Plunge Into...podcasts on being single, Sarah Silverman's dad, and haircare
We've got an eclectic bunch of pods this week. Let's plunge, shall we?
This is the third week of our Podcast Plunge Pivot™. Thanks for coming along for the ride!
Here are this week’s reader-generated podcast recommendations.
Shoutout to Andreea, Aakshi, Lauren, Veronica, and Ayo for sharing recommendations in the comments section of last week’s issue.
Next week…could it be you?! Comment on this post to find out.
Here’s what you recommended:
Recommender: Ayo Oti, Publisher at
Why: Our society — okay, most societies — are obsessed with romantic partnerships. Quite literally, I was asked the other day by my parents when I was getting married so I can have children... But this is not about me.
I loved that Embodied spoke to people from different racial and gender identities about what building a fulfilling life outside of a romantic partnership can look like.
Recommender: Arielle Nissenblatt, creator of EarBuds Podcast Collective + this newsletter you’re reading right now
Podcast: Talk Easy
Why: This episode made me laugh and cry. I also love hearing about how Sarah Silverman makes friends in Hollywood. And it's just a blast to know that she enjoys playing pick-up basketball.
Recommender: Veronica Montes, communications specialist at FRQNCY Media
Podcast: What’s In Olaplex
Episode: Just Browsin’
Why: I love Danielle Frank. She's a beautiful person, both on the inside and outside. She's so fun to listen to. In this pod, Danielle welcomes guests from the beauty industry to talk about the trends we should embrace and the ones we should let go of from a lens of mental wellness and self-acceptance.
This episode explores brows with celebrity eyebrow specialist Joey Healy to guide listeners with gender-neutral tips to find what works. I'm on a hair and brow journey. I'm getting back to healing and nourishing my hair and eyebrows after neglecting both in my 20s. This episode will inform you on finding what's right for you.
Recommender: Andreea Coscai, podcast marketer at Tink Media
Why: This is a fascinating story about a Romani-American young woman, her life, her culture, and how they are intertwined with larger systems we don’t often think of.
I am originally from Romania, the country with one of the largest populations of Romani people. As a journalist in the making, listening to such a well-made and well-documented series is an absolute treasure. It combines the personal with the political, creating plenty of space for both. There should be more awareness of Romani culture and this podcast does it beautifully!
Recommender: Aakshi Sinha, podcast marketer at Tink Media
Podcast: Jackie of all Trades
Why: I've been feeling very existential lately. I'm unsure where my life is headed professionally, how I should distribute my energy right now, and what I should prioritise. I've always known that my ideal career path looks a little bit like what the host of this podcast K2RAH is doing.
She calls herself multi-creative and interviews friends who, like her, have charted their own path full of creativity and variety. I found this show over the weekend after bumping into K2RAH's DJ set on an Insta reel and being immediately inspired by the many things she does for a living. This first episode showed me it's a perfect find for my mindset right now so if you are at a similar place, this one is a great one, and also let's be friends!!
Podcast: Sentimental Garbage
Why: I had no idea that Cyndi Lauper's version was a cover. It completely changed my thinking about the song. They really get into what the lyrics mean. It made me fall in love with the song even more. There aren't tons of lyrics in this song, but it's about so much!
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