Wednesday, September 16, 2015

My Top Podcasts

I've blogged a few times in the past about my love of podcasts. I honestly don't know how I got through a road trip without them. I can confidently say that if you have an interest, there's a podcast out there that caters to that interest. My favorites involve food and crime stories--haha what a combo! 

I'm not the only one that shares the love for podcasts. Today, I'm linking up with Emilie from Burke Does to share our favorite podcasts. I'm horrible at choosing favorites but I'm going to give it a go. The podcasts on this list are ones that I listen to consistently and look forward to new episodes when they come out. 

Sword and Scale

I could be wrong but I believe Rebekah recommended this one to me and for that I'll be forever grateful. If you enjoy every nitty gritty detail of crime story you will love this. Some stories you have probably heard such as the Jonestown fiasco but there are so many interesting other stories that you probably have not. If you like some weird shit (I do!) you'll love this. 

Freakonomics Radio
I'm sure you've heard of the book or the documentary bearing the same name. The authors of the award winning book have come together with even more of their stories in this podcast. Now, I'm not an economics buff or anything like that, so don't let the title scare you away. Don't tell the other podcasts in my feed, but if I had to pick a favorite this would probably be it. Each episode goes behind the scenes to examine issues we think about everyday and the underlying economic impact.

I discussed my fascination with this podcast and case in this post but I still follow along and soak up every episode. This is the follow up to now famous Serial podcast where 3 lawyers pretty much answer every question you had while listening to Serial. Well, every answer besides what really happened. Yours truly also makes a cameo in an episode so listen up for that :) I have my theories and would love to hear yours! 

This American Life

This is the podcast that started it all--for me and the rest of the country. If you ask someone about the podcasts they listen to they will likely list This American Life. Every week Ira Glass (anyone else have an Ira voice crush?) and his crew explore one topic and bring 3 separate acts/story lines that relate to the topic. This is the perfect podcast for a road trip. 

Stuff You Missed in History Class

The title pretty much says it all. More accurately it should be titled the interesting parts of history that they don't teach in school. Two quirky and fun girls explore people such as Calamity Jane and give you all the info you ever wanted to know about the Black Hole of Calcutta and The Grove Park Inn. Fellow nerds you'll become addicted. 

Now it's your turn! I'd love to hear what's in your earbuds! 


  1. I just started listening to sword and scale! I love it, but sometimes it is seriously scary!

  2. I really need to start listening to some podcasts. I'll have to check some of these out. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Haven't drank the podcast Kool-aid yet.

  4. Yay! I've become obsessed with Podcasts lately. I've really been enjoying Criminal, so I just added Sword and Scale to my list of many many podcasts, haha. I'm currently listening to Spilled Milk, NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour, TED Radio Hour, Stuff You Should Know, Question of the Day, Criminal, The Splendid Table, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me, This American Life, and of course, I finished Serial a while ago. ;)

  5. I honestly don't know if I've ever listened to a podcast. Maybe I need to try one out!

  6. I love that freakonomics book! I didn't know they had a podcast!

  7. I'm embarrassed to say I don't think I have ever listened to a podcast. How does one do that? And which would you start with?? :)

  8. I need to get on the podcast train, these all look super interesting!

    Green Fashionista

  9. I love your list! I just subscribed to the Sword and the Scale!

  10. I've never gotten into podcasts but Im all about some good crime stories! Will have to check them out.

  11. I listen to the Happier podcast each Wednesday on my way to work. I love your list and will certainly put some of these down to listen to.

  12. This is SUCHHH a great post!! I love it! I have been meaning to get more into podcasts so I will definitely be checking these out! Thanks girl!

    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

  13. i need to get back into podcasts--a great thing for my commute. i've been doing audiobooks lately. i love your choices and awesome that you'll be on one!!!

  14. I want to listen to every single one of these!!! Are most of them downlaodable for free?

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  15. I loved serial. I need to go listen to undisclosed.


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