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As you already know from a previous post on my obsession with crime podcasts, I absolutely love spending my commuting with my beloved headphones on my head, and a good podcast. But I’ve recently extended my horizon away from crime podcasts only, and let me tell you, the selection is premium!

Podcasts are more popular than ever, and new amazing ones keep coming out day after day – but to help you pick the right one for you, we’ve put together a list of 4 of the best podcasts you should be listening to on Spotify, iTunes and all your other favourite podcast apps.

30 FOR 30: BIKRAM

This five-part podcast chronicles follows the rise and fall of Bikram Choudhury, who came to California from India in the early 70s and brought his own version of yoga. Although Bikram was some sort of celebrity who taught in studios filled with stars such as Martin Sheen, Shirly Maclaine, and Raquel Welch, his identity and mental state quickly switched as series of sexual assault allegations levied against its founder. The podcast includes emotional interviews with testimonies of survivors, never before heard facts and more…

Bikram

GETTING CURIOUS

Yassssss girl! Who else is a big fan of Jonathan from Queer Eye? If you’ve also finished both seasons of (in my opinion) one of the best shows on Netflix and want to keep in touch with the boys, look no further. Although his podcast has been running since 2015, we’re just getting into it now. Every episode is different, with various experts coming on to chat with Jonathan about all sorts of random topics. The scope is very broad; from racism to strange wildlife questions, this podcast is a great way to keep your commute busy and fun!

Getting curious
Getting curious

WEST CORK

I actually just finished this podcast and let me tell you, it’s one of the best crime podcasts I have ever listened to. This crime show is produced by two professional journalists and the quality of the reports is incredible. The podcast focuses on the 1996 murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, a French film producer’s wife who was found dead near her summer house in Ireland. This is a cold case, so don’t expect a big “ah” moment, but the story is much more than about finding the killer; it’s about why the killer was never convicted. Also look out for neighborhood gossip and mind games…

West Cork
West Cork

THE HABITAT

Remember last year when I wrote about the podcast by Gimlet Media called Homecoming? Well, this new podcast by the same producers is just as incredible. It follows the incredible journey of six volunteers to help NASA understand what life might be like on another planet. The volunteers are left on a fake planet on a remote mountain in Hawaii, where they go through experiments to discover what would happen if humans were indeed to escape planet Earth. This addictive serialised podcast is just as attention-grabbing and addictive as Homecoming, so we strongly recommend it.

The Habitat
The Habitat

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