Six Podcasts I Listened To, Loved, and Think You'll Love Them Too
I know it’s been a hot minute since posting around here. It’s not that I don’t have blog post ideas. Oh my gosh do I have a huge list of things I want to share. It’s just that I’ve become incredibly lazy. I literally dive into my comfiest loungewear the minute I get home from work. I may or may not be shopping for some more jogger pants from Target right now. And then, once I’m on my couch in my comfy clothes, there are just too many Netflix shows to watch.
So today I decided to write a post inspired by all this lazy time I’m allowing myself. I like to think that I’m not being that lazy when I’m listening to a podcast. I’m learning something, right?
There are so many informative podcasts to listen to no matter what you’re interested in. Not too long ago I shared my favorite true crime podcasts for a road trip since I am definitely obsessed.
One thing I’ve done that helps is that I just figured out how to play podcasts through our Alexa, because, you know, technology problems. If you’re challenged at setting up mirroring or lazy, just sync AnyPod to your Alexa and you’re good to go.
Have you listened to Dirty John? Are you excited for the Bravo mini series starting soon?!? I loved the true crime podcast Dirty John so I couldn’t wait to dive into Doctor Death, a podcast from the same production company.
Doctor Death tells the incredible true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch, a neurosurgeon who was charged with gross malpractice. It digs into a medical system that it is supposed to support and protect patients but failed to do so, with deadly consequences.
It’s not quite the thriller that Dirty John was but it will definitely make you wonder how any of this could even happen.
I am always skeptical of fictional story podcasts. Never once have I wished for the olden days when you could listen to a story on the radio. Though I prefer fact-based podcasts, especially of the true crime variety, I somehow got hooked on Limetown.
Limetown tells the fictional story of a mysterious and isolated town where some crazy and unbelievable things happen. It’s told from the perspective of a fictional journalist who’s family has a connection to the town.
It is very science fiction-y, not something I’m usually into, but I enjoyed it. It’s been a few years since the first season came out and I’m super excited for season two which just came back last week.
The Influencer Podcast
Sometimes you just need a podcast to learn things and The Influencer Podcast will help you learn everything you need to know about, duh, being an influencer. But in all seriousness, this podcast from Julie Solomon and the episodes are a mix of actionable tips about branding and marketing mixed with interviews with blogging and influencer industry leaders.
Though it’s not always my thing, I really enjoy Julie’s shorter “tips” episodes which break down strategies that help you build your brand, strengthen your community, or pitch yourself. If you’re a blogger, definitely check it out.
The Teacher’s Pet
I’m never not looking for a new true crime podcast and The Teacher’s Pet was recommended over and over again. This podcast comes from The Australian so you get to enjoy those Aussie accents while marveling over this cold case about a young mother, Lyn Dawson, who disappeared 36 years ago.
This podcast seriously creeps me out (spoiler: I haven’t finished but I am DEEP into it). The husband, Chris Dawson, who may or may not have a hand in the disappearance, is a teacher who started an affair with one of his students, while he was still married and living with Lyn. And then Lyn just disappears. Yup, highly suspicious. The Australian uncovers lots of new information that was previously ignored or overlooked and it’s a crazy story.
This is a more recent listen for me and I’m obsessed. Produced by the NY Times and hosted by journalist Michael Barbaro, they’re short and sweet 20 minute episodes that cover specific topics daily. Barbaro brings in experts to discuss today’s issues to help you make sense of what’s going on in the news, which is extremely helpful right now. He also gives a quick rundown of what’s going on in the country and around the world. If you want to stay informed and like to learn a little extra (which I know you do), have Alexa cue up The Daily.
In the Dark Season Two
In the Dark as a whole podcast is one of my absolute favorites. The first season discussed the abduction of Jacob Wetterling, which went unsolved for 27 years. It explored how law enforcement’s mishandling of information led to our nationwide campaign of “stranger danger”. It was really interesting to see how we as a country handle abduction and crimes against children.
The second season is even better. Season two discusses the case of Curtis Flowers, a man who’s been tried six times for murder at a small town furniture store in rural Mississippi. Every single episode holds some sort of “oh wow, can you even believe this is really happening” kind of detail. It can be hard to believe that this man is still fighting for his life. It examines whether our justice system is working the way it should and you’ll be hooked.