Podcasts I’m Obsessed With

March 3, 2016

in Entertainment,Lifestyle

If you haven't ever listened to a Podcast, or are wondering which podcasts are worth listening to, this is the place you want to be! I discovered Podcasts quite a long time ago, but it hasn't been until the last few months that I've really gotten into several more programs and started to listen obsessively.

Podcasts are fantastic. I listen at the gym. I listen when I do housework. I listen when I'm working on craft or sewing projects. Basically if my eyes and hands are busy, my ears are free to binge on podcasts.

Here are my favorites

#1 Serial


Serial is a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. For season 1 Serial looked at the case of Adnan Syed, a teenager from Baltimore accused of killing his girlfriend. But I'm 100% positive he didn't do it. I love this podcast because SK doesn't have it all planned out. She's investigating. She goes back and forth based on new information she receives between episodes. It's an investigation in progress. Start from episode one. Don't skip anything. Trust me. Serial is now on season 2 and looking at the Bowe Bergdahl case. This is actually my second favorite podcast, but without listening to season 1 of Serial, the next podcast won't make much sense.

#2 Undisclosed


Undisclosed began as a more in-depth look at the Adnan Syed case discussed on Serial by three lawyers, Susan Simpson, Colin Miller, and Rabia Chaudry. Rabia has know Adnan most of her life and has been helping with the fight to free him. Undosclosed gets a lot more technical that Serial. Colin Miller, an evidence law professor, and Susan Simpson really dig into the law and give example after example to help you understand the mess that is our legal system, the evidence in the case, the failings of Adnan's attorney at the time, and developments as the case progresses. If you are a true crime buff, you need this podcast in your life. Undisclosed will be looking at a new case for season 2.

#3 Life.Church


Available in audio and video, the Life.Church podcast is the weekly sermons from Life.Church. This is the church I go to and I think Pastor Craig is to the point and inspirational. Life.Church is nondenominational.

#4 Truth & Justice with Bob Ruff


Originally Serial Dynasty, Truth & Justice with Bob Ruff is one of the many podcasts about Serial. However, this one is good. Bob is a fire investigator so has a unique perspective outside of journalists and lawyers. He also takes a lot of reader questions and isn't apologetic about any views on the case of Andan Syed. He has moved on to season 2 and a new case at this point.

#5 The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe


I'm jumping the gun a little on this one because so far, all that is out is the introduction of the podcast. But it's Mike Rowe. You know, the Dirty Jobs guy. And if you have watched any of his shows or read any of his Facebook posts, you know that he is wildly intelligent and this is bound to be good. And short as the promised episodes are 5 minutes each.

On my Cue:

I have several podcasts that I'm itching to listen to, but in my true fashion, I have to start at the beginning, so these are cued until I get there.

Myths and Legends


"This is a podcast where I tell the stories that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some are incredibly popular myths and legends you think you know, but with surprising origins. Some are stories you probably haven't heard, but really should. Over the course of the show, I'll tell the original stories behind the knights of King Arthur's court, Robin Hood, Aladdin, Ragnar Lodbrok, the bloody Viking legends that inspired The Lord of the Rings, Mulan, and so much more. These are stories of gods, kings, Vikings, dragons, knights, princesses, and wizards from a time when the world beyond the map was a dangerous, wonderful, and terrifying place."

Philosophize this!


"Beginner friendly if listened to in order! For anyone interested in an educational podcast about philosophy where you don't need to be a graduate-level philosopher to understand it. In chronological order, the thinkers and ideas that forged the world we live in are broken down and explained."



"From Lea Thau, Peabody award-winning producer and creator of The Moth Podcast and The Moth Radio Hour, comes her new storytelling baby, Strangers, part of KCRW's Independent Producer Project and of PRX's Radiotopia network. Each episode is an empathy shot in your arm, featuring true stories about about the people we meet, the connections we make, the heartbreaks we suffer, the kindnesses we encounter, and those frightful moments when we discover that WE aren't even who we thought we were."

Sword and Scale


"The Sword and Scale true-crime podcast is an immersive audio experience covering the underworld of criminal activity and the demented minds that perform the most despicable and unthinkable actions, proving that the worst monsters are very real. We cover true-crime stories, high-profile trials, unsolved murders and missing persons cases."

Do you have podcasts you love? Leave me a comment and let me know what you listen to or what you think of these podcasts!


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Lindsey Renuard is a blogger, YouTube beauty expert, and the Managing Editor of the Skiatook Journal.

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