President Obama

Amused by Comedians in Cars

I read about President Obama's appearance on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Hosted by Jerry Seinfeld, it is just what it says: 2 or more comedians going in a car to a restaurant to have coffee and talk. The President's show will not air until December 30, so in the meantime I am watching older episodes on my computer. 

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I love learning about comedy, especially stand-up. I also enjoy seeing a more thoughtful and personal side of some of my favorite comedians. The cars are different for every guest and it is intriguing how Seinfeld matches the car to the guest's personality. 

Two of my favorite episodes are with Julia Louis-Dreyfuss and with Sarah Jessica Parker. Check it out.

Postscript: I tagged it Television but actually you can only see it on the internet for free. There is "product placement" for the sponsor Acura. 

3 Podcasts that Have Me Hooked

I only started listening to podcasts this Spring. My friend Carole introduced me to Satellite Sisters on the Stitcher platform. Stitcher is an app that assists me to find and listen to podcasts that match my interests. 

Satellite Sisters can also be found at www.satellitesisters.com.

Satellite Sisters can also be found at www.satellitesisters.com.

My first addiction is the Satellite Sisters. The 5 Dolan sisters are funny, witty and sharp observers of our culture. I do not miss an episode on Sunday or Tuesday.

My second addiction is really new. I just discovered Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert. There was a link to her interview with Brene Brown on Facebook. I am now listening the first 12 episodes to catch up. Yes, binge podcasting.

My third podcast is not quite an obsession. Several of the episodes have had a profound impact on me. I learned about The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes at the World Domination Summit. I still think about his interview with Laird Hamilton and several other episodes.

If you have not yet tried out a podcast, you can dip your toe in the water with a shorter podcast--say 6 minutes. Eventually you will be ready to listen to Mark Maron's WTF for 1 hour 26 minutes when he interviews one of your heroes like Patrick Stewart or President Obama.