#WeekendMode: 5 podcasts to binge over the next few days

round up December 17, 2021

Welcome to our weekend listening guide! We have some festive recommendations for y’all. Hear a series all about lighthearted news, a comedic podcast reframing holiday newsletters, and a cooking/lifestyle show. If you’re a Yellowstone fan, there’s a podcast for you on our list. We’ve also included a podcast filled with news, politics, and law updates.

Check out our complete listening guide for this weekend:

It’s a Wonderful Lie

Listen to ‘It’s a Wonderful Lie’

Raise your hand if you’re the proud recipient of friends’ holiday newsletters. Podcasting OG Ashley Flowers’ new series pokes fun at such mailings and each episode is filled with holiday cheer and festive sneers. Hear the “hilarious truth” of newsletters read by hosts Ashley, Holly Laurent, and Greg Hess, filled with humble brags and mundane life updates. They’ll imagine the possible mess behind each perfectly-portrayed story. This series is an audiochuck production.

#SistersinLaw

Listen to ‘#SistersinLaw’

Hear about the latest news, trials, and laws in Politicon’s “#SistersinLaw,” hosted by Joyce Vance, Jill Wine-Banks, Barb McQuade, and Kimberly Atkins. Recent episodes covered the January 6th subpoenas, abortion cases, the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, and more. Weekly episodes are under 90 minutes long.

Upworthy Weekly

Listen to ‘Upworthy Weekly’

“Upworthy Weekly” features weekly, lighthearted content in podcast form for fans of Upworthy’s site and social media postings! Alison Rosen and Tod Perry host the series to share stories like “Dog’s Perfect Last Day,” why do people love Pete Davidson, and Shaq’s parenting advice, just to name a few. All episodes are under an hour long.

The Yellowstone Official Podcast

Listen to ‘The Yellowstone Official Podcast’

If you’re an avid Yellowstone fan, check out 101 Studios and Paramount Network’s “The Yellowstone Official Podcast.” Each episode, cast members and guests will share behind-the-scenes takes. Hear from host Jefferson White (Jimmy Hurdstrom) with appearances by Cole Hauser (Rip Wheeler), Kelly Reilly (Beth Dutton), Luke Grimes (Kayce Dutton), Wes Bentley (Jamie Dutton), and more.

The Splendid Table

Listen to ‘The Splendid Table’

Food journalist Francis Lam hosts “The Splendid Table,” an American Public Media series about food, eating, and culture. Listen in as Francis is joined by guests to dish on subjects like the power of smell, connecting through food, desserts, and the art of conversation. A recent episode explored holiday gifting and hosting, if you’re looking for some festive tips this season.

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