The subject of adoption is a complicated one. It’s never easy. And always steeped in deep emotions…for the adoptees, adoptive parents and the birth parents. As my husband and I are going through the adoption process, I found these podcast eps, as well as many others, helpful in answering some of my questions.
Dating. Ugh. What can I say? I’ve done it. I hated it. As a woman who dated into her late 30s, I can say from experience that it’s rough out there! But, dating was a means to an end: finding love. Love was lurking out there somewhere–I just needed to find it, pin it down, and make it submit to my will. In honor of the sometimes adored, sometimes abhorred Valentine’s Day, let’s dive into looking for love this month.
This podcast playlist was curated by the amazing Jennifer Barragan, leader of the Geneva chapter of Podcast Brunch Club. The topic of space is as vast as space itself. There is human exploration and the future habitation of space, astronomy and current events like the discovery of gravitational waves and the collision of two neutron […]
This podcast playlist was curated as a group effort out of the NYC Podcast Brunch Club, including Rebecca Seidel (chapter leader), Taylor McGraw, Jessica Glazer, Zeynep Memecan, and Maggi Van Dorn. Memory guides so much of our lives. The choices we make, the stories we tell, the way we move through the world—it all comes […]
Galen Beebe is a writer and editor at the Bello Collective, a publisher of podcast criticism, playlists, and interviews; and co-founder of Etc. Gallery, a home for web-, print-, and experience-based narrative experiments. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Full Stop, and elsewhere. Approaches to capital punishment vary widely from country to country, state to state, and year to year. […]
This podcast playlist on “Representations & Stereotypes in Pop Culture” was curated by Morgan Jaffe, host of the Burst Your Bubble podcast, an independent podcast that focuses on racism, sexism, homophobia, and other -isms and -phobias in pop culture. Morgan is also the co-leader of the PBC-Boston chapter. I’m really interested and intrigued by media […]
This podcast playlist on “Passports & Citizenship” was curated by Kathy Pulkrabek, co-host of the XX Will Travel podcast, which is a podcast for independent women travelers. Kathy is also a card-carrying member of the PBC-Chicago chapter. As an American traveler, I’ve never really had to think about my citizenship or passport – one has […]
This podcast playlist on “The Future of the Human Body” was curated by Arielle Nissenblatt, Founder of Earbuds Podcast Collective. As an avid podcast listener, I’ve tried many genres. I find that I listen to many podcasts that help me stay in tune with the world; news podcasts, human interest stories, topical interviews, and pop-culture. […]
This podcast playlist on climate change was curated by the members of our Geneva chapter. What exactly is climate change? What’s the big deal? Can we do something to stop it? There are many questions surrounding climate change, and it is why the Geneva members felt it would be a great topic for a PBC […]
I used to think creativity was something you either had or you didn’t. If you were creative, you would be drawn to something like writing or playing an instrument at an early age and continue to practice until you were really good. And if you weren’t really good at something creative by the time you were an adult, it simply meant you didn’t have the right passion or the right DNA. I failed at pretty much every instrument I tried growing up and nothing “creative” seemed to stick. Fortunately, I now know this binary view of creativity is complete hogwash, thanks in large part to podcasts. In an interview in one of the episodes below, author Elizabeth Gilbert says that the term “creative people” is redundant. All of us are creative, and sometimes you just need some permission to see yourself that way and to re-frame to yourself what creativity even means. My aim for the below list is to explore how the idea of creativity has evolved over time, what it actually is, and how we can use it everyday. I’m also hoping these episodes spark a little creative inspiration for you to follow your curiosity, like they did for me.