Aside from Shrill, I have been late to every great TV show of the past 5 years. So I completely missed American Koko. I was researching Viola Davis (okay, I was making a list of her movies I wanted to rewatch) and came across this show. I think it’s a web series? I don’t know what is actually happening with much of anything so figuring out modern media is beyond me. Read more
Our brains never stop thinking about stuff. Random stuff, weird stuff, funny stuff, important stuff. This is the place where we share all that stuff with you.
Talk Nerdy is one of the best and longer running science podcasts out there. Wait! Don’t run off. It isn’t some boring dude droning on about quarks or a super hyper young woman who talks so fast you think you’re having a stroke because you can’t keep up. Read more
I am genuinely afraid of being murdered. Which is pretty dumb since most women are murdered by their intimate partners and I don’t have one of those. Because I am afraid of being murdered I don’t read mysteries, I don’t watch crime shows and I don’t listen to murder podcasts. Why, you might ask? Read more
The Struggle Bus Podcast is a bi-weekly advice podcast hosted by BFFs Katharine Heller and Sally Tamarkin. Climb aboard the struggle bus and join in as Katharine and Sally discuss listener-submitted questions and problems and offer the best solutions one could hope to get from co-hosts whose credentials are: “They have lots of feelings and opinions.”
What more do you want? Order the book then when you get it listen to the podcast while you go through the book. I did it and it was great! If I ever get to London, I will visit the museum but if that never happens at least there are podcasts and books.
When my marriage was coming apart, I left my house every weekend to drive about a hundred miles to work in a beachside community called Ventura. I stayed all weekend and once a month Six came with me. It was not ideal but spending the weekends, all day for two days, in a house with someone you used to love but now fought with all the time was worse so off I went. I did this for about a year. On top of the stress of getting divorced was the fact I have a phobia regarding driving. It isn’t as bad as it used to be since I FINALLY started taking the antidepressants my doctor prescribed but it wasn’t and still isn’t my favorite activity. Driving is both boring and something you have to pay careful attention to at all times. Read more
The Allusionist is a great podcast all about language. The last three episodes were about speed typists, people who changed their names and two guys replying to the letters to Santa they keep receiving at their New York apartment. The tone of the podcast is light but the research and knowledge made available in each episode is top-notch.
Older Son loves My Favorite Murder. It makes me more nervous than usual since it is about murder. My mom was convinced one of us would be murdered the moment we stepped foot out of the house. We lived in a rural area. Not In Cold Blood rural, more ‘there is open farmland between towns’ rural. We lived in the town. That being said, I was from an area where creepy shit regularly happens. The San Joaquin Valley is quite a place. Look it up. Read more