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Heavyweight

Heavyweight

By: Gimlet Media

Rating:

5.0 (1076 ratings)

Maybe you’ve laid awake imagining how it could have been, how it might yet be, but the moment to act was never right. Well, the moment is here and the podcast making it happen is Heavyweight. Join Jonathan Goldstein for road trips, thorny reunions, and difficult conversations as he backpedals his way into the past like a therapist with a time machine. From Gimlet Media.

Love + Radio

Love + Radio

By: Love + Radio and Radiotopia

Rating:

4.5 (963 ratings)

Nick van der Kolk's Love and Radio features in-depth, otherworldly-produced interviews with an eclectic range of subjects, from the seedy to the sublime. Get inside the mind of a rogue taxidermist. Find out what it's like to experience a stroke firsthand. Or spend time with an artist who gives away her life savings every night. You've never heard anything like it before. Love + Radio is a proud member of Radiotopia. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.

Death, Sex & Money

Death, Sex & Money

By: WNYC Studios

Rating:

5.0 (1792 ratings)

Death, Sex & Money is a podcast about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. Host Anna Sale talks to celebrities you've heard of—and to regular people you haven't—about the Big Stuff: relationships, money, family, work and making it all count while we're here. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Freakonomics Radio, Note to Self, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many others.

Snap Judgment

Snap Judgment

By: WNYC Studios

Rating:

5.0 (2356 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 see the world through the eyes of another. WNYC studios is the producer of leading podcasts including Radiolab, Freakonomics Radio, Note To Self, Here’s The Thing With Alec Baldwin, and more.

Modern Love

Modern Love

By: WBUR / NYTimes

Rating:

4.5 (625 ratings)

Stories of love, loss and redemption.

Rough Translation

Rough Translation

By: NPR

Rating:

4.5 (581 ratings)

How are the things we're talking about being talked about somewhere else in the world? From a Ukrainian battlefield to a Somali prison cell, an Indian yoga studio and a Syrian refugee's first date, host Gregory Warner tells stories that follow familiar conversations into unfamiliar territory. At a time when the world seems small but it's as hard as ever to escape our echo chambers, Rough Translation takes you places.

The Moth

The Moth

By: The Moth

Rating:

5.0 (5200 ratings)

Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of true stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating. Since 2008, The Moth podcast has featured many of our favorite stories told live on Moth stages around the country. For information on all of our programs and live events, visit themoth.org.

S-Town

S-Town

By: Serial & This American Life

Rating:

4.5 (8035 ratings)

S-Town is a new podcast from Serial and This American Life, hosted by Brian Reed, about a man named John who despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks Brian to investigate the son of a wealthy family who's allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But when someone else ends up dead, the search for the truth leads to a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man's life.

The Longest Shortest Time

The Longest Shortest Time

By: Hilary Frank and Stitcher

Rating:

5.0 (2453 ratings)

The parenting show for for everyone. Hosted by This American Life contributor and author Hillary Frank. A Stitcher Production.

Criminal

Criminal

By: Criminal & Radiotopia

Rating:

5.0 (3239 ratings)

Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the "if it bleeds, it leads," kind of crime. Something a little more complex. Stories of people who've done wrong, been wronged, and/or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. We're a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.