Monday, January 30, 2023

Podcast Feature: Bailey Sarian's Murder, Mystery and Makeup

As a podcaster, I know I should probably be listening to more podcasts to find out what is popular, what is good, and what we should not be doing for the Fandesals Podcast. However, I only listen to a select few because I do not have that much time to do so. I appreciate those who take the time to check out our podcast because I know from experience that it’s not easy to carve away time for it.

We mentioned some of our favorite podcasts during an episode of the Fandesals Podcast (episode embedded below). Although it was Judith who mentioned most of the podcasts on our list, I did mention being a fan of Bailey Sarian and her Dark History podcast. I might have failed to mention that I also listen to her Murder, Mystery, and Makeup podcast.

As I mentioned in the podcast, I first discovered Bailey Sarian on YouTube, and it was her posts on Murder, Mystery, and Makeup that caught my attention. I think that I saw one episode and I was so entertained that I decided to subscribe to her channel, and I had been a fan ever since. I have even recommended her to my sister who is a true crime aficionado. 

I’m not that big of a true crime fan, the only time I do listen to stories about it is through Bailey Sarian. I think I got into her videos more because of how she tells the story than the story itself. Basically, what she does is that she applies makeup, showing viewers tips and techniques she uses to achieve a certain look, while she tells a true crime story. 

The thing that I love about how she tells the story is that despite some of the gory details, she does not try to shock people or go into all the violent details. She tells the story as if she was an old friend trying to fill you in on the latest gossip. I think that is what makes the stories easier for me to handle. No matter how bad the stories get, she tells them in a way that would still reel you in without turning you off with the details. I know it’s weird to say this, but she tells the story in a fun way that will keep you listening despite the dark topic.

I love that Bailey has also made the videos available as podcasts because it gives me the chance to listen to them while not watching the video because like I said, sometimes it is difficult to find the time to listen to a podcast. Having it available on audio allows me to do something else while I listen to the latest episode. 

How different is this from her Dark History podcast that I mentioned in our Fandesals episode? I think that Murder, Mystery, and Makeup focus more on True Crime while Dark History focuses on a wider range of stories. It can still be true crime, but it can also be about the darker side of history. As her podcast info states, it is more about the side of history that is not taught in schools. 

There are probably a lot of other true crime podcasts out there that tackle similar stories, but I don’t think I would be able to listen to them in the way I do with Bailey Sarian. I’m not that interested in the topic, to begin with, and I’m only listening because of the way she tackles these stories so I doubt if I would ever subscribe to another podcast of the same category.

If you are someone like me who would like to check out true crime podcasts but are not too keen on the darkness of it all, you may want to listen to Bailey Sarian’s Murder, Mystery, and Makeup. It’s a good start-off point to darker podcasts if you ever want to get into that genre. 


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