Kyndafly Recommends: Podcasts We're Loving

…where we sift through everything so you don’t have to.

Because we know just how busy life can be, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to provide you with recommendations of everything we think you should know! This time we’re gonna put you on to some podcasts you should definitely be listening to. And if you are anything like me, you’ll find them to be a great way to get through the workday (just figure out a good rotation to balance out the week)! 

  1. The Read - If you love catching up on celeb shenanigan’s and current events chock-full of humor, you’ll love The Read. I can barely get through an episode without cracking up laughing, which can make it awkward at work…but totally worth the laughs. Kid Fury and Crissles also dish out advice in the “Listener Letters” segment, before each giving out a read of their very own. After one listen, you’re guaranteed to feel like they’re your new BFFs.
  2. His&Hers - The His&Hers podcast features my two favorite ESPN personalities/journalists, Michael Smith & Jemele Hill. While they do touch on sports, the best part of the podcast is when they hit on real life situations, from the serious to the silly. The success of the podcast led to the TV show iteration (formally Numbers Never Lie), which is also available in podcast form. Sit back and enjoy commentary you can totally relate to.
  3. Brilliant Idiots - This podcast features radio personality, Charlemagne The God and comedian Andrew Schulz, who are also both cast members of the MTV show “Guy Code”. Their hilarious take on life will either have you disagreeing wholeheartedly with them, or jumping on their bandwagon, as they prove each week they are truly Brilliant Idiots.
  4. Bad 4 Business - Jerry Ferrara of Entourage and Think Like A Man fame dives into the world of podcasts with this entertaining gem. Jerry hits on sports, family, video games and of course gives tons of Entourage tidbits, what's not to love? He's also had a slew of great interviews with Entourage cast members and friends he’s met on his Hollywood journey, proving that this podcast isn’t Bad 4 Business after all.
  5. Fan Bros - The Fan Bros (The voice of the urban geek) have a few podcasts, but my fave is when they do recaps of the best TV shows Sunday night has to offer. If you enjoy an honest review of your favorite show, this is the podcast for you. And while you there, you can check out what else they have to offer. There’s no better way to kick off Monday morning than listening to hear their take on The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and others.

You can check out all of these on iTunes or in the links provided to stream online. Enjoy!

Happy 40th Birthday Title IX

It’s been 40 years since Congress signed the legislation, Title IX (nine, for those of you that are Roman Numeral challenged), which broke the gender barrier in sports. In fact, according to www.titlenine.com, in 1972 there were 30,000 girls participating in high school sports, and today there are over 3,000,000.

Those numbers were nowhere more evident in this year’s recent Olympic games.  The U.S. Women athletes won over half of the total medals, and 66% of gold medals. Without the contribution of these fierce young ladies, our country might not have garnered the most medals at the games.

However, while there are significantly more girls and women participating in sports, all things are not equal. Besides the WNBA, there are no other professional sports leagues for women. And even with the WNBA, there have been challenges filling seats at the games. Additionally, women are not paid equally in other sport’s jobs.

Which is all very interesting when you consider how high ratings were for the Olympics, especially for women’s events. Women’s gymnastics, volleyball, basketball and soccer were must see events during. Not to mention women’s tennis and swimming. There’s an interest in watching talented female athlete’s excel, therefore hope does exist for spectators of women’s sporting events.

At one point, women athletes were happy just to have their own uniforms, but those days are long gone. Women will continue to fight for equality in sports as they do in other areas. But, as we ladies continue on this journey of equality in life and sports, let’s bask in the glow of the U.S. women’s athletes’ performance at the 2012 games!