The Weekend Listen


I listen to a lot of podcasts while driving, working out, and doing chores around the house. In this weekly feature, I’ll tell you about one episode I particularly enjoyed that week.

Continuing this week’s love theme, Modern Love: the Podcast shares three of the most popular essays from the New York Times’s Modern Love column, read by well-known actors.  Colin Farrell reads Gary Presley’s “Would My Heart Outrun Its Pursuer?”, Gillian Jacobs reads Mandy Len Catron’s “To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This,” and Tony Hale reads Steve Friedman’s “Just Friends? Let Me Read Between the Lines.”  You may already have read these essays, but they’re worth revisiting.

Happy listening!

Are you listening to a great podcast that I haven’t mentioned yet?  Please let us know in the comments!

A field of yellow flowers under a gray sky, the sun low and obscured by clouds

Our Love Story

A driftwood heart that my husband and I found on the beach right after we got married

I’m not that into Valentine’s Day–it’s so commercialized, and do we really need someone to tell us when to show our affection? Nevertheless, I thought today would be an appropriate day to tell my love story. (I hope my husband isn’t too embarrassed.) If you don’t like sappy, this may not be the post for you. Read more

The Weekend Listen

A pair of wireless headphones for podcast listening

I listen to a lot of podcasts while driving, working out, and doing chores around the house. In this weekly feature, I’ll tell you about one episode I particularly enjoyed that week.

This week’s selection is HerMoney Episode 44: Moneyball, The Dating Edition.  As you might have guessed from its name, HerMoney is a women-focused financial advice podcast.  This episode is a little different than some, though.  In honor of Valentine’s Day, host Jean Chatsky interviews Date-onomics author John Birger about his economics-driven analysis of dating.  Interesting!

Have a lovely weekend, and if you are listening to a podcast you think I should hear, let me know about it!