Podcasts

Podcasts are like television for your ears, but on the train.

Bardstown

Bardstown

Bardstown is another in an increasing field of true crime podcasts. Named after the supposedly idyllic town in Kentucky, the podcast investigates five unsolved murders...
Culpable

Culpable

There are so many of these true crime podcasts around these days. On the whole they all feel like an expanded version of a decent episode of Dateline. You know, you...
The Clearing

The Clearing

The Clearing is yet another true crime podcast that investigates some old, cold case murders. But this one is different. Because one of the major participants of the...
Dirty John

Dirty John

I’ve been listening to way too many of these depressing podcasts of late. Dirty John is a little different than some of them, of course, as it’s not about an unsolved...
To Live and Die in LA

To Live and Die in LA

I've always wondered how the heck you plan an investigative thing without having any idea how it's going to end up. It's not like I haven't listened to a few of these...
Carrier

Carrier

Podcasts have truly ruined my book reading. But until this year the two didn't really overlap in terms of content. I listened to podcasts to get news or entertainment...
Running from COPS

Headlong: Running from Cops

Back in college, we had a Saturday evening ritual. Before heading out to the campus bars we'd catch an episode of COPS. There was nothing like watching shirtless...
Blackout Season 1

Blackout: Season 1

No matter the medium, doing a New England accent is tough. And this scripted podcast set in New Hampshire is no exception. You gotta either commit to the accent or...
Root of Evil

Root of Evil

Of late, I feel like my viewing and listening habits are melding in an almost unhealthy way. After watching TNT's limited series, I Am the Night, I kind of, sort of ran...
The Dropout

The Dropout

I’m like the last person in America to read about the case of Theranos. I had a vague notion what it was all about, but really hadn’t dug in. In all honesty, I...
Broken Record

Broken Record: Season 1

What amounts to a bit of a spinoff of Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast, Broken Record obviously focuses on music and its place in history. Initially...
Bag Man

Bag Man

How much do you know about Spiro Agnew, a man whose name is an anagram for “O, a new sprig!” Yeah, that’s about all I knew as well. I mean besides the fact he was...
Up and Vanished Season 2

Up and Vanished: Season 2

I’ve gotten into these investigative podcasts mostly because I can’t stand listening to any more politics or pop culture. I mean there’s only so much political incompetence...
Revisionist History

Revisionist History: Seasons 1 – 3

I’m one of those people who interacted very little with Malcolm Gladwell’s work. I didn’t read any of those books I’m sure I’m supposed to read. I didn’t read any...
Pod Save America

Pod Save America

I generally try to avoid politics on this site. My Twitter is a different story, but on the site I try not to tip my hat which way I lean. Try, mind you, not succeed...
The Watch

The Watch

Apparently this podcast is officially 300 episodes deep. In fact, this isn’t even the first iteration of this pop-culture podcast. Its original title was Hollywood...
Homecoming

Homecoming: Seasons 1 & 2

I honestly never thought about listening to a fictional podcast. I don’t mean a podcast that may or may not actually exist, but rather a podcast that is essentially...
S-Town

S-Town

I don't think anybody needs me to be telling them about the Shit Town podcast at this point. Half of North America downloaded it in 2017 when it came out. It was...