The past few years have shown an ever growing interest in Podcasts and as the years pass by there is something for everyone. I have always enjoyed listening to audio books while traveling and working around the house. Sometimes you don’t want to make a commitment to a 20-30 hour book however and that is where Podcasts come in for me.
I think the first Podcast I listened to was “Welcome to Night Vale” by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor that was started in 2012. It presents itself as a radio show in a fictional town filled with interesting and confusing characters and unexplainable events. It is a fun listen and now has 140 episodes to enjoy.
Within this past year I have started to listen to more and more Podcasts and find different ones that may be interesting. The one that really started me down the rabbit hole was defiantly “LORE” by Aaron Mahnke. “LORE” started in 2015 and has 106 episodes, each tells a story that has its foundations in myths and local lore. The narration is intriguing and each one makes you want to go and look up more information. There is also now a show on Amazon Prime that retells the story’s with re-enactments involving great costumes, and settings.
I’ve also been listening to Aaron Mahnke’s “Cabinet of Curiosities” that started in 2018 and has 60 episodes so far. Each episode is around 10 minutes and tells a couple of curious mini tales of curiosities. Aaron Mahnke also is part of “Unobscured” a podcast that takes a event in history and deep dives into it with interviews from specialized historians. “Unobscured” started in 2018 and so far has gone into: The Salem Witch Trials with 15 episodes out. Very interesting listen and I will say you will learn so many new things from this event.
My latest listen has been “My Favorite Murder” by Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark. In this podcast you listen to two friends shooting the breeze and talking about a favorite murder that has happened in the last several decades. This podcast started in 2016 and has 156 episodes and several mini-sodes. They talk about the: Who, What, When and How, as well as their personal thoughts and opinions on the information given and unknown. It is obviously a bit morbid but I have always found alot of stories of serial killers and those crimes interesting. The human psyche and the many times of cop corruption/mishandling of crime scenes and evidence is at times fascinating and other times frustrating.
I always love to check out new shows and podcasts so if you have a suggestion please let me know in the comments! What is your favorite Podcast? Why?
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