Things We Love
- A Beautiful Mess: Crafty and cute recipes, fashion, decor, beauty, and DIY.
- An Afternoon With: Fascinating photo blog that takes a peek into people’s daily lives.
- Pete Scully: Pete does the coolest sketches of the coolest places.
- Wendy Macnaughton: Sweet, understated illustrations of all sorts of people, places, and things.
- Daily Nibbles: Life and loves of another Burlington girl. Plus amazing photos.
- Epicurean Mom: Recipes and photos to make your mouth water.
- Eating Sweet: Haven’t seen a recipe on this new food blog that I wouldn’t want to try.
- Novelty Knees: Silly and cool art by Wendy Macnaughton.
- Frauke Mester: A new blog with quick posts that are artistic and fun.
A Few Bloggers We Know in Real Life
- Vermont on Tap: Liz tours 27 breweries across VT.
- Knit2Blog2: Hannah conquers yarn and college life.
News and Politics
- New Yorker: The Political Scene: Intelligent, interesting discussion of current political events.
- Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me: Weekly quiz show with questions from the week’s news.
- On Point with Tom Ashbrook: Current events discussed by experts and listeners calling in, moderated by Tom Ashbrook.
- This American Life: In depth stories based on a theme each week.
- The Moth: Stories are from famous and non-famous authors and storytellers on a theme topic each week.
- The News from Lake Wobegon: Home spun stories about small town life by Garrison Keilor.
- New Yorker Fiction: Writer interviews, plus readings of classic fiction. It’s like English class, but with conversation that’s actually interesting.
- True Story: Short stories, told among friends, at True Story events. Can be funny, sad, poignant.
- Spilled Milk Podcast: Matthew Amster-Burton and Molly Wizenberg’s non-snobby, funny, semi-informative, talk about foods of all kinds.
- The Splendid Table: Everything you ever wanted to know about food and fine dining.
- The Sporkful: Fast-paced banter and in-depth discussion of theme food with each episode.
- Planet Money: Even though it’s about money, it’s not nearly as boring as I expected. It’s like all the most fun and interesting bits of economics, explained.
- Freakonomics Radio: Crazy ideas on just about everything. One of those programs where you drastically change your opinion on a topic about three times per episode, because the debate is so awesome.
- Science Times: New York Times reporters highlight a few headline science stories.
- Radio Lab: In depth explorations on science, philosophy, history, and ethics. Plus, a healthy mix of random stories about weird shit that you can totally retell at dinner parties.
- Two Gomers Run for their Lives: Two dudes talk tv, food, family, and, occasionally, running.
- Runner Academy with Matt Johnson: Despite cheesy intros, the interviews and tips from running expert, Matt Johnson, are motivating and helpful.
- Marathon Training Academy: Running chat and interviews by (slightly-too-cute) marathoning couple.
- How to Do Everything: Two dorky guys give tips on surviving just about anything in 15 minutes weekly.
- Skin Deep: Find out safety ratings on beauty products before you buy.
- Drinkify: The right music for whatever you’re drinking.