If you've got a long list of projects to do around the house or cleaning to catch up on over the long weekend, you're going to need some new podcasts to listen to. Here are five options you can binge while finally re-upholstering that hand-me-down chaise lounge chair or even just washing the dishes after your Memorial Day cookout.
True crime is not my go-to because I really love sleep, but a million of my girl friends swear by My Favorite Murder. If you're a murderino in search of a companion piece, look no further than True Crime Garage. I like them because they do a ton of research, they're funny, and they're based in my own Columbus, Ohio. I just started listening, but I'd recommend starting with their 100th episode, which gives an overview of their top 10 unsolved missing persons cases. That gave me a great launching point for what to listen to next, and I will not rest until I find out what happened to Brian Shaffer, you guys.
I'm a little behind on season three, but I consider myself lucky because this podcast makes for a great binge listen. Each episode is recorded live in Brooklyn with co-hosts Phoebe Robinson (Sooo Many White Guys host, Broad City writer) and Jessica Williams (The Daily Show). They catch up and hang out in between sets by your favorite comedians, so one episode can easily, wonderfully blur into the next. If you're traveling over the long weekend, queue up a bunch of episodes of 2 Dope Queens and laugh the whole way.
Two BFFs in Portland, Ricky and Maria talk about the movies and TV they've been watching, the music they've been listening to, and what new celebrity memoirs they've been reading. Each episode comes with a strong admonishment to someone who said or did something dumb in the media that week (the weekly "How Dare You"), but also a pop culture recommendation (or, an "I Dare You"). After one episode you'll feel like you're hanging out with them in the Rose City, gabbing about what the critics got wrong about all your favorite early-aughts romantic comedies.
Andrea Silenzi interviews fascinating people of all different backgrounds about relationships and dating for this great Panoply show. Every episode has something interesting to share, but #8, How Will I Know, brought me to tears in my kitchen. Start there! I strongly suspect this podcast is especially cathartic if you've recently gone through a breakup, but regardless of your current relationship status, it's a super entertaining show.
This has been around a while, but it's new to me. Host Jamie Morton discovered that his dad wrote an erotic novel, and this podcast consists of him and his friends reading it, chapter by chapter. It's hysterical, and this podcast's content is especially great because the three readers have awesome English accents. This is a great binge listen, and you can download the book(s) too if you want to read along.
Happy listening! Don't forget the sunscreen along with your earbuds!