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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.
A truly spooky series of ghost stories set in Boston, MA. Join our host and follow along a series of events that can only be explained as "haunted happenstance."
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. No crime is too brutal and no victim is too pure. The worst monsters are real.
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.
A funny take on the world of geekdom from two lifelong nerdy bitches, Heather and Liz talk geek culture, Marvel vs. DC, Harry Potter, Star Wars vs. Star Trek, Doctor Who, Tolkien, nerdcrafts, mainstream and not-so-mainstream genres. Weekly topics will also include the social aspect of being a geek, romance and dating, becoming a self-saving princess, random observations on daily life, hipster-bashing, drunken whores and other everyday faux pas.
“Unmapped" is a travel podcast about getting off the beaten path and discovering new experiences near and far. Millennial travel blogger Angelina Zeppieri takes you along on her adventures, and sits down with global nomads and fellow wanderers around the world. From Uncover Studios. New episodes every other Wednesday.
Carla is: a bookdrunkard. a 40-something with psychology and counseling degrees with post-grad work in grief/loss/trauma, sex crimes, and forensic anthropology. a woman who has lived in three haunted houses. a former freelance journalist and counselor, who is never bored. a disabled introvert who sees connections everywhere--like John Nash, only less math-y. a knitting fidget who loves horror movies with a skewed passion. Like one of her heroes, Harriet the Spy, she wants to learn everything and write in all down (more likely than not in her bullet journal). Join her (and sometimes her friends) in her strange library as she INFJs everything from unused angles. It’s going to get weird in the best way. Let’s play.
The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity. On The Anthropocene Reviewed, #1 New York Times bestselling author John Green (The Fault in Our Stars, Turtles All the Way Down) reviews different facets of the human-centered planet on a five-star scale. 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
Explore the dark side of the Internet with host Jack Rhysider as he takes you on a journey through the chilling world of privacy hacks, data breaches, and cyber crime. The masterful criminal hackers who dwell on the dark side show us just how vulnerable we all are.
Welcome to TALK OF SHAME: a podcast where they talk about what it’s like to be young, and dumb, and full of cum in Chicago. But mostly young and dumb. Each week Andrea Jablonski & Mackenzie Harding (a.k.a. two self deprecating editors at The Black Sheep) talk about their experiences with sex, shame, and all things that fall in between. Andrea & Mackenzie want aid the world in being less embarrassed about the things they’ve found in their vaginas and other weird things they’ve learned along the way.
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.
Imagine being wrongfully convicted for a crime you didn't commit, or imagine your child's killer is still on the loose even though there's enough evidence for an arrest. I want to help shine light on the injustices of our judicial system. I delve into court documents, attend trials, and interview those close to the case to help me tell their stories.
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. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of leading podcasts including Radiolab, On the Media, Nancy, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin, and many others. © WNYC Studios
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Sword and Scale Rewind, hosted by Matt Fondiler and Stefanie Wilder-Taylor, is the aftershow for the popular true-crime podcast Sword and Scale.
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Join author and occasional misanthrope Juliette Miranda for bourbon-soaked personal stories and celebrity interviews. From misadventures working in the music industry, dating disasters and an incautious life with "her guy," Juliette knocks back 30 minutes of relatable, revealing, and comically real stories. She occasionally invites top comedians, actors, and musicians to join her and share their own stories about life and more. Every episode is paired with a short bourbon review, because all good stories should come with a side of booze.
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Join hosts Al, Kitty, Ed and JP as they entertain you for an hour or so every week with the weirdest podcast you'll ever hear. The group love to look back at the weird week that was, trawling through the oddest news stories of the previous 7 days; but expect them to mix in a dose of freaky facts, bizarre moments from history, unusual listener stories and so much more. All this intertwined with our hosts personal stories and humour.
On a remote mountain in Hawaii, there's a fake planet Mars. Six volunteers are secluded in an imitation Mars habitat where they will work as imitation astronauts for one very real year. The goal: to help NASA understand what life might be like on the red planet—and plan for the day when the dress rehearsals are over, and we blast off for real. Host Lynn Levy has been chronicling this experiment from the moment the crew set foot in their habitat, communicating with them through audio diaries that detail their discoveries, their frustrations, and their evolving and devolving relationships with each other. From those diaries, Gimlet Media has crafted an addictive serialized documentary: the true story of a fake planet.
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When my husband, partner, and fellow creator of the "Dirty Bits Podcast" passed away in November of 2019 when I was 28 years old, I immediately fell into writing and comedy as a way to cope when I had to return to work just about a week after his death. Now, instead of telling history’s dirty secrets, I’m interviewing your favorite podcasters and artists on how they found relief from grief through laughter and comedy on my new podcast feed, "Death Is Hilarious With The Witty Widow." This feed also features two additional podcasts, "Guided Meditation With The Witty Widow," a sarcastic parody of the popular self-help genre, and "Entertaining Grief," a humorous exploration of how I’m using comedy, film, and tv to process and cope with the death of my husband. Listen now at tawnyvoice.com or anywhere podcasts are found.
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Chanty & Lynx are just a couple of fun-lovin’ rocker girls from Toronto, with chemistry and great rapport...they have done over 100 episodes of Muses! Chanty and Lynx dish about the wives and girlfriends and groupies - the partners and muses who inspired their rock heroes. A little gossip and fun, plus book reviews, and in-depth, heartfelt conversations with other Rock N Roll Women--and the occasional Rock N Roll Dude.
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!
You know how every day someone asks "how are you?" And even if you’re totally dying inside, you just say "fine," so everyone can go about their day? This show is the opposite of that. Hosted by author and notable widow (her words) Nora McInerny, this is a funny/sad/uncomfortable podcast about talking honestly about our pain, our awkwardness, and our humanness, which is not an actual word. From American Public Media.
We live in a culture where everything is predicated on success. But what is success… that’s the big question. Is it measurable? Can you obtain it? Can you dream it? Tony Grebmeier is on a quest to redefine how we view success and would like to bring you on the journey.
Life is hard and people are trash! but can you tell the people you meet during you week exactly what you think of them? No! You cannot! But we feel your pain and we are going to do something about it. Listen in while we say all the negative things that you have been thinking so that you don't have to. And we will do it while trying new wines and letting you know what wines you should drink with us! Your hosts and new-found friends; Andy, Geena, and Zane, have some things to get off their chests. And they are not shy about it.
The #1 millennial podcast by participation. Run by millennials Haywood and Logan, we're trying to figure out what life's about in our twenties. We love adventure, keeping our inner child alive, and everything millennial. Swipe right and subscribe!
Enjoy a blast from the past every other week with Dani B, a sheltered millennial finally succumbing to peer pressure, as she reads, watches, and plays a bunch of stuff from before she was even born*. Did it age well or are your nostalgia goggles a little too tight? Let's find out!

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