Which Podcast Should You Start Listening To?
Do you love scary movies? Do you wish you could spend all day telling ghost stories around a campfire? Then "Lore" is for you. This podcast delves into the weird and wild tales that have cast their shadows over society for as long as civilization has existed. From creepy creatures to ghastly geographical quirks, you’ll get a tour of all of the strangest folklore in the world and learn about why it has managed to survive to this day. Subscribe here.
The true crime boom started by "Serial" has allowed many people to discover other awesome crime-related podcasts, and "Criminal" is one of the best out there. Each episode focuses on a different crime or aspect of criminality, from unsolved murder mysteries to the lives of court sketch artists. If you’re intrigued by the question of what makes people into criminals, and how society responds to those people, this show could be right up your alley. Subscribe here.
How much of the world are you really seeing when you look around? That’s the question "99% Invisible" seeks to answer by examining the hidden forces behind the architecture and design that structure so much of our lives. From phone booths to milk cartons, the topics seem entirely bland — until the show starts explaining the fascinating histories that have shaped them. If you’re a lover of design or just want to know why our world looks the way it does, this is the show for you. Subscribe here.
This is a wide-ranging podcast, covering everything from paparazzi in South Korea to new genetic technologies. What is always true, no matter the subject matter, is that the show is a thrilling and in-depth look into something you’ve likely never thought about before. As the podcast itself puts it, it’s “a show about curiosity.” So as long as you’re keen to learn more about science, culture, and more, this is a good pick. Subscribe here.
The premise of this show, hosted by Anna Sale, is that society as a whole needs to be more open in talking about the often taboo topics of death, sex, and money. Some episodes are structured as interviews with well-known personalities, while others tackle specific themes through stories collected from the show’s listeners themselves. What remains true, no matter the format, is that the stories told on the show are always honest, heartfelt, and fascinating. Subscribe here.
The internet is a beautiful, crazy, unpredictable amalgamation of videos, articles, social media posts, and more — and "Internet Explorer" is here to sift through it all. BuzzFeed’s Ryan Broderick and Katie Notopolous discuss everything from the latest viral trends you’ll soon be hearing about to the power of the internet in making political and personal change. The show can be funny, insightful, cringeworthy, and hilarious — just like the internet itself. Subscribe here.
Everyone has a story to tell, but most of the time they just don’t have anywhere to tell it. "The Tell Show" is here to change that. Each week, hosts Isaac Fitzgerald and Summer Anne Burton sit down with a fascinating figure to discuss everything from sex to family to money. Nothing is off topic, and the stories are always hilarious, insightful, and moving. Subscribe here.
BuzzFeed’s Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton meet over drinks in each episode of "Another Round" to discuss everything from race to dumb jokes to politics to pop culture nostalgia. The conversations between the hosts and their impressive roster of guests (from Hillary Clinton to Uzo Aduba) are always wide-ranging, thought-provoking, and hilarious. By the end of each new episode, you’ll be both laughing and rethinking how you view the world. Subscribe here.
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