Rank #1: OSG feat. Crissle West: Season 2 Ep. 10 "The Discomfort Zone"
The Read cohost, Crissle West joins the On She Goes team in a spirited conversation about her visit to Portland, and what it felt like to step far out of her comfort zone.
Rank #2: OSG: Season 1 Ep. 1: We Belong Here
Aminatou Sow talks to Virgie Tovar, Melissa Valle, and Jenna Wortham about what the sentiment "We Belong Here" means when traveling as a woman of color. Ashley Mosley and Rosie Dickens take us to Paris, and Nneya Richards takes us to Lisbon, Portugal. We also hear exclusive travel tips from Crissle West, Roxane Gay, Saada Ahmed, Thao Nguyen, and more.
Rank #3: OSG: Season 1 Ep. 5: OSG Goes on Tour!
Aminatou Sow talks touring as a woman of color with The Read’s Crissle West, Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast and Thao Nguyen of Thao & The Get Down Stay Down. We take a trip to Colombia with Melissa Valle giving us tips on how to keep those curls poppin’ in the heat of Cartagena, while Nneya Richards gives a glimpse into Medellín. The hilarious Ashley & Rosie take us inside their Italian tour of Florence, Rome & The Almafi Coast!
Rank #4: OSG: Season 1 Ep. 3: What Is Business Travel?
Aminatou Sow talks to author Roxane Gay about what business travel is like for women of color and fuller figures. Everyday People's Saada Ahmed discusses blackness. Ashley Mosley and Rosie Dickens take us on a trip to Africa, Melissa Valle gives us tips on dealing with street harassment while abroad, and Nneya Richards takes us to Miami.
Rank #5: OSG: Season 1 Ep. 2: About Displacement
Aminatou Sow talks with journalism and documentary royalty Lydia Polgreen and Candy Feit, as well as fashion blogger and model Nadia Aboulhosn, about displacement, what happens when you're uprooted, and traveling out of necessity. Melissa Valle talks hair and health while traveling, and Nneya Richards shares her favorite things about Kauai, Hawaii.
Rank #6: OSG: Season 1 Ep. 4: Wanderlust in Transition
Aminatou Sow talks to Myiesha Gordon about a major life transition: going from a nine-to-five job to being a world traveler for a year. Jia Tolentino of the New Yorker takes us along on her Iceland adventure, while Stephanie Foo of This American Life spends what seems like an entire lifetime stuck on an airport runway. Nneya Richards tells us what to check out in Nashville, Tennessee, and Melissa Valle is back with tips on harassment and health while abroad.
Rank #7: OSG: Season 2 Ep. 9 "On She Goes WILD!"
This week's episode is a WILD one! We're doing a wild card episode with 3 different interviews, from 4 different women of color, on 3 different topics! Amy Lam & OSG star contributor, Soleil Ho chat about maintaining love long distance. Serita Wesley Skypes with Jen Ruiz of Jen on a Jet Plane about getting the best travel deals, and how she got a flight to New Zealand for $38! Meron Medhanie has a three-way chat with Miela Fetaw and Sarah Springer on how to prepare your family for your very non-traditional work travel. Enjoy!
Rank #8: OSG: Season 2 Ep. 8 "Relax, Relate, Release!"
The On She Goes team interviews Sarah Wesley (Social Media Influencer, Solo Traveler, Yogi & Serita's little sister) on Kemetic Yoga and how she practices self-care while traveling the world. We also talk to Bibi McGill (former lead guitarist for Beyonce's all female band "The Suga Mamas", DJ, and Yogi)all about inclusiveness in the yoga community and the origins of the ancient practice. ENJOY!
Rank #9: OSG: Season 2 Ep. 5 "Girl, You're Road-Trippin!"
The On She Goes crew talks to Ayeshia Toy about her cruise experience, and TEDX Portland & Crazy Aunt Lindsey star Lindsey Murphy gives us the details on her Oregon road trip that took her through ghost towns, mountains, desert and to the coast. We'll also discuss road tripping through Europe with Meron & family; as well as a few tidbits on cheap train travel from the US to Canada. Plus...Hot Topics & More!
Rank #10: OSG: Season 2 Ep. 1 "I Can't Get My Hair Wet"
The On She Goes team takes a deep dive into the great outdoors vs. women of color. Why is camping, hiking & backpacking so foreign to us? What exactly is backpacking? How do I keep my hair from becoming a rat's nest on a 10 hour hiking trip? We will try our best to answer these questions and more. Also, Amy Lam tells us about her 5 day hiking trip in Nepal, Meron gives us the real deal on the time she "straight up climbed a mountain," and Dez hooks us up with some "rugged outdoors-woman" advice on gear. For photos & videos check out www.onshegoes.com/podcasts