By Camira Powell
If you're like me, your headphones are an essential part of your job. Just the thought of going through an entire morning – nay, morning commute – without those white lifesavers snugly embedded in my ear is enough to make me call in sick. Though as productive as I feel listening to the new Taylor Swift jam on repeat, there are times when I want something that’s as entertaining as it is enlightening. And that's where the handy podcast comes in.
There’s no denying that the podcast has grown in popularity over the years. They’ve gone from small cult-like followings to massive cult-like followings, thanks to the word-of-mouth of passionate fans. Podcasts have garnered widespread respect as an alternative source of entertainment – well, as “alternative” as talk radio can be – among millennials, especially anyone that proudly identifies as a nerd or hipster. Anyone with a microphone, access to the internet and something to say has the makings of a podcast, which creates a wide array of options for listeners who can choose from witty repartee between comics to simple explanations of complex phenomena to friends commenting on the absurdities of life. There are so many options out there that it can be hard to discern between the good, the bad and the wtf. Here are a few that are definitely worth a listen:
Upon first listen, a few things become clear about the show: Crissle and Kid Fury love Beyonce….and they don’t take anyone’s mess. This is apparent as they riff on the ridiculousness of celebs, give tough love advice to listeners and, of course, read (if you don't know what that means, allow Dorian Corey to educate you).