This month (and yes, I realize it’s almost over), there’s a big movement to get people to try podcasts (or #TryPod). Podcasts are an awesome form of entertainment – they can be funny, informative, suspenseful, adorable… and pretty much everything in between. I often listen to podcasts in the car n my way to/from work or any other long drive. Sometimes I fall asleep listening to podcasts or throw them on when I’m on a walk or traveling by airplane! With a variety of apps and ways to access, podcasts are almost
always free – making them a very accessible and affordable form of entertainment.
In the spirit of the month of #TryPod, I wanted to share some of my favorite podcasts and encourage you to check them out or let me know which ones you love!
Stuff You Missed in History Class
This was my first podcast and is still my favorite. I’ve followed this podcast for years, through multiple hosts and some slightly changing formats. But it’s awesome! The hosts – currently Tracey and Holly – share a 25-35 minute episode on a topic that is often overlooked in history class. The show topics range from famous people to archaeological finds to social movements to events in history… and everything in between! I love history and find these topics fascinating – I think I’m especially drawn to the episodes that focus on the biography of a historical person, but I enjoy them all. I definitely encourage you to check out Stuff You Missed in History Class – episodes come out twice a week!
Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!
Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me! is a weekly quiz-based podcast that lets you “test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what’s real news and what’s made up.” I’ve always been attracted to trivia – from Jeopardy to Trivial Pursuit! So this Podcast was a natural fit for me! And it’s
presented in a fun, engaging way! If you enjoy this one – Ask Me Another is a good one to try too – it blends the trivia with comedy!
I’m hesitating to include Limetown, just because it has an uncertain future, but I really enjoyed it. It had one season back in 2015 and my understanding is that they’re currently exploring a potential book deal, movie and second season. Whether or not those come up, the first season was really good! It’s a suspenseful, fictional podcast that goes through a reporter’s quest to find more information about what happened in Limetown – a town where 300 people mysteriously disappeared! I really hope this podcast comes back or there’s a movie/book to finish the story!
Most people have heard of the podcast Serial – which is almost the non-fiction version of Limetown. It’s another one of my favorite podcasts, especially the first season!
Podcasts I’m Going to Try Thanks to #TryPod…
Ok, being almost at the end of #TryPod month, I’ve found a few more podcasts that I want to try, including:
- Dear Sugar: “The cult-favorite advice column is back, this time speaking straight into your ears. The Sugars, Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond, take on all your questions — no matter how deep or dark — and offer radical empathy in return.”
- My Favorite Murder: “Each episode the girls tell each other their favorite tales of murder, and hear hometown crime stories from friends and fans. Check your anxiety at the door, ’cause Karen & Georgia are dying to discuss death.”
- Homecoming: A psychological thriller podcast, “Catherine Keener as a caseworker helping damaged soldiers and David Schwimmer as her take-no-prisoners boss lead this post-Serial narrative drama.”
I haven’t listened to those yet – so I just included the provided descriptions, but I’ll keep you posted on how they go!
So this is #TryPod month – check out one of these or any other podcast that you’d like!