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?