Best True Stories podcasts — Where fact is more fascinating than fiction (Updated December 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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Mixes real stories with killer beats to produce dramatic, kick-ass radio.
 
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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 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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the memory palace
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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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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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Death, Sex & Money
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Anna Sale explores the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation.
 
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RISK!
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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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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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Stories of the human heart. 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.
 
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Mystery Show
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A podcast about mysteries, hosted by Starlee Kine. From Gimlet.
 
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Heavyweight
Monthly
 
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Mike Martinez and Tyler Wray. For dialogue and more in ...
 
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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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Nocturne
Monthly
 
Peering into the dusty corners of the night. Produced by Vanessa Lowe. www.nocturnepodcast.org
 
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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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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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XO
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A show in the tradition of This American Life. Sort of. It's different, obviously.
 
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In 2013 David Smolansky became the country's youngest mayor when he was elected to run a district of Caracas called El Hatillo. He's a founding member of the Popular Will party which is often at loggerheads with the government of President Nicholas Maduro. When violent protests out he was accused of failing to prevent them. David fled, embarkin ...…
 
Michelle’s first drink alone was at age 11. Her family home was complete with a bar that was never locked. She came home from school one day and found an open bottle of wine in the kitchen fridge, and so she tasted it. She felt guilty about taking the sip, but she kept repeating the drink each day when coming home from school. Click to play…
 
Harvard Grad and Rhodes Scholar, Aurora Griffin, wrote a book on how to stay Catholic at Harvard. But don't be fooled, this isn't just about Harvard. It is about the increasingly secular and atheistic culture that is invading college campuses everywhere. Aurora Catherine Griffin attended Harvard University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude a ...…
 
Avielle Richman was one of the children killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. She was six years old. Her parents, Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel, recorded this remembrance for StoryCorps.
 
Listening to trees, nature's magnificent networkers (R)
 
Julie Klausner tells the story of dating an "indie rock dreamboat" -- who's a little immature. Sasheer Zamata ("Pizza Mind," "United States of Music") reads Julie's essay.
 
Former US Army sergeant Ryan Henderson formed a strong bond with his dog Satan during their tour of Afghanistan. Satan was trained to sniff out bombs and improvised explosive devices or IEDs, but when Ryan fell ill, he was separated from Satan. He spent years looking for his companion. Image: Ryan and SatanCredit: Ryan Henderson…
 
Paul and Stefan return for a regular run of storytelling discussions and stories from the live event. They discuss the importance of doing the Stories We Don’t Tell live event at different houses and apartments across the city. For this episode, Stories We Don’t Tell co-founder Brianne Benness also returns! For our October event, Brianne happen ...…
 
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Spark - True Stories Live
 
True stories told live across the UK. This episode we present two stories on the theme of ‘Bad Timing’. Ashleigh tells us about how bad timing caused her boyfriend to miss a very important appointment for them both. And Banke retells a time of bad timing and sexual assault. Thanks to all our story tellers for a night of candid tales. Thanks als ...…
 
Which piece of advice has REALLY stuck with you over the years? After a collection of real passengers addresses this question, Anthony surprises them with a follow-up that's sure to get you thinking.-BACKSEAT RIDER FACEBOOK COMMUNITY: https://t.co/qaFOi6-NEW LYFT USERS: use promo code BACKSEATRIDER for up to $50 in free ride credit…
 
Jenn returns to re-tell her story of teenage alcoholism. She had her first drink in her first week of her freshman year in High School, but she had wanted to drink for a long time leading up to it. She was too scared to drink at home, but found friends a couple of hours away whose parents permitted the teenagers to drink. Her first drunk was wi ...…
 
How witnessing heroin overdoses every day is affecting one paramedic in Charleston, West Virginia. Stay in the loop and subscribe to our weekly email newsletter. Every Wednesday we'll send you our favorites from the audio world, fascinating letters from our inbox and updates from the show. Sign up at deathsexmoney.org/newsletter. Follow the sho ...…
 
Learning to freedive helped one man explore life and death (R)
 
We bring the year full circle with a new story about Jared in St George, Utah, who was the subject of our very first episode this year. We reflect on the beautiful difference a year can make, even for someone who thought his whole future had disappeared. If you need a bit of hope this holiday season, or want to make some changes for the New Yea ...…
 
A father speaks with the school shooter who killed his son.
 
“There is no answer, I’ll never get my apology…I’ll never get my closure.” Producers: Whit Missildine and Lisa Zaid - thisisactuallyhappening.org Instagram: @actuallyhappening Music: “Cylinder Four” – Chris Zabriskie This Is Actually Happening Team: Whit Missildine, Lisa Zaid and Ryan Black To help Lisa Zaid rebuild her home after the Thomas Fi ...…
 
Molly Bloom made a fortune hosting poker games for A-list celebrities in New York, but it turned out to be a murky affair. Her story is now a Hollywood film called Molly's Game.Image: Molly BloomCredit: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images
 
On this episode, three stories from our 2016 Battle of the SLAMs winner: Denver. Featuring stories from three local storytellers: Andrew Orvedhal, Madeleine Berenson, and Harry Fleenor. A comic gets his big break; a girl pulls a delicious prank; and a young boy learns all about sex (kind of).
 
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Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People
 
The unusual malady that afflicts this caller stirs up a philosophical discussion about how we, as humans, experience and remember our lives and craft our stories. This episode is brought to you by Sock Club, Squarespace, Casper Mattresses, and Zelle.
 
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Terrible, Thanks For Asking
 
At 32 weeks pregnant, Cat and Jim find themselves planning for their son's death while hoping for his birth. This is a story of a life and a death, extraordinary in every way.
 
Barbara is addicted to sex and love, and she shares her story in hopes others can begin to understand the difference between normal sex, love and romance, and those who use them as a “drug of no choice.” Barbara asserts that much of this stems from a need to be approved and accepted. Her own issues began in childhood, with a mother preoccupied ...…
 
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The Kitchen Sisters Present
 
Levee Stream— a live neighborhood pop-up, Cadillac, radio station installation in New Orleans. Presented by Otabenga Jones & Associates and The Kitchen Sisters in collaboration with Project& as part of Prospect.4 New Orleans, an international exhibit of 73 artists creating artworks and events throughout New Orleans. Part block party, part soap ...…
 
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Love + Radio
 
When a neighbor wanted to build a concrete plant next to Marvin Heemeyer’s property, he fought back. Final song: Black Shore by Úlfur.
 
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Lancaster Story Slam podcast
 
Welcome to the Lancaster Story Slam podcast! We wrapped up our third season of Lancaster Story Slam on November 28th with our 2017 Grand Slam! Thanks to everyone who came out - it was a packed house! Our theme for the night was “Promises!” For those who don’t know, the Grand Slam features the winning storytellers from throughout the season, and ...…
 
Mary-Rose MacColl on betrayal, motherhood and letting go of secrets (R)
 
Emma Alamo, Jacoby Cochran, and Maureen Muldoon share stories about a blowjob in a tree, a kids' production of the Passion, and a few jars of babies.
 
The death of a teenage girl inspired Iranian-born Payam Akhavan to become a human rights lawyer. Payam Akhavan has written a book about his life: “In Search of A Better World: A Human Rights Odyssey”Image: Human rights lawyer Payam AkhavanCredit: Peter Bregg
 
Jonathan's app could be a lifeline for job seekers in the gig economy. Grace Dent follows the Essex entrepreneur as he tries to get his app off the ground before funding runs out.Jonathan's a former supermarket worker inspired by the poverty he's seen in his local area. He's created an online recruitment app that aims to help those left behind ...…
 
Home, Sweet...RV? More than 100 Mountain View residents are living in their vehicles. Meet three of them, who are parked just steps away from our corner: a Google engineer in a deluxe RV parked on campus, an older Google shuttle driver in a leaky trailer on the street, and a guy living in a van while he's on the outs with his family. Plus, hear ...…
 
Remember those younger years of trying to make friends, feeling left out, hurt by what some girl in 4th grade said .... Those golden years of self confidence, faith taking root, and understanding the world around us are challenging. ENTER: Amy Brooks. Amy Brooks loves to pray, eat chocolate and drink wine. Definitely my kind of gal. She is also ...…
 
Dave is a sex and love addict. He spent most of his life wondering how he became this way. He still isn’t sure. Dave grew up in a upper-middle class home in a family of high achievers. His parents and siblings were very loving. There was no outright abuse. But Dave’s father was very success-oriented, and there was a lot of pressure to perform t ...…
 
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The Secret Room | A True Stories Podcast
 
Max's amazing story of how he stumbled into a profession he never dreamt of. --- LISTENER SURVEY: Your 30 seconds filling out a 7 question survey is everything to us! (It's to help us attract advertisers.) http://survey.libsyn.com/secretroom PICTURES: 1. The coy pond. 2. The view of Phoenix Max took on a hike with a gentlemen. 3. Outside the gu ...…
 
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This American Life
 
We spent eight months and did over a hundred interviews to try to bypass the usual rhetoric and get to the bottom of what really happened when undocumented workers showed up in one Alabama town. Pictured: Albertville “Miss Chick” 1954.
 
Daniel Kish uses a self-initiated sonar, called echolocation, to navigate the world as a blind person (R)
 
Were you a Christmas Grinch or a hopeful Who? Two of kids at Christmas (and Chanukah). Featuring a special appearance by Mara Wilson (Miracle on 34th Street, Matilda). Check out her new book “Where Am I Now? True stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame.” The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen to all @ getmortifie ...…
 
Bob’s major use of drugs and alcohol stared after high school, following a bad breakup. Bob incidentally was taken to a twelve-step meeting which brought him into two years of sobriety, which ended when he toasted his brother at his wedding. Years later, he wound up in jail. Bob was not only an addict, but a serial abuser of his wife and kids. ...…
 
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Dear Sugars
 
Words can be wielded like weapons. On today’s episode we hear from letter writers who have something to confess but are afraid to hurt others with the power of their words.
 
Noman Benotman is a Libyan former jihadist, Fatima Akilu uses football to educate militants in Nigeria and Angela King was a neo-Nazi until she fell in love with a black woman.Image: brain pillsCredit: pagadesign/Getty Images
 
Fred thinks he used drugs in order to deal with pain, and today in his sobriety, he knows to deal with pain without using. His first time trying a drug, alcohol, happened at age ten at a party his parents threw; they toasted him with Sangria. Fred remembers it made him feel “warm.” He would later recognize his home life was drug-centered. Fred’ ...…
 
Nouri is Syrian and Mike is Scottish. It is a new friendship formed around fishing and coffee and leads to Nouri confronting some painful memories.
 
For this episode, we’re taking you right into the live event Stories of Home. Stories of Home took place on November 23rd, 2017 at the Centre for Social Innovation. We asked different inspiring people to explore the idea of what home is to them and to tell us about their journey in finding it. The event was part of National Housing Week - a mom ...…
 
This week's tales includes a library CAT-astrophe, nativity play revenge, a cunning caretaker and an early morning run with a difference. We take a look at the items on the Parish Notice Board, listen to some of the reactions to the confessions and Simon reads some more 'non-compliant confessions'. Plus we've got another Christmas Confession fr ...…
 
Paul grew up in what he says should be a normal childhood. He attended a very good school, was a good student and athlete. But he always had a feeling of being different and inadequate. At age 12 or 13, while playing on a hockey team, he drank when celebrating winning a championship game. While he drank before, he had never got drunk until that ...…
 
Being raised as the son of an Oklahoma preacher inspired the American Songbook of this prolific singer-songwriter (R)
 
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Heavyweight
 
During a visit back home, Jonathan’s mother inadvertently admits something that forces him to question his past. In this season finale, Jonathan turns the mic around on himself for one of the more personal episodes of the series. Credits Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein. This episode was also produced by Kalila Holt. The ...…
 
Menashe Lustig grew up in a strict Hasidic Jewish community on the outskirts of New York City. Although watching films was not encouraged, he found a way to do so and he's now starring in a film about his own life.Imge: Menashe LustigCredit: Vertigo Releasing
 
Robert felt like he had a difficult childhood, dealing with an alcoholic father. For some reason, his father’s harshness was directed towards him as opposed to his siblings. And while he doesn’t know why, Robert was compelled to sample his father’s alcohol as young as five years old. By sixth grade, he was smoking marijuana. He remembers taking ...…
 
In 1962, in a very small, very white suburb of Chicago, a young couple set out to adopt a baby girl. This story was produced in collaboration with The New York Times. Producers: Amy Roost and Anna Sussman
 
Wild funerals, and staff who jump the counter: a day in the life of Graham Long and the Wayside Chapel
 
I don't know who took this photo, but it sure is a good one. Maybe it's Thor. Something to get your mind off the sorry state of affairs these days. You can make a one-time donation by Stripe, below, or hit the Pay Pal button in the menu bar to subscribe for as little as on dollar a month. Thanks for listening. Donate…
 
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