What are your favourite podcasts?

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Post # 16
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Wedgewood Las Vegas

I just got into Podcasts!

So far I listen to these four while I work:

Dr. Laura – love her relationship advice and her no-nonsense approach to life.

Family Ghosts – stories about family secrets exposed.

Haunted Places – Spooky show about famous haunted houses and places

The Grave Talks – interviews with people about their paranormal experiences. They talk about famous haunted places as well.

Post # 17
1355 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Seattle, WA

Modern Love – celebrities reading essays from the Modem Love newspaper column 

S-Town – my fave podcast of all time. Its about a small town in Alabama, starts out as documentary solving a crime, then shifts the focus onto the life of one unique man living in that town.  The only podcast to ever make me cry! I listened to it twice.

Why Won’t You Date Me – podcast by comedian Nicole Byer, raunchy and hilarious.

Post # 18
551 posts
Busy bee

I never got into the true crime podcast craze, but I’m super into movie review podcasts lately, mostly anything under the Linoleum Knife banner—two film critics (one of whom sounds exactly like the Cookie Monster) who are married to each other and also critique recipes, current events and TV shows. They have become the soundtrack to my household chores. 

Post # 19
333 posts
Helper bee

So many good ones out there!

A few of my favorites:

Improper Etiquette- Laura Stylez (Hot 97) and Leah Mob (MTTM) cohost this podcast where they discuss current events and interview women in hip hop/wome entrepreneurs. It’s very funny and empowering.

Lip Service- Hosted by Angela Yee and 4 other women – they interview celebrities and talk sex, love and relationships.

My Favorite Murder- Been mentioned a few times, I love this one. The women who re-tell these horrible stories do so with some levity and insight that makes it really enjoyable to listen to.

Why Won’t You Date Me- Nicole Byer (Nailed It)- Talks about her dating life (lack thereof) super funny

How was this made?- June Diane Raphael and others (can’t remember their names) they dissect bad movies and its pretty funny.

So many more…..

Post # 20
795 posts
Busy bee

I really like “Approachable” with Sam Ravendahl…they just kind of talk about life, breakups, mental health, “being an adult”, how experiences shape who you are etc. I also really like Fertility Friday with Lisa Briden, although it can be a little crunchy for me. 

Post # 21
2146 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I liked my dad wrote a porno for the 1st season but every season after that felt contrived and pandering. Like it’s clearly written by comedians and not really his father after the 1st season. 

“NoSleep podcast” is excellent horror fiction! Great production value and stories. 

“Imagined life” is awesome too. It puts you in the shoes of a snood person before they were famous. Again, great production quality 

Post # 22
7435 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I listen to a lot of true crime podcasts. If I could only recommend one it would be Bear Brook. Talk about a mind bender. I also listen to many of the ones listed but don’t want to be repetitive/look them all up lol.

I started mixing in a few comedies:

Endless Honeymoon cracks me up

Do You Need a Ride which Karen from MFM hosts

And I just subscribed to Conan O’ Brien Needs a Friend but haven’t actually listened yet.

Post # 23
2517 posts
Sugar bee

personaperson :  I’m obsessed with Reply All, too! So good. 

Other things in my regular rotation: 

  • This American Life (the OG podcast imo, storytelling and journalism on tons of topics) 
  • Invisibilia (about the “hidden forces that shape our world”, lots of interesting cognitive science, etc.) 
  • Hidden Brain (psychology, cognitive science) 
  • Heavyweight (hilarious and often moving stories – host will reconnect a person with someone from their past) 
  • Freakonomics 
  • 99% Invisible (design history) 
  • Radiolab (science) 
  • Revisionist History (Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast, lots of topics) 
  • In Our Time (BBC podcast interviewing experts on various diverse topics – but kinda dry) 
  • Snap Judgment (storytelling podcast organized around themes, This American Life style) 
  • You Must Remember This (old Hollywood history) 
  • The Moth Radio Hour (people telling true stories in front of a live audience) 

For true crime (limited series), I really enjoyed Root of Evil and To Live and Die in LA, and of course the first season of Serial. S-Town was another great serial-style podcast. 

I tend to like the more research/fact heavy podcasts or pure storytelling, but the podcasts where hosts just banter for a long time or don’t seem to have done much research bug me. I can’t get into My Favorite Murder for that reason. 

Post # 24
837 posts
Busy bee

This might seem like a silly question, but what do most of you DO while listening to podcasts? 

Ive just started getting into them, and mostly listen while driving or walking for excercise. Surely I’m missing out on other podcast friendly activities!

Post # 25
489 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I’ve been on maternity leave for 12 months now, and have been listening to a lot of podcasts in that time – they keep me company, lol! I like true crime, most have been mentioned by PPs. One that is not true crime that I have enjoyed is Ladies, We Need To Talk.

Post # 26
2010 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

WillowBee33 :  i listen to them while walking, in the car and even when I’m doing boring admin at work.

Is anyone into audiobooks? I download them from the library.

Post # 27
5567 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2017

missviolet92 : WillowBee33 :   I listen to audio books at work, I listen to podcasts more though. I listen to both in my car if I’m by myself.

I miss a lot of the book and find myself skipping back a lot, sometimes that happens with the podcasts too. I can’t focus on my task and the story line at the same time, but I can if it’s mundane work

Post # 28
489 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Sansa85 :  I find exactly the same thing with audiobooks.

Post # 29
5567 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2017

tastastic :  i feel like I used to be able to do it, but I can’t anymore. I’m doing a lot of analyzing as a financial analyst so some tasks require a lot of thought, I think it was the change in roles that made it so I couldn’t do both 

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