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Dirty John

37 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 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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81 episodes - Latest episode: 8 months ago - ★★★★★ - 39K 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 1 tells of the unsolved d...
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263 episodes - Latest episode: 11 days ago - ★★★★★ - 38K ratings
Radiolab is on a curiosity bender. We ask deep questions and use investigative journalism to get the answers. A given episode might whirl you through science, legal history, and into the home of so...
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Freakonomics Radio

1,211 episodes - Latest episode: 6 days ago - ★★★★★ - 26.5K 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 thing...
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Jensen and Holes: The Murder Squad

168 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 20.2K 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 s...
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Ear Hustle

92 episodes - Latest episode: 13 days ago - ★★★★★ - 18.8K 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: 11 months ago - ★★★★★ - 15.7K 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

260 episodes - Latest episode: about 16 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 13.5K 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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Snap Judgment Presents: Spooked

115 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★★ - 12.4K ratings
All-new Season 6 episodes streaming now. Spooked features true-life supernatural stories, told firsthand by people who can barely believe it happened themselves. Be afraid. Created in the d...
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True Crime All The Time

479 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 11K 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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85 episodes - Latest episode: 7 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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Scene on Radio

119 episodes - Latest episode: 5 months ago - ★★★★★ - 10.1K 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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Snap Judgment

523 episodes - Latest episode: about 5 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 9.8K ratings
Snap Judgment (Storytelling, with a BEAT) mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, dramatic, kick-ass radio. Snap’s raw, musical brand of storytelling dares listeners to s...
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ChannelB پادکست فارسی

97 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 9.1K 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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41 episodes - Latest episode: 20 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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Bad Batch

54 episodes - Latest episode: 30 days ago - ★★★★★ - 8.4K 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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216 episodes - Latest episode: 19 days ago - ★★★★★ - 7.5K 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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152 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 7.5K 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 sch...
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This Land

24 episodes - Latest episode: 8 months ago - ★★★★★ - 7K ratings
The award-winning documentary podcast This Land is back for season 2. Host Rebecca Nagle reports on how the far right is using Native children to attack American Indian tribes and advance a conserv...
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50 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★ - 6.9K 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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This Is Actually Happening

301 episodes - Latest episode: about 13 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 6.6K ratings
What if your mother left to follow a cult… or you woke up in a morgue… or if your boat got caught in a storm and began to sink -- what would you do?   This is Actually Happening brings you ...
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Jim Harold's Campfire

147 episodes - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★★ - 5.6K 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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Newt's World

474 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 5.5K ratings
Join former House Speaker, professor, historian, and futurist Newt Gingrich as he shares his lifetime of knowledge and access to the world’s most interesting minds in a new series that covers all a...
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Tides of History

204 episodes - Latest episode: 7 days ago - ★★★★★ - 5.5K ratings
New episodes come out Thursdays for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers. Everywhere around us are echoes of the past. Those echoes define the boundaries of states and c...
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Dr. Death | S2: Dr. Fata

23 episodes - Latest episode: 16 days 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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Next Question with Katie Couric

333 episodes - Latest episode: 6 days ago - ★★★★ - 3.9K ratings
Next Question with Katie Couric is back for a new season! From big names to big minds and big hearts, Katie sits down (virtually) with some interesting and exciting people — experts who are helping...
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The Paranormal Podcast

136 episodes - Latest episode: about 3 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 3.7K 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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Kamala: Next in Line

19 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★ - 3.3K ratings
All episodes are available for free, with ad-free episodes available for Wondery+ subscribers. Kamala Harris will become Vice President following one of the most tumultuous elections in U....
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Sports Wars

166 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 3K ratings
Most episodes are available for free, with exclusive seasons and ad-free episodes available for Wondery+ subscribers. Sports rivalries can fuel fans and athletes to fight and argue for yea...
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38 episodes - Latest episode: 10 months ago - ★★★★★ - 2.8K ratings
Mogul is a show about hip hop’s most iconic moments, told by the people who lived them. In Season 3, we’re telling the story of DJ Screw, a reclusive genius who changed the sound of music forever. ...