So, I admit to my newest addiction: podcasts.
I am such a Luddite that it is difficult for me to stay in the 21st century without slippage backward, but I finally had to get a new laptop. Successful at THAT I thought "How about a tablet, too" and THEN I discovered podcasts!
Oh, dear, oh my. I am already 80 and don't see how I can catch up before moving into the end times. Mine, that is.
Anyone else? And if so, tell me your favorites.
True Crime Junkie
Death, Sex, and Money
Terrible, Thanks for Asking
Of course I can now listen to such things as Handel on the Law and Marketplace any time I want, not just 12-3 on Saturday and 4 pm on weekdays.
So I love Podcasts. How about you?
Best on them all in my blue ribbon race is "Terrible, Thanks for Asking", in which the moderator takes on a different subject weekly about things we have survived, things we are going through. Everything from infertility to widowhood to homelessness to- you- imagine- the- worst- and- they- cover- it.
Hope everyone's having a good new year. Or relatively so. And what in the WORLD should I post this under? Hearing?
Anyone into "catfishing" stories should access the podcast "Sweet Bobby". About 6 0r 8 episode of one very sophisticated scheme.
Since you are a true crime fan, you must listen to Gone South season 1. It’s fascinating! It takes place in the metro New Orleans area. I know the area well.
I will tell you that it is about a prominent attorney, Margaret Coon who was murdered early in the morning while walking her dog in a wealthy, gated community on the north shore. It’s very well done and extremely interesting.
The case is still unsolved.
Someone recently told me that Duncan also did a series about the women of Rome. I just look at that. To me, Rome is THE eternal city. There is nowhere like it and its surrounds of all the places I have visited in my life. It is something you FEEL more than you know, when you are there. I was just reading another Frances Mayes book, this one about her homes and the homes of others, and what make a building, a place, your HOME. It's her latest book and I think I have not read her for years, but a lovely book, and what she says about Rome is so resonant for me.
I'm embarrassed to say I never have listened to that one yet. I need to add it to my list.
SomeGuyinCa, I love Crime Town! And thanks for History of Rome.
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Stuff You Should Know
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Just tried adding "Terrible, Thanks for Asking".
Recent widower after 56 Years.
1A (especially the Weekly Round Up)
Crime Town (both season's are great but season 1 is amazing).
You're Dead To Me
History Of Rome (Mike Duncan)
There's more but that's a start.
Mobituaries isn’t dark. It’s kind of quirky.
Here’s the blurb:
CBS News correspondent Mo Rocca has always loved obituaries. Each episode of Mobituaries covers his favorite dearly departed people and things, from the ‘Latin Lover’ who redefined Hollywood masculinity in the 1920s to the TV dog who introduced kids to literature in the 1990s. Every Wednesday, hear fresh takes on famous legacies and uncover people worthy of their overdue moment in the spotlight. Even if you know the names, you’ve never understood why they matter until now!
Women in Crime
The Office Ladies
Things Unseen with Sinclair Ferguson
Serial, (especially Season One)
Your Own Backyard
My current favorites include Naked Lunch with Phil Rosenthal and David Wilde, which is something of an expansion of "Somebody Feed Phil" on Netflix. I also like This American Life, The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe, Alan Alda's Clear & Vivid, and Stuff You Missed in History Class.
One of my all-time favorites was a limited series called The India Hicks Podcast. India Hicks is the granddaughter of Lord Mountbatten (Prince Philip's uncle and the last Viceroy of India), and she interviews her "veddy, veddy" English mother, Lady Pamela Hicks about her incredible life. It's fascinating as well as hilarious, because at 90-something years old, Lady Pamela has lost any filters she might have had, so she really tells it like it was.
My podcast tastes tend to run a bit younger than my chronological age (so I can stay relevant with my kids), so I also listen to a few comedy podcasts including Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend and The Office Ladies.