3 episodes I loved lately:
1. The Smartest Person in the Room with Laura Tremaine. Laura (who you may know as the Hollywood Housewife) has a new podcast out. It’s unfolding in seasons, and the first has been dedicated to Hollywood, a topic she knows well.
My favorite episode of the series is #2 with production designer Ethan Tobman. I didn’t know much about Hollywood set design before and had no idea how fascinating it would be. His story about meeting Madonna is gold (and probably applicable to your own life).
I was skeptical: I felt like the show itself was a big commitment; who has time to listen to an accompanying podcast, too? But we started this together over the weekend and injected some much-needed entertainment into a long, grueling travel day. That’s high praise.
3. From the Front Porch, the podcast of The Bookshelf bookstore in Thomasville, Georgia. The bookstore has a podcast—so fun! I’m a new subscriber to this, as well as a guest in the newly released episode 90. This podcast is devoted to fun book talk; Annie and Chris asked me about what I’m reading now, the classics I still haven’t read, podcasts I love, and my relationship with indie bookstores.
If you missed Annie in this week’s episode of What Should I Read Next, check that out here. (Her instagram account’s tagline is “channeling Kathleen Kelly.” Need I say more?)