3. Follow Friday: Rebecca Lavoie. Earlier this week, one of Lavoie's tweets led me to include Bundyville: The Remnant in Monday's collection of episodes and shows about white radicalized thinking (and she's right, all Americans should have this one on their playlist). Lavoie seems to have a knack for understanding what's worthy in the culture, just at the right moment. For example, thanks to a tweet she added to her feed this week, I discovered that American Crime Story's next season, which will cover the Clinton scandal, is being produced by Monica Lewinsky (no joke, this is happening!). In addition, you can often find Lavoie making people laugh, being the adult in the room, or showing off her mad videographer skills.
But who is this woman, you say? Lavoie is the digital director at New Hampshire Public Radio where she "helped a little" on the excellent true crime-meets-genetic testing pod Bear Brook and hosts many other shows including the delightful and funny HGTV & Me, the Law and Order analysis pod ...These Are Their Stories and my fave, Crime Writer's On... (Fun fact: while interviewing Madeleine Baran for our podcast, the Peabody-winning investigative reporter revealed that CWO is one of her favorites, too.) Along with her husband, Rebecca has also co-written four books on crime. Enough of my fangirl copy — go forth and follow this woman.