One of my goals for this year was to consume less true crime media. To accomplish this. I deleted a few of the many murder podcasts I listened to both during my commute and my workday. Here is a list of my favorite podcasts:
Dear Hank and John - Brothers Hank and John Green give dubious advice to their listeners. They also give you some news about Mars and AFC Wimbledon.
Delete This - Hank Green discusses his weekly Twitter feed with his wife Katherine.
How Did This Get Made - Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael, and Jason Mantzoukas discuss terrible movies.
My Favorite Murder - A true crime comedy podcast hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark.
Criminal - While most true crime podcasts are about murder, Criminal tells stories about crime. Sometimes the stories are sad; sometimes the stories are silly, but they are all illegal in some way.
Small Town Murder - A more graphic true crime comedy podcasts about murders that happen in small towns around the United States.
The Golden Ratio - Jen and Ingo, owners of the five best golden retrievers in the world, ramble on about the dogs, their lives, and whatever else pops into their heads.
The Anthropocene Reviewed - John Green reviews random things on a 5-star scale.
The HoneyDew - Ryan Sickler discusses the highlights and lowlights of both his life and the lives of his guests.
I do have a few other podcasts that I use as fillers when I have run out of new episodes of these shows. (I have a one-hour commute to work each way and an eight-hour workday….) But they aren’t really my favorite podcasts. And, yes, I did cut out a handful of murder podcasts. If you are interested in hearing the podcasts I cut out, leave a comment below. It’s not that I didn’t like those shows, I just needed a better mental space.
Now I need to know - what are your favorite podcasts? New shows are always welcome here!