A few weeks ago I got hit with the worst cold/flu/something awful and it completely knocked me out.
I was so sick I couldn’t read or watch tv without feeling nauseous, so what else is a podcast lovin’ junkie like me to do… binge all the podcasts for days on end, of course!
Some were ‘meh’, some were pretty good and some were great. Here are the six I loved.
Check them out and let me know what podcasts your binging right now.
This summer the Seattle-area was rattled awake in the middle of the night by earthquake. We’ve been hearing forever that the ‘big one’ is coming and, honestly, I thought this could have been it…at least for a few seconds. Almost the very next day this podcast popped up on my suggestion list (imagine that!) so of course I immediately started listening.
From the publisher: “There’s a 50 percent chance that some time in the next 30 years, Southern California will be crippled by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. It’ll take less than two minutes for more than 10 million people to lose water, power, internet. Host Jacob Margolis and Producer Misha Euceph go on a journey to understand what the disaster means for Los Angeles, the U.S. and the world.”
This is definitely one of those stories hard to believe stories that you won’t believe until you hear it yourself.
From the publisher: “Veteran journalist Joe Nocera had a Hamptons neighbor: Ike, therapist to celebrities and Manhattan’s elite. He had star-studded parties at the vacation house. But one summer, Joe came back to discover that Ike was gone, and the summer house next door had never belonged to Ike in the first place. It was Marty’s, a therapy patient of Ike’s who had finally broken free from Ike’s psychological domination. THE SHRINK NEXT DOOR is the story of one therapist’s psychological manipulation as he crossed lines and defrauded his patients — and he’s still out there.“
Life can be so different than what’s portrayed on social media. Sadly, for the Hart Family, their double life meant is couldn’t be more true. Broken Harts explores the tragic story of a family living a life far from what they portrayed on social media .
From the publisher: “Markis, Hannah, Devonte, Abigail, Jeremiah, and Sierra Hart—six beautiful black children, ranging in age from 12 to 19—were all adopted by Sarah and Jennifer Hart, both white. On Jen’s Facebook page, it looked as if they were the perfect blended family, even earning the nickname “Hart Tribe” from friends. Then, on March 26, 2018, the family’s GMC Yukon was found belly-up on the rocks below California’s Highway 1. The news of the murder-suicide shocked their friends and made national headlines, leaving many wondering what possibly led to the fatal crash. Could these lives have been saved? Broken Harts, a new podcast from Glamour and HowStuffWorks, investigates this question with more than 30 never-before-heard interviews. Cohosts and Glamour editors Justine Harman and Elisabeth Egan and reporter Lauren Smiley follow the family’s journey from South Dakota through Minnesota, Oregon, and Washington, and finally to that 100-foot cliff in California.”
Did you know that Richard Simmons has completely left the public eye? I didn’t either before this podcast. I’m torn a bit about this podcast. Part of me is fascinated by him and his life. Clearly he had a hugely positive impact on so many people across the world. But, on the other hand, I think it’s his right to retire from the public eye in peace without people prying into his personal life.
From the publisher: “On February 15, 2014, fitness guru Richard Simmons disappeared. What happened? Filmmaker (and friend) Dan Taberski leads us down a winding road to find the star.“
I am not a huge fan of true-crime podcasts because I truly hate scary movies. So, no surprise I don’t love true crime podcast even though they’re really popular and everyone seems to love them. While this is technically a T-C podcast, it wasn’t scary in the same way I find others to be. It was more of an oh-my-goodness-I-can’t-believe-that-I’ll-never-go-to-the-Dr-again kind of scary.😂
From the Publisher: “We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system.“
The Dropout is one of those unbelievable stories that seems too wild to believe. Rebecca Jarvis, who also happens to host one of my other fav podcasts, spent 3 years investigating the story and as you’ll see from the description below it reads like a thriller.
From the publisher: “Money. Romance. Tragedy. Deception. The story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos is an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong. How did the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye? How did the woman once heralded as “the next Steve Jobs” find herself facing criminal charges — to which she pleaded not guilty — and up to 20 years in jail? How did her technology, meant to revolutionize healthcare, potentially put millions of patients at risk? And how did so many smart people get it so wrong along the way? ABC News chief business, technology and economics correspondent Rebecca Jarvis, along with producers Taylor Dunn and Victoria Thompson, take listeners on a journey that includes a three-year-long investigation. You’ll hear exclusive interviews with former employees, investors, and patients, and for the first-time, the never-before-aired deposition testimony of Elizabeth Holmes, and those at the center of this story.“