The podcast I’m listening to right now: Mogul (Glossies Made Me Do it!)

Welcome to the August edition of Glossies Made Me Do It, a monthly series I’m hosting with Erika of Cat Eyes & Skinny Jeans and Lauren of Shooting Stars Mag!

Glossies made me do it...!

The last few weeks have been busy, so I haven’t had time to do a lot of baking. While I enjoy trying new recipes for this series, this month I decided to do something different and turned to Entertainment Weekly for ideas. I love checking out “The Must List” for the latest pop culture happenings. This week’s issue listed Mogul, a podcast about the life and death of Chris Lighty, in its top ten.

I know very little about hip-hop, but I enjoy biographies, so I found this series fascinating. Lighty came from the streets of New York to become a legendary hip-hop manager. To outsiders, Lighty had it all, but in 2012 he committed suicide, leaving his friends and family devastated.

Mogul: The Life and Death of Chris Lighty doesn’t shy away from Lighty’s flaws but still celebrates his achievements while mourning his loss. In a society that is very slowly starting to discuss suicide and metal illness, I think podcasts like this are very important, especially since celebrities are role models to many and are seen as examples of people who have it all.

Because of violence and language, you’ll want headphones if you listen to this with little ears around, but this six-part series is not to be missed.

This week I've been listening to Mogul: The Life and Death of Chris Lighty, a fascinating six-part podcast recommended by Entertainment Weekly.

What did glossies make you do this month?

P.S. If you liked this post, don’t miss Glossies Made Me Do It: Oprah’s Year of Adventure!

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  1. This sounds like an interesting podcast, I know very little about the hip hop world as well. I’ll have to check this out.

  2. I love this series that you guys do each month 🙂 I love reading what the glossies are making you do–and this is a podcast I haven’t heard about but sounds very interesting. I, too, have a lot of compassion/understanding for mental-health related anythings, and am so glad to see it highlighted so much more in the media. I’ll have to check out this podcast. Thank you!
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  3. I do love reading this series that you are doing. It’s something I would like to try sometime. I also love reading about new podcasts I haven’t heard of. I’ve become a little bit of a podcast junkie!

  4. I love when I get sucked into something I wouldn’t typically read or listen to! That makes the experience all the better (and rarer!)!
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  5. I’m obsessed with podcasts, so I definitely need to add this to my list. I haven’t heart of Chris Lighty, but it sounds like a fascinating story. Thanks for the tip! 🙂

  6. I am so behind on the podcast phenomenon. Probably because my earphones broke and well, little ears…. This sounds good though!

  7. Glossies pretty much always make me take a bath. That counts, right??
    I do have little ears around mostly always, so thanks for that good advice!