Podcasts for the Unpredictable

The one thing you can rely on is that everything will change and nothing will ever truly be reliable. The uncertainty of the world can be scary, forcing us to prepare for the worst-case scenario, whether it be in our personal lives, our businesses, or our relationships. Protecting yourself from the world is a natural desire, but there’s also a desire to hear about those who didn’t do well to prepare or did prepare and still were subjected to the insanity and unpredictability that comes with life.

Repairing reputation in the short term may not repair reputation in the long run, especially when there are always new forms of media bringing new narratives to old news. If you like hearing these stories, there are an abundance of podcasts that are worth your time. The subjects range from true crime, to pop culture mishaps that we’ve heard about but never fully understood, to fun conversations about the drama between Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott. Whatever your fancy, there’s a podcast for it.

What Really Happened?

The cases we’ve heard about, including Miley Cyrus, Muhammad Ali and other historical figures are analyzed and broken down. The host digs deep into our vast reserves of information for new narratives on “old news.”

Pop Culture Happy Hour

Keeping up with the latest drama of our favorite famous people can be annoying and frustrating. If you like hearing about the, sometimes unreal, world of pop culture, but don’t want to scroll through twitter to find the tweets, this is the podcast for you.

Small Town Murder

Two comedians analyze murders in towns that you’ve probably (almost definitely) never heard of. Small towns are supposed to make us feel safe, but there are crazy people everywhere. It’s hard to make murder funny, but this podcast will make you laugh out loud and give you a twinge in your stomach.

74 seconds

This podcast breaks down the 74 seconds before Philando Castile was shot and killed by officer Jeronimo Yanez.

Someone Knows Something

This podcast breaks down obscure and unsolved cases. If you love investigative shows, this is the podcast for you. Season one investigates the disappearance of a young boy, while season four investigates the murder of Wayne Greavette.

In the Dark

Another investigative podcasts that takes obscure criminal cases from all over the US and analyzes them from different perspectives. Season two looks at the conviction of Curtis Flowers, a season entirely worth the listen. We are conditioned to trust the American justice system, but what happens when it fails?

Embedded

Embedded dives DEEP into current news topic and looks at them from a multitude of angles. Reporter Kelly McEvers has been analyzing Trump stories throughout season four: his real estate endeavors, “clean coal” initiative, and others. In season Two, McEvers dove into those grainy videos we see on Facebook of police shootings.

Serial

This podcast analyzed the well-publicized case of Bowe Bergdahl, an American soldier who walked off his base in Eastern Afghanistan. Season one looks at the case of a murdered young girl, and the boy who was blamed, Adnan Sayid.

 

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