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This American Life

142 episodes - Latest episode: 6 days ago - ★★★★★ - 76.5K 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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Up and Vanished

150 episodes - Latest episode: about 22 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 58.2K ratings
Host Payne Lindsey returns with season 3 to investigate the North West Montana disappearance of Ashley Loring HeavyRunner, an indigenous woman who went missing from the Blackfeet Nation Indian Rese...
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Revisionist History

118 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 55.8K 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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Last Podcast On The Left

728 episodes - Latest episode: about 10 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 45K 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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8 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 42.7K ratings
S-Town is a podcast hosted by Brian Reed from Serial Productions, a New York Times company. The story follows a man named John who despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He...
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233 episodes - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★★ - 41.5K ratings
Lore is a bi-weekly podcast (now also 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 o...
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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: 8 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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Zane and Heath: Unfiltered

324 episodes - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★★ - 31K 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

48 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 29.8K 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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True Crime Obsessed

437 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 29.6K 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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Radio Rental

44 episodes - Latest episode: about 21 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 27.9K ratings
Discover real-life horror stories, from bizarre crimes to paranormal activity. These true stories are set inside the fictional world of Radio Rental, an 80’s video rental store run by an eccentric ...
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Oprah's Super Soul

398 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 27.5K ratings
Awaken, discover and connect to the deeper meaning of the world around you with Oprah's Super Soul. Hear Oprah’s personal selection of her interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spi...
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Reply All

216 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 26.9K 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 Alex Goldman and Emmanuel Dzotsi from Gimlet.
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Freakonomics Radio

1,211 episodes - Latest episode: 2 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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Congratulations with Chris D'Elia

344 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 25K ratings
Chris D'Elia (comedian: No Pain, Comedians of the World, Man on Fire, Incorrigible on Netflix, White Male Black Comic on Comedy Central) sits down every week to talk about what's on his mind.
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In the Dark

62 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 24.8K 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

324 episodes - Latest episode: 19 days ago - ★★★★★ - 23.8K 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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83 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 21K 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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And That's Why We Drink

782 episodes - Latest episode: 6 days ago - ★★★★★ - 20.5K ratings
Murder and the paranormal finally meet! Grab your wine and milkshakes and join us every Sunday for some chilling ghost stories and downright terrifying true crime stories. The world's a scary place...
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Impaulsive with Logan Paul

672 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 20.2K ratings
The world's greatest, most thought-provoking, mentally stimulating podcast in the history of mankind... hosted by a bunch of idiots.
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Jensen and Holes: The Murder Squad

168 episodes - Latest episode: 3 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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Atlanta Monster

34 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★ - 20.1K 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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36 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 19.7K 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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Supernatural with Ashley Flowers

111 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 19.3K ratings
Most mysteries can be solved by looking at the facts. But sometimes, the facts don’t lead to a logical explanation, and the truth lies somewhere in the unknown… Join Parcast and Crime Junkie’s Ashl...
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TED Radio Hour

281 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★ - 19.2K 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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Coffee Convos with Kail Lowry and Lindsie Chrisley

344 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 19.1K 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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Ear Hustle

92 episodes - Latest episode: 10 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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Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

345 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 18.1K 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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