It’s official: podcasts are a thing, and they’re here to stay. Alex and I have been avid listeners for quite a while, but it wasn’t until the smash hit Serial that podcasts came into the public consciousness for good. The great thing about pods is they’re a filler for dead time: car rides, cleaning the house, jogging on the elliptical, sitting in an airport, cooking, etc. Any time we need a little entertainment to pass the time, it’s a podcast.
You may have noticed we’ve started an A Couple Cooks podcast, which may come as a surprise since we hadn’t ever touched the topic of podcasts in this space. It’s almost just as surprising for us: we’d been toying with the idea for quite a while, but never knew if we could make that dream a reality. After 9 (nine!) takes of Episode 1, it’s now out there, and we’re having a blast each week.
Now that the holidays are here, it’s a perfect time for downloading a stockpile of podcasts for car or airplane travel, or when you just need to take a little “me” time away from the family shenanigans! Here are some of the podcasts that fill the queue of our podcast app.
What are your favorite podcasts? We’d love to hear!
What’s in Our Podcast Apps:
OK, we don’t actually listen to our own podcast after its published, but it’s nice to have it in our app to make sure it’s still there! Our goal with each pod is to compile a few short segments with recipes, cooking tips, inspirations, and interviews with big names in food to inspire a national resurgence of eating well through people, laughter and stories. Let us know if you take a listen.
This is my favorite food pod as of late; Kerry Diamond and Claudia Wu of the indie magazine Cherry Bombe interview inspiring women in food. Guests include Ina Garten (Ina!), Alice Waters, and Amanda Frietag.
Does a radio show count as a podcast? We’ve been listening to Lynn Rosetto Kasper of the Splendid Table for years on NPR, and love her comforting voice and sage advice on what’s new in food.
Another radio show that I listen to religiously to stay informed (and entertained). Business news at its finest, and my morning elliptical is not complete without the voice of Kai Ryssdal.
Are you a TED talk fan? Alex and I could listen to these talks on technology, education and design topics for hours. This show paraphrases TED talks and follows up with the speakers for more in depth info.
RadioLab is one of my favorite podcasts and also one of the hardest to describe. According to its About page, “RadioLab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.” It’s truly fascinating, and we always come away inspired.
It will make you laugh, cry, and everything in between. Each episode is a series of stories hosted by Ira Glass, and it’s endearing and addicting.
A podcast about starting a podcast company – how meta is that? It seems to be on everyone’s podcast list these days, and for good reason. I just started at the beginning of Season 1 and am hooked.
We’re anxiously awaiting Serial Season 2. Will it ever be as good as Season 1? Only time will tell.
Our girl Jessica Murnane is funny, witty, and a fantastic interviewer of guests on topics from health to business. Guests get pretty real on the show, which I love (*feelings*).
Jessie and Gerard Pepper host a pod about being married that’s sweet, down-to-earth, hilarious, and touching all at once. As a couple who works together, we love hearing about the ins and outs of another husband and wife team.
About the Authors
Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.
Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.