I take a lot of “content” in each week. I love to read and I am constantly listening to podcasts at work, on my commute and at home. Some things really stand out, and to be honestly, I rarely get a chance to reflect or talk about how much I love certain stories with which I’ve interacted because I’m awkward and I don’t want to force others to listen to my nerdy ranting. Since this is a place where I’m supposed to be nerdy and rant… here we go!
The three best stories I experienced in the last week.
- Episode 10- Headstone: Breath and Bone by the Human/Ordinary podcast
I was introduced to this podcast just this week through the Strangers podcast which is one of the first podcasts I listened to a couple of years ago. This episode was a heart wrenching and truthful look at death and grief. Get your tissues out. You’re gonna cry.
- Friday, June 21, 2017 by The Daily podcast.
So this is another tearjerker. I don’t know what’s with the end of this week but it was full of rough-but-beautiful stories. This is a news podcast, and though I find it very helpful for keeping up with the daily news and getting context to it without going crazy, I rarely feel like it’s the best content I listen to in a given week. This week’s story about the women in refugee camps in Mosul tore me apart. It was a valued perspective on the international landscape and the price of war.
- Life With Mother Teresa and Doing Small Things With Great Love ft. Mother Mary Catherine by The Catholic Feminist Podcast
This is obviously a specifically targeted podcast that might not be for everyone but Mother Mary Catherine had some awesome stories about what knowing Mother Teresa was like and about why sacrifice is a part of love.