Frugal Gamer's Giant Podcasts Masterlist

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Last updated 11/20/2022

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LISTENEDNETWORKExplicitTITLEHOSTSHOST GENDERIS HOST BIPOCTAGSEPISODE RECOMMENDATIONNotesEndedRATING (OUT OF 5)Star RatingYear started
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HORROR
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IndieA Dark MemoryHorror, folkloreBased on urban legends and folklore
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Anchor.fmA Darker TaleJelle HavermansFHorror, short stories
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Night Vale PresentsAlice Isn't DeadLGBTQ, missing person
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IndieArchive 81Horror, found footage
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Realm.fmBeatrix GreeneVictorian, haunted house
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IndieThe Dead Letter Office of Somewhere, OhioRat GrimesNHorror, Comedy, SerialFollows the format of The Magnus Archive, but it's American, and centered around the Post Office. Not sure if there's an overarching story though.4★★★★2020
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Time Signal ProductionsDuggan HillKelsey Ranshaw as Zoe & Natascha Schulmeister as SashaFound footage, horror, mysteryYes2017
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Storic MediaFear FrequencyMhorror, serial
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Rusty QuillYI am in EskewHorror, fiction, wierd lit, disturbing
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IndieYKnifepoint HorrorSoren NarniaHorror, fiction
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IndieMabelFound footage
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Dice ShameYMalevolentHarlan Guthrie as Arthur LesterMMLovecraftian, serialThis one has had me hooked since the beginning!An investigator in Arkham awakes and finds he can no longer see, and an entity without a name now controls his eyes. They must work together to find out what happened.4★★★★2020
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Skyboat MediaYNightmare MagazineStefan RudnickiMHorror, fiction, short stories, readingReadings of two of the four stories they publish via their website.
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Creative Reason MediaYNosleep PodcastVarious, different readers are featured each timehorror, internetTHERE ARE SO MANYStarts off rough. Gets better as it goes along though2011
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Rusty QuillOld Gods of AppalachiaMLovecraftian, short stories2019
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Sandpaper MediaOlive HillFiction, suspense, crime
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Escape ArtistsYPseudoPodAlasdair StuartMHorror, fictionLots of episodes. They've put together a short list for newcomers here: https://pseudopod.org/new-to-pseudopod/
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Tenderfoot TVYRadio RentalTerry Carnation (Rainn Wilson)Mmystery, paranormal, true storyI WISH THERE WERE MORE2021
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Two Up ProductionsShipwormFeature length
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Snap JudgementSpookedHorror, short stories
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IndieTales from Beyond the PaleFully produced2010
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IndieYTapes from BeyondAsh CastleFFhorror, found footage, mystery, faux-journalismProduction is amateur-level, and does not improve. That's fine and I wouldn't hold it against anyone, but I feel like the presentation of the story is sub-par and the big reveals don't hit as well as they should. That said, I hope the creator continues to make more stories because it's better than it should be. Also I should note this is a Silent Hill inspired story, which I think would have helped me to understand it better if I had known that going into it.Yes2★★2021
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Public Radio AllianceThe Black TapesParanormal, faux-journalismBe prepared for the ending to disappoint
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IndieThe Decca Tapes
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BBCThe HotelFiction, supernatural, horror
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The Left Right GameHorror, paranormal, fiction
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Rusty QuillYThe Magnus ArchivesJohnathon Sims, othersMserial, short stories, classicAnatomy Class is probably my favorite; also any of the episodes with Gertrude Robinson because she is greatYes5★★★★★2016
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YThe Silt VersesFantasy, horror, wierd lit, Lovecraftian
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Rusty QuillYThe Storage PapersJeremy EnfingerMserial, occult5★★★★★
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Post EverythingYThe Story Must Be ToldFiction, wierd lit, disturbing
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Fool & Scholar ProductionsThe White VaultFound footage, short stories
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IndieThe Wicked LibraryVariousShort storiesLooks like the first 5 seasons may not be available?
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HartLife NFPUnwell: A Midwestern Gothic MysteryRural, paranormal
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Wayland ProductionsWe're Alivezombies
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IndieYWrong Station Anthony BotelhoMHorror, retro, CanadianStyled after 1940s radio broadcasts
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FANTASY
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IndieBeneath Ceaseless SkiesVariousFantasy, short stories, magazineIndie magazine selections
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Skyboat MediaFantasy MagazineFantasy, short storiesSame as nightmare magazine
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IndieFenrirFantasy, world building, traditional fantasy
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Kalila Stormfire's Economical Magical Serviceslight hearted, serial
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Escape ArtistsPodcastleSummer FletcherFFantasy, short storiesHas some big name contributors that I've read :)
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Goldhawk productionsTumanbayEpic fantasy
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SYGNYLFantasy, wierd lit
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POLITICAL
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IndieYAmerican HysteriaChelsey Weber SmithNculture, history, satanic panic, memesAmerican panics and other strange cultural movements. These are more like audio essays since they're read by Smith and there's no back and forth between multiple hosts.3★★★2018
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Endeavor ContentAmerican Jihadiextremeism
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Coolzone MediaYBehind the BastardsRobert EvansMhistory, current event, crimeTerrible people throughout history and the present4★★★★
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CBCNBrainwashedCIA, MKUltraI couldn't get into this oneYes2★★2020
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Conspiracy! The Show (Unpops)Adam Todd BrownMcomedy
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Yahoo NewsConspiracyLand (Yahoo! News)
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ConspiritualityDerek Beres, Julian Walker, & Matthew RemskiPhilosophy, alr-right, conspiracy, newsLooks at the interesection between far-right conspiracies, and wellness utopianism. This podcast was made for me.
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Decoding the GurusChris & MattMMinterviewsDirect interview with various 'gurus' from across the political spectrum
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Enemies of the PeopleDr. Maria NorrisFextremeismInterviews
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The Daily BeastFever Dreams (The Daily Beast)Current events, conspiracies
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YI Don't Speak GermanDaniel Harper & Jack GrahamMMneo-nazis, alt-right, newsFar right & neo-Nazis. Heavy stuff, also very long episodes4★★★★
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YKnowledge FightDan Friesan & Jordan HolmesMMAlex Jones, extremeism, conspiraciesInfoWars and Alex Jones5★★★★★
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iHeartNStuff They Don't Want You to KnowMatt Federick, Ben Bowlin, Noel BrownMMMhistory, general, cultureFrom the How Stuff Works people4★★★★
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IndieYThe Feminine Art of RadicalisationLois ShearingFneo-nazis, feminism, UK, Girl DefinedWomen in far right communities; may be abandoned2021
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The Mad Scientist PodcastChristopher Cogswell & Marie MayhewMFInvestigation into different types of wierd claims
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IndieThe Paranoid StrainFearful JesuitMDebunking, conspiraciesSkip the "Stupid Land" episodes. They're done by guest podcasters and are dumbAll sorts of conspiracies debunked4★★★★2017
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SlateTrumpcastVirginia HeffernanFTrump, politics, United StatesKind of petered out towards the end there. This was a current events podcast during the Trump yearsYes4★★★★
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IndieYTuckered OutTucker Carlson
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Podcast OneThe Week on the HillMitchell MillerMCurrent events, federal, newsRundown of what's going on at Capital Hill. No idea if this one leans a certain direction or not.
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You Are Not So SmartDavid McRaneyMPsychology; self delusion, irrational thinking etc.
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SCI-FI
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AnachronisticKyle NewbridgeMTime travel
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Ars ParadoxicaFCold war, conspiracy
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Skylark MediaAsimov's Science Fiction MagazineVariousreadingsSelections from the magazine
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Straight Talk MediaCrosswiredCyborgs
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Earth BreakFAliens, last person on Earth
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Escape Podshort stories, magazineSelections from the magazine; from the Pseudopod and Podcastle folks
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BBCForest 404FConservationism, dystopian
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LifeAfter/The Message
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Skyboat MediaLightspeedStefan RudnickiMshort stories, magazineSelections from the magazine
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Two-up ProductionsLimetownLia HaddockFsuspenseOne of the classics, this one's greatYes5★★★★★
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Midnight BurgerTime traveling, dimension traversing diner
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IndieSCP: Find Us AlliveSCP, wierd lit
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IndieNSCP: Reel to ReelSCP, wierd lit, readingsNo voice acting, just straight forward readings. A bit more like an audiobook version of the archives.3★★★
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NSCP ArchivesSCP, wierd lit, readingsVoice-acted audio transcripts and sound editing. Acting quality varies, but they frequently cycle through different narrators and actors each episode.4★★★★2019
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Public Radio AllianceTanisWierd litDon't expect the plot to make sense
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Atypical ArtistsThe Bright SessionsSuperpowers
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Acorn Arts EntertainmentThe Call of the VoidMystery, New Orleans
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IndieThe Deep Vaultpostapocalypse
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IndieThe Leviathan ChroniclesserialSounds like Bioshock with some differences2008
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Night Vale PresentsWithin the WiresFound footage, alternate universe
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Wolf 395serial, comedy
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INTERNET CULTURE
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ChilluminatiConspiracies, occult, paranormal
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NPRCodebreakertech, news, social sciencesIs technology evil?
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IndieYDarknet DiariesJack RhysiderMInternet, Technology, technological crimes, dark web4★★★★
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IndieDown the Reddit HoleComedy, internet, social mediaYes2017
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McAfee
(yes, THAT McAfee)
Hackable?Geoff Siskind & Bruce SnellMMhacking, technologyAbout different ways of hackingYes2017
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New York TimesNRabbit HoleKevin RooseMEducational, Informational, various topics, alt-right, Q-anonGoes over the alt-right movement and how algorithms on the internet steer people towards it (and can also steer them out of it).Yes4★★★★2020
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GimletNReply AllAlex Goldman & Emmanuel DzotsiMMvarious topics3★★★2014
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IndieNResetDavid McCabeMTech, news, current events4★★★★2016
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CRIME
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Curious Cast13 HoursSarah RitchieFCanada, mass shootingThe Novia Scotia massacre
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911 Calls Podcast with the OperatorThe Operator & Jack LunaMMAudio Clips, small talk, one hard call, one palate cleanser, dark humor
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The Cincinnati EnquirerNAccusedAmber HuntFCold cases, murderSeason 3 deals with an unsolved case about a man who ENDED UP IN A SALT LAVA TANK at a uranium factory. Fucking facinating.One unsolved case per season. Focuses on people who have been wrongly accused.3★★★2017
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CBCNAmbushedJennifer KeeneFSingle story, murder, Canadian, cold caseInteresting case. Only 6 episodes ongMurders of Lorraine McNab and Peter SopowYes3★★★2017
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WonderyAmerican ScandalLindsey Graham (not that one)MAmerican history, corporate, legalAbout scandals in the US and how they were found out2018
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WTOPNAn American NightmareMegan Cloherty and Jack MooreMFWashington D.C., murder, American, sexual assault, solvedThe minute by minute break down of what happened every day of this crime (most of which we don't know) is ruining what would otherwise be an engaging story. Otherwise I it's a pretty good podcastS1: D.C. Mansion Murders. S2: rape and murder of Sherry Crandell Yes3★★★2019
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Vault StudiosAnything You SayEric FlackMInterrogations, legal, courtroom, crimeDiscusses police interrogations and the way they workYes2020
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Kromatic MediaYApplachian MysteriaJ. Kendall Perkinson (?)MMurder, cold casesI'm still mad about the court ruling in the first season4★★★★2017
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District Productive, Protect the Investigation, and CAPAFNThe AssetMax BergmannMTrump, politics, RussiaThis one probably goes a bit too far in places, but it's interestingYes4★★★★
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WonderyNBad BatchLaura BeilFMedicine, medical industry, scam artistsAbout the Theranos scandal2019
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Three Uncanny FourNBad Blood: The Final ChapterJohn CarreyrouMScam artists, courtroomThe follow up to the Theranos scandal--following the trial3★★★
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Crimetown PresentsThe Ballad of Billy BallsiO Tillett WrightMmurderFor some reason on Stitcher the listing includes a season one about the RFK tapes?Yes2018
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New Hampshire Public MediaBear BrookJason MoonMDNA, murder, cold cases, forensics, geneology, New HampshireReally fascinating! In the second half of the podcast it's more focused on the science behind solving the cold case. Very respectful towards the victims and excellent reporting.Yes4★★★★2018
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NPRBelievedCourtroom, Sexual AssaultLarry Nassar trials
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Campside MediaNChameleonJosh Dean and Vanessa GrigoriadisMFscam artist, FBI, organized crime, HollywoodHollywood Con Queen & High Rollers4★★★★2020
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IndieYCasefileAnonymousMAustralian, QuietAll sorts of cases; some solved, some not4★★★★2016
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KSL-TVColdcold case
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Podcast OneCold Case Files PodcastBrooke Gittings & Bill KurtisFMCold Cases, murder, unsolved,I think this is based on the show
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Canada LandCool MulesCanadian, scam artists
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Podcast OneCopycat KillersDr. J. Buzz Von OrnsteinerMmurderI could not stand the voiceover and background musicFocuses on murders that are meant to emulate movies and other media1
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Podast OneCourt JunkieJillian JalaliFlegal, courtroom, criminal justice system
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Spotify & GimletConvictionSatanic panic, murderAvailable on Spotify and their websiteYes4★★★★2019
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ObsessedCrimes of the CenturiesAmber HuntFhistory, murder, nonmurder
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RedCircleThe Cult VaultKaceyFCults, interviewsInterviews with people from cults, MLMs, scams etc.
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NBCDatelineKeith Morrison, Andrea Canning, et alMFmurder
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IndieDead Rabbit RadioJason CarpenterMWierd, conspiracy, paranormal, true believerMore pro-conspiracy than not. Also, the host tries hard for the bro vibe.2★★No idea, there are SO MANY episodes
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SticherDear Franklin JonesCults
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BBCDeath in Ice ValleyCold Cases
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IndieDefense DiariesBob MottaMGacy, murder, primary sources, courtroomAttorney for the John Wayne Gacy case kept the tape recordings of his interviews and then passed them down to his son.2021
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WonderyYThe Devil WithinMorganMmurder, do not recommend, true believerDo not recommend any of theseTerrible podcast from an otherwise great network. I did not think that this one was going to lean so hard into the satanic panic explaination.Yes12021
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NPRDigFSexual Assault, murder, courtroom, legal, police2019
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iHeartDisorganized CrimeRainbow ValentineFdrugs, crime, interviewsDaughter of a crime boss revists her childhood
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New Hampshire Public MediaDocumentJason MoonMCrime, legal, politics, drugs, police, courtroom, New HampshireI've only listened to the 3rd season so far. Very good, and very sadLong-form journalism about crime policy and law in New Hampshire. Same guy as Bear Brook podcast.4★★★★2020
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HLN/Warner MediaDown the HillBarbara McdonaldFmurder, unsolvedThe Delphi murdersYes2020
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WonderyDr. DeathLaura BeilFscam artists, medicine, medical malpracticeS1: Dr. Dunsch; S2: Dr. Fatwa; S3: Miracle Man4★★★★
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BBCEnd of DaysCultsDavid Koresh & Waco cult
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Treats MediaExit ScamCryptocurrency
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Podast OneFinal Days on EarthClaire St. LamantFunsolved, murderYes2021
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CBCFinding CleoConnie WalkerFMissing persons, First NationsOne story per season. They are both sad stories, but the second one has a relatively happy ending-er, well there's more closure at leastYes4★★★★
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Cadence13Gangster CapitalismScams, white collar crimeCovers one scandal per season.
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Panoply (now Megaphone)The GriftMaria KonnikovaFscams, con artistsYes2017
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WonderyGuruMatt StroudMScam artists, white collar crime, New AgeIt's about "The Secret" author
EDIT: Ok, not actually about the author. He narrated the Secret movie and is known via Oprah. Definitely a conman though, and the series is worth a listen.
Yes4★★★★2020
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IndieHeistMatt Unsworth & Simon BruynMMNon-murder, Comedy
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IndieHide and SeekJames Baysingermmurder, unsolved, amateurS1: disappearance of Nancy Moyer. S2: disappearance of Logan Schiednalman. S3: disappearance of Brittany Wallace
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Art19Hope In DarknessVenezuela, Wrongfully Accused
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Universal Studio GroupThe Followers: House of PrayerLeila Day and Beth KarasFFcults, murder, Christianity gone wrong, child abuseS1: I hope this woman burns in hell. S2: Crazy fuckin' Mormons! One thing I like about both of these seasons is that they start them off by telling you the perps are already in prison. Makes listening to what they did a bit easier.S1: Focuses on a Pentacostal-adjacent cult run, oddly enough, by a black woman S2: Woman who murdered her kids due to possible religious extremism.Yes4★★★★2021
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CBCYHunting WarheadDaemon FairlessMCSAM, sexual assault, internet, dark webThis one can be hard to listen to, but it's rivetingYes5★★★★★2019
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Podcast OneI Survived...nonmurder, interviewsCompanion to the A&E television show
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Podcast OneKiller GenesMelissa McCarty & Kelly McLearinterviews, murder, unsolvedFocuses on interviews with experts, other journalists, directors, and others adjacent to true crime2020
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WonderyKiller PsycheCandice DelongFFBI, psychologyThe first episode covers the Unabomber case, which she was part of and she talks about arresting Ted Kaczynski. Very good podcast!Former FBI profiler talks about one crime per episode5★★★★★2021
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CBCKuper IslandDuncan McCueMCanadian, non-murder, abuse, minorsStory of several students who attended one of Canada's residential schoolsYes2022
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Podcast OneThe Last Hours of...Dr. Michael HunterMnot just crimeGoes over the last hours of famous people, and covers what may sometimes be the controversy behind their demise
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WBURLast SeenNon-murder
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IndieYLet's Talk About SectsSarah SteelFCults, serious, relaxingHer voice is actually really relaxing4★★★★2019
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WonderyMan in the Window: The Golden State KillerPaige St. JohnFserial killer, single topicThis one's a bit intenseYes2019
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BBCThe Missing Crypto QueenUganda, unsolved
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iHeartMissing in AlaskaMissing person
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iHeartThe MissionaryRajiv Golla, Halima Gikandi and Malcolm BurnleyMFMAfrica, scam artists, medicine, UgandaAbout Renee Bach, who posed as a doctor and founded a scam malnutrition program in UgandaYes2020
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IndieMob QueensJessica Bendinger, Michael SeligmanMForganized crime, history, women in crimeMob queen Anna GenoveseYes3★★★
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IndieMusic City 911BrandonMcrime, primary sources, nonmurderA veteran 911 dispatcher listens to 911 calls from Nashville
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CBCThe Next CallDavid RidgenMcrime, Canadian, phone callsStarted during COVID, most of the investigations are conducted over the phone. Each season about a different story.2021
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Arc Light MediaObscura: A True Crime PodcastJustin S. DrownMcrime, single narratorThis one reminds me of Casefile in the way the narration is done4★★★★
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WonderyOver My Dead BodyEach season about a different story
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KT StudiosThe Piketon MassacreAnonymousmass murder, murderAbout the Piketon family murder in Ohio, 2016Yes
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KYCIRNThe Pope's Long ConJacob Ryan & R.G. DunlopMMScam artists, Christianity gone wrongNot the actual Pope. Some guy from Kentucky. I feel like this one is mostly going to be interesting to folks in Kentucky, since he will be personally affecting them there and hasn't done much outside of the state. Just listening to the guy talk, though, should tip just about anyone off that he's full of shit.Yes2★★2017
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Podcast OneThe ProsecutorsAlice & BrettFMTrue crime commentary by a couple of prosecutors
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iHeart RadioQueen of the Con: The Irish HeiressJohnathan WaltonMMScam artists2021
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Podcast OneReasonable DoubtMark Geragos & Adam Corollalegal, courtroomDiscussions of current legal cases; newest episodes are locked behind a paywall but I assume they get released later
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AudiochuckRed CollarCatharine TownsendFMurder, white collar crimeWhite collar crimes gone wrong
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Historica CanadaResidential SchoolsShaneen Robinson-DesjarlaisCanadian, child abuse, indigenous culturesVery short, looks likeAbout Canada's history of residential schools. Part of a government program to raise awareness about these tragediesYes
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CBCSanctionedCanadian, Business
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WonderyYThe Shrink Next DoorJoe NoceraMScam artists, non-murderIt's a short series, the interviews at the end are ok but not necessaryAbusive money-grubbing PsyciatristYes4★★★★2019
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Exclave MediaThe Sicario EffectAssasins, Organized Crime
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CBCNSomeone Knows SomethingDavid RidgenMCold cases, murder, non-murderFor some reason this one just makes me feel sorry for the families of the victims. None of these has been solved as a result of the podcast as fas I know.2★★2016
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Neon HumYSmoke ScreenVariousScam artistsEach season features a different person3★★★
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Tenderfoot TVYSwornPhillip HollowayMlegal, murder, courtroom
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IndieYTapes from the DarksideTZ BordenMmurder, unsolved, missing personOne crime per season; features a ton of primary sources4★★★★2020
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CBCThe Band Played OnSexual Assault
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BBCThe Lazarus HeistNorth Korea, internet
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NBCNThe Thing About PamKeith MorrisonMMurder, falsely accused, DatelineAll of themDear gods this one is wild. I was glued to my earbuds.Yes5★★★★★2019
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Canada LandThunder BayCanadian, Criminal Justice
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Podcast OneTrue Crime All the Time: UnsolvedMike Ferguson & Mike GibsonMMunsolved, cold cases
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CBCYUncoverVariousCanadian, sexual assault, murder, cults, scam artists, airline bombing, satanic panic, child predatorSeason 9: Evil By Design. Season 8: Brainwashed. Season 7: Dead Wrong. Season 6: Satanic Panic. Season 5: Sharmini. Season 4: The Cat Lady Case. Season 3: The Village. Season 2: Bomb on Board. Season 1: Escaping NXIVM.5★★★★★2018
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Podcast OneUnderworldDanny Gold & Sean Williamsorganized crime
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Witness DocsYUnfinishedVariousmurder, mormonism, racial crimes, religious extremismSeason 1 is about the lynching of Isodore Banks, S2 is about Warren Jeffs compound5★★★★★
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Tenderfoot TVYUp and VanishedPayne LindseyMmurder, mystery, legal, cold cases5★★★★★
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StitcherNVerified: Prescription Denied??FMedicine, medical industry, white collar crimeThis one made me legit madYes4★★★★
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IDWhat the Crime?!Comedy, wierd, nonmurderFocuses on wierd and unusual crimesYes2015
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Podcast OneWhere Are The Bodies BuriedPhil ChalmersMmurderTrue crimes told by a serial killer profiler
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The AustralianWho The Hell is Hamish?Greg BearupMScam artist, Australian, nonmurderEveryone's raving about this one, but it didn't grip me the way I thought it would. I felt they jumped right into the middle of the story instead of building it from the beginning.Yes3★★★2021
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Campside MediaWitnessed: BorderlandsDrugs
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Your Own BackyardChris LambertMcold cases, murder, small townFolks on the TrueCrimePodcast subreddit said this one's pretty good. Amateur podcaster revisits a cold case in his hometown, apparently causing some movement after yearsYes2019
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Podcast OneBad Bad ThingBarbara SchroederFMental health, suicide, found footageMentally unstable woman obsessively records her cheating husband2021
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Universal Studio GroupClose to DeathUtkarsh AmbudkarMinterviews, jobsInterviews with people who work close to death
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SlateYDaily FeedVariousgeneral, current events, special interestAggregate feed; choose according to your own interestsA mix of Slate's different podcasts. I've found some good ones this way.3★★★
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Drabblecastfiction, short storiesFlash fiction in several different genres
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Podcast OneGoing Under: The Story of Tangier IslandUnited States, cities, cultureFocuses on a small island in Virginia that is currently being threatenedYes2018
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Podcast OneFederal InsightsUnited States, federal, current eventsNews for federal employees and contractors
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FreakonomicsNFreakonomics RadioSteven J. DubnerMeconomics, business, moneyThis one has been going for forever5★★★★★2010
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Jim HaroldJim Harold's CampfireJim HaroldMtrue believer, conversational, spooky, paranormalPeople call in with their spooky stories. Sounds light-hearted and interesting2009
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IndieMartyrMade PodcastsDarryl CooperMEducational, history, politicsDeep long-form dives into different subjects. Multiple separate podcasts by the same person.
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iHeartYMegacorpJake HanrahanMbusiness, economics, crimeStill too early to tell at this pointInvestigating the world's worst corporations. First season covers Amazon3★★★
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Podcast OneOn DODJared SerbuMmilitary, DOD, federal, United States, interviewsVarious topics about the Department of Defense
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RadiotopiaYPassenger ListKelly Marie TranFfiction, missing personSeason 1 is great. Season 2 is mehAn airplane goes down under mysterious circumstances, and the sister of one of the victims investigates the causeYes4★★★★
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NPRNPlanet MoneyVariousbusiness, economics, money, newsTons of episodes. I've been listening to this one for forever.4★★★★
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PRXYRevealAl LetsonMCurrent events, journalismInvestigative journalism into different topics related to current events. A lot of it covers race-relevant topics3★★★
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WYNCNRadiolabVariousscience, educational4★★★★
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SlateYSlow BurnVariouspolitics, history, social problemsThey're all good. S1 and S2 I enjoyed the mostSeason 1: Watergate, S2: Clinton Impeachment, S3: Biggie & Tupac, S4: David Duke, S5: Irag War, S6: L.A. Riots
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Snap JudgementSnap JudgementGeneral, journalism
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IndieSomething Was WrongTiffany ReeseFabuse, victims, long formVictims of abusive relationships tell their stories and how they got out2019
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How Stuff WorksNStuff to Blow Your MindRobert Lamb & Joe McCormickMMGeneral, pop culture, science, mythologyLots of topics; I jump around in this one a lot3★★★2010
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The EconomistNThe EconomistMBusiness, current events3★★★
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Thinking SidewaysGeneral, cryptids, mystery
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WonderyThis is Actually HappeningWhit MissildineMinterviews, crime, nonfiction, thrillerlooks like some may be behind a paywall. Stories run the gamut, so I usually hop around when listening to them.3★★★2013?
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IndieYTime SuckDan CummingsMGeneral, mystery, culture, historyLots of different topics. His delivery style can be off-putting but the info is generally great.4★★★★2016
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IndieYYou're Wrong AboutSarah Marshall & Michael Hobbes (left in later seasons)General, history, cultureEarly episodes are much better than later ones. I haven't yet listened since Mike left (still catching up).4★★★★2018
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IndieY372 Pages We'll Never Get BackConnor Lastowka & Mike NielsonMMbooks, so bad it's good, comedyReady Player One, Tekwar, The Forensic Certified Public Accountant... are my favoritesDone by the writers for RiffTrax4★★★★2017
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IndieNFinish it!Chris & Matt YuleMMbooks, series, comedyThe Space Vampires series, Deadwood city series, also make sure to listen to the audio novel Meanwhile: In the Cave Of TimeThis podcast is so dorky, and I will love it forever. One of my first faves.5★★★★★
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IndieYI don't even own a televisionJ. W. Friedman & Chris CollisionMMbooks, so bad it's good4★★★★
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Radio PublicTerrible Book ClubChris & ParisMFbooks, so bad it's good
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IndieNWorst Best SellersKate, Renata, BeccaFFFbooks, so bad it's good, bestsellers3★★★2014
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IndieNASMRAzlinAzlinFrambles, props, roleplay, repetitive4★★★★2021
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IndieNBluemind ASMRBluemindNrambles, props, LGBTQ5★★★★★2018
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IndieNEssential ASMRFRoleplay, ramblesVery quiet. Needs some balancing3★★★2019
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IndieNTales of ASMRLady O.Froleplay, fantasy, sci-fi4★★★★2021
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IndieNThe ASMR GardenMeliFrambles, reading4★★★★2018
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SOCIETY & CULTURE
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WonderyYThe Apology LineMarissa BridgeFAudio Clips, anonymous secrets, SeriousVery short, 6 episodesYes4★★★★2021
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IndieNAppalachian Monsters & MysteriesBelle & MileyFFMythology, ghosts, cryptozoology, relaxingI like to keep this on in the background while working3★★★2020
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Texas MonthlyBoom TownBusiness, Oil Industry
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CBCBoys Like MeEllen Chloë BatemanFextremeismIncel culture. An interesting look at incel culture and where it comes from. It juxtaposes the life of a mass shooter with someone with simliar characteristics who knew him and didn't turn out the same way.Yes4★★★★
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Charles SchwabNChoiceologyKaty MilkmanFpsychology, self improvementThere are a lot of plugs for the investment firm, but the topics are interesting3★★★
243
Podcast OneColorsrace, interiews, racismInterviews with people of color about growing up in America
244
IndieCult PodcastPaige, Armando & AndreaFFMcults. Christianity gone wrong. fundamentalism"A podcast about cults"
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SlateYDecoder RingWilla Paskinculture, memes,Laughbox, Truck nutz, The Karen"Cracking cultural mysteries"4★★★★2018
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WNYCDolly Parton's AmericaMusic, biography
247
SticherNThe DreamJane MarieFMLMs, WellnessFirst season is great; second season sucks??3★★★2018
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FatherlyNFinding FredCarvell WallaceMbiographyA retrospective about Fred RogersYes4★★★★
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Somethin ElseNFringe Network: Alien StateMJ BaniasMTrue believer, UFOs, interviewsThe narrator's voice initially got on my nerves, but I've started to think of him as a true-believer version of Fearful Jesuit, so now I love it.A look at the history of the U.S. Government's involvement in UFO activity in light of the Pentagon's recent declassified documents. It's an interesting look into how mainstream belief in UFOS is, even if I don't agree with all their conclusions.Yes4★★★★
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Gateway: Teal SwanSelf help, gurus, cults
251
Ghost ChurchJamie LoftusFspiritualism, religion, United States, historyHistory of American Spiritualism, as a religious movement separate from the New Age movement. I didn't realize this was its own church and everything until I listened to this one! Also, the music is amazing!Yes4★★★★
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Witness DocsNHeaven's GateGlyn WashingtonMcults, suicide, historyVery good, even-handed look at the Heaven's Gate cult. Lots of interviews with former members who survived.4★★★★
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Horsemen FiveAnonymousConspiracies, occult, mystery
254
BBCLives Less OrdinaryEmily Webb, Mobeen Azhar and Jo FidgenFMFInterviews, personal storiesAmazing personal stories from around the world
255
New York TimesNice White ParentsChana Joff-WhiteFrace, New York, class divisions, educationThe 60-year relationship between white parents and the public school down the block.Yes5★★★★★
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Indie?Maintenance PhaseMichael Hobbes & Aubrey GordonMFjunk science, health, weight lossDebunking junk science behind nutrition and health
257
WBEZMakingPop Culture, BiographyEach season focuses on one person
258
Mind TheaterTelevision, Film, Culture
259
TopicMissing Richard SimmonsDan TaberskiMBiography, missing personOne of the first I listened to. This one has fallen out of favor in recent years for being too unconerned with privacyYes4★★★★
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GimletMogulMusic, Hip Hop
261
SpotifyMy Year in MensaJamie LoftusFculture, sexismYes
262
Off ShoreJessica Terrell & Ku‘u KauanoeFFHawaiiStories about Hawaii
263
Maximum FunYOh no! Ross and CarrieRoss Blocher & Carrie PoppyMFScams, pseudoscience"We look into the pseudo-science so that you don't have to"4★★★★2014
264
WonderyYOperatorTina HornFSex workHistory of the phone sex industryYes4★★★★2021
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Starburns AudioProfiles in EccentricityJohn Fahy, Aaron Pita, and Matt BrousseauMMMInterviews, counter-culture"A show about wierdos!"
266
StitcherRooflesshomelessness, interviews2017
267
LA TimesRoom 20Non-murder mystery
268
TopicRunning from COPSTelevision
269
EarwolfYScam GoddessLaci MosleyComedy, scam artists5★★★★★2019
270
IndieYScamWowCaitlin Brodnick & Sue SmithFFComedy, scam artists, way too talkative, do not recommendNoThis is the MFM of scam podcasts. I got tired of listening to 30+ min of these girls' personal lives before they summarized a Wikipedia article or whatever else showed up on the first page of Google12018
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CBCSlumtownCanadian
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Serial, This American LifeYS-TownBrian ReedMSuicide, small townYes5★★★★★2017
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SuperwierdBenjamin Tynan, Dexter DuranMMChristianity, so bad it's good, Reviews of children's Christian media
274
Tortoise MediaSweet BobbyScams, Scam artistLong, drawn out catfishing scam
275
CumulusNThe Baron of BotoxJustine HarmanFbiography, fashion, style industry, medicine, suicideAbout Dr. Fredric Brandt. He was an interesting person, and despite the podcast's inclination to paint him as a freak, it's mostly just a sad story.Yes3★★★2020
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USA TodayThe CityUnited StatesEach season focuses on a different city
277
The New York TimesNThe Jungle PrinceEllen BarryFIndia, Mystery, mental healthYes5★★★★★
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Witness DocsYToxic: The Britney Spears StoryTess Barker & Babs GreyFFBritney Spears, legalAbout Britney Spears' conservatorship5★★★★★2021
279
IndieWas I in a Cult?Tyler Measom & Liz IacuzziMFCults2021
280
WonderyWeCrashedBusinessAbout the WeWork scandal
281
CBCWhite Hot HateNeo-nazis
282
FoxtopusWild ThingCulture, cryptids
283
Crooked MediaWind of ChangeConspiracy, CIAThat one about the CIA writing pop songs
284
The NarwhalUndercurrent Bear 148Conservationism
285
IndieYard SaleLuz FlemingMCounter-culture, interviewsStories from people who live on the fringes of society, places that are often overlooked2021
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HISTORY
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New York Times1619Slavery, United States
289
BBC13 minutes to the moonNASA
290
IndieAstonishing LegendsScott Philbrock & Forrest BurgessMMLegends, history, science
291
MSNBCBag ManRachel MaddowFUnited States, Presidents
292
All Things ComedyThe DollopDave Anthony & Gareth ReynoldsMMAmerican, historyEach episode covers a different topic4★★★★2014
293
Following HarrietHistory, SlaveryHistory of Harriet Tubman's life
294
iHeartIt's Probably (Not) Aliens!Tristan Johnson & Scott Niswander MMHistory, Ancient History, conspiraciesDebunking Ancient Aliens while talking about History
295
The History of English PodcastHistory, language
296
The Maniculumhistory, medievalMedieval history
297
Podcast OneOur Fake HistoryHistory of myths
298
Washington PostRetropodMike RosenwaldMhistory, various, deep diveEach episode goes over a different topic2019
299
GimletUncivilCivil war, slavery
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SCIENCE & PHILOSOPHY
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IndieAstronomy CastFrasier Cain & Dr. Pamela L. GayAstronomy, Space
303
Three Uncanny FourBiohacked: Family SecretsT.J. RaphaelFGenetics, MedicineLooks at the start of genetics as a business, first few episodes talk to sperm donor children and how services like 23andMe are changing what people know about themselves.2022
304
Give Them An ArgumentPhilosophy, leftist
305
HermitixPhilosophy, hermeticismSays it covers "wierd philosophy" and fringe topics.
306
NPRHidden BrainShankar VedantamM Psychology, social sciences2017
307
NonprofitHistory of Philosophy Without Any GapsPeter AdamsonMPhilosophy, history, world historyVERY Comprehensive. On the website you can sort by continent.2018
308
GimletHow to Save A PlanetAlex BlumbergMConservationism, climate change2020
309
Mindscape PodcastPhilosophy, current topics, guests
310
IndieOmega TauMarkus Völter works & Nora LudewigMFEngineering, science, interviews, aviation, space, GermanAlternates between English & German episodes2008
311
Patient ZeroMedicine
312
`The PanscycastPhilosophy
313
The Planetary SocietyPlanetary RadioMat KaplanAstronomy, Space, Planets
314
Philosophize This!Philosophy, history
315
Maximum FunSawbonesJustin & Dr. Sydnee McElroyMFMedicine, pathology
316
The Secret History of Western EsotericismPhilosophy, history, esotericism
317
ThresholdThreshold: The RefugeAlaska, conservationism
318
Waking CosmosAdrian David NelsonMPhilosophy, consciousness
319
What's Left of PhilosophyPhilosophy, socialism
320
Prarie Public RadioWhy?Jack Russell WeinsteinM?Philosophy, discussionEpisodes vary widely in subject. Host discusses a different subject with his guest every time
321
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COMEDY
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IndieYBeach too sandy, Water too wetChristine and AlexanderMFamazon, products, comedyDramatic readings of Amazon (and other marketplaces) product reviews5★★★★★2018
324
IndieConversations with People Who Hate MeDylan MarronMcomedy, internet culture, interviewsGuy calls up people who left him nasty comments on YouTube and talks to them.2017
325
AudioboomDark Air with Terry CarnationTerry CarnationMComedy, fiction, serial2021
326
Maximum FunDead Pilots SocietyAndrew Reich & Ben BlackerMMRe-enacting TV show pilots that never made it2016
327
Starburns audioDumb People TownDaniel Van Kirk, Randy Sklar, and Jason SklarMMMComedy, newsDumb news. A group of comedians--very funny and ighthearted!
328
Maximum FunJudge John HodgemanJohn HodgemanMComedyJohn Hodgeman becomes the arbiter in extremely petty disputes2010
329
Night Vale PresentsYPounded in the butt by my own podcastChuck TingleMComedy, "erotic"Abandoned
330
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RELIGIONNote: The "Religion" category also includes anti-religious podcasts
332
YAeon Byte Gnostic RadioMiguelMGnositicism, Occult, PaganThis one has been going for a while. Interesting stuff, and they always have a wide variety of different types of guests.4★★★★
333
IndieYChristian RightcastJeff Eaton & Kristin RawlsMFExtremeism, ChristianityAwesome, but they only post once every few months or so. They talk about where Christian extremism got started and the history of the movement since5★★★★★
334
NDown at the CrossroadsChris OrapelloMPagan, musicLots of music interludes in this one3★★★
335
IndieNThe Fat Feminist WitchFWiccan4★★★★
336
YGod Awful MoviesNoah Lugeons, Heath Enwright, Eli BosnickMMMMovies, so bad it's good, Christianity gone wrongLots of profanity, but I do love this one4★★★★2015
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FrequencyNHeaven BentTara Jean StevensFChristianity, extremeismCovers Bethel. I was a bit disappointed by her conclusion (seemed like a cop out meant not to anger anyone)3★★★2020
338
IndieYLatter Day LesbianMary & ShellyFFLGBTQ, Mormonism, Anti, comedyIf you like these gals, there are a TOOOOON4★★★★2018
339
IndieYThe Modesty FilesJanna, Zoe, MillerFFFFuncamentalism, Duggars, IFBLPNot anti-religious, just anti-fundamentialism5★★★★★2020
340
Christianity TodayThe Rise and Fall of Mars HillChristianity, evangelicalism, Christianity gone wrong, Josh HarrisFollows the growth and death of Marc Driscoll's church\2021
341
YRune SoupGordon WhiteMPermaculture, OccultI don't agree with everything Gordon says, but he's always interesting4★★★★
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iHeartYScientology: Fair GameLeah Remini & Mike RinderMFScientologyGood, but I unsubscribed because the episodes are looooooong, and I often don't have the patience. Great info though.3★★★2020
343
NSeeking WitchcraftFWiccan, Gardnerian WitchcraftDoesn't post often. But good info3★★★
344
IndieYThat Witch LifeKonani, Courtney, & HilaryFFFWiccan, comedy4★★★★
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Podcast OneTrust MeLola Blanc & Meagan ElizabethFFcults, religious abuse, interviews
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LANGUAGE
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Coffee Berak LanguagesCoffee Break Spanish"Mark"MLanguage learning, Spanish, educationalS1 is for absolute beginners, S2 for intermediate, etc.These are about 20 min in length, short enough not to overload me but long enough to bite into during the dayYES4★★★★