Our love affair with podcasts runs deep, and this month we find ourselves needing some light relief more than ever. If you’re self-isolating, living that WFH life or have just burned through your Netflix binge list already, we’ve found this month’s best new podcasts to plug into.
As per usual, we’ve got you covered with a generous serving of true crime and inspiring stories plus some LOL-worthy finds. You know the drill. Fire up the playlist, here are all the podcasts worth bingeing this month.
The Dating Game Killer
We cannot get enough of this new true crime podcast. The story goes like this: In 1987 Rodney Alcala won a date on a reality TV show, The Dating Game. While he charmed everyone, including his potential date, what no one knew was that he was a prolific serial killer in the middle of cross country murder spree. In this six-part series, co-hosts Tracy Pattin (Hollywood & Crime) and Stephen Lang (Avatar) take listeners on Alcala’s chilling journey, chronicling his crimes and how he managed to fool everyone around him—from his employers to prison psychiatrists and parole boards. Oh, and did we mention it’s from the creator of Dirty John, so you know it’s going to be epic.
Dying For Sex
If you were thinking we’d found another true crime podcast to binge—you’d be wrong. It’s actually an incredibly funny and heart-warming series from podcast legends at Wondery. The series follows host Nikki Boyer as she interviews her best friend Molly who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Upon hearing her fate, Molly decides to do something bold—she leaves her unhappy marriage and embarks on a series of sexual adventures that help her feel alive… and she’s spilling the tea with you. An absolute total must-listen.
Rebel Eaters Club
If you’re one of the millions of people out there struggling to survive in a culture that is straight up obsessed with weight loss and diets, then it’s time to get acquainted with the Rebel Eaters Club. Hosted by Virgie Tovar, a writer and activist, she tackles discrimination, diets, and equips listeners with the tools to gain freedom from society’s restrictions on our bodies—quite frankly, she’s a revelation.
In a time where so much is going wrong with the world, the universe has gifted us with this epic podcast from two of the funniest gals alive—The Office co-stars and real-life besties Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey. Each week the actors will re-watch an old ep of The Office and will break it down, giving exclusive behind the scene stories that only two people who were there, can tell you. It’s one for The Office superfans.
Jensen and Holes: The Murder Squad
Before you roll your eyes and think, “another true crime podcast guys”, stop, because this one has serious credentials. Retired cold case investigator Paul Holes and investigative journalist Billy Jensen dig deep in unsolved murders, unidentified remains and missing persons cases. Each ep you’ll get a front row seat as the duo attempt to solve crimes using everything from old-fashioned detective work to modern tech like DNA and social media geotargeting. Season two dropped this week so get streaming.
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