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Dirty John

37 episodes - Latest episode: 10 months ago - ★★★★★ - 40.7K 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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103 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 39.3K ratings
Cold is a narrative podcast series focused on missing persons cases. Investigative journalist and host Dave Cawley takes on a single story with each season. Season 3: The Search for Sheree...
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Mens Rea: A true crime podcast

153 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 852 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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Allen v. Farrow Podcast

6 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★★ - 621 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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Inside a Sinister Mind

26 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★★ - 431 ratings
Get an inside look into Conejo's spiritual journey as a wanted man with an underground music career. With over 100 albums released, the legendary MC opens up about his life on the run. After an air...
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Do You Know Mordechai?

10 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 341 ratings
Kathleen Goldhar was so happy her friend Arya had finally found someone after a bad divorce. Mordechai Horowitz seemed perfect. Smart. Rich. Creative. But like so many things that seem to b...
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Bed of Lies

20 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★★ - 337 ratings
It was meant to be a miracle treatment, but it became a deadly poison. Cara McGoogan investigates the story they didn't want you to know - and one of the biggest medical disasters in histor...
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Trickster: The Many Lives of Carlos Castaneda

15 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★ - 333 ratings
An investigative series into the life & death of Carlos Castaneda.
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Penny Royal

27 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★★ - 312 ratings
The magic and mystery of place.
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Urban Legends

72 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 136 ratings
Luke Mordue examines the historical impact of the stories that haunt our society, tales that have gripped towns and cities worldwide for centuries as true events - Urban Legends.First, hear the tal...
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Worse Than Fiction Podcast

43 episodes - Latest episode: 10 months ago - ★★★★★ - 121 ratings
An ambitious True Horrorchestration with cinematic elements. Stories of True Crime, Natural disasters and more, told in often graphic detail by a single narrator, with music chosen or composed with...
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Violent Femme

7 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★★ - 90 ratings
Violent Femme is a narrative podcast about women in history who were brave, bold, and ingenious, yet are mostly remembered for their brutality or villainy, if at all. Each episode will resurrect on...
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Her Stem Story

151 episodes - Latest episode: 12 months ago - ★★★★★ - 84 ratings
A weekly podcast to help you navigate your Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematica careers with utmost confidence! A show where you’ll learn strategize, tools and advice from expert guests a...
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Trace Material

38 episodes - Latest episode: 5 months ago - ★★★★★ - 83 ratings
Trace Material breaks down the building blocks of our constructed environment, one material at a time. What can plastic tell us about suburbanization? What does redlining have to do with lead paint...
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Points South

17 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 80 ratings
An Oxford American podcast. Southern Stories. Southern Songs.
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51 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 78 ratings
We can have the future we want—but we have to work for it. Soonish brings you stories and conversations showing how the choices we make together forge the technological world of tomorrow. From MIT-...
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Degrees: Real talk about planet-saving careers

56 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 74 ratings
Want to use your job to tackle climate change? Today there are more opportunities across industries to find a job and have impact. Join Climate Corps network manager Yesh Pavlik Slenk for candid co...
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Breaking Glass

72 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 47 ratings
Let’s talk about womanhood the world over. Despite making up over half of the global population, women control less wealth, own less land, hold fewer public offices, and shoulder more domestic burd...
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Beyond the Breakers

130 episodes - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★★ - 46 ratings
Beyond The Breakers is a podcast about shipwrecks, loss, and lessons learned from maritime disasters.
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You Look Like Me

11 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★★ - 46 ratings
Donor conceived journalist, Louise McLoughlin, delves deeper into the secrets, discoveries, and lives of donor conceived people while trying to find the man who, presumably, looks like her.
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Black Equity Podcast

446 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 41 ratings
The Black Equity podcast is a weekly show that delves into the issue of wealth inequality among Black communities. Hosted by experts in the field of financial education and social justice, each epi...
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61 episodes - Latest episode: 5 months ago - ★★★★★ - 40 ratings
Peculiar stories from real life. Hosted by Christopher Beale & Josh Taylor
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Great Lakes Lore

33 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 38 ratings
What happens when two historians interested in the paranormal meet up? They start a podcast, of course! Join Samantha and Aaron as they discuss legends and lore of the Great Lakes Region. Expect lo...
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Indigenous Vision

113 episodes - Latest episode: about 21 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 36 ratings
Two aunties sharing and examining the world through the lense of an Anishinaabe and Blackfoot experience. Indigenous Vision (IV) is led by an all-Indigenous team who work to "revitalize Indigenous...
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GenX Stories

95 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 35 ratings
GenX Stories is a podcast about how the so-called “Lost Generation” found itself at midlife. Join hosts Eve, Lori, Chris & Courtney every other Wednesday for a fun and frank discussion about what m...
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Failed Utopia

52 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 33 ratings
This is a podcast about utopian ideas and paradise lost. We look at utopian concepts from the past, present and future, as well as utopian societies and communes, which promise the world to eager ...
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Before I Forget

136 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 32 ratings
Two US Army Combat Infantrymen sit down with a new guest each week to hear their stories of service and life after.
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Crime Nerds

94 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 32 ratings
Do you love learning about true crime cases, but you also have a short attention span? Then Crime Nerds is for you!
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Bourbon and Battles

8 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★★ - 30 ratings
Where the refined American Spirit meets the grit of American battlefields. We’ll review a Bourbon for a few minutes before launching into a battle. I am a Veteran and history nerd that picked up a ...
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Emergency Room: The Covid Diaries

8 episodes - Latest episode: 8 months ago - ★★★★★ - 29 ratings
Emergency Room: The Covid Diaries, is a true-life look behind the headlines first-hand account of what it was like behind the scenes at a major American hospital as the Covid-19 pandemic swept thro...