My Favourite Podcasts: Part II

Sunday, 17 September 2017


A few months ago, I did a post detailing my favourite podcasts and since then, I've listened to a hell of a lot more and while the ones I previously mentioned are still firm favourites, I felt like a little updating was required. 

All of August and now into September, I have been obsessed with Gilmore Guys. Anyone who knows me knows that I am obsessed with Gilmore Girls and it is one of my all-tine favourite TV shows and so why I hadn't listened to Gilmore Guys sooner, I don't know. I listened to these on the bus to work everyday and now I listen to them on the commute to uni. They're exceptionally long - each episode averages around 1 and a half hours - which means one lasts me a whole three trips to uni and back. The hosts, Kevin and Demi, are so funny and they have a wonderful selection of guests, including Scott Patterson (who plays Luke Danes!), Liza Weil (who plays Paris Geller!) and even Lauren Graham (who, of course, plays Lorelai Gilmore!). Now when I watch Gilmore Girls, I can't help but add in the "choo choo!" in the theme song, and sing "la la, la la, special guest" when that jingle plays on the show.  If you love Gilmore Girls like I do, then you will just love Gilmore Guys. 

Episode to start with: Episode 1, Season 1 


I've been really into true crime podcasts this month and Black Hands: A Family Mass Murder shot up the iTunes charts last month so I just had to try it. It's a very interesting New Zealand-based podcast following the 1994 murder of five members of the same family. In this podcast, Martin van Beyen rifles through the evidence to essentially come to the conclusion of whodunnit. It's a well put together podcast, with 911 calls, courtroom clips and much more. The episodes aren't too long and I love to listen to them while I'm cooking dinner or popping out to the shops or something. If you love podcasts like Serial, then you will be hooked on Black Hands.

Episode to start with: Episode 1, House of Horrors


I'm a huge fan of Estee Lalonde and always have been ever since I started watching beauty YouTube in 2012 - and I've even met her. When I found out she was making a podcast, The Heart Of It, I was elated. So far, only one episode has come out but I am already obsessed with it. I love how Estee has been tackling the big issues and not shying away from them like some people with her platform would do. In the pilot, she openly talks about protest and the woman's march, as well as interviewing the 19-year-old American girl who wrote the poem 'Nasty Woman' in light of Donald Trump's insults to Hillary Clinton. I can't wait to see where Estee takes this podcast next; it's a good amount of fact and opinion. 

Episode to start with: Episode 1, Protest


Everyone and their dog has listened to Serial, so it really needs no introduction. Serial investiagates the closed case of the murder of Hae Lin Mee in 1999 Baltimore, which her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed was convicted for. Sarah Koenig sorts through all the evidence, talks to Adnan about the case extensively and tracks down new evidence via interviews with Adnan's and Hae's friends at the time and explores the theories surrounding the case that Adnan is innocent. Serial season one was incredible; I was totally hooked and wanted to find out so much more about Adnan's case and was extremely excited to click the next episode. However, I tried to get into Season 2 but couldn't. It just wasn't for me and I think that's a shared opinion across the internet (as far as I can see!). If you like True Crime, you will love Serial!

Episode to start with: S01 Episode 01 - The Alibi 

I'm always looking for podcast recommendations so leave yours in the comments below. What podcasts have you been loving recently? 

35 comments

  1. Love a good podcast! My friend Chris' pod is called Big Damn Cast and it is so funny - mostly discussions about pop culture and the latest film and TV releases! 📺
    Emma | emmadrury.com

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    1. Ooh that sounds good! I will add that to my list!

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  2. I still haven't listened to any podcasts agh! It REALLY is something I need to get into as I listen to enough music! That black hands one sounds so intriguing and definitely like something i'd be into, I'm gonna make it my mission that that's the first one I will start with!
    Alice Xx
    www.blacktulipbeauty.co.uk

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    1. I never used to listen to them but around March time I got obsessed and now can't go on a long journey without them! I 100% recommend all of these!

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  3. I really want to get into listening to Podcasts, I've been meaning to for ages but I've just gotten back into reading so I'm focusing on that for now. These sound like some great choices and I will for sure - look out for these recommendations!
    <3 Taylor Jane ox | www.taylorjane.co.uk

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    1. You should!! They help pass the time on long journeys really well! Would 100% recommend all of these! X

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  4. Oh yay! I love listening to pod casts, I will definitely check out your recommendations.

    http://www.katelovesx.co.uk/?m=0

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  5. I've never listened to a podcast before, but I know that they are really popular among a lot of people! I need to jump on this train and these recommendations are great. I need to watch Gilmore Girls on Netflix and then potentially give the Gilmore Guys podcast a listen to!xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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    1. I recommend Gilmore Girls 100%, it's my favourite show.

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  6. I never listen to podcasts but I'd love to get in to them, will definitely check out some of these! xx

    Gemma Louise

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    1. You should! I guess you probably don't get a lot of quiet time alone to listen to them though 😉

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  7. I've never actually listened to a podcast *hangs head in shame*... I'll be looking into these! x

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  8. It's so interesting to know what other people are listening to - need to make more time for this !!

    Robyn xx

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  9. I love the idea of podcasts but it's only recently that I've gotten into them! The Banging Book Club is one of my favourites; it's a book club discussing feminism, sex ect. Really good. Also I've just started Giovanna Fletcher podcast all about motherhood! Really interesting and so relatable as a first time mummy.

    I'll definitely check out some of your recommendations.

    Rachael xx

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    1. I’ve heard of this and really want to give it a listen! It’s next on my list! X

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  10. I really want to start listening to more podcasts, and these seem like really great ones! Thank you for sharing xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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  11. I really need to try and listen to podcasts and even more now you've told me about Gilmore Guys! That sounds like the best one ever, I love Gilmore Girls!!!

    Ellie x

    elliesbitsofbeauty.com

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    1. I love Gilmore Girls too and Gilmore Guys got me so obsessed with the show, like on a level I never knew I could be obsessed with things!

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  12. I used to be so into podcast but you're convincing me to get back into them again. Gilmore Guys sounds amazing since I love the show. I might have to start with that. Thanks for the recommendations!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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    1. It’s a really good podcast, they have so many guests from the show!

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  13. I want to listen to all of them!! I am a huge lover of podcast so these are definitely being downloaded immediately!
    Thanks for the recommendations lovely xxx
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    1. Glad to hear you liked the recommendations!

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  14. I've never listened to a podcast before but your post has made me want to! Love the sound of the Gilmore Guys one! xxx

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    1. If you love Gilmore Girls then you will love it!!

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  15. I used to listen to podcasts all the time! These sound like some really great ones. I think podcasts are good to listen to every now and then instead of music. The Gilmore Guys one sounds really great xxx

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    1. Once you’ve caught up with Gilmore Girls, give it a listen! Xx

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  16. Oh oh oh! I'm really intrigued by the Gilmore guys podcasts! Since I messed up my radio in my car I've been wanting to find something to amuse me on the way to work so I'll definitely check it out!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

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  17. I love true crime so I am definitely looking up with ASAP!! I’ve never been into Gilmore Girls but liked the idea of it and everyone else seems to be loving it so might actually give Girmore Guys a go too x

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  19. How have I not heard of Gilmore Guys? I absolutely love Gilmore Girls, and I love podcasts! I'm definitely adding all these to my list. x

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  20. I never used to listen to podcasts and then I got into listening to some historical ones when walking my dog! There's a few here I'll have to add to my list to listen too!

    Love Emily xx
    http://www.underthescottishrain.com/?m=1

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