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Looking For Podcasts That Will Keep You On The Edge Of Your Seat? – Look No More



Are you an avid podcast listener? Do you enjoy a particular genre, or are you on the lookout for something new every time you search the internet for your next listen?

Are you someone who is just beginning to enter the world of podcasts? Or are you curious about what is out there and what suits you best?

Whichever of these categories you fall into, there is a whole range of genres and sub-genres out there that are going to blow your mind! 

Whether you are looking for information on a topic you want to know more about, a series of episodes to make you laugh your head off, or something a little more serious that will keep you hooked, there’s something for everyone!

We’re going to give you a few recommendations of podcasts that are going to keep you on the edge of your seat for days to come.

The Best Murder and True Crime Podcast

Murder mystery and true crime podcasts are guaranteed to keep you on edge of your seat, wanting more with every episode. We know how gripping these stories can be, and we’ve found the perfect podcast for you to get a taste of them.

My favorite Murderers Podcast

My Favorite Murders Podcast is a series of true crime tales told by longtime friends Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstak. Their episodes also feature guest speakers who are friends and fans with true crime stories of their own.

This pair of American comedians debuted their podcast at #25 on the American iTunes in 2016 before going up to the #3 spot in April 2018. This podcast has its own merchandise with t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, and posters!

It has also broken several download records and has a very enthusiastic fan base. What’s more, is that there is an exclusive membership on the official podcast website that gives access to weekly videos and unreleased live shows.

What is it about this podcast that has fans going out in the hundreds and thousands to meet the hosts on their worldwide tours? What makes this particular podcast so big in the genre?

According to several listeners of the podcast, it is the way the hosts combine the horror and grittiness of the crime itself with humor and passion. They include personal anecdotes that make the episodes a little less intense and easier to listen to.

One fan even said that the duo gives “important messages about empowerment, mental illness, and getting through the rough spots in life” through each of the episodes. 

This podcast has over 350 episodes, and each episode averages about an hour in length. You might want to use earphones or headphones if you are around kids, or your family, because there is some explicit language, all in good fun though!

The Best Sports-Comedy Podcast

If you’re looking for a bit of adrenaline to keep you on the edge, you can definitely not go wrong with the Dan le Batard Podcast. Batard and his co-host Jon “Stugotz” Weiner run this podcast on all things sports from the Clevelander Hotel in Miami Beach.

The Dan Le Batard Podcast

The podcast debuted its first episode in April 2017 and has since released over 2000 episodes! If you want an opinion on the latest sports world updates, this is the podcast for you.

The show also boasts of a huge, widely acclaimed collection of guest speakers who are experts in their respective fields. From episodes on WWE’s Wrestlemania to the NBA and everything in between, Batard does a great job of covering it all.

The hosts and guest speakers have unique takes on each topic, and often have the listening audience in splits with their humor. Listeners simply cannot get enough of this supremely authentic podcast and keep coming back for more!

One listener even said that listening to this show is much like hanging out with a group of friends every day. It is full of inside jokes that take you a little while to get used to, but once you’re in, you’re in!

The amazing thing about this podcast is that it has something new for you almost every day, sometimes even multiple times a day. If you’re just hanging out with your buddies, we would recommend you put on a couple episodes!

This podcast is hosted on a number of websites where you can stream all of the episodes for free. 

Where do I go for podcasts?

In the digital age that we live in now, everything you could ever want is in some part of the internet. From e-books to streaming sites for television shows, it can all be found in a few minutes. Podcasts are no exception to this!

There are several websites you can go to for all your podcast needs. You may have to hunt around a little to find the lesser-known ones, but you’re sure to find them out there.

Podchaser is one of the best tools you can have to help you with this search. The website has details on each podcast, from the date it was released to the details of the most recent episode, all in one place!

Each podcast’s page contains a short synopsis of the podcast, so you know what to expect. If you’re worried about what kind of language is used in it, the website also tells you if there’s explicit content in it!

Most podcast streaming platforms, including Podchaser, have a forum where listeners can post honest reviews of the show and even each episode. If you’re torn between the good and bad reviews, there’s only one way to find out which side you’re on.

Start listening now! There’s a whole world of adventure, comedy, suspense, and so much more just waiting for you. All you have to do is click that button on your screen.

Grab your favorite snack, settle into a comfortable place, and let the unlimited entertainment wash over you. We promise, once you start, you’re never going to want to stop!

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The Marvelous Marilyn Maye Received Twelve Standing Ovations At The New York Pops



Karen Akers, Jim Caruso, Tony Danza, Jamie deRoy, Max von Essen, Melissa Errico, Bob Mackie, Susie Mosher, Sidney Myer, Josh Prince, Lee Roy Reams, Rex Reed, Randy Roberts, Mo Rocca , Mark Sendroff, Lee Roy Reams, Brenda Vaccaro and David Zippel were there to see and honor Cabaret legend and Grammy nominee Marilyn Maye. Maye who turns 95 April 10th, made her at Carnegie Hall solo debut last night with The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke.

Steven Reineke Photo By Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Marilyn Maye Photo By Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Maye is a highly praised singer, actress, director, arranger, educator, Grammy nominated recording artist and a musical treasure. Her entire life has been committed to the art of song and performance and it showed with the 12 standing ovations she received.

Marilyn Maye Photo By Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Marilyn Maye Photo By Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Maye appeared 76 times on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, she was “discovered” by Steve Allen and had a RCA recording contract, seven albums and 34 singles.

Marilyn Maye Photo By Genevieve Rafter Keddy

The evening started out with the superlative New York Pops Overture of Mame, which Maye had played the title role.

Marilyn Maye Photo By Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Next a Cole Porter Medley with “Looking at You,”  Concentrate On You,” “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” It’s Alright With Me,””Just One of Those Things,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” and “All of You”. This was Marilyn’s second standing ovation. The first was when she stood on that stage for the first time and the audience was rapturous.

Marilyn Maye and Steven Reineke Photo By Genevieve Rafter Keddy

A terrific “It’s Today” from Mame with high flying kicks was the third ovation and wow can that woman kick.

Marilyn Maye Photo By Genevieve Rafter Keddy

A rainbow medley included “Look To The Rainbow” from Finnian’s Rainbow, the iconic “Somewhere Over The Rainbow,” the jazzy “Make Me Rainbows” and of course “The Rainbow Connection.” And with that another standing ovation.

Marilyn Maye Photo By Genevieve Rafter Keddy

“Put On A Happy Face” from Bye Bye Birdie.

Marilyn Maye Photo By Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Tedd Firth and Marilyn Photo By Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Frank Loesser’s Joey, Joey, Joey brought on a fifth standing ovation. This song was a masterclass in acting and vocal nuance. For that matter every song that comes out of Ms. Maye’s mouth is perfection. Part of the brilliance of this night is her musical director, arranger, and pianist Ted Firth. That man is a genius.

Marilyn Maye Photo By Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Steven Reineke, Marilyn Maye Photo By Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Lerner and Loewe’s “On The Street Where You Live” from My Fair Lady ended the first act with a sixth standing ovation.

Steven Reineke Photo By Genevieve Rafter Keddy

The overture from Hello Dolly! and then Cabaret shows Marilyn Maye also starred in opened the second act. The New York Pops sounded phenomenal as always.

Marilyn Maye Photo By Genevieve Rafter Keddy

“Your Gonna Hear From Me” from “Inside Daisy Clover was an appropriate starter for this next round as the audience got to its feet.

Marilyn Maye Photo By Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Maye’s most requested song “Guess Who I Saw Today” from New Faces of 1952 was followed by a show stopping “Fifty Percent” from Ballroom and of course another standing ovation.

Marilyn Maye Photo By Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Her next song was chosen by the Smithsonian Institute to be included in its permanent collection of recordings from the 20th century. Her recording of “Too Late Now” is considered by the Smithsonian to be one of the 110 Best American Compositions of the Twentieth Century and Ms. Maye showed us why and again another standing ovation.

Being presented with flowers

A proclamation from The City of New York read by Steven Reineke to Marilyn Maye made this day Marilyn Maye Day. This treasure cried with joy as she sang Stephen Sondheim’s “I’m Still Here.” Though she forgot some of the lyric, Ms. Maye proved performing is all on the intent and connecting to the audience. Two more standing ovations were added here.

Steven Reineke, Marilyn Maye with the proclamation Photo By Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Steven Reineke, Marilyn Maye with the proclamation Photo By Genevieve Rafter Keddy

For encores, I was thrilled to hear James Taylor’s “Circle of Life” and “Here’s To Life,” which is my personal favorite, finally going back into “It’s Today” with those high kicks and a twelfth standing ovation. Bravo Ms. Maye!

Steven Reineke, Marilyn Maye with the proclamation Photo By Genevieve Rafter Keddy

If you are a singer and do not catch Ms. Maye live, you really do not care about your craft. Last night Ms. Maye made it clear why she’s been celebrated as one of America’s greatest jazz singers for more than 50 years and this was a night I will always remember. Thank-you New York Pops.

Marilyn Maye By Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Steven Reineke, Marilyn Maye Photo By Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Jamie deRoy and Tony Danza Photo By Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Jim Caruso and Max von Essen Photo By Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Eric Gabbard., Steven Reineke, Jim Caruso and Max von Essen Photo By Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Marilyn Maye and Melissa Errico Photo By Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Marilyn Maye and Melissa Errico Photo By Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Bob Mackie and Marilyn Maye Photo By Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Marilyn Maye and Mark Sendroff Photo By Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Karen Akers, Sidney Myer, Marilyn Maye and Lee Roy Reams Photo By Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Josh Prince, Marilyn Maye and Michael Novak Photo By Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Don’t miss the Pop’s 40th Birthday Gala: This One’s For You: The Music Of Barry Manilow on Monday, May 1st. The gala will star Sean Bell, Erich Bergen, Betty Buckley, Charo, Deborah Cox, Danny Kornfeld, Norm Lewis, Melissa Manchester, Zal Owen, Eric Peters, Blake Roman, Billy Stritch, Steven Telsey, Max von Essen, Dionne Warwick, and more to be announced. This will be yet another New York Pop’s Night not to miss.


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Ken Fallin’s Broadway: A Dolls House: Arian Moayed and Jessica Chastain



I went with T2C’s editor to A Dolls House, which inspired this caricature. You can read Suzanna’s review of the show here.

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The Olivier Awards Return



Celebrate the very best in British theatre in a star-studded evening as the Olivier Awards return to the Royal Albert Hall on April 2nd.

Three-time Olivier Award nominee & Primetime Emmy winner, Hannah Waddingham will be hosting the awards for the first time.

The event will feature performances from all of the Best New Musical nominees, including The Band’s Visit, Standing At The Sky’s Edge, Sylvia and Tammy Faye. Also performing will be Oklahoma! and Sister Act, both nominated for the Best Musical Revival award, as well as Disney’s Newsies, which has been nominated for Matt Cole’s choreography.

The multi-Olivier Award winner The Book of Mormon, will be performing to mark its ten-year anniversary in the West End. Additionally, special award winner Arlene Philips will be honored with a tribute from the cast of Grease.

The ceremony will be broadcast live on Magic Radio from 6pm with Ruthie Henshall and Alice Arnold hosting.

The highlights program will also be aired on ITV1 and ITVX at 10:15 pm in the UK and via Official London Theatre’s YouTube channel elsewhere.

And the nominees are:

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