I think it was back in my “how I listen to audiobooks” post from a while ago that I mentioned using podcasts to help adjust me to audiobooks. They’re a bit easier to get into, require somewhat less focus, and generally each episode is its own shorter story. Since I so specifically mentioned podcasts back then, and I listen to them relatively often, I thought I’d make a quick post about the podcasts that distract me from my books.
It’s not that we’re low on scheduled post numbers, not at all. Hahaha why would you think that?
WTNV was the very first podcast I ever listened to. I started it a few years ago, got 19 episodes in… and then never continued for some unfathomable reason. I think exams happened and I forgot… In any case when I was listening to it I loved it! The basic premise is that it’s a radio show from a fictional world. It’s so strange and weird and funny in that dark sort of way.
Lore is a podcast one of my friends introduced me to only a few months ago. If you like folklore and myths this podcast is for you! Each episode is only about 20min and delves into the origins of common superstitions and legends from all around the world. Some episodes are very, very creepy.
I may not read all that many crime books, but I LOVE watching True Crime documentaries. Sword and Scale is a perfect podcast for true crime fans! I love the way Mike puts together the stories using real police interviews and audio. And if that fails, he’ll be sure to creep you out with some computer voices (like that one child molester episode that made my skin crawl more than the serial killer stuff).
All the other podcasts are dark and creepy, and then there’s the Dollop. This podcast is one of the most hilarious things I’ve ever experienced. It’s a history podcast hosted by a comedy duo. Every episode, comedian Dave Anthony tells a tale from history to his friend, Gary Reynolds, who has absolutely no idea what the story is about and they improv and make jokes and you’ll cry tears of laughter in some, tears of horror in others (some history is so messed up). They mainly focus on American history, but because the Australian fan base is so big (their sense of humour is so Australian) they often do live Australian history dollops when they’re on tour down here.