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15 Podcasts We Can’t Stop Listening To Right Now

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These are worth making room on your phone for

We probably have Serial to thank for the podcast mania that’s emerged in the past couple of years, but there were, in fact, a lot of audio gems around before Adnan Syed became a permanent fixture in our lives and even more have joined earbud nation since.

There are the never-fails like This American Life, The Read, and Freakonomics, but there are also a ton of people coming up with fun, informative, unique podcasts of their own. If we’re being frank, there’s an overwhelming number to choose from nowadays, so we decided to round up some of our favorites ahead. These are the ones helping to usher in this new wave of radio while also making our daily commute a little less arduous. 

Who? Weekly
Ever wonder if you should care about that actress who suddenly became a trending hashtag on Twitter? Have a love-hate relationship with tabloids and an even stronger one for Rita Ora? Who? Weekly, brought to you by Vulture alum Lindsey Weber and Jezebel writer Bobby Finger, will become your new favorite obsession. It’s comedic podcast gold, even if the questions they ask have never crossed your mind, and you’ll be doing yourself a favor by hitting subscribe sooner rather than later. Good form, Bella Thorne!

Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.

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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.

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