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Chinae Alexander's Podcast Made Me Listen To Podcasts

Chinae Alexander's Podcast Made Me Listen To Podcasts

I will be entirely honest, I was not a podcast person. I think it has to do with childhood trauma involving my grandmother being my primary mode of transportation and KRLD News Radio 1080 in Fort Worth, Texas being the only station her radio was ever tuned to. Anyhow.

I recently found Chinae Alexander on Instagram, and the very next day she launched her podcast, Press Send, on which she has inexplicably cool guests and they chat about life and answer people’s questions without claiming to be experts on anything. Essentially if you’ve ever wanted to have a great chat with girlfriends without having to actually leave the house, this is your next listen.

I find myself listening to it while I’m folding (sorry, Kondo-ing) my laundry, or creating sequined accessories for my upcoming Mardi Gras trip, or just like chopping vegetables and shit. It’s a great podcast because it’s a natural podcast. There’s a casual structure and flow to it that feel very much like how we communicate with our friends, and I find that really relaxing and comforting for some reason. (I have very potent anxiety at times and I’m always looking for new calming activities.)

Do I always agree with Chinae’s advice? No. Do I keep listening anyway? Yes. Press Send is my gateway podcast. It’s opened up a new world of entertainment for me and quite frankly my television is jealous. If you’ve tried getting into podcasts but felt like it was just another medium for political stress, I suggest expanding your views (ears?) and starting here. Thank you Chinae, for creating something real, and something illuminating. Keep talking.

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