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What podcasts are we listening to this summer?

Whether continuing our home staycations or spending some time in the great outdoors, the summer is the perfect time to dig into a new podcast. Some of this year’s best podcasts help us learn about nature, explore literature, and discover more about ourselves through the voices of others. The Podcast Taxi team shares some of the podcasts we are listening to right now.

The Wild

Chris Morgan takes listeners around the world to Italy, to Germany, and to his backyard in the Pacific Northwest. At each location, he explores the beauty and wonder of the outdoors and its inhabitants. From beavers to wolves to grizzly bears, we experience up close the resilient power of nature and our relationship with it.

Floodlines

Some call it Hurricane Katrina. Some call it the Federal Flood. Others call it the day the levees broke. On August 29, 2005, the city of New Orleans was submerged. That story of hubris, incompetence, and nature’s wrath is now etched into the national consciousness. But the people who lived through the flood and its aftermath have a different story to tell. A tale of rumors, betrayal, and one of the most misunderstood events in American history. Hosted by Vann R. Newkirk II.

Brave Not Perfect

Join Reshma Saujani and discover the secret to making radical change happen in your life. You’ll hear stories of failure and resilience from leading changemakers like Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Lizzo, Arianna Huffington, and more, plus learn how you can be brave in your everyday life.

Destination Earth

Destination Earth is a fully scripted audio drama in 10 parts. The war between humans and Gray has been going on for longer than anyone can remember. Spin Braddock, a down-on-his-luck wheeler-dealer and Garvey, his pilot and best friend, get by doing odd jobs for shady clients. They cross paths with Jenna Anderton, a 15-year-old girl, who makes them an offer they can’t refuse. Her father, a history professor at the local museum, wants to enlist them to fulfill his lifelong dream: to find long-lost planet Earth from which humans once set out to conquer the stars. Reluctantly, Spin, and Garvey accept. After all, everyone knows that Earth is just a myth…

Teach Me Something New

Brit Morin is curious about just about everything! In each episode, the founder and CEO of Brit + Co. sits down with inspirational figures like scientists, CEOs, influencers and celebrities, asking them to teach her something new that’s changed their lives for the better. Brit and her co-hosts will tackle a different theme in each episode focusing on all kinds of topics ranging from things like creativity, family and relationships, mental and physical wellness, business and innovation, and much more.

Code Switch

Hosted by journalists of color, Code Switch tackles the subject of race head-on by exploring how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between. This podcast makes all of us a part of the conversation — because we’re all part of the story.

What Should I Read Next?

What Should I Read Next? is the podcast for every reader who has ever finished a book and faced the problem of not knowing what to read next. Each week, Anne Bogel, of the blog Modern Mrs Darcy, interviews a reader about the books they love, the books they hate, and the books they’re reading now. Anne makes recommendations about what to read next and hopefully, in the process, helps us all find our next read.

Pod For The Cause

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights launched Pod For The Cause podcast to expand the conversation on critical civil and human rights challenges of our day: census, justice reform, policing, education, fighting hate & bias, judicial nominations, fair courts, voting rights, media & tech, economic security, immigration, and human rights. 

Unlocking Us

We are hardwired for connection, and connecting requires courage, vulnerability, and conversation. Researcher and author Brené Brown unpacks and explores the ideas, stories, experiences, books, films, and music that reflect the universal experiences of being human, from the bravest moments to the most brokenhearted. Brown’s goal is a podcast that’s real, unpolished, honest, and reflects both the magic and the messiness of what it means to be human. Episodes will include conversations with guests, direct conversations with us about what she’s learning from new research, as well as some episodes dedicated to answering listener questions.

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