Podcasts can be a great accompaniment for long drives, apartment cleaning sessions and bubble baths. But if you want something to really make your ears perk up and get you thinking, give these staff recommendations a listen.
“This podcast is a deep investigation by journalist Jennings Brown into a California cult called the “Fellowship of Friendship.” As a reporter myself, I was so entranced listening to the host’s discoveries and found myself literally gasping aloud as the story went on. I listened to the whole series in one sitting!”
–Emmalyse Brownstein, Editor-in-Chief
“This is a sex positive podcast hosted by two British best friends. They basically break down any stigma around fetishes and kinks and they bring on different guests that are experts in that area. It made sex seem like not such a scary thing; they made it a light-hearted topic.”
–Nina D’Agostini, Assistant Photo Director
“This podcast is about these two best friends who just talk about crazy sh*t that happens to them. I love their humor because they’re people who say very out of pocket things. They once discussed the gender of a Baja Blast and in another episode a bad yeast infection experience. I listen to it when I’m doing homework, but it’s also on YouTube and I actually prefer watching it.”
–Keagan Larkins, Creative Director
The Adventures of Memento Mori
“This podcast explores the science, mystery and culture around death. I think learning more about dying is almost comforting in a way—it was actually my family’s conversation topic last Thanksgiving. It helps me accept it and not see it as something so scary.”
—Gabrielle Lord, Managing Editor
words_emmalyse brownstein. design_maria emilia becerra.
This article was published in Distraction’s spring 2022 print issue.