Post # 1
I listen to podcasts for quite a few hours a day: while I’m working, driving, exercising, cooking, cleaning. You get the picture. One of the radio shows I listen to got approximately three hours a day has gotten really stale so I’m looking for new material.
Anyone have a favorite they want to recommend?
I have really enjoyed true crime ones recently and a couple of Harry Potter ones (yeah yeah I’m a nerd) and one about the bachelorette/bachelor. I’m open to different topics though!
Post # 2
I’m a podcast junkie!
This American Life, Terrible Thanks for Asking, 99% Invisible, WTF, Dopey, Reply All, Still Processing, Pop Culture Happy Hour, Acquired Taste, Keep It… . More?
Post # 3
MrsBeck : I enjoy Last Podcast On the Left, the guys that do the podcast are really funny and entertaining. They typically discuss serial killers, cults, infamous murders, etc. They spend a lot of time researching, I find it to be really interesting… if you’re in to that kind of thing
Post # 4
Hereforthecake : oh my, I haven’t listened to any of those! Going to look them up and get started on some downloads right away! Thank you so much!
futuremrs2020 : definitely into that kind of thing. I’ve heard that one referenced in a few other podcasts I listen too but have never actually listened to it. I’ll give it a try, thanks!
Post # 5
I really like Stuff You Should Know, Freakonomics Radio, and The Sporkful. (All have caused me to be that person who walks around with “fun facts” in her back pocket at all times.) For example, did you know that walruses don’t use their tusks for eating, only to establish dominance over other walruses?
Post # 6
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MrsBeck : I’m assuming you’re farmiliar with My Favorite Murder, but there’s another podcast on the Exactly Right network that is just hilarious called Do You Need a Ride?
It’s basically comedians riding around in the car chatting, but it is very entertaining.
I’ll second Terrible, Thanks for Asking.
Atlanta Monster was excellent, as was Up and Vanished. I’m enjoying Monster: Zodiac Killer as well.
Ask Me Another is a charming mix of trivia, comedy, and music. If you like Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, you’ll like AMA.
My latest discovery might be an acquired taste; I LOVE IT, but it’s pretty… saucy. It’s called Why Won’t You Date Me and it’s by Nicole Byer, who is this awesome comic who consistently cracks me up. She basically invites people on to look at her online dating profiles and give her feedback. To give you a sense of the tone, her main profile photo is of her holding a big dildo. So, if you find that kind of thing amusing, you’ll enjoy her humor in general. I just like to give a heads up in case that isn’t your cup of tea.
Mobituaries is fantastic – it’s sort of about things that have passed out of pop culture and why. Highly recommend. Also the Teacher’s Pet by the Austrailian is PHENOMENALLY satisfying.
I love Heavyweight and Family Ghosts. They sort of fall in the reveletory personal growth storytelling genre.
Finally Where Should We Begin, which is actually a podcast of a session of marriage counseling. I have learned a lot listening to it. Ester Perel has a very distinct therepeutic approach I really appreciate.
Post # 7
bayoubee : I’ve always wanted to know that kind of random info so I’ll definitely check those out! Thanks!
teamroro : I can’t believe I’ve completely forgotten about the Exactly Right network. I haven’t checked it out at all yet, so I’m definitely adding that to the to do list.
I’ve listened to Up and Vanished as well as Atlanta Monster but not the Zodiac Killer one and I’ve been meaning to learn more about him.
All the rest sound fantastic as well and I’ll be checking them out!
Thanks so much everyone. I’ve already started downloading a bunch of these! I won’t even know what to start with tomorrow!
Post # 8
As the first poster mentioned – This American Life. Different stories each week and just so amazing! I listened to my first episode in high school when my hisotry teacher didn’t feel like teaching that day. Ha. See if you can find “House by Loon Lake” 🙂
Post # 9
My Favorite Murder!
I also love Invisibilia, and This Podcast Will Kill You.
The Good Place- The Podcast is great too if you watch The Good Place!
What are these Harry Potter podcasts you listen to though OP? Very interested
Post # 10
My Favorite Murder
True Crime Obsessed (they watch and discuss true crime docs, it’s a comedy true crime podcast)
Real Crime Profile (former FBI profiler and domestic abuse expert discuss cases. Their episodes on The Keepers are excellent)
Mother May I Sleep with Podcast (they watch and make fun of lifetime movies, I love it)
Someone Knows Something (each season covers an unsolved case)
Cold (cover the Josh/Susan Powell case in Utah)
Atlanta Monster (about the Atlanta child killer)
Monster: Zodiac Killer
Up and Vanished (just season 1 – covers an unsolved case, new information actually comes to light like 3/4 of the way through and it’s solved)
In the Dark (I preferred season 1 to season 2 – covers the Jacob Wetterling case which was just recently solved, this is the case that spurred the sex offender registry)
Broken Hart’s (covers the details of the Hart family, the one where one of the moms drove their van off the side of a cliff into the ocean in California with her wife and their six adopted kids inside)
Critcal Role (Totallk different than above podcasts – voice actors playing D&D it’s amazingly well done and a blast to listen to)
Post # 11
Only just getting into podcasts but so far My Dad Wrote a Porno or Armchair Expert with Dax Sherpard
Post # 12
I say this every time this topic comes up but I am obsessed with My Dad wrote a Porno. I don’t know if I have ever laughed so hard listening to a podcast.
For true crime I really enjoyed Dirty John and one that was recently done on former NFL star Aaron Hernandez called Gladiator.
Two random ones I came upon and fell in love with are The Doughboys podcast where they review chain restaurants and How did this get made? Where comedians discuss a different terrible movie each episode. Think along the lines of From Justin to Kelly or that pregnant Arnold Schwarzenegger movie Junior.
I also really enjoy horror fiction and got into The Black Tapes and Rabbits.
Post # 13
I asked reccomendations and the were the answers. With checking out! My faves are this might get weird, getting curious, armchair expert and crime in sports 😊
The link doesn’t show. Anyways it’s on my threads I started!
Post # 14
Did you listen to S Town? LOVED it.
Modern Love is also great.
And, if you like to relive your cringe-y teen years, The Mortified Podcast is hilarious. Adults read their teenage diaries out loud, in front of live audiences, comedy show style.