Happy Friday to you! In case you're looking to top off your weekend podcast playlist, these ten new episodes (listed in no particular order) made my week...
The Natural State of Hitchhiking from Here Be Monsters [Aug. 17, 2016, 30 minutes]. In the show's fifth season premiere, host Jeff Emtman shares a fantastically eerie story from the time he left home to hitchhike the United States.
Meb Keflezighi from The Runner's World Show [Aug. 18, 2016, 49 minutes]. At the age of 41, Meb Keflezighi is set to run his third Olympic marathon in Rio this Sunday. Here, he talks about his race four years ago, when he came from behind (after almost dropping out) to finish fourth.
Will Work for Free from Millennial [Aug. 17, 2016, 33 minutes]. In an episode dedicated to the show's first and last unpaid interns, host Megan Tan reflects on the ethics of free work with 99% Invisible's Roman Mars.
Anna Sale on Becoming a Mom from The Longest Shortest Time [Aug. 16, 2016, 42 minutes]. I love it when my favorite podcasts join forces. In this one, Death, Sex & Money's Anna Sale talks candidly with host Hillary Frank about her first few months as a new mom.
Dropped and dismissed: Child sex abuse lost in the system from Reveal [Aug. 13, 2016, 51 minutes]. In the final segment of the Silent Evidence Project, reporter Tennessee Watson brings listeners along as she attempts to seek justice for her childhood sexual abuse.
I Don't Want To Watch Dawson's Creek Without Her from Leave a Message After the Tone [Aug. 18, 2016, 6 minutes]. Listeners dial in to share stories of their tragic, unexpected, and sometimes funny friendship break-ups.
It's Woman Crust Wednesday! (w/Sam Martin & Kelly Hudson) from Mouth Time with Reductress [Aug. 17, 2016, 46 minutes]. My first time tuning in to this one (on the recommendation of Marc and Dan), and I had the goofiest smile glued to my face the whole way through.
Tim Gunn from How To Be Amazing with Michael Ian Black [Aug. 17, 2016, 65 minutes]. "Fashion therapist" Tim Gunn tells Michael Ian Black about his first years teaching, how coming to terms with the pocket square led to a mental breakthrough, and his sole experience with heartbreak.
Gloria Steinem — Journalist & Social & Political Activist from Oh Boy by Man Repeller [Aug. 16, 2016, 58 minutes]. Legendary feminist Gloria Steinem tells host Jay Buim about her early days as a journalist, her dread of public speaking, and the things that still inspire her.
Did I miss any great episodes that aired this week? If so, I'd love to know in the comments down below or via email!