I wrote a post in February about my favorite Podcasts (here) and I’ve found a ton more I love that I’m eager to share with you. I listen while I get ready for work in the morning, during my commute and even when I fold laundry or do other household tasks. I find it both engaging and relaxing to listen to Podcasts and I always learn something new. If nothing else, many Podcasts are entertaining and a good way to keep yourself sane during your daily commute, or whatever else you have going on.
The Skinny Confidential Podcast
Lauryn Evarts and her husband host this podcast which features both their own tips and weekly commentary as well as interviews with experts from across the beauty and wellness industry like the creator of the F-factor diet, Dr. Dennis Gross and Jillian Michaels. I love the interviews and all of the helpful advice they provide and they have a fun energy.
STOP EVERYTHING YOU’RE DOING AND START WITH THIS ONE IF YOU HAVEN’T LISTENED YET. Okay, sorry for yelling, but it’s THAT good. Brought to you by the L.A. Times, Dirty John is just six episodes long but you will be totally sucked in and finish them in a couple of days. The story is real — and totally insane. You end up having a lot of feelings at the end of the Podcast — but again I don’t want to spoil it so start listening to this one today and DM me your thoughts!
I LOVE advice columns, and Dear Sugars, a NYT advice column is now a Podcast! I enjoy the dynamic between the hosts, when they bring in guest experts and I feel like I always learn something new, even if the question or issue doesn’t apply to me.
Where Should We Begin with Esther Perel
This Podcast is incredible. Esther Perel is a relationship expert and this Podcast contains actual recordings of therapy sessions she has with clients and though they’re focused mostly on sexual issues between couples, I feel there is something to gain from every episode in terms of how to better communicate with your spouse or make a marriage stronger. It’s a must-listen!
The Young House Love folks got me hooked on this one when John mentioned it in a recent Podcast of theirs.The Podcast’s description is exactly what you’ll get:
“Maybe you’ve laid awake imagining how it could have been, how it might yet be, but the moment to act was never right. Well, the moment is here and the podcast making it happen is Heavyweight.”
I cried during the “Dina” episode…it just really hit home for me.
The description: “Mystery. Manipulation. Murder. Cults are associated with all of these. But what really goes on inside a cult? More specifically, what goes on inside the minds of people who join cults and leaders who start them? Greg and Vanessa (co-hosts of the podcast Serial Killers) explore the history and psychology behind the most notorious cults.”
I’ve always been fascinated by cults and the people who join them, and this show really delves deep and is interesting. I guess I need to subscribe to Serial Killers too.
Missing Richard Simmons
This Podcast contains just six episodes, but it’s really a good listen. I still have mixed feelings about its actual creation…but it was really interesting and I was hooked and finished it in just a few days. I admittedly didn’t know a ton about Richard Simmons before this Podcast, but there is so much about him that was both beautiful and sad to hear.
Missing Maura Murray
This Podcast covers the mysterious disappearance of college student Maura Murray — I’m still listening to this one as I’m behind on episodes. It has also been turned into a TV documentary.
“At 7:35pm, on February 9th, 2004, New Hampshire State Police are called to scene of a single car accident on Rt. 112. It was the intersection of Wild Ammonoosuc Road and Bradley Hill Road where a U-Mass Amherst student named Maura Murray vanished after she apparently lost control of her vehicle after a sharp bend. When authorities arrived not ten minutes later, Maura was gone. There has been no credible sighting of her since.”
Up and Vanished
I enjoyed the first 20 or so episodes of this Podcast and then stopped listening — but it’s an investigative Podcast that explores the unsolved disappearance of high school teacher Tara Grinstead 11 years ago. I won’t share any more because I don’t want to spoil anything but if you like unsolved mysteries, you’ll likely enjoy this Podcast.
Chris Loves Julia Podcast
This Podcast is very similar to the one by Young House Love — which is great if you’re into home decor and improvement like I am! Chris, Julia and Preston are funny and I enjoy the range of topics they cover.
I have more Podcasts I listen to, but I don’t want to overwhelm you with too many in one post so I’ll share them periodically. I would love to hear your suggestions too!