What Should I Read Next - hosted by Anne Bogel, the creator of Modern Mrs. Darcy this is hands down my favorite book podcast. She talks about an enormous range of books because each episode has a different guest and they all have different books they love, hate and want to read.
The Babysitters Club Club - 2 30 something guys are reading their way through The Baby-Sitters Club books and discuss them in DETAIL. They have all kinds of crazy theories regarding what's really going on that gets pretty entertaining. As a fan of the books when I was a kid I've really enjoyed revisiting my old favorites without having to reread them!
Smart Podcast, Trashy Books - I'm picky on this one because not every show is a winner for me. I don't really care for the ones where it's just the bloggers sitting around talking so I tend to skip those. I absolutely love Sarah Wendell's interviews with authors though. She asks great questions and really does a great job of keeping the interview interesting and entertaining. My favorites are probably her interviews with Jill Shalvis and Sherry Thomas.
True Crime Garage - These guys cover a wide range of crimes from recent to as far back as the 1930s. While Nick and the Captain do seem like friends there isn't a huge amount of banter. They go into detail on the crime and really explore the whodunnit aspect while staying respectful to the victim.
The Vanished - This podcast focuses on people who have gone missing. There are tons of interviews with friends and family members as well as with law enforcement. If you like the show Disappeared on ID than you really must listen to this one.
Thinking Sideways - This one is all over the places on subjects covered. From murders to historical mysteries to missing people to unexplained events this one has it all. Most of these don't have a set resolution but they do a great job at presenting all the available theories and their own opinions based off their research.
Stuff You Missed in History Class - This is one probably most people have heard of but it's one of my favorites. They cover such a huge range of topics that I'm always learning something new and I really like the hosts.
The History Chicks - A new episode only comes out every month or so but they have an extensive backlog and the episodes are fascinating! They're in depth hour + length shows and they're great about really putting the historical figures in context. I just finished the Lucille Ball episode and have a whole new appreciation for her.
Most Notorious - This one really could be in the crime section but since the focus is pretty much exclusively historical crime I'm putting it here. Basically the host interviews the author of a true crime book each episode and it's absolutely fascinating. He's covered well known cases like H.H. Holmes and the Bloody Benders and lesser known cases like the conman Soapy Smith and The Bath School Massacre of 1927.
Sidedoor - This is done by the Smithsonian and it's so fascinating! Each episode is around 20 minutes long and features 3 stories that are loosely under 1 topic. My favorite one so far was called Gaming the System and it talked about people sending their children through the postal service, trying to find loopholes in the citizenship laws in the early 1900s and the song "Rock Island Line".
The Lazy Genius - This is a lifestyle podcast from Kendra over at The Lazy Genius Collective. Her focus is really on only worrying about the things that matter too you and she talks about all kinds of things from reading to cooking and all kinds of random stuff.
The Simple Show - This is similar to The Lazy Genius podcast in that it covers a range of stuff from family friendly traveling, to reading, to just about anything else that appeals to the host, blogger Tsh Oxenrider.
Again With This - This is my new favorite but I love it dearly! This show is all about Beverly Hills 90210 and it's fantastic. The hosts are hilarious, I love the clips they play from the show and their screen shots are amazing. I really want to go back and listen to them discuss the first couple of seasons which I actually watched but until then I'm really enjoying them make fun of season 6!
Happier with Gretchen Rubin - This is probably the first podcast I subscribed too but I still really enjoy it. I really liked Rubin's book The Happiness Project but I didn't really feel like I liked her. After listening to this I've changed my mind and I love the differences between her and her sister. Plus, it's always nice to have a weekly reminder about making myself and my household happier.
So those are some of my favorite podcasts! Are any of these your favorites? Any that aren't on my list that I need to listen too?