Have some time to pass this weekend? 5 bingeable podcasts for the next few days

round up January 7, 2022

On this weekend’s listening guide, we’ve included a new true crime podcast, an investigative news series, and a self-improvement show filled with tips. Check out a music interview podcast and a show for bibliophiles figuring out what to read next.

Have a great weekend! Here’s our weekend listening guide:

Sacred Scandal

Listen to ‘Sacred Scandal’

My Cultura Network presents “Sacred Scandal,” a true crime podcast investigating a stabbed nun on campus of a Byzantine Catholic School in Miami. This series shares Holy Cross Academy’s history in South Florida, the priests’ stories, and all about the slayed nun’s life. The murder unleashed more disturbing details by following the case to Europe, alleged sexual abuse, connections to the Vatican, and more. Check out new, weekly updates and start from the first episode to hear the complete story.

Connect the Dots

Listen to ‘Connect the Dots’

Audacy’s original “Connect the Dots” is an investigative news series hosted by WCBS 880’s Lynda Lopez. The most recent episode reported on January 6th, 2021’s Capitol riot. This episode explores how this event has since impacted America, and listeners hear from New York Congressman Ritchie Torres, Princeton University Professor of History and Public Affairs Julian Zelizer, Huffington Post Justice Reporter Ryan Reilly, and CBS News political analyst John Dickerson. Other recent episodes reflected on what we learned in 2021, de-stigmatizing mental health through conversations on social media, and more.

Backstage Pass with Eric Vetro

Listen to ‘Backstage Pass with Eric Vetro’

Pushkin Industries presents “Backstage Pass with Eric Vetro,” a music podcast hosted by the legendary vocal coach. Eric helps artists like Shawn Mendes, Juanes, John Legend, Sabrina Carpenter, and Camila Cabello, as they appear on episodes to talk about singing and their artistry – how they prepare their voice for tour, tips they’ve learned from Eric, and how they maintain their skills. Tune in for 10+ episodes under 45 minutes long.

Before Breakfast

Listen to ‘Before Breakfast’

iHeartPodcasts’ “Before Breakfast” shares life tips and tools in daily episodes under seven minutes long. Host Laura Vanderkam’s episodes discuss time management and answer listeners’ questions. A recent episode addressed New Year’s resolutions – making winter more fun, paring down belongings, how to “create a shutdown ritual,” and more. Check out over 920 episodes, now streaming.

What Should I Read Next?

Listen to ‘What Should I Read Next?’

Anne Bogel and Wondery present “What Should I Read Next?” for bibliophiles and anyone who wants to hear from fellow readers or add books to their reading lists. Hear about topics in recent episodes like: “books that stand the test of time,” “writers start as readers,” and “read yourself like a book.” Anne interviews an avid reader each episode and performs “literary matchmaking” when recommending books to listeners and guests. Tune into the series in any order, with the average episode lasting an hour. Anne also posts on her blog, Modern Mrs. Darcy.

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