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82 New Podcast Subscriptions for Audible Feast

Here are the newest podcasts I’ve subscribed to since the last time I updated the list in February, and a little bit about what each one is about (from their websites if available). These aren’t all new shows-just new to me! Maybe you’ll find something here that piques your interest! Note to self: don’t wait so long to update the list! 🙂

  1. Ear Hustle (Radiotopia): “The podcast is a partnership between Earlonne Woods and Antwan Williams, currently incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, and Nigel Poor, a Bay Area artist. The team works in San Quentin’s media lab to produce stories that are sometimes difficult, often funny and always honest, offering a nuanced view of people living within the American prison system.”
  2. Israel Story (independent): “Israelis, we all know, are a nation of storytellers. So in many ways our task was an easy one – to shine a spotlight on the little (and big!) dramas that comprise Israeli life. Our primary goal is to tell the story of a different, diverse Israel: To amplify voices that are rarely heard on the mainstream media, to showcase and celebrate the plurality of local communities and traditions. By bringing you multi-faceted narratives on thought-provoking themes, Israel Story aims to become a refreshing alternative. We don’t want to talk about Bibi, Lapid or Bennett. We’re kind of tired about hearing about the threat of the Iranian bomb or the Security Council resolutions. Instead, we hope to present a cross-section of ‘Israeliness,’ entering communities that are typically sidelined and silenced, and to tell stories that are not aired anywhere else: These are the stories you’d tell a friend over a plate of hummus on a Friday afternoon, the stories you’d share with your partner at the end of the day – Everyday stories, told by, and about, regular Israelis.”
  3. It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders (NPR): “‘It’s been a minute’ is another way of saying ‘let’s catch up.’ Host Sam Sanders does just that every Friday with two guests in a conversation about the news, culture, and everything. Not just what happened each week, but how it felt. Plus, Tuesday deep dives — conversations with one guest, or on one topic. The world is complicated and people are, too — and sometimes you just need to talk it out.”
  4. Hope Chest (independent): “A new audio essay podcast by Stacia Brown.”
  5. Latino USA (NPR, Futuro Media Group): “NPR’s Latino USA with Maria Hinojosa, produced by the Futuro Media Group, is the longest running Latino-focused program on U.S. public media.”
  6. Bronzeville (Audio HQ): “Starring Laurence Fishburne, Larenz Tate and Tika Sumpter, and written by Academy Award(r) and BAFTA nominee Josh Olson (“A History of Violence”), BRONZEVILLE will chronicle the lives of players in the lottery games while illuminating the self-sustainability of the community’s African American residents.”
  7. In Sight (independent): “Unsolved and unresolved crimes, missing persons, possible wrongful convictions, forgotten history and any other baffling mystery that takes our interest. Our goal is to give you the facts, throw in some theories, a spoonful of rabbit hole ideas and mix them all together to give you our hour (ish) long format of conversation and discussion.”
  8. Soonish (independent): “Soonish is a podcast about the future: How we think and talk about it, what we can do to shape it, and why our best forecasts—and our worst fears—are usually wrong.”
  9. The Doc Project from CBC Radio (CBC): “The Doc Project showcases the best new radio documentaries from across Canada and around the world. We like docs that break the rules; stories that transport listeners to unexpected places or allow you to eavesdrop on someone else’s life.”
  10. Hi-Phi Nation (independent): “Hi-Phi Nation is the first sound and story-driven show about philosophy, weaving philosophy with narrative storytelling, investigative journalism, and sound design. The first season is produced out of Duke University on the Humanities Writ-Large Fellowship by Barry Lam.
  11. With Friends Like These (Crooked Media): “Ana Marie Cox, political columnist and culture critic, sits down with liberals and conservatives, pastors, writers, activists, and other people you should know for an open, funny, in-depth conversation about what divides us – a show about listening instead of arguing.”
  12. Off Camera with Sam Jones (independent): “Off Camera is a website, magazine, television show, and podcast. Off Camera is hosted by director/photographer Sam Jones, who created the show out of his passion for the long form conversational interview, and as a way to share his conversations with a myriad of artists, actors, musicians, directors, skateboarders, photographers, and writers that pique his interest. Because the best conversations happen Off Camera.”
  13. The Untold (BBC): “Grace Dent presents a series documenting the untold dramas of 21st-century Britain.”
  14. Probably True Podcast (independent): “Probably True is an award-winning slightly filthy storytelling project tackling LGBT issues in a fun and engaging way. Much like its author, it is a smutty-but-charming collection of personal adventures.”
  15. Between Us Girls (independent): “Join friends Michel, Sharonda, Danielle, and Jenn for a raw and unfiltered look into the conversations shared between us girls! Did I mention there’s wine??? Pour up a drink and listen to these gems dropped weekly!”
  16. The 90s TV Hour Podcast (independent): “Your one stop shop for all 90s TV nostalgia! Each week Jenny and her friends pick two episodes of 90s shows to review and reminisce about.”
  17. Already Gone Podcast (independent): “Sharing stories of the missing, the lost, the mysterious and the murdered.”
  18. The Conspirators Podcast (independent): “The Conspirators is a weekly podcast about strange true tales from history. Each episode examines a different dark story about unexplained mysteries, conspiracies, tragic events and strange places, and they’re all true. New episodes are released every Monday. Your host, Nate Hale, is the pseudonym for a writer and producer with a deep love for all things strange and mysterious.”
  19. WTK: Encore (Uncover Studios): “We The Kings is partnering with Uncover to create WTK: Encore, an exciting original podcast series. The podcast explores what life is really like in a rock band. Listeners are treated to behind-the-scenes access, stories, and interviews from each of the band members.”
  20. The Karen & Ellen Letters (Our Americana Podcast Network): “The Karen & Ellen Letters are found correspondence between two teenage girls and their landlord, over a three year period, from the 1980s. This podcast is the reading of those letters and a re-telling of the host’s journey to validate their authenticity.”
  21. Our Americana (Our Americana Podcast Network): “Our Americana is a podcast that explores unique small towns across America and examines the stories that impact, cultivate, and challenge community.”
  22. Varmints! (Blazing Caribou Studios): “The Varmints podcast is an education/comedy podcast that’s all about animals! And who better to teach you than two nerds named Paul and Donna? They aren’t exactly animal experts. More like animal enthusiasts. Anyway, every week they do a whole bunch of research to educate themselves and you the listener on all things that creep, crawl, slither, fly, hop and swim on this planet one animal at a time. It’s just like one of those fancy nature documentaries on PBS except without David Attenborough. Or any kind of expertise. Or fancy, polished production values by viewers like you. They might make tote bags someday, though.
  23. Human/Ordinary (Planet Broadcasting Network): “This podcast is an independent production by Sam Loy and features non-fiction stories exploring what it means to be human. Human/Ordinary is inspired by the believe that all people are equal in our normalcy and that each of us have extraordinary stories to tell.”
  24. This is Actually Happening (Misfit Radio): “First-person stories that explore what happens when everything changes.”
  25. Stoner (independent): “Creative people talk about their experiences with marijuana (and whatever else comes up.)”
  26. I Hate My Boss (Wondery): “Workplace Drama. Comedic Relief. Our workplace heroes Liz Dolan and Larry Seal will help you make the big decisions, better sort through the small stuff, and get more fulfillment from your work life. A fictional ad agency, Penn & Pencil, will serve as a comedic point of reference for listeners’ questions.”
  27. Party Politics (Houston Public Media): “A political podcast hosted by two political science professors, Brandon Rottinghaus from the University of Houston and Jay Aiyer from Texas Southern University. They’ll provide you with up-to-date politics and policy conversations for your next cocktail party and it’ll make you sound really smart!”
  28. Vinyl Soul (independent): “Vinyl Soul is a podcast & online community dedicated to the soundtrack of our lives. Host, Aiden G, is joined by a variety of guests each episode to talk music.”
  29. DC Diary (Goat Rodeo): “DC Diary is a live audio event in Washington, DC that began in Fall 2016. DC Diary is also a podcast launching with the Goat Rodeo network in Spring 2017. The premise of the project is simple: You bring a story to share, and we bring the microphones. DC Diary will be an ongoing project, spanning fall and winter, and everyone is invited to participate in an experimental journey exploring anonymous, public, shameless storytelling.”
  30. Your Story Here (Goat Rodeo): “The cashier at the coffee shop, the woman sharing your seat on the metro, the hard hat wearing guys tearing up the sidewalk. Do you ever wonder who they are? Like who they really are? Producer Lizzie Peabody brings us Your Story Here, a series of conversations with strangers, friends, and family, in which she peels back anonymity for a brief glimpse of the weird and wonderful layers that make us human.”
  31. Failure (Goat Rodeo): “Failure is a podcast about the side of life we don’t like to talk about: our missteps, mistakes, and misfortunes. This show explores how these sometimes embarrassing, always difficult moments shape us and reveal more about us than any success. Told through true stories and real voices, Failure talks about times when we fall flat on our faces. Consider this your podcast to embrace our shortcomings and laugh with our most universal experience, failing. Success is overrated.”
  32. Dispatches (Goat Rodeo): “Unsurprisingly, Dispatches is a podcast about storytelling. We believe that a good narrative has the power to unveil truths otherwise hidden. Dispatches was born from the mind of host Morgan Givens, a prolific storyteller and performer based in Washington DC. By exploring the intricacies of identity, culture, and the sometimes complicated nature of real human interaction, Dispatches combines the wonder of words and the power of meaning to transform the minds and spirits of everyone in the audiences.”
  33. Between the Liner Notes (Goat Rodeo): “Between the Liner Notes is an award winning documentary-style podcast about music, why it is the way it is and how it got to be that way. Each episode highlights a piece of lost, forgotten or obscured music history.”
  34. Goat Rodeo Variety Show (Goat Rodeo): A variety show from the Goat Rodeo network.
  35. Nancy (WNYC): “BFFs Kathy Tu and Tobin Low are super queer, super fun and ready to take over your podcast feed. Join them for provocative stories and frank conversations about the LGBTQ experience today. Because everyone’s a little bit gay…”
  36. The Conversation (BBC): “Success stories from two women from two cultures on the passions that have shaped their lives.”
  37. The Carolina Shout (independent): “The Carolina Shout is a podcast about ragtime, New Orleans jazz, Harlem stride piano, and swing. Ethan Uslan is the pianist and host who performs live from his living room and offers up fun commentary and stories about the music. Each episode is a short informal private concert just for you, with occasional special guests and experts. So if you are interested in a podcast about rip-roarin American piano music that’s funny, quirky, a little educational but not too much, here it is!”
  38. Ramblings (BBC): “Clare Balding joins notable and interesting people for a walk through the countryside.”
  39. A History of Jazz (independent): “Exploring jazz history, one record at a time.”
  40. Every Little Thing (Gimlet): “Turn over the rock, peek through the keyhole, go down the rabbit hole. There’s always more to it. A new show from Gimlet Media, hosted by Flora Lichtman.”
  41. Second Chances (independent): “Each week comedians ANT and Greg Baldwin talk to celebrities and normal folk about their second chance in life. Heroic, inspiring, often comedic true life stories from the people who are living them.”
  42. Still Here (Indigenously Media): “Modern stories of resilience, indigenously told.”
  43. Playdate with Sarah Jones (PRI): “Sarah and her many characters talk to fun guests about everything from creativity to the times we’re living in, and coming together across differences.”
  44. Love and Movies (independent): “We decided to start a podcast to tell our story. The idea is to have a way for our son to hear how we met, fell in love and stayed in love. We like the idea of him being able to hear it in our own words. A large part of our relationship has also been our love for movies, so each episode we’ll talk about one of the movies we love. We hope if you’ve stumbled on to this podcast that you enjoy our story too!”
  45. Whatever Happened to Pizza at McDonald’s? (independent): “This is a podcast about whatever happened to pizza at McDonald’s.”
  46. If I Were You (independent): “Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld offer up advice in areas they’re qualified to talk about. Also in areas they’re not qualified to talk about.”
  47. Jules and James (independent): “Jules & James is more than a podcast; we’re going to create a fully immersive, multimedia production that extends across platforms. In addition to the podcast, we’re going to build out identities for the characters that can be followed online. Listeners will be able to peek into the lives of the characters and interact with them, as well. As the story progresses, we’ll shift the characters from voices over the phone to in-person meetings with London and Paris as the backdrop for an on-going tale winding it’s way through reality.”
  48. Worst Meatball Sandwich Ever (PodcastDetroit): “Being friends for so long and eating out as much as we do, we get enjoyment out of reading 1-star Yelp reviews outloud when we dine. Seeing how much enjoyment it brought us, we figured we would bring our stylings to a podcast format. What’s the worst thing that could happen, right?”
  49. Sight Unseen (Wondery): “Amanda Houston is a beautiful, popular High School student. An amateur surfing champion and model she has the world at her feet until she loses her sight in a tragic car accident. As she tries to cope with this drastic change in her life, she experiences unexpected psychic powers and a mysterious visitor comes to be her guide on the journey through her new world.”
  50. The United States of Anxiety (WNYC): “We profile culture warriors, past and present, who have influenced debates over race, religion, science, sexuality, gender and more. And we’re asking, what are you willing to fight for?”
  51. Undiscovered (independent): “Undiscovered is a new podcast about the left turns and lucky breaks that make science REALLY happen.”
  52. Wow in the World (NPR): “Wow in the World is a new way for families to connect, look up and discover the wonders in the world around them.  It’s the first program produced by Tinkercast. It is distributed by NPR and will mark the first children’s program the public radio network has launched in its 47-year history. Every episode of Wow in the World, hosts Guy and Mindy guide curious kids and their grown-ups away from their screens, inside their brains, out into space, and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology.”
  53. The Competition (independent): “We all have a competitive side, and The Competition wants to capture it. The show will follow the ups and downs of a competition — from the countless hours of practice, to the heartbreak of losing — until there is only one contestant standing. The first season will cover the most prestigious piano competition in the world – The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas.”
  54. The Trail Went Cold (independent): “Robin Warder is an aspiring screenwriter who also loves to write about unsolved mysteries and true crime. Thus far, I have published over 100 articles for both Cracked and Listverse. Many of the cases I’ve covered in those articles will be analyzed on The Trail Went Cold.”
  55. Ponzi Supernova (Audible): “Ponzi Supernova is an original audio series that profiles Bernie Madoff, the Wall Street financier sent to prison for orchestrating the largest Ponzi scheme in history. The series, hosted by journalist Steve Fishman, includes hours of unheard conversations with Madoff behind bars, as well as interviews with law enforcement and the victims.”
  56. Science Solved It (Vice): “A deep dive into the world’s greatest mysteries that were solved by science. Brought to you by Motherboard and staff writer Kaleigh Rogers.”
  57. Radio North (independent): “Stories from Minnesota and surrounding lands — of the people and places that call the North home.”
  58. Podcast Brunch Club (independent): “Check out the very meta Podcast Brunch Club podcast! As you know, every month we send out a thematic listening list and then chapters meet in person to discuss. Well, the PBC podcast is a miniature version of that discussion. Every month, Adela, the founder of PBC, will invite a guest onto the podcast to discuss that month’s listening list.”
  59. Off the Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe (Podcast One): “Ready to shake things up? Kaitlyn Bristowe is creating a space where girls (and gents) can feel empowered to be themselves… because there’s more to life than Instagram, right? Kaitlyn isn’t afraid to keep it real as she talks with some of the biggest names in Hollywood! Get ready for lots of laughs, candid convo, taboo topics, unfiltered advice, and wine… lots of wine!”
  60. Happier with Gretchen Rubin (Panoply): “Gretchen Rubin is HAPPIER, and she wants you to be happier too. The #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before gets more personal than ever as she brings her practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits to this lively, thought-provoking podcast. Gretchen’s cohost and guinea pig is her younger sister, Elizabeth Craft, a TV writer and producer living in Los Angeles, who (lovingly) refers to Gretchen as her happiness bully.”
  61. Unbreak My Chart (Audioboom): “The podcast that tapes the Top 10 and talks about it at school the next day, hosted by Fraser McAlpine and Laura Snapes.”
  62. Cross Examined Life (independent): “Cross Examined Life is the weekly audio program that improves the way we disagree with one another. In each episode, a guest advances and defends a controversial position on a social, economic, religious, political or ethical issue. The guest is then cross examined by the show’s host, Chris Tatem. The Cross Examiner challenges, pokes, prods and tests the position his guest is defending. Listeners decide for themselves whether the guest’s position has withstood the challenge, or perhaps is lacking in some way and ought to be reevaluated. In the final recap, you’ll receive take away tips, summarizing the effective and ineffective strategies both sides used to advance their point.”
  63. The GravityBeard Podcast (independent): “GravityBeard is a variety show featuring great interviews, storytelling, and discussion relating to sports, entertainment, current news, daily life and more.”
  64. The Loving Project (independent): “On June 12, 1967, in the case of Loving v. Virginia, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that state laws prohibiting mixed-race marriages were unconstitutional. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the ruling, the Loving Project is documenting the experiences of couples whose marriages would have been illegal in some states prior to 1967. Our goal is to celebrate a landmark in civil rights but also to explore what it’s like to be part of a mixed-race marriage at this time in America’s history.”
  65. The Hilarious World of Depression (APM): “A show about clinical depression…with laughs? Well, yeah. Depression is an incredibly common and isolating disease experienced by millions, yet often stigmatized by society. The Hilarious World of Depression is a series of frank, moving, and, yes, funny conversations with top comedians who have dealt with this disease, hosted by veteran humorist and public radio host John Moe. Join guests such as Maria Bamford, Paul F. Tompkins, Andy Richter, and Jen Kirkman to learn how they’ve dealt with depression and managed to laugh along the way. If you have not met the disease personally, it’s almost certain that someone you know has, whether it’s a friend, family member, colleague, or neighbor. Depression is a vicious cycle of solitude and stigma that leaves people miserable and sometimes dead. Frankly, we’re not going to put up with that anymore. The Hilarious World of Depression is not medical treatment and should not be seen as a substitute for therapy or medication. But it is a chance to gain some insight, have a few laughs, and realize that people with depression are not alone and that together, we can all feel a bit better.”
  66. This is About (RadioNational): “Sometimes funny, sometimes dark. Always curious. Stories about why we do the things we do. Told by characters you won’t forget, our real-life protagonists aren’t famous (except when they are). This is About digs deep into issues that matter through the beautiful, awkward and dismal stuff that actually happens to people.”
  67. SSquared (independent): “The UK’s SHADIEST show! Two friends, Actor Sted and Corporate girl Accountant Sera, literally having a conversation about their eventful but different lives. They give their opinions on your favourite celebrities, world news & issues, tv shows, movies, music and many more interesting topics!…They crown the douchebag of the week, give deserving shoutouts and end you off with something positive! They promise to bring some laughter, joy and inspiration to your life all at the same time.Love it or hate it, they talk about it! It’s all about the laughs!”
  68. Convicted (independent): “In 1996 Richard Nicolas was accused of the murder of his two year old daughter. He was convicted and is now spending the rest of his natural life in prison. The thing is – what if he didn’t do it?”
  69. Omitted (independent): “Omitted is a weekly history podcast that explores the untold stories behind historic events we all thought we knew. We’ll spend a season at a time focusing on one historic moment in particular, delving into the details and hearing stories that are rarely told.”
  70. I Want it That Way (Bustle): “Each week on “I Want It That Way,” Bustle’s sex and relationships podcast, Lifestyle editor Kathryn Kattalia and associate Lifestyle editor Gabrielle Moss take on topics like cheating, sexual health myths, and how soon we’ll all be dating robots — along with interviews with top sex and dating experts ranging from doctors to professional pick-up artists.”
  71. 600 Second Saga (independent): “600 Second Saga is a weekly science fiction and fantasy podcast. Every week we feature an author and their vision of the fantastic, futuristic, and far-fetched. Each tale is an escape in less than ten minutes to a world of epic fantasy, cyberpunk, shifters, aliens, magic, and more.”
  72. All Songs Considered (NPR): Long running NPR staple about new music.
  73. Podcasts We Listen To (independent): “Every listener wonders about their favorite podcast hosts. Join Jeremy every Wednesday as he sits down with another host of the… Podcasts We Listen To Also, be sure to join the Facebook group!”
  74. Rabbits (independent): “When Carly Parker’s friend Yumiko goes missing under very mysterious circumstances, Carly’s search for her friend leads her headfirst into a ancient mysterious game known only as Rabbits. Soon Carly begins to suspect that Rabbits is much more than just a game, and that the key to understanding Rabbits, might be the key to the survival of our species, and the Universe, as we know it.”
  75. The Enthusiasm Enthusiast (independent): “Host Katie Ward is also an actor, writer, and mom. However, she’s also an intersectional feminist who’s easily excitable. On The Enthusiasm Enthusiast, Katie talks with the feminists influencing our politics, media, science, and culture. At the heart of every interview is the essential question, “What are you really enthusiastic about right now?””
  76. Cosby Unraveled (WHYY): “Comedian. Beloved television star. “America’s Dad.” Accused sexual predator. In June 2017, Bill Cosby faces a jury that will determine whether he’s guilty or not of drugging and sexually assaulting one of more than 60 women who have accused him of sexual misconduct. Cosby Unraveled, a podcast from WHYY, explores Cosby’s beginnings in the projects of North Philadelphia, the heights of his influence, and the causes of his downfall.”
  77. Gravy (independent): “Like all of the SFA’s work, Gravy shares stories of the changing American South through the foods we eat. Gravy showcases a South that is constantly evolving, accommodating new immigrants, adopting new traditions, and lovingly maintaining old ones. It uses food as a means to explore all of that, to dig into lesser-known corners of the region, complicate stereotypes, document new dynamics, and give voice to the unsung folk who grow, cook, and serve our daily meals. Gravy the print journal lands in the mailboxes of SFA members four times per year. Gravy the podcast releases a new episode every other week.”
  78. The Ben and Ashley I. Almost Famous Podcast (iHeart Radio): “Fan Favorite and one of the most popular Bachelor’s Ben Higgins and Ashley Iaconetti, the notorious crier from ABC’s Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise, will be covering everything relationships and breaking down the new season of the Bachelorette. They will include interviews with celebrities, past Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants, and interactions from their most loyal fans.”
  79. 74 Seconds (MPR): “In July 2016, officer Jeronimo Yanez shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop in a Twin Cities suburb. The world watched the aftermath, live on Facebook. Yanez was charged in Castile’s death. Jurors found him not guilty on all charges June 16.”
  80. Blinkist (independent): “The Blinkist Podcast makes big ideas personal. Your host, Ben, pushes past the usual talking points with authors, thought leaders, innovators, experts, entrepreneurs, and visionaries to find out how today’s biggest ideas really impact your daily life.Whether they’re in self improvement, entrepreneurship, motivation, psychology, or leadership, we go after the ideas that can help you live a little better everyday. Our mission is to find the people with the personal stories, knowledge of trends, and recent research to deliver that wisdom.”
  81. New Heads for New People (independent): “NEW HEADS FOR NEW PEOPLE IS A SHOW ABOUT SCIENCE IN CULTURE.WE TELL STORIES ABOUT ALL THE WAYS WE TALK ABOUT SCIENCE IN THE NEWS, MOVIES, POLITICS, AND HISTORY, AND HOW THAT SHAPES HOW WE THINK ABOUT AND DO SCIENCE.”
  82. The Turnaround with Jesse Thorn (Maximum Fun): “The Turnaround is a new show about our greatest living interviewers, hosted by Jesse Thorn and produced by Maximum Fun and Columbia Journalism Review. Featuring conversations with prominent interviewers about their careers and their craft, the show is a perfect resource for a new generation of storytellers and journalists. You’ll hear Jesse speak with Larry King, Terry Gross, Werner Herzog, Audie Cornish, and so many more!”
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