The 5 best podcasts to listen to this summer

That’s it, the holidays are finally here! If you’re lucky, you will get some time to relax and … listen to podcasts. At Charlie Crane, we are  big fans of this audio format that we listen to in small or large doses, doing nothing but that, tidying the kitchen or breastfeeding baby, it’s how we prefer. Just before moving for holidays, we share with you our non-exhaustive list of the 5 best podcasts to listen to on your lounge chair. 

  • The Double Shift: this one is a narrative show that challenges the status quo of motherhood in America, is back for more storytelling, candid conversation, and groundbreaking journalism. You will listen the personal stories of a waitress-mom grappling with mental health issues, a pregnant flight attendant, a music venue host and a Navy veteran as they navigate the personal and financial toll of the pandemic for themselves and their families.


  • What Fresh Hell: is a Top Ten comedy parenting podcast with over 3.5 million downloads! If you’re looking for laughs, advice, and community, it’s the right place! Amy and Margaret are each moms of three, dealing with the same hassles as any parent– but with completely different parenting styles. Margaret is laid-back to the max; Amy never met a spreadsheet she didn’t like.


  • The Longest Shortest Time : You will hear stories about the surprises and absurdities of raising other humans—and being raised by them. The Longest Shortest Time is an award-winning podcast about parenthood in all of its forms. But you don’t need to be a parent to listen.


  • A beautiful mess: Elsie and Emma are sisters and co-founders of the top DIY blog — A Beautiful Mess. They have written over seven thousand blog posts, so it seemed like a good time to start a podcast! The sisters have a lot to say on everything from home and DIY to family life and business.


  • Mom and dad are fighting: Jamilah Lemieux (cultural critic in NY), Dan Kois (editor and writer), and Elizabeth Newcamp (traveling mother of 3 boys) share triumphs and fails and offer advice on parenting kids from toddler to teens.