Best Stories podcasts we could find (Updated July 2018)
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Story Club
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Each week, we bring you stories told live from the Story Club chair at the Giant Dwarf Theatre in Sydney.
 
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Israel Story
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Israel Story is a bi-weekly podcast, hosted by Mishy Harman and distributed by PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. It tells modern tales from an ancient land – the kind of stories you’d share with a friend over a plate of hummus on a Friday afternoon, or with your partner at the end of a long day. These are everyday stories, told by, and about, regular Israelis. The award-winning show is produced in partnership with Tablet Magazine.
 
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Data Stories
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A podcast on data and how it affects our lives — with Enrico Bertini and Moritz Stefaner
 
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Story Pirates
Weekly
 
Story Pirates is a group of world-class actors, comedians, improvisers and musicians who adapt stories written by kids into sketch comedy and musical theater. Visit www.storypirates.com for more information on Story Pirates and how you can bring our live show to your school or town!
 
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 ...
 
Mormon Stories podcast is an attempt to explore and build understanding between and about Mormons through the telling of stories in both audio and video formats.
 
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Bedtime Stories
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Turn off the lights, get into bed and plug in your earphones. It's time for a creepy bedtime story. For the discerning horror fan, we cover the most chilling cases throughout history. From the paranormal to the supernatural, unsolved mysteries and strange deaths to cryptids, conspiracy theories and the most disturbing of true crimes, all told in a unique and creepy way. Join us every week for a new scary story.bedtime.stories@outlook.com
 
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Origin Stories
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Origin Stories is The Leakey Foundation's podcast about how we became human.
 
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FT Start-Up Stories
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The Financial Times's Jonathan Moules talks to entrepreneurs about building successful brands, giving birth during a funding round, and rebuilding a reputation in the wake of bankruptcy. Real stories from those who've done it, from idea to exit. Produced by Fiona Symon
 
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Another Story
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Another Story is a podcast of true stories. Based in Chattanooga Tennessee, many of the stories come from a storytelling competition occurring once a month at a coffee shop/concert venue called the Camp House.
 
Whether we wear a lab coat or haven't seen a test tube since grade school, science is shaping all of our lives. And that means we all have science stories to tell. Every year, we host dozens of live shows all over the country, featuring all kinds of storytellers - researchers, doctors, and engineers of course, but also patients, poets, comedians, cops, and more. Some of our stories are heartbreaking, others are hilarious, but they're all true and all very personal. Welcome to The Story Collider!
 
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Inside Story
Daily
 
Al Jazeera journalists and guests dissect and discuss the day’s top story.
 
A DAILY paranormal podcast filled with real ghost stories of horror, told by real people. Stories that encompass all areas of the paranormal, supernatural, demonic, ghost investigations, haunted houses, possessions, shadow people, the unexplained and more. Some listeners describe our true ghost stories as “a podcast full of great spooky stories”. Another listener writes “not the same old boring zombies, vampires, witches and werewolves! This is the best ghost story podcast out there”, and an ...
 
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Reverie Stories
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Host Amy Kurylo offers original Children's Stories brought to life by sound fx, music and vocal talent. Rated G.
 
Storynory is the first and most loved story podcast. We've been around since 2005 and kids have grown up with us. We are both educational and entertaining. We offer a mixture of original stories and myths from around the world. All our stories are brilliantly read by professional actors. So listen in - and enjoy our audio!
 
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Horror Stories
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Horror Old Time Radio goes into the world of the unknown which is sure to creep you out! Turn the lights off and enter the real of the supernatural world of Horror.
 
Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories is a podcast drama with a modern twist on old time radio that delves into the mystery of true cold cases and unsolved murders. With the help of an ensemble cast, follow our hosts as they take you on an entertaining journey through the crime scene, the investigation and attempt to solve the case. With many surprising plot twists, it’s important you start listening from the first episode of a cold case. New episodes are released every Tuesday. Unsolved Murd ...
 
Physics is full of captivating stories, from ongoing endeavours to explain the cosmos to ingenious innovations that shape the world around us. In the Physics World Stories podcast, Andrew Glester talks to the people behind some of the most intriguing and inspiring scientific stories. Listen to the podcast to hear from a diverse mix of scientists, engineers, artists and other commentators. Find out more about the stories in this podcast by visiting the Physics World website. If you enjoy what ...
 
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That Story Show
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That Story Show is a family-friendly clean-comedy podcast that shares funny real-life stories from listeners all over the world. Join hosts James Kennison and John Steinklauber and laugh along every week. Formerly known as Nobody's Listening
 
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Story Worthy
Weekly
 
If you like The MOTH and This American Life you'll love Story Worthy, a lively show featuring true, personal stories told by Hollywood’s most interesting talents. Christine Blackburn hosts this weekly show who's guests include Larry King, Adam Carolla, Marylynn Rajskub, Mike Carano, Wayne Federman, Jimmy Pardo, Danny Zuker, Laurie Kilmartin, Jon Gabrus, Dave Koechner, Scott Ian, Randy Sklar, Sarah Colonna, Jordan Brady, Heather McDonald, Kelly Carlin, Dan O'Shannon, Ken Levine, Bobcat Goldth ...
 
Story Archaeology combines the breadth of knowledge and skills of the storyteller with academic exploration of ancient texts. We focus on the Irish tradition, peeling back the layers of modern folklore to unearth the potsherds and treasuries of our heritage. On storyarchaeology.com, you will find regular podcasts and articles about Irish Mythology by the Story Archaeologists; Chris Thompson and Isolde Carmody.
 
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Activated Stories
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Bringing you comedic folktales from somewhere on the road. Act!vated Stories is presented by Act!vated Story Theatre a national touring theatre troupe for children and their families. Join us for a family friendly story and travel tales.
 
An intimate journey into the hidden lives of ordinary people. Welcome to The Secret Room, a podcast about the true stories no one ever tells.
 
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The Real Story
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Global experts and decision makers discuss, debate and analyse a key news story.
 
Stand Up NY Labs presents Tuesdays with Stories- a fun weekly pod hosted by NYC comedians Joe List and Mark Normand. Luckily, Joe and Mark are funny (thank God) and have an endless amount of funny stories. They meet every week to spin a few hilarious yarns, sometimes with comedian friends. Give it a listen and be their friend too.
 
Join Paul Dore, Brianne Benness and Stefan Hostetter as they debrief their candid monthly storytelling event. Tune in each week for an authentic story and an exploration of what makes a good workshop, story and event.
 
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LGBT Stories
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LGBT Stories documents the struggles, hardships, questions, joys, eye-openers and more, that many in the LGBTQI community have faced as they've opened up with the public, their families and most importantly themselves about their true identity, the decision to come out and what life is like today for them.
 
A new free audio stories podcast for kids! Bedtime stories, and stories for road-trips! We bring stories to life with music, sound fx, and narration! Listen and subscribe to us for the newest stories! Please visit us at yarnstoryfactory.com and leave us a comment!
 
An ongoing audio survey of individuals who have experienced transcendence and/or power of the will. No story will be considered too troubled, no atmosphere too strange. Needed: tales from the underground, the underdog, the outlaw, and the outcast. Genuine characters of all kinds welcome. Everything Is Stories explores unconventional narratives of the past and present to preserve the eccentric, the authentic, and the personal. Created by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray. For dialo ...
 
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War Stories
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War Stories is a narrative show that takes the broad arcs of warfare and shares the stories behind crucial points their development. In each season, the show revolves around a single topic and traces a path from before its invention to the modern-day with a focus on the people who made it happen.
 
NPR's daily top stories that you can't miss. Exceptional, moving, offbeat, or just plain funny. Subscribe to the Story of the Day podcast.
 
Connecting people through true stories. Listen to stories taken from Spark's storytelling nights across the UK, incorporating our regular nights in London, Preston, Bristol, collaborations and specials. Like what you hear? Come to an event for the full experience - full details at stories.co.uk
 
Everyone has a story and this podcast is an opportunity to share those stories with you. Each episode our guests share a memorable story from their life, that in some way had an impact on who they are today. Please subscribe so you don’t miss out on a single episode. The average show is roughly 10 – 30 minutes and is truly time well spent. Presented by Capturing Legacies Inc. (http://CapturingLegacies.com) Hosted by Liam Rathgeber Produced by Al Del Degan Music by Tony Del Degan (https://www ...
 
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True Story
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a night of true tales told to friends
 
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Sailing Stories
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Presented by Forbes Horton Yachts. Tales from the high seas, told week by week. Hosted by Lee Cumberland & narrated by Duncan Hood. Produced by 59 North, Ltd.
 
A classic style radio drama, updated for today with a full sound design and a large cast of actors. This audio drama focuses on a group of survivors in a world on the brink of collapse.
 
Short stories and commentary by writer/storyteller, Shannon Cason.
 
Modern Stories Mix focuses on just one story (and one storyteller) at a time.
 
A History of Appalachia, One Story at a Time
 
We've all seen the movies that claim to be 'based on a true story', but have you ever wondered how historically accurate they are? That's what we'll aim to find out as we compare Hollywood with history.
 
Children's bedtime stories delivered fortnightly as a free audiobook. For toddlers, preschoolers, young children aged 2-13, or the whole family. Download the mp3, listen in Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Leela Kids, or listen online at https://bedtime.fm/storytimeProud member of Kids Listen, a grass roots organisation promoting content just for children
 
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Data Stories
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A podcast on data and how it affects our lives — with Enrico Bertini and Moritz Stefaner
 
Mohr Stories is hosted by actor, comedian and sports enthusiast, Jay Mohr. Each week, laugh, be surprised and think deep, as Jay talks to an entertainer, athlete, musician, author or game-changer about showbiz, comedy and life beyond your typical interview conversation. Guests have included Anthony Bourdain, Perez Hilton, Lou Diamond Phillips, Sugar Ray Leonard, Jay Leno, Reggie Watts and more. Frequent visitors include John DiMaggio, Brad Williams, Jim Jeffries, Adam Carolla, and of course, ...
 
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True Story
Weekly
 
True Story is a comedic storytelling show recorded live on the first Monday of every month at iO West in Hollywood, CA. Funny people tell funny stories based on an arbitrarily chosen theme for the night. New episodes of the podcast are released every Tuesday. Hosted by Debbie Friedman.
 
Hillbilly Horror Stories is a mostly paranormal show hosted by stand up comedian Jerry Paulley and his wife Tracy. They touch on all things eerie including true stories behind your favorite horror movies, Rock n Roll and the occult, unsolved mysteries and creepy true crime. Serious enough for the true paranormal fan but funny enough for the skeptics! Proud member of Dark Myths Collective.
 
Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we'll be sharing a Free Story from one of our Original Story Series!
 
NPR's top daily news about world events, politics, economy, and culture. Download the World Story of the Day podcast.
 
These aren't the stories your mother used to tell you ... no, these are The Other Stories. The Other Stories is a weekly short story podcast. A modern take on The Twilight Zone, Tales From The Crypt, or The Outer Limits. Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF stories delivered right to your podcast feed every Monday morning.
 
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Alone: A Love Story
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Alone: A Love Story, is a memoir about love, the bomb, and the fallout. With raw honesty, Michelle Parise takes you along on her winding journey from lust to heartbreak, through loneliness and despair, to eventually finding the courage to face the question mark of life, alone.
 
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Story Grid Podcast
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Click here to Subscribe in iTunes.Helping you become a better writer.Join Shawn Coyne, author of Story Grid and a top editor for 25+ years, and Tim Grahl, struggling writer, as they discuss the ins and outs of what makes a story great.More at www.StoryGrid.com.
 
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Michelle You, co-founder of the music ticketing and concert discovery platform Songkick, tells Jonathan Moules about the fun of creating a business, and the sense of failure she felt after the company was acquired by Time Warner.
 
Tracy and Jerry discuss the West Virginia State Penitentiary in Moundsville, WV. Author Duane Scott Cerny stops by to talk about his book Selling Dead People's Things
 
Before compasses, sextants, and the telescope, there was the map. They were simple things to begin with. Then they became essential, allowing explorers and conquerors to leave their home lands for far off destinations. Then they became something even more. www.warstoriescast.com Become a War Stories supporter on Patreon…
 
Written by Kev Harrison Narrated by Ian McEuen Edited by Karl Hughes Music by Thom Robson
 
The Magic Pear Tree is a strange little tale about greed, generosity, paying it forward, and poetic justice. It comes from ancient China, showing that these concepts are not just modern. It's somewhat similar to the stories about someone getting three wishes, and becoming so overwhelmed with greed that they end up with nothing. We come to you f ...…
 
U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin are expected to hold their first one-on-one meeting in Helsinki on Monday.But the two leaders will hold some of those meetings without their aides - and that's worrying diplomats.Trump has been under pressure to cancel the summit altogether. That's after the U.S. Justice Department c ...…
 
Saudi Arabia has arrested prominent preacher and scholar Safar Al-Hawali just days after he published a book criticising the ruling family. Three of his sons - Abdul Rahman, Abdullah and Ibrahim - were also detained.Rights groups say Abdul Rahman and Abdullah were reportedly taken into custody while attending a family wedding on Wednesday. Whil ...…
 
Today we tell the story of the results of extreme patriotism during World War I in western Pennsylvania. You can subscribe to Stories at RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on Facebook @storiesofappalachia and on Twitter @storyappalachia. Thanks for the use of your ears, y’all!…
 
The story of the USS Hornet does not begin with ghosts. It had a long Rich history at sea playing pivotal roles in many battles and the US Air and Space Program. It's now home to a museum that recounts it's impressive history. Although she was attacked 59 times, the USS Hornet was never severely damaged. What an amazing feat for such a vessel. ...…
 
In Vancouver, drug users run their own safe injection sites. Public health officials are taking note of how they operate — peers helping each other stay alive in a judgment-free zone.
 
In retrospect, British Prime Minister Theresa May might wonder whether this was really the best week for a visit from Donald Trump. Arriving straight from a NATO summit that was predictably contentious, the US president has been greeted with massive protests on his first trip to London since taking office. And as May struggles to hold her own g ...…
 
This is the first time the World Cup has used video replay to make official calls. Some say it has made for a cleaner game, but soccer purists claim it's ruined the event.
 
International pressure appears to have worked with Libya's strongman Khalifa Haftar. Following fighting with a rival army for control of four oil ports, he's handed them over to the internationally-recognised National Oil Corporation. It expects exports of Libya's lifeblood to get back to normal soon.Haftar says he's he's putting his country fi ...…
 
Donald Trump has arrived in England but he's not getting the red carpet treatment a US president might expect. Big protests are planned in London, featuring a march to Trafalgar Square and a six metre high balloon of Donald Trump as a snarling orange baby. The protests may let people vent their feelings about the US president’s controversial st ...…
 
As Ethiopia and Eritrea declared peace, long-dead phone lines came alive. People spoke with relatives and strangers. "We will be family," an Eritrean told an Ethiopian who randomly dialed him.
 
Two Central American fathers in El Paso were just released from ICE custody and reunited with their toddlers. Attorneys say the reunification process is ongoing, but haphazard and poorly coordinated.
 
I went to Hollywood to the Gays Against Guns protest. The organization is fighting to get FedEx to stop offering the NRA and its member a discount on their goods and services. The entire event was live streamed on our private facebook group that you can request membership to here. Be sure to support LGBT Stories by rating the show wherever you ...…
 
A loved one communicates the experience of death from beyond the grave. Was the disappearance of a candle the beginning of a conversation with the other side? Do the holidays thin the veil between the living and the dead for one family? If you have a real ghost story or supernatural event to report, please write into our show or call 1-855-853- ...…
 
President Trump bitterly criticizes many NATO member countries for not spending more on defense and says they owe the U.S. "massive amounts of money." The reality is more complicated.
 
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with New York Times reporter Austin Ramzy about the aftermath of torrential rain in Japan that triggered floods and landslides, killing more than 170 people.
 
Theresa May is defending her plans for Brexit, in the face of protest resignations from her Conservative party.Junior ministers as well as two vice-chairs have stepped down, following the resignations of Minister for Brexit, David Davis, and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson who says "The dream of Brexit is dying."But May insists her current posi ...…
 
Did a paranormal encounter save a woman’s life? A grandmothers sudden passing leaves a family questioning her return. What caused a small child to see a mysterious hand coming from the sky? If you have a real ghost story or supernatural event to report, please write into our show or call 1-855-853-4802! If you like the show, please help keep us ...…
 
Steven Pressfield joins and Shawn and Tim to discuss his new book THE ARTIST'S JOURNEY along with Tim's new book RUNNING DOWN A DREAM.By shawn@storygrid.com (Shawn Coyne and Tim Grahl).
 
The oracle predicts that if Croesus goes to war against the Persians, he will defeat a great empire. Her advice seems clear enough, is it? Read the full text of 7, King Croesus and the Oracle of Delphi and see our illustration on Storynory.
 
Tortured and imprisoned under Saddam Hussein's regime, composer and oud player Rahim Alhaj — who resettled as a refugee in New Mexico — uses his work to tell true stories of Iraqis living through war.
 
The latest political battlegound in the U.S. Senate is soon set to become Donald Trump's choice for Supreme Court judge. The president's nomination of Republican loyalist Brett Kavanargh is opposed by Democrats. They say Trump's trying to tilt the nine justices in the highest court in the land towards the conservative right.Advocacy groups have ...…
 
A young man who has never told anyone about his sexuality finally does. He and Geth talk online relationships, coming out in conservative parts of the country, and being completely unimpressed by Mt. Rushmore. This episode is brought to you by Halo Top (www.halotop.com), ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL), Brooklinen (www.brooklinen. ...…
 
Real ghost stories with your calls taken live on the air. If you have a real ghost story or supernatural event to report, please write into our show or call 1-855-853-4802! If you like the show, please help keep us on the air and support the show by becoming an EPP (Extra Podcast Person). We'll give you a BONUS episode every week as a "Thank Yo ...…
 
Fourteen-year-old Jimmie Gilmore was missing for 23 years until he was found buried in the crawlspace underneath his own house. While only 14 years old, he made a lot of enemies. Was he killed by a neighbor for his bullying? By a biker gang for stealing drugs? Or by his own mother to protect his younger siblings? Sponsors! ThirdLove - Go to Thi ...…
 
The 1994 Freaknik spring break in Atlanta is the scene. College spring break is a perfect time to come out of your insecurities and let loose. My breaking loose was more practiced and rehearsed, but it did the job well.
 
La vita bella Tuesgays, the guys think they deleted the first twenty minutes before getting into Mark's trip to the Amalfi Coast & Joe's excursion to Maine! Check it out!Sponsored by: "Weird Al" Yankovic's "Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity tour" now on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium. ...…
 
A large number of Senate Democrats immediately announced that they plan to vote against him, largely on fears that he could tip the Supreme Court further against abortion rights.
 
Trade tensions have reached a boiling point with tit-for-tat tariffs between the U.S. and China. But even before these levies went into effect other tariffs were having a big impact on U.S. companies.
 
British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson resigned Monday, potentially throwing Prime Minister Theresa May's government into disarray. George Parker of the Financial Times analyzes the development.
 
It's been an unprecedented few days in the Horn of Africa. Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed made a historic visit to Eritrea's capital Asmara for a peace summit on Sunday. The two countries fought a bitter war nearly 20 years ago over a disputed border. There's been a military standoff ever since.Prime Minister Abiy has made peace with ...…
 
Mysterious sounds turn an ordinary jog, into anything but. Did the ghost of a mother who once tried to rescue her daughter from drowning in a lake, return to watch one final sunset? Did a piece of furniture contribute to a child’s room becoming haunted? If you have a real ghost story or supernatural event to report, please write into our show o ...…
 
Actress Rebekka Johnson (GLOW, Boiling Points) has a unique and troublesome problem. She faints at the most inappropriate times. How does she conquer this anxiety? Listen to find out! Here’s a few links to help you get the most out of Story Worthy- if you’re listening on an iPhone, all you need to do is tap the cover art while the show is playi ...…
 
Brilliant comic and even better friend Brad Williams is a veteran of Mohr Stories. We are happy to welcome him back and catch up about his wife, his stand up and general silliness. Put Your Name On It!By info@podcastone.com.
 
When Peter Mühlmann’s mum had some bad experiences making her first purchases online in 2007, he decided there must be a way to guide consumers to businesses they could trust. The result was Trustpilot.
 
Jerry and Tracy discuss the most haunted place in Texas-the Alamo. Tyler from Westside Fairy Tales stops by. We had 4 of our new Patreon Hillbilly Shorts to the end of the show. 1. Bridgewater Eyewitness accounts. 2. Memphis' Orpheum Theater, 3.Birmingham's Tutwiler Hotel 4. Ohio's Gore Orphanage
 
Should a young woman with incurable cancer reveal the name of her daughter’s movie star father? PICTURES See a picture Mila took of a typical Amsterdam canal house that leans to one side. She says it looks a lot like hers. facebook.com/secretroompod and instagram.com/secretroompod/ SUMMER SURVEY Take our Summer Survey! SECRET ROOM TEES ON AMAZO ...…
 
Written by Adrianna Valencia Narrated by Persephone Rose Edited by Karl Hughes Music by and Thom Robson
 
A neighborhood resident called 911 on Oregon state Rep. Janelle Bynum, who is a black woman, while she was canvassing. Bynum does not think legislation is the fix for reducing such police encounters.
 
Rising waters, falling oxygen levels and no easy way out. It's a treacherous situation for anyone, especially 12 children and their football coach who've been trapped in a cave in Thailand. It's a story that has gripped the attention of much of the world. And on Sunday, several of the trapped boys were successfully rescued and taken to a nearby ...…
 
Interviews with more than 50 Republican voters in various states found many parts of the GOP coalition are feeling well-served and ready to defy Trump critics by showing up to vote in November.
 
Once a beacon for employment in the area, the Haunted Hales Bar Dam attracted thousands to the area to live and work within its walls. Many would find a happy life in the area; others would be swallowed up by its walls. Literally. Listen to the full story of the haunted Hales Bar Dam at http://www.thegravetalks.com/haunted-hales-bar-dam/…
 
After more than seven years of war in Syria, rebel fighters have lost control of the southern province of Deraa, where the revolution began.Some rebels will hand over their heavy weapons as part of a ceasefire deal with the government.Others will be given safe passage to the opposition's last stronghold in the northern Idlib Province. Jordan an ...…
 
The problems facing the mainland in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria didn't skip this remote Puerto Rican island. But tourists still come and houses continue to sell.
 
Some users are turning to Buddhism and other religions to have a more mindful experience online. By being tethered to your devices, one monk says, "you will waste your whole precious time."
 
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