Since then, I’ve become more and more fascinated with podcasts and recently chose to revisit The Lapse because I had originally liked it so much. I decided to not let one person ruin the podcast for me. I am incredibly happy I made this decision and have since caught up on every episode I’ve missed.
The Lapse, iTunes Best of 2014, is a storytelling podcast featuring real people sans a script or any kind of rehearsal. However, it’s not your typical podcast. The Lapse infuses music and special effects into the already fascinating stories. From accounts of being held captive in a Thai prison to being a secret Mexican pop idol all the way to the spectrum of overcoming virginity, death, and embracing fresh starts, The Lapse covers it all.
The Lapse podcast is created and narrated by Kyle Gest and features true stories all gussied up.
What I loved: What I truly appreciate about this podcast is how Kyle is able to make me laugh, cry and genuinely listen to the content he uses. Some of the guests on the podcast are incredibly strong and brave individuals. I wish I only had a fraction of the strength many of Kyle’s guests possess. My favorite episodes thus far are #22- Meet My Rapist and #30- His My Arms.
The variety of stories presented is impressive as well. Kyle interviews people from all walks of life with all different points of view. You will certainly never get bored listening to The Lapse.
The audio and special effects used are incredible too. The sound is crystal clear and the effects used will enhance your listening experience. From actual music to hilarious sound clips, Kyle revolutionizes the art of storytelling. I even caught audio from “David After the Dentist” during one episode.
Kyle is vibrant and hysterical. He truly has a knack for narrating and podcasting.
What I didn’t: My only request is I wish some episodes were longer. Currently, episodes range from five minutes to a half hour. The material is often amazing and captivating and I’m almost always left wanting more. However, you can listen to additional content from episodes on The Lapse’s website.
The Lapse podcast is published every 3rd Sunday.
If you enjoy the show, visit the website and donate your spare change to ensure Kyle can continue to create valuable episodes.