Friday, May 15, 2015

Story Time

My favorite podcasts don't put out enough episodes to keep me going while working late into the evening.  As a result I've had to construct a B list to occupy my remaining time.  

(1) Old Time Radio Mystery Mondays - I just discovered this one today and it was love at first listen.  I listened to a Hercule Poirot story and a very interesting episode about a man who kills his wife called "You Can Die Again."  I love these old radio shows.  The acting is awesome and over the top and both episodes were thrilling.  I could listen to those stories all day long.

(2) Undisclosed: The State vs. Adnan Syed - This is a follow up to Serial.  It's a little rough because the hosts are three attorneys rather than seasoned radio journalists adept at podcasts.  Nevertheless, I am hooked.  So far they have gone through Adnan's day, Hae's day, and Jay's day and they are thorough.  They explore a lot of wholes in the story that Serial never bothered to cover.  Seat T even wrote into them with a question about why they couldn't verify whether Adnan had an alibi by checking his email records since that's what he was doing at the library.  I thought that was such a good question.

(3) Stacking Benjamins - I got turned onto this podcast because Paula Pant from the Afford Anything blog is a regular guest.  These guys cover interesting personal finance topics and have pretty good discussions with guests.  I really liked a recent episode in particular where the host interviewed a blogger from New York City who is having her wedding for $5000 or less.  (She's only having like 30 people and it's on a Tuesday.)

(4) Radiolab - I've only listened to a couple of these but the stories were compelling.  

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