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Dirty John

23 episodes - Latest episode: 12 days ago - ★★★★★ - 38.8K ratings
Debra Newell is a successful interior designer. She meets John Meehan, a handsome man who seems to check all the boxes: attentive, available, just back from a year in Iraq with Doctors With...
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188 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 32.6K ratings
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Ear Hustle

56 episodes - Latest episode: 17 days ago - ★★★★★ - 16.6K 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

12 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★★ - 13.1K 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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62 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 10.2K 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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Snap Judgment Presents: Spooked

44 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 8.9K ratings
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. ...
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Confronting: O.J. Simpson with Kim Goldman

19 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 8.4K ratings
25 years after the crimes that ignited the "Trial of the Century" Kim Goldman, sister of murder victim Ron Goldman, is digging deep into the vicious crime that changed her life, and many ot...
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ChannelB پادکست فارسی

81 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 6.4K ratings
در هر اپیزود پادکست فارسی چنل‌بی گزارش یک ماجرای واقعی را به نقل از یک رسانه‌ی معتبر انگلیسی‌زبان برای شما تعریف می‌کنیم.
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33 episodes - Latest episode: 8 months ago - ★★★★★ - 6.4K ratings
History is full of stories we think we know. They are old and dark, but time has robbed us of perspective and clarity. They've become obscured and misunderstood. Which is why this series exists: to...
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37 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★ - 6.1K 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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This Land

12 episodes - Latest episode: 23 days ago - ★★★★★ - 4.8K ratings
An 1839 assassination of a Cherokee leader. A 1999 small town murder. Two crimes collide in a Supreme Court case that will decide the fate of one man and nearly half of the land in Oklahoma. Hosted...
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Tides of History

94 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 4.3K ratings
Everywhere around us are echoes of the past. Those echoes define the boundaries of states and countries, how we pray and how we fight. They determine what money we spend and how we earn it ...
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Jim Harold's Campfire

54 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 4.1K 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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Next Question with Katie Couric

152 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 3.5K ratings
Katie Couric has questions. And on her new show, Next Question with Katie Couric, she’s determined to find answers—with a little help from the most captivating personalities in news, politics, and ...
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22 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 3K ratings
When John Quinney was ten years old, he took the stand to testify against his own father. He had come to believe that his dad Melvin was the murderous leader of a satanic cult. It would be decades ...
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Sports Wars

123 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 2.8K ratings
Sports rivalries can fuel fans and athletes to fight and argue for years. But what’s the real story behind these epic battles? From Wondery, the company behind “Business Wars”, “Gladiator”...
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112 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 2.6K ratings
BFF Kathy Tu and Tobin Low are super queer, super fun and ready to take over your podcast feed. Join them for provocative stories and frank conversations about the LGBTQ experience today. Because e...
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Urge to Kill

10 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★★ - 2.2K 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

198 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★ - 2K 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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This Is Actually Happening

172 episodes - Latest episode: 11 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.5K ratings
The uncanny, extraordinary, true stories of events that have dramatically altered the lives of ordinary people; a son is shot by his own father, a woman's sister develops multiple personali...
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The Thread

59 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month 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

8 episodes - Latest episode: 10 months ago - ★★★★★ - 955 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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Legends of the Old West

103 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 937 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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Pretend - a true crime documentary podcast

62 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 849 ratings
Pretend Radio is a documentary-style podcast about real people pretending to be someone else. I interview con artists, snake oil salesmen, undercover FBI agents—pretty much anyone living a lie.
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Larger Than Life

21 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★ - 764 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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Following Harriet

5 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★★ - 659 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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17 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★★ - 524 ratings
The best source on our cultural identity is not the official, historical record — ask any anthropologist, it’s the town dump. Ephemera — those things that were just barely saved, and in some cases ...
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Unravel True Crime: Snowball

35 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★★ - 512 ratings
Unravel True Crime is a podcast where, each season, some of Australia's best journalists investigate unsolved crimes. Season 4: Snowball tells how an average family's encoun...
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There Goes the Neighborhood

27 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★★ - 494 ratings
A podcast about how and why gentrification happens. Season 3, produced in partnership with WLRN, Miami’s public radio station, introduces us to “climate gentrification,” reporting about the ways cl...
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10 Things That Scare Me

130 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 446 ratings
10 Things That Scare Me is a tiny podcast about our biggest fears. In each episode, one person talks. Alone in a room. It could be anyone. It could be you. It’s someone driven by fears that keep th...