I’m slightly…well totally obsessed with Podcasts these days. I quote them all the time in various situations. I feel super smart when I can recall and share a cool tidbit from one of the podcasts. I also love recommending things to others that I enjoy, it’s the community builder in me — ever present. I tend to love two different categories of podcasts, ones that make me say things like “hmmmmm, wow, cool, so interesting” and ones that me me say things like “yikes, gross, freaky, this can’t be true!” Yah, I’m strange and I know this fact about myself.
I squeeze in listening to podcasts whenever I can. I listen on the treadmill when I don’t want to run outside, when I’m throwing the ball for my dog, , when I’m driving home from school drop off, and when I’m getting ready for the day. It’s helped me replace my addiction to mindlessly scrolling through instagram and twitter. It’s a new addiction, but it’s much healthier and valuable (in my opinion!). So here’s a list of my latest obsessions if you’re interested in joining the wide wild world of podcasts. PLEASE let me know of others you love because I always have room for another podcast in my playlist!
Podcasts that make me say “hmmmm”:
- Every Little Thing — Answers your burning questions like who invented pants? How did ‘pink for girls’ and ‘blue for boys’ happen? What do dogs say when they bark?
- How I Built This — Weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists — and the movements they built.
- Household Name — Surprising stories about how the biggest, household name brands affect our lives and culture — for better or worse.
- Believed —An inside look at how a team of women won a conviction in one of the largest serial sexual abuse cases in U.S. history against Larry Nassar.
- The Dream (Season 1) — A podcast that investigates the wild, shady world of multi-level marketing.
- The Dropout — The story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos, an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong.
Podcasts that make me say “this can’t be true!”:
- Dr. Death — About a medical system that failed to protect patients at every possible turn.
- Up and Vanished — Explores the 2005 disappearance of beauty queen and high school teacher Tara Grinstead from her home in Ocilla, Georgia.
- Broken Harts — Investigates a murder-suicide of the Hart family including the parents and the 6 adopted children ranging in age from 12–19.
- Teacher’s Pet — This is no fairytale, but a sordid story of strangely close twin brothers, teenage student lovers, and probable murder. It’s a cold case which has been unsolved for 36 years.
- Dirty John — A successful Designer and Doctor get entangled in an increasingly complex web of love, deception, forgiveness, denial, and ultimately, survival.
- Man in the Window — A reporter uncovers never before revealed details about the man who would eventually become one of California’s most deadly serial killers.
- Serial (Season 1)— A popular high-school senior, disappears after school one day. Six weeks later detectives arrest her classmate and ex-boyfriend, for her murder
- My Favorite Murder — Two comedians and lifelong fans of true crime stories tell each other their favorite tales of murder and hear hometown crime stories from friends and fans.
- S Town — A reporter investigates the son of a wealthy family who’s allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But then someone else ends up dead, sparking a nasty feud and a hunt for hidden treasure