Thanksgiving podcasts

Gather Around the Podcast

Thanksgiving Playlist

Whether you’re getting ready for a long day of travel or brining your turkey, listening to podcasts is the best way to feast the ears ahead of your Thanksgiving meal. If you’re dreading family drama or simply want to avoid awkward political discussions, podcasts are a great excuse to change the subject. We’ve rounded up a list of a few of our favorite episodes, bound to get the family in the Thanksgiving spirit.

1.  2 Dope Queens: #49 Karaoke with Michelle Obama

If you only listen to one episode of 2 Dope Queens (which we advise against…you should listen to them all), you should listen to this last one. For this grand finale, Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams are joined by former First Lady, Michelle Obama. In this candid conversation, Michelle talks genuinely about her new memoir, Becoming, her hair journey and how to raise bold women. And…you’ll learn about her favorite pizza place.

2 Dope QueensPhoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams are funny. They’re black. They’re BFFs. And they host a a live comedy show in Broo …


2.  10% Happier: #156: Shawn Achor, The Science Behind Gratitude

It’s the time of year to think about what we are grateful for and why. Host, Dan Harris chats with happiness researcher, Shawn Achor. Shawn speaks about the power of social connection and how it can impact our health outcomes. A few minutes of mediation and a quick scan of what we are grateful for in the current moment can transform our life narrative.

10% Happier with Dan HarrisDan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical ABC newsman who had a panic attack live on Good Morning America, which led him to som …


3.  The Sporkful: Feasting In A War Zone

This week, many military service members are spending Thanksgiving far from home. It’s not easy finding a good meal in a war zone. Host, Dan Pashman brings us vivid stories of memorable meals on the front lines.

The SporkfulWe obsess about food to learn more about people. The Sporkful isn’t for foodies, it’s for eaters. Hosted by Dan Pashman …


4.  Bon Appétit Foodcast: BONUS! Episode 191: Because Thanksgiving Leftovers Are the Best Part

There’s the Thanksgiving feast and then there are leftovers. It’s like an extension of Thanksgiving without the hosting. In this bonus episode of Bon Appétit Foodcast, Adam, Carla, and Gabe T. talk about ingenious ways to spruce up leftovers. Take turkey ramen or turkey hash for example. Your mouth will be watering. Novelist Emma Straub reads an essay she wrote for Bon Appétit’s November issue, The Higgledy Piggledy Thanksgivings

Bon Appétit FoodcastThe Bon Appétit Foodcast features interviews with chefs, writers, and well, anyone who has something cool to say about f …


5.  Medium Playback: “The Edge of Adulthood”

In this final episode of Medium Playback’s first season, journalist Alyssa Giacobbe delves into the unstable future of teenagers. Alyssa was one of the nine reporters who interviewed 46 teenagers for the collection The Edge of Adulthood. This episode includes the original audio from four interviews Alyssa conducted so that you can hear from each teen, in the moment.

Medium PlaybackHear some of the best stories on Medium, straight from the authors who wrote them. On each episode of Medium’s flagship …


Happy Thanksgiving from Castbox!

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