So I’ve officially become obsessed with Podcasts. I’ve been hearing about them for years, but never really took the time to understand them or listen to them. About two or three months ago, I’ve had several friends mention a few different podcasts that sounded like something I might like. Podcasts are typically 30-60 min audio shows that usually tell a story, share insight or maybe just talk about today’s world. I think there are TONS of different ones out there, but I’ve only listened to ones with the above topics. Many of the podcasts I have chosen, I was able to listen to the season in it’s entirety. Sometimes, episodes are released once a week and you have to wait a week to get the next episode if you are listening in real-time.
I typically listen to podcasts while I’m in the car, getting my nails done (I keep headphones in my purse), while I’m getting my hair done, eyelashes done, taking the kids for a stroller ride, etc. The main reason I started podcast was because when I was getting my eyelashes done, I was having a hard time just lying there for two hours doing nothing. I love being able to put my headphones in and listen to my podcast now.
This is the very FIRST podcast I listened to and I became HOOKED! I loved it. This is the story of Tara Grinstead, a former beauty queen then school teacher, that was murdered over ten years ago in small town Georgia. Payne Lindsey, the creator, re-opens this case (the largest case file in GA history) and begins doing his own investigation and interviewing of persons of interest. He uncovers new evidence and keeps you on your toes as the podcasts are in real time. I’m still listening to his updates each week 🙂
This is one that I just listen to from time to time and was also one of the first that I listened to. I Do Declare is by two sisters who discuss current events each week. I love that they discuss all things that interest me like fashion, recipes, Award Show recaps, Netflix, and other great podcasts out there. It’s like a verbal weekly blog post.
This is a podcast that is a few years old that was very popular. I listed to Up and Vanished first and then listened to Serial. I realized that I love the murder investigations. Serial follows the true story of a teenage girl that was murdered in Baltimore in 1999. Six weeks after her murder, her ex-boyfriend was arrested. He claims innocence, but has been put in jail ever since. The podcast digs into this investigation and tries to learn if Adnan Syed (the ex-boyfriend) is really innocent.
Who remembers fitness guru Richard Simmons??? Well, apparently he fell off the face of this earth in 2014 and people have been looking for him! This short series of podcasts tries to understand and find reasoning behind Richard Simmons disappearance. It was definitely an interesting story to learn more about Richard Simmons and the podcast was done very professionally.
This is my most recent podcast that I’m currently still finishing up. It is done by the same people that came out with Serial. This podcast digs into a possible murder investigation in a small town in Alabama. I found this one to be a little slow to start, but then it captures you with a pretty crazy twist. I will warn you that this one comes with a good bit of profanity. I’m interested to see how it ends.
I hope this helps you learn a little more about podcasts or gives you some new ideas if you already listen to them! For my blogger friends, this is a bonus podcast you might enjoy listening to also : Stuff Mom Never Told You- The Hidden Lives of Fashion Bloggers.
I would love for any of you to leave me your recommendations for your favorite podcasts below!!!