5 Podcasts You Should Be Listening To
Hey, it’s 2017, and I am way late to the podcast game.
But I am making up for lost time because I am so into podcasts lately. Whether I am running, walking the dog, or just hanging out at home, I have a podcast on. I have a hard time watching television because I have to devote so much attention to it, but I love podcasts because I can multitask!
Let me know if you have any recommendations, as I am plowing through them way too quickly. Miles (my dog) is certainly appreciating the longer walks. Here are my latest favorites.
I really enjoy Ali’s blog, so I was excited when I learned she had started a podcast. In each episode, she interviews an athlete, and the friendly conversation makes it easy to feel as if you are a part of it. My favorite episodes thus far are Emily Halnon (because I like her blog as well; I read a lot of blogs.), John Honerkamp and Chris Heuisler. But I’ve really enjoyed them all, and I look forward to each Thursday when a new episode lands on my phone.
OK, I also enjoy Tina Muir’s blog, and thus, I really like her podcast. Even though she is an elite athlete, she is somehow still relatable, and I appreciate her honesty about her struggles. The podcast is also very informative, and they have a daily, short update where coaches answer readers’ questions.
I should preface and say that I grew up completely obsessed with Unsolved Mysteries, and my love of the unknown and creepy has not wavered. This podcast is a fictional account of a journalist, Alex, and her quest to figure out the mysterious paranormal investigator Dr. Strand and his unsolved “black tapes.” I binge-listened to it, and slightly regret it as I sit impatiently waiting for season 3, but I’d have to say this is my favorite podcast.
In 1989, Jacob Wetterling, an 11-year-old in Minnesota, was kidnapped. The case took nearly 27 years to solve, and investigative reporter Madeleine Baran set out to find how this case was so unsolvable. It was weird to listen to the podcast knowing how it would end for Jacob, but it somehow held my attention. My only complaint is that Baran could be a little too self-congratulatory. They just announced they are preparing for season 2, so I am curious to see if they can keep up with the momentum.
I never in a million years thought I would like this podcast, but a friend suggested I check it out, so I downloaded it and was immediately hooked. Basically, the well-known and extroverted exercise celebrity has not been seen since 2014, and Dan Taberski, who knew Simmons via his exercise class, seeks to find out why. It has been fascinating thus far, but I do feel moderately guilty because it is just so invasive. Maybe Simmons just wants to hang out at home. But, on the other hand, I, along with millions of others, are curious as to why.