The Magnus Archives – A weekly horror fiction podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organisation dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join Jonathan Sims as he explores the archive, but be be warned, as he looks into its depths something starts to look back…
Bookclub – Led by James Naughtie, a group of readers talk to acclaimed authors about their best-known novels.
ReWild Yourself – Daniel Vitalis is your guide through the world of human zoology and lifestyle design. Explore the strategies that ancient apes need to thrive in a modern world, awakening our instincts, and freeing our bodies and minds from the degenerative effects of human domestication.
Lexicon Valley – A show about language, from pet peeves, syntax, and etymology to neurolinguistics and the death of languages. Hosted by linguist John McWhorter.
The Happiness Lab with Dr, Laurie Santos – Based on the psychology course she teaches at Yale–the most popular class in the university’s 300-year history–Laurie will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will change the way you think about happiness.
No Such Thing as a Fish – A podcast from the QI offices in which the writers of the hit BBC show huddle around a microphone and discuss the best things they’ve found out this week.
Radiolab – A two-time Peabody Award-winner featuring a patchwork of people, sounds, stories, society and experiences all centered around one big idea each week.
LeVar Burton Reads – The best short fiction, handpicked by the best voice in podcasting. In every episode, host LeVar Burton (Roots, Reading Rainbow, Star Trek) invites you to take a break from your daily life, and dive into a great story.
Features top actors performing true stories of love, loss, and redemption. It has included performances by Kate Winslet, Uma Thurman, Angela Bassett, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sterling K. Brown, and more.
StoryCorps – 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.
Talking Sopranos – Co-stars Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa host the definitive Sopranos re-watch podcast. Michael and Steve follow the Sopranos series episode by episode giving fans all the inside info, behind the scenes stories and little-known facts that could only come from someone on the inside.
The Moth – 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.
Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History – Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? Dan Carlin’s unique blend of high drama, masterful narration and Twilight Zone-style twists has entertained millions of listeners.
Every Little Thing – Who invented pants? How did ‘pink for girls’ and ‘blue for boys’ happen? What do dogs say when they bark? ELT is here to answer your burning questions.
Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend – Over the years and despite thousands of interviews, Conan has never made a real and lasting friendship with any of his celebrity guests. So, he started a podcast to do just that.
Lore – A bi-weekly podcast (as well as a TV show and book series) about dark historical tales. Each episode explores the mysterious creatures, tragic events, and unusual places that fill the pages of history. Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.
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
This American Life – Gives listeners touching, humorous and often unexpected vignettes of life in America. Consistently ranked #1 Podcast in the US.
Invisibilia – Unseeable forces control human behavior and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions. Invisibilia—Latin for invisible things—fuses narrative storytelling with science that will make you see your own life differently.
Everything is Alive – An unscripted interview show in which all the subjects are inanimate objects. In each episode, a different thing tells us its life story–and everything it says is true.
Freakonomics Radio – Discover the hidden side of everything with Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books. Learn you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do).
Serial – This blockbuster podcast unfolds one 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 so it’s important to listen in, starting with Episode 1 for whichever season you pick.
You’re Wrong About – Every week the hosts reconsider an event or person or trend that’s been miscast in the public imagination. Topics include O.J Simpson Trial, Tonya Harding, Yoko Ono Breaking up the Beatles, and many more.
Noble Blood – Author Dana Schwartz explores the stories of some of history’s most fascinating royals: the tyrants and the tragic, the murderers and the murdered, and everyone in between.
Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda – A wonderful podcast where Alan interviews people from entertainment, science, music, and anyone else he thinks is interesting.
99% Invisible – Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we’ve just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture.
Stuff You Should Know – A long running, education and humorous show spanning all manner of pop culture topics. Climb aboard with Josh and Chuck on their quest to explain everything interesting about the world, one topic at a time.
Revisionist History – Welcome to Revisionist History, a podcast from Malcolm Gladwell and Pushkin Industries. Each week for 10 weeks, Revisionist History will go back and reinterpret something from the past: an event, a person, an idea. Something overlooked. Something misunderstood.
Ologies – Listen to experts on a different scientific topic each week in these entertaining and educational interviews!