Talkhouse Weekend Playlist: mxmtoon’s Podcast Picks

The multi-hyphenate shares some of her favorite podcasts in this weekend playlist.

Keen observers may remember that Talkhouse helped mxmtoon distribute her daily history podcast, 365 days with mxmtoon. If you haven’t checked it out yet, there are 365+ episodes waiting at your fingertips, including stories about the first woman in space (June 16), the weird history behind Kellogg’s (February 19), and the time we skipped 11 days into the future (September 14). Beyond podcasting, maia has been busy starring as the virtual protagonist in the video game Life Is Strange: True Colors and, of course, writing new music. To celebrate her new album rising, released earlier this year, she showcased some of the podcasts she’s been listening to recently. Check them out.
—Keenan Kush, Talkhouse Director of Operations

Reply All — “#188 Into the Depths”
I’ve been listening to Reply All for a long time, and with the news that they were ending the show, I felt a bit sad, but they ended up uploading a few more episodes before the podcast comes to a complete stop. This episode’s section on “cute aggression” made me laugh out loud.

Recovering Gleek: A Glee Podcast — “S1E1 Pilot”
I am a huge fan of Glee. I think it’s one of the most iconic shows in the history of television, and getting to dive deep into the stories behind each episode with Lena and Ian is so much fun.

Crime Show — “The MySpace Misdemeanor”
Crime Show is another Gimlet podcast that is so much fun to listen to. I love stories about crime, and I think they do a really great job of uncovering more non-traditional stories. This episode is particularly interesting and uncovers a web of lies in a town, but it all starts with a kid making a fake MySpace page to mock her vice principal.

To Live and Die in LA — “A Different Kind of Star [1]”
Speaking of crime and mystery, just like the rest of the world, I was a big fan of To Live and Die in LA. If you haven’t listened to this podcast, it’s phenomenal and you should check it out now.

The Scaredy Cats Horror Show — “#1 The Exorcist”
Another fun side project from the Reply All team. This episode is especially fun because they invite Jason Mantzoukas on to talk about The Exorcist; Jason has his own podcast with Paul Scheer and June Diane Raphael called How Did This Get Made? where they talk about all things stupid movie related.

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