A year ago, I wrote “Podcast Pleasures” about podcasts I discovered while working from home. Since then, I added a few new ones to my list.
In Chicago you can’t talk podcasts without mentioning radio veteran Dan Levy. A producer, announcer, teacher and podcaster himself, Levy’s LevyCast covers topics as diverse as his résumé. Often joined by sports or radio personalities, LevyCast has delved into the world of game show hosts, voice-over work and more. Recently I talked to Levy about his career, and we shared locker room war stories, the focus of the latest LevyCast episode.
Last time, I mentioned On a Quest Paranormal, a podcast by Jill Urchak-Levy (Dan’s wife). While On a Quest Paranormal is still exploring the paranormal world, Urchak-Levy started The Jill Urchak Show, on which she shares stores from her life and career. Only two episodes in, I am already hooked and looking forward to see where it goes. It’s funny, serious and relatable.
While researching another blog, I came across What the Func?!, a podcast focused on functional medicine. What the Func?! hosts Laura Schein and Clayton Farris discussed fatigue, supplements and other mental and physical issues. The duo often welcomes experts to join the discussions which are always informational yet sprinkled with light-hearted humor.Yesterday, I talked with Schein about the podcast, her musical Emojiland, her career path, travel destinations and more.
Catchin’ Up With Franco is the best place to peek into the artistic world of Franco (Aureliani). Comic illustrator Franco welcomes an all-star lineup of artists to discuss a myriad of topics while drawing. The artistic process always fascinates me, and this is a great chance to see Franco and his artist friends, like Sara Richard, displaying their talents while entertaining on a second level with fun conversations.
I grew up watching Jenniffer Weigel‘s late father, Tim, report sports news in Chicago. Jenniffer carved her own path as a broadcast journalist, author and more. Much like her books, which have made my Great Reads blogs, The Jenniffer Weigel Show podcast explores spirituality with humor and common sense. Spirituality takes many forms, and Jenniffer continues probing all spiritual roads. I’m happy taking those spiritual road trips with Jenniffer.
Working from home changed my routine in many ways. Discovering interesting podcasts is one of the better ways.
— John Wroblewski, online writer
Galataport Istanbul, a new cruise and lifestyle destination on the Bosphorus in Istanbul, welcomed its first ship, SeaDream II, on Oct. 1. Approximately 150 passengers and crew from Bulgaria Varna arrived at 10 a.m. for a two-day homeport operation before continuing to Bulgaria Burgaz.
The Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) Convention 2021 will be unlike any other convention before it, as we come together in person for the first time since the business travel industry drastically changed and look forward to rebuilding and reshaping the future. GBTA Convention 2021 will bring all of us together to learn from experts and each other, in-person at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 17–19. The safety of our attendees is our top priority. View health and safety protocols.
The countdown to Halloween weekend is on! Are you are still unsure about plans? Do you go to a house party? Stay in to hand out candy? Try something different this year and join Philadelphia’s The Mütter Museum at its 6th annual Mischief at The Mütter.
There’s an aspirational rustic chic/farm-to-table restaurant genre often associated with Northern California’s wine country. When you drive down the main street of Napa, Sonoma or any of the other towns, it appears there are as many of them as there are vineyards. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with this genre, as the quality of the food is consistent and ambitious chefs earnestly endeavor to elevate home-style dishes to a higher standard.
This holiday season, escape to the Caribbean with Celebrity Cruises and reconnect with family and friends in luxurious accommodations that make you feel right at home. Savor globally inspired cuisine designed by our Michelin-starred chef, paired with the most awarded wine collection at sea. Elevate “me time” with a soothing spa treatment sure to renew. With both long and short cruises to celebrate in December, and even three special Ultimate Holiday Cruises that sail over Christmas and into the New Year, the time to gift an experience and create unforgettable memories is now. Celebrity Cruises’ Always IncludedSM pricing — drinks, WiFi and tips — ensures a seamless, carefree vacation with the ones you love.
The InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco announced a new amenity for guests in collaboration with Porsche. Porsche electric vehicle charging stations will now be located in the valet area of the hotel’s parking deck, allowing guests and visitors to top off the batteries of electric vehicles while enjoying a cocktail at Top of the Mark, enjoying farm-to-table fare at Nob Hill Club or staying overnight at the property.
GBTA’s Convention 2021 will bring the business travel industry together for the first time in a long time. Once again, you’ll learn and connect with experts and each other, along with discussions with leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and change makers addressing the issues that matter most.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Reykjavik with us.