Our Top 6 Favourite Podcast Episodes Right Now
It’s a period of transition over here at The Connection Corner. In times like these with lots of moving, travel and change, we love listening to podcasts. They’re our favourite way to destress, ground and distract yourself (sometimes it’s very necessary to switch off from everything that’s going on).
Here is a list of our favourite episodes that we’re listening to at the moment.
Enjoy, and let us know which are your favourites in the comments below.
Mara Hoffman: Letting It Go to Let it Grow
What’s Underneath with StyleLikeU
“We greatly admire New York-based fashion designer, Mara Hoffman. Her designs and principles stand out in a sea of homogeneity and “buy more” culture. The former dancer studied at Parsons School of Design in New York and London’s Central Saint Martins College. She was “discovered” by Sex and the City stylist, Patricia Field, who sold Mara’s samples in her shop. We sat down with Mara in her 6th Avenue studio to talk getting comfortable with change by facing our mortality, not being too attached to the identities we create for ourselves, and how we have to work for our happiness. We discovered why she’s not actually that passionate about the fashion industry because “it can make people feel kind of lousy...it's completely warped our sense of consuming, in that we ‘need’ all this stuff that we don't need.” Ultimately, Mara’s message is to “let it go to let it grow...Imagine holding a seed in a clenched fist...It's really hard to let things go but that's where the growth is; it's on that other side.”
2. Something Large and Wild
This Is Love
“An unconventional love story about a teenager, the Pacific Ocean, and an encounter with something wild.”
3. Chapter One: The Reporter
“Rukmini describes the reality of being on the terrorism beat and why she brings trash bags with her to the frontlines of the war against ISIS.”
4. Death Surge
The Love Love Love
“What if you can't tell your kid they're going to wake up for sure in the morning? What if you can't tell your partner you will? For Jeremy and Ashely Parsons of wearetheparsons.com, spending time up close with death has woken them up to life. This incredibly inspiring couple have taught and inspired others across the country to learn how to drink in every single second of life while they have it. Even as they live, their marriage has had to die over and over so they could survive hand in hand.”
5. Bethany C. Meyers, LGBTQ rights activist
Enough About Me with Shep Rose
“Lifestyle entrepreneur and LGBTQ rights activist Bethany C. Meyers kicks it with Shep in NYC! Join Shep and Bethany as they discuss Bethany's religious upbringing, gender identity, polyamorous relationships, NYC nightlife and traveling to Mexico!”
6. Lucy Peach Is A Period Unicorn
Lucy Peach is a folk singer turned comedian turned period hacker. Yes, period hacker. Lucy has worked out the secret to using your period for power. And on this episode of No Filter, she gives practical advice about how to harness the different phases of your cycle. After you listen to this you'll never think of your period the same way again.