Hey friends! How are you all holding up during this crazy time? How are you passing the time? If you’re quarantined like me and my family, the days can get pretty long!! I’ve been using this time so far to get caught up on all the things that get tossed to the side during the normal every day rat race of life……laundry, organizing, blog posts, website maintenance, while making sure my kids are not raiding the pantry or the refrigerator every 5 minutes! USE YOUR SCHOOL STOMACH KIDDOS!!!
I thought this would be a great time for me to share some of the things I like to do to entertain my family and myself when I can to help pass the time and the chores. Welcome to the “How to pass the Time” Blog Series; Part 1 being To Listen: A post of all of my favorite podcasts I have listened to lately that I love and that are binge worthy. I love true crime the most and so my favorites are heavily in this category. I would love for you to comment the ones you’re listening to and loving as well. Be sure to check out Part 2 of “How to Pass the Time” – To watch, which is all of my favorite Netflix and amazon prime shows and movies for you to binge on when you can during this extra time at home!
MY FAVORITE PODCASTS OF 2020
So, like I said, True Crime is what I love the most! I love the who done it type and I love to dive into all of the possibilites of the ones that are unsolved. With that being said, The Crime Junkie Podcast is probably my favorite podcast just because there are different cases each episode. if there are any break throughs in an unsolved case, they will update you (that’s why you will need to subscribe) and I happen to find Ashley Flowers voice very soothing (a podcaster’s voice is very important to me) A podcast could be really good as far as what the story is about, but if I don’t like the podcasters voice or tone, I gone!
Down The Hill and Scene of The Crime are both podcasts about the Delphi Murders that is still unsolved and ongoing.
22 Hours: An American Nightmare – is about a family held hostage and murdered and the trial of their alleged killer. There are a lot of unknowns and the case relied heavily on DNA investigators got off of a pizza crust that was left at the murder scene.
Serial – Season 1 – Is about the case of Adnan Syed from 1999. He is still claiming innocence and is still trying to overturn his conviction. This podcast was basically the start of all podcasts. I wish she (Sarah Koenig) had more podcasts because her voice and the way she tells a story is unlike any other podcaster!
Your Own Backyard – A dive into the disappearance of Kristin Smart, a college Freshman, that goes missing after a college party back in 1996 and all of the circumstantial evidence points to one person, but he is still roaming around free.
The Clearing – A daughter turns her father in under suspicion that he may be a killer and what she uncovers is far more than one murder. Serial Killer Edward Wayne Edwards.
Detective Trapp – From Wondery (which I have yet to hear a podcast from them that I haven’t loved) this podcast dives in to a detective assigned to a case of missing girls only to discover she’s dealing with a serial killer.
Cold – An investigative deep dive into the Susan Powell Case, missing Utah woman.
Redball – This 4 episode podcast dives in to Indiana’s most famous unsolved crimes: The Burger Chef Murders. Ashley Flowers from The Crime Junkie Podcast is the host and takes listeners along for a reinvestigation of the case.
The Killing of JonBenet – For the first time ever, JonBenet Ramsey’s father and brother are armed with the original suspect list from Lou Smit, the late lead investigator on the case.
The Dating Game Killer -In 1978, Rodney Alcala won a date on the popular TV show, The Dating Game. What no one knew was that he was a prolific serial killer in the middle of a cross-country murder spree. In this six-part series, co-hosts Tracy Pattin (Hollywood & Crime) and Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don’t Breathe) take listeners on an unbelievable journey into Alcala’s twisting secret life. He hid behind normal jobs as a typesetter at a prominent newspaper and a summer camp counselor. How did this predatory monster fool employers, prison psychiatrists, and parole boards — all while committing heinous crimes from coast to coast? And how did a one-time appearance as a game show contestant help lead to his capture?
Dirty John – Debra Newell is a successful interior designer. She meets John Meehan, a handsome man who seems to check all the boxes: attentive, available, just back from a year in Iraq with Doctors Without Borders. But her family doesn’t like John, and they get entangled in an increasingly complex web of love, deception, forgiveness, denial, and ultimately, survival.
Root of Evil – When Elizabeth Short, also known as The Black Dahlia, was brutally killed in 1947, it gripped the entire country. More than 70 years later, it remains America’s most infamous unsolved murder. Many believe Dr. George Hodel was the killer, thanks to an investigation by Hodel’s own son. But murder is just part of the Hodel family story, one filled with horrifying secrets that ripple across generations. Now, through never-before-heard archival audio and first-time interviews, the Hodel family opens up to reveal their shocking story.
Bear Brook – Two barrels. Four bodies. And the decades-long mystery that led to a serial killer. A podcast about a cold case that’s changing how murders will be investigated forever.
Accused – Was a father murdered to cover up a deadly factory’s secrets?
Counter Clock – After more than two decades of rumors and secrets, one question still remains. Who killed Denise Johnson?
Urge to Kill – After celebrating a bachelorette party in downtown Bend, Oregon in July of 2016, Kaylee disappeared in the middle of the night. Her killer would go on to terrorize several other families in a multi-state crime spree, simply because he said he had the “urge to kill.”
Bardstown – Tackles 5 Unsolved Murders Around Small Kentucky Town, Including Crystal Rogers Case.
88 Days – On October 15, 2018, a couple was brutally murdered in a small Wisconsin town, and their 13-year-old daughter vanished without a trace.
Non True Crime
The Drop Out – Money. Romance. Tragedy. Deception. The story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos is an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong.
American Jihadi – this one is close to home to me as I went to highschool with this guy. Omar Hammami grew up a Southern Baptist in Alabama. He became one of the FBI’s most wanted Islamic terrorists. Across eight podcast episodes, we will follow along as Omar’s secret friendship with journalist Christof Putzel follows strange and twisted paths as they dodge government surveillance and risk everything to confide in one another.
Even the Rich – It’s a world where the stakes are high and rules don’t apply. Even the Rich: more money, more drama.
The Goop – Gwyneth Paltrow Elise Loehnen chat with leading thinkers, culture changers, and industry disruptors—from doctors to creatives, CEOs to spiritual healers—about shifting old paradigms and starting new conversations. New Episodes out every Tuesday and Thursday.
I hope you love this podcast recommendations and let me know what you think! Check out Part 2 – To Watch of the How to Pass The Time blog series