It's not secret that I've been come a little teensy tiny bit obsessed with podcasts. It started last year during my exercise challenge, when I found that listening to something interesting while I took a walk made me not dread the task. And then, of course, Serial came along and suddenly everyone was listening to and talking about podcasts. Which made it that much more fun to find new shows to listen to.
(If you don't have any idea what I'm talking about, click here for a tutorial on how to listen to podcasts.)
I listen to podcasts almost every day. They're great in the car (and in LA, you're in the car A LOT), but I also put them on when I'm cleaning up the kitchen or during some other mundane chore. They're great to pass the time in an interesting way.
Since we launched Sorta Awesome in the spring, I've been listening to podcasts with a different ear, noticing right away if it's a show for me or not. And because I know many of you are fairly new to podcasts as well, here are some of my favorite shows and specific episodes to check out.
My absolute favorites: