Tuesday Ten: Podcasts

Tuesday Ten: Podcasts

You’ve probably read the data: without a commute during mandated stay-at-home orders in March, listenership of podcasts tumbled. But new data (as of April 22), indicates global podcast listens have increased by 42% and European listens are up by 53%.

Today, I thought I would share my top ten podcast recommendations, including those I listen to daily and some serials I’ve loved from back in the day. Do you have a fave I missed? Share it with me in the comments or slide into my DMs on IG or Twitter.

(BTW, I really like true crime.)

Up First

Daily news podcast by NPR providing a brief overview of news items for the day.

My Favorite Murder

Each week, Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark select a true crime story to recount and discuss.

Crime Junkie

Another weekly true crime podcast.

Unravel True Crime: Snowball (S4)

Kiwi-born Ollie Wards chronicles how his brother’s whirlwind romance with a charismatic Californian con woman ultimately cost his family more than a million dollars. The seven-episode series goes from a sleepy suburban New Zealand to the UK and the US.

The Teacher’s Pet

A 2018 Australian crime podcast that investigated the disappearance of Lynette Dawson. The podcast is on hiatus (and temporarily unavailable in Australia), pending Chris Dawson’s trial for the murder of Lynette.

You Must Remember This

  • Charles Manson’s Hollywood (E44-55)
  • MGM Stories (E56-70)

You Must Remember This is a storytelling podcast exploring the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century.

Uncover: Satanic Panic (S6)

In the ’80s, Satanic cults were believed to be preying on kids, terrorizing them in dark rituals. There were horrifying allegations. Criminal trials. Lives torn apart. Yet, no solid proof. The podcast unravels what happened.

The Inquiry

I moved The Inquiry up from my Honorable Mentions list because their coverage of the the novel coronavirus has been superb and should be required listening.

The Inquiry gets beyond the headlines to explore the trends, forces and ideas shaping the world with one question and four expert witnesses.

Dr. Death

Christopher Daniel Duntsch is a former neurosurgeon who has been nicknamed Dr. Death for gross malpractice resulting in the death and maiming of 33 patients while working at hospitals in Dallas-Fort Worth.

The podcast is being made into a crime drama TV series with Jamie Dornan, Alec Baldwin, and Christian Slater.

Dirty John

Debra Newell is a successful interior designer. She meets John Meehan, a handsome man who seems to check all the boxes: attentive, available, just back from a year in Iraq with Doctors Without Borders. But her family doesn’t like John, and they get entangled in an increasingly complex web of love, deception, forgiveness, denial, and ultimately, survival.

The podcast was made into a crime drama TV series with Connie Britton and Eric Bana.

Honorable mentions


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Tuesday Ten: Pride Capsule Collections

Tuesday Ten: Pride Capsule Collections

It’s #PrideMonth all over the country, as well as the world. And you know what that means — brands are cashing in and launching limited-edition rainbow design collections.

Here’s a look as some of my personal favourites.

Todd Snyder New York x Champion

20% of sales will be donated to the National Park Foundation to support Stonewall National Monument.


GLAAD has teamed up with ASOS and 100% of the proceeds from the ASOSxGLAAD collection will be donated to support GLAAD’s culture changing work.

American Eagle x It Gets Better

100% of sales from American Eagle’s 2019 Pride collection will benefit the It Gets Better Project.


For this year’s Pride, 10% of the global sales price from this collection will support the work of the United Nations’ Free & Equal campaign.


Gap + Pride Collection will done 15% of sales to the United Nations Foundation in support of the UN Free & Equal Campaign for LGBTI equality.


Express will donate 25% of the net income to GLAAD to accelerate acceptance for the LGBTQ+ community.


10% from each sale will be donated between two amazing pride charities: OutRight Action International and LGBT foundation.

Original Penguin

Original Penguin Pride collection supports ALL OUT, a global movement for love and equality.


Up to $25,000 in proceeds from the Pride Collection will be donated to GLSEN.

Parke & Ronen


Do you have a fave I missed? Share it with me in the comments or slide into my DMs on IG or Twitter.

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Tuesday Ten: Swim Trunks

Tuesday Ten: Swim Trunks

Have you been inundated with swim truck ad emails? I have, which tells me one thing → the summer fashion show is about to be in full swing.

I like to build an outfit around my swimwear, which is why I go for something with style, but will also fit my body type. A good rule of thumb for all: solid colour trunks in dark neutrals have the most potential to pair with any linen button-down shirt to elevate your look for dinner, but also mix perfectly with a graphic tee or polo. Prints can be a little tricky, but they definitely show your personality.

I’ve sourced some of my favourite swimsuits (or is it bathing suits?) in a range of prices ($14.99–$490) and styles.

Goodfellow & Co x Target Colorblock Swim Trunk ($14.99)

boohooMAN Stripe Swim Short ($15.40)

Farah Colbert Tribal Scribble Swim Short ($46.72)

PacSun Boardies On Board Swim Trunk ($69.95)

2(X)IST Ibiza Swim Short ($75)

Ted Baker Planktn Swim Short ($95)

Mack Weldon Board Short ($98)

Paul Smith Swim Trunks ($150)

charlie Resort Short ($165)

Thom Browne Long-length Swim Short ($490)

Do you have a fave I missed? Share it with me in the comments or slide into my DMs on IG or Twitter.

PS: Be sure to check back soon for a post about everything in my summer tote.

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Tuesday Ten: My Autumn Essentials

Tuesday Ten: My Autumn Essentials

Autumn is in full swing and with it, I feel just a little happier. From pumpkin spice lattes to leaves turning beautiful shades of red and gold, it’s time to dust off those cardigans and take a stroll down an old cobblestone footpath. To celebrate my favourite season, here’s a look at ten of my autumn essentials.

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Tuesday Ten: Personal Property Auction of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

Tuesday Ten: Personal Property Auction of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

A few weeks back on a Friday Favourites post, my favourite laugh was a humorous inscription from Carrie Fisher being sold in this month’s auction from Profiles in History, The Personal Property Auction of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.

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Tuesday Ten: Essential Degrassi: The Next Generation Episodes

Tuesday Ten: Essential Degrassi: The Next Generation Episodes

It all started with The Kids of Degrassi Street in the 1980s, then Degrassi Junior High, next Degrassi High and finally, the series millennials know most well, Degrassi: The Next Generation (renamed simply as Degrassi in season 10). Now, after thirty years, it’s time to say goodbye. Degrassi officially wraps on Friday, 31 July 2015 after 14 seasons. To bid farewell, I have compiled my list of 10 essential episodes from seasons 1 through 8. (You’ll find out why I stopped there when you read on.)

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