Monday Must: Podcasts

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Ever since Serial blew up in 2014, podcasts have become the new thing and I'm so on board. Don't get me wrong, I love listening to Drake most days but a change is always good. Especially when there's so many phenomenal podcasts available today. If you've had a conversation with me recently, there is no doubt I've brought up one or two podcasts I'm listening to. Not to mention it's a great way to keep up with what's happening in the world, ahem, The World This Week

While there are podcasts for any and every taste, and with a quick Google or ITunes search you can find some that fit your exact interests, here are my favourites that I can't live without!

Refinery 29 Strong Opinions Loosely Held

Host Elisa Kreisinger describes her podcasts as a way to uses pop culture as the spoonful of sugar that allows the philosophical and socio-political questions about life go down a bit easier. She covers topics ranging from women on death row, marriage as a feminist act, selfie culture and the Kardashians.

#Girlboss Radio

Hosted by Sophia Amoruso, the original Girl Boss, she interviews world-class Girlbosses who have made their mark in creative, cultural, and business ventures to extract solid advice from the lessons they've learned along the way. Expect hilarious co-hosts and conversations you won't hear anywhere else. On this podcast Sophia hopes to humanize the known, champion the unknown, and, well, laugh a little about the absurdity that is life.

This American Life

Each week offers a different theme; anything from how we make decisions to amusement parks, exploring these themes with guests and multiple stories. Ira Glass is well known for his soothing voice that will take you on an hour long journey each week and will give you a new perspective of the latest topic. 

2 Dope Queens

If you want to literally laugh out loud, this podcast is for you. Join the 2 Dope Queens, Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams, along with their favorite comedians, for stories about sex, romance, race, hair journeys, living in New York, and Billy Joel. Bonus points for being passionate feminists who truly understand the definition of feminism. 

Lady Lovin'

It's no secret I had a crush on Lo during Laguna Beach and The Hills, so this podcast takes that love even further. Now I have a group crush on all these ladies who open up their lives and talk about everything we've all faced. Lady Lovin' is a weekly podcast published on iTunes for all of the ladies (and gentlemen) out there dealing with the basic realness of life. No topic is too touchy for these ladies! Join Lo Bosworth, Jilly Hendrix, and Greta Titelman as they chat about the tales, trials and tribulations of being young women living in New York City.