I wrote about all the true crime podcasts I was obsessed with back in May. Since then, I’ve expanded my horizons and listen(ed) to a lot of rad podcasts that I want to share with you! Don’t worry, there’s still new true crime recommendations below. 😉
To inspire you
Super Soul Conversations with Oprah
A resolution I set for myself this year was to listen to something positive and uplifting first thing in the morning (instead of something murder-related) and it has had a huuuge effect on my mood (imagine that! 😉 ). Oprah is just the best. Of course, her guests are amazing by themselves but the way Oprah interviews them; the questions that she asks are so interesting and inspiring.
Listen if you need a good cry
Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel
I had no idea who Esther Perel was before I listened to this podcast but after listening I’m obsessed with her. She’s a renowned family and relationship therapist. This podcast is basically free therapy. It’s insightful and relatable and I cried every single episode.
For the fiction lovers
While this podcast was a little overacted at times, I still really enjoyed it. It really reminded me of the movie Clue and has some big actors in it including Kristen Bell, LeVar Burton and Anna Chlumsky!
I Listened to this a year ago but I still think about. Again, possibly a little overacted at times but the story line is a dystopian, murder mystery mixed with some science-y stuff. It’s fun.
To make you laugh
If you are a Real Housewives fan and not listening to Bitch Sesh… girlllll, you’re missing out. Casey Wilson and Danielle Schneider are the hosts and are so freaking hilarious. True it’s a Real Housewives breakdown show but the banter and stories and jokes are funny even if you don’t watch the show. Check it out.
Unhappy Hour with Matt Bellassai
You have probably shared a Matt Bellassai ‘To Be Honest’ video on Facebook… you know, the ones where the guy chugs wine and then rants about a random topic while inebriated? That’s Matt Bellassai! His podcast is an extension of those viral videos and it’s LOL funny.
For the true crime junkies like me
A Killing On The Cape
This is a really well done (because it’s produced by ABC News) podcast about the murder of Christa Worthington. It begs the question that the wrong man was sent to prison for the crime. Suuuuper interesting.
This viral podcast is the story of Debra Newell and her boyfriend John Meehan. Without giving anything away, there are themes of deep, complex domestic abuse, complicated family relationships, and mystery. It’s only 6 episodes and you’re not left without answers–always a plus in my book.
This may be stretching it being in the “true crime” sections, although some of the stories involve crimes. Each episode stands alone as a “family ghost story” or, as described in the description, “we’ll investigate the true story behind a mysterious figure whose legend has followed a family for generations.” Episode 2: No Brown Spots and Episode 4: A Spirit of Vengeance are must-listens.
Someone Knows Something
Full disclosure: I’ve only listened to Season 3 but it’s still worth it to mention here. In this season, David Ridgen (host), investigates the 1964 murder of Charles Moore and Henry Dee. Charles’ brother, Thomas Moore, is his partner during the investigation and I just loved getting to know him–his passion and determination is remarkable. I cried multiple times while listening: out of disgust, anger, sadness, joy. It’s incredible storytelling. I can’t wait to listen to the other two seasons!
Now it’s your turn! What podcasts are you loving that I should put on my list? Comment them below.