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Never Get Bored Again: 12 Of The Best Podcasts Of 2019 That You Have To Listen To!

Never Get Bored Again: 12 Of The Best Podcasts Of 2019 That You Have To Listen To!

I’ll be honest, I only recently hopped on to the podcasts bandwagon. After being recommended one on the Second World War, I tried to research more on podcasts and slowly I started diving deeper into this world. Soon I was always plugged in with some or the other podcast playing in my ears. Whether I was cleaning my room, doing laundry, stuck in a jam, or just when I was bored- podcasts came to the rescue. I started downloading episodes ranging from history and science to dating and health to get a different perspective on things. And guess what, they’ve really helped. Not only have I heard opinions of doctors and professionals, but I have also listened to regular people’s struggles with daily life and it has been extremely enlightening. 

So now that the year is coming to an end, here are some of the most popular podcast of 2019.

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    Best True Crime Podcasts You Have To Listen To

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    True crime is one genre that I feel a movie or a show just doesn’t do justice to and is best enjoyed on a podcast. People can produce podcasts on true crime on a tight budget. Listeners go deep on cases, form their own theories and get so immersed that they’re forced to listen on. The best podcasts of 2019 from this genre are ones which are well-rounded and comment on the society at large and why something like this happened in the first place. Here are some of them:

    The Killing Of Marilyn Monroe

    This podcast has 12 episodes and has been made by the same team that made the popular podcast Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood. It talks about Marilyn Monroe’s early days as Norma Jean right up to the time she lost her life mysteriously which was ruled a “probable suicide.” It discusses sex, power, corruption and lies that led the powerful men in America to silence Marilyn Monroe forever.
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    Daina: Case Solved

    Another podcast by the producers of Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood, comes a podcast on the tragic death of Princess Diana in 1997. Diana: Case Solved is a 12-part series that deep dives and Detective-Sergeant Colin McLaren who had investigated into the beloved princess’ death all those years ago returns to the scene. He looks into the conspiracy theories that still revolve around what exactly happened that day.
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    The Missing Cryptoqueen

    Dr Ruja Ignatova was a glamorous ‘cryptoqueen’ who promised investors a whole new life with her cryptocurrency OneCoin. This was supposedly where a new financial revolution was supposed to take place. It was poised to become the new Bitcoin and turn investors into millionaires. However, it was realised that it was actually a glorified pyramid scheme. This has been seen as one of the biggest cryptocurrency scams ever. When secret warrants were issued for the arrests of the founders, Dr Ruja disappeared. She hasn’t been seen since.
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    Gangster Capitalism

    Made by the award-winning documentarian, Andrew Jenks, Gangster Capitalism Season 1 focuses on the 2019 college admissions scandal in the United States. It digs deep into what happened, people who pleaded guilty and how the entire captivating scam worked in the top educational institutions of the country.
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    Dating Podcasts Talking About Love In A Generation Obsessed With Swiping

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    Dating and cultural podcasts help us navigate the constantly changing waters of this world. Right now a particular thing is trending on the internet and the other second, something new has come up. To help us feel less alone in the world of dating and to understand how others deal with relationship problems, dating and cultural podcasts really help. 

    Desi Outsiders

    This is a podcast by two young Indian women who want to explain things to their parents in a typical Indian household. It has been designed to open the conversation about relationships, dating, education and feminism in Indian homes. Meenal is a desi raised out of India in a traditional family whereas Ankita has been raised in India in a more liberal home. Together they bring a different cultural perspective that makes you think.
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    Dating Kinda Sucks

    The name of the podcast itself shows how it is going to be overall and what it's going to touch upon. The vibe is honest and nobody minces their words. Dating is being looked at in 2019 from the perspective of a man and a woman who are out there in the real world. Sarah has never truly been in love and Adam is divorced and together they’re trying to find ‘the one’ or maybe just ‘someone’. They talk about things like how to maturely break up with your partner, being out of someone’s league and also how to deal with creepy men.
    Listen to it here

    Swipe Out

    The podcast host, Alix sets out to make a series about going on 34 first dates- the good, the bad and the super awkward. She shares the experience of the whole thing and actually ended up meeting her boyfriend through the process. You’ll cringe, you’ll cry and you’ll also get a lot of hope. Everyone has terrible first date experiences and you’re not alone.
    Listen to it here

    Health Podcasts To Add To Your List For Wholesome Betterment

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    If you’re suffering from a lifestyle illness like diabetes or PCOD, you aren’t alone. Sometimes these things seem so huge and isolating that it's nice to listen to a doctor or another patient going through a similar experience. This also extends to mental health and wellness for a wholesome happy and healthy you.

    Feel Better, Live More

    Dr Rangan Chatterjee from BBC’s Doctor In The House talks about what he has learned after more than fifteen years of working with doctors and researchers. He knows a lot about healthcare and has attempted to uncover common health myths that we all ought to know. It will open your mind to the functioning of your body and take you to a state of awareness.
    Listen to it here

    Stuff Mom Never Told You

    This podcast is an essential listen for all women who are still bewildered about their bodily functioning and health. Somehow, studies on women’s health are very limited. How exactly does estrogen work? Does the morning-after pill lead to infertility? All these questions are answered and so many more. Hosts Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin research about the stigma around infertility and STD testing. 
    Listen to it here

    The Hilarious World Of Depression

    This podcast has topped the charts for health and lifestyle podcasts thanks to its take on mental health. It has been described as part comedy, part therapy and also talks about what it is like to suffer from depression. It has been created by public radio host John Moe and it connects depression with humour and features Hollywood biggies like Mara Wilson and Neko Case. It is a part of a campaign to reduce the stigma around mental health. The producers, hosts and guests on the show are very open about everything mental health-related and make it known that we need to talk about it.
    Listen to it here

    Educational Podcasts Of 2019 For The Curious Soul

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    There are so many things we are interested in and obviously they vary from person to person. Some love history and governance while others are more into science and engineering. Podcasts are a great way of getting in-depth knowledge on a topic that you enjoy listening to and also things you haven’t heard of yet. Listening to experts may help you expand your mind and let your curiosity get the better of you.

    99% Invisible

    These thirty-minute episodes are what you need in your life. The entire podcast highlights often overlooked aspects of design that surround us daily. It explains the complexities that go into designing everyday objects and structures we take for granted all the time. The host, Roman Mars talks about narratives in design and the far-reaching impact it has. He’s got a soothing voice and this fresh topic will make you look at the world a little differently.
    Listen to it here

    You’re Dead To Me

    This is all about making history accessible and understood by the masses. The producers of the podcast themselves describe it as history for people who don’t like history. The host Greg Jenner from Horrible Histories is joined by an expert historian to talk about a new historical figure each week. The discussion surrounds the facts of the event, misconceptions around it and everything else. They take up LGBTQ+ history, modern history and you end us grasping something new every day.
    Listen to it here

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