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A Peek at My Podcast Subscriptions

Hey friends! It’s been a little while since I’ve shared my current podcast subscription list. (Here’s a look at the list from Nov ’17.) Wanna see what’s been in my earholes lately?

Culpable

Culpable  explores unsettled cases where the people who seem deserving of blame somehow eluded justice. On February 26, 2014, Christian Andreacchio was found dead in the upstairs bathroom of his apartment from a single gunshot wound to the head. After a mere 45-minute investigation, local police ruled his death a suicide, despite substantial evidence that points to Christian’s death not only being a homicide, but premeditated murder.

Who? Weekly

A podcast dedicated to deciphering and celebrating pop culture’s greatest (and not-so-greatest) Whos and Thems. Everything you need to know about celebrities you don’t. Hosted by Bobby Finger and Lindsey Weber.

 

Who the Hell is Hamish

He was born Hamish Watson, a surfie dude from Sydney – but he could morph into whatever you wanted him to be. Hamish is due to be sentenced to jail for swindling a handful of victims out of more than $7 million. But these crimes are just the final pages in a resume too think to staple; for decades he’s duped victims in the US, Canada, Britain, Hong Kong and Australia.

Building a StoryBrand with Donald Miller

If you’re frustrated because you struggle to get the word out about your product or service, the Building a StoryBrand podcast will help. Fans of the podcast are ecstatic about the fun and entertaining way Donald Miller brings you practical advice about clarifying your message so customers will listen. Don and the StoryBrand team are the world’s leading experts in harnessing the 2,000 year-old proven power of story formulas to get people talking about your brand.

The Rewatchables

The Rewatchables, a film podcast from the Ringer Podcast network, features HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and a roundtable of people from The Ringer universe discussing movies they can’t seem to stop watching.

Royally Obsessed

Royally Obsessed is the podcast for all things Royals! Kaitlin Menza and Lisa Ryan both write about The Royals for everyone from Cosmo to NY Mag, and each week they discuss the highs and lows in Buckingham Palace, and everything you need to know for high tea.

Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

A weekly exploration of all the things Jonathan Van Ness is curious about. Go on a journey with Jonathan and experts in their respective fields as they get curious about anything and everything under the sun.

 

The Freelance Friday Podcast

The Freelance Friday Podcast is all about… you guessed it: freelancing. An inside look at the world of freelancing, featuring tips, tricks, and interviews with people who are doing it right.

 

Call Your Girlfriend

Call Your Girlfriend is a podcast for long-distance besties everywhere co-hosted by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, and produced by Gina Delvac. Every week, Aminatou and Ann call each other to discuss the intricacies of pop culture and the latest in politics.

Household  Name

Surprising stories about how the biggest, household name brands affect our lives and culture — for better or worse. Host Dan Bobkoff finds tales of tragedy, love, strange histories, unintended consequences, and accidental success.

Britney’s Gram

Each week, comedians Tess Barker and Barbara Gray discuss and dissect Britney Spears’s Instagram posts.

 

Reply All

Reply All is hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, who launched the show in 2014. “A podcast about the internet’ that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it.” – The Guardian

 

And before you ask, NO — I am not able to keep up with all of these. There are some that I’m still listening to episodes that came out years ago…but these are all the shows that are in my current rotation and that I would whole-heartedly recommend. 😉

P.S. I asked 9 friends, “What’s your favorite podcast?” and here’s what they had to say.

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8 podcasts to check out on your next road trip.

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As I mentioned in this post, about this time last week I was in the midst of a LONG drive from Lexington, KY to Miami, FL. Just me, my ragdoll cat, and what felt like an endless stretch of highway. Thankfully I thought ahead and equipped my iPhone with hours of entertainment. I’m talking podcasts! Below you’ll find the 8 that made the miles fly, kept me engaged, and provided just enough nuggets of knowledge to shoo away the clouds of boredom.

Go Fork Yourself

Auditory food porn, Go Fork Yourself features Travel Channel’s own Andrew Zimmern and Hey Eleanor! blogger Molly Mogren. Each episode they chat about what’s up in the food world, give travel recommendations and exchange stories. If you’ve ever found yourself binge watching Food Network or Travel Channel shows, listening in on the convos of these two will be right up your street.

Mystery Show

This podcast (hosted by my current girl crush and This American Life veteran Starlee Kine) sets out to solve one mystery per episode — think: disappearing video rental store and a unique belt buckle found owner-less in a gutter — with only one rule. The mystery can not be solved by simply Googling. My friend J.D. specifically recommended Episode #2: Britney. And it did NOT disappoint.

Criminal

This is a podcast about crime (duh!) and tells stories of people who have done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. While the episodes felt a little short to me, this could have been because I was trying to kill HOURS, and they are probably the perfect length for a morning commute or a nice walk around your neighborhood after dinner. And lo and behold, the very first episode was about the Michael Peterson case! A story I’ve been obsessed with since watching the Sundance Channel miniseries, The Staircase (and then proceeding to make everyone I know watch it too).

Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts brings on stars of stage and screen to read aloud pieces of short fiction. Featured stories are by established and emerging writers alike, their words coming to life in a new way when performed by talented actors. This story time for adults had a definite calming effect on me as there is something so zen about being read to.

Ear Biscuits 

Youtube stars Rhett & Link record a weekly candid conversation with their fellow creators all of whom are gaining huge popularity for work and content in new media. If you find yourself going down the rabbit hole of YouTube with any frequency, you’ll wanna download a few of these interviews. I especially enjoyed listening to the episodes featuring Tyler Oakley, Jenna Marbles, and Ingrid Nilsen. As a fairly recent YouTube aficionado, I enjoyed hearing how these folks “made it big” in the world of vlogging.

Mortified

In much the same way as the live show of the same name, Mortified allows adults to share writings from their past in an attempt to “share the shame.”  I loved the Mortified documentary so I’m not sure why I had never checked out the podcast before! Definitely check it out if you haven’t already…super funny, super relatable, super feel-goody in that “we made it through!” kind of way.

Filler 

Filler operates in much the same way as Ear Biscuits. Hosts Matt Shore and Harry Hitchens sit down with a major player from a creative industry and have a chat over coffee. The guys are quite good at getting their interviewees to delve deep into their stories and help connect the dots in order to draw lessons from their experiences. I especially enjoyed their interview with Blaise DiPersia, a designer/hired gun at Facebook.

Which would you choose? What podcasts do you listen to? Would love your thoughts… even though I don’t plan on driving long distances ANY time soon! Phew!

P.S. Another great podcast host