I Hate True Crime But Here Are My Favorite Podcasts

Podcasts have been around for a while but they’re only now starting to pick up popularity in the mainstream populace. Like, at least once a week someone I’m related to or went to high school with posts a Facebook status that says something like, “Comment podcast recommendations below!” The problem with these podcast recommendations is that they are overwhelmingly true crime pods. In fact, some people even say “I like true crime!” to guide people’s recommendations. Sometimes I think Facebook locals think podcasts have only one genre and that is true crime. For me, however, true crime is overdone and boring so I’m here to share with you some of my favorite podcasts.

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The (Happy) People v. The (Unhappy) People: A Defense for Those Of Us Who Are Already Listening to Christmas Music

It seems as though every year we start listening to Christmas music earlier and earlier. In the beginning it was December 1st, then we backed up to the day after Thanksgiving, then November 1st, and then brace yourself…some of us actually start listening before Halloween. I know, the horror! But what has caused this change? What’s behind the Christmas craze? And why are some people so against it?

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A Definitive Ranking of my Favorite 80s and 90s Rom-Com/Cult Classics

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1.) Drive Me Crazy (1999)

I don’t know how much more praise I can give one movie. If you follow me on Twitter (@literallyrachel), you inevitably know how much I love this movie considering the many tweets I have about it. Many of these tweets pertain to the main character, the love of my life, Chase Hammond, played by the ever-gorgeous Adrian Grenier along side co-star Melissa Hart of Sabrina fame. This movie is a combination of my favorite things: nerdy/alternative guys receiving a hot makeover (Chase was always hot tho); the “girl next door” feel; and a beautiful combination of what makes 90s movies so great—trying on clothes montages and a pop punk girl band playing at a high school centennial. I love you, Chase Hammond.

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