Smörgåsbord IV

I like cooler weather, but September has been really all over the place in Chicago between the thunderstorms, humidity and overcast clouds. Not exactly what I was hoping for post Labor Day. It does lead me to believe that I could be a meteorologist for one of Chicago's news stations because apparently, you don't need… Continue reading Smörgåsbord IV

Forgotten Crime of the Century: Part I

For all of you true crime fiends, armchair detectives, Wikipedia mongers, and amateur researches, I wanted to start a series presenting a "Crime of the Century" that you maybe haven't heard of. Even though I find "mainstream" cases like Jack the Ripper, the Lingbergh baby, Ted Bundy, the Manson Family Murders, the Valentine's Day Massacre, the Unabomber,… Continue reading Forgotten Crime of the Century: Part I

The Wonderland Murders

Hello chickens! I finally have a podcast that is not only active, but is only three episodes in that I can share and heartily recommend to you! You don't have to be a true crime lover like me to enjoy and immediately subscribe to The Wonderland Murders! This is produced by Wonderly and Hollywood & Crime. I was… Continue reading The Wonderland Murders

Up and Vanished

Up and Vanished is another true crime podcast I recently discovered and I'm binging on it big time. I'd argue that it's even better than Serial. My recommendation is to listen from the beginning and refrain from doing any internet search on the case, as there are major developments that deviate from the initial path the podcast… Continue reading Up and Vanished

The Golden State Killer

Many of you have seen the news and my god was this a doozy! The Golden State Killer, aka the East Area Rapist, Original Night Stalker, and other monikers, was actually identified, arrested, and brought into police custody yesterday! Now, I don't want to pretend I've heavily studied this case, because I haven't. That said,… Continue reading The Golden State Killer

S-Town

S-Town. A podcast from Serial and This American Life. Hosted by Brian Reed. Seven chapters that I finished listening to yesterday with each episode lasting an hour, give or take. Midway through, I was already raving to anyone that would listen that this was the next investigative journalism triumph and I couldn't wait for the… Continue reading S-Town

The Pursuit of Balance

I can be extremely productive, engaged, and motivated. Whether it's closing a deal at work, having a lightening bolt of creative inspiration for this very blog, or even doing laundry, it feels good to experience the positive payoffs for exerting time and energy on something. Achieving goals literally releases a rush of dopamine and you… Continue reading The Pursuit of Balance

Whimsically Volatile

New podcast alert! And surprise; it isn't true crime related. "Whimsically Volatile" is a podcast hosted by one of my favorite drag queens, Katya Zamolodchikova (Brian McCook) and Craig MacNeil, his longtime friend from Boston as well as director, producer, DJ, etc. I discovered Katya not from RuPaul's Drag Race Season 7 or All Stars 2, which made… Continue reading Whimsically Volatile

Smörgåsbord

Today we're going with a different format. Instead of one topic, I'm going to ruminate, discuss, and mention things that I'm thinking about that I want to share with you! My dear friend, Kylie: thank you SO much for recommending the podcast, "Dirty John". I am listening to episode #3 as I write and I… Continue reading Smörgåsbord