Today is my 44th birthday, so I’m extending the holiday weekend an extra day and saving the advice-giving for later in the week. In the meantime, I was wondering: Do you have favorite podcasts you like to listen to? Last weekend Drew took the kids to his brother’s in New Jersey to hang with their cousins and I had 50 blessed hours of solitude, which I used to do a puzzle, read a book, watch “Indian Matchmaking,” cook and eat whatever I wanted (which is more often than not sourdough toast with ricotta, sun gold tomatoes, one sliced hardboiled egg and a little salt and pepper—show me a better meal!), and I finally listened to a few podcasts I’d been meaning to check out. Because I don’t commute and I prefer listening to music on my walks and I don’t ever really have alone time at home, I don’t usually have the opportunity to listen to podcasts very often. Last weekend I listened to a few episodes of Call Your Girlfriend, Nice White Parents, and Michelle Obama’s new podcast. My favorite was Call Your Girlfriend. I could actually see listening to that one on a walk occasionally in lieu of music.
What about you? Do you listen to podcasts? (And if so, when is your preferred time for tuning in?) What are your favorites?