Top Society & Culture Podcasts

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Slow Burn – Slate Podcasts

In 2003, the United States invaded Iraq without provocation. Most Americans supported the war—as did most politicians and intellectuals, both liberal and conservative. Today, it’s universally considered a disaster.Hosted by award-winning reporter Noreen Malone, the fifth season of Slow Burn explores the people and ideas that propelled the country into the Iraq War, and the institutions that failed to stop it. How did the Iraq catastrophe happen? And what was it like to watch America make one of its most consequential mistakes? Read More
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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
The Sword and Scale true-crime podcast is an immersive audio experience covering Read More
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Two Hot Takes – Two Hot Takes

Join host Morgan and her team of co-hosts as they scavenge Reddit and the rest of the internet to give their two hot takes on the juiciest dating, relationship, life, and AITA stories. Show your support (much appreciated) and listen to exclusive stories: https://www.patreon.com/TwoHotTakes Follow along on Instagram: Two Hot Takes Check out our YouTube Channel for full length videos! https://www.youtube.com/c/TwoHotTakes Direct Inquiries: TwoHotTakes@gmail.com Read More
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Aaron Mahnke’s Cabinet of Curiosities – iHeartRadio and Grim & Mild

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

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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Casefile True Crime – Casefile Presents

Fact is scarier than fiction.
Fact is scarier than fiction. Read More
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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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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.   Publishing Ad-Free Episodes on Stitcher Premium starting 9/12/2020 Read More
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Society & Culture

Small Town Murder – James Pietragallo, Jimmie Whisman

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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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. iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.  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. Supernatural with Ashley Flowers is a Spotify Original from Parcast. Read More
Most mysteries can be solved by looking at the facts. But sometimes, the facts d Read More
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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
Give up your climate guilt. Sharpen your curiosity. This show is for the climate Read More
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Society & Culture

Storytime with Seth Rogen – Earwolf & Seth Rogen

Hi! Welcome to Storytime with Seth Rogen, where every week Seth asks somebody, “Do you have a great story? And if you do, will you tell it on my podcast?” That’s it. That’s the concept. But the results are so much more than that. This is not a typical comedian-hosted chat show! Each episode plays like a little audio documentary, a feature presentation unto itself, with supporting interviews and archival tape woven into each story with a rhythmic editing style. Not all the stories are knee-slap funny, and not all the guests are known. From a near-death grizzly bear fight in remote Canada, to a life-altering celebrity encounter in a movie theatre, to the revelation of a family secret, Storytime starts with Seth’s curiosity about people and the world, and always ends up in an unexpected place. Read More
Hi! Welcome to Storytime with Seth Rogen, where every week Seth asks somebody, Read More
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Literally! With Rob Lowe – Stitcher & Team Coco, Rob Lowe

This is literally a podcast where people I love, admire, and know well will be in a safe space to really let their hair down (assuming they have any). I will cover the thoughtful to the extremely random. So join me and my guests from the world of movies, TV, sports, music, and culture for fun, wide-ranging, free-wheeling conversations. Read More
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Ridiculous History – iHeartRadio

History is beautiful, brutal and, often, ridiculous. Join Ben Bowlin and Noel Brown as they dive into some of the weirdest stories from across the span of human civilization in Ridiculous History, a podcast by iHeartRadio. Read More
History is beautiful, brutal and, often, ridiculous. Join Ben Bowlin and Noel Br Read More
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The Best of Coast to Coast AM – Coast to Coast AM

The Best of Coast to Coast AM podcast, hosted by George Noory. A media phenomenon, Coast to Coast AM deals with UFOs, strange occurrences, life after death, and other unexplained (and often inexplicable) phenomena. Read More
The Best of Coast to Coast AM podcast, hosted by George Noory. A media phenomeno Read More
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The Vanished Podcast – Wondery

All episodes are available for free, with ad-free episodes available for Wondery+ subscribers. The Vanished is a true crime podcast that explores the stories of those who have gone missing. The Vanished goes beyond conventional news reports to take a deep dive into the story of a different missing person each week. Host Marissa Jones brings you exclusive interviews with family members, friends, law enforcement and experts. What will The Vanished uncover next? Read More
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Behind the Bastards – iHeartRadio

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
There’s a reason the History Channel has produced hundreds of documentaries ab Read More
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Mysterious Radio: Paranormal, UFO & Lore Interviews – Mysterious Radio

You’ve stumbled upon a place that will plunge you into the depths of the unknown. A place where top scientists, journalists and researchers dare to look way beyond the edges of our reality to analyze these extraordinary events. Join KTown as she discusses subjects surrounding real paranormal activity, unbelievable UFO phenomena, sinister secret societies, mysterious time slips, powerful ancient artifacts, terrifying creature encounters, shocking conspiracies, gruesome serial killers, unexplainable disappearances, supernatural places and much more! Are you ready for a mind-expanding experience? We release new episodes often so make sure you hit the follow or subscribe button so you’ll never miss one! Read More
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Better Together with Maria Menounos – Maria Menounos

Every week, host Maria Menounos will bring you the world's leading healers, experts, influential celebrities & game-changers to share groundbreaking secrets and tips to getting better in all areas of life, including physical health, emotional wellness, spirituality, finances, relationships & more. Getting better isn't easy, but it's a whole lot easier when we do it together. Support the show by becoming a patron and getting access to exclusive content, and an extra episode every week! Patreon.com/MariaMenounos Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support Read More
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In Our Time – BBC Radio 4

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas Read More
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Paranormal Mysteries Podcast – Paranormal Mysteries | Supernatural & Unexplained Stories

Join the host of Paranormal Mysteries Nic Ryan as he takes you on a weekly journey into the strange, but true world of unexplained and supernatural phenomena. Show topics include historical accounts and listener stories involving ghosts, aliens, UFOs, bigfoot, monsters, fairies, witchcraft, folklore, legends, missing people, cryptozoology, geological anomalies, and much more. If you have a true story to share, email us or visit our website. Email: paranormalmysteriespodcast@gmail.com Speak Pipe: https://www.speakpipe.com/paranormalmysteries Website: http://paranormalmysteriespodcast.com Forum: https://tinyurl.com/4z4v6rm3 © Paranormal Mysteries Podcast, 2021. All rights reserved. Any reproduction or republication of all or part of this audio is prohibited. Read More
Join the host of Paranormal Mysteries Nic Ryan as he takes you on a weekly journ Read More
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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
Welcome to the Holderness Family Podcast!  On Facebook and YouTube we are known Read More
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This Is Actually Happening – Wondery

New episodes come out every Tuesday for free, with ad-free episodes and exclusive past episodes available for Wondery+ subscribers. What if your mother left to follow a cult… or you woke up in a morgue… or if your boat got caught in a storm and began to sink -- what would you do?   This is Actually Happening brings you extraordinary true stories of life-changing events told by the people who lived them. From a man who finds out a celebrity crush isn’t who she seems to a woman stranded in a Mexican desert fighting to survive, these stories will have you on the edge of your seat waiting to hear what happens next. Read More
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Under The Skin with Russell Brand – Russell Brand

A weekly interview series from Russell Brand that examines what's beneath the surface—of the people we admire, the ideas that define our time, and the history we’re told. Speaking with guests from the worlds of academia, popular culture, and the arts, Russell seeks to uncover the ulterior truth behind our constructed reality. And have a laugh. On his new podcast ‘Above the Noise’ Russell guides us all—curious beginners, spiritual skeptics, and experienced practitioners—in brief, 10-minute meditations. Listen to Above the Noise on Luminary Read More
A weekly interview series from Russell Brand that examines what’s beneath Read More