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Six of the best podcasts to listen to right now

Podcasts have been my constant companion for some time but never more so than during lockdown. My favourite thing about podcasts is they are like someone having a conversation with you but you don’t have to make any effort to make conversation back. For an introvert this my guilty pleasure.

There are some great podcasts out there. I’ve sampled a few and some I dip in and out of others but these that I have pretty much listened to every episode, or intend to in the future. These are six of the best podcasts you can listen to right now.

My Favorite Murder

My favourite podcasts do tend to gravitate to more of a true crime variety starting with the podcast, that made me fall in love with podcasts. Karen and Georgia are two hilarious ladies who have a love of true crime and they combine their hilarious comedy and true crime, into an incredible true crime/comedy podcast. Comedy and true crime are not usually two things that usually go together and it’s not the murders and crime cases they are making fun of, the comedy runs parallel to the cases they cover. Trust me, it’s tasteful and it works.

They are excellent story tellers and will have you crying one second and laughing the other. They are huge advocates for therapy and talk openly and honestly about their own mental health which really helped me during times when I have struggled. This podcast is for you, if you like your true crime told to you by your best friend, which isn’t necessarily fully fact checked but is well told.

We Bought a House

One of only two, non-true crime podcast amongst my favourites. Claudia is a well known Youtube creator and Finneas is an incredible musician and producer, you may have heard of his sister, Billie Eilish. Finneas and Claudia are the most engaging hosts as well as being couple goals and each week they have conversations with each other about various topics from buying a house, as the title alludes, to advice, and their dog peaches. They started the podcast at the beginning of quarantine and it’s one the podcasts that have been getting me through and keeping me sane.

Casefile

A podcast that weekly brings you great true crime stories with all the details and cold hard facts, that is easy to follow and dare I say, soothing. If you like true crime, this podcast is a definite necessity to your collection. They cover the well known stories the Yorkshire Ripper and The Moors Murders as well as lesser known ones that I had personally never heard of. There’s currently 150 episodes to catch up on, each ranging from 1-2 hours and sometimes in several parts. They also often post updates on previous cases they have covered.

Radio Rental

A new podcast to my list but I recently binged every episode within a week. Radio Rental is a fictional store and is hosted by fictional radio personality, Terry Carnation, played by Rainn Wilson off of The Office. This store plays tapes of true stories of the weird, the macabre and the unsettling. A really good easily listen and Rainn is brilliant.

Mile Higher

I found this podcast, initially through watching Kendall Rae on Youtube, she is a great content creator which features a lot of true crime and equally a lot of lesser know true crime cases about POC. What I love about Kendall is she is genuine advocate and she creates content to raise awareness. Her podcast, Mile Higher, she hosts with her husband, Josh and they both cover a variety of true crime topics as well as some supernatural thrown in their too. This is a podcast for the true crime fan who likes to hear opinions on cases as well as facts.

Jensen and Holes: Murder Squad

Hosted by Billy Jensen, an investigative journalist and retired cold case investigator Paul Holes, who dive into unsolved murder case using a variety of methods including asking listeners to send in tips, theories and become active members of the ‘Murder Squad’.

Both had a part to play in the arrest and capture of the Golden State Killer. Billy was friends with and helped finish, Michelle McNamara’s bestselling book, ‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark’ and Paul Holes helped in the investigation and gathering the DNA which helped catch the infamous killer.

A really great podcast if you are interested in hearing experts discuss the details and deep dive into cases.

What are your favourite podcasts?