Documentary Podcasts

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Dirty John

47 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 40.9K ratings
All episodes are available for free, with remastered ad-free episodes available for Wondery+ subscribers.Debra Newell is a successful interior designer. She meets John Meehan, a handsome man who se...
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Embedded

144 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 11.5K ratings
NPR's original documentary podcast unearths the stories behind the headlines. Police shootings. Towns ravaged by opioids. The roots of our modern immigration crisis. We explore what's been sealed o...
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Scene on Radio

133 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 10.4K ratings
Scene on Radio is a two-time Peabody-nominated podcast that dares to ask big, hard questions about who we are—really—and how we got this way. Previous series include Seeing White (Season 2)...
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Bad Batch

70 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 8.6K ratings
Patients in search of a miracle cure end up in critical condition. The race is on to find out what went wrong before more people get hurt. The trail leads back to a medical company with sli...
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Confronting

44 episodes - Latest episode: 16 days ago - ★★★★★ - 8.6K ratings
Season 2 - Confronting: Columbine The events of April 20th, 1999 shaped our nation and altered the American narrative. One of America’s deadliest school shootings took place in a small...
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Accused

54 episodes - Latest episode: 12 months ago - ★★★★ - 7.2K ratings
Binge all of Season 4 early and ad-free by subscribing to Wondery+. Season 4: When Rhoda Nathan's lifeless body was discovered in her hotel room, it was assumed she'd had a heart attack. T...
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Jim Harold's Campfire

212 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 6.5K ratings
Creepy TRUE stories of paranormal phenomena of all types. Ghost stories, UFO, cryptids and more! This feed reflects the last 90 days of content, Jim Harold's Campfire has been in production since...
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Unsolved Mysteries

96 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 3.4K ratings
Welcome to the official Unsolved Mysteries podcast from the original creators of the iconic television series, presented by Audacy. Join our host Steve French each week as we present all new myster...
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Legends of the Old West

333 episodes - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★★ - 3.1K ratings
Wyatt Earp, Jesse James, and Butch and Sundance. Lakota, Comanche and Apache. Wars, gunfights and robberies. This show covers the toughest lawmen, the wildest outlaws, and the deadliest towns — all...
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Fox Hunter

26 episodes - Latest episode: 11 months ago - ★★★★★ - 2.5K ratings
The murder of 18-year-old Rhonda Sue Coleman in 1990 has been a thorn in the side of the small community of Hazlehurst, GA for over 30 years. No arrests, no answers, and no justice. The family, fri...
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Canary: The Washington Post Investigates

12 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★★ - 2.4K ratings
After a sexual assault case in the District of Columbia, one woman’s public warning ricochets all the way to Birmingham, Ala., where another woman gives voice to a devastating allegation. This se...
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Inside The Exorcist

90 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 2K ratings
In 1973 Hell came home and invaded the body of a young girl. This is the story of a movie and its makers. It's a tale of dark and light, of loss and love. A story of faith and fury, of caus...
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Lost Hills: The Dark Prince

77 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★ - 1.8K ratings
Lost Hills investigates the dark side of Malibu, California. Beneath a seductive facade, this city of billionaires, celebrities, and surf bums is hiding something menacing. Season 3 takes a deep ...
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Firebug

18 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
For ten years, a serial arsonist terrorized Southern California, burning down businesses in broad daylight. Four people were murdered. Then, a manuscript for a novel led investigators to the last ...
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In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

11 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
"In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson" presents a surprising and original portrait of Lady Bird Johnson, told in the former first lady's own words -- from over 123 hours of her White House audio diari...
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Pretend - a true crime podcast about con artists

375 episodes - Latest episode: 6 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.3K ratings
PRETEND exposes the masterminds behind some of the most notorious scams and cons. From cult leaders to con artists and undercover FBI agents, this podcast pulls back the curtain on those who've pre...
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Inside Star Wars

68 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★ - 1.3K ratings
From the creators of Inside Psycho, Inside the Exorcist, and Inside Jaws, comes a new immersive audio biopic about the making of the original 1977 Star Wars. It was a movie made on a shoest...
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One Year

57 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★ - 1.2K ratings
The people and struggles that changed America—one year at a time. In each episode, host Josh Levin explores a story you may have forgotten, or one you’ve never heard of before. What were the moment...
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Thunder Bay

25 episodes - Latest episode: 6 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.2K ratings
The highest homicide rate in the country. A mayor and his wife charged with extortion. A police chief put on trial for obstruction of justice. Nine tragic deaths of Indigenous teenagers. Why does i...
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Euphomet

176 episodes - Latest episode: 11 months ago - ★★★★★ - 986 ratings
A critically acclaimed documentary series about the unknown and our relationship to it, featuring real people sharing astonishing paranormal experiences
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Mens Rea: A true crime podcast

172 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 898 ratings
Mens Rea is the legal principle of intent that must be proved in a number of crimes, such as murder. It means literally, "guilty mind". Mens Rea Podcast explores the most notorious crimes from Irel...
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Crime After Crime

77 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★★ - 839 ratings
A monthly podcast where two true crime YouTubers, Danelle Hallan and John Lordan, challenge each other to tell the best story about a true crime related topic. Listeners voting online will determi...
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Larger Than Life

23 episodes - Latest episode: 11 months ago - ★★★★ - 793 ratings
In 1960s Los Angeles, after the catastrophic Watts riots, an outsized character emerged — one who found an unexpected way to unite people across race and class. Odds are you’ve never heard of him. ...
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What Makes a Killer

116 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★★ - 756 ratings
A look into the life and crimes of the world’s most infamous serial killers. Featuring interviews with family members, forensic experts, law enforcement, and witnesses. From John Wayne Gacy and Je...
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Historical Blindness

195 episodes - Latest episode: 13 days ago - ★★★★ - 741 ratings
Historical Blindness is a podcast about history’s myths, mysteries, and misconceptions. By examining cases of outrageous hoaxes, pernicious conspiracy theory, mass delusion, baffling mysteries and ...
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Killin Missin Hidden

318 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★★ - 709 ratings
THE podcast about bad things! Hosted by a former criminal defense trial attorney, Killin Missin Hidden tells not only the story of a different crime/missing persons case each week, but also breaks...
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Our Body Politic

220 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 647 ratings
Created and hosted by award-winning journalist Farai Chideya, Our Body Politic is unapologetically centered on reporting on not just how women of color experience the major political events of toda...
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No Place Like Home

17 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★★ - 483 ratings
Do you remember the first time you watched The Wizard of Oz? The familiar pair of red shoes that sparkle as Dorothy skips down the yellow brick road, a rare collector’s item worth millions. In the ...
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American Vigilante

17 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★ - 468 ratings
KC is the American Vigilante - A hugely complex, intelligent, contradictory man who could save your life but end it too. Who leads a group of violent men standing on the blurred line between right ...
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Hi-Phi Nation

65 episodes - Latest episode: 11 months ago - ★★★★★ - 462 ratings
Hi-Phi Nation is philosophy in story-form, integrating narrative journalism with big ideas. We look at stories from everyday life, law, science, popular culture, and strange corners of human experi...