Podcasts help make you a better listener. They offer a different kind of entertainment. They help you learn things. They enable you to use your multi-tasking skills… just to mention but a few of the benefits of listening to podcasts. Podcasts listeners know exactly what I’m talking about.
That said, we all know that sharing is caring and so as Podcast junkie myself, I would feel terrible if I didn’t share this list of random podcasts that I enjoy listening to everyday and which I think are worth a listen.
Full Body Chills
Ever miss those spooky campfire stories you heard growing up? Well, gather round… and listen close. I know Halloween is over but if you would like to listen to some stories that will make you open your eyes wide in horror and give you full body chills? You may want to listen to this podcast.
Terrible, Thanks for asking
You know how every day someone asks “how are you?” And even if you’re totally dying inside, you just say “fine,” so everyone can go about their day? This show is the opposite of that. Hosted by author and notable widow (her words) Nora McInerny, this is a funny/sad/uncomfortable podcast about talking honestly about our pain, our awkwardness, and our humanness, which is not an actual word.
Swipe Left, Swipe Left
The things that happen on the road to romance – from the ridiculous to the intimate. Stories of unexpected relationship adventures and dating failures. Failures shared, are embarrassments halved. Adventures shared, are successes doubled.
Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to walk in the shoes of a legend and not even realize it? IMAGINED LIFE takes you there.
Each episode guides listeners on an immersive journey through the surprising moments and challenges that shaped someone’s life before they were famous. Clues about your identity are dropped along the way, but only at the end will you learn who “you” are.
Part mystery, part deeply immersive story, and part inspiration for how to weather life’s unexpected trials, Imagined Life shows just how connected we all are.
If you can never get enough true crime… Congratulations, you’ve found your people. Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat take you through the famous crimes that have ever taken place. You get to play detective and investigator. Sometimes you even get to guess who may have committed a murder and what their motive was. Have a listen at some of these cases and then thank me later.
The moment series is all about love, relationships, and the sometimes bumpy road to commitment. Host Ingrid Haas recently got engaged herself, and she will explore stories from real couples to learn what went wrong, and how they finally got it right. She’ll recount surprise engagements featuring pop stars and tense wedding ceremonies. And she’ll look for answers to the questions that keep us up at night: Will I ever find someone? If I like it, will I put a ring on it? And how the hell does anyone get to happily ever after anyway?
Netflix vs. HBO. Nike vs. Adidas. Business is war. Sometimes the prize is your wallet, or your attention. Sometimes, it’s just the fun of beating the other guy. The outcome of these battles shapes what we buy and how we live.
Business Wars gives you the unauthorized, real story of what drives these companies and their leaders, inventors, investors and executives to new heights — or to ruin.
One plus one
What happens when two geniuses meet? How do great duos — like the Beatles’ Lennon and McCartney, or Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin — manage to change the world together? What about when the sparks start to fly?
Every great collaboration is a love story. It’s intense. Passionate. Along the way, there’s flashes of love, hate, pride, ego, ambition, and brilliance. One plus One is an ongoing series about the fascinating stories of two great minds coming together to accomplish something they never could on their own.
In each series, hosts Rico Gagliano (Safe for Work) and Faith Salie (CBS’ Sunday Morning) will bring you the ups and downs of the world’s greatest collaborations, and what we can learn from these pairs in our own work and life relationships.
The Drop Out
Money. Romance. Tragedy. Deception. The story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos is an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong. How did the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye? How did the woman once heralded as “the next Steve Jobs” find herself facing criminal charges — to which she pleaded not guilty — and up to 20 years in jail? How did her technology, meant to revolutionize healthcare, potentially put millions of patients at risk? And how did so many smart people get it so wrong along the way? ABC News chief business, technology and economics correspondent Rebecca Jarvis, along with producers Taylor Dunn and Victoria Thompson, take listeners on a journey that includes a three-year-long investigation. You’ll hear exclusive interviews with former employees, investors, and patients, and for the first-time, the never-before-aired deposition testimony of Elizabeth Holmes, and those at the center of this story.
The Shrink Next Door
Veteran journalist Joe Nocera’s neighbor in the Hamptons was a therapist named Ike. Ike counted celebrities and Manhattan elites as his patients. He’d host star-studded parties at his eccentric vacation house. But one summer, Joe discovered that Ike was gone and everything he’d thought he’d known about his neighbor — and the house next door — was wrong. From Wondery, the company behind Dirty John and Dr. Death, and Bloomberg, “The Shrink Next Door” is a story about power, control and turning to the wrong person for help for three decades.
Root of Evil
When Elizabeth Short, also known as The Black Dahlia, was brutally killed in 1947, it gripped the entire country. More than 70 years later, it remains America’s most infamous unsolved murder. Many believe Dr. George Hodel was the killer, thanks to an investigation by Hodel’s own son. But murder is just part of the Hodel family story, one filled with horrifying secrets that ripple across generations. Now, through never-before-heard archival audio and first-time interviews, the Hodel family opens up to reveal their shocking story. In this eight-part documentary series, sisters Rasha Pecoraro and Yvette Gentile, the great grand daughters of George Hodel, take a deep dive into their family history to try to figure out what really happened, and where do they all go from here? Root of Evil is the companion podcast to TNTs limited series I Am the Night. Inspired by the true story of the Hodel family, the series stars Chris Pine and comes from acclaimed Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins.