I have a new obsession. Apparently, I am constantly obsessing over things. I’m not sure why, but I digress.
I am currently obsessed with Podcasts, I don’t know why, they are completely outside of my usual interest, but over the last month I have found some great ones that I enjoy listening to, I’ll even binge listen! It started with my favorite MTV Challenge cast member: Sarah Rice. Coupled with Susie Meister, also a MTV Challenge cast member, Sarah started promoting their new podcast on her social media accounts that I was following. I was a big fan so I ventured over and fell in love. Over the last month I have sought out other podcasts and have rounded up my favorites to share! It’s no surprise that each of them are centered around my favorite television shows.
[The Brain Candy Podcast] The one that started it all! Susie and Sarah are brilliant, funny, thoughtful, and diverse in the topics they cover. I started listening because of my love for Sarah and the MTV Challenges, but have stayed because of the insight they share, and their true personalities that have become like friends that I look forward to chatting with. One of my favorite episodes is “Episode 60: Serial Killers, Mental Illness, & Forever 21?” The ladies broke down some serious mental health disorders, include narcissistic personality disorder, which I am INCREDIBLY interested in. The Brain Candy Podcast has been a great thing to listen to as I go about my work during the week. The only thing I would improve is to have more than one episode a week! Check out their website to read Susie’s blog, check out their store, and support the podcast on Pantheon to get access to behind the scenes videos, extra interviews, and even a book club!
[Gilmore Guys] I just recently found the Gilmore Guys Podcast and have been jumping around to listen to episodes that interest me. With the Netflix Revival coming in November, I’m trying to stretch out my Gilmore Girls binging so keep me juiced while we wait for Thanksgiving weekend. I cannot wait for Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall! The podcast recaps each episode of the show with one host watching for the first time, and the other being a Gilmore veteran. The guys are knowledgeable, insightful, and funny! My favorite episode so far has been “Gabs – Scott Patterson” which is an almost 90-minute interview and chat session with Scott Patterson, who played Luke Danes. They talked about the making of Gilmore Girls, the cast, the prospect of picking up again, and Scott’s life. It was great to listen to. Follow these guys on Twitter: @GilmoreGuysShow
[The West Wing Weekly] Again, another television related podcast, maybe my actual obsession is my favorite TV shows, but I love this podcast! Josh Malina, who you know from The West Wing and Scandal hosts with Hrishikesh Hirway, a musician and well-known composer, a conversation about each episode of The West Wing. I find Josh hilarious and have been a fan for a while so when I realized he was also hosting the podcast I jumped in with both feet! Both Josh and Hrishi are incredibly smart and insightful, and give you a behind-the-scenes view of the making of the show. So far, it has been incredibly interesting to listen to Josh describe the early episodes before he was cast as Will Bailey, and you get to hear is point of view as more of a fan of the show. I’m so happy there is a way for me to indulge in this show so long after it originally aired. As a (relatively) new fan, it’s so nice to be a part of a current conversation of The West Wing. Check out their website for more information on the podcast, get some background on the guys, and other fun West Wing things!