This year I have listened to my fair share of podcasts during my drives back and forth home, and occasionally while walking to class or doing the elliptical in the gym. I have found a few new favorites since I shared a list over the summer, so I wanted to do an updated post and share them!
How I Built This: Patagonia: Yvon Chouinard–
This was such an interesting listen with the creator of Patagonia, the popular clothing company. His way of running his business is so different than anyone else, and the fact that he encourages people to buy a few pieces and keep them forever is so different than most people in our consuming society. Highly recommend!
Planet Money: #672 Bagging the Birkin-
I always knew the Birkin was hard to get, but I had no idea what some people go through just to get this bag! I have not listened to any other episodes of this podcast, so I cannot say if they are good or not. But based on this one I would listen to others in the future!
The Porch Watermark –
I have listened to about a dozen sermons from this church after hearing Jeanine Amapola talk about it in her vlogs. I have loved every one I have listened to, and they definitely speak some difficult truths! If you can’t make it to church one week, or need a little Jesus boost one week, I highly recommend checking out their sermons online or in podcast form. Recently my favorite one was Entitlement & Gratitude. I should also mention that these sermons are geared towards college-aged/20 somethings, so I find that they apply really well to where I am currently and they touch on things I am going through/have struggled with. But I think that any age could find something useful in them!
Okay, I did mention this podcast in my last podcasts favorite post, but it is still a favorite! The episodes are short and they only come out every 2 weeks, so it isn’t hard to stay caught up. But I always make sure I download the new episodes that have some out before I set out to drive home or to school!
“From June, 1962 through January, 1964, women in the city of Boston lived in fear of the infamous Strangler. Over those 19 months, he committed 13 known murders-crimes that included vicious sexual assaults and bizarre stagings of the victims’ bodies. After the largest police investigation in Massachusetts history, handyman Albert DeSalvo confessed and went to prison. Despite DeSalvo’s full confession and imprisonment, authorities would never put him on trial for the actual murders. And more than 50 years later, significant doubts continue to surround the case. Was DeSalvo really the killer? Was there more than one Strangler? And did the Boston PD and the FBI do everything necessary to find and stop the murderer?”
And if you like crime podcasts too, that summary probably intrigued you. This one was overall a good podcast, but I did like other crime podcasts, like Up and Vanished, better. Overall, I would still recommend if you have made your way through a lot of the popular crime podcasts and need a new one!
In The Dark-
I just finished the first season of In The Dark, which is looking at the case of Jacob Wetterling. He went missing in Minnesota in the last 80s, and for 27 years the case went unsolved. I loved that they focused on the story, but also how law enforcement mishandled the case. With only 9 episodes, it felt like just the right length! They are also coming out with a second season about a different topic this spring, so I can’t wait to listen to it too.
What’s your favorite podcast currently? Share in the comments below!