I don’t know about you, but I am obsessed with podcasts. They’re the perfect accompaniment to any car ride, long run, or chill-time. I love podcasts because you can focus in on the story being told in your ears. Especially perfect for road trips when you don’t think you can listen to 1989 one more time.
So I’ve decided to do a round-up and feature 4 podcasts that I can’t stop listening to in hopes that I share something new and interesting with you. I’m always looking for new podcasts to add to my playlist, so let me know in the comments below or on Facebook what your favourite podcasts are!
Obviously everyone knows Serial and it’s hunt to find out the truth about Adnan (Season 1) and Bowe (Season 2), but did you know these podcasts below?
Tagline: Building Community, One Story At A Time
About: “In the spirit of This American Life, The Moth, and other storytelling events, Arctic Entries brings Alaskans to the stage to share their personal stories: funny, sad and sweet. At every performance, seven people each tell a seven-minute long true story about themselves relating to the show’s theme.”
This podcast is near & dear to my heart, as it is recorded live in Anchorage, Alaska. A big event was always going to the Arctic Entries show – tickets would sell out within minutes of going on sale, and the audience was always captivated. Listen to this if you’re looking to see true Alaskan adventure, as opposed to what’s on reality TV.
Best Story: Gene Moe fighting a bear on Kodiak with his knife. It’s an amazing story told by an entertaining man. Listen to it here.
Tagline: Share The Shame
About: “Witness adults sharing their most embarrassing childhood artifacts (journals, letters, poems, lyrics, plays, home movies, art) with others, in order to reveal stories about their lives. Hear grown men and women confront their past with tales of their first kiss, first puff, worst prom, fights with mom, life at bible camp, worst hand job, best mall job, and reasons they deserved to marry Jon Bon Jovi.”
Whenever you’re feeling embarrassed about something you’ve done in life, never fear. A million other people have done embarrassing things to. For a belly-shaking laugh, or just some solidarity, this podcast reminds me of the awkward teen years with the ability to say “Man, so glad I’m not 15 anymore.”
Best Story: Boy’s Do Cry. Two guys share their story of how they thought they’d get the girl, and didn’t quite. One of the speakers actually wrote a song for a girl, and the podcast got the band CHVRCHES to perform it. Listen to it here.
About: “Fueled by boundless curiosity and rigorous research, Cristen and Caroline are girls-next-door gender experts who skillfully decode the biology, psychology and sociology of ladies and gents, from their evolutionary past to millennial present, to better understand all the Stuff Mom Never Told You.”
Cristen & Caroline explore so many topics that I hadn’t even considered, and relates them all to how they came about and how they affect women. Perfect for those weird questions you never asked in class.
Best Story: Judy Blume Forever. A discussion on a beloved and banned author and how her fictional books helped girls in America become women. Listen to it here.
Tagline: Criminal is a podcast about crime
About: Stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle.
While we know there is a lot of crime in America, it’s crazy to think of all the stories we don’t read on the news. This podcast explores some of the strangest crimes, as well as what is discovered during investigations, all while making you feel a little bit like a detective.
Best Story: The Portrait. A North Carolina family poses for a photo in 1929, then wind up shot two weeks later. Listen to it here.