Top Performing Arts Podcasts

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Performing Arts

The Moth – The Moth

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. Read More
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Performing Arts

LeVar Burton Reads – LeVar Burton and Stitcher

The best short fiction, handpicked by the best voice in podcasting. In every episode, host LeVar Burton (Roots, Reading Rainbow, Star Trek) invites you to take a break from your daily life, and dive into a great story. LeVar’s narration blends with gorgeous soundscapes to bring stories by Neil Gaiman, Haruki Murakami, Octavia Butler, Ray Bradbury and more to life. So, if you’re ready, let’s take a deep breath... Read More
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Performing Arts

The Magnus Archives – Rusty Quill

Make your statement, face your fear. A weekly horror fiction podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organisation dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join Jonathan Sims as he explores the archive, but be be warned, as he looks into its depths something starts to look back… New episodes every Thursday produced by Rusty Quill, featuring guest actors, short stories, serial plots and more. Read More
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Performing Arts

Snap Judgment – Snap Judgment and PRX

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. Read More
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Performing Arts

Snap Judgment Presents: Spooked – Snap Judgment and WNYC Studios

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, On the Media, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and many others. © WNYC Studios Read More
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Performing Arts

RISK! – RISK!

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. Read More
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Performing Arts

The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio – Adam Graham

On the Great Detectives of Old Time Radio, every day, Monday-Saturday, we feature a different detective program. Our current line-up is Casey, Crime Photographer, The Fat Man (AU), The Man Called X, Mystery is My Hobby, Yours Truly Johnny Dollar, and Under Arrest. Podcast Award nominated Host Adam Graham has been your guide through each series since 2009 as he provides insightful commentary and humor after each episode as well as responding to listener questions and feedback. Read More
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Performing Arts

Selected Shorts – Symphony Space

Our greatest actors transport us through the magic of fiction, one short story at a time. Sometimes funny. Always moving. Selected Shorts connects you to the world with a rich diversity of voices from literature, film, theater, and comedy. New episodes every Thursday. Produced and distributed by Symphony Space. Read More
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Performing Arts

David Tennant Does a Podcast With… – Somethin’ Else & No Mystery

David Tennant, star of Doctor Who, Good Omens and Broadchurch, gets talking with the biggest names from TV, movies, comedy and elsewhere. Featuring superstar names like Olivia Colman, James Cordon and Whoopi Goldberg. A Somethin’ Else and No Mystery production. Head to STORE.TENNANTPODCAST.COM to get your hands on the brand new David Tennant Does A Podcast With travel cups, metal water bottles and mugs. Read More
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Performing Arts

The Jimmy Dore Show – Jimmy Dore

“ Jimmy Dore is outrageous and outraged, bothersome and bothered, a crucial, profane, passionate voice for progressives and freethinkers in 21st century America.” -Patton Oswalt Read More
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Performing Arts

Down These Mean Streets (Old Time Radio Detectives) – Mean Streets Podcasts

Presenting the best detectives from the Golden Age of Radio. Each week, we'll bring you an episode starring one of Old Time Radio's greatest detectives and the story behind the show. Join us for adventures of Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, Johnny Dollar, and many more. Read More
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Performing Arts

Scary Stories & Rain – Being Scared

TRUE scary stories...accompanied by the ambient sounds of rain. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/being-scared/support Read More
TRUE scary stories…accompanied by the ambient sounds of rain. Support this Read More
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Performing Arts

Marvel’s Wolverine – Marvel and Stitcher

Marvel’s “Wolverine: The Lost Trail” is an epic quest that takes place in the Louisiana bayou. Following the events of Marvel’s “Wolverine: The Long Night,” Logan (Richard Armitage) returns to New Orleans in search of redemption, only to discover that his ex-lover, Maureen is nowhere to be found. And she's not the only one. Dozens of humans and mutants have gone missing, including the mother of a teenage boy, Marcus Baptiste. With Weapon X in close pursuit, Logan and Marcus must team up and follow a trail of clues that leads them deep into the gothic heart of the bayou, where they encounter biker gangs, Cajun thieves and a world of wonders that defies explanation. It is here that they find Greenhaven -- a refuge run by a powerful mutant named Jason Wyngarde. Award-winning comic book author Ben Percy (“The Dark Net,” “Red Moon”), director/sound designer Brendan Baker (“Wolverine: The Long Night”) and associate director/sound designer Chloe Prasinos (“Wolverine: The Long Night”) will return for the series, produced by Daniel Fink and Chloe Wilson of Marvel and Jenny Radelet Mast of Stitcher. Learn more at wolverinepodcast.com. Season 1 now available wherever you get your podcasts. Read More
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Performing Arts

Audio Poem of the Day – Poetry Foundation

Audio recordings of classic and contemporary poems read by poets and actors, delivered every day.
Audio recordings of classic and contemporary poems read by poets and actors, del Read More
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Performing Arts

The Grass is Greener with Paul Greene – Paul Greene

I will be bringing you all kinds of goodies for Inspiration, to nudge you past your comfort zone, to share new ways of thinking and some really powerful tools to have your life be something that you really enjoy. Read More
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Performing Arts

The Horror! (Old Time Radio) – RelicRadio.com

Be afraid! Be very afraid. Old Time Radio is filled with ghost stories, monsters, creatures who walk the earth, and other tales of the unexplained. Join me as we explore these stories born from the depths of hell itself. But leave those lights on! Read More
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Performing Arts

The Penumbra Podcast – Sophie Takagi Kaner and Kevin Vibert

At the Penumbra, you might follow Juno Steel, a brooding, sharp-witted private eye on Mars, as he tangles with an elusive homme fatale, tracks dangerous artifacts of an ancient alien civilization, and faces his three greatest fears: heights, blood, and relationships. Or you might enter the world of the Second Citadel, where the merciless Sir Caroline must corral a team of emotionally distraught all-male knights to defend their city against mind-manipulating monsters...even the ones they’ve fallen in love with. These audio dramas and more await you in the Penumbra, dear traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay. (Start with "1.01: Juno Steel and the Case of the Murderous Mask" or "1.09: Second Citadel - The Head of the Janus Beast.") The Penumbra is created and produced by Sophie Takagi Kaner and Kevin Vibert. Follow us on Twitter (@thepenumbrapod), Tumblr (@thepenumbrapodcast), or Facebook (The Penumbra Podcast). You can find all of our transcripts here. If you would like to view trigger warnings or SFX attributions, you can scroll to the end of the appropriate episode transcript: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_ Read More
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Performing Arts

The Strange Case of Starship Iris – Jessica Best (Procyon Podcast Network)

In 2189, Earth narrowly won a war against extraterrestrials. The Strange Case of Starship Iris is about what comes after. It's a story of outer space, survival, espionage, resistance, identity, friendship, found family, romance, and secrets. (Also, there’s jokes.) For more info, visit http://procyonpodcasts.com/starship-iris Read More
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Performing Arts

Case Closed! (old time radio) – RelicRadio.com

Crime stories from the golden age. Old Time Radio is filled with cops, robbers, and private investigators...Lets reopen the cases and hear these great stories again! Read More
Crime stories from the golden age. Old Time Radio is filled with cops, robbers, Read More
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Performing Arts

Bawdy Storytelling – Dixie De La Tour

Bawdy Storytelling – dubbed 'The Moth for pervs' by the LA Weekly – is the nation’s original sex and storytelling series. Founded, emcee’ed and curated by sexual folklorist Dixie De La Tour, Bawdy Storytelling features real people and rockstars sharing their bona fide sexual exploits. Bawdy Storytelling’s one-of-a-kind approach to sex-positive personal narrative has coaxed liberating tales out of everyday people, creating unforgettable experiences for performers and audiences alike. These stories aren't memorized. Storytellers aren't reading from cue cards. This is honest-to-badness story time with true sexcapades and poignant, hilarious, transformational tales at each and every show. Read More
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Performing Arts

日谈公园 – 日谈公园

“日谈公园“是由文娱领域资深人士李叔(李志明)和小伙子(冯广健)共同主持的脱口秀播客节目,畅聊电影音乐文学动漫热门作品,分享旅行美食消费时尚生活方式,更有各路名人趣士谈天谈地谈笑风生谈未来过去。我想说的,你想听的,都在日谈公园。 Read More
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Performing Arts

Relic Radio Sci-Fi (old time radio) – RelicRadio.com

Relic Radio Science Fiction brings you old time radio stories from sci-fi's greatest writers, as well as original stories for shows like Dimension X, X Minus 1, 2000 Plus, Beyond Tomorrow, and much more! Travel through space and time as they saw it all those years ago. Read More
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Performing Arts

Relic Radio Thrillers (Old Time Radio) – RelicRadio.com

The best Old Time Radio adventures in crime, mystery, espionage and suspense! Relic Radio Thrillers delivers the ticking time bombs, mysterious crime scenes, and the cloak and dagger action that today's armchair adventurer demands! Read More
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Performing Arts

Old Time Radio Mystery Theater – Old Time Radio Mystery Theater

Enjoy the fun and excitement of listening to thrilling Old Time Radio mystery shows. Experience a professional cast of actors, great scripts and thrilling suspense. Please visit our website (MysteryShows.com) for more great shows like these. If you like this podcast, you'll love our Old Time Radio file sharing club. 48,000 shows in .mp3 format currently available for download. All genres available. If you enjoy this podcast, please rate it on iTunes. Thanks! Read More
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Performing Arts

Music and the Brain – Library of Congress

The Library's Music and the Brain events offer lectures, conversations and symposia about the explosion of new research at the intersection of cognitive neuroscience and music. Project chair Kay Redfield Jamison convenes scientists and scholars, composers, performers, theorists, physicians, psychologists, and other experts at the Library for a compelling 2-year series, with generous support from the Dana Foundation. Read More
The Library’s Music and the Brain events offer lectures, conversations and Read More