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Freakonomics Radio

37 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 19.6K ratings
Discover the hidden side of everything with Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books. Each week, Freakonomics Radio tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and thin...
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Ear Hustle

45 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 15K 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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Jensen and Holes: The Murder Squad

47 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 11.9K ratings
Retired Cold Case Investigator Paul Holes and Investigative Journalist Billy Jensen dig deep into unsolved murders, unidentified remains and missing persons cases. Each week listeners ride shotgun...
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Snap Judgment Presents: Spooked

40 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 8.1K 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

17 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 8K 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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Scene on Radio

78 episodes - Latest episode: 9 days ago - ★★★★★ - 5.4K ratings
Scene on Radio is a Peabody-nominated podcast that dives deeply into issues central to American society, exploring who we were and who we are. Recent many-part series include Seeing White, ...
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ChannelB پادکست فارسی

71 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 4.8K 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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Swindled

46 episodes - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★★ - 4.2K ratings
Utilizes narrative storytelling, archival audio, and immersive soundscapes to explore true stories of white-collar criminals, con artists, and corporate evil. From corruption and fraud to Ponzi sc...
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This Land

10 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★★ - 4.1K 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. Hoste...
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Next Question with Katie Couric

116 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 3.2K 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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PARANORMAL PODCAST

24 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 3K ratings
America's Top Paranormal Podcaster interviews the best known names in the paranormal about UFOs, Ghosts, Bigfoot, and everything paranormal! Guests have included Josh Gates, Chip Coffey, George Noo...
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Mogul

29 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 2.7K ratings
Mogul is a show about hip hop’s most iconic moments, told by the people who lived them. Season 2 dives into the birth of southern hip hop. It all started in Miami with the 2 Live Crew, a group tha...
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Conviction

9 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 2.7K ratings
Manuel Gomez is a detective straight out of a detective novel. He carries a pen that’s really a knife, wears a watch that’s really a camera, adores Sherlock Holmes and Miami Vice. But the cases Go...
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The Thread

42 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months 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 unth...
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Inside Star Wars

12 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★ - 1.1K 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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Carruth

10 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★★ - 917 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, Chancello...
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Thunder Bay

8 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 910 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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Radio Diaries

132 episodes - Latest episode: about 22 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 853 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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Decoder Ring

18 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 752 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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Larger Than Life

17 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★ - 731 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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Surreal Talk - Cults, Conspiracies & the Paranormal

229 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★ - 653 ratings
Cults, Conspiracies and the Paranormal
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Legends of the Old West

59 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 643 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 — al...
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SCARED? - Paranormal News & Stories

36 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★ - 544 ratings
Award winning English Broadcaster, Philip Holmes - takes a look at the latest world's paranormal news... and then chats with guests. from all over the world about their paranormal experiences. Real...
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Ephemeral

17 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 505 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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There Goes the Neighborhood

27 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 469 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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Unravel True Crime: Snowball

35 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 463 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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10 Things That Scare Me

102 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★★ - 391 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...
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Aftereffect

11 episodes - Latest episode: 8 months ago - ★★★★★ - 373 ratings
In summer 2016, a police shooting upended the life of Arnaldo Rios Soto, a 26-year-old, non-speaking, autistic man. Aftereffect is Arnaldo’s story – a hidden world of psych wards, physical abuse an...
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Crime After Crime

19 episodes - Latest episode: 16 days ago - ★★★★★ - 371 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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Hi-Phi Nation

34 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★★ - 337 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...