Happy Friday to you! If you're looking to fill your weekend podcast playlist with a few great episodes, look no further than these ten great ones that aired this week (listed in no particular order)...
Calling Home from The Dirtbag Diaries [August 19, 2016, 22 minutes]. A brand new milepost upload just in time for the National Park Service's centennial celebration. In this great one, a father and son visit the parks of the West and gain more than they ever hoped to.
Playing God from Radiolab [August 21, 2016, 63 minutes]. In collaboration with the New York Times, reporter Sheri Fink attempts to answer the impossible questions that arise when tragedies strike and limited lifesaving resources are available.
How Not To Write For Radio from HowSound [August 23, 2016, 15 minutes]. Required listening for anyone hoping to break into the world of podcasting. Host Rob Rosenthal goes back in time to critique the writing in one of his very first radio stories.
Raising A Transgender Child from The Longest Shortest Time [August 23, 2016, 46 minutes]. Hillary Frank talks with Marlo Mack of the incredible podcast How to Be a Girl about raising her eight-year-old transgender daughter and navigating the fine line between safety and happiness.
Small Batch: Stranger Things Creators The Duffer Brothers from Pop Culture Happy Hour [August 24, 2016, 14 minutes]. All Things Considered's Ari Shapiro sits down for a quick chat with Matt and Ross Duffer, who created Netflix's latest hit show.
The Little Giant from Kind World [August 23, 2016, 6 minutes]. In this short, heartwarming upload, Curtis Bishop remembers the time when a small act of kindness from a total stranger helped him turn his life around.
The Original Bronson from The Real Thing [August 22, 2016, 26 minutes]. In the new show's debut episode, hosts Timothy Nicastri and Mike Williams set out on a quest to track down a mysterious child actor from a beloved Australian TV show.
"Honey, I just got a call from Hillary" from With Her [August 22, 2016, 18 minutes]. Co-host Max Linsky asks Tim Kaine about the moment he joined the presidential ticket, his time on the campaign trail thus far, and his incredibly impressive wife, Anne Holton.
The Storm from The Deep Vault [August 24, 2016, 27 minutes]. The new post-apocalyptic audio drama from the creators of Archive 81 is here at last! And episode one sets the scene perfectly. I'm really excited to hear more from it.
Did I miss any great episodes that aired this week? Let me know in the comments down below if so!