While I realize some of you probably cringed at the title of this post, don't be alarmed! I swear it has absolutely nothing to do with early 90s alt/metal band that made us all want to jump off a bridge (no offense if you liked them... but maybe we can't be friends any more, nothing personal).
ANY WHO... moving on from bad 90s music to my actual point.
The PODcast (see... everything is ok) world has gotten SO good; instead of making you want to jump off a bridge, 99% Invisible will tell you how it is built! I mean... yes please!
Call me an old lady, I don't care, I am obsessed with listening to all of the different podcasts that are out there (this post an 'update' of sorts as I have touched on this subject before). I swear a new, life altering, amazing podcast comes out every day! Thankfully I live in LA where traffic keeps me hostage for hours at a time so I am able to filter through all the content that is out there and prejudge it for all of you. I love it! I actually glean something from time that would other wise be 'lost' to the gods of the freeway.
And so, with out further ado, here are some of my top (TOP) listening pics right now-
If you haven't listened to Serial I have one question for you... WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN!? also... DO YOU LIVE IN A BARN!? Serial is only the most popular, fastest growing podcast of all time! It is episodic (one episode coming out each week) which is a new and brilliant format for podcasting. Each week Sarah Koenig delves deeper into the story of Adnan Syed, a man who has been in prison for the lat 15 years over a murder he may not have committed! (I KNOW) Go down load it right now! You won't be sorry.
Criminal Now, I don't know if Serial set me in the mood for 'crime drama' but Criminal is right up my alley these days. The real life 'crime' stories range from fascinating to bazar to unimaginable; I'm talking about a story where a guy when to jail for murdering his wife, only for the police to realize much later that she was actually killed by an OWL! You must listen to understand, that's all there is to it...
99% Invisible a show which explores everything amazing...
Invisabilia a brand new show which explores the world of things unseen, one of which talks about a blind man who can (for lack of a better word) see! I have heard a few of their episodes and they are also absolutely incredible.
Start Up follows the journey of one entrepreneur who is 'starting up' a new podcast company (now called Gimlet Media), so of course I love it.
You Make it Weird the Pete Holmes show which delves into the realm of joy/laughter/wonder in a pure comedic tone, all the while peeling back the layers of the things you believe, challenging your spirit in the best way possible.
The Nerdist always has the best interviews with the most transplendent individuals who will make your sides hurt.
Reply All one of Gimlet Medias shiny new podcasts. I am just getting into it, but so far, so good.
Radiolab Always and forever! Radiolab will blow you mind as it explores the wonders of the world right before your... ears.
There are more, way more...way, way more! But for today, do yourself a favor, go find some traffic (or just take a road trip) and listen to all these amazing podcasts (plus their back catalogs). Upon returning you will all be kings and queens of random information and proud owners of new ways of thinking!
What are you listening to these days!? Anythings good? Do share with the class.