Haunted Places – Parcast NetworkListen
You’ve heard of haunted houses, haunted cemeteries, haunted islands…but do you know how a normal place can become a paranormal minefield? Every haunted place on earth has a frightening, real backstory. Greg (Co-Host of Serial Killers and Cults) takes you on an audio tour of a new haunted place, and it’s haunted history, every episode. Spooky legends, weird histories, and tales of the supernatural… Listen at your own risk. Haunted Places is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network. New episodes released every other Thursday.
Fresh Air – NPRListen
Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio’s most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today’s biggest luminaries.
Deadly Manners – The Paragon CollectiveListen
Deadly Manners is a 10 episode, dark comedy murder-mystery series set in the winter of 1954. It follows the events during the night of the affluent Billings family annual dinner party with their distinguished, eccentric guests. However, all is not fun and games as shortly after the party starts, a snowstorm begins to rage outside, trapping all the partygoers inside their host’s mansion. When a murderer starts killing off those in attendance, the guests must figure out who is responsible, or at least how to stay alive — lest they be next.
Deadly Manners was created by Ali Garfinkel and Alex Aldea.
Deadly Manners stars Kristen Bell, Denis O’Hare, Alisha Boe, RuPaul, Anna Chlumsky, Timothy Simons, Michelle Visage, Alona Tal, David Cummings and is narrated by LeVar Burton.
Snap Judgment Presents: Spooked – Snap Judgment and WNYC StudiosListen
Spooked features true-life supernatural stories, told firsthand by people who can barely believe it happened themselves. Be afraid. Created in the dark of night, by Snap Judgment and WNYC Studios. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Freakonomics Radio, Death, Sex & Money, On the Media, and many others.
The Moth – The MothListen
Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of true stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating. Since 2008, The Moth podcast has featured many of our favorite stories told live on Moth stages around the country. For information on all of our programs and live events, visit themoth.org.
99% Invisible – Roman MarsListen
Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we’ve just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture. From award winning producer Roman Mars. Learn more at 99percentinvisible.org.
A proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
Why We Eat What We Eat – Blue Apron / Gimlet CreativeListen
Most Americans now have more choices when it comes to food than any other group of people in the history of the world. We are so, so lucky to live in a time and place when we get to choose between feasting on fresh vegetables from the farmer’s market… and ordering a meat lover’s pizza delivered right to our door.
With such a ridiculous abundance of options, how do we actually decide what’s for dinner?
On Why We Eat What We Eat, host Cathy Erway investigates the unseen forces that shape our eating habits. We’ll tackle a kale conspiracy, how to get your kids to quit being so picky, visiting the epicenter of the potluck scene, and more.
Brought to you by Blue Apron and Gimlet Creative.
The Black Tapes – Pacific Northwest StoriesListen
The Black Tapes is a weekly podcast from the creators of Pacific Northwest Stories, and is hosted by Alex Reagan. The Black Tapes Podcast is a serialized docudrama about one journalist’s search for truth, her subject’s mysterious past, and the literal and figurative ghosts that haunt them both. Do you believe?
Myths and LegendsListen
Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears. These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was a dangerous and wonderful place.
Creepy – Jon GrilzListen
A collection of the most famous and disturbing creepypastas and urban legends in the world. Listener discretion is advised.
The NoSleep Podcast – Creative Reason Media Inc.Listen
The NoSleep Podcast is a multi-award winning anthology series of original horror stories, with rich atmospheric music to enhance the frightening tales.
The first scripted series from Gimlet Media, starring Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac, David Schwimmer, David Cross, and Amy Sedaris. Homecoming centers on a caseworker at an experimental facility, her ambitious supervisor, and a soldier eager to rejoin civilian life — presented in an enigmatic collage of telephone calls, therapy sessions, and overheard conversations. It’s an innovative, immersive audio experience — a psychological thriller unfolding across the six episodes of Season One.
Snap Judgment – Snap Judgment and WNYC StudiosListen
Snap Judgment (Storytelling, with a BEAT) mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, dramatic, kick-ass radio. Snap’s raw, musical brand of storytelling dares listeners to see the world through the eyes of another.
WNYC studios is the producer of leading podcasts including Radiolab, Freakonomics Radio, Note To Self, Here’s The Thing With Alec Baldwin, and more.
LeVar Burton Reads – LeVar Burton and StitcherListen
Lose yourself in a great story with LeVar Burton Reads. In each episode, host LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow, Star Trek, Roots) hand-picks a different piece of short fiction, and reads it to you.
Limetown – Two-Up ProductionsListen
Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again.
In this podcast, American Public Radio reporter Lia Haddock asks the question once more, “What happened to the people of Limetown?”
The Hamilcast: A Hamilton Podcast – The HamilcastListen
In this American podcast about an American musical about a bastard orphan, we (your hosts Gillian Pensavalle and Bianca Soto) talk all things Hamilton including how it brings people together, how we find Ham references in everyday life, and the general brilliance of the show. We’ll also have special guests along the way ranging from people actually involved in the production (cast members and the creative team), to the minds behind some of the best social media accounts inspired by the show, to teachers who use the music to get their students excited about history, and everything in between.
The discussion of Ron Chernow’s “Alexander Hamilton” starts in episode three. If you’re interested, please feel free to read along with us; we’ll be going chapter-by-chapter. But there’s no pressure! There’s plenty to talk about and we’re not treating this like a super serious history class. We’re just here to have fun with people who also love Hamilton.
When we started this podcast, only Bianca had seen Hamilton. Thanks to an incredibly generous listener, Gillian and Bianca were lucky enough to see Hamilton together the same day Lin-Manuel Miranda won the Pulitzer Prize. How lucky we are to be alive right now FOR REAL.
If you have any great Ham stories or funny references you’ve come across, please let us know! We love hearing about things like that. Email us at TheHamilcast [at] gmail [dot] com, or find us on social media @TheHamilcast.
We have the honor to be your obedient servants,
G.Pen & B.So
I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats – Night Vale PresentsListen
A collaboration between Night Vale Presents, the Mountain Goats, and Merge Records, I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats is a podcast about what it means to be an artist, what it means to be a fan, and what it means to be, as many people are, both at once. The show finds Joseph Fink, creator of Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead, in conversation with one of his artistic heroes, John Darnielle, singer and songwriter of the Mountain Goats. Season One explores the stories behind the Mountain Goats’ album All Hail West Texas, one song at a time. In each episode, John, Joseph, and special guests discuss songwriting, storytelling, current events, and the art and artists that inspire them. Each episode will also premiere a brand new cover version of the song discussed that week, recorded just for the podcast by artists like Amanda Palmer, Andrew Bird, and Dessa.
Season One of I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats premieres September 28, 2017.
Produced by Christy Gressman. From Night Vale Presents, the network that brought you Welcome to Night Vale, Alice Isn’t Dead, Within the Wires, The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air), and Conversations with People Who Hate Me.
Alice Isn’t Dead – Night Vale PresentsListen
A new fiction serial from the creator of Welcome to Night Vale, Alice Isn’t Dead follows a truck driver in her search across America for the wife she had long assumed was dead. In the course of her search, she will encounter not-quite-human serial murderers, towns literally lost in time, and a conspiracy that goes way beyond one missing woman. New episodes every other Tuesday through July 12. Performed by Jasika Nicole. Written by Joseph Fink. Produced by Disparition. Part of the Night Vale Presents network.
RABBITS – Public Radio AllianceListen
When Carly Parker’s friend Yumiko goes missing under very mysterious circumstances, Carly’s search for her friend leads her headfirst into a ancient mysterious game known only as Rabbits. Soon Carly begins to suspect that Rabbits is much more than just a game, and that the key to understanding Rabbits, might be the key to the survival of our species, and the Universe, as we know it.
Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert – Elizabeth Gilbert and Maximum FunListen
Bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert returns for the second season of her hit podcast MAGIC LESSONS, ready to help another batch of aspiring artists overcome their fears and create more joyfully. This year’s guest experts include Neil Gaiman, Gary Shteyngart, Amy Purdy, Michael Ian Black, Brandon Stanton, Martha Beck, and Glennon Doyle Melton.
MAGIC LESSONS art courtesy of Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.
Epic Fail with Jenna Ushkowitz – At WillListen
Actress Jenna Ushkowitz talks to performers about the time they failed on stage, on scene, and on set.
TANIS – Pacific Northwest StoriesListen
Tanis is a bi-weekly podcast from the creators of Pacific Northwest Stories, and is hosted by Nic Silver. Tanis is a serialized docudrama about a fascinating and surprising mystery: the myth of Tanis. Tanis is an exploration of the nature of truth, conspiracy, and information. Tanis is what happens when the lines of science and fiction start to blur…
The Book Review – The New York TimesListen
The world’s top authors and critics join host Pamela Paul and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week’s top books, what we’re reading and what’s going on in the literary world.
The New Yorker: Fiction – WNYC Studios and The New YorkerListen
A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio – Milk Street RadioListen
From street food in Thailand to a bakery in a Syrian refugee camp to how one scientist uses uses state of the art pollen analysis to track the origins of honey (and also to solve cold murder cases), Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio goes anywhere and everywhere to ask questions and get answers about home cooking, food, culture, wine, farming, restaurants, literature, and the lives and cultures of the people who grow, produce, and create the food we eat.
Origins with James Andrew Miller – DGital MediaListen
Origins, narrated, researched and interviewed by award-winning and best-selling author of the oral history books on ESPN, Saturday Night Live and CAA, the Creative Artist Agency, James Andrew Miller, will explore beginnings — whether from the worlds of television, movies, sports, music, business, or even human relationships — to explain how greatness starts and how critical happenings come to be. Listeners will hear firsthand from those who were “there at the start,” who hatched The Great Ideas, or who arrived in time to turn those great ideas into formidable realities.
Origins will strive to reveal the unexpected, the unpredicted, and those moments of luck and fate that no one sees, or saw, coming. These will include pivotal junctures, trapped doors and level jumps. This podcast series will chart the pedigree of success, celebrating entrepreneurship and examining the frustrations and nightmares that, suddenly or inevitably, occur along the way.
Origins will be based on individual topics, played out in chapters — a historic album, a groundbreaking television show, a company that altered the way we consume media, or even a couple whose romantic relationship garnered widespread curiosity.
All of these compelling and entertaining subjects will in some way, have helped create the world we live in today.
Steal the Stars – Tor Labs / Gideon MediaListen
The first audio drama from Tor Labs and Gideon Media, Steal the Stars is a gripping noir science fiction thriller in 14 episodes: Forbidden love, a crashed UFO, an alien body, and an impossible heist unlike any ever attempted – scripted by Mac Rogers, the award-winning playwright and writer of the multi-million download The Message and LifeAfter.
Fictional – Jason Weiser / BardicListen
The greatest stories of classic lit…without actually having to read the books.
From the creators of Myths and Legends, comes an altogether same-but-different podcast set in the world of classic lit. These are the stories of Dracula, The Time Machine, The Three Musketeers. They’re stories written by Jane Austen, Shakespeare, and H.P. Lovecraft, but with a casual, modern tone. Listen as Jason and Carissa Weiser breathe new life into the classics and tell the stories of some of the greatest books ever written.
If you like The Moth, This American Life or Snap Judgment, take a walk on the wilder side with RISK! Your colorful host Kevin Allison (of the legendary comedy group The State) helms this surprisingly uncensored show where people tell jaw-dropping true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public. RISK! is hilarious, heart-wrenching and remarkably real. Think you’ve heard it all? Fasten your seatbelt.
Gastropod – Cynthia Graber and Nicola TwilleyListen
Food with a side of science and history. Every other week, co-hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley serve up a brand new episode exploring the hidden history and surprising science behind a different food- or farming-related topic, from aquaculture to ancient feasts, from cutlery to chile peppers, and from microbes to Malbec. We interview experts, visit labs, fields, and archaeological digs, and generally have lots of fun while discovering new ways to think about and understand the world through food.
Find us online at gastropod.com, follow us on Twitter @gastropodcast, and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/gastropodcast.
We’re Alive – A “Zombie” Story of Survival – Wayland ProductionsListen
For Army Reserve Soldier Michael Cross, the world as he knew it ended in an instant. One minute, he’s in college, and in the next, rioters are roaming the highway around him, breaking into cars, and literally tearing people apart. This is the day the dead walk. This is the world of We’re Alive.
We’re Alive is an ongoing series, packing performances and sound effects that rival movies and prove that modern audio drama is undead and well. Join our survivors as they band together, struggle to fortify a safe haven known as the Tower, and discovers that zombies are far from the worst thing in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles where the rules of human decency no longer apply.
We premiere 3 New episodes a month, with a week off between chapters.
Little food. Little water. Little hope. Who is lucky enough to say “We’re Alive?”
Darkest Night – The Paragon CollectiveListen
Darkest Night is a binaurally recorded audio drama centering around the Roth Lobdow Center for Advanced Research. Each chapter follows two scientists working for the center on top secret ‘Project Cyclops’. Through Project Cyclops, we are able to relive a person’s last waking moments and uncover the secrets of the dead. The Darkest Night is narrated by Lee Pace (The Hobbit Films, Guardians of the Galaxy, Pushing Daisies. Halt & Catch Fire, etc). The Darkest Night features acting performances from Denis O’Hare (American Horror Story), Missi Pyle (The Artist & Dodgeball), RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Ricky Dillon, KC Wayland (We’re Alive), Johnny Ferro, Callie Schuttera, Miguel Lopez, and more. Darkest Night is written by Chris Bloodworth. Additional writing done by Jimmy Juliano. Darkest Night is produced by The Paragon Collective & NoSleep.
The White Vault – Fool and Scholar ProductionsListen
Explore the far reaches of the world’s horrors in the audio drama podcast The White Vault. Follow the collected records of a repair team sent to Outpost Fristed in the vast white wastes of Svalbard and unravel what lies waiting in the ice below. This Fool and Scholar Production is intended for mature audiences.
Heat Rocks – Maximum FunListen
Scorching guests and sizzling records: join music writer Oliver Wang and music supervisor Morgan Rhodes each week as they invite their favorite artists, critics and scholars for in-depth conversations about the albums that shape our lives. Each week our special guests will take you deep into their heat rocks from the world of hip-hop, soul, dance, jazz, funk and more. Get with us!
The Bright Sessions – Lauren ShippenListen
Start with episode 01. Dr. Bright provides therapy for the strange and unusual; their sessions have been recorded for research purposes. Visit www.thebrightsessions.com for more information and additional content.
The Sporkful – Dan Pashman and WNYC StudiosListen
We obsess about food to learn more about people. The Sporkful isn’t for foodies, it’s for eaters. Hosted by Dan Pashman from Cooking Channel’s You’re Eating It Wrong and the book Eat More Better. New episodes on Tuesdays, bonus shows whenever we can.
WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Freakonomics Radio and many others.
Rendition – Alex CespedesListen
Come along for a modern re-telling of timeless stories, from ancient Egyptian fables, to Shakespearean plot twists, folk tales, and even pop songs that all have one thing in common–they take you on a journey.
The Truth – Jonathan MitchellListen
THE TRUTH makes movies for your ears. They’re short stories that are sometimes dark, sometimes funny, and always intriguing. Every story is different, but they all take you to unexpected places using only sound. If you’re new, some good starting places are: Silvia’s Blood, That’s Democracy, Moon Graffiti, Tape Delay, or whatever’s most recent. Listening with headphones is encouraged!
We’re a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.
The New Yorker: The Writer’s Voice – New Fiction from The New Yorker – The New Yorker and WNYCListen
New Yorker fiction writers read their stories.
About Buildings + Cities – A Podcast About Architecture, History and Culture, with Luke Jones & George GingellListen
A podcast about architecture, buildings and cities, from the distant past to the present day. Plus detours into technology, film, fiction, comics, drawings, and the dimly imagined future.
With Luke Jones and George Gingell.
Selected Shorts – Selected Shorts / PanoplyListen
Spellbinding short stories by established and emerging writers take on a new life when they are performed by stars of the stage and screen.
Mystery Show – GimletListen
A new podcast about mysteries, hosted by Starlee Kine. From Gimlet.
The Death of Dr. John Parker – Dan ZappullaListen
On July 3, 2015, psychiatrist and local celebrity Dr. John Parker was found dead in his Mashpee, MA office. His death was ruled an apparent suicide, but his son-in-law, Dan Zappulla, doesn’t buy it.
Dan thinks he was murdered, and he’s out to prove it.
Join us on this journey through Cape Cod as we search for the ultimate truth behind The Death of Dr. John Parker.
Archispeak – Evan Troxel, Neal Pann, Cormac PhalenListen
Evan, Neal and Cormac delve into what it’s really like working in the field of architecture. Whether the topic is design, drawing, 3d modeling, the office environment, analog, digital, education, winning new work or working with clients – there’s sure to be a great conversation. Listen in as they lift the veil to show you, dear listener, what life is really like (both the good and the bad) within the field of architecture. You can learn more about the show and find the show notes at http://archispeakpodcast.com.
Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape – WonderyListen
An audio drama told week after week. We will bring you stories about crime, love, mystery and conspiracy. Some will make you laugh. Some will make you think. All will make you wonder… What’s your secret?
The Business – KCRW, Kim MastersListen
The Business is the show about the business of show business. It goes beyond the glitz and glamour to the who, what, why and how of making movies and TV. The Business is hosted by respected entertainment industry journalist Kim Masters of the Hollywood Reporter and produced by KCRW. Each week The Business features an analysis of top Hollywood news, in-depth interviews and the occasional feature story. (Masters can also be heard Thursdays at 4:44 on Hollywood Breakdown.)
Photo credit: Marc Goldstein
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Two-Up – Two-UpListen
This is Two-Up, a new podcast channel, from the creators of Limetown.
Our first show is 36 Questions, a three-part podcast musical starring Jonathan Groff and Jessie Shelton.
Two-Up will explore the possibilities of audio storytelling, and subscribing to the channel means going along with us for that exploration.
Two-Up isn’t beholden to any genre, theme, or even form. We just want to tell great stories, in whatever way they are best told, and that’s it. That’s the channel.
Subscribe now for 36 Questions, coming in July, and stay for everything else we have cooking up. We promise it will be fun.
Thank you for listening.
Let’s Not Meet: A True Horror Podcast – Andrew TateListen
Let’s Not Meet is a podcast about true horror stories submitted to the letsnotmeet forum at reddit.com. Told in the form of a campfire narrative, these are stories of real life encounters with sick and twisted humans. It’s a podcast which sets out to prove that the real monsters are not that of science fiction novels and horror movies. Join Andrew Tate every Sunday for new episodes.
The Scarecast – Scary Stories & Creepypasta – MaddMikeListen
Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day – Merriam-WebsterListen
Build your vocabulary with Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day! Each day a Merriam-Webster editor offers insight into a fascinating new word — explaining its meaning, current use, and little-known details about its origin.