Currently Listening To: Podcasts
For a long time, I would Netflix & Chill when I would work on lettering projects. This was problematic for a few reasons, primarily that I could not look at what I was doing + the television at the same time. Podcasts have been a lettering game-changer and I love them! Here are a few of my faves:
Funny (what I listen to 90% of the time)
- Off the Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe - Hosted by my favorite former Bachelorette, this podcast is full of a lot of laughter, candid conversations, taboo topics, unfiltered advice, and all the wine.
- Lady Gang - Hosted by Keltie Knight, Becca Tobin, and Jac Vanek, the Lady Gang podcast offers funny and raw insight to Hollywood lifestyles and celebrities.
- My Favorite Murder - Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark take turns swapping favorite true crime stories and murders. Listen in moderation or be subject to many nightmares and general paranoia. (Stay sexy, don't get murdered)
- The Bitch Bible - Hosted by Jackie Schimmel, creator of blog "The Bitch Bible", this is a podcast filled with unfiltered and unapologetic discussions about millennial struggles, pop culture, social faux-pas and (sometimes) an insightful takeaway.
- (Slightly more) Serious
- The Moth - A podcast dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. I have never listened to an episode without crying or laughing out loud! The Moth was founded in 1997 by poet and novelist George Dawes Green, who wanted to recreate the feeling of sultry summer evenings in his native Georgia, when moths were attracted to the light on the porch where he and his friends would gather to spin spellbinding tales.
- This American Life - A weekly public radio show produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media and hosted by Ira Glass. This is primarily a journalistic non-fiction program, but has featured essays, memoirs, field recordings, short fiction, and found footage. Content varies widely by episode, and ranges from gloomy to ironic and from thought-provoking to humorous.
- Radiolab - A weekly radio program produced by a public radio station in NYC (WNYC). This podcast focuses on topics of a scientific and philosophical nature, and attempts to approach broad and difficult topics, like "time" and "morality", in an accessible and light-hearted manner.
- Strangers - Another podcast dedicated to the art of storytelling. This podcast features true stories about people we meet, heartbreaks we suffer, kindnesses we encounter, and frightful moments when we discover that we aren't even who we thought we were.
Looking at this list really reveals how basic I am. Please find it in yourself to forgive me, and share your favorite podcasts and recommendations! I'll be sure to check them out!!