Best Death podcasts we could find (Updated October 2018)
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Death, Sex & Money
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Anna Sale explores the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation.
 
In which we ask the important questions in pop culture and dissect fictional universes. Because seriously, who deals with super weapon sanitation and imperial employee agreements? If you’re looking for serious discussions, this isn't the podcast you're looking for and we are so sorry about that joke. New episode every Monday!
 
The creators of My Brother, My Brother and Me and The Worst Idea of All Time review the film Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 every American Thanksgiving from now until the end of linear time. There is no escape.
 
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Dr. Death
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We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system. Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away. But soon his patients started to experience complications, and the system failed to protect them. Which begs t ...
 
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Death in Ice Valley
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An unidentified body. Who was she? Why hasn’t she been missed? A BBC World Service and NRK original podcast, investigating a mystery unsolved for almost half a century.
 
Chris Lighty was a giant in hip-hop. He managed Foxy Brown, Fat Joe, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, 50 Cent—anyone who was anyone worked with Lighty. But in 2012 he was found dead at his home in the Bronx, a death that left the music world reeling. In this podcast miniseries from Gimlet Media and Loud Speakers Network, we tell the story of Chris Lighty, from the first breakbeat to the last heartbeat.
 
An A-List Hollywood actress vanishes from a yacht and her body washes ashore the following morning. Her leading man husband — and a legendary actor who accompanied them on a pleasure cruise — claim she accidentally fell overboard. But questions — terrible ones — linger. A brutal argument. A skipper who overheard violence. A coroner who’s ruling of "accidental drowning" is overturned — and Los Angeles homicide detectives who are still running the case to ground almost four decades later. Fata ...
 
A podcast exploring the wit and weirdness of medieval texts
 
For the Irish historian John Bagnell Bury, history should be treated as a science and not a mere branch of literature. Many contemporary histories written in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century were poetic and heroic in tone, blending fact and fiction, myths and legends. They sometimes relied on sources from Shakespeare and classical poets. For Bury, the facts of history may be legendary or romantic in nature, but they should be recounted in a scholarly and non-judgmental manner, ...
 
"The Death of Dr. John Parker" is a fictional audio drama set in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. On July 3, 2015, psychiatrist and local celebrity Dr. John Parker was found dead in his Mashpee, MA office. His death was ruled an apparent suicide, but his son-in-law, Dan Zappulla, doesn't buy it. Dan thinks he was murdered, and he's out to prove it. Join us on this journey through Cape Cod as we search for the ultimate truth behind The Death of Dr. John Parker.
 
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Death, Sex & Money
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Anna Sale explores the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation.
 
Death, Dying, and Other Things is a weird fiction podcast. On the first Thursday of every month, host Justyn Buske brings a set of stories meant to scare, spook, and unsettle.
 
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DEATH BATTLE Cast
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Join the cast of DEATH BATTLE for their weekly podcast as they talk about what's going on in "nerd" culture, give you behind the scenes insight into DEATH BATTLE episodes, and interact with the community! Watch LIVE Friday at 4PM CT on svod.roosterteeth.com. Watch the free video version at YouTube.com/ScrewAttack.
 
Death Of 1000 Cuts is a podcast for fiction writers, full of motivational rants, writing exercises, interviews with authors, and detailed critiques of first pages submitted by you, the listeners. Everything you need to write more and better, and love it. Presented by Tim Clare, author of The Honours and We Can't All Be Astronauts, and stand-up poet.Support the podcast at: https://ko-fi.com/B0B17913
 
Misadventure by Death is an audio drama brought to you by Crossroad Stations Productions. Armed with nothing but his trusty recorder and a few dozen flashlights, Neil Hastbury-Rue takes up the mantle of groundskeeper at the definitely haunted, recently opened Harrison Shaw Manor Museum in the middle of the Virginian Appalachian mountains. Easy-peasy…right? Perhaps not. As Neil attempts to settle into his new home, he finds himself having to combat with supernatural shenanigans, a few less th ...
 
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Death Metal Dads
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2 dads talk about metal. They have cool guests. It's fun.
 
A true crime comedy podcast with Lena Berry and Alex Stypula. Each week they dive into a horrific crime and try to wring out a bit of humor from some of the darkest aspects of humanity. Sometimes Lena hosts, sometimes Alex does, either way you'll experience a twisted journey through some of the darkest humor this side of Ed Gein's house. Alex and Lena are longtime friends who only recently discovered their shared love of true crime and had to do a podcast about it.
 
Listen as LonelyBob leads horror movie noob iMorpheus to his doom. Subscribe to join the shenanigans.
 
This weekly show takes an objective look at a new from America's Death Row, exploring how people end up on death row, investigating characters and evidence in each case, and exploring the legal intricacies of the death penalty in the United States.
 
Welcome to your mortality, humans! It's a new podcast called Death in the Afternoon, from the team behind Ask a Mortician. The deathcast will dispel myths about death and dead bodies, dive into history and dark tales you've never heard before, and hopefully make you less afraid to talk about the inevitable. Hosted by Caitlin Doughty, Louise Hung, and Sarah Chavez.
 
Death by Misadventure, a new true paranormal mystery podcast. Each episode takes you on a supernatural journey and explores the most tragic deaths in celebrity history. We uncover the shocking details, reveal the mystical facts, and unravel the mystery behind rock stars and celebrities who died under infamous circumstances.
 
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Death Metal Dicks
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A comedian and metalhead examine some of the most heinous true crimes, mind bending conspiracy theories and supernatural occult happenings, then find a death metal song with lyrics that sync up with the events every week. You can expect top notch research, hilarious antics from absurd points of view, and a comedic take making the terrible history of humanity a little more palatable. Kristofer Pierce and Buddy Loyd are Death Metal Detectives NEW EPISODES EACH FRIDAY
 
Reading and exploring near death experiences from around the world! Accounts taken from www.nderf.org
 
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Death, Sex & Money
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Anna Sale explores the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation.
 
Your fictional spooky lesbian/queer/feminist community radio show. Inspired by Welcome to Night Vale."Bizarrely engrossing!" - review by ex-girlfriend
 
When you fall in love over Puppet Master, you should probably get married and have a kid. A not-so-weekly horror discussion between husband (Patrick) and wife (Katie).
 
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Death - Audio
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After the death in custody of Dunghutti man David Dungay Jr​, his family seek justice
 
We are a community of professionals in the field of death investigation. Whether you’re a coroner, a member of local police or county law enforcement, an EMS professional, or medical examiner – or frankly, anyone in between, Coroner Talk™ is the right community for you. We provide training and resources to coroners and death investigators by and from professionals around the world, a peer to peer training environment. I recognized that the training available for coroners and small department ...
 
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Machine of Death
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A collection of stories about people who know how they are going to die.
 
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Life and Death Row
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The story of Daniel Lopez who is on death row for killing a policeman in Texas in 2009. Presented by Greg James and abridged from the BBC Three series about capital punishment.
 
A weekly podcast where each member of the podcast creates and submits a top 5 list on any given topic. After each episode the lists are put up online for you to vote on and the winner decides the fate of the rest of the panel!
 
Chris Lighty was a giant in hip-hop. He managed Foxy Brown, Fat Joe, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, 50 Cent—anyone who was anyone worked with Lighty. But in 2012 he was found dead at his home in the Bronx, a death that left the music world reeling. In this podcast miniseries from Gimlet Media and Loud Speakers Network, we tell the story of Chris Lighty, from the first breakbeat to the last heartbeat.
 
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Death: the podcast
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New Orleans has a unique relationship to death: we have a ridiculously high murder rate, we party at funerals, and we end up above ground. Death: the podcast tells the stories of personal experiences of death - fear of it, laughing at it, life-changing brushes with it, dealing with lost loved ones, and our own inevitable and unknown heart-stopping moment. Through confronting death we learn what it is to be alive.
 
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DEATH IS IMMINENT
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Comedian Yusef Roach and Writer Hannah Williamson joke around about death and sex, sometimes after watching some garbage movie. Logo by @anitanichole on Instagram.
 
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Death by Dying
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An obituary podcast dedicated to documenting the unfortunate and mysterious deaths of the beloved townsfolk of Crestfall, Idaho.
 
Examining issues in the death penalty system. Brought to you by the Death Penalty Information Center, a non-profit organization serving the media and the public with analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment
 
An exploration of life in the spirit world.
 
Fueled By Death Cast welcomes a guest each week and asks the question, "What Fuels You?" Born from the Death Wish Coffee Company and their mission to fuel people's passions, hosts Jeff and Dustin are curious about what makes people do what they do, and why. We are all "fueled by death" - each of us with our own drive to live life to its fullest before we inevitably shake off this mortal coil. Tune in every week for inspiring guest interviews, and entertaining segments like Science!, the D-Ma ...
 
This is the archive of freeDeath/Cornerepisodes; every new episode, from #82, will be available atour Patreonfor a $5 monthly fee ///If you don't want to subscribe but feel like contributing something, we also deeply appreciatedonations/// contact us on Twitter at@corpseinorbit
 
The year is 1348. Europe has fallen under the shadow of the Black Death. As the plague decimates all in its path, fear and superstition are rife. In this apocalyptic environment, the church is losing its grip on the people. There are rumors of a village, hidden in marshland that the plague cannot reach. There is even talk of a necromancer who leads the village and is able to bring the dead back to life.
 
The Doctor Who podcast where we take a stand and defend our favourite show's most picked on stories. Because, damn it, that's what the Doctor would do. Hosted by Lucas Testro.
 
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Minion Death Cult
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The world is ending. Your uncle is to blame. We’re documenting it. Political and existential clarity through bad Facebook content
 
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Death, Sex & Money
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Anna Sale explores the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation.
 
This show is for entrepreneurs - online or offline who want to have a better life. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a seasoned veteran and you just feel like you can get more out of life. I want to talk you through some of the things I’ve learned to help you through your journey.
 
J.B. Bury wrote his “History of Greece” before World War I, but it is such a good overview of classical Greek history that the third edition was still being used as a college textbook in the late 1960′s. In the newer editions, a co-author rewrote the material dealing with the early centuries where there have been new archeological developments, but the later chapters and Bury’s framework were retained essentially unchanged. Bury writes in a lucid, easily understood style that entertains as i ...
 
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Cheating, Death
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When the walking dead fill the streets, who can cheat death? Who can survive? Featuring a zombie outbreak that devastates Denver, an indecisive adulterer, and a series of violent, disturbing, and perhaps even heart-rending events of the sort you'd expect when the dead rise up to eat the living, Cheating, Death is a roller-coaster ride through a horror show both of death and of the heart. Cheating, Death is the fourth glimpse of the storybook universe first seen in Lost and Not Found, and giv ...
 
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Susan Damon is the on-air personality and social media ambassador for Sideshow Collectibles. Susan joins our show to talk about the journey of Sideshow - how they started out building prototypes and model kits and are now the premier manufacturer of figures and statues spanning all of pop and geek culture. Dustin and Jeff got to tour the Sidesh ...…
 
This episode I chat to author Kirsty Logan about fairy tales, the subconscious, and stories outside the mainstream.Kirsty Logan is the author of Fantasy novel THE GRACEKEEPERS, about an ocean-filled world where land is scarce, a travelling circus boat, a bear, and a girl charged with tending the souls of the dead. We talk about her fascination ...…
 
Two stories of recovery after loss. The Death, Sex & Money eye mask is here! Sign on to become a sustaining member of the show at $8 a month, and we'll send you your very own DSM gel eye mask...perfect for popping on when you're ready to listen to a podcast, and tell the world you're in do-not-disturb mode. Go to deathsexmoney.org/donate to see ...…
 
Two stories of recovery after loss. The Death, Sex & Money eye mask is here! Sign on to become a sustaining member of the show at $8 a month, and we'll send you your very own DSM gel eye mask...perfect for popping on when you're ready to listen to a podcast, and tell the world you're in do-not-disturb mode. Go to deathsexmoney.org/donate to see ...…
 
Two stories of recovery after loss. The Death, Sex & Money eye mask is here! Sign on to become a sustaining member of the show at $8 a month, and we'll send you your very own DSM gel eye mask...perfect for popping on when you're ready to listen to a podcast, and tell the world you're in do-not-disturb mode. Go to deathsexmoney.org/donate to see ...…
 
Two stories of recovery after loss. The Death, Sex & Money eye mask is here! Sign on to become a sustaining member of the show at $8 a month, and we'll send you your very own DSM gel eye mask...perfect for popping on when you're ready to listen to a podcast, and tell the world you're in do-not-disturb mode. Go to deathsexmoney.org/donate to see ...…
 
Elder Isaiah Goodwin, 98, was found dead in his chambers after imbibing something lemony… Writer and Director - Evan Gulock Producer - Niko Gerentes Creative Producer - Joshua Giordan Music - Nicolas Gasparini, Steven O’Brien, Kevin Macleod, and Niko Gerentes "Two Lovebirds” - Evan Gulock and Noah Baldwin Obituary Writer/Button-Eyed Raven - Eva ...…
 
We get into it on this one. Is winnie the pooh black? Which one of the Blue Collar Comedy Boys is the least funny? in-house guest ryan cownie returns this was previously a patreon only episode, but due to computer issues, we were unable to record this week, so I'm releasing it for free. If you wanna support the show and listen to the newest epi ...…
 
This episode wasn't supposed to be all about Kanye, but here it is! youtube.com/miniondeathcult
 
On April 19th, 2017, news broke that football star turned accused murderer, Aaron Hernandez had killed himself in his jail cell. But what exactly had happened to Aaron Hernandez, to turn him into a killer? And did his football career play a part in it? From the Boston Globe’s award winning investigative journalism unit known as the Spotlight an ...…
 
In this episode I chat with author and creative writing teacher Andrew Cowan about writing fiction, finding details, perfectionism and helping bring others' stories to life.Andrew talks switching from pottery to fiction, finding his own voice, ways round perfectionism and self-doubt, and his career in teaching creative writing on residential co ...…
 
Todays Guest Summer Yancey Experienced Investigator with a demonstrated history of working in the executive office industry. Skilled in Emergency Management, Death Investigation, Private Investigations, Confidential Document Management, Event Management, Team Building, and Public Speaking. Strong mental/behavioral health and medicolegal profess ...…
 
Fro and Matt just hanging..talking costumes..and Fro's love of DBZ. Die.
 
In our first episode, we take you on a magical (ok, not always so magical) journey of living with the dead. From an adorable 91 year old lady with a dark secret, to a rhinestone studded cult with resurrection ambitions, to a Japanese mummy collecting government assistance. Buckle up, and welcome to Death in the Afternoon!…
 
Where we ask the hard hitting question like What Could You Bring to the Brotherhood of (Evil) Mutants? Sign up to our newsletter here; http://eepurl.com/cM3in9 Join our facebook group here; https://www.facebook.com/groups/535280830149669/ Check out our upcoming lives shows right here; http://www.sanspantsradio.com/live/ Theme music by the wonde ...…
 
The Cast give a sneak peek of Mario VS Sonic, discuss James Gunn writing Suicide Squad 2, and debate who would win a Death Battle between Agent Venom and Blue Beetle.
 
This is our look into the life of a man who went to a more extreme measure to become famous than any Canadain ever, and boy is Canada PISSED. Prepare your brain to trudge through the ancient deep web's most shocking video: "One Lunatic, One Icepick", and discover the twists and turns that led it's creator, Luka Magnotta to internet infamy.…
 
Legendary tattoo artist Chris 51 joins the podcast this week straight from the convention floor of Heroes and Villains Fest in New Jersey. Chris talks about revolutionizing the pop and geek culture tattoo industry which led to his show Epic ink on A&E. Since then, he has created GeeksterInk Legends, the world's largest touring tattoo troupe wit ...…
 
Lena picked a serial killer! Heard of him? We realize that actually some people may actually not have heard of John Wayne Gacy, but really, where were you hiding? We're really playing the hits this time, getting off the rails, existential dread, etc., this one is fun!
 
Lillian Parker, 59, found herself in a bloody bind beneath a bunch of books. Writer and Director - Evan Gulock Producer - Niko Gerentes Creative Producer - Joshua Giordan Music - Nicolas Gasparini, Steven O’Brien, Kevin Macleod, and Niko Gerentes Obituary Writer/Button-Eyed Raven - Evan Gulock Charlotte - Angela Morris Angel of Death - Hannah S ...…
 
Live, with Nina Instead from Already Gone! Frank Lee Smith was convicted of murder and sentenced to death for the senseless and brutal homicide of an 8-year-old girl. But secrets buried and crimes ignored made this case much more complex than anyone ever expected. Support the show.
 
This series has generated a lot of questions and comments from listeners for host and reporter Laura Beil. In this special interview episode, Laura talks with David Brown (from the podcast “Business Wars”) about a number of topics that have intrigued listeners, like how Duntsch could have performed less than a hundred surgeries during his medic ...…
 
This podcast explores Natacha's near death experience.Read from the Near Death Experience Research Foundation website: http://www.nderf.org/Experiences/1natacha_p_ndelike.htmlCheck out Sam's website: www.thetimberlion.comPatreon: www.patreon.com/samreadsneardeathexperiencesInstagram: @thetimberlionFacebook: @samreadsneardeathexperiences…
 
Ryan came over and we just talked shit. The episodes have been bad lately in my opinion and I think it's because I'm broke and sad. A new bonus is gonna be up later today or tomorrow at patreon.com/deathisimminent
 
We're Back! A Podcast Story This week we cover the police department who use rehired Tamir Rice's killer, because "Everyone deserves a second chance," which is of course an insane thing to say as an agent of the penal system. Also, model/actress Emily Ratajkowski protests Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court, and is met with doze ...…
 
In this episode I chat to Dr Tim Pychyl, psychologist and head of the Procrastination Research Group at Carleton University, Canada.Tim has devoted over 20 years to the 'breakdown in volitional action' we call procrastination. Since I get more letters about struggling with procrastination than all other creative writing topics combined so I tho ...…
 
We died last week, so now we get to determine what we get on our tombstones. Die.
 
Where we ask the hard hitting question like What Would Be Your Ideal Jurassic Park Style Park? Sign up to our newsletter here; http://eepurl.com/cM3in9 Join our facebook group here; https://www.facebook.com/groups/535280830149669/ Check out our upcoming lives shows right here; http://www.sanspantsradio.com/live/ Theme music by the wonderfully t ...…
 
Natalie Wood has grown profoundly unhappy in her marriage to Robert Wagner in the years leading up to her suspicious demise — a death for which cops have labeled R.J. a “person of interest.” Now, the Oscar winner’s close friends and sister – as well as experts and investigators who have probed her case – open up about what they see as both a pr ...…
 
Previously, we heard Odoric (or Odoricus) of Pordenone (or Friuli) describe his travels as a Franciscan missionary to the Far East. This episode, we get an attempt by a later chronicler to craft a saint's life for the traveler, using surprising little material from Odoric's writing, but finding many other marvels and miracles to include. Audio ...…
 
This week we are looking at the Cooky Canadian case of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka. There are some very heavy topics in this so CW/TW Sexual Assault, Rape, abuse. The killer couple was responsible for the murders of 4 young girls and much more mayhem that will leave asking Tim Horton's WHY?!?! Had to get Broken Hope on the case to be as bru ...…
 
Two stories about bodies and bodies of water. In “It Spoke,” a corpse in a riverbed says a few words. In “The Watermen of Drag Lake,” a local legend is born.
 
John Murray is a comedian and featured player in the Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC. John also has an inherent love for all things Bruce Springsteen and has started a new podcast called The Bosscast. John joins our show to talk about comedy, UCB, the importance of trying and failing and his love of horror, and The Boss. Learn all about his new ...…
 
Lawrence Bartley was released on parole this spring. Now, he and his wife Ronnine are building an everyday life for their family on the outside. Listen to my past interviews with Lawrence and Ronnine here and here. Subscribe to our weekly email newsletter! Every Wednesday we send out podcast listening recommendations, fascinating letters from o ...…
 
Lawrence Bartley was released on parole this spring. Now, he and his wife Ronnine are building an everyday life for their family on the outside. Listen to my past interviews with Lawrence and Ronnine here and here. Subscribe to our weekly email newsletter! Every Wednesday we send out podcast listening recommendations, fascinating letters from o ...…
 
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