So I know I am way behind the times on this podcast thing. I have just gotten my first smartphone and am adapting, slowly, the the benefits of this magical appliance. I recently downloaded a podcast app (because I am and android user and so do not reap the benefits of itunes built in) so that I can listen to my NPR shows on my phone. This is great for when I am cooking which I do a lot. (You might know that if you read my other blog, The Hungry Griffin.)
Anyway, the point is, my best friend, Camille, and my sister have both insisted in the past that I should listen to the Joy the Baker podcast. Being foolish and otherwise silly, I never did. I was wrong. I am sorry. I will listen and comply in the future. At Thanksgiving, my awesome sister-in-law also insisted. When I got home I tried it out, just for kicks and giggles. I have now listened to roughly ten episodes, and while I feel I should have begun earlier, I am sort of glad I didn't, because it means I now have 70 back episodes to catch up on and I don't have to wait a week between them.
For anyone out there who has not listened to Joy the Baker, first, do that. Second, the podcast is essentially a conversation between two pretty cool 30 something ladies. They talk about all sorts of things, and there is something for everyone to connect with. For example today, I listened to Birthday in Hoboken, which is episode 52. During this episode, Tracy discusses having a bad experience getting a hair cut. She describes the way the hairdresser makes her feel judged for her hair care choices. I commiserate. I have not often enjoyed my haircut experiences, but more often than not the quality of the hair cut has nothing to do with the feeling of unhappiness I leave the shop with. I don't spend much time on my hair. I don't use product much, I don't curl or straighten, and I am careful to only use natural products. This is mostly out of laziness. I prefer not to spend a whole lot of time. Although the natural product thing is important to me. My scalp does not respond well to traditional products. This has caused judgement from haircare professionals and who needs that. My response to this has been to simply avoid the hairdresser. When Camille is in country, I make her cut my hair, and since she is away now, I have taken to cutting my own. It is not ideal, but it works for me. Listening to Tracy, I felt like maybe I wimped out. She aired her feelings and told the hairdresser that she was unhappy with the way she was being treated. Go Tracy!
So anyway, the moral is, listed to Joy the Baker. You won't regret it. What podcasts do you love? Tell me in the comments and maybe my next exciting discovery will be your doing.