Best Storytelling podcasts (Updated February 2019; image)
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Most people grew up listening to stories that have been shared and passed on from generation to next as a means of entertainment, education, cultural preservation and instilling moral values. The podcasts listed in the catalog cover stories from every genre, real and sci-fi, for all ages, which be followed while you commute, walk in the park, climb a mountain, even without Internet connection. Some of the podcasts analyse popular myths and their cultural influence and origin. Other podcasts delve into the paranormal world, attempting to explore the unexplained as well as discussing about UFO encounters. Furthermore, you can find many audio books, bed-time stories for children, ranging from retelling of fairy tales to telling classic stories. Some hosts invite people from all walks of life to share their true, life stories. Others analyse the latest news in literature, from every genre, often accompanied by established and emerging authors.
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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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Mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, and dramatic radio. Hosted by Glynn Washington.
 
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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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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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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.
 
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 Pushkin Industries. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance.
 
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Death, Sex & Money
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Death, Sex & Money is a podcast about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. Host Anna Sale talks to celebrities you've heard of—and to regular people you haven't—about the Big Stuff: relationships, money, family, work and making it all count while we're here. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Snap Judgment, On the Media, Nancy, Death-Sex & Money, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many ...
 
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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.
 
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.
 
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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Modern Love
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Modern Love features top actors performing true stories of love, loss, and redemption. It has included performances by Kate Winslet, Uma Thurman, Angela Bassett, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sterling K. Brown, and more. A collaboration between WBUR and The New York Times.
 
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StoryCorps
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Stories of the human heart. 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.
 
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Mystery Show
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A podcast about mysteries, hosted by Starlee Kine. From Gimlet.
 
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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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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Seriously...
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A rich selection of documentaries aimed at relentlessly curious minds, introduced by Rhianna Dhillon.
 
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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. 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.
 
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Outlook
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Extraordinary first person stories from around the world
 
Exploring different aspects of history, science, philosophy and the arts.
 
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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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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.
 
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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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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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.
 
An intimate portrait of ordinary people's hidden lives. Welcome to The Secret Room, a podcast about the stories no one ever tells.
 
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Dear Sugars
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Radically empathic advice
 
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Short Cuts
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Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long
 
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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Earshot - ABC RN
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Earshot presents documentaries about people, places, stories and ideas, in all their diversity.
 
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This is Love
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From the makers of the award-winning podcast Criminal, This is Love investigates life’s most persistent mystery. Stories of sacrifice, obsession, and the ways in which we bet everything on each other.
 
Join bestselling author Jon Ronson as he traces a very strange butterfly effect. A teen in Brussels had an idea – to make porn free and easy to stream online. The consequences of that idea are mysterious, delightful, surprising, and sad. This 7-part series takes you on a journey to places you’ll never expect.
 
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.
 
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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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UnFictional
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This season, unbelievably true stories of perception and what it’s like to experience the world the way someone else does. An experimental treatment that works all too well. A man selling get rich schemes until he unleashes a part of himself he...
 
The uncanny, extraordinary, true stories of events that have dramatically altered the lives of ordinary people; a son is shot by his own father, a woman's sister develops multiple personalities, a man wakes up in the morgue. These are riveting, moving and often haunting stories that will stick with you long after you listen.
 
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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 ...
 
Jo and Simon hear listeners' shameful secrets, including ones that were too shocking for radio! Plus more from the Parish Notice Board and another Confessions From The Crypt.
 
Tell The Bartender is a storytelling podcast hosted by Katharine Heller
 
December 31, 1999: The world braced for disaster as midnight approached. Then, nothing happened. The hysteria over the Y2K computer bug quickly became an afterthought; a punch-line. In Surviving Y2K, Dan Taberski takes you back to the turn of the millennium to meet the people for whom it was anything but a joke — computer coders, conspiracy theorists, survivalists, and true believers — as they each face their own version of the apocalypse. And Dan tells a new millennium story of his own, abo ...
 
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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 ...
 
We humans could have a bright future ahead of us that lasts billions of years. But we have to survive the next 200 years first. Join Josh Clark of Stuff You Should Know for a 10-episode deep dive that explores the future of humanity and finds dangers we have never encountered before lurking just ahead. And if we humans are alone in the universe, if we don't survive intelligent life dies out with us too.
 
Remembering the good, the bad, and the awkward parts of growing up
 
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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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Making Obama
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Former President Barack Obama — along with key advisers, mentors, and rivals — tells the story of his climb from Chicago to the national stage. Season One of Making told the story of how Oprah built a media empire. Now, the story of how Chicago shaped the country's first African-American president.
 
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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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Family Ghosts
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Family Ghosts is a longform, documentary-style storytelling podcast. In each episode, someone tries to figure out the truth behind a legend that’s haunted their family for generations - the tales told at the end of big meals, after everybody’s had a little wine. We’ve investigated grandmothers who were secretly operating international jewel smuggling rings, parents who were cult members, and undertaken a madcap search for a father's missing corpse.On Family Ghosts, every house is haunted, an ...
 
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Nocturne
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A storytelling show that explores the night, the landscape of the unseen, and how thoughts, feelings and behaviors transform in the dark.
 
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You grew up alone and afraid. To protect yourself, you put up walls. You’re safe behind them… but here’s the thing about walls, they keep out the good stuff too. And you want to feel good. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Article - Go to Article.com/IMAGINED to get $50 off your first purchase of $100 or more. Uber Rewards - To learn more ...…
 
From our 2017 archive, Alex sits down with artist, Deun Ivory, to discuss her creative process, married life, and individuality.
 
Richard M. Sherman and his brother Robert created some of the most beloved songs in cinema history. They were the song-writing duo that convinced jazz star Louis Prima to transform into King Louie, the devious King of the Apes in The Jungle Book. And if you ever wondered what Walt Disney’s own personal favourite song was, well, it’s on the Sher ...…
 
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 ...…
 
John’s drug use began with marijuana, smoking it with friends but graduating to dealing in short order. It’s also when he would try cocaine and pills that would make him hallucinate. While he considered himself a “pot smoker” he would gravitate towards crack-cocaine which he would often combine with PCP. Mike said it make him think he was bulle ...…
 
Mike’s first experience with drinking as a teenager left him wanting more of those warm feelings, despite being made the target if public humiliation after passing out. The booze let to drugs, including cocaine and drug-fueled road trips with friends. But after turning 18, Mike learned he could get the cocaine on his own and not needing anyone’ ...…
 
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 ...…
 
From homelessness on the riverbank, to having a million people come view his paintings, this is the story of an immensely creative man who lived hard, painted every day as though he was on a mission, and died too soon.
 
AL Kennedy reflects on how the British sense of humour is standing up to our present political woes. "Don't get me wrong," she says, "it's nice to make people smile...but possibly Britain is now too funny". She wonders if the rest of the world is still laughing with us. Producer: Adele Armstrong
 
From Russia With Love Two women, a tiny boat, the wide open ocean...and kismet. Elena has written a book about their adventure, called Talking to the Moon. You can read the story on the couple’s website, http://www.cadenza.ca/index.php/en/talking-to-the-moon-en/ You can learn more about Elena and Meg’s journey at their other website, anticruise ...…
 
On November 9th, 2016 -- the day after Donald Trump became America's President-elect -- the Dear Sugar inbox was flooded with emails asking some version of the question, "How do we move forward as a nation from here?" The Sugars bring that question before an audience at The Aladdin Theater in Portland, Oregon. This episode was originally publis ...…
 
In recent weeks, Venezuela has been in the spotlight as two men, Nicolás Maduro and Juan Guaidó, assert their claims to the presidency amidst political and economic crisis. Many are watching the situation with growing anxiety, including a Venezuelan father and son. José Eduardo González Vargas is a 28 year-old journalist living in Venezuela. Hi ...…
 
He has built a multimillion pound empire, and is driven to help people attain ‘financial justice’. But in an age of predatory capitalism and rampant inequality, can one man’s modest suggestions really make a difference? • Read the text version here
 
The Riverchapel Ladies Group go on a Golden Years holiday to Westport, County Mayo. They dance, pray, sing, give out about each other and the hotel, post stuff or Facebook, hold starfish, keep each other company and chase the latest toy craze. Nathan is a young man with dreadlocks who joins them on the bus for this week long holiday (2018)…
 
Sari Botton, Catherine Cusick, Danielle Jackson and Dana Snitzky share what they've been reading and nominate stories for the Top 5 Longreads of the week.
 
The documentary “United Skates” looks at black communities formed around roller skating across America and the struggle to keep rinks open against a wave of closures. Filmmakers Dyana Winkler & Tina Brown capture a dazzling display of regional skating styles. The film won the Tribeca Audience Award and comes to HBO on February 18. — Raphaela Ne ...…
 
When Fannie Davis and her family moved to Detroit in the mid-1950s, they hadn't prepared themselves for how hard it would be. They had trouble finding steady work. So, Fannie found a way to take care of her family. She started small, but built a robust and lucrative operation… a business that a lot of people knew about but no one talked about. ...…
 
The FBI recorded Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's phone calls for almost six weeks. What they heard shocked them. Public Official A, a new podcast from WBEZ, examines the rise and fall of ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.By podcasts@chicagopublicmedia.org (WBEZ Chicago).
 
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 ...…
 
Kirsten Drysdale takes a job as a live-in carer to a wealthy old man in Kenya, and ends up becoming a spy. This story is the perfect accompaniment to Kirsten's new book, I Built No Schools In Kenya. Featuring more almost entirely true stories of her year in the African nation, order your copy here!
 
In 1958, U.S. Army Lt. Paul Whipkey drove away from his military base, to go into town - and was never seen again. HISTORICAL REFERENCES: The Case of the Vanishing Lieutenant, Strange Company (August 28, 2017). Brother Still Pursues Mystery Of Army Pilot Who Vanished In 1958,, New York Times (May 24, 1983). Vanished: Servicemen's Families Deman ...…
 
Are we really more distracted than ever before? Historian Rhys Jones explores the history of distraction and how previous generations have fought back We are often told we are in the middle of a distraction crisis - big tech companies have learned how to monetise procrastination and are stealing our attention from us. Yet Rhys Jones explores ho ...…
 
What happens when no one at school like-likes you? The kids of the internet generation didn't despair. They logged on and scoured the internet for love. Find out what they discovered in this special multi-episode series. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen to all eps at getmortified.com.…
 
Hello Doccalos and welcome to another, surprise, full episode Friday drop. Usually our “Shorties” episodes drop on Fridays, but rest assured they will resume next week. This is just more bang for your buck because we drop twice a week every week and this week you get two fully loaded episodes. All this fun for free! Angela and Bob tackle a docu ...…
 
The life of 'Smithy' Australia's greatest aviator
 
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Elna Baker first shared on the podcast in December of 2010, about Mormonism, Africa, and a 113-year old sex expert.
 
Growing up in the United States, Silvia Foti couldn't have been more proud of her Lithuanian heritage, in particular her grandfather. She'd been told that he was seen as a war hero and that he'd been executed at the age of 37 for standing up to the Soviet regime and trying to lead a rebellion against their occupation of Lithuania. Silvia tells ...…
 
Awards season is here! Colin and producers Matt and Chantal discuss the five films up for best documentary feature at the 2019 Academy Awards: Free Solo, R.B.G., Minding the Gap, Of Fathers and Sons, and Hale County This Morning, This Evening. The trio talks about what made these docs compelling, where they fell short, and which one they think ...…
 
One woman discovers that her childhood crush has grown up into someone she doesn’t recognize.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Bob Carlson).
 
Wait for the drop. Dillon Francis makes electronic music in Los Angeles. His latest album is called Wut Wut. You can follow him @DILLONFRANCIS. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.orgBy wnycdigital@gmail.com (WNYC Studios).
 
"I love you, best friend, and you know that. But I used to be in love with you."Voices: Arie Thompson, Tina Munoz-Pandya, Alex Goodnman, Emily Shimskey and Kathleen NiemannProducers: Clare Brennan, Sarah HurdComposer: Chris DayGraphics and Social: Dom Kindler, Sarah Barnitt, Manami MaxtedLive Events Coordinator: Collin Quinn RiceWe're on Facebo ...…
 
Zenith Virago married at 17, and had two children. Then she left her young family to create a life of her own on the other side of the world
 
Last week, you heard an essay by Amy Krouse Rosenthal -- "You May Want to Marry my Husband." It was published just days before she died of ovarian cancer. Today, André Holland of "High Flying Bird" reads the essay her husband Jason wrote in response last summer -- and we hear from Jason himself about how he's doing today.…
 
Chattel slavery in the United States, with its distinctive – and strikingly cruel – laws and structures, took shape over many decades in colonial America. The innovations that built American slavery are inseparable from the construction of Whiteness as we know it today. By John Biewen, with guest Chenjerai Kumanyika.…
 
Jessica Hanson is a trauma nurse in the state of Arizona in the US and before the death of her son three years ago, death wasn't something she thought about that deeply. She is now determined that people should be able to have, what she calls 'a beautiful death.' Jessica believes that changing the way we experience death can be unexpectedly emp ...…
 
Latino USA kicks off our coverage of the 2020 presidential elections with a conversation with Julián Castro, one of the first to declare candidacy. The Texas Democrat was the former mayor of San Antonio, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Obama and in 2016, he was on the short list of possible vice-presidential ca ...…
 
Tamer and Kity sit down with the amazing Mary Basmadjian, a comedian, actor, writer, producer and Caregiver who’s well known by the moniker #FunnyArmenianGirl. We learn about the Armenian genocide, how it displaced the Armenian people and how important it is to never forget. You can see so much inspiration in her comedy from her life experience ...…
 
Emily Pennington was super in love with her boyfriend. But a backpacking trip put that to the test. (more…)
 
How old were you when you first learned that police may think of you as a threat? You’ve never been told that? Chances are you’re not African American. In this episode, Trey Kay examines “The Black Talk,” which is the sober conversation that many black families have with their teenage kids – particularly teenage boys – about how they should con ...…
 
You never expect to actually find a dinosaur. Marina Suarez is an associate professor of geology at the University of Kansas. The species of dinosaur she discovered with her twin sister is called the Geminiraptor Suarezarum. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org…
 
It seems like asthma is always with Jason Weems. In this episode, Jason's constantly being confronted by health scares - on stage, at home, even with his family. But at every turn, he surprises Tally with his resiliency.
 
Good news, Ghost Family - we'll be back with an all-new season on May 15th. Details inside. "I thought it was over. I thought you were gone - as I walked through the dark house, wishing your lamp was still on. I lit a candle - it had a pretty red glow. I should've known that you were still close." - The Wood Brothers Learn more about your ad ch ...…
 
Growing up on the biggest council estate in Western Europe, Jeff Green dreamed of a life in Australia. Then he got his own chance to emigrate
 
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 ...…
 
In this hour, stories of mistakes, perseverance, and lessons learned, often the hard way. Alice Schaffer, a preacher's daughter, grows up in fear of the lessons learned in Sunday school. Dawn Ross tries to adjust to life in rural Arkansas. D. Parvaz, a journalist covering the uprising in Syria, is arrested and imprisoned. Leland Melvin suffers ...…
 
Parenting is *never* what you expect it to be. Maiya knows that as well as anyone. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. You can pre-order Nora's new book - No Happy Endings - from her website at noraborealis.com/book TTFA is public media. Which means we are supporte ...…
 
In our latest Documentary on Newstalk, Producers Maurice Kelliher and Shaun O’Boyle take a l...
 
In our latest Documentary on Newstalk, Producers Maurice Kelliher and Shaun O’Boyle take a l...
 
In 2007, when Katy Beech was just seven she was diagnosed with diabetes which meant she needed regular injections of insulin to stay alive - but by the time she was ten, she'd had enough. So her mum, Louise, made a bargain with her - if she could tell her a good enough story, Katy would agree to have her injections. The story Louise chose was a ...…
 
Take a deeper dive into David Gauvey Herbert's Longreads feature about counterfeit caviar in an unlikely corner of rural America. David leads Longreads Audience Editor Catherine Cusick through interview tape he collected, a bit of caviar's rich history and a blow-by-blow of key moments in the story he reported. This episode is a production of L ...…
 
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