Best True Stories podcasts — Where fact is more fascinating than fiction (Updated September 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
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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 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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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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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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RISK!
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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
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Extraordinary first person stories from around the world
 
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Radio Diaries
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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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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
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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
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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
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An intimate quest 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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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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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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Tell The Bartender - A Storytelling Podcast
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Tell The Bartender is a storytelling podcast hosted by Katharine Heller
 
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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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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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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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Work in Progress
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Behind every working human, there’s a story. Work in Progress is a new show about the meaning and identity we find in work. Each week, hear stories of personal ambition and debilitating insecurities, great successes and abject failures, the plans we make and the luck that…happens. Hosted by Dan Misener, produced by Slack. Follow along @slackstories or slack.com/podcast
 
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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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The Untold
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Grace Dent presents a series documenting the untold dramas of 21st-century Britain.
 
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Funny, Cuz It's True
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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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Everything Is Stories
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An ongoing audio survey of individuals who have experienced transcendence and/or power of the will. No story will be considered too troubled, no atmosphere too strange. Needed: tales from the underground, the underdog, the outlaw, and the outcast. Genuine characters of all kinds welcome. Everything Is Stories explores unconventional narratives of the past and present to preserve the eccentric, the authentic, and the personal. Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray. For dial ...
 
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Stories We Don't Tell
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Join Paul Dore, Brianne Benness and Stefan Hostetter as they debrief their candid monthly storytelling event. Tune in each week for an authentic story and an exploration of what makes a good workshop, story and event.
 
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Lancaster Story Slam podcast
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A monthly podcast featuring three stories chosen from live Story Slams in Lancaster, PA. Learn more at LancasterStorySlam.com.
 
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The Beginning of the End
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WDET's original podcast featuring stories about when, how and why things end, told by the people who have to live with what happens next.
 
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Terrible, Thanks For Asking
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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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A show in the tradition of This American Life. Sort of. It's different, obviously.
 
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Steppin Out Radio
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Listen to real people with gripping, true stories of real life. Not only is this an amazingly compelling show, It’s socially responsible, entertaining and resonates with people of all ages, lifestyles and backgrounds.
 
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A Story Not Forgotten
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Everyone has a story and this podcast is an opportunity to share those stories with you. Each episode our guests share a memorable story from their life, that in some way had an impact on who they are today. Please subscribe so you don’t miss out on a single episode. The average show is roughly 10 – 30 minutes and is truly time well spent. Presented by Capturing Legacies Inc. (http://CapturingLegacies.com) Hosted by Liam Rathgeber Produced by Al Del Degan Music by Tony Del Degan (https://www ...
 
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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 second part is about finding your moment and slowing down time.
 
Is there a single day that changed your life forever? Anthony's passengers tackle this big question, including: a Chicago nurse who one day up and left for Alaska, a man who changed his philosophy after getting snubbed by a family member, and an artist who lost everything she owned in a fire.-BACKSEAT RIDER FACEBOOK COMMUNITY: https://t.co/qaFO ...…
 
Alexei Sayle brought a tough, political edge to his comedy, changing the landscape forever
 
Pat grew up in a drinking family. Alcohol was always involved at all family social gatherings, and results were less than pleasing. Because of that, Pat vowed as a child to not drink at home, but as an adult he never lived up to his promise. Alcohol has cost him marriages, and has damaged the lives of his children. One is in the early stages of ...…
 
Steve always felt different from other people. He first felt that way when, as a young child, he was made to repeat kindergarten. He now thinks his failure to socialize or make friendships at that age was the result of his mother being an alcoholic. By age thirteen he began to pick up the drink himself. And since then he would drink to get drun ...…
 
Part two in our series looking back at American Talkers, short documentaries by StoryCorps founder, Dave Isay. In this episode, stories from a town with an accent all its own — New York City.
 
Nathan Englander’s knack for photography lands him in a tricky situation while traveling abroad. Storyteller: Nathan Englander
 
Yazidi student Aido Khiro had to flee to Mount Sinjar when so-called Islamic State came to his community. Some of his relatives were killed by IS, but Aido survived and has won a scholarship so he can fulfil his grandma's last wish for him to become a doctor.Image: Aido Khiro Credit: United World College/Aurora Prize…
 
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Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People
 
Today’s caller was injured by grenade shrapnel as a young child and brought to the U.S. by her mother to receive medical treatment. She tells Chris about her family’s experience living through an extended civil war and building a life in the United States.This episode is brought to you by Sonos (www.sonos.com code: STORIES10), Talkspace (www.ta ...…
 
Kathryn Wood, Michele Carlo, and Marc Abbott tell stories about blindfolded sex with strangers, a 70's high school's "Kill Whitey Day," and the son of a cop learning about race in America.
 
Stuart Kells' life as a bibliophile began with one ancient, leather-bound, blue book
 
Alex grew in a very conservative religious home in the Midwestern U.S., in a family which adhered to strictly traditional gender roles. But even as a young boy, Alex began to realize he was more enamored with men than women; he found himself interested, even if not sexually to his friends’ fathers. As a preteen, however, he was incestuously rap ...…
 
In June 2013, heavy rains in northern India left thousands stranded in the mountains by flooding and landslides. Vijendra Singh Rathore's wife Leela was one of those people. He began searching for her and continued to do so even when a death certificate was issued by authorities a month after the floods.Image: Stranded villagers walking across ...…
 
Nora is back from her honeymoon with a special announcement: TTFA is doing a live show! (Plus, this week's episode will be out on Wednesday - so stay tuned!) TTFA LIVE! In person!! Hear us perform an episode right in front of your face! November 17, 2017 at the Historic Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, MN. With musician and writer Dessa, comedia ...…
 
Nicholson Museum curator Jamie Fraser unwinds the stories of its treasures, including a rare, Egyptian temple priestess mummy
 
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This American Life
 
Words can seem so puny and ineffective sometimes. On this show, we have stories in which ordinary people make last ditch efforts to get through to their loved ones, using a combination of small talk and not-so-small talk.
 
Lindsey is a compulsive overeater, but he never knew it. Looking back, he can honestly say he’s been a compulsive overeater his whole life. Lindsey remembers, as a child, being sent to the grocery store to fetch food for family brunches and snacking while at the store before coming back home and eating a full meal. By age thirteen, Lindsey weig ...…
 
What happens when an innocent crush on a teacher becomes not-so-innocent. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen to all episodes @ getmortified.com
 
On this episode of the A Story Not Forgotten podcast host Liam Rathgeber interviews Azriel Knight film photography enthusiast Azriel is a photographer with an appreciation for vintage film cameras That appreciation led him to some amazing discoveries He is well known for his YouTube channel where he discusses and reviews old cameras Azriel tell ...…
 
Dave didn’t drink today, and because of that he says “he never had it so good.” He grew up in a steel mill town, with a family of non-alcoholics. He never drank as a child. Dave’s first use of alcohol came when he was away at college, where an athlete friend took him to a bar. He remembers feeling so confident, and from that point on, he drank ...…
 
A husband looks for a way to help his wife heal from trauma. The Sugars return with the therapist Esther Perel and advise another couple in a sexless relationship.
 
It's the tough times that really test what you're made of. Magdeline Makola, Anthony Sosinski and John Aldridge have all had to face this test.Image: Silhouette of a person pushing a large stone uphillCredit: Nastco
 
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A FACE PROJECT
 
SUMMARY: Have you ever contemplated suicide? Do you feel hopeless, unmotivated, and disconnected from the world around you? Do you believe you can turn a bad situation around? You are Adam. MENTIONS: National Institute of Mental Health https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml A Face Project, EP 11 Chris http://www.afaceproj ...…
 
Jason says his drinking life was “awful” and that he now knows he was born with a disease of alcoholism. He says it was inside him, just waiting to be activated by his life’s first drink. Jason grew up in a nearly alcohol-free home in Ohio, with attentive parents. While his parents could have just one glass of wine, he knows there is now way he ...…
 
The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. SPOILERS AHEAD Music Memory as Mist by C. Diab Low Sudden by Daniel Lanois and Rocco DaLuca Beyond Romance by Lubomyr Melnyk Notes By far the most comprehensive resource I found was Florida's Hurricane History by Jay Barnes. If y ...…
 
Marcus, Therese, Dave and Sara are seeking forgiveness this week for their tales of deceit, debauchery and deception. Simon gives us a summary of the ‘Blacklisted Tales’ that just weren't suitable for broadcast, plus another classic tale is unearthed from the Confessions Crypt, featuring Lawnmower Deth! If you have a Confession or want to get i ...…
 
On the next Snap Judgment, "The Performer." The hardest character to play is the character without a script. Magic Lamp Glynn's good luck charm goes missing. Producer: Mark Ristich Cassandro El Exotico Cassandro is an up-and-coming luchador, a professional Mexican wrestler. He wants to get to the big arenas. He's got the talent, no doubt. But b ...…
 
A rare vocal condition left Robyn Mundy unable to speak for more than a decade
 
Eileen came a family of non-drinkers. She says her childhood was perfect up until age 13, when her parents announced to her they were divorcing. Because of her family’s breakup, she was relocated from a quiet, rural town to a city neighborhood where she met a brand new kind of teenager; her new friends introduced her to alcohol and drugs. Her g ...…
 
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Love + Radio
 
Originally broadcast in 2012. Andre Taylor identified strongly with Daniel from the Bible, who interpreted the visions and dreams of kings. And like Daniel, he spent 3 years in a Babylonian captivity of sorts. But Daniel never had quite the unorthodox career path of Andre.
 
Viggó Sigurðsson is a rescue man in the Icelandic coast guard. It's a treacherous job - facing roaring winds, rolling seas and ferocious blizzards. And it's Viggo's job to go out in this weather - he drops out of the side of a helicopter and attempts to save people from the sea, the top of volcanos and cracks in glaciers.Image: Viggó Sigurðsson ...…
 
Need help with the debt you already have? Balancing loan payments with the rest of your life expenses? We tackle your questions in part two of our call-in specials about student debt. Subscribe to our weekly email newsletter and we'll send you great audio recommendations, fascinating letters from our inbox and updates from the show. Sign up at ...…
 
Author Rutger Bregman on a philosophy gaining broader support: universal basic income
 
Angel grew up with alcohol all around him. His family drank as part of their social scene, and their father had a bar in the house. He can remember at age five, sneaking drinks with his cousins as the adults were too drunk to notice. As a teenager, Angel played in a band and found that alcohol gave him a certain strength to get out on stage. He ...…
 
In September 2016, American high school principal Kevin Lein was shot at point-blank range by one of his students. He tells Matthew Bannister why he campaigned to overturn his shooter's prison sentence.Photo: Kevin Lein Credit: Roxanne Bicknase
 
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Ear Hustle
 
The color of your skin influences your life in prison, from sharing food to celebrating birthdays. Meet Andrew Sabatino (Drew Down) and Arthur Snowden (AR), two guys whose close friendship often challenges the unwritten rules of race relations on the inside. Thanks to Drew Down and AR for sharing the story of their friendship. It’s a big deal t ...…
 
Hamilton” cast member J. Quinton Johnson sifts through finds from college campuses across the country, and Davy goes on a trip to Temple University to hear students’ one-of-a-kind found stories. Subscribe to FOUND so you never miss an episode: www.smarturl.it/foundp Thank you to our sponsors: Zip Recruiter - Post your resume for free and learn ...…
 
We all remember the feeling of going back to school after summer break. But what about specific memories from the very first day? With 'back to school' on the minds of many this past week, Anthony explores this question with his passengers. In this episode, you'll hear from an unlikely inner-city valedictorian, a lost college grad who finally f ...…
 
Is loan forgiveness a safe bet? When is college not a good investment? Is bankruptcy an option? Part one of our live call-in specials about student loan debt. Get your questions ready for our second night of live student loans call-ins TONIGHT (Wednesday, Sept. 13) from 8-9 pm ET. Watch and listen live at facebook.com/deathsexmoney. The website ...…
 
Bill Lawson applies an engineer's mind to solving social problems
 
A man conquers a nightmare in memory of his brother. Storyteller: Jim Giaccone
 
Tia’s father was a cocaine addict, and her mother an alcoholic. She can remember her parents abusing drugs and alcohol as far back as she can remember. She can’t remember a time before that in which her parents were sober. She remembers, from her childhood, the family bathroom full of blood streaks from when her father would use needles to inje ...…
 
The winners of the fifth annual 24-hour radio race. [EXPLICIT LANGUAGE]By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Bob Carlson).
 
Claudio Yanez is a senior manager in the public health service in Chile. He has a successful career but his childhood was exceptionally difficult. He was raised in various orphanages and child care homes, and he says he witnessed physical and emotional abuse. The Chilean government is investigating a number of these centres, and Claudio has fin ...…
 
The first in a three part series looking back at American Talkers — short documentaries by StoryCorps founder, Dave Isay. In this episode, obscure museums, Pullman porters, and hijinks at a Leonard Bernstein concert.
 
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Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People
 
Santería, possible mafia connections and digestive troubles are a part of this week’s caller’s complicated family history. Calling from a Dunkin’ Donuts bathroom, this rambunctious fun-loving bartender tells Chris hilarious, bizarre, and gross anecdotes about her family, drunken adventures, and her pro golfer BF. This episode is brought to you ...…
 
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RISK!
 
Morgan Jones Phillips, Donna Bailey and Samira Sahebi share about the morbid humor of EMTs, a scary dinner party and a mother's touch in Iran.
 
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Snap Judgment
 
Supernatural Storytelling. Experience Snap's new haunted podcast, "Spooked!" Featuring "Houdini’s Promise" and "The Night Mother."
 
Playwright Nakkiah Lui was given a crucial early piece of advice: when telling stories, always try to offend your mother
 
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards are this weekend. To celebrate, we're looking back at two of our favorite episodes featuring nominated actors. Angela Bassett reads Marcia DeSanctis' essay, "What the Psychic Knew" and Jesse Tyler Ferguson reads Jerry Mahoney's essay, "Mom/Not Mom/Aunt."
 
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