Weekly Pick-Me-Up: Favorite Podcasts

Maybe I am a bit tardy to the podcast game, but better late than never, right? I have been loving them lately! They are the perfect thing to listen to on my morning or evening commute or even during work when I am working on more tasky items and am looking to zone out.

I wanted to share some of my favorites here as a fun Tuesday pick-me-up. There are SO many out there that I am dying to find more to listen to, so if you have any recommendations, let me know!

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What Should I Read Next? – as you probably know by now, I’m an avid reader, so this podcast is perfectly. It is narrated by Anne Bogel, who runs the (awesome) blog, Modern Mrs. Darcy. She has some great guests on there, all of whom provide her with a list of what they’re currently reading, three books they love, one book they hate, and what they’d like to add more of in their reading lives. From there, she makes some book recommendations. I love hearing what she recommends and what others are reading, and I also like to hear what people haven’t enjoyed reading. This is very entertaining if you love to read, so I would definitely recommend checking it out!

Awesome Etiquette –  this is a podcast narrated by Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning, descendants of the manner queen Emily Post and both employees of the Emily Post Institute. While you are probably thinking this seems like a boring idea for a podcast, it’s actually really interesting as they field tricky questions on how to handle sticky situations with grace, most of them being easy to relate to. I am a stickler for manners, so I really enjoy this podcast and think that both narrators speak with eloquence and have great personalities.

Accused – I listened to this podcast over the past couple weeks – there are only about nine episodes – and loved it. It was funded and created by the Cincinnati Inquirer newspaper, and it is the story of the unsolved mystery of Beth Andes, who was a young woman brutally murdered in the area in 1978. This was truly a riveting story and I thought that it was very well put together, and not to mention the passion with which everyone involved developed for the story is amazing. It is narrated by Amber Hunt, who did a great job explaining everything and keeping it interesting (I haven’t listened to Serial yet, but it’s on my list!).

Watch What Crappens – okay, so this podcast is HILARIOUS and if you love reality tv and especially Bravo and the Real Housewives, it is a MUST listen. I just found it last week and I’m already obsessed! There are also over 300 episodes, so I’m excited to dig into some as I get into my busy season at work. Ben and Ronnie basically debrief listeners on the happening of recent Bravo show episodes and are so funny in doing it. From imitations to poking fun at the “characters”, it is a light and funny thing to listen to when you’re in the mood for a laugh.
Also, for what it’s worth, if you are a fan of the Bachelor or Bachelorette, Barstool Sports has a hilarious podcast called Coming Up Roses about each episode. I am not watching this season, but if you are, I highly recommend it.

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