What Podcast Boss is Listening To

I listen to podcasts. No really, I listen to a LOT of podcasts. I listen to so many podcasts, I've stopped asking people for recommendations. I've probably heard already it. This fact has earned me the nickname "Podcast Boss" among my friends. Occasionally people ask me a for a general recommendation or a list of what I listen to. This is that list. I'll update it as I find new favorites, or if a questionable ending knocks something off my recommendations list (I'm looking at you, Missing Richard Simmons and The Black Tapes.) Is one of your favorites missing from my list? Comment! I'd love to chat about what I thought or try something new.



Proof to Product
Tradeshow Bootcamp's podcast, talking to owners of product-based businesses (I appear on episode 5)

From Maker to Manufacturing 
A maker, talking to other makers about their journey and growth (I appear on episode 10)

Productivity Paradox
Super helpful productivity concepts and tips from someone who doesn't make you feel judged


My favorite podcast - a PNW themed mystery that encompasses topics of history, faith, dread, and hope

Another fun mystery podcast from the creators of Tanis - this one about a far reaching game and gathering in some pop culture elements

36 Questions
A musical fiction podcast that made me ugly cry

The Big Loop
A series of short stories that are weird and wonderful - also makes me ugly cry

The Bright Sessions
The adventures of a therapist for people with superpowers

The Disappearance Podcast
A weird and winding mystery that confused and intrigued me enough to keep listening

Showcase: The Polybius Conspiracy
Was not marketed as fiction, but was SO GOOD that I don't care whether or not it was all true


Family Ghosts
Sweet and sad and haunting stories of family life and our personal histories

A funny and delightful deep dive into the world of HGTV shows

This American Life
Favorite Episodes: “The House on Loon Lake” and “The Ghost of Bobby Dunbar” 

Reply All
Markets itself as a podcast about the internet, but shares stories that are so much more than that

A giant life, lived in a small town - rough and sad and beautiful

I loved the episodes "True You," "Future Self" and "The Culture Inside" - important conversations about identity, race, and more

The Hilarious World of Depression
Talking to comedians about their experience with depression and anxiety

Will You Accept This Rose
Recapping and making hilarity out of the Bachelor franchise


Slow Burn
Nothing is new under the sun. Why doesn't that make me feel better?

Pod Save America
"A political podcast for people not yet ready to give up or go insane."

Nerd Farmer Podcast
A great podcast from a truly great human being - local to the Seattle/Tacoma area, features conversations about education, politics, race, and everything in between

The Pope's Lon Con
A wild ride that I WISH was fiction

True Crime

Crime Writers On
The true crime podcast book club I've always wanted in real life

True Crime Obsessed
The true crime podcast book club I'd have if my friends were SO FUNNY IT HURTS

Missing Maura Murray
If I had to choose one unsolved mystery to know the answer to, it's this one

My Favorite Murder
Come for the gasps and shocked responses of two friends telling each other murder stories, stay for the transparent conversations about mental health

The podcast that put true crime podcasts on the map

In the Dark
While unsolved mysteries are intriguing, seeing how a solved case gets solved (and how it could have been solved so much sooner) is both shocking and sad

A podcast about cults with delightful Australian accents and catchy transition music

Dirty John
A paperback thriller of a podcast

A podcast that consistently turns the idea of who and what we consider to be "criminal" upside down

Done Disappeared
A goofy but on point satire about the true crime genre 

Ear Hustle
Incredible, humanizing stories about life inside San Quentin prison

The Grift
Big stories about the people who get away with it

Heaven's Gate
A series about the infamous group that humanizes everyone involved


Good Christian Fun
Dives into the weird world of Christian pop culture (hilarity ensues) but also manages to stumble into truly meaningful conversations about growing up in church, and struggling to find faith for oneself 

Bad Christian Podcast
Rough, honest conversations about faith and church with people who aren't afraid to ask every question

Truth's Table
A thoughtful, soulful, podcast on faith and culture hosted by 3 incredible black women

The Shauna Niequist Podcast
I love Shauna's books and her podcast conversations are helpful and encouraging as well

For the Love with Jen Hatmaker
Her recent episode with Emily Ley was really encouraging to me


Nos Audietis
The foremost Sounders podcast

Locked on Sounders
Dave's wisdom about both soccer and life are worth listening to

The Cooligans
Covers all of MLS, and looks for the funny in everything