For those new to podcasts: welcome. Podcasts are a digital audio files available for downloading to a computer or mobile device. Available on iTunes (for Apple users) or Google Play, Spotify, Stitchr, Podcast Addict (for Android users). They are typically available as a series, which can be received by subscribers automatically. Podcasts are one of the quickest growing forms of entertainment. With 525,000 active podcasts and over 18.5 million episodes, it is safe to say that podcasts are here to stay.
The staff at Women’s LifeStyle has complied a list of some of our favorite podcasts for you to enjoy. Do you have a favorite podcast? Share your suggestions with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOSING 100 POUNDS WITH PHIT-N-PHAT -Heather D.
Master Weight Loss Coach, Corinne, helps you cut through your excuses that keep you from losing weight. What makes her an expert? She lost 100lbs after a lifetime of obesity. You’ll love her straight talk and how she relates to the REAL struggles like food pushers and what it’s like to walk in that gym the first time. The language can get a little salty, but the advice is pure gold.
UP AND VANISHED -Suzannah Z.
Up and Vanished is a two-season investigative podcast that explores unsolved disappearances Season 1 follows the story of Georgia beauty queen and high school teacher, Tara Grinstead while Season 2 tells the story of missing Colorado mom, Kristal Reisinger. Follow along as host Payne Lindsey, a filmmaker turned amateur investigator, examines old case evidence and re-interviews persons of interest.
BY THE BOOK -Alicia P.
By the Book is half reality show, half self help podcast, and one wild social experiment. One host has a wonderful Minnesotan accent that makes me smile; trends sometimes seem ridiculous, but once you hear these ladies and the people in their lives put self-help books into action, you can decide whether it may be valuable to apply some of this ‘advice’ or if the initial impression of this new trend being ridiculous was correct.
MY FAVORITE MURDER -Alicia P.
Lifelong fans of true crime stories Karen and Georgia tell each other their favorite tales of murder and hear hometown crime stories from friends and fans. This fresh podcast blends tough topics with some comic relief. The hosts and their inside jokes are absolutely fabulous. In addition to their great stories, the hosts often recommend new true crime podcasts or podcasts that delve deeper into a topic they are covering.
I’LL DRINK TO THAT -Suzannah Z.
A former sommelier, Levi Dalton, interviews famous and knowledgeable wine personalities in his tiny apartment. He gets them to talk candidly about their lives and work, and then shares the conversations with you. Uncork your favorite bottle of wine and enjoy this fun and informative podcast.
MONSTER: THE ZODIAC KILLER -Heather D.
Tenderfoot TV in a partnership with HowStuffWorks dives into one of the most haunting, notorious, unsolved serial killing sprees in history. Payne Lindsay (from Up and Vanished) looks at the sketches, cyphers and taunting letters to the press in hopes of answering the question: who is the Zodiac?