I apologize, that title up there was meant to grab your attention (wow, was that my first clickbait?!), but I'm not going to talk about email etiquette so you can opt out now if you don't want to read anymore... OR.... stay and read about a podcast I am a huge fanboy of! Yeah... this entry is about how I ALWAYS listen to REPLY ALL, so you know... legit title, right? :)
One of these days, I'll post about my favorite podcasts that I subscribe to, but today is a short and sweet *mwah mwah* (those are like kissing sounds that are sometimes used to make fun of people who kiss up to people in case that didn't come across!) to one of my TOP 5 Podcasts: REPLY ALL.
At first, I was going to highlight only ONE of my favorite episodes, which I will, but first I'm gonna riff a bit on why I am addicted to listening to these two fine gentlemen: Alex Goldman & PJ Vogt.
First, I've been really out of the loop, so I didn't even know that Podcast Journalism was a thing, and I haven't really listened to many forms of that except for "Serial", which is also great - but this is podcast journalism at its best (not that I have any real qualifications to say that, but there I said it!) These guys cover a LOT of ground, and their show basically covers all things interesting that are happening on the internet, so there's a little bit of everything for everyone - and you'll also learn a thing or two here and there!
Second, Alex & PJ are just a killer combo. The first thing you'll notice w/in the first 5 minutes is their LAUGHS. Especially PJ's. It is infectious and sometimes even influences the way I laugh (and I'm not even trying to be influenced!). But these two are not only sharp, but super likeable in their own ways, and complement each other well in their personalities, and have a way about relating to each other (while delivering amazing content) that makes you want to be sitting in the room with them. It's impossible to imagine NOT having a good conversation with them at any given time.
Here are a few of my favorites in no particular order:
1. LONG DISTANCE
When you receive a phone call w/ an unidentified number, but decide to pick up anyway and realize that yet again it is an unwanted marketing call OR there's a chance someone is trying to scam you - most people just hang up the phone. But not Alex Goldman. No spoilers, but he not only stays on the phone with the person, but ends up going out of his way to learn more and expose the people on the other end. This is a two part episode and it is RIVETING!
3. FACEBOOK SPYING ON YOU
So many of us have a huge love & hate relationship with social media, but THIS episode brings the feeling of uneasiness to a new level, and makes it a little too close to home - like actually inside your home. And yet, I can't seem to delete my account, so what does that say about me?! But this episode is the most recent, and the one I really came here to talk about today - but I'm too big of a REPLY ALL fanatic to NOT give you a bit more to chew on!
Give your daily commute an upgrade, and SUBSCRIBE to REPLY ALL Y'ALL!
PS - Shout out to my bud G. Sing who turned me onto this podcast!