Well it was completely by accident but it seems this week is a Liz Best themed week, with all hosts recommending podcasts right up Liz'a alley. Zane takes a dip into the true crime world with Swindled, Patrick goes behind the scenes of classic films with the Wondery Inside series, and Liz recommends amazing stories of survival with I Survivor.
Liz Recommends - I, Survivor
Liz's first podcast love was My Favorite Murder and her favourite episodes were always the ones where Karen Kilgariff retells episodes of the TV show I Survived. Welp, now there's a podcast with a very similar name called I, Survivor all about the kick-ass stories from those people who have gone through the worst and survived.
"Hosts Jenna Brister and Wagatwe Wanjuki share their stories, and those of the men and women who fought back, who won, and who live rising above the trauma of their experiences."
For both: Pick an ep with a story you like the sound of, they have pretty good descriptive titles and blurbs.
Pat Recommends - Inside Star Wars
'It was made on a shoestring and dumped into a handful of movie theaters back in 1977. And then it changed the world.' This one's from Wondery, so you know it's good. This tells the story of how this cultural touchstone was made. All the behind the scenes stuff you'd heard about, all the juicy titbits, and then some. Created, written, and hosted by Mark Ramsay, this is part of a larger 'Inside' series from the man, and they're all of the same format and calibre.
For Zane & Liz - 'Inside' what you will. Star Wars, Jaws, Psycho, or The Exorcist
Zane Recommends - Swindled
What!? Can it be? Zane is bringing a true crime podcast to the table!? Indeed he is! But this true crime podcast is the best kind of true crime podcast, one with very little blood and guts.
Swindled is a podcast that utilizes narrative storytelling, archival audio, and immersive soundscapes to tell true stories of white-collar criminals, con artists, and corporate evil.
The anonymous host, using “A Concerned Citizen” as his moniker, recounts tales of real life, financially motivated crimes including embezzlements, frauds, Ponzi schemes, environmental disasters, corporate negligence, corruption, and more.
For Pat: The Sting
For Liz: The Psychic