Happy Monday to you! Here's what I've been up to lately, if you're wondering...
Hearing: Sleepover, the new podcast from CBC Radio. I'm so in love with the concept of this one — it's completely original. Host Sook-Yin Lee and three strangers agree to meet in a hotel room for a sleepover. They each come with a problem — an eight-year-old can't read like her classmates can, a young woman's father is growing distant, etc. — and they share their best and most honest advice with one another. It's only three episodes in, but so far, each one has been incredible. If you haven't checked it out yet, I'd highly recommend doing so asap. I can't wait to hear more from it.
Loving: Instagram! I recently started a new daily series over on the app, and it's brought my love for it to a whole new level. Each day, I'm sharing the best podcast episode I heard, from How to Be a Girl's latest upload on gender politics (impeccable!) to the season premiere of A Few Things with Claire and Erica featuring the original "bestiepreneurs." You can follow along here if you'd like, and if you're interested, you can share your favorite daily listen using #tbtihad (the best thing I heard all day). Soon I'll be starting a weekly roundup here on the site, and I'd love to include some episode picks from you!
Binging: The fifteen episode series from WNYC called Werk It: The Podcast. Each episode features a recording from the two-day podcast festival that WNYC hosted a few weeks back. Brilliant women in audio like Manoush Zomorodi (Note to Self), Kelly McEvers (Embedded), Megan Tan (Millennial), Tracy Clayton (Another Round), and Mitra Kaboli (The Heart) among many others offer their best audio advice and share stories from their own experiences. If you're a podcaster or if you enjoy hearing about the hard work that goes into audio production like I do, definitely check it out. I'm half-way through and am enjoying every bit of it.
Apologizing: For the radio silence around here lately. I've had an unexpectedly busy summer and have done shockingly little podcast listening, but things are slowing down for me now and you can expect this site to become a little more exciting this week. In the meantime, I'd love to know — what have you been up to lately? Any exciting podcast happenings on your end?