Best True Stories podcasts — Where fact is more fascinating than fiction (Updated October 2017; image)
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This American Life
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This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.
 
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Snap Judgment
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Dramatic tales, killer beats and the edgiest new talent in storytelling come together for a weekly radio hour hosted by Glynn Washington.
 
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Serial
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Serial is a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial unfolds one story - a true story - over the course of a whole season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising twists and turns. Sarah won't know what happens at the end of the story until she gets there, not long before you get there with her. Each week she'll bring you the latest chapter, so it's important to listen in, starting with Episode 1. New episode ...
 
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the memory palace
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the memory palace
 
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The Moth
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Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of true stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating. Since 2008, The Moth podcast has featured many of our favorite stories told live on Moth stages around the country. For informa ...
 
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Criminal
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Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the "if it bleeds, it leads," kind of crime. Something a little more complex. Stories of people who've done wrong, been wronged, and/or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. We are a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
 
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Revisionist History
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Revisionist History is Malcolm Gladwell's journey through the overlooked and the misunderstood. Every episode re-examines something from the past—an event, a person, an idea, even a song—and asks whether we got it right the first time. From Panoply Media. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance.
 
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Death, Sex & Money
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A podcast hosted by Anna Sale about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. Email the show at deathsexmoney@wnyc.org.
 
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RISK!
Weekly
 
If you like The Moth, This American Life or Snap Judgment, take a walk on the wilder side with RISK! Your colorful host Kevin Allison (of the legendary comedy group The State) helms this surprisingly uncensored show where people tell jaw-dropping true stories they never thought they'd dare to share in public. RISK! is hilarious, heart-wrenching and remarkably real. Think you've heard it all? Fasten your seatbelt.
 
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Love + Radio
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Nick van der Kolk’s Love and Radio features in-depth, otherworldly-produced interviews with an eclectic range of subjects, from the seedy to the sublime. Get inside the mind of a rogue taxidermist. Find out what it’s like to experience a stroke firsthand. Or spend time with an artist who gives away her life savings every night. You’ve never heard anything like it before. Love+Radio is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
 
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The Mortified Podcast
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The Mortified Podcast is a storytelling series where adults share the embarrassing things they created as kids—diaries, letters, lyrics & beyond—in front of total strangers. PS: It totally likes you. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
 
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Modern Love
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Stories of love, loss and redemption.
 
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Mystery Show
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A podcast about mysteries, hosted by Starlee Kine. From Gimlet.
 
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Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People
 
1 phone call. 1 hour. No names. No holds barred. Thats the premise behind Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People, hosted by comedian Chris Gethard (the Chris Gethard Show, Broad City, This American Life, and one of Time Outs 10 best comedians of 2015). Every week, Chris opens the phone line to one anonymous caller, and he cant hang up first, no matter what. From shocking confessions and family secrets to philosophical discussions and shameless self-promotion, anything can and will happen! T ...
 
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StoryCorps
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Some podcasts cover politics, others pop culture — the StoryCorps podcast covers the human heart. At the center of each episode is a StoryCorps interview, a candid, unscripted conversation between two people about what's really important in life: love, loss, family, friendship. When the world seems out of hand, tune in to StoryCorps and be reminded of the things that matter most. Learn more at StoryCorps.org.
 
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Heavyweight
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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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The Lapse Storytelling Podcast
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See with your ears. The Lapse’s award-winning audio wonderment thrusts listeners headlong into true stories as they transpire. Whether trapped in a touring carnival, running a marathon across Antarctica, or accidentally joining a cult, experience stories as diverse as they are fascinating. Beautifully edited and rich in sound, this is The Lapse.
 
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Strangers
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From Lea Thau, Peabody award-winning producer and creator of The Moth Podcast and The Moth Radio Hour, comes her new storytelling baby, Strangers, part of KCRW’s Independent Producer Project. Each episode is an empathy shot in your arm, featuring true stories about the people we meet, the connections we make, the heartbreaks we suffer, the kindnesses we encounter, and those frightful moments when we discover that WE aren’t even who we thought we were. Strangers is a proud member of Radiotopi ...
 
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Outlook
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Extraordinary first person stories from around the world
 
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Radio Diaries
Monthly
 
First-person diaries, sound portraits, and hidden chapters of history from Peabody Award-winning producer Joe Richman and the Radio Diaries team. From teenagers to octogenarians, prisoners to prison guards, bra saleswomen to lighthouse keepers. The extraordinary stories of ordinary life. Radio Diaries is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm
 
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Undone
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When big news happens, the world tunes in and then moves on. But often the stories we thought were over haven’t really ended; they were the beginning of something else. Undone is a new show from Gimlet Media that digs up the surprising things that happened when we weren’t looking.
 
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Conversations
Daily
 
Spend an hour in someone else's life. 'Conversations with Richard Fidler' draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may have heard about, but never met.
 
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Dear Sugars
Weekly
 
The universe has good news for the lost, lonely and heartsick. The Sugars are here, speaking straight into your ears. Hosted by the original Sugars, Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond, the podcast fields all your questions — no matter how deep or dark — and offers radical empathy in return. Send your letters to dearsugars@nytimes.com.
 
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The Kitchen Sisters Present
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The Kitchen Sisters Present… Stories from the b-side of history. Lost recordings, hidden worlds, people possessed by a sound, a vision, a mission. The episodes tell deeply layered stories, lush with interviews, field recordings and music. From powerhouse producers The Kitchen Sisters (Hidden Kitchens, The Hidden World of Girls, The Sonic Memorial Project, Lost & Found Sound, Fugitive Waves and coming soon… The Keepers). “The Kitchen Sisters have done some of best radio stories ever broadcast ...
 
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The Secret Room | A True Stories Podcast
 
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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Ear Hustle
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Ear Hustle brings you stories of life inside prison, shared and produced by those living it. 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.
 
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Upvoted by Reddit
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Thousands of unique stories are happening on Reddit everyday, propelling people and ideas to an audience of millions. But what happens after those posts go up? What happened leading up to it? Upvoted gives these stories—from the seemingly ordinary to the extraordinary—the creative space to expand, breathe, and grow. Learn more by going beyond the upvote and see what makes Reddit so remarkable.
 
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Backseat Rider
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Journalist Anthony Ponce goes from the bright lights of a major news network to behind the wheel of a ride-share car, bringing you the real life stories of his passengers. From businessmen and baristas to strippers and students... hear the unique worldviews of people from all walks of life, as Anthony and his riders navigate the streets of Chicago. (interviews are recorded with full knowledge and consent).
 
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Tell The Bartender - A Storytelling Podcast
 
Tell The Bartender is a storytelling podcast hosted by Katharine Heller
 
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FOUND
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Have you ever found a note on the ground, maybe meant for someone else? Help Davy Rothbart solve these mysteries on the FOUND Podcast, where we explore personal stories of love, loss, hope, transformation and aspiration through the lens of lost and found notes --with the power of humor and music. You can see these notes, and more, on the FOUND App on iOS, and help us solve the mysteries behind them as part of a global community art project. New full episodes every other Wednesday, with updat ...
 
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UnFictional
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UnFictional is a program of storytellers and documentaries that cover the ground between the sophisticated and the profane. Audiences will hear captivating stories of real life told by writers and performers with a talent for tales that will suck you in. The program also features documentaries created by the most talented producers from around the country. UnFictional is one part of the Independent Producer Project , an initiative to cultivate and support the work of independent radio produc ...
 
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Life Changing Stories
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The Stories That Will Change Your Life
 
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Dirty John
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Debra Newell is a successful interior designer. She meets John Meehan, a handsome man who seems to check all the boxes: attentive, available, just back from a year in Iraq with Doctors Without Borders. But her family doesn’t like John, and they get entangled in an increasingly complex web of love, deception, forgiveness, denial, and ultimately, survival. Reported and hosted by Christopher Goffard from the L.A. Times.
 
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That Story Show – clean comedy
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Hilarious Real-life Stories for the Whole Family
 
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Home of the Brave
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Home of the Brave: new and old stories from "This American Life" contributor Scott Carrier.
 
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Simon Mayo's Confessions
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Simon Mayo considers listeners' darkest secrets and worst misdemeanours, as they beg for his forgiveness.Will Simon and his collective be merciful?
 
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Trust the Random
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A conversation about how random circumstances or coincidences lead people down different paths to better lives through interviews with great people.
 
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Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids
 
Remembering the good, the bad, and the awkward parts of growing up
 
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Radio Diaries
Monthly
 
First-person diaries, sound portraits, and hidden chapters of history from Peabody Award-winning producer Joe Richman and the Radio Diaries team. From teenagers to octogenarians, prisoners to prison guards, bra saleswomen to lighthouse keepers. The extraordinary stories of ordinary life. Radio Diaries is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm
 
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The Untold
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Grace Dent presents a series documenting the untold dramas of 21st-century Britain.
 
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Terrible, Thanks For Asking
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You know how every day someone asks "how are you?" And even if you’re totally dying inside, you just say "fine," so everyone can go about their day? This show is the opposite of that. Hosted by author and notable widow (her words) Nora McInerny, this is a funny/sad/uncomfortable podcast about talking honestly about our pain, our awkwardness, and our humanness, which is not an actual word. Terrible, Thanks For Asking launches in November 2016 from American Public Media.
 
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Funny, Cuz It's True
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Stories. Everybody’s got them. Funny, Cuz It’s True hosted by writer/comedian Kevin McGeehan is a bi-monthly storytelling show recorded LIVE at The Second City Hollywood in Los Angeles. People sign up on the night of the show and are randomly selected to come up on stage and tell a five-minute, TRUE story based on the theme of the night. This podcast is a mixed bag of some of the best ones.
 
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Story Club
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Each week, we bring you stories told live from the Story Club chair at the Giant Dwarf Theatre in Sydney.
 
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Everything Is Stories
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An ongoing audio survey of individuals who have experienced transcendence and/or power of the will. No story will be considered too troubled, no atmosphere too strange. Needed: tales from the underground, the underdog, the outlaw, and the outcast. Genuine characters of all kinds welcome. Everything Is Stories explores unconventional narratives of the past and present to preserve the eccentric, the authentic, and the personal. Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray. For dial ...
 
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Stories We Don't Tell
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Join Paul Dore, Brianne Benness and Stefan Hostetter as they debrief their candid monthly storytelling event. Tune in each week for an authentic story and an exploration of what makes a good workshop, story and event.
 
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Lancaster Story Slam podcast
Monthly
 
A monthly podcast featuring three stories chosen from live Story Slams in Lancaster, PA. Learn more at LancasterStorySlam.com.
 
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The Beginning of the End
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WDET's original podcast featuring stories about when, how and why things end, told by the people who have to live with what happens next.
 
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A show in the tradition of This American Life. Sort of. It's different, obviously.
 
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Steppin Out Radio
Daily
 
Listen to real people with gripping, true stories of real life. Not only is this an amazingly compelling show, It’s socially responsible, entertaining and resonates with people of all ages, lifestyles and backgrounds.
 
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A Story Not Forgotten
Monthly
 
Everyone has a story and this podcast is an opportunity to share those stories with you. Each episode our guests share a memorable story from their life, that in some way had an impact on who they are today. Please subscribe so you don’t miss out on a single episode. The average show is roughly 10 – 30 minutes and is truly time well spent. Presented by Capturing Legacies Inc. (http://CapturingLegacies.com) Hosted by Liam Rathgeber Produced by Al Del Degan Music by Tony Del Degan (https://www ...
 
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The Lapse SPOOKYTELLING Podcast returns this Halloween for an exceptionally creepy special. Remember: it happened to a friend of a friend of mine… Original story by Michael Lutz, @WarrenIsDead. Play the interactive game for yourself at www.correlatedcontents.com/misc/father. Keep the show you love in business. Support Kyle and The Lapse’s exten ...…
 
Always referred to as “large”, Carol knew she had an eating disorder at a very young age. When she lived on her own, she would go shopping on Friday night and buy huge gallons of ice cream, cookies, sandwiches, soda, and chips. She would “gorge” on all of the food, and then take laxatives all weekend long. On Monday, she would go back to eating ...…
 
Jóhanna Bergmann Þorvaldsdóttir has made it her life's mission to make sure Icelandic goats aren't wiped out. Outlook's Saskia Edwards went to meet her.Image: Jóhanna Bergmann Þorvaldsdóttir with one of her goatsCredit: Saskia Edwards
 
Erin Mackey, Catholic Relief Services program officer, shares why ethical trade is directly connected to Faith, conscious consumerism, human dignity and the dignity of work. Erin oversees CRS Ethical Trade’s priority partnerships, social media channels and the development of educational resources focused on Catholic social teaching and ethical ...…
 
Richard Flanagan recounts a strange chapter from early in his writing career
 
Stories that take place on the edge of civilization, just out of sight.
 
Katya’s father is a drug addict. He has years of sobriety under his belt, but the damage done with the relationship with daughter is through. In fact, it was Katya’s father who first brought her to Al-Anon to begin her healing. Katya remembers a beautiful childhood, at first. She was born in Switzerland and raised in Israel. Even as a young chi ...…
 
Celebrate Halloween with not-so-scary stories written by kids who thought they were the next RL Stine or Stephen King. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen @ getmortified.com
 
Paul was the “fat boy” in the military. He had hoped that by joining the service he would be battling America’s foes, but as he had been doing his whole life, he was battling the extra pounds; the extraneous weight he gained out of his insecurity. He was the soldier who stuffed lunch meat in his pockets. The shame would lead him to try wiring h ...…
 
Margaret Keane had to paint in a packed courtroom to prove she was the artist she said she was. Mogorosi Motshumi picked up a pencil to fight against apartheid in South Africa.Image: hand cuffsCredit: Kirsty Pargeter
 
Kelly was born and raised in a family of addicts. Her parents still drink. Her three brothers are drug addicts, and only two of them are in recovery. Kelly says her parents were functional alcoholics, but relied on alcohol to get through their day. But her parents neglected her and allowed her drug-using brothers to raise her. One brother would ...…
 
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Love + Radio
 
Meags loves photo booths. Final song: Laisse Autant Le Vent Tout Emporter by Les Breastfeeders
 
This week's tales include a makeup mishap, a washing machine catastrophe, some blessed beads and someone seeking forgiveness for something YET to happen. Simon gives us a flavour of the 'Blacklisted Tales' just not suitable for broadcast and we look inside the 'Podcast Postbox'. Plus this week's classic tale is unearthed from Confessions Crypt ...…
 
On the next all-NEW Snap..."Incident at Poison Spider Mesa." The story of two men who come face to face one night in the canyon lands of southern Utah. Brody Young is a Utah State Park Ranger and motivational speaker, helping other people figure out how to survive the unsurvivable. To find out more about his story, be sure to check out his webs ...…
 
How police officer Allan Sparkes became one of Australia's most highly decorated people (R)
 
Don was raised in the south, in an alcohol-free family. He thinks now his inexperience with alcohol caused it to have an allure, and so he sought the experiences as often as he could. He would make up alternate personalities for himself while he was drunk so he can experience different lives. But his drinking worsened, as he chased the feelings ...…
 
Heavyweight returns October 26th. But in the meantime, we wanted to share another show we love. Uncivil, Gimlet’s new history podcast, takes you back to a time when America was so divided that it split in two. In each episode hosts Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika ransack the official history of the Civil War… that boring, safety-first version ...…
 
In this episode, stories from people who, at first blush, you might judge to be rough and tough. But we learn that appearances are often deceiving.
 
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THC The Human Collection Podcast
 
Sitting down with Stephen Thunderdome of Jesus Christ Muscle Car was both fun and entertaining. We talked about everything from the battle between tube and solid state amps to the ups and downs of being in a musical long distance relationship, all the time while wrangling a puppy. I even got him to play an acoustic version of their song Desert ...…
 
Rebecca Rusch's father was a US pilot who bombed the Ho Chi Minh trail during the Vietnam War. Huyen Nguyen's father collected the bodies of his neighbours after the bombs dropped. Now Rebecca and Huyen have cycled the trail together to come to terms with their past.Image: Rebecca Rusch (R) and Huyen Nguyen (L)Credit - Red Bull Media House…
 
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Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People
 
This week we're bringing you a special bonus release. Gethard guests on the Found podcast, the podcast where host Davy Rothbart explores personal stories of love, loss, hope, transformation and aspiration through the lens of lost and found notes. Chris and Davy talk with the elusive author of a fiery, found letter of resignation from a NJ water ...…
 
It’s the time of year when skeletons come out of the closet. We honor the dead, as we get ready for holidays among the living, where secrets will be spilled, and secrets will be created that will haunt us for years to come. You might describe today’s story as a classic “noir,” if it wasn’t someone’s real life….…
 
The second of two episodes on Hugh Riminton's adventurous life in news reporting
 
Al’s first drink was at age 13, having a sip of wine from a bottle belonging to her father. He took it up on himself to try it. He’s not sure why he decided to try the wine, but one day after school he was home alone and it seemed like a good idea. He drank two glasses full and felt nothing, so he put the wine back and went off to meet friends. ...…
 
Ann Dowd ("The Handmaid's Tale") reads Diane Daniel's essay about a woman coming to terms with her spouse's gender transition.
 
Ron Stallworth was one of the first black men to become a police cadet in Colorado Springs. Then he was given the task of going undercover to gather intelligence on the white supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan. He spoke to high-level members on the phone and a white colleague went to the KKK meetings in his place. The information Ron accumulate ...…
 
Dealing with aging and death is never easy. But in prison, these issues are fraught with extra challenges, both emotional and physical. Meet two inmates serving extended sentences who grapple with the idea of dying in prison, and have also stepped up to take care of their fellow aging prisoners. Thanks to Lonnie Morris, Richard Lathan and Andre ...…
 
Comedian Chris Gethard of the podcast Beautiful / Anonymous joins Davy to talk with the elusive author of a fiery, found letter of resignation from a NJ water park. Subscribe to FOUND so you never miss an episode: www.smarturl.it/foundp Thank you to our sponsors: Zip Recruiter - Post your resume for free and learn how to hire smarter: www.ZipRe ...…
 
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Backseat Rider
 
What book has had the biggest impact on your life? This question leads to a series of stunningly candid stories from real Chicago passengers, including heroin addiction, sexual enlightenment, and life through the lense of a transgender person. This episode first aired January 11, 2017.-BACKSEAT RIDER FACEBOOK COMMUNITY: https://t.co/qaFOi6-NEW ...…
 
Live from the Werk It Women's Podcast Festival at the Ace Hotel in downtown LA, we talk all about getting through your 20s with actors Alia Shawkat and Niecy Nash. Plus, a story from Terri Coleman about how Jose Cuervo taught her an important lesson in young adulthood. Give and get advice about life in your 20s at deathsexmoney.org/20sadvice. W ...…
 
The first of two episodes on Hugh Riminton’s adventurous life in news reporting
 
Bill drank for thirty years, coming from a long line of dysfunctional alcoholics of a heritage Southern family. Often his family found themselves in precarious situations due to alcohol, including his grandfather being killed. In his teens, Bill’s family encouraged him to drink. He liked beer, but loved bourbon. Bill was helped in his drinking ...…
 
A special live edition of The Moth from Tarrytown, New York. Hosted by Ophira Eisenberg, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A man faces his fear or fatherhood; a daughter revisits difficult memories and her childhood home; and a mother witnesses the impact of her son’s life. To see photos from this week’s episode visit: TheMoth.org The Mot ...…
 
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THC The Human Collection Podcast
 
How often are you around total silence? This is why I try to be once a day...
 
For many years, San Pedro prison in Bolivia opened its doors to backpackers who fancied a guided tour. The tours were unofficial and organised by one of the inmates, convicted drug smuggler Thomas McFadden. Australian backpacker Rusty Young joined one of the tours and became friends with Thomas. Rusty ended up living in the prison for more than ...…
 
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Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People
 
A nice midwestern girl moved to LA. While fixing herself a drink, she tells Gethard tales of porn, vomit, hair extensions and an elopement.This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com (www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/BEAUTIFUL), and Sonos (www.sonos.com code: STORIES10).…
 
Thad Vogler, creator of San Francisco’s Bar Agricole and Trou Normand, travels the world in search of hand made spirits — rum, scotch, cognac, mescal — and the hidden stories of the people and places behind these spirits. His bar is like library, each bottle rich with story. “Any bottle of rum you take off of the shelf, you have to think about ...…
 
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Terrible, Thanks For Asking
 
In our last episode, we met chronically single Chelsea, who was looking for love in all the same places we all look for love... and coming up empty-handed. Now, we meet Chelsea's new boyfriend (!!!!) and explore what happens when the love we find isn't what we expected.
 
Corinne Fisher, Dick Wound and Dixie De La Tour tell about vagina pics confiscated by the FBI, a fetish for murderesses, and the science of semen flavors when RISK! and Bawdy Storytelling teamed up in Brooklyn.
 
"Time Warp Saloon" - The neon sign blinks at the roadhouse bar. The jukebox plays an old tune as the bartender shouts, "Last Call." Just one more. Why not? What could it hurt? This story came to Spooked from Jim Harold’s Campfire Podcast, hosted by Jim Harold, check it out at JimHarold.com. "Love Letters" - Mark Spencer lived in the haunted hou ...…
 
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Lancaster Story Slam podcast
 
Welcome to the Lancaster Story Slam podcast! Our September Story Slam was themed “Old School,” and we heard tales about being in school, as well as stories about doing things “old school!” Let’s hear the winning story by Brian William Gish! Our next story was an audience favorite! Mike Lombardo tells about trying to score points with his wife - ...…
 
Lily Bailey spent years making lists of 400 things she'd done wrong each day (R)
 
America’s divided. And it always has been. Uncivil, Gimlet’s new history podcast, takes you back to a time when America was so divided that it split in two. In each episode hosts Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika ransack the official history of the Civil War… that boring, safety-first version you were taught in school. They’ll bring you untold ...…
 
Paula remembers her first drink. She recalls how all her inhibitions and fears would vanish as the booze crossed her lips. She was 13 and soon became a weekend drinker, following the example set forth by alcoholic parents and siblings. That, she says, gave a predisposition towards alcoholism. Reaching adulthood, pursuing a career in the busines ...…
 
Mickey Wilson is an American slackliner. It's a sport a bit like tightrope walking, except that instead of a rope or a wire, you walk across flat webbing which stretches and bounces like a trampoline. When one of his friends was almost strangled by his own rucksack while on a chair-lift at a skiing resort, Mickey used his slacklining skills to ...…
 
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Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids
 
Jordan is outraged by citrus fruit, Millie explains how to live with a kangaroo, Jeannine writes a poem about hygiene, and much more. Recorded live at The Arden Theatre in St. Albert. Show notes Support GRTTWaK. Become a patron. Photos from our St. Albert event Rate or review GRTTWaK in iTunes Join the email newsletter Upcoming live events Musi ...…
 
John O'Leary, National Best Selling Author and Motivational Speaker, shares his life story of living through a horrific house fire that burned 100% of his body. John wasn't suppose to live. But he did. And now lives to inspire others with practical life lessons we all need. You can connect with John at www.johnolearyinspires.com and grab his na ...…
 
Anita Link experienced her first major psychotic episode shortly after the birth of her first child (R)
 
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The Secret Room | A True Stories Podcast
 
Creed tells us about life in prison and how he copes with unjustly being labeled a sex offender. Susie tells us her personal story about a creeper who advanced on her when she was 13. ----- PICTURES: The incredible picture of Creed's first cell block. What a scene. Also, one of the letters Karen wrote to Creed while he was in prison. Bonus! Not ...…
 
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This American Life
 
This week we ask: who thought that would be good for a kid? Neil Drumming looks back at a toy he loved that, in retrospect, probably wouldn’t love him back. And we go to a museum that educates children but also scares the hell out of them.
 
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