Did you like [this podcast that has finished]? Well you'll love [this other podcast]!

A curated podcast list by Emily Boda
Creation Date January 9th, 2019
Updated Date Updated November 26th, 2019
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While it's sad when a podcast you love finishes it's run, it's always great to see the people who work on it go on to work on new shows you love just as much! This list covers some of those series that I've come across.

Serial (Season 1)

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Serial is a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial unfolds one story - a true story - over the course of a whole season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising twists and turns. Sarah won't know what happens at the end of the story until she gets there, not long before you get there with her. Each week she'll bring you the latest chapter, so it's important to listen in, starting with Episode 1. New episodes are released on Thursday mornings.
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Emily Boda

Yes: Serial is technically ongoing, but season one was such a smash hit and the rest of the seasons are so different, I'm referring to the season one story line.
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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.
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Emily Boda

This podcast from the same producers was highly anticipated and did not disappoint. Beautiful and haunting.
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Mystery Show

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A podcast about mysteries, hosted by Starlee Kine. From Gimlet.
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Emily Boda

A hilarious show made by a former This American Life producer that investigates the smallest mysteries and makes them into a big deal. Sadly, it ended unceremoniously, and the reasons were never made public. I eagerly follow Starlee Kline on Twitter and await the moment she returns to podcasting.
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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.
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Emily Boda

This show is also from Gimlet, also made by a former This American Life producer, and also takes very small matters seriously along with incredibly subtle humor. Highly recommend to anyone, especially fans of Mystery Show.
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How To Do Everything

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We're half advice show, half survival guide. We answer all your questions, from how to find a date, to how to find water in the desert.
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Emily Boda

This was a wonderfully funny show. It often felt like the side project of people who were busy doing other things, and maybe that's because I seem to recall them actually telling us that a few times.
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Everything is Alive is an unscripted interview show in which all the subjects are inanimate objects. In each episode, a different thing tells us its life story--and everything it says is true.
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Emily Boda

Thankfully, maybe years later, the host of How To Do Everything has another project. Although it has an entirely different premise, the humor that you've missed is alive and well.
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TLDR

A weekly podcast featuring short, surprising stories about the internet.
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Emily Boda

This show wasn't very well known when it came out but it was a side project of On The Media that found short stories about the internet and gave PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman their start. This recommendatiom is a bit of a reversal from the premise of this list... If you love Reply All, you'll love TLDR just as much.
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"'A podcast about the internet' that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it." - The Guardian. Hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, from Gimlet.
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Emily Boda

PJ and Alex grew to fame on this Gimlet podcast and it quickly became one of the most popular podcasts of today. While it's not actually over, check our TLDR if you're craving more of their stories!
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If you like Jeopardy and Comedy....

Packed with trivia, comedy and celebrity guests, Ask Me Another is like an amusement park for your brain. Host Ophira Eisenberg and musician Jonathan Coulton take brilliant contestants on a roller coaster that'll make you laugh and scream (out the answers)—and barely anyone throws up in a trash can.

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