The Reflection Pool

What I’m Listening To

The time of Podcasts is here! According to this informative and funny article at Vulture, it’s been here for a while. I’m right there riding the wave.

I love podcasts: in the morning when I’m making lunch, in the car on my way to work, late at night if I can’t sleep. Here are my current picks.

Happier with Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin and her sister, Elizabeth Craft, explore habits and happiness as well as her research and thinking on how people meet expectations. Entertaining, sweet, inspiring and potentially life changing.


Host Nora Young talks about life, design and the latest in tech. A CBC stalwart, the podcast is always informative.

Buffering the Vampire Slayer

A hilarious, feminist take on the ground breaking series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Named one of the best podcasts of the last decade, the two hosts Kristin Russo and Jenny Owen Youngs, deconstruct each episode. They’re currently on Season 5. (strong language)

99% Invisible

If you want to know how often-overlooked design and infrastructure affect our lives, listen to this. After each episode you’re a little smarter and a little more in love with host Roman Mars.

Happier in Hollywood

Sarah Fain and Liz Craft, two TV writers, producers and showrunners share insights, ideas and interviews about life, and not just in Hollywood. Always entertaining.

Glasner on Film

Bite sized film reviews by an enthusiastic (and somewhat sarcastic) Canadian.

Every Little Thing

If you have a question about why things are the way they are, that you’ve always wanted answered, you might find the answer in this podcast with host Flora Lichtman and her guests.

This American Life

A weekly public radio show produced in the U.S. but heard in many places. Host Ira Glass facilitates a collection of stories around a different weekly theme. Thoughtful and fun, there’s a huge archive of over 600 episodes, so you’ll find something that interests you.