I never miss this podcast. Do yourself a favor & check it out.
Multi-level marketing or pyramid schemes in disguise
The creation, economics and trends found in multi-level marketing companies and the mark they leave on their workers and local economies. This podcast also looks at the shift in legal semantics from pyramid schemes to multi-level marketing companies (modern pyramid schemes in disguise). Strongly recommend a listen.
I've heard it's hot anyway. I'd watch if you were on YouTube.
The title says it all, Spectacular Failures - this podcast is stories about companies with big ideas that go belly up. The stories are well told and explain some of the business decisions that lead up to or emerge from these spectacular failures. Strongly recommend a listen!
Tried and mostly failed utopias
Nice Try! is an excellent podcast that tells stories of attempted utopian societies and their relative measures of success and failure. These stories are enthralling and well done. Strongly recommend a listen!
This show dives into fascinating stories about landmark moments in sports history and intriguing stories just about the people involved in the sport. Each episode is masterfully crafted and a well presented. Highly recommend a listen! I don't know that much about sport and I don't follow any sports but I really enjoyed listening to this podcast.
Short Wave is full of interesting facts and studies that currently happening in various fields. Learn something new every time. Love the information and the episodes are short and well produced. Strongly recommend a listen!
Fun and factual true crime
I love this podcast! It’s great for people who like thoughtful, well-researched true crime history. I really like the female focus.
Deeply disturbing. Dark content matter but really well done.
Best Cycling Sports Podcast
Been following these guys almost since they started. Use them as a model for onsite podcast recording. Well done. Informative and timely insights into the professional cycling world of teams, owners and riders. Highly recommended.
Good information, great sound, regular informative.
Season one covers Watergate and season two covers Bill Clinton's presidency. Both seasons report on historically important events in USA's past. Season one pairs really well with Rachel Maddow's Bagman podcast which is about Spiro Agnew, Nixon's vice president. Both seasons are about presidents who had impeachment proceedings against them. Nice reporting and important in understanding the USA government. Recommend a listen!
A unique story and a S-Town
When I introduced the first few episodes to my mother, she said that was definitely some of the most creative writing she had heard in a long time. When I told her that if was all a true story (and pulled up a news article as proof) she demanded we listen to all the episodes over again. All in all we probably listened to the season at least three times in a row. The podcast is a wild ride and full of twists and turns. The reporting and presentation style is unique and enthralling. Strongly recommend a listen! This podcast is not like any other.
Mars endurance testing
Interviewing the human test subjects of a NASA experiment. This podcast was interesting. The podcast focused mostly on the interactions between the crew but the whole concept of this experiment? was intriguing. Easily bingeable and interesting crew personalities. Recommend a listen!
National Geographic in in-depth audio form
Learn something new everytime. I googled the zombie mice of Marion island and albatrosses and wow! is it scarring imagery. Each episode brings you too experts and researchers in the field and highlights something new about our planet. Recommend a listen!
The Dropout is a story of how networking and self promotion can take you far without actually having any valid results. This story reveals how the secretiveness of the silicon valley startups and businesses can be a double edged sword. Fascinating, true story of dreams turned into intimidation tactics and very real threats of litigation. Strongly recommend a listen!
Sports with a bit of true crime and a lot of head trauma
Although this podcast does address the issue of repeated head trauma in football; the podcast focuses on all the warning signs, bent rules, and ignored red flags that lead to the crimes committed by Aaron Hernandez. The podcast brings into question how the violent and aggressive behavior was fostered and the consequences when society turns a blind eye and does not stop and try and help. Very interesting. Recommend a listen!
Learn something new everytime
The speculation in this podcast ties into current trends, studies and politics. Every episode I learned about a new topic or study and the experts interviewed bring so much to each episode. I really enjoy this podcast. Recommend a listen!
True Crime Comedy Podcast
This is a true crime comedy podcast - sure the hosts present the weekly stories as a book report presentation, but the banter, sensitivity to social issues and families, and focus on how to keep moving in the face of such extreme horror in the world make this podcast different from other true crime podcasts out there. The hosts are great presenters and dispense memorable advice on how to 'stay sexy and not get murdered'.
The myths and stories surrounding Lyme disease
Lyme disease is often shrouded in myth and obscure symptoms. This podcast looks to peel back some of these layers and look at the truth - or as much of the truth - behind the disease. Every episode I am learning more and more about Lyme and I am sure at some point I may be convinced I have contracted Lyme disease but definitely an informative and interesting listen. Hypochondriacs beware. Fascinating podcast - recommend a listen!
A massive art heist
Last Seen looks at one the most expensive art heist in the world and why none of the art was ever recovered. This story is fascinating and bizarre. Well produced and researched. Strongly recommend a listen!
Season one's "Tally" and Season two's "Joe Exotic" are stories filled with intrigue and twists and turns. Excellently produced and edited. These stories are so wild, it is hard to believe they are all true, but life can be stranger than fiction. Highly recommend a listen!
Criminal is elegantly produced and touches on various aspects of crimes or criminals. Every time I listen I feel I learned not only a new story but a new perspective. The stories are researched and expertly told and form a bit sized must listen to story in my feed. Strongly recommend a listen!
Relevant and important.
This podcast expertly addresses the stories and politics around a horrific series of events and lends a voice to those who were so long silenced. The story told is important to our time. The voices need to be heard and understood. Highly recommend a listen - this is a podcast one cannot afford to ignore!
The story just gets wilder
The podcast is full of twists and turns that just increase in their wildness as more potential clues start to emerge. The incorporation of DNA testing and the way it was used in this case is fascinating. The craziness that emerged behind this case is another thing entirely. Strongly recommend a listen - esp. if you are looking for true crime.
Earthquakes are real
The Big One definitely put earthquakes in a new perspective for me and now I am stashing water bottles everywhere I go. Very informative about what you need to do to prepare for an earthquake (esp. the San Andreas fault one), the incredible likelihood surrounding the big one along with an estimated timeline, and stories from experts and people who had survived previous earthquakes. A must listen if you live near a fault line, visit places near a fault line, or ever anticipate a fault line becoming incorporated into your life somehow.
A deeper dive into the politicians, politics and social ramifications of more current events in America. The background unearthed on some politicians is informative. Definitely a bit one sided in reporting on some stories but very interesting. Recommend a listen!
The trials of Spiro Agnew
The podcast tells the story of Spiro Agnew in the light of the current political stage. There are the fashioning of parallels between the times, but the story of Spiro Agnew itself is fascinating and well worth a listen - one of those too outrageous to be fabricated moments in history.
Impacting the world
The in-depth reporting in the Teacher's Pet has not only lead to a changing in the case, but also uncovered other crimes that are actively being investigated. The story needed to be told and too long have there been no answers. The Teacher's Pet is influential and well worth a listen, the story told is important.
Informative and terrifying
Dr. Death is a terrifying story of what a terrible set of circumstances and unethical practice can produce. This podcast changed how I view references and advice. The line discerning law and medical practice was shifted. Recommend listening to and becoming aware!
Raw emotional rollercoaster of a second season
iO may not be the most unbiased of hosts but it is iO's closeness and personal connection to the story that adds so much more to this podcast listening adventure. The Ballad of Billy Balls is an emotionally powerful ride and definitely a unique podcast listen. Take a listen for yourselves!
Recommend listening to a season that intrigues you! Season 1 is interviewing a childhood friend of the host who escaped NXIVM. Season 2 was about a sabotaged plane flight. Season 3 investigated murders and the social movements in Toronto's gay village. Season 4 looks at the string of missing people in a small, bucolic town and the implications of why so many went missing.
In the Dark does their research and address important social implications that affect the cases they are reporting on. Amazing investigative reporting and beautifully crafted. Socially important and changing the real world. Highly recommend listening to every episode!
Dirty John sheds light on the manipulative and entrenching process a grifter/Dirty John can have over someone’s life and people around them. Informative and intense crime.
News quiz with a laugh
Wait, wait don’t tell me is a fun way to digest pieces of the news, current affairs, bizarre science studies, and whatnot along with meeting fascinating guests all with lots of laughs. The host Peter Sagal and his panel do an amazing job of bringing humor to the news and I always learn a new fact or two along the way. Highly recommend a listen!
Hilarious show! Great facts - not very practical for everyday use but marvelous conversational tidbits. Love the hosts and flow. Beautiful crafted podcast filled with excellent trivia. Absolutely recommend for a listen!
I enjoy Mike Boudet's narrative style. He has a way of putting you right in the middle of the action. Some of the shows and subject matter are upsetting, so it's not for kids or the faint of heart. But if you really want to understand how dangerous the world we live in can be and how dangerous the people around you can be, this is your show.
I CANT LISTEN
BECAUSE I HAVE TRIED TO LISTEN AND THE PAGE DOESN'T WORK Unfortunately. I WOULD LIKE TO LISTEN TULIPMANIA
A really well researched podcast with hosts that are really enjoyable to listen too .Getting better all the time.Highly recommend
casual role play and kitten pauses
Idk how "great" I can say this podcast is, but the cast is just fucking charming. They got their fair share of audio issues and of getting distracted by kitties, but God damn I just wanna sit down with em and play a 72hour game (even tho I've never played a tabletop RPG once in my life) luv u Bran, luv u Null, luv u Itsy...I'm still wondering where that first guest went tho? wasn't he like supposed to chase down Alex or something?
There's a reason to love this.
A frankensteinian mishmash of different loosely related ideas, the central underpinning of which is that sometimes the best movies and TV aren't the popular ones. You probably won't fall in love with everything. But there's almost certainly something in here that will catch your interest.
I'm a new listener who has a lengthy backlog to work through, but I am addicted to the mayhem on display here.
By far my favorite podcast
I have 236gb of unlistened to podcasts on my phone, but DRT is so good I've downloaded and am in the process of listening to it all over again. The writing is fantastic and hilarious, and the acting sells every line. I can't recommend this podcast enough.
I'm not a fan of kids, but there's something so utterly endearing about the dynamic between little Alistair and his dad Jef that it overrides. It doesn't hurt that there's a clear love for every stripe of horror.
Consider me hooked.
I'm still relatively new to the show, having only heard 10 episodes so far, but consider me hooked. The episodic nature of individual episodes, crossed against the larger overview plot, is deliciously thrilling and a great way to lure in listeners and KEEP them.
Chills and Laughs
A winning cocktail of the paranormal and true crime, of chills and laughs. Christine and Em have impeccable chemistry, and their banter is quick, quippy, and a perfect relief from the crawling horror of the stories they share. Can't recommend it strongly enough.
Combining my loves of film and tabletop, Film Reroll's wonderful cast and crew have demonstrated a keen awareness not only for what makes a movie great- but also how to completely skewer the sillier parts of cinema.
Quick and tidy news
There's a few of these "cup of coffee" news podcasts around now. I like this one because it doesn't feel biased. It tells me what I should be aware of, does so in less than 15 minutes, and gets out of the way before it's tiresome.
It's like having three drunk friends in your living room who are weirdly informed about bizarre history and ghost stories. Just when you think all the interruptions are going to get annoying, they throw in a private joke that you feel weirdly In on because you've been listening to these idiots for thirty minutes already and didn't you just turn this podcast on? I'm quickly working through the backlog and despite daily listening I haven't gotten irritated with the podcasters yet. The brews are good, the boos are better, the banter is incessant and entertaining.
If you like bourbon, you should check this out
Zeke and John really know their bourbon! Always and enlightening listen and they give solid reviews. If you're into whiskey, give these guys a listen!
I recommend listening to episode 47 of the Crime Junkie podcast first because that episode is about this case. That way, you get the gist of who the people are and get familiar with the events. COLD goes into great detail, and I'm glad I was somewhat familiar with who and what happened before investing in the 18 episodes of this podcast.
Beyond the Series
If you like the HBO show, you need to listen to each episode's podcast after you watch that episode. The show's writer and creator delves into the decision-making process behind many of the scenes, characters, props, and more. It is both educational (and terrifying) when talking about the actual event, but also fascinating from a film-making perspective.
Buy my essential oils
This is a great podcast about the business model, history, and ethics behind some of the world's largest multi-level marketing companies.
a "must subscribe"
Denise does an excellent job in seeking out unexpected ways for her listeners to gain confidence and knowledge.
I love them deeply
Absolutely love the show!
Dark Poutine tells stories of Canadian true crime, with the occasional side trip into stories of the paranormal. The hosts have a great rapport that keeps the stories moving along. The episodes range from the heart-breaking to the light-hearted, always told with an attitude of respect for the victims. I’ve been hooked from the first episode! Great for binge listening!
A Podcast of Galactic Proportions!
As a proud lover of the Wars, though I have yet to watch them 500 TIMES, this podcast is just out of this world, you could say its from a galaxy far far away! Can't see myself not listening to this on a weekly basis!
A Feast Sans Crows!
For anyone looking to listen to a detailed recap of Game of Thrones this one is for you! It's spoiler free yet so on point with the episodic details that its like rewatching the episode with a new perspective! I love the audio-bits as well as the chemistry between the hosts! I'm all in on this feast sans crows!
A STORM WORTH THE RAIN!
I may not always agree with the constant political commentary or snide remarks, but that is no reason not to fully enjoy this podcast. I love the hosts, their banter, and their perspectives on GOT as well as the (whisper) OFF SEASON TOUR specials. Cannot wait to join them on their next journey post-GOT!
5 Years of Brilliant Perspective and Fun
This podcast pulls off a magic trick nearly every day--they bring on a guest who I think I couldn't possibly find interesting and prove me wrong. Pesca, that impish wag from the world of sportswriting, is far deeper than that. His love of wordplay, contrarian thought and getting to the deeper meaning of what's going on, makes The Gist a must-listen.
Laid back interviews of top comics and entertainers
Richard Herring's relaxed and jovial style combined with great and varied guests make these live interviews compulsive listening
Fantasy restaurant banter
Whimsical food based chat with a variety of predominantly UK guests. Hosted by comedians Ed Gamble and James Acaster
Wish there was more!
A selection of interesting case files on various types of fraudsters from gamblers to scammers to cults.
True Crime favourite
The impersonality of the anonymous host is a real drawcard to this podcast- there are many great personalities out there but these stories are well researched, well written and well delivered and the style is well suited with the host. My absolute favourite true crime podcast.
Interesting and light hearted
The host's dry sense of sarcastic humour shows through at times which may be off-putting to some listeners but the content is generally interesting though perhaps a little more on the unsubstantiated/ conspiratorial/ urban legend side of "mystery" than my usual true crime preferences. It is however a nice break from the heavier and darker content of standard true crime genre shows and does have some very interesting episodes.
I love these guys. They aren’t pretentious or arrogant like some other pods in this genre. They are talking about horrible crimes against humanity but they are very likable, kind and empathic. The show is often topics or cases that aren’t high profile or well known mysteries. The hosts have a unique banter that has made this pod one of my favorites. You will learn, think and enjoy this podcast.
One of my favorite <3
In my top 5
One of the few podcasts I’ve binged more than once. It’s perfect for introducing people to the world of podcasts. Just the right length, audio is great and there’s something for everyone. Besides, have you seen artwork?
Good new and unique
This is a cool podcast and really good, especially for it being such a new one. Also, unique in that the hosts are father/son!
IF YOU LIKE TRUE CRIME!!!
LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST. The host is anonymous, which adds something to the mystery of this show. I’ve laughed, cried, and been completely enraged by this podcast. One of the first I’d recommend to a friend.
Made me laugh out loud
The research behind this show is evident in every episode, but the witty humor between the host and his guests will keep you coming back. Also, history is weird af
Graham and Ali are very informative and funny. They tend to have a brilliantly wry sense of humor, and are wonderful at keeping you entertained while you learn.
Almost always something new and interesting, a deep dive into human behaviours and their real world consequences. The host isn't afraid to challenge the views of his guests or listen to controversial experts when putting together these episodes to ensure a wide range of viewpoints is represented; and does a great job of blending narrative with science.
Racist and classist rudeness
Wow, Stephen West. I started this thinking it sounded bingeworthy and great for my day of housework and crafting, get a history of philosophy. But you really don't like Southerners, do you? Your Alabama condescension joke leaves 127 episodes I will never hear. Did you think someone from the South would never listen because we weren't smart enough? Go away, small boy. There are smarter men who don't try to score points by being rude about an entire culture. Nope, nope, nope.
The guys are amazing
As a true crime junkie I tend to skip some of the better known crimes when I discover a new podcast. But these two guys are so entertaining and their reactions to one another had me laughing out loud; so definitely listen to all of the episodes.
Engaging and well researched
Ash and Britt have a way of telling the tail that is incredibly engaging. Everything is really well researched and the way the conversation flows between the 2 makes you feel like your part of it. Also they are obsessed with doggos so that gets my vote every time!
Funny and intriguing
Adam and Matt manage to weave a funny yet factual tail with many dad jokes along the way. The topic range is broad and is super interesting in every episode, there also highly interactive with listeners and that makes it a little bit more special. You won’t be sorry if you listen.
Well researched fun
This is like listening to your favorite uncles or best friends spin a spooky fireside yarn, with the added scary bonus of they've researched it so it has the element of truth to keep you up at night.
Such a great show
Casefile is by far the best true crime podcast of all time!
Obsessed! I do watch alot of documentaries as well as listen to podcasts. This show is a hilarious review of the best documentaries!! Sonif you watch as much as you listen definitely get obsessed with true crime obsessed girl!
Eye opening and bingworthy
Each season details a different, well known American scandal; each thought provoking episode provides information that is not common knowledge. From Olympic doping, and political corruption in New York, to top US official authorized arms for hostages deals, and a 53 million gallon Exxon oil spill; the people and coverups involved are unbelievable.
Love This Podcast
I listen to the episodes as soon as they drop- This is so interesting, and always gives you a totally different perspective on people or parts of history. Legit.
Packed with gory stories
Well worth a listen before you visit.
Quick rundown of daily news to stay updated
One of My Favorites
I get so excited each week for a new episode to be released. Great podcast!
Waking up: Sam Harris with Johan Hari
Thoughtful conversation about the increasing causes of depression and addiction, especially in the United States, through the lens of how it compares in regions and nations and some unexpected and unconventional solution. Insightful. Joyful. Compassionate.
Too long to get to the story
Takes literally an hour to get to the actual story. Just makes fun of random facts about the town and population for the first full hour. Total waste of time if you are looking for a comedic take on a mirder mystery. Thumbs down.
Half and Half honestly
This podcast is pretty good, but not necessarily great. I don't listen to sports podcasts, and I finished it. So, I guess that's a testimony.
The first episode is a little boring, but trust me. By the end of this podcast you will have question marks floating above your head. How did this happen? How did they not catch the guy? Why was this not bigger news? etc, etc.
Do I even need to review this...
Lore has so many faithful listeners that leaving a review seems almost silly. This is a podcast for almost all ages. (episode by episode basis, obviously) Episode 11 is my favorite.
Perfect background noise.
This is the type of show you listen to while walking your dog or cleaning the house. Every episode makes you think a little harder about the things you think you know, while being easy to listen to. Building Humane Cities was a thought-provoking episode.
I think everyone should listen to this podcast, because the guests are well-picked and the topics are always engaging. The host is a (proud) democrat, so obviously it leans left. If you also lean left, you will LOVE THIS PODCAST. The episode he does with his wife is so sweet. You can feel the love through your headphones.
True Crime <3
If you like true crime, listen to this. The serial killer episodes are particularly good.
The interviews are easy to follow, even if you have no previous knowledge of what they're discussing. Love this podcast!
If you are a fan of docudrama style fiction such as Tanis and Rabbits, you will eat this up! I nice take on an otherwise played out idea in pop culture.
SO well done
This is probably one of the best produced, most well written and acted audio dramas out there and it's already so old. It's not finished, which is a bummer, but I hold out hope that it will come back some day. Even though there's no ending, I STILL think it's worth a listen.
This is exactly what I want all audio dramas to be. It's funny, it's got drama, it's fully acted. I've listened through the whole thing SEVERAL times. Cue it up for a long road trip.
I really, really used to love this podcast. I was so into it when I first discovered it when it was just getting started, and even for quite a while after that. Over time, though, the tiny irritations have become intolerable. The flat out refusal to do research or even any prior preparation in some cases, the stumbling through reading straight from wikipedia, the constant attempts at creating and overusing quirky quotes that end up on t-shirts - it's too much. If you're looking for a true crime podcast, this just isn't it anymore. If you're more into it for the personality/off topic/kind of weirdly aggressive toward listeners attitude of the hosts, then maybe you'll be into it. This was great when true crime podcasts were just taking off, but there's way better, way more researched, way more interesting, and more importantly, WAY funnier and less annoying true crime podcasts out there now.
You need this.
This is one of, if not THE one, my "must listen the second there's a new episode" podcasts. It's in depth about topics you've either never heard of or thought you know all about already, and even if you do, it's hilarious to hear them told by the hosts. I can't go back far enough in the archives to endorse my top favorites, but I always recommend people start with Ten Cent Beer Night to get hooked immediately.
I highly recommend subscribing to this podcast, which will teach you something about how our unconscious brain can drive behaviors and outcomes about which we're not usually aware. This is a good one week after week.
JJ brings on fantastic guests, and he brings credibility and a true "insiders" perspective to each conversation. This one is on my "must listen" sports podcasts.
I am sucked in at the first sentence and always think I know what really happened or could have solved it. But that’s probably due to the way the story is told. Great podcast. Some are less interesting than others but that’s down to taste. Overall worth wlisten.
It's worth it for Parent Corner...
The episodes are LONG, and are one of the best reasons to crank up your playback speed. But the content is almost always outstanding and the style is conversational and comfortable. Whether or not you agree with Mr. Simmons' opinions, his guests are compelling and his interviewing style make you feel like you're sitting on a couch in a room with the guests. Mr. Simmons is brilliant when it comes to the NBA, and he pulls together sports, celebrity, and pop culture masterfully. And of course, Parent Corner is a MUST listen and his kids will remind you of your own.... this one, and the host, stand the test of time.
A MUST listen for everyone
One of my favorite parts of each day is syncing my podcasts and scanning the new episodes in my inbox. Believed is a series that hit my list each Monday morning, and I started at each episode for a few moments before listening. My hesitation was a combination of wanting to savor the compelling reporting and dreading the emotions the story would ellicit. I have 100+ podcasts on my subscription list, and none have made me, as much as this one, want to cry, scream, re-listen, and tell everyone I know what I just learned. Whereas the Larry Nassar story played out over time and seeped into our consciousness over time, this series brings it all together in a breath-taking run that will leave listeners more informed and more determined to ensure this kind of horrific, systemic cover-up could never happen again. At any time this podcast would be a must listen, but in the context of #MeToo it belongs at the top of everyone's list.
A great listen
Whether or not you were alive while the Watergate scandal unfolded, and the impact on our country's historical narrative and the reputations of many former leaders, is incalculable. The storytelling is brisk and balances well facts with context. This whole season is perfect for binge listening. Highly recommended.
I hope those brothers find peace and justice in the end. I am glad you were able to show them a community that supports them in this tragic endeavor by bringing the story to light. Wonderful narrating and loved how you stayed unbiased and willing to check out every avenue.
A hidden gem!
Wonderful podcast. Beautiful storytelling and fascinating tales
My new favourite
Easy to listen to, insightful, funny, non apologetic, a must listen
One of the best
One of my favourite podcasts of all time. Whenever anyone asks me for a recommendation I always mention Reply All. It’s a look into modern day problems or trends that only exist now due to the internet/technology. You don’t have to have vast knowledge about tech to enjoy, they always take time to bring you up to speed.
A must have for true crime listeners
Well researched and preaentation
Most bizarre heartbreaking pod I've listened to in a while
Not for the faint or squimish
Great for the imagination
This podcast really caught my attention. I like suspense and the paranormal, and this doesn't disappoint.
I was never really into the comedy/crime combo but these guys totally changed my mind! I find myself frequently bursting into laughter while being completely disgusted at the same time... its great. You sir, Can Fu*k off!
Loves this show
My favorite crime podcast
Each story is engaging and well researched. Love it.
Science made fun
The best of the best of science podcasts!
LISTEN TO IT!!!
I loved this, even though it is disturbing to think there are people like that in this world. Debra did make me crazy. I don't know how a woman can choose a man (monster) over her children.