Hi Pod Pals! Thanks for joining us for our first episode of the season. Start listening here and find notes below!
In the (Podcast) News
- Netflix’s Present Company with “Sarah Paulson” and “Millie Bobby Brown“
- Netflix Is A Daily Joke (Lainey recommends this for fans of Good One)
- What a Day from Crooked Media
- Throughline‘s (mis)Representative Democracy. Listen to “The Most Sacred Right” and “The Shadows of the Constitution“
- Short Wave: “A Call for Equity and Genomics Research” and “What Coronavirus Test Results Do—And Don’t—Mean“
- Looking for another news podcast beyond The Daily and Up First? Try the PBS NewsHour.
BYOP (Bring Your Own Podcast)
Lainey told us about Spotify’s Horoscope Today, part of a series of daily horoscopes for each of the 12 signs. It features soothing music and moon positions among other pieces of information packed in a few minutes. Check out all the signs’ episodes here. Listen to a Virgo episode Lainey mentioned here.
What we discussed:
- A production of Parcast, Spotify’s in-house studio (See the Bustle article here)
- Daily episodes for each sign
- Episodes started in September of 2019
- Each episode last about 2-3 minutes
- For fans of Co-Star (and for fans of not getting their feelings hurt)
- Lainey mentioned Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur
- Spotify’s curation is on point. See also: cosmic playlists
- December 1st: World Aids Day
- WNYC Studio’s RadioLab: “The Cell that Started a Pandemic“
- December 3rd: National Disability Day
- December 7th: Anniversary of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor
- A History of WWII: “Episode 232 Pearl Harbor: The First Attack Wave“
- December 9th: National Pastry Day
- December 14th: National Free Shipping Day
- December 10th-18th: Hanukkah
- The Kibitz: “Light“
- December 25th: Christmas
- December 26th-January 1st: Kwanzaa
- Parenting for Liberation: “Episode 35: All About Kwanzaa With David Love“
- December 31st: New Year’s Eve
- New Year, New You by QDT
Interview with Bodies host Allison Behringer
This month, we had an fantastic interview with Allison Behringer, the host of Bodies from KCRW.
A feminist documentary podcast that starts as a medical mystery, but once you peel back the layers, more questions emerge. Each episode of Bodies is the journey of one person (specifically women and marginalized genders) to solve their medical mystery. It combines intimate, nuanced storytelling with health reporting to uncover the layers that affect health, like racism, sexism, and capitalism.
There are two full seasons of backlist episodes to binge, and the show can be found on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, and wherever you feed your podcast addition. Plus, the recent episode “Not This Again” won Third Coast Fest’s Best Doc Bronze Award earlier this year.
Allison shared many great insights about creating Bodies, and she also shouted out the podcast Appearances by Sharon Mashihi—make sure to give it a listen, too!
‘Til next time,
—Lainey & Alex