Top Rated Culture Podcasts
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.
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.
This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.
A two-time Peabody Award-winner, Radiolab is an investigation told through sounds and stories, and centered around one big idea. In the Radiolab world, information sounds like music and science and culture collide. Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, the show is designed for listeners who demand skepticism, but appreciate wonder. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin. © WNYC Studios
Ever wonder who would win in court: Troll Dolls vs Furbies? Dunkaroos vs Gushers? Celine Dion vs Mariah Carey? Neither have we. UNTIL NOW. Two most excellent aspects of the 90s face off in court and have their sides presented by two experts: children of the 90s. Also featuring lots of other 90s nostalgic nonsense.
A podcast journey into death in all its forms. A mix of true crime, bizarre death stories, and education in the last mystery we will all face. Hosted by Kristin with new episodes every Monday at 8 am central time. Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and many more. Hosted by Kristin Davis. Part of Big Heads Media Follow on Twitter @Coffincast Theme: Spirit Descend by Shadow Vibe (@shadowvibemusic) Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/Coffincast/support
American history, one story at a time. Every episode tells the story of the people and the events that matter in America's past. As history is learned, it becomes apparent that hindsight isn't always 20/20; context matters. Listen to the American History podcast that never removes the story from History!
We're three old friends dedicated to learning everything we can about TV and Film. We cover everything from classic Nickelodeon shows to the basics of cinematography. We're bound to have something for everyone, so grab a drink (wine, tea, whatever you prefer) and come learn with us!
There is an undeniable fact in life: Toys have always been a part of growing up. They were the first thing we coveted. They were the vehicles for our imagination, our first friends, our baby sitters. There is no better shade of nostalgia than reminiscing on the toys that made us who we are.Every week we give an insight on a specific toy. Its rise. Its fall. Its impact.This is Toys Were Us
Elijah and Will are just a couple of harmless guys digging into weird things they don't know much about and trying to figure out what the hell is happening in the world outside of their homes. Do they get things wrong? Without a doubt! Are they learning from their mistakes? Not anytime soon. Is this crap entertaining? Their wives claim they're entertained and if they're entertained does anyone else really matter? Listen in as they dive into all manners of subjects as they Bring On The Weird. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bringontheweird/support
Serial investigative journalism from APM Reports, with host Madeleine Baran and a team of reporters. In Season 1, we looked at the abduction of Jacob Wetterling in rural Minnesota and the accountability of sheriffs in solving crime. In Season 2, we examined the case of Curtis Flowers, who has been tried six times for the same crime. He's won appeal after appeal, but every time, prosecutor Doug Evans just tries the case again.
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.
Join neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author Sam Harris as he explores important and controversial questions about the human mind, society, and current events. Sam Harris is the author of five New York Times bestsellers. His books include The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, Free Will, Lying, Waking Up, and Islam and the Future of Tolerance (with Maajid Nawaz). The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. His writing and public lectures cover a wide range of topics—neuroscience, moral philosophy, religion, meditation practice, human violence, rationality—but generally focus on how a growing understanding of ourselves and the world is changing our sense of how we should live. Harris's work has been published in more than 20 languages and has been discussed in The New York Times, Time, Scientific American, Nature, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and many other journals. He has written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Economist, The Times (London), The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, The Annals of Neurology, and elsewhere. Sam Harris received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA.
Maybe you’ve laid awake imagining how it could have been, how it might yet be, but the moment to act was never right. Well, the moment is here and the podcast making it happen is Heavyweight. Join Jonathan Goldstein for road trips, thorny reunions, and difficult conversations as he backpedals his way into the past like a therapist with a time machine. From Gimlet Media.