Sister introduced me to a new podcast and it is safe to say that I’m obsessed. Up and Vanished is an investigative podcast exploring the unsolved disappearance of Georgia beauty queen and high school teacher, Tara Grinstead. Host Payne Lindsey examines this cold case, taking a new look at evidence, re-interviewing people of interest, and uncovering new leads. I listened to the podcast for my entire drive from Savannah to Atlanta last week, and then completely caught up on the drive to Disney this week. Along with so many others, I find myself wondering daily… What DID happen to Tara Grinstead?
I first shared my love of podcasts a couple of years ago, but it’s worth re-answering the most common questions I get asked about them… What are podcasts? How do I listen to them? And WHEN do you do this?
A podcast is a digital audio file that can be downloaded from the internet. Think of it as a prerecorded radio segment about a specific topic. Or a TV show without the video.
You can listen to podcasts in a variety of ways. My iPhone came with a podcast icon (see the purple thing on the next to last row). I clicked on that and was able to search for and subscribe to shows. I have deleted some that didn’t end up interesting and add others as I came across them. They are free. Mother listens to them on her Kindle direct from the website above.
WHEN do I do this? Well, there are two key times that I listen to podcasts. The first is on my morning walk. I usually take a good 45 minute walk each morning and rather than music, I listen to podcasts. The other is in my car. I don’t have bluetooth, so I just crank the speaker up and listen that way. On family road trips I use headphones.
My other FAVORITE podcast is Truth and Justice. I get giddy every time a new episode is released.
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