Walking Playlist: Podcast Edition

Centennial Park

After my injury, I gave up on running and started walking when I could. Centennial Park is my go-to walking spot in Nashville. To easily pass the time, I listen to podcasts on my walks. If you’re in the market for some new podcasts, here are some of my favorites.

Serial: I find Sarah Koenig’s voice extremely relaxing for some reason. The creators of this American Life created the Serial podcast and Season 1 followed the Adnan Syed case. This case hits particularly close to home because I grew up about 20 minutes from where this murder happened. The podcast leaves you in a constant state of, “He’s innocent! No,he’s guilty!” The most recent season followed the Bowe Bergdahl case which was equally as interesting.

Undisclosed: The State Vs. Adnan Syed: I was pretty depressed when Serial’s coverage of Adnan Syed ended. I stumbled upon the Undisclosed podcast to get my fix. The podcast is more of a legal look at the case, but provides a lot of good information from three lawyers who have/were intimately involved with the case. To be candid, I don’t think it is as good as Serial, but it will satisfy your depression once you finish Serial.

Myths and Legends: In college, my favorite elective was Greek and Roman Mythology. This podcast is a great retelling of many stories you will remember as kid and some you have never heard of. The podcast covers everything from Greek mythology to some of the famous Disney stories that we are all familiar with. They are a little over a half hour long making them great for a quick walk around the park. For all the men out there, my husband loves this podcast as well!

10% Happier with Dan Harris: I picked up the “10% Happier” book by Dan Harris a few months ago. The book was excellent and I have really enjoyed listening to his podcast. On the podcast he interviews a variety of people on their experiences with either meditation or mindfulness. So far, the most interesting one I have listened to was his interview with Rivers Cuomo. The Weezer frontman has been meditated since he was a kid and still finds time to meditate over an hour a day! #lifegoals

Guys we F*****: I was very skeptical of this podcast when a friend suggested it to me about a year ago. Quite frankly, it did not seem like something I would be interested in, but I gave it a try anyway. The podcast is done by comedians, Krystyna Hutchinson and Corinne Fisher, from New York City. Almost every episode discusses a sexual escapade by one of the girls. Be warned this is an EXTREMELY graphic podcast. Personally, I found the first year of the podcast to be hysterically funny. I like that it provides a safe space for women to discuss what is often considered taboo topics. I listened to about a year’s worth of podcast and have since deleted it from my feed. If you haven’t listened to it yet, I would recommend trying it out. If you can handle it, great, if not, delete it.

I’m in the market for new walking podcasts, any suggestions?

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