Things I Heard, Part One

7:25:00 PM

In 2015, I discovered audiobooks. In 2016, I discovered podcasts. And 2017, I amassed a large collection of both which have given me great joy and helped me pass countless hours during my commute. Today, I'm going to share the podcasts I've been listening to (and loving) this year.

Wooden Overcoats | This rapid-fire sitcom centers on Rudyard Funn, a surly undertaker whose life is upended when a charming stranger opens a competing funeral home across the way. It's Monty Python meets The Addam's Family and it's absolutely hilarious.

The Bright Sessions | This supernatural drama is about a therapist who helps people with unusual problems. I loved it immediately.

My Favorite Murder | Listening to Karen and Georgia is like listening to your best friends - if your best friends curse like sailors, love cats, and are obsessed with true crime.

Bowraville | Speaking of true crime, this podcast investigates the unsolved serial killings of a small Australian town.

Overdue | I was surprised and happy to discover this awesome podcast - I always feel like there are so few guys blogging/podcasting/whatevering about what they read. Best friends Craig and Andrew take turns talking about the books you've been meaning to read.

S-Town | This podcast took the world by storm, and it's no surprise it's made by the same company that reminded everyone that podcasts exist by creating Serial. A reporter travels to Alabama to investigate a murder and winds up with more than he bargained for.

Limetown | Speaking of Serial - if you enjoyed that, you'll enjoy this. This investigation is done so well, you'll find yourself wondering if it's really fiction.

Alice Isn't Dead | It isn't new to me, but I'm continuing to be awed by it. It's by the same team as Welcome to Night Vale, so expect some supernatural weirdness.

Revisionist History | This is what I think of when I think of "traditional" podcasts, but that doesn't mean I enjoyed it any less. Malcolm Gladwell picks an event, person, or idea from the past and considers it from another point of view.

I listen to podcasts using Pocket Casts, which I think cost me a couple bucks when I first got it (although the price has definitely gone up since then), but I'm going to stick with it. There's no ads, it's clean and easy to navigate, and you can customize all the settings as far as downloading, listening, etc.

Keep an eye out for Part Two, which will be all about the audiobooks I've been listening to. And let me know what podcasts you recommend - I'm always looking for new things to listen to while I'm on the road!

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