Author Susan Orlean loves to cry, so naturally she’d host a podcast called Crybabies.

Author Susan Orlean loves to cry, so naturally she’d host a podcast called Crybabies.

Hey, pals! It’s allllmost spring here in the Northern Hemisphere.

And that means it’s road trip time! So pack up the kids, put the dog on the car roof and let’s hit the asphalt! Friend of the show, Nicole Washington, is coming along with us to help us pick snacks and podcasts (The Read being her number one, particularly this episode.). So buckle up! And don’t text and drive. Srsly.

Tell Me More Shows To Check Out!

  • Sooo Many White Guys — Comedian Phoebe Robinson takes on all kinds of issues in the smart interview show: Islamophobia, queerness, the monetary cost of being a fabulous drag queen. She’s also the co-host of a little comedy show called 2 Dope Queens with former Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams. Check ’em both out!
  • Making Gay History — Oral histories might not be the most exciting thing to listen to. But these particular oral histories of LGBT people from the ‘80s and ‘90s are definitely worth a listen. Many of the victories won by the LGBT community would not have happened without the people featured in this podcast.
  • Crybabies — Author Susan Orlean loves to cry. And her podcast is all about celebrating pieces of culture that makes us shed tears. But the good kind of tears. She shared some of her favorite shows (that may or may not inspire waterworks) with us:

Call Me!

Do you have a podcast recommendation you’d like to share with us? We want to hear it! Give us a ring on the Pod Line at 202-885-POD1 and leave a message. Then we’ll put you on the radio and your friends will kiss the ground you walk on.

Thanks for reading, pals! ‘Til next time…keep listening, America.

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