:NYC, a series of interviews set on the streets of New York City.
Rooster is brand new -- it launched on January 21st -- and for the last two weeks, it's been my go-to early morning listen. In right around five minutes, it catches me up on all the news I need to know for the day ahead. Here's how it works, from the show's website: "Our podcast updates you on about 35 stories each morning in the span of a brief metro ride. It will give you all the major news, but it will also tell you about a politician's controversial comment, an app update that changes Instagram, a celebrity break-up or a trade in the NBA ... If people are talking about it, you'll hear about it."
Yesterday I learned that a Delta flight had to make an emergency landing in Salt Lake City due to a fist-fight between flight attendants, and that I can finally have my weekly Chipotle dinners back. This morning I found out that Zika can be sexually transmitted and that Amazon has big plans to open hundreds of brick-and-mortar bookstores. These are things I never would have heard about if I weren't listening Rooster. Well maybe eventually, but I'd be much later to the game. I'm so glad this new one exists -- it's definitely earned a permanent spot in my weekday morning routine.
The second one, Profiles:NYC, is also fantastic. It's been around since September, but I just started listening a couple of weeks ago on the recommendation of Brittany at Podcast Broadcast. Episodes are exactly one minute long and each one features a New Yorker that producer Austin Mitchell and photographer Johnny Cirillo met on the street. From the show's site: "It's easy, especially in New York, to isolate ourselves entirely in our own worlds, but maybe we'd all feel a little more empathy if we took just a minute to listen to those around us."
I'm not a New Yorker, but I love the city, and I love this podcast for bringing me there for one quick minute every day. Each upload offers the perfect glimpse into a stranger's life, like Joshua, who started a group for male feminists, or Camille, who has an inspiring love for nature, or Tyquon, who loves his job as a plummer and has a passion for rapping. Since subscribing, I've flown through the podcast's archives, and I definitely plan on tuning in each day for more.
So tell me -- do you listen to any daily podcasts? If so, send your recommendations my way! I'm always on the hunt for more.