Maybe you’re doing some traveling this holiday weekend or stuff around the house and need a great podcast to listen to. For your Fourth of July enjoyment, here’s a full two weeks worth of what I’ve been listening to.
I’m thinking of changing these posts up a bit. I’ve been including every podcast I’ve listened to, and as I spend more time with them, it’s getting a little cumbersome to keep track of every single episode. So, I’m just going to mention the ones that resonated with me most, whether because of the humor or the person being interviewed or the topic or whatever. And in case you only have time to listen to one podcast, I’ll still highlight one recommended show per week.
Or, in this case, two.
Inside The New York Times Book Review: When I Grow Up (6/21/2015)
– New books about bringing up children and redefining adulthood; interview with Vendela Vida about her new novel The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty.
The Longest Shortest Time: Podcast 60: The Accidental Gay Parents (6/24/2015)
Loved this inspiring story about John and Trystan, two 20-something year old gay men who became parents of two young children overnight. When John received a call saying his sister’s children would be placed in foster care if he didn’t take them, he and Trystan knew what they needed to do.
Longform: Episode 141: Stephen J. Dubner (5/13/2015)
Interview with Stephen J. Dubner, who is the co-author, with Steven D. Levitt, of Freakonomics.
The New York Public Library: Podcast 66: Dan Savage on Monogamy (6/23/2015)
A great conversation between Andrew Sullivan and author/activist Dan Savage, who is also the founder of the It Gets Better Project.
Stuff You Missed in History Class: Henry Gerber and Chicago’s Society for Human Rights (6/22/2015)
This was recorded before the Supreme Court’s historic decision on June 26 legalizing gay marriage, so listening to this a few days later was very timely. From the episode summary: in the 1920s, the Society for Human Rights was founded in Chicago with the intent to decriminalize homosexuality. The society’s founder was inspired by Germany’s homosexual emancipation movement.
Favorite Podcasts of the (Last Two) Weeks: