The big news of my week is that I was introduced to the glory of podcasts. It went something like this:
Friends: “You’ve got to check out Serial.”
Me: “What do you mean? I’m pretty familiar with cereal. It’s been around a long time, I’ve been through plenty of stages: Lucky Charms, LIFE, Special K–”
Friends: “Uh no dude, not that kind of cereal. This is Serial the podcast.”
Me: “Okay. I don’t get it, so they talk about the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast on your iPod? Sounds pretty boring.”
Friends: “Have you seriously being living under a rock?”
Me: “I cerealiously must have.”
After a quick search of “cereal” on my Podcast app, I came to find out the Serial is a podcast that covers the true story of a murder case that happened fifteen years ago. A reporter takes a look at the case inch by inch, person by person, to uncover the mystery of what really happened.
Needless to say, it took me about five days to complete all 12 episodes (averaging about 40 minutes a piece). And if that wasn’t enough, I also had breakfast cereal everyday on top of it. (Which is a feat for me because I often, regrettably, skip breakfast.)
Anyways, Serial hooked me, grabbed me in, and now my way-too-long commute is seriously one of the best parts of my day. Since Serial I have been hopping around to different podcasts (see my new favorite below) that both keep my mind incredibly stimulated while I mindlessly drive and I am learning new fascinating things that I would NEVER have learned about before.
On that note of sharing knowledge, here are a few other captivating things I learned this week…