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Local Podcasts – Hosted by Women

With many of us still working from and/or staying at home, it’s good if you can take a short break from the daily routine. Or maybe you’re tired of listening to news or channel surfing when you’re driving.

Podcasts are a great “change of scenery” because you can listen while you do other things, or relax with a cup of coffee or tea, or a mug of Martini (if you’re not driving) for a little while. Here are three locally-produced podcasts produced and/or hosted by women.

Modern Love is a weekly Thursday podcast that shares stories about love, submitted by essayists or notable people. The host is Meghna Chakrabarti from WBUR. It’s engaging for anyone who wants to talk about the complexities of romance, or wants to know about other women’s experiences in all matters of love, romantic and otherwise.

The Lonely Palette gives listeners a deep dive into a specific piece of art at the Museum of Fine Arts. For each episode, producer and host Tamar Avishai – who’s also an adjunct lecturer at the MFA – chooses one piece of art, interviews people who are looking at it, and then gives us a deep explanation of the piece’s movement, social context, anecdotes, and other info to make the art come alive for listeners.    

Last Seen covers one of our Boston’s most fascinating unsolved crimes: the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum art theft. Nearly 30 years ago thieves broke into the Gardner and stole 13 priceless paintings, and not a single one has ever been found. Produced by the Boston Globe and WBUR, Last Seen offers listeners exclusive interviews as it asks why a $10 million reward still hasn’t been enough incentive for anyone to come forward with credible information.

Do you have a favorite local podcast? Let us know and we’ll update the post!

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