Podcasts have been taking over the media world these past few years. There are approximately four million podcasts in the world and more than 50 million episodes. Here’s a collection of niche podcasts that you need to give a listen to:
1. Writing Excuses
Writing Excuses is hosted by Mary Robinette Kowal, Dan Wells, Brandon Sanderson and Howard Tayler. It is perfect for anyone who is looking to improve their creative writing skills. Their episodes stay in the 15 to 20-minute range, true to their tagline, “because you’re in a hurry, and we’re not that smart.” Learn from these greats, and have a blast doing it with these great personalities.
2. Atlanta Monster
Atlanta Monster discusses the Atlanta Child Murders – the topic of season two of Netflix’s popular series, “Mind Hunter” – and the fear that ran rampant in the city at that time. Payne Lindsey hosts the podcast while Tenderfoot TV and HowStuffWorks produces it.
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3. Cross Cut Cinema Podcast
Cross Cut Cinema Podcast is hosted by movie buffs Logan Tyler, Frani Tyler, Madison Britt and Bridget Hamilton. These hilarious friends bring comedy to film criticism, along with adding female and LGBTQ+ perspectives on all of your favorite flicks. Additionally, they review a variety of films, including cult-classics, horror and childhood favorites.
This fiction podcast focuses on Lia Haddock, a reporter investigating the disappearance of a town named Limetown. While there are only two seasons and eleven total episodes, this drama podcast is full of twists and turns. It ended in 2019, but there are many reasons to go back and listen to this amazing dive into the ethics of science, experiments and family ties.
5. The Clearing
This true-crime podcast follows April Balascio, who in 2009 began to suspect her father’s involvement in the deaths of Tim Hack and Kelly Drew in 1980. It dives deep into the trauma of finding out that a close family member has committed heinous crimes. How do you look at your father after finding out he’s done the unspeakable?
Dunzo is a pop culture podcast by the hilarious and personable Troy McEady. He gets into all of the celebrity drama that you’ve always been curious about. His most popular topics include Whitney Huston, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, all of whom he’s done multi-part episodes on.
7. The Business of Fashion Podcast
The Business of Fashion Podcast is perfect for anyone who is interested in the fashion industry. Moreover, produced by a magazine of the same name, they interview many famous fashion icons and discuss different aspects of the beauty industry. Check out both the podcast and the magazine for more insight into the fashion world that you love!
8. A Pilot Podcast
Made by half of the Cross Cut Cinema team, A Pilot Podcast focuses on Frani and Logan Tyler and their friend and recording artist C.L. Blue. Every other week, they review the pilots of some of the most beloved – and sometimes not so beloved – shows.
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9. Oh No Ross and Carrie
Ever wondered what it’s like to experience different religions? Have you ever wanted to join a group that you know would be bad for you, just to understand its inner workings better? Well, Oh No Ross and Carrie does it for you. In this investigative podcast, Ross Blocher and Carrie Poppy take a look at things like fringe science and religions and then report their findings on the show.
10. LA Podcast
The LA Podcast is perfect for someone trying to catch up on the news and goings-on in Los Angeles. Hosted by Hayes Davenport, Scott Frazier and Alissa Walker, it covers topics like the pandemic, changes in the city and much more.
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