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Who is in my ear this month? Best Podcasts: May 2023

From the time I wake up to the time I go to sleep, I'm essentially always listening to something. If it isn't Taylor Swift's entire discography, YouTube or an audiobook, I'm definitely listening to a podcast. While the podcasts I listen to change throughout the year, these are some of the ones that currently have captured my attention, deeming them the best podcasts of 2023, so far.

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Best 2023 Podcast to get your shit together: Life Kit

Everyone needs a little help being a human. From sleep to saving money to parenting and more, we all face challenges that can be difficult to navigate on our own. That's where Life Kit comes in.

Life Kit is a podcast from NPR that offers practical advice on how to live a better life. Each episode tackles a different topic, from how to set boundaries with your family to how to deal with stress. The show features interviews with experts, as well as real-life stories from people who have faced similar challenges.

Life Kit is hosted by Guy Raz, the host of NPR's popular podcast TED Radio Hour. Raz is a gifted storyteller, bringing warmth and wit to each episode. He also has a knack for finding the experts who can offer the most helpful advice.


If you're looking for a podcast that can help you improve your life, then Life Kit is a great place to start. The show is informative, engaging, and always helpful. Whether you're looking for practical advice or just a little inspiration, Life Kit has something to offer.


Here are some of the topics that have been covered on Life Kit:

Honestly, Life Kit is a valuable resource for people who want to get their shit together. The show is informative, engaging, and always helpful. If you're looking for a podcast that can help you live a better life, then Life Kit is a great place to start.


Here are some of the benefits of listening to Life Kit:

  • You'll hear real-life stories from people who have faced similar challenges.

  • You'll be inspired to make positive changes in your life.

  • You'll feel less alone in your struggles.

  • You'll gain the tools and knowledge you need to live a better life.

Best News Podcast: The Daily from The New York Times

The Daily is a daily news podcast from The New York Times. Hosted by Michael Barbaro and Sabrina Tavernise, The Daily takes listeners behind the headlines to understand the stories that matter. Each episode is around 20-30 minutes long and features interviews with journalists, experts, and people who are directly involved in the news.

The Daily is a great way to stay informed about what's happening in the world. It's also a great way to stay up to date with the biggest news headlines and how it's reported. Barbaro and Tavernese both are skilled at breaking down large issues into comprehensible nuggets.


Here are some of the things that make The Daily a great podcast:

  • It's informative. The Daily provides listeners with in-depth coverage of the news.

  • It's engaging. The hosts do a great job of getting guests to share their stories.

  • It's well-produced. The sound quality is excellent and the episodes are well-edited.

Best Culture Podcast: Anything Goes with Emma Chamberlain: A Podcast That's All About... Anything

Emma Chamberlain is everyone's favorite Met Gala interviewer, YouTuber, social media star, and now podcaster. Her podcast, Anything Goes, is a weekly show where she talks about anything and everything. From her thoughts on the latest trends to her personal experiences, Emma is always candid and honest.

Anything Goes is a refreshing change of pace from the typical celebrity podcast. Emma isn't afraid to be herself, and she doesn't take herself too seriously. She's just a regular 20-something girl (while looking up her age, I realized her birthday (05/22) is one day before mine! Hey girl!!) who's trying to figure out life, and her honesty shines through.


Emma Chamberlain is a natural storyteller, and she has a way of making you feel like you're just hanging out with her. She's the perfect friend to have in your ear, and you'll never know what you're going to get. Will she talk about her latest social media observations? Yes, of course. Will she talk about how her morning poop went? Well, absolutely. Will she talk about nepotism in Hollywood? You bet your ass she will!


Here are some of the things that make Anything Goes a great podcast:

  • It's relatable. Emma talks about things that her listeners can relate to.

  • It's entertaining. Emma talks about a wide range of topics, from her thoughts on the latest trends to her personal experiences.

I don't know if it is because I am a gemini (My 25th birthday is literally 5 days away!!) or if it is just my innate need to know as much as possible, but these podcasts all help me see things in a different light. Whether it is practical advice, world headlines or pop culture takes, when I listen to these podcasts, I feel like I learn a little something and expand my horizons. And I hope you do too!


Happy listening!

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