One of my favorite past times is listening to podcasts. I love listening while I’m cooking, cleaning, folding clothes, taking a walk, driving, really anytime! I have listened to so many different podcasts and today I want to share what my favorite podcasts right now, are. First though, I’ll share what app I like best to listen to my podcasts.
My Favorite App to Listen to Podcasts
Personally, for me, I really love to use Spotify to listen to all my podcasts. I know so many love Apple podcasts, but I am much more familiar with and enjoy the Spotify app. I think it’s more user friendly, free to everyone, and you can use it on any and all of your devices.
However, another really great app – if you are an Amazon Prime subscriber – is the Amazon Music App. I’ve been using it lately and do love it, but again, you need that subscription.
My Favorite Podcasts Right Now
Crime Junkie is a True Crime Podcast hosted by two friends, Ashley and Brit. I’ve been listening to this podcast for years now and it never gets old. There are new episodes released every Monday and if you want to binge, they have been releasing content since 2017! There are hundreds of back episodes to listen to. Many of their episodes are not solved crimes, as they’re trying to heighten awareness of these unsolved crimes. But, I really admire that about this podcast!
Another true crime podcast, but this is one I recently found. The hosts are Alaina, an autopsy technician, and Ash, a hairstylist. They switch back and forth between telling the stories and listening, which I love. Each episode is so well researched, Alaina’s especially. I also really enjoy all the book recommendations that come along with the research! Along with the true crime they also have other episodes they will do sometimes. They do some ghost stories and hauntings, which are fun, and listener tales, etc. Their back catalogue is HUGE since they put out two, sometimes three, episodes a week. So there is plenty to listen to!
Experts on Expert
Experts on Expert is a shoot off of the Armchair Expert Podcast. I do like the Armchair Expert Podcast, but not all the episodes. It’s one of those podcasts I’ll pick and choose which episodes to listen to. But Experts on Expert is different. Here the interview is with experts in their particular field and the conversations are so interesting. I always learn something new when I listen to this podcast. My two favorite episodes, if you’re looking for recommendations, are the Jane Goodall episode and the Eric Lander episode. They are SO GOOD!
Very Presidential is great historical podcast hosted by Ashley Flowers. She also is one of the hosts of Crime Junkie and a great story teller in general. This was a limited series podcast where each episode focused on a previous US President, specifically scandals of some of our past presidents. I still love to go back and listen to some of these episodes again, just because they’re so good! There are 15 episodes to listen to, and each one will make your jaw drop and teach you something new. This is definitely one I would highly recommend!
This podcast is hosted by Rebecca Nagle and because I don’t want to parse what this podcast is about, I’m just going to put the synopsis below –
An 1839 assassination of a Cherokee leader. A 1999 small town murder. Two crimes collide in a Supreme Court case that will decide the fate of one man and nearly half of the land in Oklahoma. Hosted by Rebecca Nagle, Oklahoma journalist and citizen of Cherokee Nation, This Land traces how a cut and dry homicide opened up an investigation into the treaty rights of five Native American tribes.
The Supreme Court case that this podcast focuses on was decided last year. So the good news is that you won’t have to wait for the answers when listening to the podcast now. There are 8 episodes that explain the story and all that it entails, but there are also two update episodes which leave you without any questions. I would highly recommend this podcast!
These are just a few of my favorite podcasts right now. I’ll share more later, but I didn’t want to overwhelm! I’m also listening to a few new podcasts at the moment and haven’t really decided if they’re for me yet and if I want to recommend them.
I know hearing podcast recommendations from a card maker and paper crafter is a little different, but I am not one task person. Podcasts, along with audiobooks, music, and movies/tv, are what I listen to while I’m crafting! So if you haven’t yet, give these fantastic podcasts a try while you’re making your next project!
Until next time, happy crafting!