How did I ever do any housework before discovering podcasts?!
I know podcasts have been around forever, but it was only recently that I found some I really love. Since then, I actually look forward to folding laundry (ok, so maybe “look forward” is a slight exaggeration, but I definitely downgraded it from “slow death” to “medium speed death”).
The first podcast that made my heart beat faster (and is still my all time favourite) is Savage Lovecast. The presenter, Dan Savage, is a funny, no-nonsense sex and relationship advice columnist who came up with concepts such as “fuck first”, “DTMA”and “GGG” (you’ll have to listen to find out more!). Every week, he starts the podcast with a rant about something he cares about (LGBTQ issues or the US election, for example). Then, he answers pre-recorded questions from his listeners in a way that is both spot on and completely hilarious. It is such compelling listening that I binged through about 450 archive episodes in less than a year and now have to wait for a new show every Tuesday. Tuesday = happy day!
The second podcast I fell in love with is My Dad Wrote a Porno. In this very not safe for work show, Jamie Morton reads a chapter a week from the porn book his 60 year old dad wrote, called Belinda Blinked. The book is hilariously bad, and the fact that Jamie reads it with two friends makes it even funnier. Chapters like “The Leather Room” and “The Regional Sales Meeting” can give a good idea of the weird and wonderful mix of erotic fiction and business manual that is Belinda Blinked. I tried listening to it on the bus, but my snort laughs got a bit embarrassing. So, as long as you avoid listening at work, public transport or near the kiddos, it is one show guaranteed to brighten up even the grumpiest of days.
I’m still on the hunt for new podcasts to love and my new discovery is Throwing Shade, in which a woman and a gay guy talk about, in their own words, “all the issues important to ladies & gays” and treat them with “much less respect than they deserve”. So far, I’ve listened to them talk about dog psychics, loud kids and Channing Tatum. I’ll report back once I have binged my way through their more than 250 archive episodes!