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27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

18 days ago · "Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time."
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The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson

By K Seabury
Join bestselling author Jon Ronson as he traces a very strange butterfly effect. A teen in Brussels had an idea – to make porn free and easy to stream online. The consequences of that idea are mysterious, delightful, surprising, and sad. This 7-part series takes you on a journey to places you’ll never expect.
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The Secret Room | True Stories

By Ben Hamm
An intimate journey into the hidden lives of ordinary people. Welcome to The Secret Room, a podcast about the true stories no one ever tells.
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62. Decorum

11 days ago

Museum Archipelago

By Ian Elsner
Each episode brings you to a different museum around the world, highlighting fundamental museum problems and introducing you to the people working to fix them. Museum Archipelago is never longer than 15 minutes.
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The Gender Knot

By The Gender Knot
“The show serves an important purpose: Encouraging men and women to enter a productive dialogue with one another” - Time Magazine’s top 50 podcasts. The ideas podcast where we untangle the new masculinity and femininity. Hosted by Nas, aka Nastaran Tavakoli-Far, and Jonathan Freeman. Website:
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Slow Burn: A Podcast About Watergate

You think you know the story, or maybe you don’t. But Watergate was stranger, wilder, and more exciting than you can imagine. What did it feel like to live through the scandal that brought down President Nixon? Find out on this eight-episode podcast miniseries hosted by Leon Neyfakh. This podcast is made possible by Slate Plus members, who get a full-length bonus episode every week. Find out more at
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The RFK Tapes

4 days ago

Ministry of Ideas

By Zachary Davis
A podcast about the ideas that shape our lives.
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Tomorrow, Today

7 days ago


By Rebecca Lee Douglas
A lighthearted podcast about mental health and mental illness
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Hilarious Humanitarians Podcast

By Deanna Silverman, LCSW & Frances Echeverria, LMFT
Welcome Friends! We are Deanna Silverman, LCSW and Frances Echeverria, LMFT and together we make up the Hilarious Humanitarians podcast. Working as psychotherapists in various settings, from the emergency department, and foster care system to marriage and family counseling and inpatient psych facilities, we aim to bring you two unique perspectives on everything from relationships, body image, parenting, to self-care and, mental health. You will hear everything from our raw, unfiltered opinion...
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By Cariad Lloyd
Funny people talking about death and grief, a podcast. Hosted by Cariad Lloyd.Podcast of the Year 2018.
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Ep. 42 Robin Ince

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Seek The Joy

By Sydney Weiss
Welcome to the Seek The Joy Podcast! I'm on a que…
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A Therapist Walks Into a Bar

By Lily Sloane
A Therapist Walk Into a Bar is a podcast that brings therapy to you. I am a San Francisco based psychotherapist who likes to get out of my office, grab my microphone, and find people in bars to chat with about the best and the worst of life. Help support the show at
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The Upside Down Podcast

By The Upside Down Podcast: A Stranger Things Podcast
A Stranger Things Podcast. (Listed as Buzzfeed's "1 of the 27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018!") Cast and crew interviews, set locations, and more! Dive into the podcast about Netflix's Stranger Things. Meet the hosts, two sisters Ash and Tori, as they share your obsession with the show, relive the 1980s, prepare to travel to set locations, talk to cast and crew, and attempt to unlock the curiosity door of the epic original series. Copyrighted to The Upside Down Podcast. :) ...
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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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The Bechdel Cast

By HowStuffWorks
The Bechdel Cast is a podcast about the portrayal of women in movies hosted by Caitlin Durante and Jamie Loftus.
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Rock Talk: A Guide to the Films of Dwayne Johnson

By Rock Talk
The Rock is a lot of things. 2016's highest paid actor. People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive". Fanny pack fashion icon. Future president? And now, he's the subject of a brand new podcast! Join Jordan and Charlie on their quest to find out why Dwayne Johnson is the most electrifying man in entertainment. They'll break down every one of his IMDB offerings in near-obsessive detail until they get to the bottom of it. Special episodes are planned to examine his Saturday Night Live appearances, g...
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Punch Up The Jam

By HeadGum
Miel Bredouw and Demi Adejuyigbe are comedians, writers, and best friends, with absolutely no qualifications to “fix” popular songs— but that won’t stop them from trying. PUNCH UP THE JAM is a show cataloguing their descent into madness as they review, rewrite, and remix all the hits you love to hate, or just love (until they ruin it for you.)
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Ethnically Ambiguous

By HowStuffWorks
A podcast about being brown in America hosted by two friends, an Iranian and a Syrian, telling you what's up.
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We Are In Crisis

4 days ago

Off Book: The Improvised Musical

By Earwolf and Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino
It takes years for a Broadway musical to hit the stage, but on OFF BOOK: The Improvised Musical, you get a brand new original musical every week! Each episode, Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino and a special guest create a new musical on the spot. Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found exclusively on Stitcher Premium, ad-free. Go to and use promo code EARWOLF for 1 month free (and $5 off the annual plan!).
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Brown About Town LDN

By Brown About Town LDN
Listed as one of '27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018' by Buzzfeed! Fortnightly, London based podcast by three Women of Colour in their twenties, sharing their stories. Join them as they navigate being woke (and broke) in the big smoke. Email: [email protected]
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Hip Hop Saved My Life with Romesh Ranganathan

By audioBoom
A comedy podcast about hip hop presented by award winning comedian Romesh Ranganathan Edited by James Torrance Produced by Mr Box Productions: (
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Bitter Brown Femmes

By Bitter Brown Femmes
Two Bitter Brown Femmes aim to dismantle -isms while running their mouths. Coming at you with critique and commentary of social justice, pop culture, and Latinx/Xicanx issues/cultura from a comedic lens. Support us at: Contact Us at: [email protected]
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The Europeans

By The Europeans / Anchor
Fed up with all the Trumpy news from the USA or the Brexit-y news from Britain? Well you've come to the right place. Each week we trawl the continent of Europe for the most interesting stories to cover and the most fascinating people to interview. This semi-serious, semi-silly, Brexit-free show, from a reporter in Paris and an opera singer in Amsterdam, will make you seem clever to friends and make you feel like you've got two NEW friends in Katy and Dominic. You probably didn't realise you n...
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June 12: Waxy smiles

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By Devon Handy and Sarah Lerner
Hellbent Podcast is a new twice weekly political news and commentary podcast by childhood friends Devon Handy and Sarah Lerner. They aim to bring a heavy intersectional feminist lens to the male-dominated political commentary space. They are funny, fierce, and unyielding. Their conversational style and penchant for swearing make Hellbent a fun, engaging way to discuss politics
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Proof to Product

By Katie Hunt, Founder of Tradeshow Bootcamp
Proof to Product takes you behind the scenes of growing a product-based business. Join us each week as TSBC alumni, speakers and friends share their successes, struggles and how they’ve made difficult but important transitions in their business to continue growing. You’ll gather inspiration, learn about new resources, and hear new ways of scaling your creative business. Proof to Product is brought to you by Tradeshow Bootcamp and hosted by founder, Katie Hunt. Since 2011, TSBC has worked wi...
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Deeper Than Work

By Dorianne St Fleur
Dorianne St Fleur is career strategist, certified coach, blogger, speaker with 10 years of experience as a HR professional. She is the creator of Your Career Girl - an online career coaching agency for women professionals. As a no-nonsense career & executive coach, she helps women tap into their divine purpose so they can grab hold of the careers they were meant to have. Her mission is to teach, inspire and help others find their career fulfillment. The Deeper than Work podcast teaches ...
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The Bestseller Experiment

By Mark Stay & Mark Desvaux
Could you write and publish a bestseller in one year?
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Journey To Launch : Personal Finance, Early Retirement & Business

By Jamila Souffrant- Investing, Finances, Budgeting, Wealth, Entrepreneurship, Early Retirement Explored
Jamila Souffrant is a Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI), blogger, podcast host and money coach. She is the founder of As a money expert who “walks her talk” she helps brave Journeyers; gain clarity around their finances and create an actionable plan to reach their goals. Her mission is to teach, inspire and help others reach Financial Freedom. The Journey To Launch podcast explores all aspects of reaching Financial Freedom; from increasing income, beco...
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