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Hey, Bestie! Podcast: How and Why to Listen

Hey, Bestie! podcast is my podcast. (Did you know I have a podcast?) I co-host with my BFF, Kim, and talking to each other really is our top medium. Our podcast is all about pop culture, feminism, things we love, current events, life as women in Texas, and whatever else we decide. We’re not so much focused on a specific niche, but rather on being two voices on many topics from our unique points of view as thirty-something women. We want listening to feel like you’re chatting with your best friends about whatever comes up.

Hey, Bestie! podcast cover art

(Isn’t our cover art so, so cute?!) 

Some topics we’ve covered on Hey, Bestie! podcast so far:

  • Guilty pleasures (they don’t exist)
  • Romance novels
  • Bullet journaling (I also blogged a beginner’s guide here.)
  • Twilight (and our live tweeting extravaganza)
  • Realistic budgeting tips
  • The five movies we’d take with us in a bunker
  • Why summer TV is so great
  • My staycation tips
  • Healthcare struggles and the ACA
  • Presidential pets
  • Aging while thirty-something
  • Pets and dog adoption
  • Recommendations of favorite things
  • Wonder Woman
  • Tips for self-care
  • The Rock for President
  • Pros and cons of binge watching (with show recs!)
  • Our (accidentally romantic) trip to Connecticut
  • Gilmore Girls (Team Dean/Jess/Logan and 2017’s Gilmore Girls Fan Fest)
  • Texas Tribune Fest and politics in 2017
  • How cozy my house is and how I made it that way
  • Season two of Stranger Things
  • Best and worst episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • #MeToo (the movement and personal stories)
  • The return of TGIF shows
  • A study about how often women on the Supreme Court are interrupted
  • A bird that hates Kim
  • My magazine hoarding and how I’m fixing it in 2018

See? So much variety! We’re always on the lookout for things to cover and love to go from casual topics like a favorite episode of television to more serious chats about real life issues.

How to listen to Hey, Bestie! podcast:

If you have a podcast app on your mobile device, search “hey bestie” and it’ll probably come up. The feed URL is: https://heybestie.com/feed/podcast. We’re on Google Play, Stitcher, and Pocket Casts.

Have an iPhone or iPad? Hey, Bestie! can be found on Apple Podcasts here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hey-bestie/id1250656093 or by search in iTunes or the Podcasts app.

If you don’t see us on an app you like to use, let me know and I’ll see if we can get it added there!

Or to listen on a computer, head to HeyBestie.com and you can listen right there anytime.

Whichever one you choose, we’d love it if you listen. And if you can, please like, subscribe, and leave a quick review so other people will find Hey, Bestie! and give it a try too!

about sarah, technology & web

Homescreen, November 1

My iPhone 6s homescreen, as of this morning:

My homescreen on November 1

Clearly, I really like a lot of Google apps, but I also like Apple’s hardware & iOS, so I use them together. 😀

Details on a few the stand out apps (that you may not already be using):

SIMPLENOTE

My favorite for simple notes, natch. It syncs perfectly between my iPhone, Google Nexus tablet, and MacBook, so I’ve got all of my notes no matter which one I’m on. (Note: I’m using the beta app since it’s an Automattic product, so the one you download will have more white than blue on the icon.)

NEWSGIF

News delivered via gif is possibly a bit strange, but my gif loving heart appreciates it anyway.

YNAB

If you haven’t given YNAB a try for budgeting, I highly recommend it! It’s not automated, so it takes some configuring and you have to maintain it, but that’s one of the brilliant things about it — It forces you to be a whole lot more aware of where all of your money is going. The idea is to give every dollar a job (whether that’s paying a bill, going into savings, or covering a surprise car repair) and it aims to help you pay for this month’s expenses with last month’s paychecks.

SIMPLE

A fantastic app for the debit card I use for all of my fun spending. (It buys a lot of books & takes me to movies, basically.) It’s simple, easy to use, and the goal setting feature is my fav. Highly recommend!

PAPRIKA

I recently started adding recipes in here and it works really well. At first I as put off by having to buy the app for every device separately (instead of one price = use where ever), but after using it, I have to admit it’s worth it. I’ve tried several other apps (both free & paid) and this one’s definitely the best.

CLUE

Ladies: Track your cycle! This is inching into TMI territory for what kind of personal info I normally like to share about myself online, so I’ll just say: It’s great & you learn things about your body once you’ve got some data to back up your hunches. (Hi, I get headaches when I ovulate.)

WORDPRESS

Since I’m a Happiness Engineer for WordPress.com, I use this one every day. And with all of that use, I love it! It makes blogging from my phone easy (and will work for you, whether you’re using WordPress.com or hosting your own WP site), and I love it for checking alerts and browsing through my reader to check out what other people are posting. It’s a great app & is getting better all the time.

ALSO RECOMMEND

A password management app (like LastPass or 1Password), and using 2-step verification whenever possible (which is what the Google Authenticator app helps me with).


If you’ve got recommendations for other apps I should try out, LMK! I’ll share some of the apps on my other screens sometime soon too. 🙂