podcasts 2017


Where Should We Begin? - a podcast by Esther Perel, an increasingly well-known relationship therapist. The podcast is actual therapy sessions with couples. It’s fascinating and heart-wrenching and so incredibly good. Recommended: S1 E3 “Speak to me in French”


This American Life - NPR’s long-running show about...everything. Recommended: E626 “White Haze” (linked)


The Moth - The Moth hosts Story Slams around the country. Go to one!! They are amazing. People get picked randomly from a submission list to tell short, true stories. Sometimes they have Grand Slams, where people who won a story slam get together and tell the best of the best. They are amazing, inspiring, wacky, sad, and overall awesome.


Modern Love - The podcast version of the NYT column, where essays are submitted telling stories of modern love. Actors read the essays for the podcast. They’re wide-ranging in content, and always a good listen. Recommended: “My Husband Is Now My Wife” (linked)