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Pop Culture Kat

I used to listen to podcasts here and there.  When I was cooking.  When I was cleaning.   When I was sunning (which I REALLY never do anymore).  Now I listen to them constantly because when I’m home with Critter, the house is quiet.  Based on the layout of our house, we do not have a television in the kitchen/living room/dining room area (AKA the shared space of our main floor) so having background noise from the television is an option 0% of the time.  Podcasts to the rescue!

Here is what I am listening to.  I am a total binge listener so I’ll let the episodes stack up and then I’ll go on a jag where that particular “show” is all I listen to for a week straight.  I also don’t set these to automatically refresh (or download) to my phone, so sometimes I don’t even know where I am currently at with listened to or un-listened to episodes!


Coffee and Crumbs Podcast.  I learned about this one via The Mom Hour podcast (you’ll see it below) and after giving the first two episodes a try, I was hooked.  More honest, and unvarnished discussions of motherhood.

25% Friends.  Sarah and Kim started a new podcast, so I had to subscribe!

A Few Things With Claire and Erica.  Kari recommended this one to me.  I still don’t really “get” what it is about.  Material things?  Regardless, the hosts are interesting to listen to.

Happier with Gretchen Rubin.  Confession: I have NEVER listened to this one, but I have it hanging around just in case.  It seems like something I might like.

Matrimoney.  I am such a personal finance voyeur it is not even funny.  I would have to say that most of the advice that Kelsey and Chris share is not profound (much like how the personal finance stuff I share is not profound), but I love listening/learning about the choices other people make!

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Straight Up With Stassi.  YOU GUYS WHEN I FOUND OUT STASSI HAD HER OWN PODCAST IT WAS THE GREATEST DAY OF MY LIFE.  And possibly the middle of my first month of maternity leave.  She talks about exactly what you would expect and I have yet to listen to a disappointing episode.

The Mom Hour with Megan Francis and Sarah Powers.  This is a great podcast for mamas with kids of all ages.  Megan and Sarah have eight children between the two of them, spanning in age from like 2-18.  They provide advice, survival strategies, and real talk.

Pop Culture Happy Hour.  Honestly, I don’t listen to this one that often, but Jillian told me to subscribe, so I did.

The Girl Next Door Podcast.  Love this one.  It’s so fun to hear two neighbors in Arizona chat about their lives, their kids, and whatever happens to be top of mind for that episode.  Some sisterhood, some parenting solidarity.

Call Your Girlfriend.  This.  THIS is the base of my podcast pyramid.  Without Ann and Aminatou, my life would be an empty shell, I am sure.  They keep me woke.  They also taught me what “woke” means.

The Sarah R. Bagley Podcast.  This is the first podcast I EVER listened to and the reason I did is because Sarah asked me to be on it and I figured if I was going to do that I should get with the times and know what one was.  It’s stellar.



Link Rodeo

Yes, we’re having two weeks in a row of Link Rodeo.  Can you believe how interesting The Internet is?  I never cease to be amazed.

From Salon – I never should have followed my dreams

From Rolling Stone – The Reinvention of Taylor Swift

From BuzzFeed – Seven Days And Nights In The World’s Largest, Rowdiest Retirement Community

From The Atlantic – How Gangs Took Over Prisons

From Gizmodo – The Online Legacy of a Suicide Cult and the Webmasters Who Stayed Behind

From The Washington Post – NFL’s elaborate security network is supposed to protect league from trouble

Link Rodeo

Can you tell that I’ve been saving up links for a while now?  I don’t know how it happens but one day, I log into my blog e-mail account and I discover that I have been overrun!  It is time to start sharing, clearly.

From The New Yorker – A Dating App for an Old Generation

From Babble – What I Learned After Taking A Homeless Mother Grocery Shopping

From Gizmodo – Antiques Roadshow Appraised My 2008 Toshiba TV

From – I Was a Playboy Bunny

From The Atlantic – The Law-School Scam

From The New York Times – In E-Sports, Video Gamers Draw Real Crowds and Big Money

Link Rodeo

I’m up at the cabin this weekend, so I thought it would be nice to clean out my remaining stash of links.  Enjoy the reads.

From New York Magazine: Love and Drama at the Wikipedia Conference

From The New Yorker: Living the Fitbit Life

From The Atlantic: American Girls Aren’t Radical Anymore

From the Los Angeles Times: How Much Water Does California Have Left?

From Lapham’s Quarterly: Last Meals

Link Rodeo

Just like last week, I’m still working through a good two months or so worth of link collecting.  Enjoy yet another eclectic potpourri of reads.

From New Republic: The Feminists of Zion

From LifeSpark: Visitation Situation in the U.C.I. in Raiford, Florida

From the NYT: Not a Happy Camper

From the NYT: The Pageant King of Alabama

From GQ: Who Wants to Shoot an Elephant?

From The New Yorker: Uses of “Namaste” at My Local Yoga Studio

Link Rodeo

I know that it has been ages and ages since we have done a proper Link Rodeo.  Some of these links were collected in May, some of them are even older than that.

From Vulture: Read Amy Schumer’s Powerful Speech About Confidence

From Business Insider: Spurious Correlations

From BuzzFeed: 23 Charming Illustrations of Untranslatable Words From Other Languages

From GQ: The Old Man at Burning Man

From Mother Jones: Big Dairy is Putting Microscopic Pieces of Metal in Your Food

From the NYT: A Tattoo That Completes a New Breast

From The Atlantic: How Jews Designed the Modern American Home

Link Rodeo

We haven’t had a Link Rodeo in a few weeks, so it is (of course) time.  I’m in the process of getting ready for a(nother) wedding so I hope that your relaxing is just a little bit quieter than mine as we begin this Memorial Day weekend!

From Quartz: How Chipotle transformed itself by upending its approach to management

From The NYT: Always Hungry?  Here’s Why

From Adweek: Ikea’s Family Tree Ads Show the Beds on Which Each New Generation Conceived

From Mother Jones: I went to the Nutritionists’ Annual Confab.  It Was Catered by McDonald’s.

From Business Week: America’s Last King of Cast Iron Finds His Time Again

From The Atlantic: Why Airplane Food Is So Bad

From Sports Illustrated: In The Fields Of The Lord