How EarBuds Podcast Collective works:

Each week, a theme is chosen by one of our curators. That curator finds 5 podcast episodes (from anywhere!) to go along with that theme. Listen to these podcasts by clicking on the links above, through the RadioPublic app, or you can find (most of) them on your favorite podcast app (iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast…)

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PODCAST CURATOR’S NAME: Melanie and Zoe from Leave a Message After the Tone

WHY THIS THEME?: Our friend Kayla introduced us to the concept of “koselig” during a particularly frigid week in college. The Norwegian term describes a certain kind of coziness that can only occur amidst the backdrop of the appendage-numbing hell that is winter. The holiday season always warrants some aural koselig — the auditory equivalent of your comfiest insulated socks. Here are a few of our favorite Koseligcasts.

MONDAY EPISODE (12/11): Charlie’s Conundrum – Sleepover27 minutes

Only Our Hygge Neighbor to The North could get three strangers to meet, discuss their problems, and offer real, empathetic advice.

TUESDAY EPISODE (12/12):  Falling Tree Productions – Leonard and Marianne27 minutes

Here’s a challenge: start this while doing the dishes and try not to get weepy while Marianne reads her namesake lyrics.

WEDNESDAY EPISODE (12/13): Radiolab – Oliver Sacks Looks Back28 minutes

There’s a certain astute warmth to this whole episode, but what we really want you to hear is Dr. Sacks’ description of the color indigo, from 20:30-22:55. Leave it to a pear-shaped blob of indigo to restore your warm-and-fuzzies for the human condition.

THURSDAY EPISODE (12/14): Mystery Show – Case #2: Britney – 49 minutes

Thinking of Starlee Kine devoting this much time/energy/love to finding out what book Britney Spears read in 2008 feels like putting on our long johns for the first snow. RIP Mystery Show.

FRIDAY EPISODE (12/15): Love Me At A Loss For Words22 minutes

Because if this doesn’t warm your cold 2017 heart, we don’t know what will.

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The Wikipedia article for foley art is out of control. – Melanie
These kiwi earrings — I wish I didn’t hate how cute they were. – Zoe

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