You know what we need? To celebrate the happy little things keeping us going. So let’s do that. Every day this week let’s pick a topic and share some of our new or old favorites that are saving us in wonderful ways. I’ll share some of my faves and you share yours and then maybe we’ll discover new (to us) wonderful things.
So today? Let’s do podcasts.
I love podcasts because they distract me from the voices in my own head and also it feels like I’m having long talks with people where I don’t actually have to hold up my side of the conversation and since I am inherently lazy this works out well. I tend to lean toward darker podcasts and it is not unusual for me to listen to them when I walk Dorothy Barker late at night up and down my street. I am aware that listening to headphones while out in the dark is dangerous because you can’t hear cars or serial killers so I play my true crime podcasts on high volume in my pocket and have gotten used to the stares I get from neighbors who happen outside as “AND THEY FOUND HER TORSO IN THE CRAWLSPACE” echoes through our quiet street.
My newest fave is In Another Room, a scripted psychological horror podcast my sister recommended that I binged entirely within 24 hours.
A few of my other favorites:
True Crimey: The Poisoners’ Cabinet, My Favorite Murder, Dateline, Ghost Town, Rusty Hinges, Twisted, True Crime Island, Criminal, Scam Goddess, The Grift, GURU
Scripted horror: In Another Room, Relic Radio’s Science Fiction, Tales of Horror, Strange Tales, The Horror
Talk related: The Michelle Obama Podcast, Unlocking Us with Brené Brown, David Tennant Does a Podcast
Fascinating and true: Incredible Feats with Dan Cummins, LORE, One Strange Thing, The Secret Life of Prisons, Sidedoor (Smithsonian), Supernatural with Ashley Flowers, Strange Year, Radio Diaries, Pretend Radio, The Memory Palace, Hidden Brain, TRUE, Disgraceland, Love & Radio, Radio Lab, This is Love, Ear Hustle, Reply All, Snap Judgement, This American Life, SPOOKED (WNYC Studios)
Makes me laugh: Wooden Overcoats, OH, HELLO (the P’dcast), Burns & Allen Show, No such thing as a Fish, Conan O’Brien needs a friend, Off Book, Hello from the Magic Tavern, Done Disappeared, Mission to Zyxx, Unhappy Hour
Your turn. What podcast are you loving right now?