Welcome to the weekend! On this week’s podcast guide, we’ve selected 5 podcasts to keep you company if you’re traveling, shopping, winding down from Thanksgiving, or chillaxing at home. Whatever your adventure may be this weekend, throw on some headphones and perhaps listen to our round-up.
On our list is a true crime podcast featuring international and U.S.-based cases. Listen to Sylvester Stallone’s documentary podcast sharing stories of success, failure, and comebacks. If you’re a word nerd, there’s a science-based podcast on our list for you. And there’s a health podcast presented by TED Audio Collective where a doctor answers your burning questions.
Check out our complete round-up below:
True Crime Garage
“True Crime Garage” has released over 530 episodes, hosted by Nic and the Captain. Episodes bring listeners inside international and U.S.-based cases in under an hour. Hear about serial killers, missing persons, solved cases, and cold cases. Previous episodes have covered The Long Island Serial Killer, OJ Simpson, Ted Bundy, Edmund Kemper, The Unabomber, Son of Sam, John Lennon, Columbine, and more.
Imperative Entertainment and Sylvester Stallone present “The Comeback,” a series documenting the successes, fails, and comebacks of different people each episode. You can jump into any episode since they’re person-specific, except for the 2-part narrative from bread company owner Dave Dahl. This season, hear about surfer Maya Gabeira’s perseverance, musician TOKiMONSTA’s rise to the GRAMMYs, and more. Episodes run under 35 minutes long, and new episodes are posted weekly.
From WNYC Studios comes “Science Diction,” a bingeable language podcast exploring words and connections to science. Recent episodes covered how mercury made cats dance, language’s evolution, military jargon, and a high schooler who went viral on TikTok when asking about algebra. In other episodes, hear about the Myers-Briggs personality test, why the word “meme” is related to evolutionary biology, and more. There are over 25 episodes to choose from, and most episodes are under 25 minutes long.
Body Stuff with Dr. Jen Gunter
TED Audio Collective presents “Body Stuff with Dr. Jen Gunter,” a health and fitness podcast answering your burning questions: Is your dentist scamming you? What’s normal anxiety and what’s an anxiety disorder? How much water do you need a day? Can you boost your immune system? Dr. Gunter will share insight on an assortment of topics each episode, around 45 minutes long.
Nothing much happens; bedtime stories to help you sleep
Chill after Thanksgiving with Kathryn Nicolai’s “Nothing much happens; bedtime stories to help you sleep” – relaxing stories in around 30-minute episodes. The latest episodes are holiday-themed: set at the Thanksgiving Day Parade, spotting the first signs of winter, and hanging out in a cozy cabin. Each story is read twice, the second time slower than the first to help you fall asleep.