One Bad Mother (Explicit. “Don't listen with your kids because there will be swears”) – A parenting podcast from Biz and Theresa on the MaxFun network. Two moms go through their weekly parenting genius/fail moments, interview a parent and hear a mom have a breakdown. My favorite part of the show is the non-judgmental nature that the two hosts have when talking about parenthood. The catch phrases are “You're doing a great job!” and “We're getting really good at this!” If you think that your kid is a sociopath because they laugh as they smack you in the face or worry that no other parent struggles with tantrums about Thomas the Train or eat cold chicken nuggets while standing over the sink, this podcast is for you. They also have a wonderful Facebook group where parents and caretakers can commiserate and offer advice and solidarity for all of us in the parenting trenches.
Totally Beverages (And Sometimes Hot Sauce) (Explicit) – I never realized that I had so many opinions and thoughts about beverages until this podcast. I love listening to beverage profiles and the weird shootouts they do. Have you ever heard someone talk in extreme detail about what their favorite drinking vessel is? Are you a sipper or a chugger? What's the best ginger beer on the market? What about the taste of breastmilk? Not for kids since they have a lot of f-bombs but that's what bluetooth headphones are for.
Smarter Artist – The folks of the “Self Publishing Podcast” offer bite-sized advice daily for writers and artists. Everything from building a brand to planning stories to character development to when to quit your day job. Lovely advice and enough to get you thinking.
Gilmore Guys – Two funny guys discuss Gilmore Girls in extreme detail. From the F-f-f-f-f-fashion report to the pop culture reference supercut, it's all goodness about our favorite coffee-loving, fast-talking ladies of Stars Hollow. My husband doesn't quite appreciate the minutae of Gilmore Girls like I do, so I'm glad I have another outlet for my fandom excitement. Must listen, especially if you are excited about the revival on Netflix!