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Opinion: Podcast Picks

Discovering “Logically Speaking” and “Canceled”
Scarlett Gottschalk
Listening to podcasts has grown as a hobby over the recent years with 82 million people listening to podcasts in 2021.

  Finding the right podcast to listen to can be challenging. These are a couple podcasts that I believe are the pinnacle of audio entertainment.

  Although he is most popular for his single “1-800-273-8255,” hip-hop and rap artist Logic hosts and produces “Logically Speaking,” a podcast that is high quality and entertaining with celebrity guests in each episode.  

  Logic titled his well-known track after the previous Suicide and Crisis Lifeline number, which is now 988.

  The podcast features casual banter, deep discussions and wonderful audio quality. 

  I like podcasts that are between 30 minutes to an hour long because I can do my cleaning or homework while I listen. Every episode is about an hour long, some even reaching two hours. Longer podcasts keep me in the zone so I feel like I can get more of my work done.  

  I also appreciate the length because the conversation has time to unfold. Logic builds the episode off of the guest’s life experiences and focuses on their perspectives.

  The musician and podcast host offers a visual version of his podcast on YouTube. I find it to be more engaging when I can watch a podcast but listening is my go-to when I am multitasking. 

  If I had to suggest an episode to start with it would be his first-ever episode with Seth Macfarlane. Their talk stuck with me for days after listening because I learned so much from the episode.

  However, I also love a podcast that makes me laugh and keeps me up on pop-culture drama.

  If that’s more your style I suggest listening to “Cancelled” by Tana Mongeau and Brooke Schofield. This perfect pair sits down to talk about everything from their day-to-day lives to drama in the Youtube and Tik Tok communities.

  “Whenever I listen to them I always laugh and feel better,” said sophomore Kaylyn Farage. She occasionally listens to this pod when she needs a reminder that life is crazy and that’s okay. 

  Mongeau and Schofield always have an interesting story that will make you giggle and feel like you are having a conversation with besties.

  Mongeau is super dramatic and talkative while Schofield is more supportive and bubbly. They balance each other out in the best way. They often bring on a guest or sometimes even a few to spice up the episode, but my favorite episodes are when it’s just the two girls. 

  This pod is also offered in a video format which makes me feel like I’m hanging out with them. I recommend listening to “How Tana Lost Her Tooth in Hawaii.” 

  This iconic episode gives me the giggles and also has a dose of drama that fuels the toxic side of my brain.

  Both podcasts can be found on Youtube, Spotify and Apple Podcasts. 

  I love podcasts because they are a different form of stimulation and prevent me from looking at a screen all day. 

  As someone who suffers from chronic migraines that are triggered by light and screen sensitivity podcasts are a perfect entertainment medium. 

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