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I am packing up for a 13+ hour car trip this weekend and I would love some new podcasts to listen to. I enjoy podcasts with a beginning and an end, that tell a story. As an example, some of my favorites have been:

- In the Dark (loved season 2 about Curtis Flowers)

- Standoff (about Ruby Ridge)

- The Dream (about MLM companies)

- Cold (about Susan Powell)

- Sold in America (about sexual exploitation in America)

Any favorites that you might recommend to make my drive go a little quicker?

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Not long Podcasts, each is only 10 minutes, but I’m loving That’s the Way I Heard It by Mike Rowe.  It’s alot like Paul Harvey’s Rest of the Story.  

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Slate's Slow Burn tells the story of Watergate in a manner that I found interesting. It's deeper than a cursory explanation, but not so bogged down in minute details so as to get tedious. 

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25 minutes ago, mmasc said:

I just binged on Serial for my 14 hour drive. 

 

Oh yes, I forgot about Serial. That’s another one I’ve enjoyed!

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Hardcore History! Best podcast of all time and most of them are 4 hours long so that helps! 🙂 Blueprint for Armageddon is probably the most epic of his series, or King of Kings. But they’re all amazing. 

ETA- he is the best history storyteller I’ve ever heard. It’s not dry. It’s not like a text. He pulls from sources but just oh. I just adore Dan Carlin. 

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9 minutes ago, Caroline said:

West Cork is about a murder investigation in Ireland. 


Ditto West Cork &  Serial

I'll add: 

Accused - the unsolved murder of Elizabeth Andes. Investigative journalism long piece from Cincinnati Enquirer

Murder We Wrote - it's kind of silly at times but kept my attn

(Framed otoh - I finished it but just barely. I was interested in the story but the execution was a bit meh)

Deadly Manners otoh was great. It's more like an old style radio play. 10 episodes I think... LeVar Burton is one of the actors in it. 

Speaking of LeVar (edit - oh lol that's not the name of the podcast,. I can't remember what he calls it) - his podcast of him reading short stories for adults

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2 hours ago, hornblower said:


Ditto West Cork &  Serial

I'll add: 

Accused - the unsolved murder of Elizabeth Andes. Investigative journalism long piece from Cincinnati Enquirer

Murder We Wrote - it's kind of silly at times but kept my attn

(Framed otoh - I finished it but just barely. I was interested in the story but the execution was a bit meh)

Deadly Manners otoh was great. It's more like an old style radio play. 10 episodes I think... LeVar Burton is one of the actors in it. 

Speaking of LeVar (edit - oh lol that's not the name of the podcast,. I can't remember what he calls it) - his podcast of him reading short stories for adults

 

Please do link the title of that Levar short story podcast if you remember it!

I’ve also enjoyed Up & Vanished and Dr Death. 

OP, not sure if you like theology but if so, and for others, What You Missed in the Bible/Bible History is one I’ve enjoyed. 

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31 minutes ago, Seasider too said:

 

Please do link the title of that Levar short story podcast if you remember it!

I’ve also enjoyed Up & Vanished and Dr Death. 

OP, not sure if you like theology but if so, and for others, What You Missed in the Bible/Bible History is one I’ve enjoyed. 


I remembered it while walking the dogs - it's simply called LeVar Burton Reads! http://www.levarburtonpodcast.com/ He hand picks the stories. I listened to a sci fi one and a  more literary one. I found it a bit more 'heavy' rather than an easy diversion tho, kwim? It doesn't make it on my playlist on the days I want fluffier stuff - which honestly is all the time now

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15 minutes ago, hornblower said:


I remembered it while walking the dogs - it's simply called LeVar Burton Reads! http://www.levarburtonpodcast.com/ He hand picks the stories. I listened to a sci fi one and a  more literary one. I found it a bit more 'heavy' rather than an easy diversion tho, kwim? It doesn't make it on my playlist on the days I want fluffier stuff - which honestly is all the time now

 

Thank you! I am like you in that I prefer stuff I can listen to easily, mostly while doing housework or exercising. I am interested in the short story format, though, because I am currently writing short form fiction and I believe hearing the pacing of some read aloud will be helpful. 

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I've recently started listening to the Armchair Expert w/ Dax Shepherd. He has a number of interesting interviewees on. I listened to Ted Danson today. 

If you're interested in legal stuff, Stay Tuned w/ Preet Bahara. 

If you like football, the Around the NFL podcast is excellent.

I'm enjoying all of the suggestions - thank you for asking this question, I have a bunch of new ones to check out!

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Bagman, by Rachel Maddow. 

If it was a book, it'd be in the "I couldn't put it down" category.

Awesome history, too, so you can listen with the kids around. 

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ETA: Sorry, just reread and saw you want story format. So, Stuff You Missed in History Class, Sherlock Holmes, and Agatha Raisin.

I'll leave the others up in case anyone is interested in general podcasts.

 

Stuff You Missed in History Class

The Minimalist

TED Radio Hour

Freakanomics

Adam Ruins Everything

Left, Right, and Center

Sherlock Holmes (Internet Archives)

Agatha Raisin (based on the books)

 

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Dr. Death- I binged it in a day.

Armchair Expert- Jay Leno's interview this week was great. Jonathan Haigt was another fav.

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How I Built This with Guy Raz is my all time favorite podcast

ETA: The Edible Arrangements episode might be one of the most inspiring stories I have ever heard

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On 1/19/2019 at 12:32 PM, hornblower said:


I remembered it while walking the dogs - it's simply called LeVar Burton Reads! http://www.levarburtonpodcast.com/ He hand picks the stories. I listened to a sci fi one and a  more literary one. I found it a bit more 'heavy' rather than an easy diversion tho, kwim? It doesn't make it on my playlist on the days I want fluffier stuff - which honestly is all the time now

 

I was just thinking I needed to do a podcast for kids reading children’s books. I have a weird, kinda raspy voice that kids seem to love (or be deathly afraid of).

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On 1/18/2019 at 9:07 PM, Just Kate said:

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- Cold (about Susan Powell)


Thanks for mentioning this one. I have been listening to it on my commute for the past several days. I knew nothing about his case. Quite riveting - in part because so many of the people kept journals, including audio journals. Really adds to it to hear their own voices

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David Tennant Does a Podcast With... The first episode was with Olivia Coleman. FYI: there is free use of f bombs and other adult language.

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I just found Imagined Life. Start with The Perfectionist. It was my favorite and I figured out who it was in the first 5-10 minutes. It’s great!

 

eta: the whole podcast is like a giant riddle.

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