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.
This is Love – CriminalListen
From the makers of the award-winning podcast Criminal, This is Love investigates life’s most persistent mystery. Stories of sacrifice, obsession, and the ways in which we bet everything on each other.
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.
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.
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.
The Mortified PodcastListen
The Mortified Podcast is a storytelling series where adults share the embarrassing things they created as kids—diaries, letters, lyrics & beyond—in front of total strangers. PS: It totally likes you. Mortified is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
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.
SCARED? – Real People Tell Their True Ghost, UFO and Paranormal Stories – Phil Holmes: Real People Tell Their True Ghost, UFO and Paranormal StoriesListen
SCARED? is a weekly podcast where REAL people from around the world tell us, in their own words, their TRUE ghost, paranormal & UFO stories.
The Generation Why Podcast – The Generation Why PodcastListen
Unsolved murders, controversies, mysteries, conspiracies, & true crime. Visit thegenerationwhypodcast.com for all of our past episodes.
Strangers – Lea ThauListen
From Lea Thau, Peabody award-winning producer and creator of The Moth Podcast and The Moth Radio Hour, comes her new storytelling baby, Strangers, part of KCRW’s Independent Producer Project. Each episode is an empathy shot in your arm, featuring true stories about the people we meet, the connections we make, the heartbreaks we suffer, the kindnesses we encounter, and those frightful moments when we discover that WE aren’t even who we thought we were. Strangers is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
American CrimeCast – American CrimeCast LLCListen
American CrimeCast is a Mysterious Circumstances Podcast, covering True Crime and anything mysterious.
Scene on Radio – Center for Documentary Studies at Duke UniversityListen
Scene on Radio asks, How’s it going out there? And leaves the studio to find out. It tells stories that explore human experience and American society. Produced and hosted by John Biewen, Scene on Radio comes from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University (CDS).
True Murder: The Most Shocking Killers in True Crime History and the Authors That Have Written About Them – True MurderListen
Every week host Dan Zupansky will interview the authors that have written about the most shocking killers of all time.
Lady Lovin’ – Lo Bosworth, Jilly Hendrix & Greta TitelmanListen
Lady Lovin’ is your source for female empowerment. Jilly Hendrix, Greta Titelman, and Lo Bosworth tackle a variety of topics from Relationships and Sex, to Health & Wellness to Business and Start Ups. Join the girls every Monday as they interview some of your favorite entrepreneurs, comedians and activists and answer all of your “need to know questions”. Lady Lovin’ is all about inspiring women to stay true to who they are and loving the skin you’re in and the life you live. New episodes every Monday on iTunes.
Not By Accident – Sophie Harper | WonderyListen
Can you imagine becoming a single mother by choice, not by accident? I’ve been chronicling my own journey for six years to tell this story, about making choices and taking action to live the life you want. If you’re a parent, want to be a parent, or just love good storytelling, this podcast is for you.
The Trouble – WBEZ ChicagoListen
Trouble — we’ve all been in it. Some more than others. Some worse than others. Award-winning storyteller Shannon Cason has faced a few problems of his own. Now he talks with others about getting in, and out, of trouble of all stripes.
hey, girl. – Alex ElleListen
hey, girl. is a podcast that unites the voices of phenomenal women near and far. Created with sisterhood and storytelling in mind, author Alex Elle sits down with people who inspire her. From friends to family members and strangers, the hey, girl. guests give us a peek into their stories through candid and intimate conversations.
Crawlspace – CrawlspaceListen
“Crawlspace” is a true crime podcast from the guys who brought you Missing Maura Murray. Lance & Tim continue to dive as deep as possible into missing persons cases, murders, robberies, and family mysteries; all while producing a documentary about their quest.
Dogs in Our World – Adam WinstonListen
Host Adam Winston explores topics such as history, science, and philosophy in his quest to know more about the domestic dog. Each episode includes a teacher, author, or expert who shares their discoveries about the dogs in our world. Join the audience at dogsinourworld.com.
Team Never Quit Podcast – Marcus Luttrell and David RutherfordListen
Two Navy SEALs who’ve known each other for years sharing their amazing life experiences in a humorous, heartfelt and entertaining way. Never before have two people brought such substantial backstories to anchor their ability to pull the best out of the people they interview. Marcus Luttrell and David Rutherford are committed to their mission of helping people face their greatest challenges in order to learn the Never Quit mindset. The TNQ Podcast is the most authentic, positive, and inspiring download available. What’s your Never Quit experience? Because everyone has a story.
Desert Island Discs – BBC Radio 4Listen
Desert Island Discs was created by Roy Plomley in 1942, and the format is simple: a guest is invited by Kirsty Young to choose the eight records they would take with them to a desert island
Married Millennials – Love JaysListen
Joy and Justin are former relationship bloggers breathing new life into America’s oldest tradition: marriage. The weekly show tackles the complex intricacies of being a millennial – dating, sex, students loans, finances, and everything in between.
Neighbors – Jakob Lewis and Nashville Public RadioListen
Lean in and get an intimate foray into the lives of your neighbors. “The Heard” podcast collective cofounder Jakob Lewis produces artful stories about the people we pass every day—showing that we have more in common than we might think. From barbers to improv comedians, from shoe shiners to street musicians Jakob invites you to get to know your neighbors.
Jim Harold’s Campfire – True Ghost Stories | Jim Harold – Jim Harold: True Ghost Stories Told By Real PeopleListen
Listen to chilling TRUE stories of everyday people who have encountered paranormal phenomena of all types. Ghost stories, UFO, cryptids and more! This feed reflects the last 90 days of content, Jim Harold’s Campfire has been in production since 2009 with over 290 episodes. True ghost stories, hauntings, life after death stories and more. Hosted by Jim Harold.
Also, check out Jim’s other podcasts, The Paranormal Podcast and Crime Scene. Both are also free & available on iTunes.
This Is Actually Happening – Whit Missildine/misfitrad.ioListen
First-person stories that explore what happens when everything changes.
Emma Fillipoff is Missing – Jordan BonaparteListen
The Night Time Podcast presents ‘Emma Fillipoff is Missing’ a series exploring the 2012 disappearance of Emma Fillipoff from Victoria, BC.
When a passerby places an emergency call reporting Emma in severe distressed and shoe less on a busy downtown intersection. The police would respond. After speaking to Emma and determining she was not at risk, they would leave her in much the way they found her.
There has not been a confirmed sighting since.
In this ongoing series, Emma’s heart breaking story will presented using interviews with those who know her best.
Bad With Money With Gaby Dunn – Gaby Dunn / PanoplyListen
You know those money podcasts where financial experts teach you practical steps for maximizing your income? “Bad With Money” is the opposite of that. Gaby Dunn is anything but a financial expert. A self-described “bridge-burning livewire,” she’s always viewed money as an endless existential crisis – and she has a sneaking suspicion you do, too. So much of our identity and self-worth is caught up in how much money we have (or don’t have), how hard it is to get it, and even harder to keep it. Money makes us freak out, cry, and do wildly inappropriate things. So how come nobody ever talks about it?
Join Gaby for conversations with comedians, artists, musicians, actors, her parents, a financial psychologist, her boyfriend, and many others about the ways that money makes us feel confused, hopeless, and terrified. This is a safe space to admit that you have no idea what you’re doing either.
Self-Sufficient Life: Homesteading | Preparedness | Prepping | Simple Living – Tim Young: Lifestyle Entrepreneur, Author, Modern HomesteaderListen
Many people want out the rat race to become more self-reliant, but there’s a problem: How can they afford to take the leap?
Self-Sufficient Life narrates stories of people who make money homesteading through sustainable farming, cheese and soap making, pastured livestock and other “traditional” and urban farming enterprises.
But it also shares how modern homesteaders earn money through prepping and preparedness, podcasting, YouTube channels, authoring, selling online courses, essential oils and other “non-traditional” ways.
What they all have in common is this: FREEDOM!
If you dream of starting a sustainable farm, becoming a modern homesteader, or just want more freedom in a simple life connected to nature, Self-Sufficient Life offers farm marketing tips and will inspire you to become more self-sufficient. Hosted by Tim Young of theselfsufficientlife.com.
Why I’m Not… with Brant Pinvidic – AfterBuzz TVListen
“Why I’m Not…” hosted by documentary filmmaker and veteran television producer Brant Pinvidic is a light-hearted weekly podcast in which Brant explores topics that he doesn’t fully understand by interviewing the people who do.
In each episode, Brant explores one of the latest topics, fads, trends or addictions from all sides, and tries to remind you… before you judge it, try to understand it. Why I’m Not… originates from the state of the art studios at the AfterBuzz TV network and is sold by Podcast One.
AfterBuzz TV is the worldwide leader in TV discussion with over 100 weekly shows with a reach of 31 million weekly listeners from over 150 countries and over a billion downloads per year. Other celebrity talents on the network include Ross Mathews, Lilian Garcia and Sean “X-Pac” Waltman.
PodcastOne, the nation’s leading advertiser-supported podcast network, was founded by Norm Pattiz, founder of radio-giant Westwood One.
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.
They Walk Among Us – UK True Crime – They Walk Among Us – UK True CrimeListen
They Walk Among Us is a bi-weekly UK true crime podcast covering a broad range of cases from the sinister to the surreal.