PODCASTS TO GET YOU THROUGH THE WINTER COMMUTEDecember 5, 2017
Commuting is a drag this time of year – train journeys are conducted under the cover of darkness, leaves litter the tracks and wet umbrellas knock into you every three seconds on the tube. But there is a way to make commuting more bearable – here is every podcast you should be listening to this winter…
My Dad Wrote A Porno
In need of a laugh? My Dad Wrote A Porno is the go-to option. Hosted by Jamie Morton, James Cooper and Alive Levine, the gang read through Jamie’s dad’s rather interesting novella. It’s a hilarious medley of ridiculous literature and cringey jokes that will have you trying to stifle laughs on the train.
Desperate to find out if Richard the Doll is actually cursed? Want to know more about how people avoided being buried alive in centuries gone by? Obsessed with stories of real-life vampires, werewolves and body snatchers? Lore is your answer. Hosted by Aaron Mahnke, Lore explores our darkest nightmares and true horror stories that will leave you quaking.
If you’re into true crime and real life stories, Dirty John is for you. Delving into the lives of newlyweds interior designer Debra Newell and John Meehan, a violent con-artist, who met online, the podcast explores the lives of the couple and the ways that Newell’s children try to get her to see how evil John really is. It’s an epic story full of twists and turns that ends in a gory battle that isn’t for the faint hearted.
Blue Planet II
We all love Blue Planet 2, right? Luckily for us, we can explore the oceans without even turning on our TVs, thanks to the BBC’s complimentary podcast. Hosted by Emily Knight and Becky Ripley, with special appearances from Sir David Attenborough himself (!!), the podcast delves deeper into the oceans to explore everything from submersibles to cephalopods.
TED Talks Daily
If it’s worth knowing, they’ll be a TED Talks podcast about it. From wildfires to dystopian futures and the future of storytelling to hacking immune cells to fight cancer, there is no stone unturned by TED.
The Secret History Of Hollywood
This modern guide to the golden age of cinema explores the alternative and often dark reality of glossy Hollywood. From “Hunting Witches with Walt Disney” (yes, seriously), to the “Final Adventures of Alfred Hitchcock”, The Secret History of Hollywood will show you all the dark details Hollywood doesn’t want you to know…
Missing Richard Simmons
On 15 February 2014, American superstar fitness guru Richard Simmons just disappeared. He cut off his friends, abandoned his business Slimmons and removed himself from public life after decades as a world-famous celebrity that had been on every talk show from David Letterman to his very own show in the ’80s. Filmmaker and fan Dan Taberski investigates into the life of Simmons, and tried to figure out why he left public life so suddenly…