Five Favorites: Podcasts Galore

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I have this problem where I don’t do things halfway, so when I find a new good thing I do it a lot.  I got a new iPhone this week (yippee for VSCO CAM and Instagram and all the photographic things!) and also yippee for podcasts!  My last phone didn’t have enough memory for, well, anything, so no podcast app for me.  But now, I can listen to and learn about ALL THE THINGS.

Do you know Christy and Haley?  They have a podcast and it is exactly as fun as you would expect.  They’re cute and chatty and have a lot of fun with each other and with their guests.  So far I’ve listened to their first episode, plus an interview with Jenny about s-e-x and and interview with Bonnie about celebrating Lent.  The unexpected outcome was that I laughed equally at all episodes.  If you like hanging out in a friends living room, this is the podcast for you.

On a wildly different note, Serial is a spinoff of the NPR production This American Life.  In Serial, an investigative journalist searches for answers based on a decade and a half old murder.  Adnan Syed was convicted of the murder of Hae Min Lee, but his family and friends are sure of his innocence.  If you like murder mysteries and documentary-style radio, this is the podcast for you.

Because I like to keep you on your toes, here’s another twist.  Catholic Answers Live is a daily radio program that answers questions about the Catholic faith.  The show is hosted by Patrick Coffin and guest hosted by a variety of experts.  If you are interested in any aspect of Catholicism, whether you’re Catholic or not, this is the podcast for you.

Oh my goodness.  Read Aloud Revival.  Whether your kids are public, private, or homeschooled, this podcast is immensely inspiring.  If you want to get motivated to read aloud to your kids, and as Sarah says, to build your family culture, this is the podcast for you.

 Of all the podcasts I’ve listened to this week, this is the one I’ve spent the least time on.  BUT!  The one I did listen to was an interview with MaryRuth Hackett, who has a PhD is educational psychology.  Kristin’s interview with MaryRuth on child development was exactly what I needed to hear the other day.  The exciting thing is that there actually 2 more episodes with MaryRuth.  I can’t wait to hear it all and explore the other interviewees Kristin has had on her show.  If you’re looking for inspiration as a mom, this is the podcast for you.

Bonus #6 is for the kids.  Gentle and sweet Sparkle Stories podcasts are free.  If you’re a child or a parent who has a child who likes audio stories, this podcast is for you.  (I’d say these are geared towards lower elementary aged kiddos, but I’ve only listened to one or two.)

Alrighty, friends.  That’s all for today.  Go visit Anna-at-Jenna’s place and give her some lovin’.


  1. Great list!
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  2. Thanks so much Micaela! I’m so glad you like the podcast, thanks for listening! Let me know when I sound too crazy, ok?
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  3. Love this! Thanks for sharing! I really want to start listening to podcasts more just have not figured out the when!
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  4. I’ve just started Fountains of Carrots. I can’t get over how Christy pronounces the word “about”! Tee-hee!

  5. Great list – I listen to most of these when I can too! I also listen to the Catholic Guy sometimes, especially the episodes when he has his mom co-host. Those are usually hilarious.
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  6. I know everyone raves about Serial – is it disturbing at all?
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    • I haven’t listened in awhile, so my memory may be faulty, but I didn’t find it particularly disturbing. It’s not like a crime tv show where the guts and gpre are all in your face. At the same time, it is a *real* murder, so it depends on how sensitive you are to that kind of thing. How’s that for a non-answer?

  7. Thanks so much for including us! I’m so glad you’re enjoying it!
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  8. My problem is I only ever have 20 or 30 minutes at a time when I can listed to podcasts, and they’re all longer than that! So I end up starting a ton and never finishing them because my phone won’t save my place :/ But I love the beginnings of RAR & FOC!
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  1. […] More podcasts.  Mostly the same ones I posted about in that link <—, but also I’ve discovered the Catholic Answers podcast, and I’m all YIPPEEEEE!  Because smart, logical people who can defend our faith with charity and clarity is my thang, y’all. […]