Happy Friday to you! If you're looking to fill your weekend podcast playlist with a few incredible episodes, look no further than these ten great ones that aired this week (listed in no particular order)...
Start Saying Yes from Dirtbag Diaries [Aug. 5, 2016, 30 minutes]. Katie Crafts left her 9-to-5 desk job for a life of adventure in Antarctica. Here, she shares her really inspiring story.
Yoga from Surprisingly Awesome [Aug. 10, 2016, 41 minutes]. Hosts Rachel Ward and Adam Davidson dive into the history of modern yoga (spoiler: it's not a centuries-old spiritual practice).
Tai's Trouble from Sleepover [Aug. 8, 2016, 27 minutes]. A new sleepover crew means a brand new set of problems. Nine-year-old Tai Poole shares his in this great episode.
Defeated from Hidden Brain [Aug. 9, 2016, 21 minutes]. After decades of training, judo legend Jimmy Pedro suffered devastating defeat at the Sydney Olympics. He talks us through his memories in this honest upload.
Baby from FOUND [Aug. 10, 2016, 35 minutes]. In what has to be the greatest find ever, a man spots a newborn baby boy behind a subway turnstile. He becomes a father nearly overnight.
Where All Roads Lead from Audio Dime Museum [Aug. 9, 2016, 21 minutes]. Season two of the beautifully-made audio drama is back with a story of adventure from the mysterious curator.
Backronyms from Direct Current [Aug. 10, 2016, 22 minutes]. In the show's fourth episode, the crew at the Department of Energy dives into the shockingly fascinating world of government acronyms.
Don't Have to Live Like a Refugee from This American Life [Aug. 7, 2016, 83 minutes]. Reporting from Greece once again, the crew has candid conversations with Syrian refugees.
Cupping from Sawbones [Aug. 10, 2016, 40 minutes]. Dr. Sydney McElroy presents the science behind the medical fad that's been sweeping the Olympics — cupping.
This Strange Period from Not By Accident [Aug. 11, 2016, 31 minutes]. In the audio documentary's ninth episode, host Sophie Harper's thirty-ninth birthday comes and goes, but it's not the carefree celebration she hoped for.
Did I miss any other incredible episodes that aired this week? Let me know in the comments down below if so!