Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends! I love this foreign-to-me holiday (which I don’t celebrate as it is a normal working Thursday for people in Europe) and it always makes me think about how lucky I am and how I should probably express my gratitude more often. Among others, I’m so grateful of all the amazing free audio content that I find every week on the internet. The podcast world has expanded exponentially, and I’m always on the lookout for new amazing podcasts.
- I Hate it but I Love it #96 The Sound of Music – it made me laugh so much! As always never venture into an episode for which you haven’t seen the movie
- Heavyweight Rachel and Jon; it made me sad how dysfunctional some people are… and sad that it was the last episode of this short season… Very moving and beautiful sibling relationship.
- Rough Translation: Radical Rudeness; so many things I didn’t know about Uganda politics and culture; an unprecedented activism strategy using vulgar poetry. Not to be listened with kids around!
- Get Booked #257 Spiritually Hungover and Surprisingly Horticultural; podcast recommended by Laila. The hosts are a bit hurried to get to so many books (I can relate)
- Reply All #167 America’s Hottest Talkline
- Beach Too Sandy, Water Too Wet #71 Universities in England: I got this recs on FB, it was half weird, half funny features dramatic readings of one-star reviews
- 💙 The Scaredy Cats Horror Show #4 Hereditary and Midsomar; contrary to IHIBILI, I didn’t watch the movies before and don’t have any intention to, because I’m a real scaredy cat and second-hand scare is quite enough for me! Surprisingly vulnerable episode, to be honest.
- Best Friends with Nicole Byer and Sasheer Zamata: Sasheer vacuumed that spider right up; this show made me feel so old! Probably not for me, but it was nice to try this NYT recs.
- Call Your Girlfriend #276 Indoor activities: after the missed experience of the previous podcast, I turned to a girlfriend podcast I know I would enjoy, and it didn’t disappoint.
My heart is divided between the Heavyweight episode and something lighter, and I finally chose the latter. As you can see I went for laughs and friendships this week, and I found some in the most improbable episode, one about sharing one’s passion for horror movies. I liked how PJ Vogt was surprisingly personal about the reasons why he was so scared and moved by the movies, and it was fun to see that he also slowly found his bearings in a genre he obviously didn’t like before.