Best Story podcasts we could find (Updated October 2018)
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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.
 
NPR's top daily news about world events, politics, economy and culture. Download the World Story of the Day podcast.
 
On the Stories Podcast, we perform a new story for your children every week. The stories range from retellings of fairy tales like Snow White to classic stories like Peter Rabbit and even completely original works. Everything is G rated and safe for all ages. The perfect kids podcast for imaginative families. Whether you’re driving with your children or just want to limit your kids’ screen time, Stories Podcast delivers entertainment that kids and parents alike will love.
 
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!
 
NPR's top stories about business, money, Wall Street, companies and the economy that you can't miss. Subscribe to the Business Story of the Day RSS feed.
 
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.
 
Edited by bestselling, award-winning anthologist John Joseph Adams, NIGHTMARE is a digital magazine of horror and dark fantasy. In its pages, you will find all kinds of horror and dark fantasy, from zombie stories and haunted house tales, to visceral psychological horror. Every month NIGHTMARE will bring you a mix of original fiction and reprints, and featuring a variety of authors: from the bestsellers and award-winners you already know to the best new voices you haven't heard of yet. When ...
 
Edited by bestselling anthologist John Joseph Adams, LIGHTSPEED is a Hugo Award-winning, critically-acclaimed digital magazine. In its pages, you'll find science fiction from near-future stories and sociological SF to far-future, star-spanning SF. Plus there's fantasy from epic sword-and-sorcery and contemporary urban tales to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folk tales. Each month, LIGHTSPEED brings you a mix of originals and reprints featuring a variety of authors, from the bestseller ...
 
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.
 
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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.
 
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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The Story Behind
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The Story Behind tells the extraordinary history of the ordinary. Everyday objects are more closely examined, from their ancient beginnings through the present—all within 5-10 minutes.
 
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The Real Story
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Global experts and decision makers discuss, debate and analyse a key news story.
 
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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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Story Pirates
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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!
 
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.
 
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True Story
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a night of true tales told to friends
 
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True Story
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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.
 
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://pli ...
 
Stories turn songs into symphonies, events into memories, and lives into legends. In our crowded world, “knowing your story” cuts through the noise so you can make your mark — whether you want to sell more books, increase profits, or just make a difference. At Sterling & Stone, Story is our business. The Story Studio Podcast is where we explore ways we can all tell our stories better.
 
Emmeline Pankhurst was a British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement. She was widely criticized for her militant tactics, but her work is recognised as a crucial element in achieving women's suffrage in Britain. In her autobiography, written and published just as the Great War was breaking out, Pankhurst tells of her experiences in fighting for women's rights. (Summary by Petra)
 
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!
 
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Inside Story
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Al Jazeera journalists and guests dissect and discuss the day’s top story.
 
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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.
 
NOCTURNAL TRANSMISSIONS is a fortnightly podcast featuring performances of dark, short stories, both contemporary and classic, by voice actor Kristin Holland. You'll hear works of creepy fiction from the likes of Lovecraft, Poe and even Shakespeare as well as horror stories from contemporary writers; both emerging and renowned. Our humble narrator already appears in the world of horror podcasting as a featured voice artist on the 'Simply Scary Podcast', performing Creepypasta and chilling ta ...
 
If you like The Moth, True Story, RISK!, Snap Judgment, RadioLab, Ted Radio Hour, and This American Life then your in the right place as Story Jam Theatre delivers Inspiring tales from a group of extra-ordinary storytellers! Story Jam Theatre was created by New York transplant Chris Krimitsos after moving to Tampa and missing the creative scene of his beloved NY. On September 23rd, 2014 (Chris’ Birthday), he invited a few friends to share stories that had impacted them…and Story Jam Theatre ...
 
Encouraging and inspiring stories from around the world of those who have overcome challenges to live their amazing! Your Story Matters. You Matter. Changing the world one story at a time!
 
Where photography meets technology. Weekly podcasts, photo tips, equipment reviews, and more. Author and pro photographer Derrick Story shares his insights, experiences, and opinions.
 
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.
 
An unsolved crime has divided a community for more than a decade. This season on Framed we will go beyond the narratives and attempt to answer the question of what happened one fateful night in 2002. What happened to Brian Carrick?
 
This American Horror Story is an unofficial weekly podcast about the FX show "American Horror Story." Each week, TV addicts/faux critics Tyler Moss and Kris Husted will break down episodes from the show's sixth season.
 
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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.
 
We are a diverse group of readers who have a rowdy old time discussing a wide diversity of short literary fiction.
 
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Story Worthy
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Hollywood’s most interesting talents telling true, personal stories. Christine Blackburn hosts Story Worthy, a weekly podcast, and Story Smash the Storytelling Gameshow LIVE every month at the Hollywood Improv! Past guests include Larry King, Marylynn Rajskub, Wayne Federman, Jimmy Pardo, Danny Zuker, Laurie Kilmartin, Jon Gabrus, Dave Koechner, Scott Ian, Randy Sklar, Heather McDonald, Kelly Carlin, Dan O'Shannon, Bobcat Goldthwait, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Toby Huss, Adam Carolla, Matt Oswalt ...
 
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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Story Break
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Story Break is a weekly podcast from RocketJump where we (Will Campos, Matt Arnold, and Freddie Wong) sit down in the RocketJump writer's room and attempt to "break" a story for a ridiculous concept, property, or idea that we in NO way have any rights to. Join us every week as we attempt to tackle everything from beloved video games to billion dollar franchises!
 
The Story is our podcast dedicated to our finest audio documentaries, investigations, and long form stories. Subscribe to the podcast to get new episodes in your feed.
 
An exploration of cartoons with an insider's perspective, including show creators, voice actors, historians, animators and business leaders.
 
A weekly podcast taking a look at the stories that we tell over and over again. What our myths and misdeeds, fears and fables say about us as humans.
 
Spark your imagination and listen as your favorite Disney and Pixar stories and characters come to life! Hosted by Marie Westbrook, every episode is an amazing Disney storybook read aloud. Brought to you by Disney Story Central.
 
Storytelling is one of those things that makes us human. It takes many forms in many places and times but the need to record our story, to preserve the memory that we were here, and to hear the stories of others, this is universal. I'm a writer, a librarian, a mom, and a person in this world in search of how we tell our stories and how we hear the stories of others. Season 1: Flash Fiction. The sharing of minimalist literature, saying much with few words. May 2015-January 2018. Season 2: Boo ...
 
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Lo-Fi Story Time
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Lo-Fi Story Time is a microstory micropodcast, offering unusual and always original fiction stories (and some music) since 2014. Stories are written spontaneously and recorded live by Todd Mauldin.
 
Trading Story brings NEWER traders practical & inspiring trading interviews and tips. Plus, it chronicles the host's journey to becoming a a consistently profitable trader. New episodes released 2X per week. Trading Story seeks to provide: encouraging stories of real life struggles and triumphs in the market, tips for anyone looking to make a part-time or full-time income trading, practical strategies to use in your trading today, knowledge bombs to guide you to consistent returns, simple ex ...
 
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Short Story
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Your weekly fix of brand new stories written specially by today’s best writers. Brought to you by BBC Radio 4, home of the Modern Short Story.
 
Blake Rasmussen goes behind the scenes with the people who create the worlds, characters, and lore of Magic: The Gathering.
 
Get this and get it straight...crime is a sucker's road...Listen to radio's famous gumshoes and well-remembered cops. From the fog-bound shores of San Francisco to the insurance investigations of radio's famous expense account investigator.
 
Learn about the botanical world one plant at a time. The Plant Report is a new educational resource about plants, herbal medicine, ethnobotany and the human/plant relationship. The Plant Report is a project of Sustainable World Radio.
 
The Original stories, fairytales, and legends that inspire the Disney films.
 
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Inside Story - HD
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Dissecting the day's top story - a frank assessment of the latest developments.
 
Behind the scenes at the Guardian, former editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger and his team reveal a newspaper’s mission to help save the world from climate change. Can they find a new narrative to tell a 20 year-old story? And what will they risk in their efforts to do so? This award winning podcast is simply a must: you don’t have to know much about climate change to begin, we explain everything and what we can all do to stop it in its tracks.
 
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Saudi Arabia says Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in Istanbul.The announcement was made on Saudi State TV in the middle of the night…17 days after the Saudi journalist was last seen going into the compound.The Kingdom says there was a brawl and Khashoggi died. U.S. President Donald Trump says he finds that explanation "credible" ...…
 
Part one of the exciting finale of The Brilliant Firefly: Revolt! Part two will be released VERY soon! If you'd like to support our podcast, you can visit patreon.com/stories and make a pledge. OR you can support one or both of this week's sponsors: HelloFresh and Omigo! When you support our sponsors, you're helping us continue to create new co ...…
 
The European Space Agency's BepiColombo will take seven years to reach the innermost planet in our solar system, where temperatures at the surface can reach 800 degrees Fahrenheit.
 
More than two weeks after Jamal Khashoggi disappeared, his fate remains unclear. But U.S. President Donald Trump has admitted, for the first, the journalist may have been killed inside the Saudi consulate in Instanbul. Trump's comments, are a shift for the White House, and he's warning of 'severe' consequences if the Saudi leadership is involve ...…
 
An elderly uncle hopes his young nephew will visit more often. Read by Oliver Ford Davies
 
This week, we're presenting stories about times when science comes to the rescue — or not, as the case may be. Part 1: When science writer Kate Sheridan falls in love with a man who suffers from paralyzing headaches, her background in neuroscience helps her get to the bottom of it. Part 2: Math teacher Giselle George-Gilkes is on a trip with he ...…
 
For the first time in years, Delta County in western Colorado is experiencing population growth, one indicator that rural Americans are increasingly feeling optimistic about their economic future.
 
In many democracies people are demanding attention based on their identity, on their race, sex, or sexual orientation. We see groups such as Black Lives Matter, or movements for white power or LGBT rights. Are these demands for redress legitimate — assuming their claims are credible — or do they undermine social cohesion by attacking a sense of ...…
 
On the day Rosie Waterland finds out about periods, her dad becomes an urban legend.
 
The case of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has shocked and capitvated the world, as information trickles-out about his disappearence and possible murder inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Beyond the gruesome details, at the core of this story is a journalist, who had been threatened for his reporting and opinions.Khashoggi wrote ...…
 
In this episode, Kris and Tyler soak in the nostalgic return to the Murder House, and the moments therein with classic AHS characters.
 
We were getting coffee, which we used to do all the time, when Tierney told me she was thinking of having it done. “Really?” I asked, half-laughing---I didn’t think she was serious. “Why?” “What do you mean, why?” Tierney looked annoyed. “Do I need a reason? Why did you get your tattoo?” I’d hurt her feelings. I hadn’t meant to. As I tried to t ...…
 
Facebook gave journalists a tour of a new command center dedicated to fighting disinformation ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Will it make a difference?
 
Prison rules created to control men often don't work well for women, who come with different histories and experiences. "Gender-responsive corrections" aims to treat women based on these differences.
 
"What we found is children had been so traumatized, they couldn't even recognize numbers or letters," says a U.S. official. "We had to work through that before we could start educating them again."
 
Saudis close to Crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman may be involved in what Turkish sources say is the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Al Jazeera’s been told that a bodyguard for the crown prince led the operation which led to Khashoggi’s torture and death in Istanbul.He was last seen entering the Saudi consulate 15 days ago. A joint S ...…
 
Mother would have never taken the bus. She had specific prejudices---the train yes, the bus no, taking The Lord’s name in vain, no, calling someone an asshole, yes. It was often hard to follow her dictates; the safest route was to just not say anything or do anything unless directed. Mother had no say in the matter now, and although Miriam wasn ...…
 
Noel King talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the federal deficit ballooning to $779 billion in the just-ended fiscal year. It's a 17 percent increase from the previous year.
 
The seeds of stories are all around us. It’s our job as storytellers to acknowledge and nurture these seeds so that our novels and screenplays have life—a three-dimensionality that binds our audience to our characters. This is episode 2 of 2 of our discussion about how our real-life experiences have informed our fiction. — You're invited to joi ...…
 
Discussion Notes: A Rich Man Find this week’s story here: A Rich Man by Edward P. Jones Next week’s story: The Five-Forty-Eight by John Cheever Rated: Explicit Gerald, Rammy, and Anais discuss “A Rich Man” by Edward P. Jones. Anais valiantly tries to convince Gerald and Rammy that there’s more to the story than meets the eye. Though the men on ...…
 
Saudia Arabia has long seen its role as keeping the turbulent Gulf region steady and calm. But under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom has become far more aggressive.
 
The midterm elections will determine which party controls the House and Senate for the next two years — and that could have a major effect on the future of U.S. health policy.
 
The joint Saudi-Turkish team investigating the case of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has searched the consulate... and attention is now turned to the consul's home.The Turkish Attorney General's office told Al Jazeera there is evidence Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate, something Saudi Arabia had consistently denied.But media ...…
 
We’re still missing the biggest piece of all. Where is Brian Carrick’s body? Can you help us finish this puzzle and finally lay Brian to rest? This is the final episode of season one. Music by: Sergey Cheremisinov twitter: @FramedPod
 
U.S. executives are pulling out of an investment conference scheduled to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, next week — as controversy swirls around the disappearance of a missing Saudi journalist.
 
This is The Digital Story Podcast #657, Oct. 16, 2018. Today's theme is, "Gearing Up for PhotoPlus Expo." I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue Much in the way that Photokina was an important European event for the photography community, I think PhotoPlus Expo will carry more weight than usual in the U.S. How will the manufacturers follow up all ...…
 
“An' we's under the sea, b'ys, Where the Wild Horses go, Horses wiv tails As big as ole whales All jiggin' around in a row, An' when you ses Whoa! Them divvils does go!” Nocturnal Transmissions is proud to present ‘THE SEAHORSES’ by William Hope Hodgson.
 
More than two dozen protesters were arrested in the capital over the weekend. Authorities also pulled two human rights activists off a plane and detained one of them.
 
The proposed search of the consulate follows a phone call between Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. King Salman commited to a joint investigation. The Saudis deny Khashoggi was murdered and his body dismembered and removed by a 15 man 'hit squad' which flew into Istanbul on the day he disappeared.As interna ...…
 
A mysterious tailor makes fantastic frocks for his clients. Read by Nikki Amuka-Bird.
 
More workers are demanding their leaders take stands on hot-button issues, and some CEOs don't shy away from the controversy. But they also must navigate the risks and benefits for their workforce.
 
Data from 15 states reveal that female inmates are disciplined at higher rates than men for smaller infractions of prison rules — often with harsh consequences.
 
Join host Christine Blackburn and expert judges Joel Stein, Eleanor Kerrigan and Jimmy Pardo for a fast and funny game of Story Smash The Storytelling Gameshow! Contestants spin the Wheel of Stories and tell a true, 1, 2 or 3 minute story on whatever topic they land on. Contestants include Writer/Actress Jenna Brister, Writer Erica Blumfield, A ...…
 
RJ Young developed an interest in guns in order to bond with his white father-in-law. The experience is chronicled is his new book, Let It Bang.
 
The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is hitting the Saudi economy.Stocks plunged almost 7 percent in early trading on Sunday, wiping out all the gains it had made since the start of the year.The fall comes a day after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened 'severe punishment' if Saudi Arabia was found to be responsible for Khas ...…
 
Wildlife officials in India are trying to catch a tiger thought to be responsible for the deaths of several people. So far, no luck. But could the secret to success be under their noses?
 
The Arab world stays silent. A Saudi journalist and critic of the Saudi leadership has possibly been killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.But there's been no official reaction from any Arab government, and no condemnation from the Arab media.The international community is demanding answers, and pressure is growing on Saudi Arabia to explai ...…
 
Crews are working to replace pipelines, but with temperatures expected to drop, officials are also arranging alternative housing, including trailer parks.
 
The group Bellingcat seeks to unmask covert operations, rogue groups and corruption around the globe. But can it keep its independence?
 
This week, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we're presenting two stories from cancer survivors. Part 1: Gail Thomas clashes with her oncologist while deciding how to fight her cancer. Part 2: As a marathon runner, Pierce McManus prides himself on his toughness — but then he begins coughing up blood. Gail Thomas has several resumes: wr ...…
 
US-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a well-known critic of Saudi Arabia and its leadership, went missing in Turkey on October 2.US and Turkish officials have now been quoted saying they have proof that he was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Outrage over the case has been widespread and it's threatening to destroy Saudi Ara ...…
 
We team up with fellow Friends enthusiast Riley Rose Critchlow, host of HAGS Podcast and star of Anime Crimes Division, to break a totally normal straight ahead movie for 90s sitcom Friends that has absolutely zero video game elements in it.By podcasts@rocketjump.com (Maximum Fun).
 
Jessica Dettman is tired of Santa getting all the credit. A festive content warning - definitely don't listen to this with children who still believe in Santa, unless you're looking for an inventive way to come clean.
 
Less than a year ago, Toys R Us fired more than 30,000 workers and closed all its stores. The owners are eyeing a relaunch despite obstacles. Workers who never received severance payments are furious.
 
On Monday the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued its latest report. The IPCC looked at keeping to a 1.5C rise above pre-industrial temperatures. Scientists say that we can still do it. But there's a lot of work to be done. It will need "rapid, far-reaching, and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society". It will also mean a ...…
 
In this episode, Kris and Tyler talk Corelia’s cunning plan, the return of Misty Day and the limits of Michael’s power.
 
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell discusses the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and the upcoming midterm elections.
 
They were separated in the chaos after the earthquake and tsunami. There's still hope that families can be reunited — but many obstacles loom.
 
He was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul nine days ago.Turkish security sources say he was murdered there by a Saudi hit squad.The Saudis deny that - as well as a Washington Post report which says the Saudi Crown Prince ordered an operation to lure the critic back home. Top U-S diplomats have spoken to Saudi Crown Prince Mohamm ...…
 
The final season of Alone: A Love Story by Michelle Parise arrives February 2019. Until then, here's a tease of what's to come.
 
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