Podcasts have been my ear addiction or I’m not sure how long. I’m not sure if I have had my one year anniversary but I suspect it’s close. After a while I got sick of listening to music because it seems like it’s always on a loop of the same stuff over and over again. Yes, I know. They make apps for that. At the time I didn’t know but I have wised up since then.
After I started I got addicted to all of the things I could learn. Anytime I can I am listening to a podcast. Since I’ve listened to so many, I have become source for friends looking for more podcasts or for friends just starting. I decided I would share what I’m listening to and loving currently.
Up and Vanished – If you love true crime, this is right up your alley. This podcast investigated the disappearance of Georgia teacher and beauty queen Tara Grinstead. While the podcast was being released the cold case actually was reopened and the case was solved. It was so crazy being able to listen to updates as this sad case got solved.
My Dad Wrote a Porno – When I started listening to podcasts I listened to 100% true crime. I love true crime, but I started getting really paranoid and having bad dreams. So I decided I needed to break it up with some other topics. I went to the top 10 overall podcasts and decided to try this one. I do not regret it. This is the podcast I look forward to the most. It is three friends sitting around the kitchen table reading an erotic novella. It is poor quality writing and the kicker is, the one host is the son of the author. It’s awkward, uncomfortable and hilarious. If you need a good laugh, this is the perfect podcast for you. Warning: If you are sensitive to these topics or high school age or younger this is not the podcast for you.
Presidential/Constitutional – The names of these podcasts may sound politically charged. Presidential has 45 episodes and each one is about a different president in their service order. The podcasts does a great job is talking about the successes and the struggles of their terms and what made each of them unique. Constitutional is basically the second season of Presidential. Each episode covers a different part of the Bill of Right and the Constitution. It is extremely powerful, albeit more political than Presidential.
The Way I Heard It by Mike Rowe – I was born in the late 80s and live through the 90s. Which means I remember what it is like listening to the radio. The regular radio. The Way I Heard It is a short weekly episode (around 10 minutes) hosted by Dirty Job’s Mike Rowe. They are funny, stories told in a way to keep you guessing who it is until the end. The show reminds me of Paul Harvey’s radio show that used to be on our radio around noon.
TED Radio Hour – If you want a podcast that is inspiring and thought provoking, this is it. The TED Radio Hour is put together by NPR. The host and producers put the past year’s best TED Talks together by themes. Each week they pick a theme and string together these seemingly different talks into an engaging episode.
Science Vs. – I am obviously a science lover. But this podcast can easily be loved by someone who doesn’t know much about science. What the show does is they pick a topic and they research, talk to experts and see what the science says. They cover everything from Meditation to True Love to GMOs to Vaccines. The episodes are well produced and unbiased.
The thing I love most about podcasts is I can be working and still feel like I’m learning something. I can learn about all sorts of topics. If you aren’t a podcast listeners, what is one you might checkout? If you are a listener, what is one I missed?