There are 660,000 podcasts and 28 million podcast episodes. Here are 5 worth your time.
This new scripted thriller is carried on meticulous sound editing and effects that give a sense of dimension and distance you can’t get in any other medium. The episodes are less than 30 minutes, allowing for easy consumption. Raylene, played by Cynthia Erivo, is a truck driver picking up and delivering a suspicious cargo, but it’s not Raylene who tells the story as much as the sounds and voices around her.
Hosted by Cherokee Nation member and journalist Rebecca Nagle, This Land follows the U.S. Supreme Court case Carpenter v. Murphy in real time. Unlike other court cases the stakes are high, one murder 20 years ago could decide the fate of five tribal nations in Oklahoma.
If you’ve ever thought about what life would be like in a perfect world, you’re not the only one. There’s a history of people trying to design utopias, from colonial America to Nazi Germany. Host and journalist Avery Trufelman follows how they all ended up in practice, and why they all failed.
Malcolm Gladwell’s tone is laughably self-deprecating and arrogant at the same time, which is what makes this podcast so charming. He has a way of turning a story on its head, which is what the podcast is all about: revising history. Season 4 of Revisionist History is well on its way, and the latest theme is on the metaphysics of law and logic.
Don’t get any video game recommendations from this podcast, because they’re playing the worst and weirdest games ever made to answer the question: how did this get played? Hosts Heather Anne Campbell and Nick Wiger bring on guests to play the worst games imaginable and see what they can get out of it, if anything at all.
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