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S-Town
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.
Haunted Happenstance
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."
Sword and Scale
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.
Nerdy Bitches Podcast
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.
Invisibilia
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.
Unmapped
“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.
There Might Be Cupcakes Podcast
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.
Talk of Shame
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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.
RISK!
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.
Court Junkie
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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.
The Anthropocene Reviewed
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
Sword and Scale Rewind
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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.
Darknet Diaries
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.
The Unwritable Rant
10
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.
Dead Piett Society
10
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.
Snap Judgment
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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
Muses
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.
Glass of Whine
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.
Hay Logan!
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!
Retrostalgia
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!
Off the Cuffs: a kink and BDSM podcast
Off the Cuffs: a kink and BDSM podcast, for those in the lifestyle and those who are curious. Each Week, Dick_Wound and minimus_maximus engage in a free-form discussion with different guests. Exploring everything from scene etiquette to managing your relationships, we cover the entire spectrum of kink, from the sensual to the sadistic, and the bizarre to vanilla.
The Habitat
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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.
Mental Illness Happy Hour
10
"A perversely safe place in which he and his guests talk about their fears, addictions and traumatic childhoods." - NY Times "Normalizes what so many others feel but have been too fearful or ashamed to express...remarkable" - Psychology Today "A vital, compassionate gem that fills a desperate and under-addressed need in our society." - Esquire "Gilmartin makes a conscious effort to explore stories that aren’t black and white" - Slate Magazine "Praised by listeners all over the world" - Atlantic Monthly www.mentalpod.com mentalpod@gmail.com
Terrible, Thanks For Asking
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.
Stumble Through
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For young Australian adults figuring life out. Each fortnight Paula brings in peers and experts to talk about how we can get through this together. Settle in for life advice, practical skills, and hugs through airwaves. Produced by That’s Not Canon, graphics by Claudia Piggott, music by Jessica Fletcher.