I thought I’d share a podcast I’ve recently discovered that’s made me laugh while I’ve been so god damn miserable.
So, I love podcasts, and before my mum passed away, I listened to them all the time. Every day in fact. Over lockdown I went for the more serious newsy ones, and the odd murder mystery (though will anything ever live up to Serial series one? I don’t think it will!).
I know podcasts are a bit marmite… Not everyone enjoys them – I used to try and convince my mum to listen to my favourites but she always fell asleep – much to my annoyance. It turned out to be like a little joke between us when we went on holiday because I’d put on a gripping podcast for her and then five minutes later she’d be catching some Zzzs.
She did enjoy listening to the uber tense Dirty John podcast (to be fair, I think she preferred watching the Netflix show more), and Case File, and on one holiday to Mauritius I made her listen to the popular comedy podcast My Dad Wrote A Porno, and she was in absolute hysterics while sunbathing on the beach and people were starting to stare because she was laughing so hard. Ahhh I miss her laugh!
Anyway, since she passed away I haven’t felt in the mood to listen to any of my usual favourites, but on a late night rabbit hole on TikTok (mainly trying to figure out why everyone loves it so much), I discovered an account featuring two girls revealing lots of interesting facts they got from celebrity memoirs. Cue discovering their podcast Celebrity Memoir Book Club.
It’s pretty simple: two New York comedians Claire Parker and Ashley Hamilton read a celebrity memoir and then they pretty much dissect it page by page and often rip it to shreds. If you love nostalgic celebrity culture, you’ll love this.
It’s quite a new podcast and the girls are just so savage – which I love. I particularly enjoyed them going to town on Britney Spears’ mum for being – their words – a terrible mother, calling out Rob Lowe for being creepily obsessed with how women look, and swooning over Travis Barker for his tart-with-a-heart ways. I definitely want to read his book now, btw.
After listening to their podcast I definitely want to read more celebrity memoirs. So, if you have a suggestion for a good one, let me know in the comment box below or DM me on Instagram. Cheers darls!
P.S I hope this post wasn’t as depressing as my other posts. I kept making people cry with the other ones so I thought I’d give you some ‘Grief Relief!’. Still want to share my mum stories as I see them as something to look back on as I don’t want to forget a single thing about her.
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Sorry about your mum. Yesterday was 6 years for me and I never stop missing her.
Their memories stay with us though. May that bring you peace.
All the best❤️
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