Best True Stories podcasts we could find (Updated February 2019)
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Podcasts enable people to listen to real life stories told by people from all walks of life as they can be followed anywhere - in a bus, at picnic, with or without Internet access. In this catalog, there are podcasts revealing many true and captivating stories of hope, love, loss, transformation and aspiration, from every field of interest, some of them bad, others good, all of them told live and without notes. Also, there are podcasts where adults share good and embarrassing things they did as kids - letters and diaries, first crushes, and other breathtaking and heartbreaking moments - in front of total strangers. Aside from true to life stories, there are podcasts which cover scary and paranormal stories, with people discussing about encounters with ghosts and other supernatural beings. Some of the hosts encourage people to share their stories and be heard by many people.
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Spooked features true-life supernatural stories, told firsthand by people who can barely believe it happened themselves. Be afraid. Created in the dark of night, by Snap Judgment and WNYC Studios. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts, including Radiolab, On the Media, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and many others. © WNYC Studios
 
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Sold In America
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Sold in America is an eight-episode journey into the world of selling sex in the United States. Hosted by journalist and activist Noor Tagouri, this deeply personal, deeply reported series takes listeners across the country to meet the human faces of this billion-dollar trade – and uncovers its surprising misconceptions.
 
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle thought he had finished forever with his immortal sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his chronicler, Dr Watson. Exhausted and bored with the Holmes saga, he wanted to turn to more serious writing. In the short story The Final Problem, published in 1893 as part of the collection The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, the author had sent Holmes plunging to his doom into the Reichenbach Falls. However, by 1901, Doyle found himself in severe financial difficulties. It was then that he re ...
 
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This is the Place
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Its True Crime Story Time with Charity and Brynn! Hear stories of murder, mystery and mayhem from the Beehive State.
 
Promoting and preserving the values of LIBERTY, FREEDOM, and Personal Responsibility. I offer nothing more than simple facts, plain arguments and COMMON SENSE. I'm not inspired by motives of pride, party or resentment. I am clearly, positively and conscientiously persuaded by what is in the true best interest of this country. The fight for freedom and liberty is a fight that if we don't fight, will be left for our children to fight. The worst thing that could ever happen is that we look back ...
 
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 ...
 
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RedHanded
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RedHanded the podcast jumps head first into all manner of macabre madness. We cover everything from big time serial killers (and those you may never have heard of), to hauntings, possessions, disturbing mysteries, bizarre whodunits and basically anything that tickles our creepy fancy. So, join us, plug in, sit back and prepare for scares.
 
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Canadian True Crime
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Stories of cruel people who committed heinous acts. Hosted by an Australian living in Canada.
 
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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Infants on Thrones
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The Philosophies of Men, Mingled with Humor
 
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Two Hexy Mamas
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A Paranormal Comedy podcast all about Mysterious cryptids, evil monsters, unsolved murders, conspiracy theories, Missing Person 411s and more. Hosted by two strange moms from somewhere in Tennessee. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/two-hexy-mamas/support
 
Each week Mike Ferguson and Mike Gibson guide you through the most interesting unsolved true crime stories. This is a true crime podcast that spares none of the details. We tell the stories of the victims, the facts surrounding the cases, and look at all possible suspects. We don't take ourselves too seriously but we take true crime very seriously.
 
Political talk-show host, Monica Perez, and her propaganda obsessed side-kick, Brad Binkley, analyze media propaganda and news events, providing clarity from the chaos. As an anarcho-capitalist (i.e., extreme libertarian), Monica is an uncompromising defender of personal liberty. As a humorist with a fetish for propaganda analysis and psychology, Brad just likes exposing the lies of the elites. Politics is a con game. Conspiracies exist. And the world doesn't make the news, the news makes th ...
 
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 ...
 
Fun videos to inspire, intrigue and stir your imagination from some of the world's leading thinkers and doers onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.
 
A bi-weekly true crime podcast focused exclusively on murdered and missing persons cases out of the Houston Metro area. Explore the city's diverse and eclectic culture while examining the darker stories that weave the downtown streets and flow out down the bayous. No stranger to crime, Houston has thousands of stories to tell, from unsolved murder mysteries to current missing persons cases. See H-Town in a new light, a light inclusive to every victim in Houston, no matter the sex, race, or i ...
 
Ben Dixon, Wayne Carey & Jay Clark are joined each Monday by an AFL legend for a look back at some of footy's biggest moments! Jacob Wilson from Champion Data then jumps in the chair on Thursday for the only weekly AFL preview you need to hear.
 
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Past Lives A to Z
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If you ever had an interest in Past Lives or Reincarnation, then this is the show for you. I am a certified Past Life Regression Facilitator, Author and Speaker. I will bring you true stories of verified past lives and we will discuss all aspects of the subject. You can email me with your questions to doug@positivepastlife.com my website: positivepastlife.com My Blog: pastlivesatoz.com Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/past-lives-a-to-z/support
 
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Strangers
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From Lea Thau, Peabody award-winning producer and creator of The Moth Podcast and The Moth Radio Hour, comes her new storytelling baby, Strangers. Each episode is an empathy shot in your arm, featuring true stories about the people we meet, the connections we make, the heartbreaks we suffer, the kindnesses we encounter, and those frightful moments when we discover that WE aren't even who we thought we were.
 
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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Varta Lab
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Welcome to Varta Lab, a delightful concoction of stories featuring Aakash Mehta, one of India's most obsessive storytellers on and off stage, and Navin Noronha, who is an okay person. Together they tell stories to each other from their life and welcome others to do the same. Fun times.
 
Helping You Live an Amazing Life. We Cover Happiness, Relationships, Food & Nutrition, Lifestyle Design, Ecology, Meditation, Sleep, and Many Other Highly Practical Topics.
 
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In Japan
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日本在住外国人による、日本からの様々なストリーを、日本語と英語で届けています。
 
This is a very random podcast (no specific topics). Join me in some rants, reviews and some fun topics.
 
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Steppin Out Radio
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Listen to real people with gripping, true stories of real life. Not only is this an amazingly compelling show, It’s socially responsible, entertaining and resonates with people of all ages, lifestyles and backgrounds.
 
A UK true crime podcast with a comedy twist. 30 somethings Lucy and Emma tell each other true crime stories, whilst injecting a little dark humour along the way. Nominated in the true crime category in the British Podcast Awards 2018. Lucy and Emma pride themselves on being well researched and telling you everything there is to know about the crime in question. So listen, enjoy, and remember, listening to S'laughter doesn't make you a psycho, killing people does.
 
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Phemale-Centrics
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On Phemale-Centrics we discuss all things Phish from a woman's point of view. Join us as we interview Phish's community members, play games like "Market Price" and discuss the latest goings on in the Phish scene, both on-line and on Lot! Your host is Dawneebee and a rotating cast of her phriends including Jillian, Kristie, Merry & Baker!
 
The John Batchelor Show is a breaking-news program that focusses on global politics, economics, war-fighting, hard sciences, space exploration, literature and whimsy. Four hours a night, seven days a week; most rigorous news analysis in the New World; followed daily in 192 countries.
 
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Up and Vanished
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Up and Vanished is an investigative true crime podcast hosted by Atlanta filmmaker Payne Lindsey. In Season 1, Payne tackles his first cold case story, the unsolved disappearance of Georgia high school teacher and former pageant queen, Tara Grinstead. The 11-year-old case remains the largest case file in Georgia history and is still unfolding. Season 2 focuses on the disappearance of young mother Kristal Reisinger from a remote mountain town in Colorado. Up and Vanished aims to tell compelli ...
 
A scary story podcast told from the bed of a real-life couple. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/sotw/support
 
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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 ...
 
A podcast dedicated to sharing inspirational Jewish stories that teach valuable and vital lessons from the Torah. Listeners will be moved by a daily story of spirituality. Featuring Jewish stories from the sages, the chassidic masters, and contemporary Jewish storytellers.
 
Two licensed therapists discuss horror films, and true crime psychology. In Halloween season we do specific specials on Halloween movies, events and discussion topics.Beware: we discuss the dark side of life with a dark sense of humor.Email: terrortalkpodcast@gmail.com Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/newterrortalkpodcast/Website: http://curiousintrovert.com/terrortalkpodcast/ Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/terrortalk/support
 
Join comedians Nick Guerra and Edi Gibson as they read and discuss scary stories and topics! Check out our new YouTube channel ALL THINGS SCARY! Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/edi-gibson/support
 
We explore ideas and practices once believed to be true but no longer. Each dead idea is explored in all its glorious eccentricity.For example, discover miasma, the theory that plague comes from stinky air. Or the medical diagnosis of hysteria, which holds that women's wombs wander around their bodies causing trouble.Join us on a fun romp through the history of ideas that didn’t quite stand the test of time.
 
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How Not To Die
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Welcome to “How Not To Die” a true crime podcast that will delve into what your beautiful alive hosts have learnt each week from different themes and how that may save our lives one day. Each week we will draw a true crime topic out of a jar on a particular topic and then sit down for a casual chat about our insights and what we have learnt that will keep us alive in this crazy world.So who are these amazing talented ladies who have not yet died? We are Amanda, Hannah and Natalia. So join us ...
 
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Fear
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Fear is a podcast that descends into the darkest domains of the human experience. Guests discuss the true stories of their most harrowing moments and break down their personal accounts of fear itself. Hosted by Lawson Bennett Produced by Body Tape Intl. Logo by Joshua Helms http://joshuawhelms.com Music by Lawson Bennett
 
iNTO THE FRAY features top-rated guest speakers and discussions in the fields of the paranormal, cryptozoology, UFOlogy, true crime and all other manners of the unexplained. Join Shannon every Thursday at 7pm PST as we examine the many oddities in our little known universe. Visit intothefrayradio.com for blog posts, all archived episodes and sign up for the weekly guest newsletter.
 
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Tempest
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Some tragic, some funny, some mysterious, some personal. All true. Moving stories about life, people, and cars.
 
Frances Hodgson Burnett’s book "A Little Princess" begins as seven year old Sara Crewe is dropped off at a boarding school by her rich father. She has grown up in India and has lived a very pampered life. Even though she is rich, she is very friendly to everyone and the students all love her. Unfortunately, the woman in charge of the school does not like Sara and when her father dies on a business trip, the head mistress is angry that she will not get the money she is owed for Sara’s care. S ...
 
First published in Blackwood’s magazine as a three part serial in 1899 and published in 1902, Heart of Darkness centers on the experiences of protagonist Charles Marlow as he is assigned the duty to transport ivory down the Congo River. Conrad cleverly uses foreshadowing as a technique to convey the novella’s themes of hypocritical imperialism, the contradictory views on civilized as opposed to barbaric societies, racism, and the conflict between reality and darkness. Set in the second half ...
 
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The Feast
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The Feast presents delectable stories from the dining tables of history. Every two weeks, we immerse you in the sights, sounds, & tastes of a meal from the past. Make bread with medieval monks; share a martini with Churchill. Find out what wars were won & which kingdoms were lost, all for the sake of a good meal. Email suggestions for shows to thefeast@thefeastpodcast.org
 
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A Funny Feeling
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Comedians and paranormal enthusiasts Betsy Sodaro and Marcy Jarreau invite their comedian friends and celebrity guests to tell their true paranormal experiences and hear spooky stories submitted by listeners.
 
Join brothers Brandon and Nevin Werner on their crazy trip through time as they dive into some of the weirdest, funniest, and most unbelievable stories in history. Human history has too many stories to fit into just the Laughing Historically video show. Each podcast episode, Brandon and Nevin bring you two topics that they think need to be discussed right way. Looking for our video show? Check out new episodes at: youtube.com/laughinghistorically.
 
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Felonious Florida
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Beyond the beaches, the theme parks, the palm trees and the warm breezes lies the dark side of the Sunshine State. Wondery and the South Florida Sun Sentinel present a true-crime podcast that bring you stories of some of Florida’s most notorious and stunning crimes. Hosted by EmmaKate Austin, Season 2 will take you through some of the darkest corners we’ve explored yet. New episodes are coming Oct. 2 and will be released every Tuesday. Visit FeloniousFlorida.com.
 
Omega Man Radio is involved in the Full Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.Preaching Jesus Christ - the Son of GOD and the Only name written under heaven by which men might be savedDoing Mark 16:17 ministry casting out demons in Jesus Christ name and praying for the sick that they be healed in Jesus Christ nameI believe in the Gifts of the Holy Ghost including Speak in Tongues and that Prophecy is for Today
 
Sarah Prout is a motivational speaker, spiritual lifestyle entrepreneur, co-founder of The Manifesting Academy and author of Dear Universe. The mission of the Journey To Manifesting podcast is to share inspiring stories and powerful insights to motivate you to create the life of your wildest dreams. Find out more: http://sarahprout.com
 
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Freakonomics
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In their books "Freakonomics," "SuperFreakonomics" and "Think Like a Freak", Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner explore "the hidden side of everything," telling stories about cheating schoolteachers and eating champions while teaching us all to think a bit more creatively, rationally, and productively. The Freakonomics Radio podcast, hosted by Dubner, carries on that tradition with weekly episodes. Prepare to be enlightened, engaged, perhaps enraged, and definitely surprised.
 
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Steve Hodel, a former LAPD homicide detective, and son of George Hodel - the prime suspect in the Black Dahlia murder, takes us through the gruesome discovery found in Los Angeles on January 15, 1947.
 
From Russia With Love Two women, a tiny boat, the wide open ocean...and kismet. Elena has written a book about their adventure, called Talking to the Moon. You can read the story on the couple’s website, http://www.cadenza.ca/index.php/en/talking-to-the-moon-en/ You can learn more about Elena and Meg’s journey at their other website, anticruise ...…
 
A dogman encounter, a frightening paranormal investigation, a ghost worker and much more on this edition of Campfire! -Casper- Thanks to Casper for supporting our channel. Save $50 on select mattresses at casper.com/campfire code campfire. Also Casper has a special Presidents Day offer 2/9-2/19 for 10% off ANY mattress purchase at Casper.com. A ...…
 
Coming up today: the gooey, disgusting fight against super gonorrhoea; why your bank card could soon miaow like a cat and we get incredibly angry at Google and Facebook. Again.Join the WIRED Book Club – we’re reading Bad Blood, by John Carreyrou: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club-bad-blood-theranosInside the disgustingly gloopy fi ...…
 
In this episode, Rachel is recording from Costa Rica. After living there for many years, this is Rachel’s first time back since having Lea Luna and her life is dramatically different. When Rachel lived in Costa Rica before, she was broke and in and out of work. What kept her knowing all would work out was the practice of manifestation through v ...…
 
Mississauga, Ontario - A separated couple have ongoing issues with custody of their children, setting a chain of events in motion that would destroy an entire family. Support my sponsors! Here's where the discount codes are: www.canadiantruecrime.ca/sponsors Learn more: Nighttime Podcast's series on Lindsay Souvannarath One Eye Open - a British ...…
 
We start today, as we often do, with the latest UFO sighting reports in the community. Weather: "Color TV” by Answering Machine https://answeringmachine.bandcamp.com Our tour of A Spy in the Desert continues this month across US! Get your tickets here: http://www.welcometonightvale.com/live/ Coming in May 2019: Volumes 3 and 4 of the Welcome to ...…
 
MAIN EPISODEOn this episode of Those Conspiracy Guys we talk about arguably one of the most famous people on the planet; whose legacy is honoured in the four corners of the world, whose life showed us the possibility in diversity and whose mysterious death left unanswered questions and suspicions to this day; this episode is all about Bruce Lee ...…
 
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A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Elna Baker first shared on the podcast in December of 2010, about Mormonism, Africa, and a 113-year old sex expert.
 
Valentine's day is estimated to generate 18.3 billion dollars in sales this year, leaving an average of around 130 dollars per person. It is clear that this is a huge time for the people purchasing gifts and obviously those who are rolling in those profits. If you are upset, lonely, single and Valentine's day makes it sting that much more, if y ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Joshua Slocum.
 
Today I experienced an overwhelming influx of negative thoughts about money. Fears, doubts worries. All the stuff that I gathered throughout my 20 years here on Earth. Thankfully, I regained my present moment awareness and realized that these thoughts coming up, are very very important. These beliefs coming up to the surface and shouting loudly ...…
 
Fauna Hodel, a biracial girl living in Sparks, Nevada, finds out the truth about who she really is, where she came from, and her terrifying family history.
 
Jenks identified that many of the leaders he chronicled in Season 2 understood the power of keeping information hidden, or remaining outright silent, in a variety of situations. This first Reaction Episode focuses on silence as a major theme of WRH? Season 2.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Joshua Slocum.
 
This is a picture of me last summer. I barely recognize this person, but I am so proud of this person, they were open, willing to change, willing to be wrong, willing to push through their comfort zone. This person was searching, was asking, looking deeper within. I would not be as happy and as free as I am right now if it wasn't for my willing ...…
 
Is Past Life regression for you? Listen to some questions I ask to find out. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/past-lives-a-to-z/support
 
What happens when a seemingly-perfect marriage ends in a nasty divorce and someone ends up dead. Listen to Over My Dead Body today wherever you’re listening to this or visit www.wondery.fm/omdb.
 
What happens when a seemingly-perfect marriage ends in a nasty divorce and someone ends up dead. Listen to Over My Dead Body today wherever you’re listening to this or visit www.wondery.fm/omdb
 
What happens when a seemingly-perfect marriage ends in a nasty divorce and someone ends up dead. Listen to Over My Dead Body today wherever you’re listening to this or www.wondery.fm/omdb Support the show.
 
Victor Varnado, Mike Bobrinskoy and Lizz Winstead share stories about dungeon masters, night visitors and fake abortion clinics.
 
Erin Corwin had settled into life on the Marine base in Twentynine Palms, California. She and her husband Jon had befriended their neighbors, the Malakies and the Lees, and the three couples had become very close, spending most of their time together. But by the next spring, the relationships between the trio would be changed forever — and by J ...…
 
A social media manager slash graphic designer pitches her podcast & gives Gethard instagram advice. This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon, Calm (www.calm.com/beautiful), OkCupid, and Terrible, Thanks for Asking podcast.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Joshua Slocum.
 
This week on Bathroom Break Podcast, my guest is comedian Nick Romero. We sat and talked about his process of stand up comedy and more. Hope you enjoy! Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/bathroombreakpodcast/support
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Joshua Slocum.
 
Paranormal News, my house had activity, a brief story from online.👻
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Joshua Slocum.
 
Adam sings horribly (but for a great reason), talks about Grand Juries, and answers a question about gender sensitivity. A transcript of this episode is available at writersdetective.com/28
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Joshua Slocum.
 
Coming up today: Jeff Bezos, what we can learn from France’s big tech tax plan and we go inside the weird and disturbing world of YouTube’s child ASMR stars.Join the WIRED Book Club – we’re reading Bad Blood, by John Carreyrou: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club-bad-blood-theranosJeff Bezos has given a masterclass in how to respond ...…
 
A computer hacker tries to make his way home through two countries, a dense jungle and a seemingly endless string of technical challenges.
 
In this episode, Rachel is joined by none other than Deepak Chopra! World renowned author, speaker and health guru, Deepak brings his wisdom and shares it with us in a beautiful episode on how to create a more balanced, peaceful and sustainable world.To him, it’s simple. We begin by creating more balanced, peaceful and sustainable lives for our ...…
 
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A writer creates a character that becomes flesh and blood! A young woman spends a special day with her grandmother...who has happened to have passed and much more on this edition of Campfire! Thanks to all of our storytellers!
 
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that the author of Sex at Dawn, Christopher Ryan, first shared on the podcast in May of 2013, about LSD, Mayan ruins, and a worrisome bug bite.
 
This episode is sponsored by Amazon! Click this link to order on Amazon and any order you place gets a tiny percentage kicked back to us here at GlitchUp. We appreciate it! Agenda: How exciting was that Super Bowl? Yeah. At least we got a few decent trailers! This week, we review the latest Netflix big hitter: Velvet Buzzsaw, directed by the gu ...…
 
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We discuss both horror movies set around Valentine's Day and anti-Valentine's Day movies. Plus our weekly What the Hell? segment. Become a supporter: anchor.fm/terrortalk/support Email: terrortalkpodcast@gmail.com Twitter: twitter.com/TalkTerror/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/newterrortalkpodcast/ Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor. ...…
 
Shannon just wants to be part of the story.By eiapodcast@gmail.com (Radiotopia).
 
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