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Lighter Listens

A curated episode list by
ariellev

Creation Date March 17th, 2020
Updated Date Updated November 15th, 2021
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About This List

It feels spectacularly trivial to talk about anything other than COVID-19 right now, but I've had a number of requests from friends who are looking for lighter, feel-good podcasts. I've started to pick out specific episodes that I hope will help ease some of the heaviness we're feeling at the moment. I've got a few to get you started, and will keep adding to the list as I think of them. Stay safe and take care x
  1. A visit to a very exclusive holiday party... When Jody lost his grandmother, mom, and sister within a few years, he opened a restaurant to deal with the grief. But this place is very different from other Staten Island Italian joints.   Today’s
  2. Ashley’s grandmother, Beverley, had a hard life and an unhappy marriage. But she spoke frequently of a man named Van. Ashley believes Van was the great unfulfilled love of her grandmother’s life. And now, she wants to know: did Van feel the sam
  3. Maeve is a lamppost. She sees all of us, but does anybody see her?
  4. In this hour, fasting, feasting, and traveling salmon; stories about foods that nourish the body as well as the soul. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness Storyt
  5. The story of how “Who Let The Dogs Out” ended up stuck in all of our brains goes back decades and spans continents. It tells us something about inspiration, and how creativity spreads, and about whether an idea can ever really belong to just on
  6. Oh, Samin Nosrat! Where do I start? With her ebullient personality and wildly infectious laugh? With her four-part Netflix show, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat where she travels the world eating freshly baked focaccia and Japanese seaweed? Or with the a
  1. Can't find it on podchaser, but This American Life's "Hit the Road" episode is hopeful and heartwarming and I find myself coming back to it time and time again. https://www.thisamericanlife.org/494/hit-the-road

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