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Hey, pals! Many of you will soon be hitting the road for the holidays.
Maybe you’re going to visit family. If so, good luck! Don’t get me wrong — I love my family. I especially love that every time I come home, my mom has a list of electronic and technical things that she needs my help with.
A few Christmases ago, she wanted to get in the podcast game. I taught her how to download shows to her phone, and now she’s obsessed. That means, of course, she had to be on the show, (along with my brother and my dad). (Shout out to my mom for recording my dad for me! Field producer extraordinaire.)
Here’s what my mom’s listening to:
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Rose Eveleth of the podcast, Flash Forward, travels back from the future to talk about her show, which happens to be all about the future.
We get a sneak peek behind the scenes at the Smithsonian Institution with the host of museum’s new show, Sidedoor. FYI, the Smithsonian also has a beard collection.
The Gist host Mike Pesca gives us a window into his somewhat eclectic listening habits. He recommends:
- As we do each week, let’s check the charts! Or rather, the 289th-ranked podcast on iTunes: Sex With Emily. Dr. Emily Morse has a PhD. in human sexuality and a podcast to go with it! She’s like Dan Savage, but with a degree. Each episode, she answers listeners’ sex and relationship questions, plus she talks A LOT about sex toys. And shills for them.
- Best comedy podcast title of the week: The Hilarious World of Depression
Do you have a podcast recommendation you’d like to share with us? We want to hear it! Give us a jingle on the Pod Line at 202-885-POD1 and leave a message. Then we’ll put you on the radio and your friends will bake you a cake.
Thanks for reading, pals! ‘Til next time…keep listening, America.
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