Identity: Listening List

This month’s theme is IDENTITY. I’m going to be honest here…I did not think the theme through enough before I asked for recommendations. Identity is such a broad concept, and I received so many great podcast recommendations. I quickly realized that it was going to be impossible to pick 3 …

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Happy Birthday, America!

In honor of the 4th of July, we’re going with a “Happy Birthday, America” theme. I also decided to write a short love/hate birthday letter to my country. Here it is: Dear America, Happy 240th birthday! Wow, you’re old. You would think you’d have your s*%t together better than you …

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Feminism: Listening List

I have some exciting news this month: Podcast Brunch Club was featured in the latest episode of The Big Listen podcast. The show highlights things happening in the podcast world. I’m woven in throughout the entire episode, so listen all the way to the end and let me know your …

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Starting a Family: Listening List

I’ve heard a number of podcasts recently that have explored the theme of starting (or continuing) a family. Some people know that they want kids and some don’t. Some people jump through hoops to have them and others go to great lengths to avoid them. It’s life-changing and nearly every adult …

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Vegetarianism: Listening List

Happy belated anniversary, PBClubbers!!! I just looked back and realized that last month we hit the 1 year anniversary mark for PBC! Now…onto business. This month we’ll listen to 3 episodes on the topic Vegetarianism. Full disclosure: I have only listened to snippets of the three episodes listed below, so …

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Mental Illness: Listening List

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 50% of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24. This gives a whole new meaning to the term “March Madness” that is about to sweep college campuses. So, we’re going take a different angle …

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Music – Past, Present, & Future: Listening List

February is upon us and I hope everyone is keeping warm. Here in Chicago I knock on wood every day that the winter has been pretty mild thus far. Anyhoo…onto business. This month’s theme is: Music – Past, Present, & Future. The Listenings for this month are below.Thanks to our …

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Religion, Spirituality & Belief: Listening List

Happy 2016! Hope you all had a great holiday. We’re actually on schedule for our monthly Listenings selection. One of our Chicago PBClubbers, Lynn, has proposed two podcasts that extend our holiday conversation about belief, faith, and spirituality. As you listen to the selections for this month, if you come …

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Holidays & Religion: Listening List

With the holidays approaching, let’s hear the history of those holidays, some quirky family holiday stories, and how some people are caught between two worlds. Thanks to Chicago PBClubber, Lisa, and Twitter friend, @saralistens, for choosing the listenings for this month: Backstory: Naughty & Nice. BackStory brings historical perspective to …

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Thanksgiving & Gratitude: Listening List

Thank you! According to one of the podcasts we’re listening to this month, that should make me happier. I’ll let you know how that works out for me. With Thanksgiving around the corner, we thought we’d explore a Thanksgiving/gratefulness theme. Stuff to Blow Your Mind: Surviving Thanksgiving. You may not …

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