I wanted to show a little podcast love to my favorites, since my sister gets so jazzed when I recommend a new one.
Music when I work is a little distracting, but I find I can listen to news and story podcasts running as background processes. I still absord the information and it blocks out loud people around me.
I have a serious true crime bent.
I’m subscribed to the following and can endorse them for their entertainment value. I’ve included links to their websites, and you can subscribe via your favorite podcast sniffer. If you enjoy them, leave a review on iTunes as well as your own platform so more folks can find them.
“Criminal is a podcast about crime. Stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. “
Crime Writers On (www.crimewriterson.com/)
“We’re true crime authors. We’re also married. (Well, at least Kevin and Rebecca are.) So of course we decided to start a podcast.
The show is called Crime Writers On… and it all came together when we got some fellow writers together discuss the blockbuster podcast Serial. It’s since morphed into a broader conversation about true crime, journalism, and pop culture”
“The Undisclosed podcast investigates wrongful convictions, and the U.S. criminal justice system, by taking a closer look at the perpetration of a crime, its investigation, the trial, and ultimate verdict… and finding new evidence that never made it to court.” Season 1 – Adnan Syad
Season 2 – Joey Watkins
“Kelsey ‘Kelso’ Eriksson is fascinated with death and researching things that interest her. This is her first time Podcasting, so be nice.
She lives in New England with her twitch-streaming, video game connoisseur husband, Sean (@deanmcknight01), and their 7 year old son, Bee.”
In the Dark (www.apmreports.org/in-the-dark)
“AN APM REPORTS PODCAST. A podcast about a 27-year child abduction investigation that changed the nation.” This podcast explores the 1989 abduction and murder of Jacob Wetterling, and the absolute mishandling of the investigation by the Sterns County Sheriff’s Department.
These are Their Stories (http://www.lawandorderpodcast.com/)
“It’s no ordinary police procedural, baby. It’s the f’ing OG of police procedurals, baby.
IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, THE PEOPLE ARE REPRESENTED BY TWO SEPARATE YET EQUALLY IMPORTANT GROUPS: THE POLICE, WHO INVESTIGATE CRIME; AND THE DISTRICT ATTORNEYS, WHO PROSECUTE THE OFFENDERS.
WE’RE IN A THIRD, TOTALLY UNIMPORTANT GROUP: THE PODCASTERS WHO SAY, ‘…THESE ARE THEIR STORIES.'”
“Lore is an award-winning, critically-acclaimed podcast about true life scary stories. Our fears have roots. Lore exposes the darker side of history, exploring the creatures, people, and places of our wildest nightmares.
Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.”
Welcome to Nightvale (www.welcometonightvale.com/
“WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.
Turn on your radio and hide.”
Within The Wires (www.nightvalepresents.com/withinthewires/ )
“Set within an alternate reality, “Within the Wires” tells stories in the guise of instructional audio programs. Season One, “Relaxation Cassettes,” is a 10 part scripted fiction podcast that takes the form of an audio course on full body relaxation issued by The Institute to you, (the listener) a nameless medical inmate. Who is this narrator? Is she relaying something more than just relaxation techniques, and is she to be trusted? And are there subliminal messages hidden within the music? As listeners move through the relaxation curriculum a deeper and more personal story unravels.”
Alice Isn’t Dead www.nightvalepresents.com/aliceisntdead/
“A truck driver searches across America for the wife she had long assumed was dead. In the course of her search, she will encounter not-quite-human serial murderers, towns literally lost in time, and a conspiracy that goes way beyond one missing woman.
The complete Part One available now. Part Two coming in 2017.”
I know what you Did Last Podcast www.iknowwhatyoudidlastpodcast.com
“Welcome to I Know What You Did Last Podcast, a celebration of the pop culture of our youth! So in other words, the 90s, early Aughts and some late 80s because we briefly remember it. That and whatever else falls out of our mouths.”
Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again.
In this seven-part podcast, American Public Radio host Lia Haddock asks the question once more, “What happened to the people of Limetown?”
Season 2 is in production. People may ask why Limetown and not The Black Tapes, and it’s because I just don’t like Alex Reagan character. I just don’t.
The Thrilling Adventure Hour – (http://thrillingadventurehour.com/)
I’m particurly fond of the Beyond Belief episodes, with socialite mediums Frank and Sadie Doyle.
What podcasts do you like?