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    Bridge Ladies When I set out to learn about my mother's bridge club, the Jewish octogenarians behind the matching outfits and accessories, I never expected to fall in love with them. This is the story of the ladies, their game, their gen, and the ragged path that led me back to my mother.
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Tommy Can You Hear Me


It’s time to talk about it. I haven’t said anything for a long time, but the truth is I do it a lot. LIke every day. I’m talking about podcasts. I listen when I’m doing the dishes, walking the dog, folding laundry. I’m pretty promiscuous. I listen to The Daily, to Ezra Klein and Still Processing. Two personal favorites are Tell Me About Your Father and Sounds like a Cult. The Powers that Be. Sway. The Dating Game Killer. Lots of crime. I didn’t want to let them into my life, but now it looks like they are here to stay. I find them very entertaining. Sometimes informative. But what I really like is that they crowd out all the constant spinning in my head.

Do you podcast? Got any recs?

5 Responses

  1. I don’t. I don’t want anyone in my head. All that talk, talk, talk – gah. No thank you. Quiet. I like quiet.

    This isn’t about podcasts, but it shows how different people are with their personal environment. When my husband does his paperwork, he has to have a fan blowing on high and music – very loud music.

    Sometimes, when I’ve been gone for the day I’ll come home and every single fan we own will be on – the ones inside and outside. Yes, we have a/c but he wants fans too. Both TVs (kitchen/living room) are set to some ungodly volume, the radio in his office is on with the music blasting. And, even outside – he’ll have a fan and his notepad both on high volume.


  2. Nope. Not that it’s a distraction, but that I distract myself. Off goes my mind on its own little vacation to everywhere and nowhere and I have to rewind over and over, like walking in circles.

  3. Yes! I love podcasts. The Malcolm Gladwell show, Revisionist History, is a favorite, along with The Prosecutors, Hacks On Tap, Rich Roll, True Crime Garage—the list goes on.

    Also, I really dig audiobooks like West Cork, which started life as a podcast. Anything with murder or a mysterious disappearance will hook me for hours, and I’m always looking to drown out the sound of my own inner voice.

  4. The Clearing is a great podcast – interviews with a daughter who later discovered that her dad was likely a prolific serial killer. There are a lot of episodes, enough to drive to DC area and back.

  5. I enjoy listening to Conan O’brien Needs A Friend. It’s interesting to hear how he operates in real time and the podcast is highly entertaining

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