ometimes I get really confused about where I’ve mentioned certain things. I have two blogs, more social media profiles than I can count and I host a weekly podcast so I constantly feel like I’m repeating myself. Have I recommended that thing yet? Did I talk about that yet? It’s really confusing.
So, I’m a self confessed podcast junkie to the point where my phone broke a few months ago and I started hyperventilating at the thought of not having anything to listen to while my phone sat there being all useless and selfish. Being alone with my own thoughts is truly terrifying to me, so I listen to podcasts all day. If I’m writing, I’m listening to classic FM – no lyrics so I don’t get distracted – but for anything else, it’s podcasts all the way. It occurred to me that I haven’t put together a list of my favourite podcasts in a while so here’s what’s in my ears most days.
This is technically a design podcast but it’s about the kind of design you don’t see, like why hospitals are set up the way they are and why certain countries design their money they way they do. The only issue I have with 99 PI (when you start listening to it regularly, you’re allowed to call it 99 PI. All the cool kids do it.) is that the episodes are so short. They’re dense and meaty and absolutely perfect but I’m always left wanting more. I guess that’s the mark of a really good podcast. Also Roman Mars’ voice is magical. It’s like meditation for me. He ends every episode by saying ‘Recorded in beautiful, downtown, Oakland California. I am Roman Mars.’ and I freaking love it.
#45 – The Griftshrank
#188 – Fountain Drinks
#202 – Mojave Phone Booth – LISTEN TO THIS IT’S SO WEIRD AND AWESOME!
This podcast is my life. I discovered it a year ago when they only had 5 episodes live and their Facebook group had 1000 people in it. It’s two comedians Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstarck talking shit about murder. It’s now one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes and there’s 100k people in their Facebook group. They’re probably going to tour Australia this year and I will disgrace myself to get tickets to one of their shows. I hate it when people say they liked things before they were cool, but I ACTUALLY liked MFM before it was cool. Fans of MFM call ourselves Murderinos. If you’re not into true crime, maybe skip this one. It can get a bit gory but bloody hell it’s good.
#11 – What The Helleven
#21 – Because 7,8,9
#33 – What About Mimi? – LISTEN TO THIS SO CREEPY AND AWESOME!
This is another one from the podcast network PRX, and it’s ace. Each episode has a theme like buttons or lithium and the whole episode will be about that. It’s always interesting and always leaves you thinking about stuff. Make sure you have a mate who listens to it too, so you have someone to chat to about it.
#24 – Debatable
#13 – Playing God
#12 – The Girl Who Doesn’t Exist
This one is technically a true crime podcast but not really. It’s about crimes, some horrific but most are just weird. The episodes are super short but really entertaining. You’ll plough through the whole series super quickly. It’s hosted by Phoebe Judge who has the juiciest voice. I love her.
#5 – Dropping Like Flies
#22 – Ex Libris
#12 – The Editor
I’m pretty sure iTunes recommend this to me and I was a little weary at first (not sure why because I LOVE Meshel) but this is a bloody good podcast. She’s a fab interviewer, her guests are really interesting and it’s lovely to hear Australian accents on a well produced podcast.
#5 JonBenet Ramsay’s Dad
#34 John Edward of Crossing Over
#19 Jordan Raskopoulos
#28-30 Making sense of diet and exercise series
#19 & #24 Digital detox
#48 Adult friendships
#27 Dealing with negative feedback
And here’s today’s episode!
Are you a podcast listener? What’s you favourite podcast EPISODE ever?
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