I like to listen to podcasts when I am working on a project, or driving, or brushing my teeth, or awake. I listen to a lot of them, but sometimes have a hard time finding new ones to listen to that I enjoy. In an effort to spread the word about great podcasts, here are a few of my current favorites;
The Allusionist is a unexpectedly funny podcast about language and etymology by Helen Zaltzman. My favorite Episode is #2 Bosom Holder, which is about the language surrounding undergarments.
Lore is a podcast about folklore and real life scary stories by Aaron Mahnke. Lore walks the line between fantasy and reality, and makes you feel as though for some scary stories, maybe there really is more than meets the eye. My Current favorite is Episode #31, Lost and Found, which is about finding dead bodies.
Surprisingly Awesome is about things that seem boring, but are actually really cool if you know more about them. It is hosted by Adam Davidson, from NPR’s Planet Money and Adam McKay, former head Saturday Night Live writer. My current favorite is Episode #3, Concrete, and it’s surprisingly important contribution to modern civilization.
The Black Tapes
The Black Tapes is a docudrama about finding the truth behind a collection of unsolved paranormal mysteries. It is hosted by Alex Reagan, but has a full cast of interesting characters. Since this is a serialized drama, I recommend that you start at the beginning of this series so that you get the whole story.
Do you love a great podcast that is languishing in anonymity that the world needs to know about? Tell my readers about it in the comments – spread the word.