My New Obsession | Podcasts

I have a new obsession… podcasts. I’ve heard about them and kind of listened to some from time to time not really investing myself into the full series of it all. But within the past few weeks I’ve been binging a lot of podcasts. I especially like to listen to them at work as I am doing some data entry!

I love how it’s like a TV show but on the radio. Some of them are real and some of them are fake. I definitely recommend them if you’re driving or on public transit or just wanna lie in bed and pop some headphones in.

So here’s what I’ve been listening to lately:

Limetown
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Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again.
In this seven-part podcast, American Public Radio host Lia Haddock asks the question once more, “What happened to the people of Limetown?”
I can’t wait for Season 2 to come out. I need to know what happens next.

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Serial
From Google Images
Season 1
It’s Baltimore, 1999. Hae Min Lee, a popular high-school senior, disappears after school one day. Six weeks later detectives arrest her classmate and ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, for her murder. He says he’s innocent – though he can’t exactly remember what he was doing on that January afternoon. But someone can. A classmate at Woodlawn High School says she knows where Adnan was. The trouble is, she’s nowhere to be found.
Season 2
In May 2014, a U.S. Special Operations team in a Black Hawk helicopter landed in the hills of Afghanistan. Waiting for them were more than a dozen Taliban fighters and a tall American, who looked pale and out of sorts: Bowe Bergdahl. Bergdahl, a U.S. soldier, had been a prisoner of the Taliban for nearly five years, and now he was going home.
President Obama announced Bergdahl’s return in the Rose Garden, with the soldier’s parents at his side. Bergdahl’s hometown of Hailey, Idaho, planned a big celebration to welcome him back. But then, within days—within hours of his rescue, in fact—public reaction to his return flipped. People started saying Bergdahl shouldn’t be celebrated. Some of the soldiers from his unit called him a deserter, a traitor. They said he had deliberately walked off their small outpost in eastern Afghanistan and into hostile territory. 
Hailey canceled its celebration. The army launched an investigation. Finally, in March, the military charged Bergdahl with two crimes, one of which carries the possibility of a life sentence. Through all of this, Bergdahl has been quiet. He hasn’t spoken to the press or done any interviews on TV. He’s been like a ghost at the center of a raucous fight.
Now, in Season Two, we get to hear what he has to say.
For this season, Sarah Koenig teams up with filmmaker Mark Boal and Page 1 to find out why one idiosyncratic guy decided to walk away, into Afghanistan, and how the consequences of that decision have spun out wider and wider. It’s a story that has played out in unexpected ways from the start. And it’s a story that’s still going on.
Season Two aired in the winter of 2015-6 and is now complete. Listen again from the beginning.
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Both of these seasons were great hearing how the journalist is investigating these open cases.

The Black Tapes
From Google Images
The Black Tapes is a weekly podcast from Pacific Northwest Stories and Minnow Beats Whale, and is hosted by Alex Reagan. The Black Tapes is a serialized docudrama about one journalist’s search for truth, her enigmatic subject’s mysterious past, and the literal and figurative ghosts that haunt them both. 
How do you feel about paranormal activity or the Supernatural? Ghosts? Spirits? Demons?
Do you believe?

I can’t wait for the 3rd season of this!!! So good and so creepy at times.

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Tanis
From Google Images
Tanis is a bi-weekly podcast from the creators of Pacific Northwest Stories, and is hosted by Nic Silver. Tanis is a serialized docudrama about a fascinating and surprising mystery: the myth of Tanis.
Tanis is an exploration of the nature of truth, conspiracy, and information. 
Tanis is what happens when the lines of science and fiction start to blur…

I’m halfway through season 2 and loving it!

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Other podcasts I’ve started but haven’t fully got into: Welcome to Night Vale, Lore and No Sleep.

Do you have any podcasts to recommend me? Comment below!

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