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The Best Podcasts to Start in 2019 LISTEN TO SOMETHING NEW

and kinda cool, you can’t go wrong with “Spirits.” Start listening at

This list is just a start to the wealth of amazing, diverse podcasts out there. News recaps, sports history, true crime, pop-culture throwbacks, and plenty more fantastic audio entertainment awaits on your phone’s podcast app. Start listening to your new obsession today!

GO ON AN ADVENTURE: ‘THE FAR MERIDIAN’ Audio dramas are back and thriving in the world of podcasts. “The Far Meridian” explores the story of Peri, a lighthouse keeper whose brother disappeared long ago. Peri is terrified of leaving her home, so she’s never discovered what happened to him. That changes when her lighthouse begins to appear in a new location every morning, initiating her search for her brother. Fantastically fun and painfully real, this is a story about the courage it takes to leave home behind. Join the girl in the lighthouse at TACKLE YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS: ‘THE MARIE FORLEO PODCAST’ We all need some advice. Why not get it from someone who knows what they’re talking about? Marie Forleo is an entrepreneur, writer, and philanthropist. And according to Oprah, she’s a thought leader for the next generation. Her mission is to help you become the person you most want to be. On the podcast, Marie and her guests discuss business, relationships, fear, love, and so much more. Get inspired at Debbie first learned about our firm in a newspaper ad. “I was working for another attorney at the time and saw that they needed a few people for nights. I applied for the job, and when I was hired, I began working right away. I started working days in 1996, and even though it was different from what I was used to, I enjoyed it very much.” Debbie is passionately dedicated to her career path. “Back when I first started working with attorneys, I went to a secretarial school in Boston. At that time, those schools were pretty popular for a lot of people to go into, more so than today,” she says. “Their focus was on what you would do in a secretary position, and they had different categories, such as ... legal or medical secretary duties. I chose to follow the legal path, and that’s where I’ve been ever since.”

Though podcasts have been around for over a decade, they have only recently found their stride in popular culture. And they don’t all feature nerds talking about “Game of Thrones.” In this form of audio entertainment, there really is something for everyone. A number of podcasts have broken into mainstream pop culture, like “My Favorite Murder,” “This American Life,” and NPR’s “Planet Money.” But these are only the tip of the iceberg. Here are a few lesser-known podcasts that are seriously worth your time. START SOMETHING FUN: ‘SPIRITS’ The title “Spirits” is a play on the stories told and drinks enjoyed on this podcast. Co-hosts Amanda McLoughlin and Julia Schifini offer a fresh take on myths, legends, and folklore. From Greek classics to the tale of the Javanese Mermaid Queen, these lifelong friends and mythology enthusiasts examine what the stories we tell say about our culture, traditions, and values. If you’re eager to fill your year with something kinda creepy

Last month, we included Debbie’s picture with Barbara Warren’s article. We’re righting that wrong now! Here is Barbara Warren, who was featured in last months edition. Be sure to read about our wonderful legal assistant in December’s issue, and check out Debbie Kantapin’s article this month!

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Our Team Member Who Wears Many Hats

positions. She refers to herself as a floater. “I usually do whatever someone needs or what they may not have time for. Someone might ask me to write up a medical summary for them, and I’m more than happy to do it. A lot of people might not like writing up summaries, but I really enjoy doing it.” Not only is Debbie eager to help with odds and ends, but she also enjoys working as our friendly and helpful receptionist, guiding our clients where they need to go. Outside of the office, Debbie enjoys spending as much time as she can with her two grandchildren and her two Pomeranians. When she finds time for herself, Debbie enjoys sitting down to read a good book or watch a Patriots or Celtics game. We’re so grateful to have Debbie on our staff. The next time you come into the office, her face will be the first one you see, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

When someone calls our office or comes through our doors, they have the pleasure to speak with our wonderful receptionist, Debbie Kantapin. Debbie has been with our office for a long time. “Believe it or not, I started in 1984,” she says. “I worked nights at that time because my children were toddlers. There were only five of us working in the office at night, but you would have been surprised by how much there was to do.”

After leaving our offices for a short time, Debbie returned to us in 2010, filling many different

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