Wicked Wednesday – Crime Podcasts

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Happy Wicked Wednesday! A while back, I’d mentioned podcasts in a blog post. One of our readers said they’d love to hear about the Wickeds favorite podcasts – so here we go! This week we’re talking about – what else – our favorite crime podcast. So Wickeds, what’s yours?

Podcasts

Barb: It’s strange to me that though I don’t like true crime on television, I love true crime podcasts. Like many people, I got hooked with season one of NPR’s Serial, which Bill and I listened to in two obsessive days on our annual drive from New England to Key West. Now one of my major favorites is CRIMEandSTUFF created by sisters Maureen and Rebecca Milliken. Mystery author Maureen’s journalism background shines through in this well-researched crime podcast, and both sisters know their popular culture cold. There’s a focus, though not an exclusive one, on New England crime, so I am often hearing much more indepth stories on events I’ve read one or two articles about, or have vaguely heard happened in the past. They’re on summer hiatus now, but there are thirty-one episodes stockpiled for you to enjoy. Totally recommend!

Sherry: I haven’t ever listened to a podcast. I’m always intrigued by the ones I heard about but never get around to listening to them. One day…

Liz: Barb, like you the first Serial hooked me. I’ve been dying for something just as good! I did like S-Town, though I wouldn’t consider that a true “crime” podcast, even though it was an amazing story. I have a whole list of new ones to try though, including Criminal and Missing, which got great reviews.

Edith: Like Sherry, I’m not a podcast convertee. I did sign up with (or is it, downloaded the app for? #mustgetwiththeprogram) a podcast service on my phone, but I only used it once to listen to and episode I’d missed of “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me,” the NPR news quiz show I adore. I always listen to the show on Saturdays, so I guess I was utilizing their podcast as an archive.  Like with TV – when would I listen to podcasts? When I walk I listen to birds and talk to myself about my plot. When I drive, it’s either all that news I didn’t catch at home, or on a long-distance solo drive I snag an audiobook from the library.

Readers: do you listen to podcasts? What are your favorites?

10 thoughts on “Wicked Wednesday – Crime Podcasts

  1. My current favorites are: LEVAR BURTON READS, in which he reads short adult fiction outloud, and FREAK OUT AND CARRY ON in which a long time WH corespondent weekly freaks out about current events, and a historian looks for parallels and perspective in American history.

  2. I’m not a podcast person either. Well, I listen to my brother’s sermon every Sunday, which counts. But I don’t listen to anything else.

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