So, I am still dealing with the emotions and helplessness from the horrific shootings in Orlando over the weekend. I have friends who were directly affected and, honestly, the internet has not been all that helpful.
So, I am here to tell you all about my two favorite things that are making me laugh, think and forget all about the horrible shit going on in the real world. Even better? These are both entertainment with women talking about actual real shit. Smart shit. They are loud, opinionated and curse like sailors. HI, BEST FRIENDS.
Abbi & Ilana are the greatest. Their misadventures in NYC combined with their smart mouths and naughty habits make me laugh so hard. I love that they talk and act like real women. I love that they are messy and make bad choices. If you are easily offended, this show is not for you. Also, if you are easily offended, how do you even endure me?
Heben & Tracy are buzzed writers turned podcasters who slay. YOU GUYS. I cannot explain to you how much I love this podcast. It is smart, funny, thought provoking and just generally encouraging. I love how silly Tracy's Joke Time gets. I love when the guests (mostly POCs) open up and share stuff they either do not get asked by traditional media people or would never tell a traditional interviewer. My favorite episodes so far have been Roxane Gay (if you don't know, google her, follow her twitter account & get your life right) and NPR's Audie Cornish. This podcast fills the hole in my soul that misses all the fabulous black women I went to high school with. It also makes me think and see issues in new lights or discover new ideas. It is also hilarious.
So, yeah, this week has been a beast. You deserve to pour yourself a drink and let these ladies entertain you.
What are you currently into? What show should I binge on next?