27 New Podcast Subscriptions on the Audible Feast Menu – November 2016
Here are the 27 newest podcasts I’ve subscribed to in November 2016, and a little bit about what each one is about, from their websites if available. These aren’t all new shows-just new to me! There are a ton this month since I was researching Houston-based podcasts and found some excellent shows. Maybe you’ll find something here that piques your interest!
- Stranglers (Earwolf): “Stranglers, an original 12-part weekly documentary podcast from Earwolf and Northern Light Productions, is a fascinating, contemporary audio investigation of the Boston Strangler story. Using never-before-heard voices, interviews with actual suspects, extensive original research and new conversations with the victims’ family members, host Portland Helmich will introduce you to every facet of the case, from the reporters who originally covered it to the police who worked furiously to solve it, as well as terrified witnesses who claim to have met the Strangler himself.”
- Disney Story Central Podcast: “Spark your imagination and listen as your favorite Disney and Pixar stories and characters come to life! Hosted by Marie Westbrook, every episode is an amazing Disney storybook read aloud.” I hope this lives up to my expectations because my kids love story podcasts!
- Up and Vanished: “Up and Vanished is an ongoing audio podcast series that documents my investigation of the unsolved disappearance of Tara Grinstead. I am currently working on a feature length TV series about this case as well.” Thanks to my friend Marc Aune for recommending this show to me.
- Changing Denver: “Changing Denver is a podcast about our city’s physical spaces, how we make them and how they make us. Every month, we take a look at one of Denver’s neighborhoods, streets, parks, or other areas through a relevant political, cultural, or historical lens.” Thanks to host and producer Paul Karolyi for sharing this podcast with me – one of my favorite genres is local narrative nonfiction that transcends its actual geographic location, so I’m excited for this.
- Broadway Backstory: “Broadway Backstory is a documentary style podcast from TodayTix and Theater People that explores the stories behind our favorite shows and how they go from an idea to a full Broadway production. We get the behind the scenes story directly from the people who lived it – the conceivers, actors, directors, and producers. Season one will feature stories from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights, Fun Home, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Secret Garden, Legally Blonde, and the Deaf West production of Spring Awakening. Some shows are gone too soon, others seem like they’ll last forever — but they all begin with an idea.”
- Scummy Mummies: “The Scummy Mummies comedy duo host a fortnightly chat show for less-than-perfect parents and perform live shows around the UK.”
- Entwined: “Entwined is a podcast about how so much of the world around us is wound or twisted together. This podcast strives to lay bare unexposed or indiscernible connections using historical and anecdotal sources.”
- Women of the Hour (BuzzFeed/Pineapple Street Media): Re-subscribe for me … I had assumed it was a one-season-and-done but I guess it’s back. “Lena Dunham hosts this podcast miniseries about friendship, love, work, bodies and more.”
- The United States of Anxiety (WNYC): “The United States of Anxiety brings you the voices of people trying to hold on to their piece of the American Dream and others who are looking to build one.”
- See Something Say Something (BuzzFeed): “Every week on the BuzzFeed podcast See Something Say Something, BuzzFeed’s Ahmed Ali Akbar gathers folks together to drink tea, tell stories, and talk about being Muslim in America.”
- Homecoming (Gimlet): “A new psychological thriller from Gimlet Media, starring Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac, and David Schwimmer.”
- Undone (Gimlet): “A new show about how big stories we thought were over were actually the beginning of something else.”
- Crimetown (Gimlet): “Welcome to Providence, Rhode Island, where organized crime and corruption infected every aspect of public life.”
- What it Takes: “What It Takes is a podcast featuring intimate, revealing conversations with towering figures in almost every field: music, science, sports, politics, film, technology, literature, the military and social justice. These rare interviews have been recorded over the past 25 years by The Academy of Achievement. They offer the life stories and reflections of people who have had a huge impact on the world, and insights you can apply to your own life.”
- LGBTQ&A (AfterBuzz TV): “LGBTQ&A is an interview podcast highlighting the different members of the LGBTQ community — artists, activists, lawmakers, and business people.”
- Why I Write: A show about what makes writers write, who inspired them, and how they inspire others.
- Sidedoor (Art19): “Sidedoor is a podcast only the Smithsonian can bring you. It tells stories about science, art, history, humanity and where they unexpectedly overlap. From dinosaurs to dining rooms, this podcast connects big ideas to the people who have them.”
- NerdLove (Mocking Bird Network): “Brenda Valdivia is joined by actor, improvisor, and former comic book store manager Cris Skelton! Join us as we reminisce about what brought us into fandom and take the first step into the world of Nerd Love!”
- Mocking Bird Labs (Mocking Bird Network): “The Mocking Bird Network’s flagship show is the potential to be hundreds of shows in one. Your host, Brenda Valdivia will vet and premiere undiscovered new podcasts. Created, edited, and experimented by Houstonians with audio ideas. You are the variable. Your opinion and response will determine if the pilot is a success or a failed experiment.”
- Relation$#!t (Mocking Bird Network): “A weekly podcast hosted by the adorable Stacey Daniels and her co-host Hoja Lopez! Every week we will dive into the hopeless abyss that is love & friendship.”
- Throwing Junk (Mocking Bird Network): “A weekly comedy podcast that explores the weird, wild world of professional baseball. Each week, hosts Josh Brokaw and Daniel Herman will recap the week’s action with a blend of humor and baseball expertise. You can also expect to hear fun segments like trivia games, special guests, comedy sketches, and anything else they dream up.”
- Poly Wanna Podcast (Mocking Bird Network): “Poly Wanna Podcast is a raw inside look at the polyamorous lifestyle from the inside. It takes a peek into the ever changing and unique world of all kinds of ethical non-monogamy from the perspective all kind of people with your host Britt Vasicek.”
- Why Oh Why: “In each episode, Andrea Silenzi speaks with friends, experts, and guys in bars about where love and sex meets technology. The show tells the stories about relationships by blurring the lines between memoir, documentary, and fiction.”
- Missing & Murdered: Who Killed Alberta Williams? (CBC Radio): “In 1989, 24-year-old Alberta Williams was found dead along the Highway of Tears near Prince Rupert, B.C. Police never caught her killer.Twenty-seven years later, her unsolved murder continues to haunt her family — and the retired cop who says he knows who did it.”
- Offshore (Honolulu Civil Beat and PRX): “Stories from Hawaii. Because sometimes being in the middle of nowhere gives you a good perspective on everywhere else.”
- Extra Hot Great (Previously.tv): A discussion show about TV, best described by this article since its website has no description of it: The Guardian
- Around the Table Podcast: “Around the Table is a weekly conversation between two best friends, writer Jacey Verdicchio and dietitian + chef Maggie McDaris. It’s the perfect balance of intention and indulgence. Our goal is to help you live purposefully without skipping dessert. Pull up a chair and join us around the table. You’ll leave refreshed and inspired!”
Send me your other great recommendations anytime!