Although the world’s looking quite different (podcasting and otherwise), we’ve gathered plenty of recommendations to get you through.
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In the (Podcast) News:
- Hot Pod released some fascinating stats on listenership in relations to the spread of coronavirus, as well as thoughts on debuting podcasts during this time. Sign up for their free weekly newsletter or subscribe to Hot Pod Insider for all of the details.
- Spotify has curated a “Daily Wellness” playlist combining motivation podcasts/talk and music.
- Lainey also recommended Spotify’s Daily Quote podcast
- The children’s book series Dork Diaries has been adapted as a podcast!
- I Weigh with Jameela Jamil had a great, candid interview with with Reese Witherspoon.
- Joe Biden has launched the podcast Here’s The Deal leading up to this fall’s election.
- AOC gave an insightful interview on The Daily in light of coronavirus and how her constituents are dealing with this unfamiliar world.
- If you’re a book-lover, definitely check out Library Love Fest—Lainey’s second podcast!
- Switched on Pop released a fun episode focusing on Doja Cat’s hit “Say So.”
- The United States of Anxiety released “Why Covid-19 is Killing Black People,” an episode focusing on racial disparities during the pandemic.
- Related, check out In the Dark‘s new series, Coronavirus in the Delta for a show focused on health care disparities.
This month, Lainey’s BYOP choice was The History of Sex.
Lainey is always excited to learn something new and this podcast allowed her to dive deep into a conversation about gender norms and sexual orientation throughout history. The History of Sex is hosted by B.T. Newberg and features a yearly theme with smaller, bite-sized episodes in between larger episodes. They also feature other podcasts exploring these themes through history in an effort to include a wide array of diverse voices. They are very responsible with the information they present, researching it extensively, and they are great at not shying away from more explicit topics.
The weekly episode lengths range, but average about thirty minutes. They also have dramatized skits (which are animated on their website) and really cool music transitions.
Don’t know where to start? We suggest starting with “The First Intersex In Colonial America: The Case Of Thomas/Ine Hall – Deep Dive, American History.”
Find out more about the podcast on their website.
Since May is Mental Health Month, Alex recommended a few podcasts that are doing great work in this space. Give a listen!
Lainey also called out some May holidays with some perfect podcast angles.
- May 4th – Star Wars Day: Thrillist has a great roundup of the best Star Wars podcasts
- May 6th – National Nurses Day: Try out Real Medicine and Daily Nurse
- May 11th – Twilight Zone Day: The Twilight Zone Podcast is a fun show for a fun holiday
- May 18th – International Museum Day: Museum Hack has a great list of pods for museum buffs
- May 25th – Memorial Day: A whole day off for pod listening! What are some of your favorites?
That’s it for May! We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy out there—shoot us an email or DM and let us know how your listening is going.
—Alex & Lainey