I’ve decided to take a quick break from true crime podcasts and dive into something a little more light hearted. Don’t worry though, it’ll be short lived and I’m sure I’ll have more recommendations for true crime soon. In the meantime, I’ve been listening to Even the Rich. A comedy podcast that goes behind the scenes into the lives of some of the most famous families of our times. If you’re into reality tv and celebrity gossip, then this is the perfect podcast for you.
Brooke Siffrinn and Aricia Skidmore-Williams, former valet in Los Angeles, host this very entertaining and humurous podcast. These two women balance each other out perfectly where the story keeps you captivated. Brooke does most of the story telling where Aricia adds in a punch line every now and then but it feels so natural. Like two friends just having a very informative conversation on celebrity family dynasties. I will say it can get cheesy every now and then when they try to sing or add in a punny joke. But overall they tell it so well that it’s easy to overlook.
What makes this podcast stand out is that they don’t cram all of the information into one episode. Or, prolong it over a full season. They take the most important and juicy details and dedicate about 3 to 4 episodes per family. This is just enough to feel like you know the ins and outs of the family drama. They also provide details on things that I had no idea about so it is educational in some way.
For example, they talk about the story of Megan Markle and Prince Harry, however, they go all the way back to Prince Charles and Princess Diana. This gives a more well rounded version of the story and shows you just how strange the monarchy is (personal opinion). It even inspired me to want to watch The Crown. They do the same with Gianni Versace’s story. Rather than telling us all about his success and how he eventually got murdered, they really dive into his early life. They share how he became interested in design and his journey to success.
Even the Rich can have the same effect on you that watching reality tv does. It can either make you feel very fortunate for your life or completely envious. Either way, it’s worth a listen, you may just learn something you never knew!