Podcasts, On Podcasts, On Podcasts
Public transit serves as my primary mode of transportation since moving to the city. Though it’s not as convenient as having a car at my disposal, it has given me the time and opportunity to start diving into podcasts and books more than I usual.
I started listening to podcasts towards the end of my last semester at SMU. When I tell you I started listening, I was binging episodes like it was Netflix. The thing about podcasts I loved right off the bat is that I could listen in my car, on my phone walking to and from class, grocery shopping, literally everywhere.
The first series that stole my heart was ‘My Favorite Murder’ (MFM) with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. I’ve been a true crime fiend for as long as I can remember. I was able to catch up with every single MFM episode in a matter of weeks, leaving me digging for more podcasts that are similar.
I’ve received questions on Instagram in regards to what I’m listening too and If I recommend any series. Rather than answering individually, I thought it would be a good idea to take it to the blog.
The genres I listen to daily are news and true crime/paranormal. They keep me informed and entertained throughout my busy days and when I’m on the go. You’d be surprised who you could potentially connect with over a podcast series.
Here is a list of podcasts I’ve been obsessing over. Click on the photo to learn more and listen!
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T R U E C R I M E | P A R A N O R M A L
MY FAVORITE MURDER
My Favorite Murder: “Lifelong fans of true crime stories Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark tell each other their favorite tales of murder and hear hometown crime stories from friends and fans.” | Forever #1 in my heart
AND THAT’S WHY WE DRINK
And That’s Why We Drink: “Murder and the paranormal finally meet! Grab your wine and milkshakes and join us every Sunday for some chilling ghost stories and downright terrifying true crime stories. The world’s a scary place. And that’s why we drink!” | Perfect podcast to get your paranormal and true crime fix all in one
TRUE CRIME OBSESSED
True Crime Obsessed: “The true crime / comedy podcast YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE. We recap your favorite true crime documentaries with humor, sass, and a well timed garbage bell. Hear our take on “Wild Wild Country,”There’s Something Wrong With Aunt Diane,””Jesus Camp” and many more. So many garbage people, so little time.”
Criminal: “Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the “if it bleeds, it leads,” kind of crime. Something a little more complex. Stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, and/or gotten caught somewhere in the middle.”
THIS PODCAST WILL KILL YOU
This Podcast Will Kill You: “Infectious disease + podcast = so much good dinner party conversation. From the history, to the biology, to how scared you need to be, we’ll cover everything you ever wanted to know (and then some) about everyone’s favorite infectious diseases.”
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THE DAILY | THE NEW YORK TIMES
The Daily: “This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.”
ANDERSON COOPER 360
Anderson Cooper 360: “CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360° is a fast-moving and provocative alternative to the typical network evening newscast, going beyond headlines to tell stories from many points of view, so you can make up your own mind about the news.”
THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW
The Rachel Maddow Show: “Listen to full episodes of the television show on demand daily. The MSNBC podcast takes an intelligent and thought provoking look at politics, pop culture, and top news.”
UP FIRST | NPR
Up First: “NPR’s Up First is the news you need to start your day. The biggest stories and ideas — from politics to pop culture — in 10 minutes. Hosted by Rachel Martin, David Greene and Steve Inskeep, with reporting and analysis from NPR News. Available weekdays by 6 a.m. ET.”