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3 PODCASTS TO BINGE DURING QUARANTINE




Hello, world! It's been a hot minute since I posted, I know, and hasn't the world fallen apart without me?!

On a serious note, the world is pretty gnarly right now and I know I won't be alone in saying I'm struggling. The UK announced a semi-relaxed 'lockdown' last week and it's been really tough not being able to see my family, friends or boyfriend - but it really is for the best. I'm gonna get on my soapbox here and just say please stay home. The sooner we comply and let our amazing NHS take care of us, the sooner we'll be back to normal.

Anyway, I thought my first post back after so long could be a little roundup of some podcasts I've listened to lately that might be good for you all to binge during this lockdown!

I never used to be a fan of podcasts; I felt like I really couldn't get into them, because my mind would wander and I'd end up not even listening. But I think it's all about finding really engaging, interesting or funny podcasts! Here are three of my recent favourites that I hope you'll enjoy too!

My Dad Wrote a Porno (18+)

I definitely arrived late to this party, but I started listening to MDWAP a few months ago and absolutely wished I'd come across it earlier! This is the funniest podcast I've ever listened to, so much so that my work commute became my favourite part of the day so that I could get stuck back in to the world of Belinda Blinked!

If you aren't familiar, the podcast is basically a chapter-by-chapter reading (and absolutely tearing it to shreds) of Jamie Morton's dad's erotic novel Belinda Blinked. It's every part hilarious, cringe and terrible as you'd imagine your dad's pornographic literature to be...

Hosted by Jamie, James Cooper and Alice Levine, there's 5 seasons and some Christmas specials to plough through, as well as 'footnotes' episodes with some celeb guests - so there is more than enough content to see you through the quarantine. I can't recommend this podcast enough! But in case it wasn't obvious from the title, please don't listen with your kids.

Listen on Spotify.

Crime Junkie

Who doesn't love a bit of true crime? I find myself having a hard time engaging with some true crime podcasts; I feel like sometimes I just can't roll with the storytelling, however after a couple of episodes of Crime Junkie I've been hooked ever since! The episodes are all under an hour but give a really informative overview of some really grisly and baffling cases. They also have a blog alongside the podcast where they post videos, photos and any other material mentioned in the episodes, so you can watch and read alongside them. Warning: there are some pretty nasty cases and descriptions of a lot of violence and other content some listeners may find triggering, so please do listen with caution.

Listen on Spotify.

Serial

I feel like everyone must have heard of Serial at some point, but this is probably the first series that got me started with podcasts, as recommended by my boyfriend. I'll admit I've only listened to season one, but I think that it's undoubtedly the most renowned season and definitely intriguing.

Season one investigates the disappearance and murder of high school student Hae Min Lee in 1999 and the subsequent case that was brought against her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed. The show's host, Sarah Koenig, lays forth the evidence used in the case and even has regular phone calls with Adnan in prison. I won't say too much more, as it's really interesting to hear people's views after they listen.

For a cool follow-up, there's also an episode of Crime Junkie that goes into some details about the case that weren't mentioned in Serial - definitely something to listen to afterwards to help make up your mind!

Listen on Apple Podcasts or serialpodcast.org


Have you listened to any of these podcasts?
Which is your favourite?
Do you have any recommendations for me?

Speak soon,



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