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My Favourite Podcasts

I listen to podcasts all the time. I listen to them in while I'm working, while I'm travelling to and from work, and when I'm cooking...I'm pretty much always listening to a podcast! I think it's a great way to have something to listen to without having to stare at a screen, which I do a lot of the day anyway.

There are so many fantastic podcasts out there; I feel like I'm always discovering new ones that I just have to binge-listen too! There are loads of podcasts I could write about here, but I've decided to focus on the ones that I think a lot of people would enjoy (rather than podcasts like This American Horror Story Podcast which are more niche), and ones that I've listened to lots of episodes of (I love My Dad Wrote a Porno but I haven't listened to enough to recommend it). So hopefully you'll find something on this list that you haven't heard before that you'll enjoy!

1. My Favourite Murder

Yes, this is a podcast about crime, but it's evolved into something so much more than that. My Favourite Murder has ascended from the ranks of podcast into something that has changed a lot of people's lives. It has a cult-like following, and rightly so. The podcast's premise is pretty simple; two friends talk about true crime in a comedic (but not insensitive) manner. They also do mini episodes each week that talk about listener stories. I am always guaranteed a laugh each episode, and weirdly enough you always come away from it feeling better, and more empowered.

2. Musicalsplaining

I originally found this podcast as I watch Lindsay Ellis on YouTube. When I heard she'd expanded to the world of podcasts I knew I had to listen. This podcast finds Lindsay explaining different musicals to her friend who knows nothing about the genre. They then watch the show together and discuss it afterwards. It's uniquely funny, and it's also a great way to find out about the history and meaning of different shows. If you're into musical theatre, this is definitely one to look out for.

3. Tudor, I Hardly Know Her

Speaking of informative, Tudor, I Hardly Know Her was one of the first podcasts I ever listened to. Regrettably it's no longer releasing episodes, but it's definitely worth going back through the archives. Following a similar format to Musicalsplaining, this podcast has a novice historian teaching Tudor history to her husband and their friend. It sounds a bit dry, but it's honestly so funny; I have cry laughed at several episodes. Give it a go!

4. This Podcast Will Kill You

This is a new one for me. I've only listened to a few episodes, but I'm already hooked. Two disease ecology students talk about a different disease each episode. It's sometimes heavy, but also light hearted at times. Most of all, it's so interesting. You feel like you could binge every episode in one go. It's maybe not for hypochondriacs, but definitely worth a listen!

5. Popcorn Culture

If you watch the Super Carlin Brothers on YouTube, you've probably heard about their podcast. It's a pretty simple premise; two brothers casually discuss anything that comes to their mind. As a result, some episodes will interest you more than others, but it's so nice to have on in the background. It's a really comforting podcast; they always keep topics light hearted and fun, so it's always enjoyable.

6. This Paranormal Life

This is hands down my favourite podcast I listen to. It's definitely not for everyone, but it's maybe the funniest content I've consumed. Focusing on two friends, each week they discuss a paranormal case, and then come to the conclusion about whether they think it's real or fake. It's tongue in cheek, and every episode is comedy gold. I always anticipate the new episode each week. I cannot recommend this one enough!

So those are my favourite podcasts; let me know if you decide to give any of them a listen! I'd also love to know if you have any recommendations; let me know in the comments below, or on social media:

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Until next time,

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