Top Society & Culture Podcasts

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Society & Culture

Chameleon: Hollywood Con Queen – Campside Media

For the past 6 years, someone — or some group — has been terrorizing a certain class of Hollywood workers. Strivers — day players and physical trainers and make-up artists and security guards — receive a phone call or email offering the job of a lifetime. A key role on a major film, or TV show. This offer comes from a powerful woman — one of the biggest producers or studio executives in the industry. All these strivers have to do is get on a plane, for Jakarta, immediately. But when they land, there is no producer. There is no movie. It’s all a fraud. This is the incredible true story of one the longest and strangest cons in history. Tag along as two long-time journalists untangle the story of the Hollywood Con Queen scam, and embark upon an obsessive quest to figure out who’s behind it. Read More
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Society & Culture

Super Soul – Oprah

Awaken, discover and connect to the deeper meaning of the world around you with Super Soul. 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. Read More
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Society & Culture

Radiolab – WNYC Studios

Radiolab is one of the most beloved podcasts and public radio shows in the world. The show is known for its deep-dive journalism and innovative sound design. Created in 2002 by host Jad Abumrad, the program began as an exploration of scientific inquiry. Over the years it has evolved to become a platform for long-form journalism and storytelling. Radiolab is co-hosted by Lulu Miller and Latif Nasser. Read More
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Society & Culture

Throughline – NPR

The past is never past. Every headline has a history. Join us every week as we go back in time to understand the present. These are stories you can feel and sounds you can see from the moments that shaped our world. Read More
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Society & Culture

Revolutions – Mike Duncan

A weekly podcasting exploring great political revolutions. Now: The Russian Revolution Next: ???
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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 Experiment – The Atlantic and WNYC Studios

It’s easy to forget that the United States started as an experiment: a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, with liberty and justice for all. That was the idea. On this weekly show, we check in on how that experiment is going. The Experiment: stories from an unfinished country. From The Atlantic and WNYC Studios. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts, including Radiolab, On the Media, and Death, Sex & Money. Since 1857, The Atlantic has been a magazine of ideas—a home to the best writers and boldest minds, who bring clarity and original thinking to the most important issues of our time. Read More
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Society & Culture

Sway – New York Times Opinion

Power, unpacked. “Sway” is a new interview show hosted by Kara Swisher, “Silicon Valley’s most feared and well liked journalist.” Now taking on Washington, Hollywood and the world, Kara investigates power: who has it, who’s been denied it, and who dares to defy it. Every Monday and Thursday, from New York Times Opinion Audio. Read More
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Society & Culture

American History Tellers – Wondery

The Cold War, Prohibition, the Gold Rush, the Space Race. Every part of your life -the words you speak, the ideas you share- can be traced to our history, but how well do you really know the stories that made America? We’ll take you to the events, the times and the people that shaped our nation. And we’ll show you how our history affected them, their families and affects you today. Hosted by Lindsay Graham (not the Senator). From Wondery, the network behind Tides Of History, Fall Of Rome and Dirty John. Read More
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Society & Culture

Still Processing – The New York Times

Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham are working it out in this weekly show about culture in the broadest sense. That means television, film, books, music — but also the culture of work, dating, the internet and how those all fit together. Read More
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Society & Culture

The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos – Pushkin Industries

You might think you know what it takes to lead a happier life… more money, a better job, or Instagram-worthy vacations. You’re dead wrong. Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos has studied the science of happiness and found that many of us do the exact opposite of what will truly make our lives better. Based on the psychology course she teaches at Yale--the most popular class in the university’s 300-year history--Laurie will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will change the way you think about happiness. For an even deeper dive into the research we talk about in the show and to sign up to our newsletter visit: happinesslab.fmiHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.  Read More
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Society & Culture

Revisionist History – Pushkin Industries

Revisionist History is Malcolm Gladwell's journey through the overlooked and the misunderstood. Every episode re-examines something from the past—an event, a person, an idea, even a song—and asks whether we got it right the first time. From Pushkin Industries. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance.iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.  Read More
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Society & Culture

Swindled – A Concerned Citizen

Utilizes narrative storytelling, archival audio, and immersive soundscapes to explore true stories of white-collar criminals, con artists, and corporate evil. From corruption and fraud to Ponzi schemes and environmental disasters, these financially motivated crimes have shaped our world in unimaginable ways. All in the name of greed. Read More
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Society & Culture

Nice White Parents – Serial & The New York Times

If you want to understand what’s wrong with our public schools, you have to look at what is arguably the most powerful force in shaping them: white parents. A five-part series from Serial Productions, a New York Times Company. Hosted by Chana Joffe-Walt. Read More
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Society & Culture

Ringer Dish – The Ringer

Ringer Dish is the place for all things celebrity. From major celebrity moments like the Met Gala and the Oscars, to the weird habits of the stars you love, to refreshers on the biggest tabloid stories from the last twenty years, Ringer Dish has all the vital details. On Mondays, join a rotating cast of Ringer staffers for deep dives on famous families like the Richies or to learn more about your favorite internet boyfriend (looking at you, Zac Efron). On Wednesdays, catch ‘Jam Session’ with Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins for royal family rumors, celebrity real estate, and industry analysis. And on Fridays, listen to ‘Tea Time’ with Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer for lightning-fast coverage of pressing celebrity news and gossip. Read More
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Society & Culture

The History of Rome – Mike Duncan

A weekly podcast tracing the history of the Roman Empire, beginning with Aeneas's arrival in Italy and ending with the exile of Romulus Augustulus, last Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Now complete! Read More
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Society & Culture

The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast – Lauryn Evarts & Michael Bosstick / Dear Media

Lauryn Evarts Bosstick is the entrepreneur & creator behind The Skinny Confidential, a blog, brand, podcast, and YouTube channel that reaches millions of women and men trying to live their best lives by sharing wellness, business, beauty, & lifestyle tips. Michael Bosstick is a serial entrepreneur and brand builder as well as the Co-Founder and CEO of the Dear Media Podcast Network. The dynamic couple are also married and in this show you will find a mix of audio entertainment with world class leaders, entrepreneurs, athletes, best selling authors, experts, & thought leaders. What can you expect as a listener? A completely raw and unfiltered, no holds barred conversation around the topics and questions you really want answered. Lauryn and Michael never hold back and this show never fails to bring value. Read More
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Society & Culture

Anything Goes with Emma Chamberlain – Emma Chamberlain and Ramble

Emma has a LOT on her mind. Good thing she has a podcast to talk about it all. Appropriately named, anything really does go on this podcast. Thoughts, conversations, and advice on topics from relationships and dealing with failure, to the trials and tribulations of being a cat mom, and ridiculous stories with friends we can all relate to. It’s raw, intimate, and nothing is off limits (seriously, Anything Goes). It may be serious, it’ll mostly be funny, and it’ll always be entertaining. New episodes every Thursday.  Read More
Emma has a LOT on her mind. Good thing she has a podcast to talk about it all. Read More
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Society & Culture

Casefile True Crime – Casefile Presents

Fact is scarier than fiction.
Fact is scarier than fiction. Read More
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Society & Culture

Darkness Radio – Dave Schrader & Tim Dennis

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. Read More
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Society & Culture

The Holderness Family Podcast – The Holderness Family

Welcome to the Holderness Family Podcast!  On Facebook and YouTube we are known as The Holderness Family. We make those silly songs and skits with our kids, but on this podcast, it's just us... the real us.  The non-Christmas-jammies-us, the why-can't-my-socks-be-on-the-kitchen-counter-us (Penn) the why-do-I-have-to-go-outside-and-talk-to-people-us (Kim). On this podcast, we will share the real-life ups and downs of living together, working together, raising kids together, in what we hope is a funny and entertaining way.  We will be taking questions that we are likely unqualified to answer (absolutely unqualified to answer) but we are hoping that the show will make all of your beautiful families realize you're not alone.  You're not alone. We are all a hot mess... a HolderMess.  The HolderMess: the Holderness Family Podcast Thank you for subscribing and listening! Hosted by Kim & Penn Holderness Produced by Max Trujillo Read More
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Society & Culture

Unexplained Mysteries – Parcast Network

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

Mysterious Radio: Paranormal, UFO & Lore Interviews – Mysterious Radio

Subscribe now to hear brand new releases from the foremost experts and researchers surrounding the most interesting subject ever! You hear in-depth interviews about true hauntings, UFO sightings, real alien encounters, vile serial killers, strange creatures, secret societies, underground bases, spirit contact, ancient ruins, time travel, real exorcisms, mysterious disappearances, and much more! Subscribe on Apple Podcasts for the best listening experience. Become a 'Mysterious Radio Truther' to get access to the ultimate catalog of archived podcasts, bonus editions and resources to satisfy even the most jaded of appetites! Read More
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Society & Culture

S-Town – Serial & This American Life

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. Read More
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Serial Killers – Parcast Network

Every Monday and Thursday, 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 in-depth research, we delve deep into their lives and stories. Serial Killers is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production. Read More
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