O' Toole, My Love for You
Who are you, and what do you do?
I’m Meighan O’Toole, a digital strategist. I work with creative brands, and individuals to help them create and define their social media, digital strategy, and content creation. I get warm fuzzies from connecting people to information that makes their lives just a little bit easier and interesting. The Internet changed my life, and I’m eternally grateful to the Macbook I bought in 2005.
What podcasts do you listen to?
- Selected Shorts – This has been a podcast I have fallen asleep to for years. The basis is stars of screen and stage read all types of short stories (who doesn’t want to be read to?) to a live audience. Sadly, the founder and host Isaiah Sheffer passed away last year. His voice was absolutely fantastic, and he was a true supporter of the arts. Luckily, the show has a huge, famous community – many stars, and writers – who have taken it upon themselves to continue the tradition.
- Here’s The Thing with Alec Baldwin – Both my sister and a friend really encouraged me to listen to this podcast for a long time. I finally took their advice, and now I patiently wait for each new episode. Baldwin sits down with people from all walks of life: TV, film, music, sports, and more. If you’re looking for super, interesting fly on the wall confabs — they’re happening here. Plus Baldwin is just entertaining. Who else can get Rosie O’Donnell to admit to believing in conspiracy theories?
- Smiley & West – Cornel West and Tavis Smiley cover a broad range of cultural and political topics. I appreciate their down to earth, and very real approach to race, class and gender — they highlight topics that many mainstream news programs shy away from. I listen for all of the above, but I stay for West’s zingers, incredible master of the english language, and his political mind. If I could meet any one ‘famous’ person it would be West.
- You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes – I’m very new to this podcast (shout out to my sister), but I’m hooked. Holmes interviews comedians with a no holds barred interview style. The show originally started with Holmes asking comedians 3 super, bizarre questions to share their secrets. Now it’s mainly just overall conversations that are funny, often raw, and very real about working in a creative business.
How do you listen to podcasts?
When I’m out and about I listen on my phone through Stitcher Radio – it’s a super great app to listen to multiple podcasts and not eat up space on your phone. Its perfect if you have an Android phone, and its available on both operating systems. Its also a great discovery tool to find more shows to listen to. When I’m working or at home, I play them on my laptop.