#WeekendWarriors: 5 podcasts to stream over the next few days

round up December 3, 2021

Happy Friday! This weekend, we’re listening to an inspirational podcast featuring two recent episodes with Dr. Brené Brown. On our list, we selected a true crime podcast investigating psychedelics, the popular series, “Harsh Reality: The Story of Miriam Rivera,” and one of this year’s top podcasts about human behavior. The new season of the music podcast “27 Club” premiered this week, and listeners can tune in to hear about Amy Winehouse.

Scroll down to check out our complete listening guide:

We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle

Listen to ‘We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle’

Cadence13’s “We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle” invites listeners to hear honest conversations on life’s truths and challenges. Co-host Glennon and her sister Amanda are joined by guests each episode to tackle topics like self-help, relationships, bravery, loneliness, struggling, freedom, finding purpose, and equality, just to name a few. Podsauce listened to Glennon’s 2-episode, must-hear conversation with Dr. Brené Brown this week. Previous guests have included Simone Biles, Esther Perel, Gabrielle Union, Tarana Burke, and more.

Cover Story

Listen to ‘Cover Story’

“Cover Story” delves into topics previously reported by New York Magazine. Season one of this new true crime podcast is called “Power Trip,” investigating psychedelics and the legalization movement. The series focuses on Lily Kay Ross, a figurehead in the psychedelics movement who was silenced and abused for years. Listeners will hear why people use psychedelics for therapy, micro-dose, seek out shamans, participate in the underground world, and more. This series is presented by New York Magazine and Vox Media Podcast Network. Check out new, weekly episodes.

Harsh Reality: The Story of Miriam Rivera

Listen to ‘Harsh Reality: The Story of Miriam Rivera’

In the early 2000s, 6 guys competed on a reality show in hopes of earning a cash prize and the love of model Miriam Rivera. Set in Ibiza, the show’s producers had a slightly different narrative for filming. Miriam is transgender and the producers are going to reveal this fact on camera during the last episode. “Harsh Reality: The Story of Miriam Rivera” investigates this story, and has been trending on iTunes since its release. This Wondery production was written by Agnes Borinsky and hosted by Trace Lysette. The average episode length is 45 minutes.

27 Club

Listen to ’27 Club’

Double Elvis presents “27 Club,” sharing stories of music legends who died before age 27 each season. Season 4 is all about Amy Winehouse, and the first few episodes premiered this week. Seasons 1-3 are streaming now, and covered Jimi Hendrix (Season 1), Jim Morrison from The Doors (Season 2), and Janis Joplin (Season 3). Jake Brennan hosts this music podcast, and the average length of episodes is 37 minutes.

A Slight Change of Plans

Listen to ‘A Slight Change of Plans’

“A Slight Change of Plans” tells stories about human behavior to help us understand more about who we are. This series was named one of Apple’s podcasts of the year and is hosted by Maya Shankar. So far, Maya has spoken with olympian Gabby Thomas, Eric Vetro, Amanda Knox, Kacey Musgraves, Angela Duckworth, and more. This series is by Pushkin Industries, with new, weekly episodes averaging 37 minutes long.

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