I was never really into podcasts before moving to DC. I had tried to download some, but it never really stuck with me. Then I discovered these pesky little things called "public transportation" and "commutes" and I realized that my life would suck without podcasts. With a 40-minute bus ride in the morning and a 20-minute bike ride in the evening, these podcasts keep me sane.
Buzzfeed's Another Round
I get SO EXCITED when I realize Tuesday morning as I'm leaving my apartment that there's going to be another episode from Heben and Tracy waiting for me. Another Round is like happy hour with friends cooler than your current friends. In just a few short months of existing, their podcast has covered race, gender, politics, mental health, hip hop, and squirrels.
The New Yorker's Political Scene
Bitch Media's Popaganda & Backtalk
Amy Lam and Sarah Mirk where they discuss big pop culture news of the week through a feminist lens, and then talk about something new they're reading, watching, and listening to, which is honestly where I get like 50% of my new recommendations.
Obviously, there are so many more podcasts I'm loving right now, including Internet Explorer, The Read, This American Life, Freakonomics, and Stuff Mom Never Told You. I encourage you to check them all out!