Best Narration podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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In "Hardcore History" journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin takes his "Martian", unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? This isn't academic history (and Carlin isn't a historian) but the podcast's unique blend of high drama, masterful narration and Twilight Zone-style twists has entertained millions ...
 
The NoSleep Podcast is a multi-award winning anthology series of original horror stories, with rich atmospheric music to enhance the frightening tales.
 
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Damn Interesting
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The audio side of DamnInteresting.com: Legitimately intriguing true stories from history, science, and psychology. Audiobook-like narration with sound effects and music.
 
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LeVar Burton Reads
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The best short fiction, handpicked by the world’s greatest storyteller. In every episode, host LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow, Roots, Star Trek) invites you to take a break from your daily life, and dive into a great story. LeVar’s narration blends with gorgeous soundscapes to bring stories by Neil Gaiman, Haruki Murakami, Octavia Butler, Ray Bradbury and more to life. So, if you’re ready, let’s take a deep breath... Listen to ad-free episodes one week early, plus exclusive bonus episodes, on ...
 
WorkingPreacher.org now features the "I Love to Tell the Story," a weekly podcast that invites you into a conversation on the Narrative Lectionary Scripture passages for the coming Sunday. The conversations will be fun, informative, and creative--and will help you and your congregation become "fluent in the first language of faith."
 
Real life siblings Jared and Laura ruin your favorite books, movies, and TV shows by asking the important question: Is it actually good?
 
The semiautobiographical travel memoir records Twain’s, more or less, personal journey across the Wild West in search of adventure while exploring variable locations. Accompanying his brother on what becomes a trip of a lifetime, the young Samuel Clemens finds himself in many different vocational roles as he explores and observes the magnificence of the American West. Not refraining from the usual social commentary, Twain directs criticism on various social and moral issues which he approach ...
 
True stories for English speakers learning Spanish. From the makers of Duolingo, the most popular language-learning app, comes a new podcast that delivers fascinating real-life stories in easy-to-understand Spanish with English narration. These are not language lessons; they’re life lessons through language. Hosted by Martina Castro, co-founder of NPR’s Radio Ambulante.
 
Published in 1838, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket is Poe’s only complete novel and concentrates on several sea adventures gone awry. The novel follows Arthur Gordon Pym, who finds himself in the center of gloomy occurrences on board numerous vessels, as his anticipated sea adventure takes a drastic shift in the wind. Shipwreck, starvation, mutiny, near death experiences and cannibalism are just some of the issues endured in the gripping, and at times gruesome novel. The adve ...
 
A journey that takes the hero, Christian, through the varied landscapes that constitute life and through the events that happen to human beings is the plot of The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan. Readers who have read and loved Louisa May Alcott's Little Women would recall the many references to this 17th century work of religious fiction. The Pilgrim's Progress is based on several values based in the teachings of Christianity. The importance of using the Bible as a guiding principle in li ...
 
Virginia Woolf is one of the most influential and controversial feminine figures in the literary life of the London society. Night and Day is one of her first novels published in 1919 which displays the moral and spiritual issues that people confront. The author herself was an emotionally unstable person, her episodes of mental illness and suicidal depression being recurrent and always brought into the public attention. The novel revolves around the life of the main character, Katherine Hilb ...
 
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Invisibilia
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Unseeable forces control human behavior and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions. Invisibilia—Latin for invisible things—fuses narrative storytelling with science that will make you see your own life differently.
 
Frederick Douglass was born into slavery on a Maryland plantation. He faced hardship as a child, but later encountered owners who were relatively liberal and allowed him to learn to read, write and be in contact with freed slaves. At the age of 20, he escaped from the plantation and made his way to New York. Though he remained a fugitive, he married and changed his name to avoid being caught. He continued his education and became involved in the Abolitionist Movement. He began touring the co ...
 
The Three Musketeers follows the adventures of the young Gascon nobleman, D’Artagnan and his three trusted friends who served as musketeers in the king’s regiment – Athos, Porthos & Aramis. Written by Alexandre Dumas, the book was a bestseller during the time of its publication and it remains so even today. It follows the timeless theme of friendship and bravery. The main protagonist of the story is D’Artagnan who travels to Paris to realize his dreams of becoming one of the musketeers for t ...
 
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Dragnet
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Dragnet, the brainchild of Jack Webb, may very well be the most well-remembered, and the best, radio police drama series. From September, 1949 through February 1957, Dragnet's 30 minute shows, broadcast on NBC, brought to radio true police stories in a low-key, documentary style.The origins of Dragnet can be traced to a semi-documentary film, "He Walked by Night" from 1948, in which Webb had a small role. Both employed the same Los Angeles Police Department technical adviser, used actual pol ...
 
Michael P. Wright is a freelance writer who narrates posts for readers to enjoy on the move. Audio options for select posts are available on mikewriting.com and streamed on major podcast services. Visit https://mkwr.co/Podcast for listing of podcast providers.
 
Every week, join award-winning narrator B.J. Harrison as he narrates the greatest stories the world has ever known. From the jungles of South America to the Mississippi Delta, from Victorian England to the Gothic castles of Eastern Europe, join us on a fantastic journey through the words of the world's greatest authors. Critically-acclaimed and highly recommended for anyone who loves a good story with plenty of substance.
 
Background Briefing is daring narrative journalism: Australian investigations with impact. Our award-winning reporters forensically uncover the hidden stories at the heart of the country’s biggest issues.
 
Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world's best known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built.
 
King Solomon’s Mines is the story of the leader Allan Quatermain and his adventurous group of followers on their mission to find the lost brother of an aristocrat, Sir Henry Curtis. Considered similar to Robert Louise Stevenson’s novel Treasure Island, Haggard’s book proved to be another must-read adventure novel in the international literary world. The African desert hides underneath its sands myths and legends that lasted for centuries in the minds of the locals. Quatermain has a mysteriou ...
 
Narratives of Grace: authentic discussion on following the real Jesus in the real world is a podcast produced for a particular people in a particular context. We realize that not everyone will relate to the perspectives of every story explored and that's ok. Our goal is for this podcast to be a springboard for conversation within our community.
 
A timeless classic of fantasy literature, She is recognized as the groundwork for the lost world literary sub- genre. First published serially in The Graphic magazine from 1886 to 1887, the novel has reached critical acclaim with approximately 100 million copies sold and is regarded as one of the best-selling books of all time. Exploring themes of imperialism, lost civilization, female authority and psyche, the novel also serves as a mirror to reflect Victorian issues such as gender and race ...
 
Beyond Good and Evil, by Friedrich Nietzsche A searing indictment of concepts like “truth” and “language” Beyond Good and Evil, by Friedrich Nietzsche is a deeply thought provoking book that forms one of the keystones of modern thought and politics. In this book, Nietzsche takes the position that our subservience to fixed perspectives that are forced on us by our language and our ideals make us incapable of perceiving reality. He propounds the theory that ideals are not fixed but change over ...
 
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SAYER
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SAYER is a narrative fiction podcast set on Earth’s man-made second moon, Typhon. The eponymous SAYER is a highly advanced, self-aware AI created to help acclimate new residents to their new lives, and their new employment with Ærolith Dynamics. New episodes release every other week.
 
On a Dark, Cold Night is the ideal podcast for horror-lovers with insomnia; a creepy friend to tell you bedtime/ghost stories. The podcast involves Your Narrator telling you a spine-chilling yet soothing ghost story every week. Launched in January, 2018, the show is written, performed and produced by Kristen Zaza. Follow Your Narrator on Twitter at @ADarkColdNight, and on Instagram at darkcoldnightpodcast.
 
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Within the Wires
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Stories told through found audio from an alternate universe. Season three, “Dictation,” is a political thriller told exclusively through a bureaucrat’s dictated recordings to a secretary. Narrated by Lee LeBreton. Written by Jeffrey Cranor and Janina Matthewson. Original music by Mary Epworth.
 
An epistolary novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall follows the courageous journey of the protagonist, Helen Graham, as she struggles to escape her socially imposed role as dutiful wife, while also acting on her moral responsibilities as a mother and self-respect as a woman. Published in 1848, under the pseudonym Acton Bell, the novel provoked much criticism at the time of its release due to its shocking content and atypical portrayal of an English wife, who not only defies the strict conventio ...
 
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TED Radio Hour
Weekly
 
Guy Raz explores the emotions, insights, and discoveries that make us human. The TED Radio Hour is a narrative journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, and new ways to think and create.
 
I read you the best content on personal development, minimalism, productivity, and more, with author permission. Think of Optimal Living Daily as an audioblog or blogcast where the best blogs are narrated for you for free.
 
Spanning a period of nearly 1500 years, this monumental work of history tracks the orbit of one of the greatest Empires of all time. The sheer scale and sweep of the narrative is breathtaking in its ambitious scope and brings to vivid life the collapse of a magnificent military, political and administrative structure. Proceeding at a brisk pace, the original fourteen volumes describe debauched emperors, corrupt practices, usurpers and murderers, bloody battles, plunder and loot, barbarian ho ...
 
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SABLE
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What is line between reality and fantasy? What keeps us forever on the edge of sanity and insanity? If gods exist, do they care about us, or do they only wish to see our destruction? Sable is a single narrative horror podcast that asks these questions. Within this podcast, we will the death and rebirth of an endless amount of worlds, and the single, horrific thread that ties them all together. Curl up nice and tight, turn the lights low, and allow the Narrator to take you to a world where go ...
 
In “Many Things Considered” one-time journalist and full-time political analyst Marc Johnson applies his passion for context to connect current politics with political history. What are the links between the debacle of Barry Goldwater’s 1964 presidential campaign and the Tea Party movement? Did Alexander Hamilton foresee the partisanship that now surrounds judicial appointments? Why haven’t third parties had political success in America? Johnson weaves interviews, archival sound, humor and a ...
 
Page is a storytelling podcast designed to connect listeners to new and unique voices in the fiction world. Each month, Page takes original short fiction from emerging authors and produces it as audio dramas, complete with narration, voice acting, music, and sound effects. Enjoy author interviews, discussions, and publishing advice each month as well.
 
The podcast that brings you conversation and inspiration from your favorite authors, narrators, and audiobook creators. – Whether we're playing clips from the latest big audiobooks or playing games with authors and narrators, HarperAudio Presents aims to highlight the joy of the world of audiobooks.
 
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Writing Excuses
Weekly
 
Fifteen minutes long, because you're in a hurry, and we're not that smart.
 
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Endless Thread
Weekly
 
The front page of the Internet--also known as Reddit--is making noise. Hosts Ben Brock Johnson and Amory Sivertson dig into the site's vast and curious ecosystem of online communities, collaborating with Reddit's 330 million users and over 140 thousand communities to find all kinds of jaw-dropping narratives. A collaboration between WBUR and Reddit.
 
Have you ever read a novel, short story, poem, or narrative and then found yourself wondering about it's creator, their backstory, and what type of person could construct the piece of literature in your hands? ​ Well, I know I have. ​ Being an avid book worm and all around knowledge-seeking nerd, I discovered one of my favorite things to do after completing either a series or a book that made me question life, reality, or morality as a whole, was to figure out who it was that crafted such a ...
 
When a modern film script draws inspiration from a poem written more than a century ago, readers can judge its impact on our collective imagination. Such is the resonance of the poem "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe. First published in 1845, "The Raven" is a masterpiece of atmosphere, rhythmic quality and use of language. Constructed in narrative form, it tells the story of a young man who is mourning the loss of his beloved. One December night as he wearily sits up browsing through a classica ...
 
High Adventure A Narrative of Air Fighting in France by James Norman Hall; you will find this book although an exciting narrative has an unpolished feel because it was published in June of 1918 while Mr. Hall was a captive in a German POW camp. When he was captured behind enemy lines, the book was still a work in progress. The Armistice would not be reached until November of that year. Although he does not mention it in this book, Mr. Hall had already served the better part of 15 months with ...
 
Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace chronicles the lives of five Russian aristocratic families during Napoleon's invasion of Russia. Many considered this book to be the best Russian work of literature of all time and it is massive in scale. The book is divided in four volumes and the chapters don't just contain the narrative of the plot to the novel but philosophical discussions as well. This may be intimidating to average book readers but they shouldn't be discouraged to try reading War and Peace. ...
 
Thoughts and ideas to live the life you want. My expertise at your service. Tell the story you want for yourself!
 
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On the Media
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The Peabody Award-winning On the Media podcast is your guide to examining how the media sausage is made. Hosts Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield examine threats to free speech and government transparency, cast a skeptical eye on media coverage of the week’s big stories and unravel hidden political narratives in everything we read, watch and hear. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the ...
 
A history podcast in which we weave together a chronological narrative of the Civil War era. Visit us at www.civilwarpodcast.org
 
Feeling stuck? Try Your Motivational High 5, hosted by Phil Larson. It is the short, 5-minute podcast seeking to motivate you in the way of self-examination, developing good mental health, and empowering yourself to do incredible things. We are all about telling ourselves positive narratives as a way to combat and rewire the negative narratives we've believed much of our lives. Find support, realize you're not alone, and feel empowered to move forward!
 
"Fame is a Bitch" with AJ Benza, deconstructs some of the biggest scandals and tragedies of our lifetime. These stories are about the powerful seduction and fateful grip of fame. Our tragic figures are those that couldn't fight off the influences, pressures, and distractions that worked like grease upon their grip. Benza brings an insiders perspective and his tough-guy demeanor, bold narratives and aggressive pursuit of the truth, distinguish him as an authentic and original voice. AJ knows ...
 
“By Any Means Necessary” on Radio Sputnik hosted by Eugene Puryear connects the political, social and economic movements shaping the world around us. With a sensibility informed by movements from Black Power to #BlackLivesMatter with a dash of Occupy, the show elevates the people and narratives that while often ignored are driving some of the most important changes in the world.
 
Our listeners say, “If TEDTalks met Oprah you’d have the Unmistakable Creative.” Eliminate the feeling of being stuck in your life, blocked in your creativity, and discover higher levels of meaning and purpose in your life and career. Listen to deeply personal, insightful, and thought-provoking stories from the world’s leading thinkers and doers including best-selling authors, artists, peak performance psychologists, happiness researchers, entrepreneurs, startup founders, artists, venture ca ...
 
Leah Day presents this fun, informative quilting podcast about life, making quilts, and running a creative craft business. Leah shares interviews with creative business owners and stories from her own journey as a blogger, machine quilter, and crafty entrepreneur. Find the episode show notes and more information about each episode at LeahDay.com
 
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Shawna Scafe of Simple On Purpose shares her thoughts on hygge vs minimalism. Episode 1200: Hygge vs Minimalism by Shawna Scafe of Simple On Purpose on Simple Living & Intentionality Shawna Scafe is a mom of three small kids who started blogging after her first son was born. She wanted to share her c-section story in order to help herself work ...…
 
In 1981, engineer Rod Canion left Texas Instruments and co-founded Compaq, which created the first IBM-compatible personal computer. This opened the door to an entire industry of PCs that could run the same software. PLUS for our postscript "How You Built That," we check back in with Danica Lause, who turned a knitting hobby into Peekaboos Pony ...…
 
"The Big Winchester" from archive.org was assembled into the "Dragnet" podcast by Fourble.Episode 104 of 344.
 
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"The Big Winchester" from archive.org was assembled into the "Dragnet" podcast by Fourble.Episode 104 of 344.
 
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In which Hooker retreats, Lee stews, and we wrap-up our discussion of the Chancellorsville Campaign.
 
Your Hosts: Dan Wells, Tempest Bradford, Dongwon Song, and Julia Rios Julia Rios joins us to talk about writing characters who come from one of the many Latin-American cultures or subcultures. “Latinx” is a catch-all term for people with Latin-American heritage, including mixed-race people. In this episode we talk about mash-up cuisine, interse ...…
 
Tynan shares his thoughts on spur of the moment decisions. Episode 1199: Spur of the Moment by Tynan on Quick Decision Making Skills & Enjoying Life Tynan was named as one of the top 25 best bloggers in 2013 by Time Magazine. He believes in making deliberate decisions and breaking away from the herd mentality. He likes learning new things, buil ...…
 
It's episode 15 of Season 12. On this week's show we have tales about the terror which can lie just behind things most innocent. "The Nope Game" written by Javier Loustauna (Story starts around 00:03:00) Produced by: Phil Michalski Cast: Narrator – Kyle Akers , Video Girl – Alexis Bristowe, Mark – Dan Zappulla, Jackson – Atticus Jackson "Jinn" ...…
 
"The Big Screen" from archive.org was assembled into the "Dragnet" podcast by Fourble.Episode 103 of 344.
 
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"The Big Screen" from archive.org was assembled into the "Dragnet" podcast by Fourble.Episode 103 of 344.
 
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David Cain of Raptitude shares how to keep emotions from running your life. Episode 1198: How to Keep Emotions From Running Your Life by David Cain of Raptitude on Emotional Freedom & Meditation David Cain is a writer and entrepreneur living in Winnipeg, Canada. On a particular boring day at his office job in 2009, he started Raptitude. His int ...…
 
Podcast on Matthew 25:1-13, the Narrative Lectionary readings for March 31, 2019 (Bridesmaids [or Talents]) featuring Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Craig Koester, and Kathryn Schifferdecker. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for Working Preacher. read more...
 
On this episode of "By Any Means Necessary" hosts Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon are joined by Brian Becker, host of "Loud and Clear" on Radio Sputnik to talk about the EU granting the UK a delay in exiting the coalition, whether or not UK citizens will force a second Brexit vote, and the failures of austerity measures across Western Europe. ...…
 
"The Big Late Script" from archive.org was assembled into the "Dragnet" podcast by Fourble.Episode 102 of 344.
 
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