Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Podcast Recommendations

I've been really into podcasts recently. I get tired of listening to music after a while (people get really upset when I say that... so I apologize if I have offended you) and I really dislike some audiobook readings and much prefer seeing the words. Podcasts are a great in between. There are several I like that tell stories and keep me entertained, and are told in a such a great way that I don't feel like I'm missing any information by listening instead of reading.




I listen to several genres of podcasts, ranging from true crime to politics/activism to "storytelling" and entertainment. Here are a few of my absolute favorites in that spectrum:

S-Town // I was all caught up with my podcasts and looking for a new one to listen to on my way home from the beach Memorial Day weekend. I came across S-Town, downloaded the first two episodes, and hit the road. Y'all.... I'm pretty sure I went over my data limit downloading and listening to all 7 episodes in a row. The story is so intriguing, the characters are fascinating, and the outcome... is totally unsatisfactory in the BEST way. I loved this podcast, and I hope Brian Reed does more similar ones in the future. (Though in all honesty, I'm not sure he can ever top this one. If you've listened... you know why).

Up and Vanished // I've always been a huge fan of true crime stories and knew I needed to listen to this one when a girl I work with suggested it. This podcast follows the disappearance of a South Georgia beauty queen and tries to solve it. I'm trying not to give any spoilers away, but it's actually brought new developments into the case to the point where it's being recorded as things are currently happening. Definitely listen if you love true crime, but maybe not if you're ever driving down old country roads.

Mouthing Off // I liked Olivia Caridi when she was on the Bachelor. I think she got a terrible edit and has totally "redeemed" herself post-TV show. (This is also your casual reminder that television is hours and hours and hours of footage edited down to two, things are taken out of context, and nothing is as it seems. We can still enjoy it, I know I do, but we don't know the people or what happened off-air. ANYWAY.) I honestly don't know a lot of the people she's had on her podcast, but I've enjoyed listening to her episodes with Bachelor Nation alums, like Lace Morris, and her interview with Reality Steve was really great.

With Friends Like These // This is a political podcast. If you're not into politics, you wouldn't necessarily like this - but I really think it's worth everyone listening to. Ana Marie Cox is a writer and journalist who covered John McCain in the 2008 presidential cycle. This podcast is all about creating conversation and understanding with people who don't share our same views, which is something that EVERYONE can benefit from, in politics or even about random life things. The conversations are interesting to listen to and make you think, "what if I tried this next time I disagreed with someone?"

I'm ALWAYS looking for new podcasts to listen to, and would love your recommendations (ESPECIALLY true crime podcasts!!!!).

16 comments :

  1. I get really tired of listening to music too...I've had that offend some big music people too, sorry? haha. I'm glad you can relate. I also love podcasts, my favorite is probably The Brain Candy Podcast and then some law school podcasts too. I want to try With Friends Like These, I definitely think it is important to seek understanding from both sides (:

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    1. I'm definitely going to check out The Brain Candy! Can't wait :)

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  2. I actually did not like S-Town... I got through 2 episodes and found that it wasn't as great as Serial... either way, I gotta check some of these out! I really recommend Unqualified by Anna Farris tho ;) she's so hilarious!!

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    1. I definitely think it's an acquired taste! I'll have to check out Unqualified!

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  3. I haven't listened to any of these! I've been listening to The Mindful Creative and At Home With...

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  4. I finished S Town a couple months ago! I'm in the early stages of Up and Vanished and I'm not hooked yet but hearing your review is so encouraging!!

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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    1. It takes a while to get going!! I also skipped all of the case studies and that helped to speed things up too!

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  5. I love podcasts! I have a couple eps of S-Town. It's so interesting!

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  6. I haven't heard of any of these but I have been listening to a lot of podcasts lately!

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  7. I am a huge podcast fan and I am always looking for new ones! I am going to try these out. My two favorite girl bosses are 1. The Joy Junkie & 2. Your Kick Ass Life. Definitely check them out if you haven't!! They are so amazing & inspiring.

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    1. Oooh I will definitely have to check these out!

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  8. My fiance and I actually listened to S Town and loved it! It was such an interesting story!

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  9. I have only listened to work podcasts! Sounds like I need to check these out!

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  10. I love Nick Onken's Nion Radio (http://nickonken.me/category/radio/) It's about the creative process and he often interviews celebrities and other artists about the process. Really inspiring show.

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  11. These are some great recommendations — I absolutely loved S Town!
    And I was just featured on a podcast: would love to hear your thoughts! http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/women-killing-it/e/50676693?autoplay=true

    Tori || Victori Media
    https://www.victorimedia.com

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  12. I've been hearing so much about podcasts lately! Need tocheck these out.
    xoxo,
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

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