Podcast Addiction


As many of you know, I live in Ellicottville & am therefore often asked if I mind the commute to Hamburg.  Not a bit.

There is zero traffic, it’s predictably 40 minutes door to door, and best of all, it keeps me current on my podcast addiction.  The random days each winter that 219 closes find me cozying up in Alex’s guestroom if need be.  There’s a first world problem for ya.

Thought I’d share my favorites if you’re looking for new pod material.  Similarly, I always am - so please respond & let me know what you’re loving. 

Forever 35.  It bears repeating.  Hands down my favorite pod of the week.  Doree Shafrir & Kate Spencer talk self care shop & continue to entertain & influence me.  This is, in my opinion, the best of the best.

Bad on Paper Podcast. I’m likely biased on this one because one of my favorite bloggers, Grace Atwood of The Stripe, hosts it.  She & co-host Becca Freeman live in Brooklyn & NYC, respectively, & review Young Adult novels on the odd weeks.  Even weeks, they offer listener advice & I find them raw & unpolished & relatable.

Second Life.  Host Hillary Kerr is half of the duo behind the fashion line Who What Wear at Target.  They also launched the site MyDomaine where I find myself reading articles like this.  On the pod, she interviews women about their transition from first to second career life (women you’ll know!)

Alison Rosen is your New Best Friend.  I found this pod because she interviewed Kate & Doree (the hosts of Forever 35).  I enjoy her.  I think she’s a natural interviewer & her guests are typically people I’ve never heard of, but find interesting.

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard. I really enjoy Dax’s co-host Monica Padman & her fact checking in each episode.  I will say, I am very partial to his interviews with women.  I’m a Parenthood fan & he interviews a lot of his cast mates & also his wife, Kristen Bell.  Amy Schumer... Mila Kunis... Lena Dunham.

Enjoy & see you at the barre this week

💕 Melissa