Happy Friday to you! Any exciting weekend plans? I'm looking forward to checking out this new HBO show. I've also fallen behind on Tanis from Pacific Northwest Stories and am hoping to catch up over a hike or two.
If you have an extra hour, I'd highly recommend checking out Friendship: Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells from Garance Dorés Pardon My French [March 3, 1 hour, 7 minutes]. It's this week's standout pick! And it's the very first episode from the brand new podcast. I've been reading Garance's fashion blog for years and was beyond excited when I read about the new show on the site last week. I was equally as excited when I saw who its first guests would be. Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells -- creators and stars of the fantastic HBO show Doll & Em -- chat about their lifelong friendship, they way they improvised the pilot of their show between takes on the set of The Newsroom, and what's next for them (a movie!). I loved every minute of this episode and cannot wait to hear more from Pardon My French next week.
These six new episodes were also fantastic this week, if you're in the listening mood:
- Michael Ian Black - Home from The Tell Show [March 3, 25 minutes]. The comedian, writer, and podcaster talks hilariously about his first experience buying a home -- a home that he hated.
- William Clark from Ink Still Wet [March 3, 29 minutes]. The most gripping episode yet from the crowd-sourced audio drama. Start from episode one if you haven't heard this one yet -- it'll be totally worth it.
- Anatomy of Doubt from This American Life [Feb. 28, 1 hour]. An eighteen-year-old is sexually assaulted, but nobody believes her. Eventually, even she has doubts about whether it actually happened.
- Ellen Page from Anna Faris is Unqualified [Feb. 29, 1 hour, 18 minutes]. The crew talks to Ellen Page about her new travel docu-series (which sounds incredible!) and they give bad relationship advice to callers in need.
- Kelly Is Cold from Here Be Monsters [March 2, 17 minutes]. Kelly talks about the time he bought a purse-load of mushrooms on New Years Day and had the worst psychedelic experience ever.
- Good Vibrations from Bone Lab Radio [Feb. 29, 21 minutes]. I've never felt so grateful for all of the tiny bones in my ears that are doing their job so well. Definitely cranking down the volume on my earbuds from now on.
And finally, these five links from around the web made me smile this week...
- The first jobs of the seven presidential candidates (Marco Rubio wins this one).
- The women of the Supreme Court were rockstars this week.
- Really excited about this new book from Broad City's Abbi Jacobson.
- This tweet celebrating World Book Day.
- And this incredible tweet -- what a year!