Best Narrative podcasts we could find (Updated February 2019)
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Real life siblings Jared and Laura ruin your favorite books, movies, and TV shows by asking the important question: Is it actually good?
 
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."
 
Warhammer 40k based talk show but we get down and dirty with all kinds of geek stuff.
 
A podcast born out of an all too familiar frustration; navigating life as an aspiring creative entrepreneur. How do you pay the bills? How do you grow? How did you maneuver through your city? Listen as Duane Jones, Terrence Taylor and Lauren Sears give you an uncensored look at their journey. Changing the Narrative shines a light on life as a creative and provides an open forum for conversation about various topics through their eyes.
 
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 ...
 
We take narrative as the foundational element in games, and this core principle frames our discussion. Not only do we dissect the stories themselves and the literary elements therein, we also evaluate gameplay mechanics and design decisions that effect game stories. Our idea of stories is inclusive: we are interested primarily in stories internal to the games themselves but also in player stories, experiences created by but external to the text of the game.
 
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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.
 
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.
 
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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.
 
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The Yarn
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A narrative adventure. The Yarn takes listeners behind the scenes of children's literature, and lets them look at all the threads that must be weaved together to create a book.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a comedy science fiction series created by Douglas Adams. Starting out as a radio comedy broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978, it was later adapted to other formats, including stage shows, 5 novels, comic books, a 1981 TV series, a 1984 video game, and 2005 feature film. In 2017, BBC Radio 4 announced a 40th-anniversary celebration with Dirk Maggs, one of the original producers, in charge. This sixth series of the radio comedy is based on Eoin Colfer's boo ...
 
Hawaii Narrative Project's mission is to document the lives of everyday people in Hawaii, collecting and archiving stories, cultural anecdotes and traditions, for the purpose of educating current and future generations of Hawaii's diverse culture. Disclosure & Discovery is a podcast where we take our favorite stories and put them into short form audio packages for your enjoyment.
 
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Smash/Cut
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Smash/Cut is a new radio drama podcast that releases a new radio play every two-weeks (when in season).The name Smash/Cut references a playwriting term for cutting between characters and timelines while maintaining some overarching idea. Also in film, a smash cut is an unexpected cut from one narrative or aesthetic to another. Pulling from these narrative devices, we will produce radio drama and explore new ways to create it with each episode.
 
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Paperback
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Oral storytelling has served a critical role as the sole means of abstracting experiences and emotions in narrative form, and to engage with audiences who prefer narrative storytelling, The Open Library Project presents Paperback. Hosted by Raachyeta Sharma and Satyajit Roy, Paperback will be a podcast where we engage with stalwarts and experts from various industries, suggesting 5 non-fiction titles that contributed to their journey in a big way. We believe that peer-to-peer learning will p ...
 
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Smash/Cut
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Smash/Cut is a new radio drama podcast that releases a new radio play every two-weeks (when in season).The name Smash/Cut references a playwriting term for cutting between characters and timelines while maintaining some overarching idea. Also in film, a smash cut is an unexpected cut from one narrative or aesthetic to another. Pulling from these narrative devices, we will produce radio drama and explore new ways to create it with each episode.
 
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CKIZA
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CKIZA (swahili for listen) is podcast focused on the idea of home for Africans living in the diaspora. We feature individuals who are from or drawn to the continent and showcase the ways they are redefining the African narrative. Music will be at the heart of the show with each episode featuring a sound track functioning as the literal backdrop from which the conversation we are having will unfold.
 
This is an in-depth-yet-entertaining dive into the lyrics and narrative artistry of Kanye West's music. We go track by track through Ye's discography, revealing the narrative and poetic techniques he uses, tracking his growth as a storyteller, and illuminating the narratives behind Yeezus and The Life of Pablo. For Kanye fans, this might be the Ye-centric lyrical discussion you've been waiting for. For musicians and writers, this is practical insight into how one of the best storytellers in ...
 
The Movements is a podcast history of the working class, anti-fascists, revolutionaries, women, people of color, and liberation movements. My history shows are narrative driven and audiobook style, with a focus on serious historical and materialist analysis. In between history shows, please enjoy our regular discussion show, “Stallin’ For Time”. Support the show by donating at https://www.patreon.com/movementspod
 
A history podcast in which we weave together a chronological narrative of the Civil War era. Visit us at www.civilwarpodcast.org
 
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Swindled
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Utilizes narrative storytelling, archival audio, and immersive soundscapes to explore true stories of white-collar criminals, con artists, and corporate evil. From corruption and fraud to Ponzi schemes and environmental disasters, these financially motivated crimes have shaped our world in unimaginable ways. All in the name of greed.
 
Its immortal opening lines, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." set the stage for a sweeping narrative that combines drama, glory, honor, history, romance, brutality, sacrifice and resurrection. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens is one of the most widely read and famous works of historical fiction in the English language. Dickens had recently launched his magazine All the Year Round in 1859. In the same year, he began featuring A Tale of Two Cities in 31 weekly ins ...
 
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Beowulf by Unknown
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Beowulf is a long narrative poem composed in Old English some time in between the 8th and 11th century AD. The only surviving manuscript that contains the poem is preserved in the British Library and it too was badly damaged by fire in 1731. It is considered to be the oldest surviving work of poetry in English and one of the rare pieces of vernacular European literature that has survived since Medieval times. A prince arrives to rid a neighboring country of a terrible monster. He mortally wo ...
 
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Unobscured
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History is full of stories we think we know. They are old and dark, but time has robbed us of perspective and clarity. They've become obscured and misunderstood. Which is why this series exists: to dig deep and shed light on some of history’s darkest moments. To help us better understand where we’ve come from. To make it Unobscured. Each season pairs narrative storytelling from Aaron Mahnke, creator of the hit podcast Lore, with prominent historian interviews.Season One: The Salem Witch Trials
 
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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 ...
 
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TED Radio Hour
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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.
 
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FP's First Person
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Each week here at Foreign Policy, we interview one person for an intimate, narrative-driven conversation about something timely and important in the world. Our guests are people who have participated directly in events, either as protagonists or eyewitnesses. We get them to tell a story about their experience, not just offer their analysis. That approach is driven by the feeling here at Foreign Policy that to understand our world—to grasp the complexities and nuances of our time—we need to g ...
 
First published in 1719, Robinson Crusoe is a book that marks the beginning of realistic fiction writing in English. Its simple, linear narrative style and the semblance of being a true account and autobiographical in nature led to its great popularity when it first came out. Its original title The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York: Mariner, Who Lived Eight and Twenty Years all alone in an Uninhabited Island on the Coast of America, Near the Mouth of the Great ...
 
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Roll 4 Narrative
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Roll 4 Narrative is a podcast about narrative role playing games, where we talk about narrative games, mechanics, playing for the story and try to get you to try some new stuff!
 
Podcast by Complete the Narrative
 
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 ...
 
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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 ...
 
SPONTANEANATION WITH PAUL F. TOMPKINS is a completely improvised show, from monologue to interview to narrative sketch. Join Paul, his special guests, his incredibly talented improviser friends, and accompanist Eban Schletter for an hour of comedy that none of them ever see coming.
 
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The Fall Line
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An investigative, narrative, and revealing show focused on the cold cases of marginalized communities in the Southeast. Hosted by a professor and licensed therapist, The Fall Line gives a platform to families and victims who have been passed over by mainstream media.
 
In 1992, hundreds of armed federal agents surrounded a family of white separatists in a ramshackle mountaintop cabin. Eleven days later, three people were dead—and the story of Ruby Ridge was just beginning. Journalist Ruth Graham explores a tragedy that’s become a foundational myth for the modern right, and finds some frightening lessons about power and paranoia.Standoff: What Happened at Ruby Ridge? is the first in a new line of in-depth narrative podcast miniseries from Slate.
 
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MisanthroPlay
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AMisanthroPlay is a video games podcast that approaches the medium from a leftist perspective. Frequently comedic with an appreciation for unusual narrative, unique mechanics, and underground weirdness, as well as big spectacle.
 
Mark Twain’s work on Joan of Arc is titled in full “Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by the Sieur Louis de Conte.” De Conte is identified as Joan’s page and secretary. For those who’ve always wanted to “get behind” the Joan of Arc story and to better understand just what happened, Twain’s narrative makes the story personal and very accessible. The work is fictionally presented as a translation from the manuscript by Jean Francois Alden, or, in the words of the published book, “Freely T ...
 
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This Anthro Life
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This Anthro Life is an experimental narrative podcast that takes a unique cross cultural and time spanning perspective on what makes us human, from the designed world, future hopes, and myths of how things came to be. Join anthropologists Adam Gamwell and Ryan Collins as they venture into the countless possibilities encountered in everyday global life. From Missing Link Studios in Boston, MA. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/this-anthro-life/support
 
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Range
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Reported, narrative stories about the wild issues and individuals that embody the new American West.
 
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Myth Takes
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A narrative storytelling podcast based around Monster of the Week and a rotating cast of Scavengers Network cast members.
 
A bi-weekly narrative podcast. In a city where science-fiction is a reality and super powers are common, one local man reports the news as he sees fit from a ham radio. He explores exotic topics like time linearity, prison quotas, and nefarious HOAs. Each episode tells a self-contained story, delving into the underbelly of a city that never sleeps.
 
This podcast will be a history narrative collected from various sources. I will be covering the stories of events and people that played a part in creating America. My goal is to give the listener an entertaining dialog of history and walk away (or ear away) with a, “I didn’t know that”, feeling.
 
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Reflecting History
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Reflecting History is an educational history podcast that explores significant historical events and themes without losing track of the ordinary people involved. Covering a wide variety of topics, it is a narrative driven podcast that delves into the connection between history, psychology, and philosophy on a personal level.
 
This is narrative medicine at it's best. It's not a place to get the feels or to learn life lessons. This is an arena where doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers can share the good, the bad, the beautiful, and the ugly in medicine. This is real life, not primetime television. Feel free to contact us if you would like to share a story.
 
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Critical Thinking
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Three writers, gamers, and film / tv buffs take the time to re-watch and discuss the critically acclaimed internet Dungeons & Dragons show Critical Role.
 
Drew Berquist has been there and done that. Now, the former counterterrorism officer blasts through the MSM narrative to deliver a dose of reality. Taking a trip around the headlines has never been this entertaining.
 
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For each AMAs & Heartbreak, Chris and Travis cover the latest Kanye West news and answer questions from fans. This week they discuss when they think Yandhi will drop, the legacy of Say You Will, and the first Kanye song that hooked them into being superfans. If you'd like to support the show, please rate us on iTunes, or help us out on Patreon. ...…
 
(Original broadcast date: June 16, 2017.) Many of us are lured by the promise of self-improvement, but find it hard to follow through. In our 100th episode, TED speakers reveal ways to discover our better selves. TED speakers include entrepreneur Jia Jang, Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe, psychologist Emily Balcetis, technologist Matt Cutt ...…
 
You've heard of online trolls, but what happens when they share your private data, like your contact details, with malicious intent? ABC Life’s Osman Faruqi found out the hard way.Last August, a far-right activist posted his phone number on social media. Osman was inundated with racist text messages and phone calls that continue to this day.In ...…
 
You've heard of online trolls, but what happens when they share your private data, like your contact details, with malicious intent? ABC Life’s Osman Faruqi found out the hard way.Last August, a far-right activist posted his phone number on social media. Osman was inundated with racist text messages and phone calls that continue to this day.In ...…
 
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Welcome to CultureMade: Heritage Enterprise in a World on the Move, an audio collaboration between the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the American Anthropological Association, and This Anthro Life Podcast. In this fifth and final episode, Adam Gamwell, Leslie Walker, and Ryan Collins focus on cultural survival, a complex subject framed by migra ...…
 
You've heard of online trolls, but what happens when they share your private data, like your contact details, with malicious intent? ABC Life’s Osman Faruqi found out the hard way.Last August, a far-right activist posted his phone number on social media. Osman was inundated with racist text messages and phone calls that continue to this day.In ...…
 
You've heard of online trolls, but what happens when they share your private data, like your contact details, with malicious intent? ABC Life’s Osman Faruqi found out the hard way.Last August, a far-right activist posted his phone number on social media. Osman was inundated with racist text messages and phone calls that continue to this day.In ...…
 
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In this episode of the Physician Grind Podcast first time contributor, Dr. Scott Jacobs, shares with us a story from his emergency medicine practice. What should have turned out to be a routine pelvic exam on a pregnant woman transitions into a cascade of events that will stay with him and his staff forever. He shares how EM can be isolating wi ...…
 
Lord Baltimore had control of Maryland but, this was short lived. The disputes in Europe lead some to take advantage of the New World’s venerability. It didn’t help matters with the execution of Charles I. Claiborne and this time with the assistance of Richard Ingle put the strong arm upon Maryland. Once Oliver Cromwell became the Lord Protecto ...…
 
Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project. We have as our guest today, Shweta Shalini, Official Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson, advisor to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. In the first half of the episode we deep dive into Rashmirathi, a striking poetry centred around the life of Karna, in the epic Mahabharata. In the second half ...…
 
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This week we welcome back Ruth McMullen to tell us all about her new podcast, Optimistically Depressed. From inspiring fellow depressed people, to her biggest fears, breaking down stigma, how & why she started, what her goals are, family support and the role CTN helped play in bring Optimistically Depressed to life, Ruth sits with Terrence to s ...…
 
Jamie Foxx sung the chorus as a lark—but little did he know that Slow Jamz would become Kanye West's first No. 1 single. There's so much to unpack when it comes to this legendary track, and Chris and Travis are ready to break it all down, from how it fits into the College Dropout narrative to Kanye's beautiful twist on Luther Vandross's A House ...…
 
After the death of Mao Zedong in 1976, a fierce political battle ensued for the soul of modern China. But it was the ordinary people of China who had spent the past 10 years fighting through chaos, violence, and oppression who helped forge a new path. Many never made it through the revolution, but many also took matters into their own hands by ...…
 
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Brandon was gracious enough to sit down with me to talk about his amazing win. We talk in detail about a few of the games and I try to pick is his brain on ‘how’ he came out on top. Hey all, Brandon is undoubtedly a great player and I’m happy to get the opportunity to speak with him right on the heels of him winning the largest 40k tournament i ...…
 
In the 1970s, Roxanne Quimby was trying to live a simpler life – one that rejected the pursuit of material comforts. She moved to Maine, built a cabin in the woods, and lived off the grid. By the mid-80s, she met a recluse beekeeper named Burt Shavitz and offered to help him tend to his bees. As partners, Roxanne and Burt soon began selling the ...…
 
In which the Confederate forces of Jeb Stuart & Robert E Lee capture the Chancellorsville intersection after furious fighting on the morning of May 3, 1863.
 
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