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11 True Story Podcasts That Make Your Life Look Dull

4 months ago · "True-story podcasts are great for two reasons. First, the presenter often speaks from personal experience — whether they lived through or investigated a situation — making them that much more passionate. Also, these podcasts include the “that really happened” element, which can make the stories even more inspirational. Some may even chill you like these scary TV shows.Here are 11 of the best true-story podcasts available online."
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Mystery Show

By Gimlet
A new podcast about mysteries, hosted by Starlee Kine. From Gimlet.
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Case #6 Kotter

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Heavyweight

By Gimlet
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.
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Reply All

By Gimlet
"'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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Fresh Air

Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.
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John Prine

16 hours ago

This Is Actually Happening

By Whit Missildine
Through first person, short format storytelling with no commentary, This Is Actually Happening probes the chaotic interiors of the human experience as we find out what happens when everything changes. If you'd like to donate to the show, go to patreon.com/happening
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Futility Closet

By Greg Ross
Forgotten stories from the pages of history. Join us for surprising and curious tales from the past and challenge yourself with our lateral thinking puzzles.
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The Generation Why Podcast

By The Generation Why Podcast | Wondery
The Generation Why Podcast released its first episode in 2012 and pioneered the true crime genre in the podcasting world. Two friends, Aaron & Justin, break down theories and give their opinions on unsolved murders, controversies, mysteries and conspiracies.
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Someone Knows Something

By CBC Podcasts
Host David Ridgen joins victims’ family members as they investigate cold cases, tracking down leads, speaking to suspects and searching for answers. S1: Adrien McNaughton. S2: Sheryl Sheppard. S3: Dee & Moore. S4: Wayne Greavette.
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Actual Innocence

By Borrowed Equipment Pods
Actual Innocence is a podcast that brings awareness of wrongful conviction. Meet people who have been wrongfully convicted and those who have helped them. Giving a voice to those who were once robbed of their liberty brings us closer to reform and closer to freedom and justice for the wrongly accused.
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6: Seneca Malone

16 days ago

MISSING

By Tim Weaver
MISSING is an award-winning podcast series, selected as one of iTunes' Best Podcasts of 2015. Hosted by best-selling crime writer Tim Weaver, the show investigates the world of missing people – who disappears, why they disappear, the pressures of life on the run, and who tracks them down – and charts the progression of a missing persons search. We follow Tim as he meets with leading experts from the worlds of investigation, surveillance, data, forensics, psychology, and technology. Each we...
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Thinking Sideways Podcast

By Thinking Sideways Podcast
Devin, Joe and Steve have always been curious. Though they don’t have any formal education to guide them, they sit down every week to discuss unsolved mysteries of all kinds: weird noises, strange website and horrific suicides that look a lot like murders. They take a skeptical approach, but never discount the truly odd nature of the world.
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