Mother Earth, Meghan Markle, a murder case, and more: 5 podcasts to stream this weekend

round up April 22, 2022

Happy Earth Day! If you’re out there planting trees or sowing seeds or refilling your hydroflask to partake in a more sustainable future, we’ve selected podcasts to keep you company wherever your weekend journey leads.

Listening to a podcast about planet Earth totally counts as a celebration! On our weekend listening guide, you’ll also find a new series about the royals by Vanity Fair. There is a new true crime podcast hosted by YouTuber Kendall Rae who brings awareness to cases and helps victims and their families find justice. For pop culture news and updates on the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard defamation trial, check out the latest episodes from “Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald.”

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Earth to Humans

Listen to ‘Earth to Humans’

Celebrate planet Earth with conversations on conservation, climate, and how the podcast’s guests are making the world a brighter and more just place in the future. Recent episodes explored the illegal cheetah trade, how environmentalists date, and what our world would be like without animals. “Earth to Humans” is presented by The Wild Lens Collective.

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Dynasty by Vanity Fair

Listen to ‘Dynasty by Vanity Fair’

“Dynasty by Vanity Fair” examines one of the most influential families in the world with new interviews and historical content. The first season dives into the modern Windsors, hosted by Vanity Fair’s royal correspondent, Katie Nicholl, and staff writer Erin Vanderhoof. From family dynamics to the queen’s early days to Harry and Meghan’s royal split, Prince Andrew’s scandal, and more, this series offers fresh reporting and insight.

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Run, Bambi, Run

Listen to ‘Run, Bambi, Run’

Former police officer and Playboy bunny Laurie Bembenek was arrested for murdering her husband’s ex-wife and claimed she was innocent. Tabloids loved this story, and she was nicknamed “Bambi Bembenek.” She was convicted and sentenced, became a “feminist cause célèbre,” and escaped from prison. Although Laurie has not been exonerated, she was deemed an American folk hero. Journalist and Campside Media co-founder Vanessa Grigoriadis examines the case in this new Apple TV+ podcast.

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Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald

Listen to ‘Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald’

“Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald” is dishing out all things pop culture, and the latest episodes share updates on Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s trial. She also recently shared news from Blac Chyna vs. The Kardashians’ court appearances. Heather is a comedian who loves talking about the juiciest and most controversial topics on her podcast, and she is often joined by guests like actors, fellow comics, and reality TV stars.

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True Crime with Kendall Rae

Listen to ‘True Crime with Kendall Rae’

YouTuber Kendall Rae brings awareness to victims and their families with her videos, taking an empathetic approach to covering true crime. Kendall is sharing her content to the podcast space with audio episodes of her YouTube series. The first few episodes were released on April 22. Kendall also hosts the podcasts “The Sesh” and “Mile Higher.”

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