A new podcast that tells one suspenseful story over a whole season. They simply keep going until they’ve told the whole story. Season 1 investigates the 1999 murder of high school student Hae Min Lee in Baltimore, and her ex boyfriend who may or may not have been wrongfully convicted. This is all about storytelling and it’s done beautifully. I’m completely addicted to this podcast.
How Did This Get Made?
Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas discuss films that are so bad that they’re amazing. They make me cry with laughter every single episode. I spend an awful lot of time talking about bad films because there isn’t really much of a discussion when you talk about good films. I recommend listening to Tiptoes, Jack Frost, Liz and Dick, From Justin To Kelly and The Room to start with.
The Cracked Podcast
Intriguing discussions from Cracked’s editorial team. Cracked is one of my favourite websites and their podcast is equally brilliant. It will make you laugh and you will learn lots of new things. Here are a few of my favourite episodes:
Why Your Brain Is Sabotaging You
How One Logical Fallacy Keeps Making You Wrong
5 Seriously Stupid Movies That Will Be Studied By History
Statistics That Prove We’re Wrong About Everything
Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast
The hilarious Richard Herring interviews the biggest names in comedy. It’s silly and extremely laughter-inducing. My favourite interviews so far are Edgar Wright, Adam Buxton (all of them), Brendon Burns, Stephen Fry and Ross Noble.
No Such Thing As A Fish
The QI Elves share the best facts that they’ve found out each week from the QI offices in Covent Garden. Learning new things every day is essential for my wellbeing and this is a perfect way to learn random facts. Start anywhere.
The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show
Jeff interviews creative people who have turned their obsessions into professions, as well as offering expert analysis on geeky things. He’s a fantastic interviewer and asks all the right questions. My favourite episode so far is Hoarders Cleaner Matt Paxton. It made me go “EWW!” out loud in the post office causing some confused looks.
Stuff You Should Know
Chuck and Josh of How Stuff Works talk about well, stuff you should know. I loved What Makes A Serial Killer? and How Panic Attacks Work but it’s super interesting no matter what topic they talk about.