Happy Friday to you! Any exciting weekend plans? If you haven't yet, I'd highly recommend tuning in to Check Your Mirrors from Your Story Here [March 17, 26 minutes]. It's this week's standout pick! And it's the very first episode from the brand new podcast out of Goat Rodeo's audio network.
I heard a short teaser for the show late last week and knew it'd be something I'd love. The first episode did not disappoint. In the opening minute, host and producer Lizzie Peabody says, "I first started interviewing strangers after a couple of decades of being told not to talk to them ... This show is about sharing some of the conversations that I've had. Now they're yours too." She features three interviews in Check Your Mirrors: one with a book-loving bike messenger, one with her wise ninety-two-year-old grandmother, and one with a kind Ghanaian family-man. All three of them have incredible stories to share, and I loved hearing them in this great episode. If you haven't listened to it yet, I'd highly recommend checking it out asap.
If you're in the listening mood, these five new episodes were also fantastic this week...
- BeeGees/Breakmaster Cylinder from The Secret Room Podcast [March 14, 23 minutes]. Host Dahlia Beta's father tells her about the time he sold pot to the Bee Gees in Tokyo, and the mysterious Breakmaster Cylinder gives one of the best interviews I've heard.
- Debatable from Radiolab [March 11, 59 minutes]. The fast-talking world of competitive debate is turned upside down by Ryan Wash, a first-generation college student from Missouri.
- I Never Talk About Politics from Millennial [March 14, 36 minutes]. Political strategies turn ugly when thirty-year-old Asian-American Ben Chin runs for mayor as a progressive in one of America's whitest states.
- Patient #12-D-10 (Sam) from The Bright Sessions [March 16, 19 minutes]. Dr. Bright opens up to time-travelling Sam for the first time in an unscheduled therapy session. Also, Mark?! Cannot wait for more on him.
- Row Row Row Your Boat. Or Not. from HumaNature [March 16, 17 minutes]. A leisurely river float goes horribly (but somehow hilariously) wrong for an unlikely group of Wyoming tourists.
And finally, these five links from around the web made me smile this week...