Happy Wednesday! If you're curious, here's what I've been up to this week...
Hearing: An old upload from The Truth -- a Halloween episode! -- about electoral politics gone wrong. It's fantastically creepy, and it's the only thing I've heard to date that's made this year's presidential election sound the least bit ordinary. Act one (Do You Have a Minute for Equality?) is especially terrifying. If you didn't hear The Devil You Know when it first aired a few years back, I'd definitely recommend giving it a listen now.
Binging: Joblogues, the podcast for young professionals hosted by childhood friends Joymarie Parker and Cortney Cleveland. I listened after Ann Friedman (of Call Your Girlfriend fame) recommended it in this great interview, and I'm so glad I did. It's such an inspiring show. They have candid conversations each week with the career moguls who influence them, they talk about their most loved productivity tools, they tackle tough listener questions, and they chat about their recent "hires and fires" among many other things. Nineteen episodes have been uploaded to date, and I'm slowly but surely making my way through each one.
Learning: Everything I ever wanted to know about the Kardashians in the very first episode from Refinery 29's brand new podcast, Strong Opinions Loosely Held. Host and executive producer Elisa Kreisinger dives deep into the world of celebrity culture with Anne Helen Peterson, who has a PhD in celebrity studies. It's a fascinating upload despite the fact that I haven't seen an episode of the Kardashians in many years, and it has me really excited about what's to come from the new weekly show.
Awaiting: The release of NPR's new podcast Code Switch! It's coming later this month, and its hosts are Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby, who currently write the blog for NPR by the same name. Together, they'll tackle all things race and culture. In a post on the blog, the crew wrote, "Since we're all journalists of color, from a mix of backgrounds, generations and views of the world, you're gonna hear us take on a whole lot of different topics." A short preview from the show is available now, and I'm really looking forward to hearing more from it.
Confessing: I haven't heard the first season of Invisibilia yet! I'm probably the only podcast enthusiast in the world who hasn't, but in case you're not familiar, it's the NPR show about the invisible forces in the world that drive human behavior. Its hosts are Lulu Miller, Hanna Rosin, and Alix Spiegel, and last year, they released six critically acclaimed hour-long episodes. Season two starts on June 17th, and I'm hoping to be all caught up by then. If you haven't heard season one yet either and want to listen along with me, let me know! I'll probably be diving in this weekend.
Any exciting podcast things on your radar this week? I'd love to know, if so!