Five on Friday - Podcast Edition

1. Around the Table Podcast 
      Jaycee and Maggie talk about things that make me laugh, make me think, and make me wish we were sitting together having a conversation. The tone is warm and welcoming, funny and honest, and just makes me feel better when the episode is over, even when it's a tougher topic.

2. The Popcast, aka, Knox and Jamie
     Full disclosure - Jamie and I were on the academic team together in school, so I've been privy to how funny she is for a long time. Well, not THAT long, let's be clear, but long enough. Even when I find myself on Team Knox (introverts have to stick together, yo!) It's just fun and light, and even when they deep dive, it's entirely appropriate. Caveat - do NOT listen to the Hanksgiving episode. Just trust me, and know that you owe me a cup of coffee for saving you.

3. Beyond the To-Do List 
     Erik has a great rotation of guests covering all sorts of topics, and while I'm still fairly new to following this one, I look forward to new episodes and am catching up on old ones. The guests and their individual topics are varied, but I always learn something, and it's presented in a way that doesn't leave you feeling like you've been lectured on what you're doing wrong, but inspired to take away something positive from each episode.

4. Open Paddock
     I would be completely remiss in my wifely duties if I didn't mention Open Paddock. My brother started out with them several years ago, and Open Paddock is how he got to fulfill his dream of attending the Indianapolis 500 with a press pass. I'll be forever grateful to them for that. My husband John is now a regular contributor, and recently edited his first episode. If you're into racing, check them out.

5. Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me!
     Looking for a hilarious hour of... well you never quite know what you're going to get when you listen, but you can rest assured you will laugh. Peter Sagal is one of my favorite hosts, and I'm growing fonder of Legendary Anchor Man Bill Kurtis, despite my continued fondness for Scorekeeper Emeritus Carl Kassell. No surprise, my favorite portion is "Lightning Fill in the Blank."