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This American Life

58 episodes - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★★ - 67.1K ratings
This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced ...
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Revisionist History

75 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 52.5K ratings
Revisionist History is Malcolm Gladwell's journey through the overlooked and the misunderstood. Every episode re-examines something from the past—an event, a person, an idea, even a song—and asks w...
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Up and Vanished

113 episodes - Latest episode: 16 days ago - ★★★★★ - 51.4K ratings
Up and Vanished is an investigative true crime podcast hosted by Atlanta filmmaker Payne Lindsey. In Season 1, Payne tackles his first cold case story, the unsolved disappearance of Georgia high sc...
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Last Podcast On The Left

463 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★★ - 43.8K ratings
The Last Podcast On The Left covers all the horrors our world has to offer both imagined and real, from demons and slashers to cults and serial killers, The Last Podcast is guaranteed to satisfy yo...
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Dirty John

26 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 39.4K 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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160 episodes - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★★ - 38K ratings
Lore is a bi-weekly podcast (as well as a TV show and book series) about dark historical tales. Each episode explores the mysterious creatures, tragic events, and unusual places that fill the pages...
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29 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 37K ratings
Susan Powell vanished on Dec. 7, 2009. Her body has never been found. From the beginning, West Valley City, Utah police suspected Susan's husband, Josh Powell, had murdered her. They never ...
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198 episodes - Latest episode: 8 days ago - ★★★★★ - 33.9K ratings
Radiolab is one of the most beloved podcasts and public radio shows in the world. The show is known for its deep-dive journalism and innovative sound design. Created in 2002 by host Jad Abumrad, th...
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Stay Tuned with Preet

290 episodes - Latest episode: about 13 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 29.5K ratings
Join former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara as he breaks down legal topics in the news and engages thought leaders in a podcast about power, policy, and justice.
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Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations

298 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 27.1K ratings
Awaken, discover and connect to the deeper meaning of the world around you with SuperSoul. Hear Oprah’s personal selection of her interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual lu...
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Zane and Heath: Unfiltered

60 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 25.6K ratings
Zane and Heath: Unfiltered is a weekly podcast from YouTube sensations; Zane Hijazi and Heath Hussar, two uneducated Florida boys with strong opinions and nothing to back it. Join them for some raw...
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To Live and Die in LA

21 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 25.2K ratings
In Feb 2018, an aspiring actress vanished from her Hollywood apartment. Rolling Stone journalist Neil Strauss was asked to help the family get answers. Together, they found them...sometimes at grea...
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Reply All

185 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 23.8K ratings
"'A podcast about the internet' that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it." - The Guardian. Hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, from Gimlet.
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Congratulations with Chris D'Elia

150 episodes - Latest episode: 5 months ago - ★★★★★ - 23.4K ratings
Comedian and actor Chris D'Elia sits down every week to talk about what's on his mind.
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Radio Rental

19 episodes - Latest episode: 16 days ago - ★★★★★ - 23.2K ratings
Welcome to Radio Rental. Bizarre, true scary stories told by those who lived them.
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Freakonomics Radio

107 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 22.7K 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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In the Dark

59 episodes - Latest episode: 17 days ago - ★★★★★ - 22.7K ratings
Serial investigative journalism from APM Reports, with host Madeleine Baran and a team of reporters. Season 1 looked at the abduction of Jacob Wetterling in rural Minnesota and the accountab...
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Making Sense with Sam Harris

235 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 hour ago - ★★★★★ - 21.6K ratings
Join neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author Sam Harris as he explores important and controversial questions about the human mind, society, and current events. Sam Harris is the auth...
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True Crime Obsessed

244 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 21.2K ratings
The true crime / comedy podcast YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE. We recap your favorite true crime documentaries with humor, sass, and heart. FROM VULTURE: "It’s not wrong to laugh when you’re listening to a...
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Atlanta Monster

29 episodes - Latest episode: 16 days ago - ★★★★ - 19.7K ratings
From the producers of Up and Vanished, Tenderfoot TV and HowStuffWorks present, 'Atlanta Monster.' This true crime podcast tells the story of one of the city’s darkest secrets, The Atlanta Child Mu...
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Stuff You Missed in History Class

1,532 episodes - Latest episode: about 12 hours ago - ★★★★ - 19.2K ratings
Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by iHeartRadio.
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65 episodes - Latest episode: 5 months ago - ★★★★★ - 19K ratings
Unseeable forces control human behavior and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions. Invisibilia—Latin for invisible things—fuses narrative storytelling with science that will make you see your o...
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28 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 18.5K ratings
Culpable explores unsettled cases where the people who seem deserving of blame have somehow eluded justice. On February 26, 2014, Christian Andreacchio was found dead in the upstairs bathroom of hi...
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Mobituaries with Mo Rocca

22 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★★ - 17.7K ratings
Mo Rocca has always loved obituaries. In season 1 of Mobituaries he introduces listeners to the people who have long intrigued him—from the 20th century’s greatest entertainer … to the Civil...
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TED Radio Hour

203 episodes - Latest episode: about 18 hours ago - ★★★★ - 17.6K ratings
Exploring the biggest questions of our time with the help of the world's greatest thinkers. Host Manoush Zomorodi inspires us to learn more about the world, our communities, and most importantly, o...
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Ear Hustle

60 episodes - Latest episode: 10 days ago - ★★★★★ - 17.3K 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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Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

145 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 17.1K ratings
A weekly exploration of all the things Jonathan Van Ness (Queer Eye, Gay of Thrones) is curious about. Come on a journey with Jonathan and experts in their respective fields as they get curious abo...
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Coffee Convos Podcast with Kail Lowry & Lindsie Chrisley

248 episodes - Latest episode: about 14 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 16.7K ratings
Coffee Convos is hosted by Kail Lowry of MTV's Teen Mom and Lindsie Chrisley of USA Network's Chrisley Knows Best. These two reality stars come from totally different worlds, but have become close ...
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Off The Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe

229 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 16.7K ratings
Ready to shake things up? Kaitlyn is creating a space where girls (and gents) can feel empowered to be themselves... because there's more to life than Instagram, right? Kaitlyn isn't afraid to keep...
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Jensen and Holes: The Murder Squad

92 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 15.7K 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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