I am no stranger to long subway commutes from Brooklyn to Manhattan. The only way to drown out the commute ruckus is an engrossing Podcast. So, I’ve rounded out my faves below. If you have any recommendations, please DM me @ChoupetteSocialGirl.
Dirty John – By now you know about Dirty John because of the latest hit TV show spinoff but many don’t know it started as a Podcast. Dirty John is an investigative journalism podcast reporting on the life of John Meehan, an alleged con artist and sociopath.
Generation Why – The Generation Why Podcast released its first episode in 2012 and pioneered the true crime genre in the podcasting world. Two friends, Aaron & Justin, break down theories and give their opinions on unsolved murders, controversies, mysteries and conspiracies.
Serial Killers – Every Monday, Serial Killers takes a psychological and entertaining approach to provide a rare glimpse into the mind, methods and madness of the most notorious serial killers with the hopes of better understanding their psychological profile.
Cults – Mystery. Manipulation. Murder. Cults are associated with all of these. But what really goes on inside a cult? More specifically, what goes on inside the minds of people who join cults and leaders who start them? Every Tuesday, Greg and Vanessa (co-hosts of the podcast Serial Killers) explore the history and psychology behind the most notorious cults.
Young Charlie – How did Charles Manson become an evil, cunning monster? In this groundbreaking 6-part series, host Tracy Pattin is joined by internationally acclaimed actor Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don’t Breathe) to take listeners on a unique journey, investigating Manson’s unlikely path from his troubled childhood in rural West Virginia to the night he sent his out his followers to commit the most infamous crime in Hollywood history.
Up and Vanished – Season 1 of Up and Vanished explored the 2005 disappearance of beauty queen and high school teacher Tara Grinstead in Ocilla, Georgia. As the people of Ocilla began talking about the case again, new leads and stories emerged. In February 2017, the GBI arrested two suspects for Grinstead’s murder. Up and Vanished will continue to provide updates on this no-longer-cold case as the criminal trial proceeds in 2018.
Serial – Serial is a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial tells one story — a true story — over the course of a season. Serial has won every major award for broadcasting, including the duPont-Columbia, Scripps Howard, Edward R. Murrow, and the first-ever Peabody awarded to a podcast.
Beauty Full Lives – Beauty Full Lives with Madeleine Spencer is a podcast exploring the relationship we have with beauty and the emotions that both products and our reflections evoke. Each week, a guest will discuss their life through the lens of beauty, touching on the rituals that have had resonance or a connection to key moments in their life.
The Emma Guns Show – On The Emma Guns Show, journalist and broadcaster Emma Gunavardhana gets deep and meaningful with experts from the health, wellness and beauty fields. In each episode you’ll hear in-depth conversations with everyone from Pixiwoo’s Sam and Nic, Michelle Visage, Gretchen Rubin, Iskra Lawrence and Elizabeth Hurley. It’s a relaxed hour of chat that’s not afraid to tackle complex topics such as mental health, depression and anxiety or unpick the failures, challenges and set-backs that ultimately steered guests towards success. Each show is designed to leave you feeling entertained, informed and inspired.
Fat Mascara – Hosts (and friends) Jessica Matlin and Jennifer Goldstein bring you the big, juicy, world of beauty on their award-winning weekly podcast. With day jobs as beauty editors, Jess & Jenn are plugged in to the industry’s latest news and share their inside access along with candid stories of their beauty adventures, from celebrity interviews and freaky new facials to miracle products and epic beauty fails. Each week, they also get advice from their favorite people in the beauty business, including influencers (Olivia Wilde, Miranda Kerr, Jaclyn Hill, Emily Weiss, Kat Von D, Christian Louboutin, Bianca Del Rio, Patrick Starrr), makeup artists (Mario Dedivanovic, Lucia Pica, Sir John, Charlotte Tilbury, Bobbi Brown), hair stylists (Serge Normant, Jawara, Orlando Pita, Ursula Stephen, Frederic Fekkai), and other industry experts like dermatologists, colorists, manicurists, perfumers, and more.
The Beauty Brains – Skip the fluff because this beauty podcast is the real, hard-hitting scientific truth about the industry. You’ll get answers to all your burning beauty questions straight from real scientists.
At Home With… – At Home With… is the podcast series that’s part Through The Keyhole and part having a good ol’ catch-up on the sofa with your mates, brought to you by online content creators Lily Pebbles and Anna Newton. The two seasons of their chart-topping podcast see them interview a whole bevy of guests in the comfort of their own home; from trying Kombucha homemade by beauty industry royalty Liz Earle in her kitchen, to delving into Jo Elvin’s wardrobe – they really get stuck in. Want to hear them talk to cool women, who are doing cool s**t? Join them At Home With…
Full Coverage – Full Coverage is a podcast hosted by professional make up artist, Harriet Hadfield and “unprofessional” beauty junkie, Lindsey Keli. Every episode, they discuss the latest launches, cult favorites, and industry news. They also interview key professionals and give you a keep into what;s inside their personal make up bags.
Breaking Beauty – Two longtime magazine beauty editors, Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins, chat about the breakthrough beauty products lining store shelves, and how they came to be. Each month, we talk to the industry’s most genius founders, and find out how they broke into the biz, with a little beauty idea that blew up into a million-dollar success story. Find out which products beauty editors and insiders really hoard, while hearing the struggles and successes behind the world’s buzziest beauty brands.