Have You Heard of These Things Called “Podcasts”?

Podcasts—they are the gift that keeps on giving. There’s literally one for everything and you can always find a new one. In fact, I now pretty much HATE doing anything without listening to a podcast.

But I was so late to the game on this one. For some reason I thought you had to pay to download them 💁🏻. Guess what? You totes don’t. When I caught wind of this I downloaded a bunch for a flight to OR and I’ve been obsessed with them ever since.

I thought I’d share what I’m into right now in case someone out there is in the same boat as I am and looking for new series. I’m an uber true crime creep, so the majority of my favorites are in that genre. But I’m always trying to find new pods to dive into. If you have any recommendations, please let me know.

My Favorite Murder

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This is by far my favorite. It combines true crime with humor and is hosted by two badass ladies (and a Stephen) who share the same sense of humor as myself. Some people hate their opening banter, which can be half the episode, but I enjoy it thoroughly. Stay sexy, and don’t get murdered my friends.

Pod Save America

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I am more politically aware right now than I’ve ever been, which probably isn’t that weird considering the climate right now and my age. This is my main way of keeping up with what’s going on in the world. Again, it’s the added humor that gets me. Just make anything funny and you’ve got me.

Radiolab Presents: More Perfect

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I love the production quality of this podcast and the cases that they cover. They weave in narration with real audio clips and experts in specific cases. It’s very interesting to hear why we have some of the laws we do and how the originated.

Sword and Scale

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Another true crime pod, and this one is not for the faint of heart. It uses a lot of original audio from court cases, interrogations and press conferences. Details are not spared and many of the cases featured include crimes against children. It’s not super gorey, just very in-depth.

Casefile

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More true crime, but this one is narrated by an Australian guy which makes it more fun to listen to. Like Sword and Scale, cases do involve younger victims often, so listeners beware.

Someone Knows Something

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There have been three seasons of this podcast so far, which is narrated and produced by David’s Ridgin of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. It’s kind of like Serial (I recommend the first season of that one) in that it’s an investigative piece that’s trying to help solve a case. But these cases are cold or unresolved. The second and third season are best, in my opinion.

Stuff You Missed in History Class

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This one is part of the Stuff Your Should Know family and spans the gamut. I can’t listen to all of them, but if the topic is something that strike my fancy than I’m in. These have included a history of SPAM, the sinking of the SS Eastland and a summary of the Tuskegee Experiment.

I’m always down for another true crimpe podcast, but obviously I could use something outside of that genre. That’s where YOU come in. Comment below with your favorite podcasts and suggestions for new ones that I should check out!

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