4 Companion TV Podcasts For When You Just Don’t Want It To Be Over
By Diana Brown
November 19, 2020
These days, there’s so much quality content that the list of must-see TV just gets longer and longer. But when you find that new favorite show, it can be hard to move on when it’s over. Fortunately, companion podcasts are here to help. Companion podcasts are a great way to keep obsessing about your favorite series in between episodes or seasons, learn more about the creative process of making them happen, hear intimate details from the set, and explore the themes and topics that come up during the show. Here are just four great companion podcasts to listen to when you just can’t get enough.
Hosted by Holly Frey, the Raised By Wolves podcast offers a deep dive into the fascinating questions kindled by Ridley Scott's dystopian drama series, exploring colonizing other planets, emotions in artificial intelligence, religious wars, space travel, nuclear weapons, and more with robotics professors, astrobiologists, and weapons experts. Endlessly interesting and chock-full of existential questions, this podcast is the perfect way to scratch that android itch between episodes.
Both the book and the Hulu series have been praised for bringing up important topics like transracial adoption, abortion, motherhood, class differences, and more; the Little Fires Everywhere podcast explores all these themes as well as offering a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process of adapting the book for television. And since it’s hosted by the showrunner and executive producer, Liz Tigelaar, and features guests like author Celeste Ng, stars Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, as well as the composers, writers, and producers, you know you’re hearing from the experts.
The HBO Max limited series dives into the extraordinary true crime story of the White House Farm murders, which left three generations of a family brutally murdered. At first, it looked like the mother killed her family and then herself in a schizophrenic episode, but the story just didn’t add up. As the details are slowly revealed in the series, The Murders At the White House Farm podcast speaks to the show creators, the author of the original book about the incident, and the father of two of the victims to provide further context and background for this horrific crime.
Dating competition show Love Is Blind burst into the unscripted series scene in a major way, offering a brand-new take on the hugely popular genre: None of the contestants could see each other until they were ready to say “I do.” Giannina Gibelli, who found love with Damian on the show, hosts the Love In Sight podcast to reveal all the juiciest behind-the-scenes moments we missed, interviewing fellow contestants about their winning (or losing) relationships on the show, what they’re doing now, and how a show like this one came to be. Love isn’t just in the air; it’s in the airpods.
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