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10 best Podcasts of 2018 (so far)

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Caliphate

By The New York Times
In the war on terror, who is it that we’re really fighting? “Caliphate” follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The New York Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. New York Times subscribers can listen to new episodes early at nytimes.com/caliphate. This series includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence.Producer: Andy Mills; Reporters: Rukmini Callimachi and Andy Mills; Managing Producer: Larissa Anderson; Editors: Wendy Dorr and Larissa Anderson; Associa...
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The Habitat

By Gimlet
On a remote mountain in Hawaii, there's a fake planet Mars. Six volunteers are secluded in an imitation Mars habitat where they will work as imitation astronauts for one very real year. The goal: to help NASA understand what life might be like on the red planet—and plan for the day when the dress rehearsals are over, and we blast off for real. Host Lynn Levy has been chronicling this experiment from the moment the crew set foot in their habitat, communicating with them through audio diaries t...
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Atlanta Monster

By HowStuffWorks & Tenderfoot TV
From the producers of Up and Vanished and HowStuffWorks, Atlanta Monster aims to tell the true story of one of Atlanta’s darkest secrets, almost 40 years later.
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Live from CrimeCon

9 days ago

My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

By Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark
Lifelong fans of true crime stories Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark tell each other their favorite tales of murder and hear hometown crime stories from friends and fans.
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126 - Nice Office

3 days ago

Trump, Inc.

By WNYC Studios
He’s the President, yet we’re still trying to answer basic questions about how his business works: What deals are happening, who they’re happening with, and if the President and his family are keeping their promise to separate the Trump Organization from the Trump White House. "Trump, Inc." is a joint reporting project from WNYC Studios and ProPublica that digs deep into those questions. We’ll be laying out what we know, what we don’t, and how you can help us fill in the gaps. WNYC Studios is...
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Buffering the Vampire Slayer | A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Podcast

By Jenny Owen Youngs & Kristin Russo
Buffering the Vampire Slayer is a weekly podcast in which your hosts Jenny Owen Youngs (professional musician and recreational Whedonverse aficionado) and Kristin Russo (professional writer and former goth teen) discuss Buffy the Vampire Slayer, one episode at a time. Every installment of the podcast also includes a new original song recapping each glorious Buffy episode! *wolf howl*
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I’ll Be Gone In The Dark – The Podcast

By HarperAudio
The story behind the publication of I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, by Michelle McNamara, a masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer—the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade. Featuring interviews with the author, her husband, Patton Oswalt, and others who worked to publish the book: the L.A. Magazine editor who commissioned the first long-form article about the killer, Nancy Miller, her literary agent, Dan Greenberg, her book editor, Jen...
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Episode 3

3 months ago

Dear Franklin Jones

By Stitcher
Producer Jonathan Hirsch had a childhood much like yours -- except his family had a secret. They were followers of a controversial spiritual leader named Franklin Jones. To Jonathan’s parents, Franklin Jones was a god, but to people outside the group, Jones was a cult leader. Now, Jonathan is going back, trying to find out what happened -- and whether the group really did become a cult.
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Introducing ARRVLS

2 months ago

Making Obama

By WBEZ Chicago
Former President Barack Obama — along with key advisers, mentors, and rivals — tells the story of his climb from Chicago to the national stage. Season One of Making told the story of how Oprah built a media empire. Now, the story of how Chicago shaped the country's first African-American president.
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Late Night Whenever

By WNYC Studios
From the producers of 2 Dope Queens and Sooo Many White Guys comes Late Night Whenever, hosted by comedian Michelle Buteau. It’s Michelle in a chair, celebrity guests on a couch, and music director Rob Lewis at the keyboard. Plus: gut-busting monologues and audience surprises! Not for TV, but just as good.
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