One of my favorite ways to pass the time while I am cleaning, cooking or walking the dogs is to listen to podcasts. Now before you jump the gun I am not talking about NPR or talk radio podcasts… those have their listeners too, I’m just not one of them! The podcasts I listen to are more of a guilty pleasure because while they don’t always cover current eventd, they provide me with entertainment or intriguing stories.
I have been obsessed with podcasts ever since I jumped on the Serial bandwagon 2 years ago. I have since added annnnd deleted several through out that time. I think podcasts are definitely a personal preference. There have been a handful of times where I thought I would love something because of the premise and then I ended up immediately deleting it because of the host or the way the show was run. You have to enjoy their voice and personality to really like a podcast. The other nice part about podcasts is that most of them are free so you can just listen to them on the podcast app on your phone.
These are some of my current favorites:
I have followed The Skinny Confidential blog for several years now and so when Lauryn and Michael came out with a podcast I was super excited. This podcast is amazing because nothing is off limits…business, beauty, sex, money, fitness and so much more! The topics change every week but the banter that Lauryn and her husband Michael have make it hilarious the whole time! I really like this one for the business advice they give because it is relatable since we are around the same age.
Casefile is sooo addictive. It is a true crime podcast that covers real crimes and murders all over the world. They aren’t always current crimes and can be several years old but all of them are super interesting. As with any podcast the first couple of episodes don’t have the best sound quality but they improve quickly. Plus the host has an attractive Australian accent, which is always fun to listen to. Some of the cases can be extremely intense and cover sensitive subjects so listener beware!
This podcast is hosted by Stassi Schroeder, a cast member of Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules reality show, and is basically a mixture of girl talk and reality TV mash up. Stassi brings friends, co-stars, celebrities and other reality TV stars on to her show to chat about recent events and gossip. This show adds no real value to my life but I love listening to it so much. I laugh out loud and I love hearing about some of the show’s gossip. I am sure my love for all things Bravo plays into this, so if you can’t get enough reality TV like me, check it out!
Up and Vanished is an investigative podcast that looks into the disappearance of a young woman in Georgia. The host, Payne Lindsey, explores her disappearance by interviewing friends, family, and locals to see if he can dig up any new leads and uses real recordings of his interviews to help tell the story. The podcast is happening in real time which makes it even more intriguing as there are breaks in the case! If you like crime shows or Law and Order, this one is for you!
Now I am off to drink my green tea and finish up my laundry… have a relaxing evening!
What are your favorite podcasts?