I don’t remember what I did before podcasts came into my life. Actually I do: I read and skipped through songs on my iPod.
These days, I listen to podcasts when I’m getting ready in the morning, when I’m driving, when I’m walking Teddy, and when I’m in my office. I turn on a podcast, stick my iPhone in my pocket, and get going. It makes the time fly. And I learn new things with every episode, which feels like the ultimate multi-task win.
In case you’re new to podcasts too–or just want some fresh ideas–here are some of my recent favorites.
Dr. Death // If you loved Dirty John, you’ll love this podcast. This is a 6-part series that features numerous interviews with Robert Henderson, a spinal surgeon who describes concerns among area hospital staff in 2012 after examining patients who underwent operations at the hands of Christopher Duntsch.
Gladiator // This podcast is a story of football in America through the lens of Aaron Hernandez’s life. While the podcast delves into his background, his childhood, and what happened in his life, it also asks questions about the sport he spent so much of his life playing and what factor it played in the equation. Was CTE damage to Hernandez’s brain a contributing factor to how his life turned out?
Serial Season 3 // This podcast took the country by storm!!! If you didn’t get a chance to listen to it, I highly recommend. The first season was my favorite. The podcast returns, and this time, they’re going to Ohio. Instead of focusing on a single case the upcoming season will try to more explicitly weave a larger story about the American criminal justice system by delivering weekly stories from inside Cleveland’s criminal courts.
Self-Helpless // Once in a while it’s nice to hear some real people talk about real life problems. It’s always comforting knowing your not the only one going through stuff in life. Comedians Delanie Fischer, Kelsey Cook, and Taylor Tomlinson dive into all things self-improvement. They are so relatable and my favorite part is that every episode is full of energy and super enjoyable. Warning, they’re completely uncensored.