My husband is opening my eyes (and ears) to podcasts more and more as time goes on. I don't default to podcasts. I'm more of a book and TV series kind of girl. But I'm starting to come around!
On our recent trip to see the Rolling Stones in Chicago (I'll post about it soon - Bucket List item checked off for sure!) we bounced around looking for the right podcast, as usual. We landed on The Two Princes. Going from the thumbnail artwork, I was skeptical. As you can see, it is cartoonish, so I thought we were getting ourselves into a children's story. Not the case at all!
This charming podcast is full of adventure and surprise, so I won't give too much away. I was hooked from the start. Two princes from rival kingdoms meet by chance in the enchanted woods. One prince chooses to stay "undercover" once he finds out who the other man is, the second prince. During their time together in the woods, the two develop a bond, new emotions surface, and a special friendship forms. That's all I'll say!
You'll probably recognize some of the voices. One of our favorite young actors, Noah Galvin, voices one of the princes. So that made us like it even more.
The storyline is strong and full of fantasy. I'm normally not into that, but really did enjoy this podcast. We finished the entire thing before reaching Chicago, so if you have time to binge a podcast, this would definitely be a good choice.
I hope you enjoy it! My heart was smiling by the end. I hope yours is, too.
Missing Richard Simmons is the first podcast I've listened to in its entirety. From start to finish. Anticipating each new episode that was released. Sadly, it stops at six episodes, which was heartbreaking to me, but I've finally come to terms with it.
I "sweated to the oldies" with Richard Simmons growing up. We had several of his VHS tapes in our home that my mom and I would workout to regularly. His videos were my absolute favorite because his energy, even through a VHS tape, was completely infectious. His smile, his life, his words, his moves - everything about him oozed personality and motivation.
I hadn't realized he had stepped out of the spotlight and hasn't been seen for almost three years until I heard about this podcast. Dan Taberski, the creator and narrator of the podcast, used to be good friends with Richard before he vanished. The loss of losing Richard in such a sudden and unexpected way made Dan yearn to find out what happened to him. His primary question was, "Why would someone who is so positive, so impactful, so 'larger than life,' and who has so many strong relationships with so many, just disappear without saying good bye?"
Richard's reach was beyond anything I would have imagined or have ever heard of. This man is special. In every sense of the word. By the end, I could completely understand why so many people are heartbroken over his disappearance and absence from their lives. Heck, I felt like something was missing from my life without him in it!
It is a truly touching and inspiring podcast overall, with a hint of melancholy throughout. It is available for free through the Apple Podcasts app and at the link I provided earlier in the post. Happy listening!