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my favorite podcasts


Since graduating from college two years ago and entering the workforce, I’ve spent A LOT of time sitting at desks and commuting, and needed something besides Pandora and coffee to keep me from falling asleep. Enter: podcasts.

Like so many others, my introduction to podcasts started with Serial. SO GOOD. Like, Law & Order SVU for your ears. I binge-listened to the whole thing on the train ride to work in, like, one week (should’ve paced myself), and then started to branch out to other podcasts.

As a fan of the aforementioned SVU franchise as well as Making A Murderer, I love a true crime story – so those are most of what I listened to in my early podcasting days. Since then, I’ve ventured into other genres and have truly found some gems. These are my favorites.

2 Dope Queens

This one makes me literally LOL in silent subway cars and at my desk. So many good guest stars. Also, big fan of The Incredible Jessica James (on Netflix!) which stars one of the 2 Dope Queens, Jessica Williams.

OMG. This dope AF #fanart from @bpeppersart has us LIVING over here. THANK YOU!

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Locked Up Abroad

You’ll be gripping the edge of your seat! So dramatic, and so attention-captivating – a must for my short attention span.

Join us on Sunday's at 9PM for all new episodes of #LockedUpAbroad #LUA

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S-Town

This is from the producers of Serial, and is SO. GOOD. It came out one episode at a time last summer, but now you can binge the whole thing.

The beautiful #STown artwork is by @ValeroDoval.

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This American Life

In my world, ‘This American Life’ is like, the forefather of podcasts. Something about Ira Glass’s voice soothes me, and I feel so smart when I’m listening to one of the episodes.

Inktober Podcast Challenge: 31 Podcasts in 31 Days Oct 1: This American Life – Ira Glass When I was in art school, I picked up a great tip from my classmates- podcasts are great for listening to while you draw! The first podcast I listened to was This American Life, featuring different stories on a theme from a stable of regular contributors. It's also the only podcast I ever caught up on. I spent hours and hours on a very detailed painting around 2011, and listened to TAL for most of that time. Now I've let myself lapse but I still dip in every now and then. Production Value: High Familiarity: Comforting Key Feature: Torey Malatia sign-off #podcast #podcasts #thisamericanlife #thisamericanlifepodcast #iraglass #inktober #inktober2017 #podcastchallenge

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Radiolab

This isn’t a serial-style podcast (each one is different), but there are lots of incredible documentary episodes that have restored my faith in humans.

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when you realize you’re liz lemon AF

I recently re-watched 30 Rock (hit me with your Netflix suggestions) and got kind of freaked out by how much I related to Liz Lemon. I started watching this show when I was in high school, when I first started appreciating quality television. For the past few months I feel like all I’ve done is work, eat and sleep, basically mirroring Lemon’s life as a head writer for TGS. Here are 7 reasons why we’re literally the same person.

1. We both have our priorities straight.

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2. We’re both known for our infamous eye roll.

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3. We’re both terrible at comforting our friends.

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4. We exercise for the same reason…to eat more.

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5. Neither of us has actually ever had a successful interaction with a man.

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6. We both eat cheese after dark. Alone. While watching Netflix. Sometimes in bed.

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7. We started wearing more and going out less.

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what to do while you’re waiting to hear back about a job

Waiting to hear back from prospective employers is bringing me back big time to senior year of high school, anxiously waiting for college decision letters. I remember checking my email as soon as I got home everyday (this was pre-iPhone, people), keeping my family on high alert for any mail addressed to me, and stress-biting my nails. This is kind of like that…x100. How the f*** am I going to pay rent?! I knew at least one college would have to accept me–what are safety schools for, amirite? But how do you apply for a safety career?? Anyway, I’ve been checking my email every 1.7 seconds, and it’s becoming a problem for my mental health. So here is a very helpful list of things to do instead of tearing your hair out 24/7, inspired by the show I’ve been binge watching for the past week.

1. Get your zen on at yoga. Save a couple bucks and try Yoga to the People for a “suggested donation.”

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2. Try out that amazing makeup tutorial on YouTube! #EyebrowsOnFleek #ContourGameStrong

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3. Go grocery shopping! Nothing will take your mind off of real life more than a stroll down the produce aisle at your local, grimy bodega.

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4. Try to pick up a guy. Why not, right? It’s 2016, be the boss betch you are.

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5. Hit the gym! That beach bod isn’t gonna sculpt itself.

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6. Have fun on Snapchat. So many filters, so little AT&T data.

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7. Hit da club. Get your grind on & turn off your email updates.

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