Stuff You Should Know – HowStuffWorks.comListen
How do landfills work? How do mosquitos work? Join Josh and Chuck as they explore the Stuff You Should Know about everything from genes to the Galapagos in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.
This American Life – This American LifeListen
This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 1.5 million people download the weekly podcast. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.
Dirty John – L.A. Times | WonderyListen
A true story about seduction, deception, forgiveness, denial, and ultimately, survival. Reported and hosted by Christopher Goffard from the L.A. Times. Premieres October 2nd.
S-Town – Serial & This American LifeListen
S-Town is a new podcast from Serial and This American Life, hosted by Brian Reed, about a man named John who despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks Brian to investigate the son of a wealthy family who’s allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But when someone else ends up dead, the search for the truth leads to a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man’s life. Coming March 28.
Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel – AudibleListen
Real couples. Candid conversations. Surprising truths. In the new Audible series, listen in as the foremost authority on modern love Esther Perel meets with real couples—and their stories become your stories.
It began when New York journalist and author Stephen J. Dubner went to Chicago to write about award-winning economist Steven D. Levitt for The New York Times Magazine. Dubner had been reluctant to take the assignment (he was in the middle of writing a book about the psychology of money). Levitt was reluctant to be shadowed by a journalist (but his mother loved the Times Magazine, so he gave in). The article came out, and led to an unexpected partnership. Levitt and Dubner wrote Freakonomics, a book about cheating teachers, bizarre baby names, self-dealing Realtors, and crack-selling mama’s boys. They figured it would sell about 80 copies. Instead, it took up long-term residency on the Times best-seller list, and went on to sell more than 5 million copies in 40 languages. Then they wrote SuperFreakonomics. It too became a worldwide best-seller. Together, the books have sold 7 million copies worldwide. A lot of other stuff happened, too. A blog. A documentary film. Jon Stewart and Beauty and the Geek! Lectures. A pair of pants. A radio show. Not bad for a partnership born of such profound reluctance. In 2014, Levitt and Dubner published their third book, Think Like a Freak — a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems. Dubner and Levitt’s latest book, When to Rob a Bank, is a curated collection of blog posts from Freakonomics.com, which has been called “the most readable economics blog in the universe” (which, frankly, isn’t saying much).
Mysterious Radio – Paranormal | Conspiracies | Haunted | Legends | Myths | Supernatural | UFO | Mystery | Aliens | Bigfoot | Ghosts | Scary | Unexplained | Horror | LoreListen
NEW SHOW…LISTEN TO THE DIFFERENCE!!! Discussions on all aspects of the paranormal, conspiracy theories, UFO’s, cryptozoology, mysterious places, true crime and more with the foremost experts, survivors & experiencers in the world.
-Hosted by K-Town www.mysteriousradio.com
Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations – OprahListen
Awaken, discover and connect to the deeper meaning of the world around you with SuperSoul. Hear Oprah’s personal selection of her interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts. All designed to light you up, guide you through life’s big questions and help bring you one step closer to your best self.
Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History – Dan CarlinListen
In “Hardcore History” journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin takes his “Martian”, unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? This isn’t academic history (and Carlin isn’t a historian) but the podcast’s unique blend of high drama, masterful narration and Twilight Zone-style twists has entertained millions of listeners.
Maybe you’ve laid awake imagining how it could have been, how it might yet be, but the moment to act was never right. Well, the moment is here and the podcast making it happen is Heavyweight. Join Jonathan Goldstein for road trips, thorny reunions, and difficult conversations as he backpedals his way into the past like a therapist with a time machine. From Gimlet Media.
Slow Burn: A Podcast About Watergate – SlateListen
You think you know the story, or maybe you don’t. But Watergate was stranger, wilder, and more exciting than you can imagine. What did it feel like to live through the scandal that brought down President Nixon? Find out on this eight-episode podcast miniseries hosted by Leon Neyfakh.
Made possible by Slate Plus members | Coming Nov. 28
The Caffeinated Sneakerhead – Troy HowellListen
The Caffeinated Sneakerhead is a Podcast dedicated to breaking down events within the sports world and culture while maintaining a positive, sarcastic, caffeinated mindset.
Stuff You Missed in History Class – HowStuffWorks.comListen
Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.
Lore – Aaron MahnkeListen
Lore is a bi-weekly podcast (and upcoming TV show) about the dark historical tales that fuel our modern superstitions. Each episode explores the world of mysterious creatures, tragic events, and unusual places.
Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.
Revisionist History – Malcolm Gladwell / PanoplyListen
Welcome to Revisionist History, a new podcast from Malcolm Gladwell and Panoply Media. Each week, over the course of 10 weeks, Revisionist History will go back and reinterpret something from the past. An event. A person. An idea. Something overlooked. Something misunderstood. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance.
Letters From War – The Washington PostListen
Hundreds of letters, written between brothers fighting in the Pacific during World War II. Almost one a day, for every day of the war. In this podcast, you’ll hear the story of these brothers — the Eyde brothers — and of World War II, as told through their letters, in their own words. Bringing the letters to life are modern U.S. military veterans. At key moments in the story, we’ll talk to them about how these letters compare to their own experiences — what’s universal about war and what’s changed. And why everyone who picks up these letters feels like the Eyde brothers become a part of their family.
Something You Should Know – Mike Carruthers | WonderyListen
Sometimes all it takes is one little fact or one little piece of wisdom to change your life forever. That’s the purpose and the hope of “Something You Should Know.” In each episode, host Mike Carruthers interviews top experts in their field to bring you fascinating information and advice to help you save time and money, advance in your career, become wealthy, improve your relationships and help you simply get more out of life. In addition, Mike uncovers and shares short, engaging pieces of “intel” you can use to make your life better – today. Right now.
Heaven’s Gate – Stitcher / Pineapple Street Media / Glynn WashingtonListen
In 1997, thirty-nine people took their own lives in an apparent mass suicide. The events captivated the media and had people across the planet asking the same question…‘Why?’ 20 years later, those who lost loved ones and those who still believe – tell their story. Hosted by Glynn Washington of Snap Judgment.
Young and Happy – Barstool SportsListen
Caleb Pressley is college football’s first ever Supervisor of Morale. Adam Ferrone (Rone) is the two-time defending battle rap champion of the world. They’re some happy guys. On Young and Happy, Caleb and Rone dive into the notion that everything humans do is predicated on our own happiness. They explore all the inner-workings of becoming intentionally happy, while talking to people from all walks of life about what influences their daily joy.
Ear Hustle – Ear Hustle & RadiotopiaListen
Ear Hustle brings you stories of life inside prison, shared and produced by those living it. The podcast is a partnership between Earlonne Woods and Antwan Williams, currently incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, and Nigel Poor, a Bay Area artist. The team works in San Quentin’s media lab to produce stories that are sometimes difficult, often funny and always honest, offering a nuanced view of people living within the American prison system.
Family Ghosts – Panoply Pilot ProjectListen
**Family Ghosts is part of the Panoply Pilot Project – where YOU help decide what shows get turned into series.
“Family Ghosts” presents stories of the spirits that haunt our family histories. Each episode, we’ll investigate the legend of a different family: the uncle who vanished without a trace, the grandmother who turned out to be a jewel smuggler, the father who led a double life…and many more.
Hosted by Moth Grand Slam winner Sam Dingman, whose stories have been featured on Risk!, TBTL, The Story Collider, and The Moth Radio Hour.
**Ever wonder how a podcast gets greenlit? Now YOU get to be of the process. Help us decide which pilots will become series! Cast your vote by subscribing at itunes.com/panoplypilots or you can vote at panoply.fm/panoplypilots.
Criminal – CriminalListen
Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the “if it bleeds, it leads,” kind of crime. Something a little more complex. Stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, and/or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. We’re a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
Serial Killers – Parcast NetworkListen
Every Monday, Serial Killers takes a psychological and entertaining approach to provide a rare glimpse into the mind, methods and madness of the most notorious serial killers with the hopes of better understanding their psychological profile. With the help of voice actors, we delve deep into their lives and stories. Serial Killers is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.
Casefile True CrimeListen
Fact is scarier than fiction. Casefile, a new true crime podcast. Each episode explores a new case. We cover the shocking, the terrifying, the strange, and the unsolved.
Omnibus – HowStuffWorksListen
Twice a week, Ken and John add a new entry to the OMNIBUS, an encyclopedic reference work of strange-but-true stories that they are compiling as a time capsule for future generations.
What Really Happened? – Andrew Jenks Entertainment, Inc.Listen
“History is a version of past events that people have decided to agree upon,” Napoleon Bonaparte once famously said. In other words, there are many sides to every story.
WHAT REALLY HAPPENED? chronicles documentarian Andrew Jenks as he examines and contextualizes famous figures and historical events, while discovering untold stories and unraveling newfound narratives. With today’s technology, access to information, the ability to communicate from all parts of the globe, and cross-reference historians, Jenks takes on his own rogue investigations. He does not go down the rabbit hole of conspiracy theories, nor does the show purport to solve every historical mystery. Instead, Jenks often times throws a wrench in the gears of history, getting either closer to the truth or creating more questions. WHAT REALLY HAPPENED is executive produced by Seven Bucks Productions’ Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia and Brian Gewirtz, Andrew Jenks and Cadence13.
The Art of ManlinessListen
The Art of Manliness podcast features discussions on topics and issues important or of interest to men. The goal of the podcast is to help men become better men
StandUp SpeakUp by Tokii – Wearable TherapyListen
A podcast dedicated to sharing the stories of people who inspire social change. We talk about the issues that usually get swept under the rug, like human trafficking, bullying, mental illness, and more.
On Being with Krista Tippett – On Being Studios | Krista Tippett Public ProductionsListen
On Being takes up the big questions of meaning with scientists and theologians, artists and teachers — some you know and others you’ll love to meet. Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives — updated every Thursday. Hosted by Krista Tippett. Discover more at onbeing.org. On Being Studios is the producer of On Being, Becoming Wise, Creating Our Own Lives, and more to come.
Cults – Parcast NetworkListen
Mystery. Manipulation. Murder. Cults are associated with all of these. But what really goes on inside a cult? More specifically, what goes on inside the minds of people who join cults and leaders who start them? Every Tuesday, Greg and Vanessa (co-hosts of the podcast Serial Killers) explore the history and psychology behind the most notorious cults. Cults is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media production.
Death, Sex & Money – WNYC StudiosListen
Death, Sex & Money is a podcast about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. Host Anna Sale talks to celebrities you’ve heard of—and to regular people you haven’t—about the Big Stuff: relationships, money, family, work and making it all count while we’re here.
WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Freakonomics Radio, Note to Self, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many others.
The X Podcast – Paranormal | Haunted | True Crime | Supernatural | Mystery | Disappearances | Ghosts | Scary | Creepy| Unexplained | Horror | LoreListen
The X Podcast is a new show that shares true stories of shadowy figures, moving objects, strange voices, and terrifying experiences that have stayed with people to this very day. Oh, and it’s best to listen in the dark….and alone….if you dare. Hosted K-Town
Dear Sugar – WBURListen
The universe has good news for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Dear Sugar is here, and speaking straight into your ears. Hosted by the original Sugars, Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond, the podcast fields all your questions — no matter how deep or dark — and offers radical empathy in return.
Hacking Your Leadership – Chris Stark & Lorenzo FloresListen
No role plays; just real. Chris & Lorenzo share four decades of combined experience to help you become a more effective leader. New episodes every Monday and Thursday.
#HackingYourLeadership #StarkEngagementConsulting #LifeOfLozo #vaynerpodcasts #leadership
Young Charlie by Hollywood & Crime – WonderyListen
How did Charles Manson become an evil, cunning monster? In August 1969, the world is shocked by the savage murders of movie star Sharon Tate and four others at the sprawling Hollywood Hills estate she shares with film director Roman Polanski. When the following night another couple is brutally slaughtered, panic spreads among Los Angeles residents. Four months later, the mastermind behind these vicious crimes is arrested, and the public learns the name that would haunt it to this day: Charles Manson. But few knew then – or now – the full story behind the making of a mass murderer. In this groundbreaking 6-part series, host Tracy Pattin is joined by internationally acclaimed actor Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don’t Breathe) to take listeners on a unique journey, investigating Manson’s unlikely path from his troubled childhood in rural West Virginia to the night he sent his out his followers to commit the most infamous crime in Hollywood history.
Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories – Parcast NetworkListen
Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories is a podcast drama with a modern twist on old time radio that delves into the mystery of true cold cases and unsolved murders. With the help of an ensemble cast, follow our hosts as they take you on an entertaining journey through the crime scene, the investigation and attempt to solve the case. With many surprising plot twists, it’s important you start listening from the first episode of a cold case. New episodes are released every other Tuesday. Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.
TetraByte Podcast – Wike + Weber discussing current topics.Listen
We will be discussing Noteworthy, Entertainment, Worst of, and Science/Technology in a four episode rotation. A Tetrahedron is a 3 dimensional object with four sides, commonly seen as four triangles placed side to side making one object. A Byte is a small portion of information. We’ll use this as our core aspect of the podcast as we will be delivering four common topics from News, Entertainment, Worst of.., and Science. Digging deeper into the topic is the fun part that lets us learn and grow.
The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe – Mike RoweListen
All good stories have a twist, and all great storytellers are just a little twisted. Join Mike Rowe for a different take on the people and events that you thought you knew — from pop-culture to politics from Hollywood to History… The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe — short mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span.
Hollywood Unlocked [UNCENSORED] – Hollywood UnlockedListen
Jason Lee, along with co-hosts Melyssa Ford & Giovanni Watson bring HUU into thousands of homes around the world.
Hollywood Unlocked [UNCENSORED] has proven to be the easy-going platform where entertainment’s biggest names can clear up the rumors and allegations involving them. When it comes to bringing truth to light, our celebrity guests do not hold back. Tell-all interviews have ranged from Amber Rose breaking down her annual SlutWalk to Floyd Mayweather admitting he’s too rich to wear Jordan’s!
The New Yorker Radio Hour – WNYC Studios and The New YorkerListen
David Remnick is joined by The New Yorker’s award-winning writers, editors, and artists to present a weekly mix of profiles, storytelling, and insightful conversations about the issues that matter ― plus an occasional blast of comic genius from the magazine’s legendary Shouts and Murmurs page. The New Yorker has set a standard in journalism for generations, and The New Yorker Radio Hour gives it a voice on public radio for the first time. Produced by The New Yorker and WNYC Studios.
WNYC studios is the producer of leading podcasts including Radiolab, Freakonomics Radio, Note To Self, Here’s The Thing With Alec Baldwin, and more.
Modern Love – WBUR and The New York TimesListen
Stories of love, loss and redemption
Terrible, Thanks For Asking – American Public MediaListen
You know how every day someone asks “how are you?” And even if you’re totally dying inside, you just say “fine,” so everyone can go about their day? This show is the opposite of that. Hosted by author and notable widow (her words) Nora McInerny Purmort, this is a funny/sad/uncomfortable podcast about talking honestly about our pain, our awkwardness, and our humanness, which is not an actual word. Terrible, Thanks For Asking launches in November 2016 from American Public Media.
Food 4 Thot – Food 4 ThotListen
A roundtable discussion podcast wherein a multiracial mix of queer writers talk sex, relationships, race, identity, what we like to read, and who we like to read.
The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast – PodcastOneListen
Welcome to The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast featuring Lauryn Evarts and Michael Bosstick where we answer your questions about branding, blogging, entrepreneurship, relationships, travel, marketing and social media! Want to be featured on the show? Send in your questions to Twitter or Instagram by using the hashtag #askhimandher. Usernames: Laurynevarts and Michaelbosstick
Deceived – Deceived: The Moo YearsListen
“Deceived: The Moo Years” is the true story of one young man’s compelling, at times terrifying, former involvement with the martial arts cult Chung Moo Quan. Based on his soon to be published memoir, “Deceived: a Journey into Darkness”, author and producer Russell Johnson’s 12 week podcast combines a powerful narrative and witness interviews with martial artists, mind control experts and former victims of the Chung Moo Quan.
Sincerely, X – TEDListen
Some stories are too sensitive, painful or potentially damaging to share publicly — unless they can be shared anonymously. TED and Audible present Sincerely, X: an original audio series featuring talks from speakers whose ideas deserve to be heard, but whose identities must remain hidden. The first season features a compelling program of victims, perpetrators, investigators, activists, empaths and more.
The Generation Why Podcast – The Generation Why PodcastListen
Unsolved murders, controversies, mysteries, conspiracies, & true crime. Visit thegenerationwhypodcast.com for all of our past episodes.
Missing Richard Simmons – First Look Media / Pineapple Street Media / StitcherListen
On February 15, 2014, fitness guru Richard Simmons disappeared. He stopped teaching his regular exercise class at Slimmons, cut off his closest friends, and removed himself from the public eye after decades as one of the most accessible celebrities in the world. Nobody has heard from him – and no one knows why he left. Filmmaker Dan Taberski was a Slimmons regular and a friend of Richard’s. Missing Richard Simmons is Dan’s search for Richard – and the deeper he digs, the stranger it gets.
Uncivil – GimletListen
America is divided, and it always has been. We’re going back to the moment when that split turned into war. This is Uncivil: Gimlet Media’s new history podcast, hosted by journalists Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika. We ransack the official version of the Civil War, and take on the history you grew up with. We bring you untold stories about covert operations, corruption, resistance, mutiny, counterfeiting, antebellum drones, and so much more. And we connect these forgotten struggles to the political battlefield we’re living on right now.
StoryCorps – NPRListen
StoryCorps travels the country collecting the stories of everyday people, who get to take the microphone and interview each other about their lives. Each week, the StoryCorps podcast shares these unscripted conversations, revealing the wisdom, courage, and poetry in the words of people you might not notice walking down the street. Learn more, including how to record your own interview, at storycorps.org.