My Favorite Podcasts // Spring 2016

Just like everyone else, I love listening to podcasts. Here are a few of my favorites that I've been listening to lately.

The Lively Show - The Lively show is a weekly podcast designed to uplift, inspire, and add a little extra intention to your everyday. Episodes touch on various aspects of our lives including possessions, personal habits, relationships, and career. Entrepreneurship and online business also appear from time to time.

I've been following Jess Lively for years now. She's taught me how to go through life with more intention. Check out her interview with Gary Vaynerchuk. It was so cool to hear these two people with seemingly different perspectives on life and business have a conversation.

Cloverfeels - Mike Falzone and Steve Zaragoza love many things together and separately. One of those things happens to be the mystery that surrounds the 'Cloverfield' movie franchise. Whether they're figuring out what really happened with Tagruato Oil Rig in 2008 or debating about why John Goodman looks like he's been 57 since for thirty years, one thing is for sure - we're all about to catch some Cloverfeels.

Dynamic Banter With Mike & Steve - Mike and Steve aren't just comedians from Los Angeles who think they need to be on another podcast together - they're FRIENDS. What started on the 'Cloverfeels' podcast will continue here on Dynamic Banter.

Mike and Steve are two of my favorite YouTube comedians. Listening to them go back and forth on some of the most ridiculous bits crack me up every time. They've recently have come up with a new podcast called Dynamic Banter.

The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast - Welcome to The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast featuring Lauryn Evarts and Michael Bosstick where we answer your questions about branding, blogging, entrepreneurship, relationships, travel, marketing and social media!

I'm new to The Skinny Confidential blog. I learned about Lauryn and Michael through an #AskGaryVee episode on Snapchat influencers. I really like Lauryn's way of writing. She's keeps it very real and that comes across through the podcasts as well.

Ladies Who Lunch - Ladies Who Lunch lets you sit at the table and explore topics often left out of polite conversation with YouTubers Ingrid Nilsen and Cat Valdes. Write in to join their dialogue about sex, relationships, social phobias and more as they approach life's dilemmas with compassion and a sense of humor.

I love hearing Ingrid and Cat's views on sexuality, online dating, feminism, and friendships. I like that more and more YouTubers are making podcasts. It's a chance to really hear their voice, which can get lost in editing.

What's New On My Listening Queue

Black Girls Talking - Black Girls Talking is a podcast wherein 4 black girls discuss pop culture, Beyonce, & the pursuit of the perfect body oil.

Two Brown Girls - Two Brown Girls is a pop culture, film, and television podcast hosted by writers and critics Fariha Roisin and Zeba Blay.

Manus x Machina

Last Sunday I took a day trip to New York to catch up with friends and see the new Costume Institute's exhibit Manus x Machina (technology in fashion) at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Last year's exhibit, China Through The Looking Glass, was the first Costume Institute's exhibition I've ever seen which was probably a bad thing. It was fantastic and seemingly never ending. Every time my friend and I thought it was done we walked into another room and there was more and even better than the last room. My friend did say that the China exhibit was way better than the previous ones he's been too and I noticed that with Manus x Machina. It wasn't bad by any means but it was definitely underwhelming. I kept hoping to find another room with more clothing but that did not happen. All in all it was great to walk around The Met all day. I got my 10,000 steps on my Fitbit before noon. 

Tip Tuesday // Color Grading Video in Lightroom and Premiere

Now I didn't know much about color grading at all until I watched Sara Dietschy's (rhymes with peachy) video on how she edits her videos. I love using VSCO Film for my photos so I had to try this with video. I use Final Cut Pro X but Sara's technique won't work with FCPX so I had to download the trial of Adobe Premiere. That's a whole other beast to learn but I really wanted to try this out. I filmed a few things with my Canon 5D Mark III and followed Sara's instructions. If you are into video watch Sara's video linked below and then watch my test videos.