I finally listened to Dirty John, and it was a quick listen. It was very good, and now Dave is listening to it! I know a lot of you are probably into podcasts too. Of course Dave, Steve and I all have our own podcasts, but I found these that I think look really good!
First is West Cork. It hits Audible 2/8.
It's a true-crime podcast, from creators Jennifer Forde and Sam Bungey, that plunges listeners into a remote, idyllic Irish town in 1996, in the aftermath of the infamous murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, a 39-year-old French film producer. Du Plantier was found dead at her vacation home near the village of Schull in West Cork just a few days before Christmas, laid out in front of her driveway in the most gruesome, mysterious fashion imaginable.
Forde, a TV producer, and Bungey, a print journalist, have spent years interviewing locals in the community — including, most extensively, the main suspect at the center of it all, a perplexing fellow who only makes the case that much richer. (They’re keeping the suspect’s identity under wraps for now.) What unfolds in this addictive 13-episode series is not just an investigation of a crime that has remained in the Irish headlines for decades, but a portrait of a strange little town seemingly permanently scarred by it.
Steve and my BF, Jake spend SO much time on Reddit, and I often feel like I have no idea what they're talking about. This podcast might help! Endless Thread from NPR is hosted by Ben Brock Johnson. It delves into Reddit's vast communities to explore some of the most compelling stories the Internet has to offer, including revelations about our shared experience and powerful, personal stories.
The last one I want to check out is Atlanta Monster by HowStuffWorks. From the producers of Up and Vanished, Tenderfoot TV and HowStuffWorks present, ‘Atlanta Monster.’ This true crime podcast tells the story of one of the city’s darkest secrets, The Atlanta Child Murders. Nearly 40 years after these horrific crimes, many questions still remain. Host Payne Lindsey aims to find truth and provide closure, reexamining the disappearance and murder of over 25 African American children and young adults.