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Dirty John

35 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 40.5K 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 ...
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Ear Hustle

78 episodes - Latest episode: 10 days ago - ★★★★★ - 18.6K ratings
Ear Hustle brings you the daily realities of life inside prison shared by those living it, and stories from the outside, post-incarceration. The podcast is a partnership between Nigel Poor,...
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Dolly Parton's America

13 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 15.4K ratings
In this intensely divided moment, one of the few things everyone still seems to agree on is Dolly Parton—but why? That simple question leads to a deeply personal, historical, and musical rethinking...
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American Scandal

217 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 11.8K ratings
New episodes come out every Tuesday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers. Every scandal begins with a lie. But the truth will come out. And then comes the fallout an...
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84 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 11K ratings
Host Kelly McEvers takes a story from the news and goes deep. Whether that means digging into the Trump administration's past, the stories behind police shootings caught on video, or visiting a tow...
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True Crime All The Time

448 episodes - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★★ - 10.7K ratings
Hosts Mike Ferguson and Mike Gibson guide you through the most interesting true crime stories. This is a true crime podcast that spares none of the details and delves into what makes these ...
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38 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month 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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Bad Batch

46 episodes - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★★ - 8.3K 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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40 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★ - 6.7K ratings
Season 3: In 1984, a father of three disappeared while working at a mysterious Cincinnati plant. It turned out he’d met a gruesome fate: Pieces of bone, his eyeglasses and walkie-talkie wer...
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Truth & Justice with Bob Ruff

594 episodes - Latest episode: about 21 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 6.2K ratings
Truth & Justice is a true crowdsourced investigation in real time. Host, Bob Ruff, asks listeners to help with investigations as he takes on a new potential wrongful conviction case every s...
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Dr. Death | S2: Dr. Fata

17 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 4.8K ratings
If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor. Between his pre...
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Urge to Kill

20 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 2.5K ratings
Just after celebrating a bachelorette party in July 2016, Kaylee Sawyer disappeared in the middle of the night. The horrific details of her brutal rape and eventual death shook the residents of a q...
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Best Case Worst Case

262 episodes - Latest episode: about 24 hours ago - ★★★★ - 2.4K ratings
We take you behind police lines. Former FBI profiler Jim Clemente & former federal prosecutor Francey Hakes get unparalleled access to law enforcement officers, looking back at their most me...
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Inside The Exorcist

69 episodes - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.9K 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

11 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★ - 1.8K ratings
On June 22, 2018, 35-year-old scientist Tristan Beaudette is brutally murdered in front of his two young daughters while camping in idyllic Malibu Creek State Park. The killing stuns the tight-knit...
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In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

9 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★★ - 1.4K 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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Decoder Ring

41 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 1.3K ratings
Decoder Ring is the show about cracking cultural mysteries. In each episode, host Willa Paskin takes a cultural question, object, or habit; examines its history; and tries to figure out what it mea...
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Radio Diaries

162 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 1.1K ratings
First-person diaries, sound portraits, and hidden chapters of history from Peabody Award-winning producer Joe Richman and the Radio Diaries team. From teenagers to octogenarians, prisoners t...
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The Thread

68 episodes - Latest episode: 25 days ago - ★★★★ - 1.1K ratings
Explore history's interlocking lives and events. Turn back the clock, one story at a time. Discover how various strands are woven together to create a historic figure, a big idea or an unthinkable ...
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Thunder Bay

15 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 1.1K 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...
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11 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★★ - 994 ratings
The "miracle" began Nov. 16, 1999, when Cherica Adams was shot four times in Charlotte, N.C. A hitman tried to murder Adams, the girlfriend of NFL star Rae Carruth, and their unborn son, Chancellor...
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West Cork

15 episodes - Latest episode: 5 months ago - ★★★★★ - 814 ratings
In West Cork, it’s simply known as ‘the murder’. In 1996 French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier is found dead near her holiday home. There are no witnesses and no known motive. The police ...
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Larger Than Life

22 episodes - Latest episode: 5 months ago - ★★★★ - 787 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 ...
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Somewhere in the Skies

260 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 731 ratings
Somewhere in the Skies is a weekly podcast covering UFOs, culture, and the extraordinary world we live in. Hosted by author and television host, Ryan Sprague, the podcast covers past and present U...
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Following Harriet

6 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 719 ratings
Following Harriet is a podcast that takes a closer look at the life of one of the bravest and most extraordinary women in our country’s history. It also puts Harriet in a broader context, examining...
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What Makes a Killer

43 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 651 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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Allen v. Farrow Podcast

5 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★★ - 606 ratings
In the companion podcast to the HBO Original documentary series Allen v. Farrow, award-winning filmmakers Amy Ziering, Kirby Dick and Amy Herdy reveal new details about the sexual abuse allegation...
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Murder Dictionary

136 episodes - Latest episode: 5 months ago - ★★★★ - 579 ratings
MURDER DICTIONARY {mer-der dik-she-ner-e} : a humorous discussion between true crime fanatics : an exploration of multiple cases based on the weekly topic, following the letter sequence of the alph...
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Dakota Spotlight Podcast

69 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 572 ratings
Dakota Spotlight, by James Wolner, is a deep-dive True Crime podcast with national recognition. Season 5: A Better Search for Barbara Cotton: Season 4: Chasing Billy. Season 3: The House on Sweet...
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Unravel True Crime: Juanita

51 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 557 ratings
The seven-episode series Unravel: Juanita tackles one of Australia's most chilling and unsolved true crime stories. In the early '70s, Sydney's Kings Cross was a hotbed of con...