Best Storytelling podcasts (Updated October 2017; image)
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This American Life
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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.
 
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Snap Judgment
Weekly
 
Dramatic tales, killer beats and the edgiest new talent in storytelling come together for a weekly radio hour hosted by Glynn Washington.
 
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Serial
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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 episode ...
 
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the memory palace
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the memory palace
 
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The Moth
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Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of true stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating. Since 2008, The Moth podcast has featured many of our favorite stories told live on Moth stages around the country. For informa ...
 
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Criminal
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Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the "if it bleeds, it leads," kind of crime. Something a little more complex. Stories of people who've done wrong, been wronged, and/or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. We are a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
 
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Revisionist History
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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 Panoply Media. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance.
 
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Death, Sex & Money
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A podcast hosted by Anna Sale about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. Email the show at deathsexmoney@wnyc.org.
 
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RISK!
Weekly
 
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.
 
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Love + Radio
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Nick van der Kolk’s Love and Radio features in-depth, otherworldly-produced interviews with an eclectic range of subjects, from the seedy to the sublime. Get inside the mind of a rogue taxidermist. Find out what it’s like to experience a stroke firsthand. Or spend time with an artist who gives away her life savings every night. You’ve never heard anything like it before. Love+Radio is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
 
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The Mortified Podcast
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The Mortified Podcast is a storytelling series where adults share the embarrassing things they created as kids—diaries, letters, lyrics & beyond—in front of total strangers. PS: It totally likes you. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
 
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Modern Love
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Stories of love, loss and redemption.
 
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Mystery Show
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A podcast about mysteries, hosted by Starlee Kine. From Gimlet.
 
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Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People
 
1 phone call. 1 hour. No names. No holds barred. Thats the premise behind Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People, hosted by comedian Chris Gethard (the Chris Gethard Show, Broad City, This American Life, and one of Time Outs 10 best comedians of 2015). Every week, Chris opens the phone line to one anonymous caller, and he cant hang up first, no matter what. From shocking confessions and family secrets to philosophical discussions and shameless self-promotion, anything can and will happen! T ...
 
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StoryCorps
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Some podcasts cover politics, others pop culture — the StoryCorps podcast covers the human heart. At the center of each episode is a StoryCorps interview, a candid, unscripted conversation between two people about what's really important in life: love, loss, family, friendship. When the world seems out of hand, tune in to StoryCorps and be reminded of the things that matter most. Learn more at StoryCorps.org.
 
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Heavyweight
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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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The Lapse Storytelling Podcast
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See with your ears. The Lapse’s award-winning audio wonderment thrusts listeners headlong into true stories as they transpire. Whether trapped in a touring carnival, running a marathon across Antarctica, or accidentally joining a cult, experience stories as diverse as they are fascinating. Beautifully edited and rich in sound, this is The Lapse.
 
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Strangers
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From Lea Thau, Peabody award-winning producer and creator of The Moth Podcast and The Moth Radio Hour, comes her new storytelling baby, Strangers, part of KCRW’s Independent Producer Project. Each episode is an empathy shot in your arm, featuring true stories about the people we meet, the connections we make, the heartbreaks we suffer, the kindnesses we encounter, and those frightful moments when we discover that WE aren’t even who we thought we were. Strangers is a proud member of Radiotopi ...
 
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Outlook
Daily
 
Extraordinary first person stories from around the world
 
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Radio Diaries
Monthly
 
First-person diaries, sound portraits, and hidden chapters of history from Peabody Award-winning producer Joe Richman and the Radio Diaries team. From teenagers to octogenarians, prisoners to prison guards, bra saleswomen to lighthouse keepers. The extraordinary stories of ordinary life. Radio Diaries is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm
 
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The Guardian's Audio Long Reads
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The Guardian's Audio Long Reads podcasts are a selection of the Guardian’s long read articles which are published in the paper and online. It gives you the opportunity to get on with your day whilst listening to some of the finest journalism the Guardian has to offer: in-depth writing from around the world on immigration, crime, business, the arts and much more.
 
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Undone
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When big news happens, the world tunes in and then moves on. But often the stories we thought were over haven’t really ended; they were the beginning of something else. Undone is a new show from Gimlet Media that digs up the surprising things that happened when we weren’t looking.
 
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Conversations
Daily
 
Spend an hour in someone else's life. 'Conversations with Richard Fidler' draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may have heard about, but never met.
 
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Dear Sugars
Weekly
 
The universe has good news for the lost, lonely and heartsick. The Sugars are here, speaking straight into your ears. Hosted by the original Sugars, Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond, the podcast fields all your questions — no matter how deep or dark — and offers radical empathy in return. Send your letters to dearsugars@nytimes.com.
 
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The Kitchen Sisters Present
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The Kitchen Sisters Present… Stories from the b-side of history. Lost recordings, hidden worlds, people possessed by a sound, a vision, a mission. The episodes tell deeply layered stories, lush with interviews, field recordings and music. From powerhouse producers The Kitchen Sisters (Hidden Kitchens, The Hidden World of Girls, The Sonic Memorial Project, Lost & Found Sound, Fugitive Waves and coming soon… The Keepers). “The Kitchen Sisters have done some of best radio stories ever broadcast ...
 
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The Secret Room | A True Stories Podcast
 
An intimate journey into the hidden lives of ordinary people. Welcome to The Secret Room, a podcast about the true stories no one ever tells.
 
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Ear Hustle
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Ear Hustle brings you stories of life inside prison, shared and produced by those living it. The podcast is a partnership between Earlonne Woods and Antwan Williams, currently incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, and Nigel Poor, a Bay Area artist. The team works in San Quentin’s media lab to produce stories that are sometimes difficult, often funny and always honest, offering a nuanced view of people living within the American prison system.
 
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Upvoted by Reddit
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Thousands of unique stories are happening on Reddit everyday, propelling people and ideas to an audience of millions. But what happens after those posts go up? What happened leading up to it? Upvoted gives these stories—from the seemingly ordinary to the extraordinary—the creative space to expand, breathe, and grow. Learn more by going beyond the upvote and see what makes Reddit so remarkable.
 
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Backseat Rider
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Journalist Anthony Ponce goes from the bright lights of a major news network to behind the wheel of a ride-share car, bringing you the real life stories of his passengers. From businessmen and baristas to strippers and students... hear the unique worldviews of people from all walks of life, as Anthony and his riders navigate the streets of Chicago. (interviews are recorded with full knowledge and consent).
 
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Tell The Bartender - A Storytelling Podcast
 
Tell The Bartender is a storytelling podcast hosted by Katharine Heller
 
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Seriously...
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A rich selection of documentaries aimed at relentlessly curious minds, introduced by Rhianna Dhillon.
 
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FOUND
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Have you ever found a note on the ground, maybe meant for someone else? Help Davy Rothbart solve these mysteries on the FOUND Podcast, where we explore personal stories of love, loss, hope, transformation and aspiration through the lens of lost and found notes --with the power of humor and music. You can see these notes, and more, on the FOUND App on iOS, and help us solve the mysteries behind them as part of a global community art project. New full episodes every other Wednesday, with updat ...
 
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UnFictional
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UnFictional is a program of storytellers and documentaries that cover the ground between the sophisticated and the profane. Audiences will hear captivating stories of real life told by writers and performers with a talent for tales that will suck you in. The program also features documentaries created by the most talented producers from around the country. UnFictional is one part of the Independent Producer Project , an initiative to cultivate and support the work of independent radio produc ...
 
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Dirty John
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Debra Newell is a successful interior designer. She meets John Meehan, a handsome man who seems to check all the boxes: attentive, available, just back from a year in Iraq with Doctors Without Borders. But her family doesn’t like John, and they get entangled in an increasingly complex web of love, deception, forgiveness, denial, and ultimately, survival. Reported and hosted by Christopher Goffard from the L.A. Times.
 
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Short Cuts
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Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long
 
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Life Changing Stories
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The Stories That Will Change Your Life
 
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That Story Show – clean comedy
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Hilarious Real-life Stories for the Whole Family
 
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Home of the Brave
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Home of the Brave: new and old stories from "This American Life" contributor Scott Carrier.
 
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The Radio 3 Documentary
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Exploring different aspects of history, science, philosophy and the arts.
 
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Simon Mayo's Confessions
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Simon Mayo considers listeners' darkest secrets and worst misdemeanours, as they beg for his forgiveness.Will Simon and his collective be merciful?
 
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Trust the Random
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A conversation about how random circumstances or coincidences lead people down different paths to better lives through interviews with great people.
 
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Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids
 
Remembering the good, the bad, and the awkward parts of growing up
 
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Radio Diaries
Monthly
 
First-person diaries, sound portraits, and hidden chapters of history from Peabody Award-winning producer Joe Richman and the Radio Diaries team. From teenagers to octogenarians, prisoners to prison guards, bra saleswomen to lighthouse keepers. The extraordinary stories of ordinary life. Radio Diaries is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm
 
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Documentary on One - RTÉ Documentaries
 
Multi award winning documentaries from Ireland. With over 1,500 documentaries on offer, the Documentary On One has the largest archive of documentaries available globally. These productions are radio stories about real life and contain documentaries dating as far back as 1954, right up to the present day. A wealth of life, ideas and experiences are on offer - but most importantly - stories. Winner of over 150 national and international awards since 2008, why not immerse yourself in a world o ...
 
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Earshot - ABC Radio National
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Earshot presents documentaries about people, places, stories and ideas, in all their diversity.
 
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The Untold
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Grace Dent presents a series documenting the untold dramas of 21st-century Britain.
 
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Terrible, Thanks For Asking
Monthly
 
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. Terrible, Thanks For Asking launches in November 2016 from American Public Media.
 
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Funny, Cuz It's True
Monthly
 
Stories. Everybody’s got them. Funny, Cuz It’s True hosted by writer/comedian Kevin McGeehan is a bi-monthly storytelling show recorded LIVE at The Second City Hollywood in Los Angeles. People sign up on the night of the show and are randomly selected to come up on stage and tell a five-minute, TRUE story based on the theme of the night. This podcast is a mixed bag of some of the best ones.
 
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Story Club
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Each week, we bring you stories told live from the Story Club chair at the Giant Dwarf Theatre in Sydney.
 
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Newstalk Documentaries
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Newstalk 106-108 FM features many documentaries from the plight of the Malawi people to video documentaries on Aurora Borealis.
 
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When you’re stuck in a rut, with nothing but bad memories behind you and no foreseeable path ahead, what do you do? The Sugars, with fiction writer Mitchell S. Jackson, advise letter writers who want to turn their lives around.
 
John Darwin disappeared in 2002 and was declared dead, he wasn't. When James Vlahos found out his father was dying he decided to turn his dad into a chatbot.Image: Computer generated fragmented blue headCredit: Pobytov/GETTY IMAGES
 
Amy first tried Crystal Meth in San Fransisco, when some friends shared their stash with her one night before heading out to a nightclub. But within months, Amy was using daily before work and often let people cook meth in apartment kitchen. In her own words, meth provided Amy with a “quick euphoria.” Meth would make her hypersensitive and hype ...…
 
Howard is a compulsive gambler. He can remember the day he became sober from gambling. He was prolific sports gambler; Howard didn’t mind casinos, but ultimately he bet his money on baseball. He started as a young man making innocuous bets, but soon he lost his control. Tommy would bet more and more money. He’s not sure why it appealed to him, ...…
 
Anthony grew up in Pennsylvania in a gambling-free household. One day, while, in college, the family was invited to an Atlantic City casino hotel for a holiday getaway. While there, Anthony met up with other people who took him to the gambling floor. Anthony fronted this guys a small amount of cash, which by the end of the night, his friends ca ...…
 
Peruvian-born chef and record producer Martin Morales heads back to his homeland to explore the inherent link between food and music in Andean culture.For the first part of his trip, Martin is accompanied by his 10 year old son and budding radio producer Felix, 8 year old daughter Tilly and his wife Lucy. He shows them round his family's favour ...…
 
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Documentary on One - RTÉ Documentaries
 
If you were battling Nazi Germany which individual would you chose to take on the role? A soldier? Perhaps a great statesman? How many of you would choose a librarian? Well, this is exactly what happened in wartime Dublin. Marc McMenamin tells the story of Richard Hayes, Nazi Codebreaker. (2017)
 
This week's tales include a priest in a predicament, a brazen baking bribe, assembly antics, and a retail return ruse. Simon teases Matt and Bobbie with the 'non-compliant confessions' and the weekly 'Podcast Postbox' has been emptied once again. Plus this week's classic tale is unearthed from Confessions Crypt and it might just be one of the m ...…
 
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The Guardian's Audio Long Reads
 
Obama’s rise felt like a new chapter in American history. But the original sin of white supremacy was not so easily erased • Read the text version here
 
The documentary “Jane” plays like a romantic epic traversing Jane Goodall’s early days studying chimpanzees in Tanzania. Filmmaker Brett Morgen draws upon a rediscovered archive of gorgeous 16 mm footage from the 1960s, combined with a new candid interview and an original score by Philip Glass. — Thom Powers and Raphaela Neihausen For more info ...…
 
In 1962, two men managed to escape the one prison in America that was supposed to be inescapable. They were never found. More than 50 years later, their 82-year-old sister is still waiting for them to come home...and one U.S. Marshal is still on the case. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review u ...…
 
Confessions of a Baby Snatcher The ‘work’ of social work is a lot more complicated than Katie Leavitt first thought. Luckily, a little voice helps to guide her. Producer: Anna Sussman Original Score and Sound Design: Leon Morimoto Get The Hook Up! Sometimes, you know your big shot when you see it. Ayanna Dookie and Seaton Smith are both comedia ...…
 
Russian-American journalist and author Masha Gessen believes Donald Trump is a threat to democracy
 
Greg has been married three times, to two different women. He married his first wife twice. It seemed to him that all his relationships with women would end the same way; they would leave after he put his heart and soul into trying to make their lives better. He felt the only way he could earn love was to completely devote himself to taking car ...…
 
When Tererai Trent was growing up in a village in rural North of Zimbabwe in the 1970s, the future looked bleak. She seemed set to repeat the pattern followed by her female ancestors - marrying young, mothering many children and living a life of poverty. But Tererai was determined to break the cycle. She now has 3 university degrees. Image: Pro ...…
 
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Earshot - ABC Radio National
 
We follow The Chiefs, one of the oldest and most successful professional video gaming teams in Australia, who are battling to make it to the League of Legends World Championship.
 
George Saunders' first novel Lincoln in the Bardo centres around the grief that haunted Abraham Lincoln (R)
 
Like many women, Petra thought love was “taking care of someone”. She always picked men who “needed rescuing”. Petra’s boyfriend was an alcoholic, and she thought he was the only man she could ever love. Yet she could not “fix” him. Hear Petra’s unbelievable story how her absorption with “care-taking” almost sent her over the edge, and how she ...…
 
Kimberly Hébert Gregory ("Kevin (Probably) Saves the World," "Vice Principals") reads an essay about an attempt at dirty talk gone awry.
 
To kick off the third season of the podcast, Paul and Stefan present a five part mini-series called ‘Don’t Take This Advice’. The series focuses on writing and storytelling tips and tricks they’ve learned over the years. This fourth part is about the importance of editing.
 
Baroness Floella Benjamin came to the UK from Trinidad in the 1960s. She tells Matthew Bannister about the racism she faced when she arrived in Britain, how she ended up being one of the most recognisable faces as a presenter on children's TV in the 1970s and 80s, and how she felt when she was asked to join the British House of Lords. She has w ...…
 
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Earshot - ABC Radio National
 
Writer Lucy Grealy was sassy, smart and unafraid to talk about beauty, she was a survivor of cancer of the jaw. Her friends, writer Ann Patchett and singer Diana Jones remember her creative spirit and Lucy's fierce friendship.
 
Anthony's passengers dig deep into their love/hate relationship with social media.-BACKSEAT RIDER FACEBOOK COMMUNITY: https://t.co/qaFOi6-NEW LYFT USERS: use promo code BACKSEATRIDER for up to $50 in free ride creditBy info@podcastone.com.
 
A few weeks ago, we interviewed a woman who shoplifts. Now, we talk with you about your reactions to her story. Support Death, Sex & Money today by becoming a sustaining member at $8/month and we'll send you our first-ever Death, Sex & Money mug. Go to deathsexmoney.org/donate or text "DSM" to 70101. Subscribe to our weekly email newsletter and ...…
 
Sean Dooley is a twitcher, recording the lives of birds like the Godwit, which flies from Alaska to New Zealand without stopping
 
Jim Jensen began his career as a salesman with Encyclopaedia Brittanica in his senior year of college. Within seven years he had become International Sales Manager in charge of worldwide sales. At the age of 28, he became Senior Vice President and CEO of Great Books of the Western World, a division of Encyclopaedia Brittanica. In this same year ...…
 
Stories of people who grew up hidden in plain sight in one of the busiest cities in the world, New York. Hear about childhoods spent at the Statue of Liberty and even living inside a public library.
 
Once upon a time, total surveillance was the province of George Orwell and totalitarian states, but we now live in a world where oceans of data are gathered from us every day by the wondrous digital devices we have admitted to our homes and that we carry with us everywhere. At the same time, our governments want us to let them follow everything ...…
 
A “spambot” takes over a man’s life; rules are broken during a night at the bar; a woman’s career ambition is challenged by her health; and a young Mormon must weigh desire with devotion. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytell ...…
 
Ronald Dlamini was the first black man to become South Africa's Mixed Martial Arts or MMA champion in 2009. But three years after winning the title he started getting severe headaches and slipped into a coma. When he awoke, he'd lost his sight. But since then he has returned to the ring. Ronald told us about his amazing comeback and how he got ...…
 
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Documentary on One - RTÉ Documentaries
 
Originally from Manchester, Gill Gairdner and Rod Alston, moved to Eden in Leitrim with an idea to make a garden that is both productive and beautiful, and a farm that is capable of supporting those living there. Their exceptional horticulturist skills, plus a steely determination, resulted in them pioneering organic farming in Ireland. (1977)…
 
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Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People
 
Gethard has a meandering chit chat with a photographer and former photo developer who details the unusual things people put on film, like nazi motorcycle gang orgies and police crime scene photos. The caller opens up about his interest in the macabre and surprises Geth with his unusual tattoos. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www ...…
 
If you are or ever plan to be in a relationship, you need to know Esther Perel, The Patron Saint of Relationships. Known for her TED Talks, her brilliant book, Mating in Captivity, and her captivating podcast, Where Should We Begin?, Esther believes that the quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives. Your life is about to ...…
 
Rachel Lark, Bex Caputo and Mollena Williams-Haas share about the pleasures of pee-play, a sex party on Queer Prom night, and the ultimate union between "Master" and "slave" when RISK! and Bawdy Storytelling teamed up in Brooklyn.
 
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Earshot - ABC Radio National
 
The rise and rise of Holden in the 1950s, '60s and '70s to a position of market dominance in Australia, and then the long chain of events leading up to the end of car-manufacturing in this country.
 
Capturing the sounds of wildlife, natural phenomena and secret worlds
 
Always referred to as “large”, Carol knew she had an eating disorder at a very young age. When she lived on her own, she would go shopping on Friday night and buy huge gallons of ice cream, cookies, sandwiches, soda, and chips. She would “gorge” on all of the food, and then take laxatives all weekend long. On Monday, she would go back to eating ...…
 
The Lapse SPOOKYTELLING Podcast returns this Halloween for an exceptionally creepy special. Remember: it happened to a friend of a friend of mine… Original story by Michael Lutz, @WarrenIsDead. Play the interactive game for yourself at www.correlatedcontents.com/misc/father. Keep the show you love in business. Support Kyle and The Lapse’s exten ...…
 
Jóhanna Bergmann Þorvaldsdóttir has made it her life's mission to make sure Icelandic goats aren't wiped out. Outlook's Saskia Edwards went to meet her.Image: Jóhanna Bergmann Þorvaldsdóttir with one of her goatsCredit: Saskia Edwards
 
Food, sex, money, work, family, friends, health, politics: there’s nothing we can’t feel guilty about, including our own feelings of guilt • Read the text version here
 
Erin Mackey, Catholic Relief Services program officer, shares why ethical trade is directly connected to Faith, conscious consumerism, human dignity and the dignity of work. Erin oversees CRS Ethical Trade’s priority partnerships, social media channels and the development of educational resources focused on Catholic social teaching and ethical ...…
 
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Earshot - ABC Radio National
 
A story of determination, culture clashes, politics and personalities. In part one we trace the beginnings of Holden from an Adelaide saddlery to the launch of Australia's own car.
 
Stories that take place on the edge of civilization, just out of sight.
 
Richard Flanagan recounts a strange chapter from early in his writing career
 
Katya’s father is a drug addict. He has years of sobriety under his belt, but the damage done with the relationship with daughter is through. In fact, it was Katya’s father who first brought her to Al-Anon to begin her healing. Katya remembers a beautiful childhood, at first. She was born in Switzerland and raised in Israel. Even as a young chi ...…
 
Celebrate Halloween with not-so-scary stories written by kids who thought they were the next RL Stine or Stephen King. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen @ getmortified.com
 
Paul was the “fat boy” in the military. He had hoped that by joining the service he would be battling America’s foes, but as he had been doing his whole life, he was battling the extra pounds; the extraneous weight he gained out of his insecurity. He was the soldier who stuffed lunch meat in his pockets. The shame would lead him to try wiring h ...…
 
Margaret Keane had to paint in a packed courtroom to prove she was the artist she said she was. Mogorosi Motshumi picked up a pencil to fight against apartheid in South Africa.Image: hand cuffsCredit: Kirsty Pargeter
 
Kelly was born and raised in a family of addicts. Her parents still drink. Her three brothers are drug addicts, and only two of them are in recovery. Kelly says her parents were functional alcoholics, but relied on alcohol to get through their day. But her parents neglected her and allowed her drug-using brothers to raise her. One brother would ...…
 
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The Radio 3 Documentary
 
What are we without our memories? Philip Ball talks to neuroscientists about when we first become our musical selves through our memories and asks if it is inevitable that we lose them with age and infirmity. He explores the idea that our abilities to recall music reveal particular aspects of the workings of the human brain. Part of Why Music? ...…
 
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