Monday, June 4, 2018

Deanna Listens: The Last Podcast on The Left

Deanna Listens is a monthly feature on the first Monday of every month...err sometimes when I remember to do it, I created to showcase some of my favorite podcasts. Today I am talking about a true crime/ comedy podcast that I have been a listener to for a long time. No it's not My Favorite Murder, I already discussed them! Today I am talking about the trio from Last Podcast on The Left!

Full disclosure, I had an old coworker recommend this to me, and I added it to my subscriptions on Itunes and then just NEVER listened to them because I am the actual WORST!

But! Then they were on a live episode of MFM telling their hometown murders so I finally started listening to them. LPOTL is a true crime podcast, but they also talk about cults, aliens, all sorts of conspiracy theories and even do Listener Creepy Pastas every once in a while. They are insanely well researched in whatever topic they are talking about, but one of my favorite things about it is all the batshit crazy voices Henry does on it. Sometimes they make him read correspondences of whomever they are talking about and he reads them in the voice he thinks makes sense. Like when he read the Jack The Ripper letters. It definitely breaks up the tension of the truly dark and disturbing things they are talking about. 

I recently had a friend ask me if I had ever heard about this podcast, to which I replied, "YES!" So naturally we had to start listening to part one of their Jonestown podcasts. Cults are truly terrifying, and this show will really show you why that is. 

They do a lot of episodes that are multiple parts, so you sometimes have to commit a bit if you want to listen to their full breakdown of something. I don't have an issue with it, but they do have some shorter series that I think you could also latch onto. They also started doing some shorter episodes they are calling "side stories" so if you have a short attention span maybe start with that. 

This is definitely a podcast that makes me laugh, when it really shouldn't. So if you enjoy dark humor and true crime, I recommend this one. 

Happy Reads Everyone!