Best of the West: From The Happiness Lab to Modern Love, These Are Our Favorite Podcasts Right Now
This week we asked YOU what podcasts are getting you through––and you delivered.
We’re doing Best of the West a little differently this week: We asked you what podcasts you’re listening to right now––and you had some great tips. Here’s what you said:
Amanda Powter: Staying In with Emily & Kumail. If you saw the movie The Big Sick, you might know them. It’s a limited edition podcast that’s funny and––and all profits go to charities. Details here.
Kristin Lundin: On The Ledge hosted by Jane Perrone. It’s a podcast all about houseplants and indoor gardening.
Monica Hall: The Daily by The New York Times. I love it! The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world.
Pamela Jimenez Castellanos: The Moth. Amazing, captivating stories that really take your mind off everything else.
Thea Bryson: Expanded with Lacy Phillips (known on Instagram as To Be Magnetic). It’s my go-to podcast for grounded manifestation.
Erika Reardon: The Plants We Eat––an interesting look at the history, culture, and biology of the plants we eat.
Hugh Garvey: The Happiness Lab. Months ago when I was a little stressed out I downloaded the super popular podcast hosted by Dr. Laura Santos in which the psychologist explores the latest science on human happiness. Now that I’m about five thousand times more stressed out, I’ve cued it up again and can’t wait to dive into the newest episodes that explore topics like practical approaches to self-motivating in a WFH situation, how to beat isolation loneliness, and managing your response to crises.
Michele Wright: Stuff You Should Know. I love Chuck and Josh!
Sarah Carr: Modern Love if I need a good cry. The podcast features the popular New York Times column, with readings by notable personalities and updates from the essayists themselves.
Samantha Price: Dolly Parton’s America. In this intensely divided moment, one of the few things everyone still seems to agree on is Dolly Parton—but why? That simple question leads to a deeply personal, historical, and musical rethinking of one of America’s great icons.
Christina Cortez-Parra: Lore by Aaron Mahnke. It’s great! Lots of paranormal, unexplained, exploring the creatures, people, and places of our wildest nightmares.