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Top 3 podcasts of 2021

My Top 3 Podcasts of 2021

On the lookout for some new audio? These are my top three podcast recommendations right now in no particular order. And just so you know, I have no affiliation with any of them. Let me know if you listened to them too and what you thought!

1. Mind Wide Open by Lily Cornell Silver

Mind Wide Open is a podcast all about improving our mental health and how we can end its stigma.

Right away, Lily comes off as a highly intelligent young woman with a contagious laugh. The daughter of Chris Cornell and Susan Silver, she has connections with and access to all sorts of well known pillars in the music and mental health industries. It was really interesting and humbling hearing these celebrities and influencers as well as her peers talk about this raw and vulnerable side of themselves. 

2. Grunge Bible by Chris Celona and Ethan Shalaway

I once thought these two owners of Instagram's @grunge_bible page were just a couple of twenty-something meat heads trying to be cool. But I decided to listen to their podcast debut anyway, and I haven't missed a single episode since. 

As it turns out, Chris and Ethan are really insightful, hilarious, incredibly knowledgeable, and have very endearing and gentle personalities. Their show just feels like having a conversation with good friends. Do at least give their page a follow for excellent grunge memes and inside jokes.

3. Sounding off with Rick Beato

I originally got sucked into the Beato world by listening to his recent YouTube interviews with well loved musicians like Tim Henson, Misha Mansoor, Tosin Abasi, and Sting. I really enjoyed his fresh interview style of focusing on the music and their writing process. After getting to know Rick a little more I realized he knows WAY more about music than any human ought to know.

That being said, I want to be like him when I [hypothetically] grow up. If you love all things music, this is the podcast for you. I also highly recommend his YouTube and Insta pages as well as his music resources (which I own most of). 

So those are my three favorite podcasts of 2021. I've been trying to get into podcasts for some time, and these ones finally held my interest. What were you listening to this year?

If you're into these themes of music and mental health, my brand Grunge Goddess Soapworks is too. The products aren't only sustainable, healthy, and fun to use: Five percent proceeds are donated to nonprofits who focus on mental health, social equality, and preserving Washington's music scene. Learn more about me here or check out the shop here. Oh, and check out the Grunge Goddess playlist on Spotify!

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