Top Society & Culture Podcasts

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Society & Culture

A Matter of Degrees – Leah Stokes, Katharine Wilkinson

Give up your climate guilt. Sharpen your curiosity. This show is for the climate-curious people who know climate change is a problem, but are trying to figure out how to tackle it. We’re telling stories about the levers of power that have created the problem -- and the tools we have to fix it. Read More
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Society & Culture

Blind Landing – Ari Saperstein

At the 2000 Summer Olympics, the greatest gymnasts in the world gathered in Sydney, Australia in pursuit of their ultimate prize: gold in the women's gymnastics All-Around final. But in the midst of the competition, something inexplicable and unprecedented happened that derailed the event –– a mistake that changed the gymnasts' lives forever. Through original interviews with Olympic gymnasts, coaches and officials, Blind Landing reveals the untold true story of one of the biggest mistakes in Olympic history. Read More
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Society & Culture

Invisibilia – NPR

Unseeable forces control human behavior and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions. Invisibilia—Latin for invisible things—fuses narrative storytelling with science that will make you see your own life differently. Read More
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Society & Culture

Noble Blood – iHeartRadio and Grim & Mild

Author Dana Schwartz explores the stories of some of history’s most fascinating royals: the tyrants and the tragic, the murderers and the murdered, and everyone in between. Because when you’re wearing a crown, mistakes often mean blood. New episodes every two weeks, on Tuesdays. Read More
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Rabbit Hole – The New York Times

What is the internet doing to us? The Times tech columnist Kevin Roose discovers what happens when our lives move online. Read More
What is the internet doing to us? The Times tech columnist Kevin Roose discovers Read More
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Society & Culture

Scared To Death – Dan Cummins

True horror fan Dan Cummins attempts to terrify his wife Lynze with two new alleged-to-be-true tales each week. Demonic possession, poltergeists, shadow people, and more! Subscribe and listen in the dark to your new weekly nightmare. Read More
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Society & Culture

The Lazy Genius Podcast

Being a person is hard, and The Lazy Genius Podcast is here to help you be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don't. From laundry to cooking chicken to making new friends, Kendra is here to welcome you into an easier way. Read More
Being a person is hard, and The Lazy Genius Podcast is here to help you be a gen Read More
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Society & Culture

Conspiracy Theories

The truth is rarely the best story. And when it’s not the only story, the truth deserves another look. Every Wednesday, we tell the complicated stories behind the world’s most controversial events and possible cover-ups. Conspiracy? Maybe. Coincidence? Maybe. Complicated? Absolutely. Conspiracy Theories is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production. Read More
The truth is rarely the best story. And when it’s not the only story, the trut Read More
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Society & Culture

The Midnight Miracle – Dave Chappelle, Talib Kweli, and yasiin bey

The Midnight Miracle is a thought-provoking podcast that uniquely blends the salon and variety show traditions while providing a glimpse into the inner lives of hosts Talib Kweli, yasiin bey, Dave Chappelle, and friends. The Midnight Miracle was recorded during Chappelle's legendary 2020 Summer Camp in Ohio. Read More
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Society & Culture

And That’s Why We Drink

Murder and the paranormal finally meet! Grab your wine and milkshakes and join us every Sunday for some chilling ghost stories and downright terrifying true crime stories. The world's a scary place. And that's why we drink!

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Society & Culture

DISGRACELAND

This is the home of Disgraceland Presents, a feed dedicated to all content related to the music and true crime podcast, DISGRACELAND, the award winning show about musicians getting away with murder and behaving very badly. To hear episodes on the Beach Boys, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitney Houston, David Bowie, Rolling Stones, A$AP Rocky, Led Zeppelin and more, listen for free at amazon.com/disgraceland. Stay tuned here to catch up on bonus episodes, regularly released special content, show announcements, trailers and more from the Disgraceland universe.

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Society & Culture

Revolutions

A weekly podcasting exploring great political revolutions. Now: The Russian Revolution Next: ???
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Society & Culture

Sword and Scale – Incongruity

The Sword and Scale true-crime podcast is an immersive audio experience covering the dark side of humanity and human nature. Our stories delve into the worst of the worst and include murder, rape, dismemberment and cannibalism. The worst monsters are real. Read More
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Society & Culture

Toxic: The Britney Spears Story – Witness Docs

Hosts Tess Barker and Babs Gray lay out everything you need to know about Britney Spears, her controversial conservatorship, and the movement of fans trying to end it. They talk to exclusive sources, examine new sides of the story, and uncover disturbing truths about our legal system that go way beyond Britney. Read More
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Society & Culture

Darkness Radio

The Best in Paranormal Talk Radio


Dave & Tim take listeners on an entertaining journey into all aspects of the supernatural, from ghosts and aliens, to monsters, mysteries, myths & legends with guest experts, experiencers and eye witnesses. With over 15 years experience they continue to be your guides to the encounters that seem to lie just outside the limits of normal life and just past the boundaries of the darkness on the edge of every town.

 

Publishing Ad-Free Episodes on Stitcher Premium starting 9/12/2020

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Society & Culture

Nixon at War

Most accounts of the collapse of Richard Nixon’s presidency begin with Watergate — the now iconic tale of a bungled break-in and the misbegotten cover-up that followed.  But what led to Watergate?  How — and more puzzlingly, why — did one of the shrewdest, most gifted political figures of his time become embroiled in so manifestly lunatic an enterprise in the first place?  Intrigued by that question, writer/journalist Kurt Andersen takes a deep dive into the vast archives at the Nixon Library and emerges with an answer he wasn’t expecting: While Watergate doubtless accelerated Nixon’s spectacular fall, it was the Vietnam War that led inexorably to the break-in, and from there to the sinking of his presidency.

For Andersen, who came of age in the Vietnam era, that answer in turn begs another, larger question: How did Richard Nixon, with all his foreign policy savvy, allow himself to get trapped in the same quagmire he had watched engulf his predecessor, Lyndon Johnson? These questions are the central concerns of Nixon at War.  Over the course of seven episodes, Andersen peels back the onion and emerges with a new and deeper understanding of both the man and the war, and of the complex linkage between them.

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Society & Culture

Small Town Murder

Two comedians look at a small town, what makes it tick, and a murder that took place there. In depth research, horrible tragedy, and the hosts' comedic spin on the whole thing. New episodes every Thursday!! Read More
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Society & Culture

Supernatural with Ashley Flowers – Parcast Network

Most mysteries can be solved by looking at the facts. But sometimes, the facts don’t lead to a logical explanation, and the truth lies somewhere in the unknown… Join Parcast and Crime Junkie’s Ashley Flowers as they dive deep into the strange and surreal to explain some of the world’s most bizarre true crime occurrences in the new series, Supernatural with Ashley Flowers. Every Wednesday, Ashley digs into a different mystifying crime—where the most fitting theory isn’t always the most conventional. Read More
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Society & Culture

Unexplained Mysteries

Unexplained Mysteries examines history’s most compelling puzzles. From suspicious deaths to scientific paradoxes to paranormal reports, if there are lingering questions, Unexplained Mysteries tells the story. Every Tuesday and Thursday, we sort through the evidence—and occasionally—uncover the answers. Read More
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Society & Culture

Unlocking Us with Brené Brown – Parcast Network

I’ve spent over 20 years studying the emotions and experiences that bring meaning and purpose to our lives, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s this: We are hardwired for connection, and connecting requires courage, vulnerability, and conversation. I want this to be a podcast that’s real, unpolished, honest, and reflects both the magic and the messiness of what it means to be human. Episodes will include conversations with the people who are teaching me, challenging me, confusing me, or maybe even ticking me off a little. I'll also have direct conversations with you about what I’m learning from new research, and we'll do some episodes dedicated to answering your questions. We don’t have to do life alone. We were never meant to. Read More
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Society & Culture

Aaron Mahnke’s Cabinet of Curiosities

From the creator of the hit podcast Lore comes a new, bite-sized storytelling experience. Each twice-weekly episode features two short tales that take listeners on a guided tour of the unbelievable, the unsettling, and the bizarre. Read More
From the creator of the hit podcast Lore comes a new, bite-sized storytelling ex Read More
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Society & Culture

Cancelled with Tana Mongeau – Tana Mongeau

EXTRA! EXTRA! The Internet is set ablaze as Tana Mongeau launches her very own podcast: CANCELLED! After years of growing up under the constant scrutiny of public opinion, social media juggernaut, Tana Mongeau, is officially taking back the mic. Acting as a natural evolution of her acclaimed “storytime” videos, this show offers an intimate look at Mongeau, her meteoric rise to superstardom, and the unavoidable moments of vulnerability that make this cyber-personality all the more human. CANCELLED will seek to shed a new light, not only on its host, but on the enigmatic world of “the influencer,” featuring lively celeb tell-alls, current event commentary, and Tana’s unfiltered take on the drama that relentlessly clings to her. Produced by The Paragon Collective and David Weintraub Entertainment. Read More
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Society & Culture

Questlove Supreme – iHeartRadio

Questlove Supreme is a fun, irreverent and educational weekly podcast that digs deep into the stories of musical legends and cultural icons in a way that only Questlove and Team Supreme can deliver. Led by Each episode is driven by conversation ranging from the guest’s origins (along with a few never-before-revealed secrets to their success) to their life passions and current projects. This is not your typical interview show. This is about legends and legends in the making bringing their legacy to life in their own words. Previous guests have included Usher, Michelle Obama, Chris Rock, Steve Miller, Maya Rudolph, Weird Al, Chaka Khan, Babyface and many more. Read More
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Society & Culture

Behind the Bastards

There’s a reason the History Channel has produced hundreds of documentaries about Hitler but only a few about Dwight D. Eisenhower. Bad guys (and gals) are eternally fascinating. Behind the Bastards dives in past the Cliffs Notes of the worst humans in history and exposes the bizarre realities of their lives. Listeners will learn about the young adult novels that helped Hitler form his monstrous ideology, the founder of Blackwater’s insane quest to build his own Air Force, the bizarre lives of the sons and daughters of dictators and Saddam Hussein’s side career as a trashy romance novelist. Read More
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Endless Thread

Hosts Ben Brock Johnson and Amory Sivertson dig into the internet's vast and curious ecosystem of online communities to find untold histories, unsolved mysteries, and other jaw-dropping stories online and IRL. Read More
Hosts Ben Brock Johnson and Amory Sivertson dig into the internet’s vast a Read More