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We love a good true crime podcast, but every now and again one comes along that completely blows us away. 

The aptly named Serial Killers podcast, part of the Parcast family, is keeping us up at night with their terrifying discussions of some of the world's most shocking crimes. 

 

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The podcast delves into a new scary murder story every Monday. 

The show, hosted by true crime enthusiasts Greg and Vanessa, covers some of the most chilling cases ever recorded. 

From the Chessboard Killer Alexander Pichushkin to the notorious Ted Bundy, the podcast explores the in-depth psychology of the criminal mind. 

 

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The hosts peel back the psychological layers, unveiling the history of the criminal, his or her motive, and the crimes themselves. 

'Serial Killers takes a psychological and entertaining approach to provide a rare glimpse into the mind, methods and madness of the most notorious serial killers with the hopes of better understanding their psychological profile,' reads the podcast description.

They even use voice actors to recreate conversations and evidence which was documented at the time of the crime. 

They also use chilling real recordings of the murderers discussing their crimes. 

If you love an in-depth, insightful divulgence of sinister crime, this is the one for you. 

You can find it on Spotify, Soundcloud, iTunes or Parcast.com. 

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There is a podcast for everything these days, but it's not too often that an independent, niche show climbs the iTunes charts or takes the top spot.

However, in the case of feminist podcast It Galz, dominating the charts is a regular occurrence. 

Run by two fine-ass feminists Jenny Claffey and Lindsay Hamilton, the women are bringing real talk and relevant listening experiences to our ears in hour long segments.

It Galz is an engaging endeavour, chipping away at the veneer of how we usually view women, be that through a prescribed interview or Instagram filter, and delving into the modern, Irish female experience.

 

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Free flowing and far from contrived, the galz, who are best friends IRL, use their own experiences to illustrate life as a woman in this country.

While their experiences are eclectic and Dublin-centric, the duo eloquently describe relatable concepts through their personal stories, and voice opinions that reflect those of the majority.

The episodes are peppered with 'she just said exactly what I've always thought!' moments, as the fierce and hilarious women explore themes such as female friendships, dating in Dublin and social media influencers, saying the things most people have never felt they could vocalise (but have always thought) about our society. 

 

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Exposing intimate details about their personal lives, the galz reflect on relationships, life lessons and house parties past.

In one of my personal favourite podcasts, Is Beauty Blogging Dead, the ladies unapologetically dissect the Irish blogging industry, and describe issues with the phenomenon in better terminology than most Gucci-belt wearing, skinny tea sipping influencers could themselves. 

'When the whole influencer thing really exploded we definitely noticed a gap in the market for ‘real talk’, Lindsay told The Daily Edge.

'That’s when I think we started to see our conversations as important and that they could help the women of Ireland today who are being fed so much false content.'

 

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Evidently opposed to the idea of creating inauthentic content, the girls seem to naturally have the knack for conceptualising relevant topics for their series, with episodes like Gal Palz which discusses the intricacies of female friendship, and Dating Talez, which ventures into the murky waters of dick pics and male entitlement. 

Though the podcast is a laugh a minute, the integral elements of educating women on their rights and reminding girls that there are fierce woman in this country who are young, edgy and not afraid to speak their minds are there. 

Also, if you're looking for a new page to follow, their Instagram is a gas bundle of 90s and 00s nostalgia throwbacks that are giving us life at the moment.

Fine-ass feminists is definitely the correct adjective to describe these women, and they encourage their listeners to embrace the term too. 

Ultimately, this new podcast has to be one of the most engaging, relevant and authentic on the Irish market right now, and if the feedback on their current episodes is anything to go by, the pair are set to go from strength to strength. 

It's high time Ireland had more women taking to the podcast podium to express themselves and project the feelings of their fellow females, and Jenny and Lindsay are doing exactly that. 

Find them on Spotify, iTunes, and Soundcloud

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If you grew up in Ireland, it's pretty likely that you were somewhat mollycoddled by your mother and family.

Did she really tell you the ins and outs of menstruation and sex, or did you have to figure a few things out for yourself?

Did she tell you about trailblazing lesbians or women in science? Some did, some didn't, but either way, the Stuff Mom Never Told You podcast is an absolute must.

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If you've never heard of it before, it comes from the absolute giant How Stuff Works. The series, presented by Cristen and Caroline, is a treasure trove of variable topics, and covers everything from social justice warriors, to wartime prostitutes, body shaming and even the history of fashion models.

So, basically, there's something for everyone.

Here are four of our favourite from the past few weeks:

Social Justice Warriors

"Can social media change the world? So-called social justice warriors, slactivists and hashtag activists think so," reads the episode description.

"In this episode, Cristen and Caroline dissect social media activism and its backlash and ponder the perils of political correctness."

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Living Dolls: A History of Fashion Modelling

"When did models begin strutting down the catwalk? 

In the episode synopsis, it says, "Cristen and Caroline size up the history of modelling and how it's influenced beauty culture at large," which is interesting to find out about.

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Were mediums the first feminists?

"What are mediums, and what did they have to do with the early suffragists? 

In this episode, you will "join Caroline and Cristen as they explore the role of women in the spiritualist movement and divine its connections to feminism in this episode."

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The Revenge Porn Wars

"Sometimes termed 'cyber rape', revenge porn refers to sexually explicit images and videos nonconsensually shared on theInternet," their website reveals.

"Cristen and Caroline chart the horrifying rise of revenge porn, why it happens, how it affects the victims and how the digital laws are evolving to criminalise it."

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So while we might feel like absolute creeps loving murder podcasts, it's one of our favourite hobbies.

Seriously, if anyone saw our YouTube suggestions they'd think we were plotting something sinister. 

Here are a few of our favourite true-crime podcasts, listen at your own risk: 

6. Real Crime Profile 

The amazing and eery thing about this particular podcast is that involves people who really know what they're talking about when it comes to true crime. 

The podcast features Jim Clemente, a former FBI profiler, Laura Richards, formerly of New Scotland Yards, who is now the Founder and Director of Paladin, the National Stalking Advocacy Service, and Lisa Zambetti, who is the casting director for CBS' Criminal Minds.

The team profile behaviour from real criminal cases to chilling effect. 

5. They Walk Among Us

To sum this one up, They Walk Among Us is a bi-weekly UK true crime podcast that covers a broad range of cases.

Headed up by Benjamin and Rosie, the pair divulge the details of strange and surreal cases, and focuses on UK-based crimes.

As well as laying out the facts, this podcast also brings the crimes full circle, giving details on the criminals and where they are now. It's pretty unsettling stuff. 

4. Casefile True Crime

With a description like "fact is scarier than fiction," you know this series is going to be good. 

The narrator calmly and creepily tells stories of devastating Australian crimes, and we're totally hooked.

Sometimes, in cases where the culprit avoids detection, the narrator speculates on potential theories about whop could have committed the crime. It's quite literally thrilling.

3. Unsolved Murders : True Crime Stories

Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories is a riveting podcast drama that delves into the mystery of true cold cases and unsolved murders.

The podcast reexamines old cases and explores the unsolved in the spookiest and most engaging manner. 

2. Untold

Untold is unique, as unlike many of these podcasts, it examines only one murder. 

The podcast probes the brutal murder of private eye Daniel Morgan in 1987, a case which is one of the most investigated but unsolved in British criminal history.

Another eery aspect of this podcast is that it is headed up by none other than Daniel Morgan's brother Alastair Morgan, along with Peter Dukes. 

1. Actual Innocence

This podcast is unique, as while it focuses on true crime, it is specifically interested in those who have been wrongfully convicted of those crimes.

"Each episode will introduce an exonerated person and the story of how the criminal justice system failed them," the site explains.

If there is anything scarier than being sentenced to life for a crime you didn't commit, we have yet to hear it. 

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Well, we’re only mildly disappointed after Kimmy K let us in on one of her parenting plans for her second child.

Anyone who was hoping for some real navigational inspired names is going to be a little let down.

Despite popular opinion (or blatant speculation), Kim has confirmed she will not be naming her second child along the same theme as little North West.

 

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Speaking on Shaquille O’Neal’s The Big Podcast yesterday, the 34-year old reality TV star said that if she were to name her second child South it would be the “stupidest” idea ever. Harsh, it was just a suggestion.

Kim says she’s been asked about the name “hundreds of times,” but she considers it “the stupidest question, no disrespect to you.” None taken Kim, trust us.

 

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She did however confirm that while she believes North is the better name and she doesn’t want to “try and duplicate that with like a lower direction,” she and Kanye aren’t exactly considering names like John or Michael.

So fans of Kim and Kanye can expect something a little more fresh and original. We expect nothing less from the stylish twosome.

We can only imagine what kind of unique name older sister to-be North will be suggesting.

 

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Kim and husband Kanye, 38, are expecting a baby boy in December.

All eyes are on the star’s maternity style after having previously said she’s going to be making changes to both her health and wardrobe choices this time around.

Just this weekend she was spotted taking little North to the cinema in Calabasas wearing a figure-hugging maroon maxi dress, which has got the tabloids all worked up over the supposed first signs of her baby bump. 

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