Why I Listen To Podcasts More Than Music

Why I Listen To Podcasts More Than Music

An introduction to my recent hobby of listening to podcasts.


Podcasts, if you didn't know, are downloadable files that usually part of a series, but I describe them as radio shows.

There are literally thousands if not more online about almost any topic you are interested in. I love crime shows and true crime stories and while there is plenty of those to listen to, my recent obsession is a show called Dr. Death produced by Wonderly. It is not for the weak hearted, but it tells the story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch, a neurosurgeon who practiced in Dallas, Texas. I won't spoil any of the details, but if you would like to learn about some of the flaws in the American medical industry, then I urge you to listen to this six-part miniseries.

Another big passion of mine is animals and there is a Snapchat account called thegoldenratio4 that is run by a woman with five golden retrievers named Jasmine, Hopper, Maggie, Venkman and Queso (my favorite). The Snapchat is wonderful, but the "parents" of the dogs have a podcast titled The Golden Ratio Podcast, where there are more in-depth stories of the girls and other general dog-related topics.

There are also a lot of podcasts hosted by celebrities such as John and Hank Green, Anna Faris, Anderson Cooper and Chelsea Peretti. Some of these people are authors, actresses or journalists, but they are all popular. The variety of their work means that they talk about a lot of different topics on their personal podcasts.

Most podcasts are about 40 minutes to an hour in length which makes them perfect for long drives or, in my personal experience, waiting on the public bus and then walking to classes. I enjoy the entertainment value as well as the educational element of these shows. They are also really good for bringing up in conversation.

You can find podcasts on the Podcast App on iPhone and other Apple devices and search podcast in your other device's app stores. While I still listen to the radio every once in a while, music kind of gets repetitive to me so these podcasts really take the boredom out of mundane daily life.

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6 Places in New York City Every "Friends" Fan Needs to Visit

Grab a cup of coffee at Central Park.

As a Friends fanatic myself, I often wonder about the places in New York City featured in the various episodes and whether I could actually visit them. Most of them are fictional or no longer exist, but there are a few places you can go to reminisce about your favorite Friends moments. So, here are 6 places in New York City you definitely need to visit as a Friends fan.

1. The Apartment Building, Obviously

The building used for the exterior shot of the apartments in Friends is real, and is located at 90 Bedford Street at the corner of Grove Street in Greenwich Village. It's an obvious must-see.

2. The Pullitzer Fountain

This is the fountain that the friends danced around in for the iconic theme song, and it's located right in Central Park.

3. Bloomingdale's

This is the department where Rachel worked before she moved on to Ralph Lauren, where she met Joshua, and where she started her career in fashion.

4. The Plaza Hotel

This is where Monica and Chandler celebrated their engagement in The One WIth Monica's Thunder, and is actually really gorgeous.

5. The Central Perk Replica

While Central Perk isn't a real coffee shop, a pop-up replica opened up in 2014 on Lafayette Street and it's definitely a must-visit.

6. Chandler's Office

The fictional Chandler works in the real Solow Building, located on West 57th street.

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Hannah B. Named The Next Bachelorette: Get Excited!!

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On the season finale of the hit reality TV show 'The Bachelor' Chris Harrison announced the new Bachelorette to be Hannah Brown, affectionately referred to as "Hannah Beast." Hannah made it far in Colton's season of the Bachelor, but hit some bumps along the way. She was involved in serious drama with costar and fellow pageant competitor Caelynn. Not only is Hannah B. known for drama and tears, she is also known for her awkward and often uncomfortable behavior around the cameras. And let's not forget the most awkward first date and toast of all time...Roll Tide!

Despite her awkward and quirky personality, I think the Alabama native is truly a sweetheart. She cannot be judged based on the controversy that took place between her and Caelynn because no one knows the full truth of the story. In my opinion, no one was completely innocent in their "cat fight" but the way in which each girl handled themselves in the resolution of this drama was mature and, quite frankly, impressive. I think Hannah B's season will be full of more tears and could potentially be very uncomfortable to watch at some moments, but at the end of the say, Hannah B. deserves to find love just like any other 'Bachelor' hopeful. It will definitely be an interesting season to watch, so get excited!!

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