If you’re still working from home like me, you’ve probably become a little nostalgic over office-chat. The background noise of working in an office around people is something I never knew I would miss. Podcasts have become my go-to to fill the quiet space, and I want to introduce you to five that I’ve been listening to recently.
Hosts Ashley and Brit go through different crimes each week, ranging from missing person cases to unsolved murders. They do an excellent job researching the cases and finding multiple sources to give different perspectives. For those of you who like real crime / Law & Order / that sort of thing, this podcast is for you.
Absolutely Not with Heather McMahan
This podcast is for people who don’t take themselves too seriously. The host, Heather, is a comedian who has taken the media world by storm. She’s southern, blonde, hilarious, and controversial. She speaks about her life (living back at home wife her mom, rescheduling her Italian wedding, and the adventures of being a new dog-mom). Also, she listens to listener voicemails of their “absolutely not’s” of the week. You’ll be laughing out loud.
1619 is a wonderfully produced, multi-episode podcast done by The New York Times. They state that it’s “an audio series on how slavery has transformed America, connecting past and present through the oldest form of storytelling.” It is a beautifully told story by the host Nikole Hannah-Jones and is incredibly moving and educational.
My Favorite Murder
My Favorite Murder is a true crime, comedy podcast. It sounds like an oxymoron, but if you listen, you’ll understand. Hosts Georgia and Karen host two podcasts every week. First, they each choose a murder to research and present, which lasts at least an hour. The second, the “minisode,” is where they read aloud listener emails about their hometown murders and true crime stories. While there is a comedy side to this podcast (they end their podcasts every time with “Stay sexy and don’t get murdered!”), the hosts retell the cases with compassion and sometimes shed a tear or two.
Bad on Paper
Bad on Paper is a podcast hosted by blogger Grace Atwood and freelance marketing guru, Becca Freeman. This podcast covers everything, their dating life, politics, careers, and, most of all, their favorite books. It’s a book club podcast. Grab a glass of wine (as you would at most book clubs) and listen to this one for a fun and light-hearted hour.