If you are easily hooked into a good book or tv series than podcasts may just be your next favourite thing. Get captivated by listening to them anywhere! Here is a list the best five podcasts to listen to along with the trendiest wireless headphones.
Something you may not know about me: I completed my undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice and Public Policy. I was in love with the law and had dreams of being a lawyer when I was in high school. Although I eventually decided that teaching was my path, I still have a fascination with true crime stories. I mean, who wouldn’t be enthralled by documentaries like Making a Murderer? If you love these types of series then you are missing out on a whole new world of pod casts.
What is a Podcast?
A podcast is a series of audio episodes that can be downloaded straight to your phone through the podcast app. They are completely FREE to everyone. Topic content ranges from just about anything you can think of and the choices are just about endless. Talk shows, comedians, folk lore, love stories, politics, food, and my personal favourite: true crime whodunnits.
Podcasts are great for multi-tasking. What I mean is that, opposed to reading or watching tv, you can listen to podcasts while doing just about anything. I sneak my headphones in while getting ready for work, cleaning the house or anytime I have a spare moment. It even connects to my BlueTooth in the car so I can listen on my commute to work. They hook you in like a good audio book and make you want to find time throughout the day to fit in another episode.
5 (now 6!) True Crime Podcasts
Start here. The podcast that started my obsession with podcasts. Sara Koenig could read the back of cereal boxes and I would listen. She has an incredible way of story telling. A Boston journalist who was asked to looked into the case of convicted murderer Adnan Syed. Every episode will have you really questioning his guilt. This case received SO much press and support because of this podcast that big things have happened for Adnan in the past couple years.
Missing and Murdered
This podcasts all started with a chilling email tip to journalist Connie Walker by a retired police officer. Over eight episodes she commits herself to trying to find out who killed Alberta Williams in 1989. This podcast was a real eye-opener for me as I didn’t know many facts about how many indigenous women go missing in Canada every year.
Someone Knows Something
Listen to David Ridgen go back into two Canadian cold cases by trying to dig up new information by interviewing those connected to separate disappearances. Season One investigates the disappearance of young boy Adrien McNaughton who walked away while his family was fishing and was never seen again. Season Two was even more interesting with the investigation of Sheryl Sheppard, who’s boyfriend was always a suspect but was never arrested. I really loved Ridgen’s narrative and the care that he took when interviewing people surrounding the case.
If you loved Serial, Undisclosed breaks down Adnan’s case in even greater detail along with other potential wrongful convicted cases. A lot of legal information is covered but you really get an incredibly thorough investigation of each conviction. Season Two covers another wrongfully convicted: Joey Watkins. Season Three switches gears and looks at the killing of Freddie Gray, an African-American male who died in police custody but no one was held accountable.
This podcast is from the same people who brought you Serial. Brian Reed, from uber popular podcast This American Life, narrates this interesting tale. Although it starts off as a potential murder mystery it turns into something completely unexpected. A story about the life of a man named John B Mclemore who repairs clocks in Shit-Town, Alabama. It moved me to tears and had me really thinking about life, death and circumstance.
Up and Vanished
Update… how about one more? Since publishing this post, someone on Instagram alerted me to another great podcast: Up & Vanished. Doing my due diligence, I’ve been madly listening over the past couple of days and it’s safe to say it’s another riveting podcast. Join Payne Lindsey as he digs into the case of missing beauty queen and teacher Tara Grinstead. Unlike some of the other cases, this one turns over new information leading to an arrest in this 12-year-old case.
My favourite way to tune in? With my wireless Sudio headphones. I recently received the Regent headphones and I LOVE them for their comfort and sound quality. The best part? They are completely wireless! Plug them into your computer to charge for up to 24 hours of battery life. Sudio’s are portable and convenient with foldable hinges, lightweight construction, and 3 button remote and microphone. You can also change their look with removable caps, like my pink palm leaves! Use coupon code kiki16 for 15% off!