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Best American Life podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
Best American Life podcasts we could find
Updated January 2020
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This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.
 
If you like The Moth, This American Life or Snap Judgment, take a walk on the wilder side with RISK! Your colorful host Kevin Allison (of the legendary comedy group The State) helms this surprisingly uncensored show where people tell jaw-dropping true stories they never thought they'd dare to share in public. RISK! is hilarious, heart-wrenching and remarkably real. Think you've heard it all? Fasten your seatbelt.
 
1 phone call. 1 hour. No names. No holds barred. Thats the premise behind Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People, hosted by comedian Chris Gethard (the Chris Gethard Show, Broad City, This American Life, and one of Time Outs 10 best comedians of 2015). Every week, Chris opens the phone line to one anonymous caller, and he cant hang up first, no matter what. From shocking confessions and family secrets to philosophical discussions and shameless self-promotion, anything can and will happen! T ...
 
A podcast that explores the nuanced experiences of Filipinos in the United States, atbp.
 
You know how every day someone asks "how are you?" And even if you’re totally dying inside, you just say "fine," so everyone can go about their day? This show is the opposite of that. Hosted by author and notable widow (her words) Nora McInerny, this is a funny/sad/uncomfortable podcast about talking honestly about our pain, our awkwardness, and our humanness, which is not an actual word. From American Public Media.
 
Home of the Brave: new and old stories from "This American Life" contributor Scott Carrier.
 
Daniel Lobell of Comical Radio and This American Life is back once again. This time, he's diving head first into philosophy (a subject he knows little about) with fellow comedians (Marc Maron, Artie Lange, Maria Bamford, Lewis Black, Greg Fitzsimmons, Larry Miller, Reggie Watts etc.) and attempting to find the answers to life's great questions. Even if the questions just lead to more questions, there will be many laughs in between. You can listen and decide: Are comedians really "modern day ...
 
Outside's longstanding literary storytelling tradition comes to life in audio with features that will entertain, inspire, and inform listeners. We launched in March 2016 with our first series, Science of Survival, which was developed in partnership with PRX, distributors of the idolized This American Life and The Moth Radio Hour, among others. We have since added three additional series, The Outside Interview, which has editor Christopher Keyes interrogating the biggest figures in sports, ad ...
 
The Storyteller is a 15-minute weekly radio broadcast and podcast featuring true stories from Native American - First Nations people across North America who are following Jesus Christ without reservation. Don't be fooled, this is not some religious, feel good program. This is real life. It's raw, direct and personal. If you're tired of the way things are, or wonder if there really is hope for something better, you may want to listen to some folks who understand. The Storyteller can be heard ...
 
Conversations with Bill Kristol features in-depth, thought-provoking discussions with leading figures in American public life.
 
Selected by Apple as a "Best of 2018" Podcast. Join Jordan Harbinger with Jason DeFillippo as we get deep into the untapped wisdom of the world's top performers -- from intelligence operatives to legendary musicians, iconoclastic writers to visionary changemakers. We deconstruct the playbooks of the most successful people on earth -- and learn new strategies, perspectives and insights you can't find anywhere else. Then, take these practical insights into your own life and live what you listen.
 
NFL.com's "Around the NFL" crew (Gregg Rosenthal, Dan Hanzus, Marc Sessler and Chris Wesseling) break down the latest football news, with a dash of mirth.
 
Are you looking for a new and fun way to learn American English? Come hang out with Lindsay and Michelle from Boston and New York City and have fun while you improve your English listening skills! We are an English as a Second Language (ESL) podcast for intermediate to advanced English learners around the world. We will show you how to use everyday English vocabulary and natural idioms, expressions, and phrasal verbs and how to make small talk in American English. We will also give you speci ...
 
American Snippets is a patriotic and entrepreneurial mindset driven interview show that inspires people to go after their American Dream. The show is hosted by Barbara Allen and Dave Brown. Barbara Allen is a military widow turned entrepreneur, award-winning author, and speaker. Dave Brown is a real estate investor, serial entrepreneur, and life coach. Together, Barb and Dave share inspiring stories from real Americans, doing exceptional things, in real life. Whether they are celebrities, en ...
 
Serial is a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial unfolds one story - a 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. Sarah won't know what happens at the end of the story until she gets there, not long before you get there with her. Each week she'll bring you the latest chapter, so it's important to listen in, starting with Episode 1. New episode ...
 
S-Town is a new podcast from Serial and This American Life, hosted by Brian Reed, about a man named John who despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks Brian to investigate the son of a wealthy family who's allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But when someone else ends up dead, the search for the truth leads to a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man's life.
 
A weekly show of constitutional debate hosted by National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen where listeners can hear the best arguments on all sides of the constitutional issues at the center of American life.
 
The Iroquois Confederacy. An Indigenous North American civilization with equal rights and representative government that left Europeans in bewilderment. Their influence affected the American free spirit and the modern day woman's rights movement. This show covers the culture, histories and legends of the Haudenosaunee. The People of the Longhouse.
 
Scams, sex, and even murder all in the name of a perverted American dream. Enter a world where crime pays until you get caught. CNBC’s unprecedented original true-crime series, “American Greed”, takes you inside the amazing real-life stories of how some people will do anything for money. Narrated by award-winning stage, screen, and television actor Stacy Keach.
 
The podcast where we talk about all things Chesterton, which includes everything, and everything else. Learn more about Chesterton, his life, his books, his way of thinking.
 
This podcast is a beautifully executed compilation combining the absolute best in progressive and liberal political news, commentary and occasional comedy with great music to pull it all together. Each edition focuses on a political theme and delivers a variety of stories and perspectives from an array of sources on that theme. By the way, this is an ENHANCED PODCAST with cool features built in which is fun but that means that it's not compatible with everyone's audio player. For the STANDAR ...
 
The Sini-Gang are pinoys depicting a slice of Filipino-American life in Virginia Beach, VA via a weekly, light-hearted Podcast. We discuss anything and everything, and we call 'em as we see 'em through our Filipino-American eyes. Don't take us too seriously though, we don't.
 
Bringing you the best from across the American Countryside.
 
A weekly college basketball podcast by Brendan Quinn of The Athletic and Dylan Burkhardt of UMHoops.com. We discuss Michigan, Michigan State, the Big Ten and the game at-large.
 
The Cold War, Prohibition, the Gold Rush, the Space Race. Every part of your life -the words you speak, the ideas you share- can be traced to our history, but how well do you really know the stories that made America? We’ll take you to the events, the times and the people that shaped our nation. And we’ll show you how our history affected them, their families and affects you today. Hosted by Lindsay Graham (not the Senator). From Wondery, the network behind Tides Of History, Fall Of Rome and ...
 
Knox and the Gingerbread man are two life long friends who want nothing more then to make you laugh and then offend you. we spend time talking about local and national issues and making fun of stupid people. TEXT THE SHOW ANYTIME AT 918 815 0019.
 
Turn on, Tune In, Fight back. In a not-so-distant-and-very-dystopic future, a secret rebel radio show takes to the airwaves to tell the American people what's really going on. Debuting the first week of November (just one year prior to Election Day 2020 - and that's no accident), the Rebel Network Frequency asks "what could American life be like 8 years from now?" and "what are you going to do about it?"
 
Consider Our Knowledge is your award-winning home for the best NPR parody that we know of- where the news is fake, and the jokes are real. If you enjoy All Things Considered, This American Life, Fresh Air or any other public radio program, then you’ll appreciate it when we use our satirical skills to parody them. Join host Conor Bentley for a new episode every week, as he leads the best looking news team in public radio. www.considerourknowledge.com
 
A comedy podcast exploring quirky characters and their fascinating lives—and that's just the hosts. Reminiscent of NPR programs such as This American Life, Snap Judgment and Invisibilia, except those are real and this isn't. Part scripted and part improvised, BTADS brings you out-there stories, unknown history lessons, and a few ads for products you never knew you didn't need.
 
Conversations at the intersection of philosophy, theology, science, politics and life.
 
Join hosts Jay & Liz LaChapelle as they present a lighthearted view of their American life in the 21st century. The Mousepad Heroes are a nerdy family of four, trying to make their way through the adventures of work, school and keeping a house relatively under control. They love their hobbies and the conversation often centers around pop culture, video gaming, entertainment and life on the Internet.
 
Each week, Ryen Russillo will break down the biggest topics in football, both NFL and NCAA.
 
BrainBox takes listeners on a deep dive into history, literature, ethics, philosophy, and other humanities fields to give context to issues affecting American society.weblog
 
This American Lie is a fully improvised Public Radio show based on that other Public Radio Show with a very similar name. Tune in for an hour of "HILAR-UDITE" entertainducation. It's smart, it's droll, it's made possible by listeners like you.
 
The American Mind podcast uncovers the ideas and principles that drive American political life. In each episode, we engage Claremont Institute scholars, co-conspirators, and challengers in thought-provoking and intellectual conversations about the real causes of our current political and cultural reality. We explore these ideas with an eye towards restoring America back to civic health. The American Mind is a production of the Claremont Institute. Tell us what you think! Subscribe to our cha ...
 
Every scandal begins with a lie. But the truth will come out. And then comes the fallout and the outrage. Scandals have shaped America since its founding. From business and politics to sports and society, we look on aghast as corruption, deceit and ambition bring down heroes and celebrities, politicians and moguls. And when the dust finally settles, we’re left to wonder: how did this happen? Where did they trip up, and who is to blame? From the creators of American History Tellers, Business ...
 
Real, American, Life....(more definition later, when we know what it is ourselves.....Donations accepted but not requested. They do help. paypal.me/AMERICANWILDLYFE
 
Living abroad can be an adventure...and as a US Citizen it can be challenging! On the first Tuesday of each month, the American Citizens Abroad (ACA) team dives into an array of issues concerning Americans residing abroad, from taxation to finances to culture shock to trailing spouses and everything in-between! Join us as we explore the reality of life as an American living abroad. podcast@americansabroad.org
 
Jon & Chelle discuss whats going on in the world of pop culture, their lives, relationships, and whatever else comes across their mind
 
This Week in Microbiology is a podcast about unseen life on Earth hosted by Vincent Racaniello and friends. Following in the path of his successful shows 'This Week in Virology' (TWiV) and 'This Week in Parasitism' (TWiP), Racaniello and guests produce an informal yet informative conversation about microbes which is accessible to everyone, no matter what their science background.
 
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A flute player breaks into a British museum and makes off with a million dollars worth of dead birds.By This American Life
 
Earlier this month the Los Angeles Times ran the column Here’s how HiFi, or Historic Filipinotown, got its name by Frank Shyong. In the column Frank quotes TFAL’s Joe Bernardo and mentions Episode 85 – Filipino Ethnic Enclaves: Do They Exist? Do We Need Them? Head to the LA Times and read the full column and then take a listen to this throwback epi…
 
Travis Mills may have lost both arms and both legs in Afghanistan, but one thing that IED could not take from him was the spirit with which he lives his life. In the wake of a near-death incident that robbed him of his limbs, Travis Mills has achieved more than many people do in a lifetime, let alone in a handful of years - all while struggling to …
 
“How do we live in time? How do we mark it? How do we make it meaningful?”In this episode, we talk with cultural historian Dr. Alexis McCrossen about what New Year’s celebrations, advances in timekeeping technologies, conflicts over the meanings of weekends and holidays, and other aspects of time can tell us about American history and culture. Face…
 
This state had a star on two flags at the same time – the U.S. flag and the confederate flag. But to which side would the state be loyal? This is the story of one man and his opinion that influenced his fellow citizens and the war…By Andrew McCrea
 
George grew up in Mountain Village, Alaska where life can be pretty rugged. One day, while he was out on his snow machine he got caught in a storm. He got lost and, eventually, his snowmobile ran out of gas. He found himself in a potentially deadly situation. Should he abandon his snow machine or stay put?…
 
A room filled with heroes - Dan Hazus, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling and Gregg Rosenthal recap each game of Championship Weekend. The 49ers were in control for most of the NFC Championship game but the Packers fought as hard as they could (4:11). The heroes discuss if this loss is Aaron Rodgers fault (13:59) before recapping the Chiefs big win over…
 
Raccoon is starving and needs to use his wits to get a meal. The crayfish are not an easy meal. Based on the Story by Arthur C. Parker (Seneca)By Andrew Cotter and Caleb Cotter
 
The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. A note on shownotes. In a perfect world, you go into each episode of the Memory Palace knowing nothing about what's coming. It's pretentious, sure, but that's the intention. So, if you don't want any spoilers or anything, you can click play…
 
Spend five minutes a day in prayer, contemplating the goodness of Gilbert Chesterton and his devoted wife Frances. This couple is a model of love, and demonstrate the fruitfulness of Christian marriage. Pray with us that if it be God's will, this holy couple's sanctity will be recognized. chesterton.org…
 
After playing F Boy Flashcards (1:36), and talking about Christmas Day pajamas (7:13), we discuss people announcing being in they feelings (11:35), what are big deals (22:01), and Taco Bell bringing back Nacho Fries (34:21). Plus a Power Recap. Sleepers Aaliyah x DVSN - Rock The Boat Too Deep (Jon) Snoh Alegra - Want You To Be Around (Chelle) Closi…
 
Air Date 1/18/2020 Today we take a look at The Afghanistan Papers which reveal in stark detail much of what the anti-war movement has known or strongly suspected since the beginning. Going beyond the scope of The Pentagon Papers of the Vietnam War era, The Afghanistan Papers feature interviews and documentation from top-ranking officials admitting …
 
Russillo tries to make sense of the MLB cheating scandal (3:25) before talking with The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor about the Bucks' improvement, the Celtics' schedule, the Lakers, Clippers, and Rockets, Brandon Ingram's leap, Chris Paul and the Thunder, trade deadline rumors, and more (19:20). Finally, Ryen shares some thoughts about the new Netflix d…
 
Last spring I was invited to speak at the Oorzaken Audio Festival in Amsterdam. I remember seeing leaves come out on the trees along the canals and tulips blooming on the bridges. The first night I was there i was interviewed on stage at the Torpedo Theater by the hosts of the Podcastclub, a Dutch podcast hosted by Lieven Heeremans and Misha Melita…
 
Spend five minutes a day in prayer, contemplating the goodness of Gilbert Chesterton and his devoted wife Frances. This couple is a model of love, and demonstrate the fruitfulness of Christian marriage. Pray with us that if it be God's will, this holy couple's sanctity will be recognized. chesterton.org…
 
It may have seemed this famous western showman had married the wrong woman. After all, his bride was a city girl who didn’t grow up around horses and cowboy life. It turned out that she might have been the better cowboy of the pair. This is the story of the amazing couple…By Andrew McCrea
 
Nick Vatterott visits Daniel Lobell to talk everything from sketch comedy to living in NYC and seeing Elephants walk through the Queens tunnel to Don Coyote. Great talk from to you by Better Help. Visit BetterHelp.com/MDP for 10% off your first month. Enjoy!By Daniel Lobell
 
You're not sure if the speeding ticket you got driving across the country was given because you had out-of-state license plates, you were racially profiled, or there was an equipment failure of some kind, but you're pretty sure it wasn't for speeding. You want to fight it, but you're not sure what your legal options and obligations are. Friend of t…
 
A room filled with heroes - Dan Hanzus, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling and Gregg Rosenthal preview Championship Weekend starting with the Packers and 49ers. (5:02) The stop half way to discuss Luke Kuechly retiring and the latest Odell Beckham drama. (28:51)The heroes finish up the show by previewing the Titans and Chiefs. (44:54)…
 
Today, Chief Justice John Roberts was sworn in at the United States Senate to preside over the third presidential impeachment trial in American history. On this week’s episode, Ken Starr, the former independent counsel who investigated President Clinton before his impeachment, and Joan Biskupic, CNN Supreme Court analyst and biographer of Chief Jus…
 
Spend five minutes a day in prayer, contemplating the goodness of Gilbert Chesterton and his devoted wife Frances. This couple is a model of love, and demonstrate the fruitfulness of Christian marriage. Pray with us that if it be God's will, this holy couple's sanctity will be recognized. chesterton.org…
 
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Ray Christian first shared on the podcast in February of 2015 about dangerous play.By Kevin Allison
 
Many of us had childhood heroes, and for Gordon it was the famous showman Buffalo Bill. What he might never have imagined was how he would eclipse the fame of the legend. This is the story of a man named Gordon, but better known as someone else…By Andrew McCrea
 
Simon Sinek (@simonsinek) is the best-selling author of Find Your Why and Start with Why. He returns to the show to discuss his latest offering, The Infinite Game, which offers a framework for leading with an infinite mindset in a limitless world. What We Discuss with Simon Sinek: Common public speaking gaffes and how to avoid making them. How Simo…
 
Fresh off a plane from New Orleans, Russillo talks about LSU's National Championship win over Clemson (1:30), before talking to Matthew Polly, the author of 'Bruce Lee: A Life,' about the legend of Bruce Lee, his journey to America, some of his grandiose stories and infamous fights, his untimely death, and much more (11:15).…
 
Spend five minutes a day in prayer, contemplating the goodness of Gilbert Chesterton and his devoted wife Frances. This couple is a model of love, and demonstrate the fruitfulness of Christian marriage. Pray with us that if it be God's will, this holy couple's sanctity will be recognized. chesterton.org…
 
Disgraced Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland uses fraud to launch his brand and a luxury music festival in the Bahamas. (Season 13 Episode 172 Original Airdate 08-19-2019) Want to binge watch your Greed? The latest episodes at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
You could say this museum began because a man did not want to inherit what his sister was wanting to give to him. Thanks goodness he built a thriving restaurant chain so he had the cash to build a home for what was about to become his…By Andrew McCrea
 
Ask scientists about the aurora borealis and they’ll explain that the spectacular display of lights we see in the wintertime sky is caused by solar winds that send charged particles into the earth’s upper atmosphere, where they smash into gases. But witness this otherworldly show yourself, and ancient beliefs about magic often feel more true. It wa…
 
Alec Lace was just in the 8th grade when he began down a path it would take him years to recover from. His addictions to drugs, alcohol, and gambling brought his marriage to the brink of collapse and nearly cost him the chance to be a father to his four children. Today, Alec is basking in the joy of a clean lifestyle, a restored love to his marriag…
 
A room filled with heroes - Dan Hanzus, Chris Wesseling, Colleen Wolfe and Gregg Rosenthal bring you all of the latest news around the NFL including a possible Tony Romo offer from ESPN (4:35), the latest with the coaching hires (Bill Lazor!) (13:25) and Antonio Gates retiring (19:55). The heroes react to Browns new Head Coach Stefanski coldly reac…
 
Air Date 1/14/2020 Today we take a look back at the year 2010 in our annual 10-years-past retrospective to see what we may learn. 2010 was an enormous year of news and I've been working on this episode so long that I can hardly remember life before I started. Be part of the show! Leave us a message at 202-999-3991 EPISODE SPONSORS: Clean Choice Ene…
 
Spend five minutes a day in prayer, contemplating the goodness of Gilbert Chesterton and his devoted wife Frances. This couple is a model of love, and demonstrate the fruitfulness of Christian marriage. Pray with us that if it be God's will, this holy couple's sanctity will be recognized. chesterton.org…
 
The Union Pacific Railroad had the perfect new resort to sell to its passengers. The only problem was convincing them to come to this remote area of Idaho…By Andrew McCrea
 
Steve Elkins is a cinematographer and explorer whose discovery of and expedition to a legendary settlement in the rainforest of Honduras is chronicled in The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston. [Featured photo by Ryan Hartford of Ecliptic Media] What We Discuss with Steve Elkins: How did Steve and his team manage to only r…
 
A caller in London talks to Geth about British & European politics, noting that there might be a problem with political parties founded by comedians. This episode is brought to you by You’re Not Listening, Brooklinen (www.brooklinen.com), Bombas (www.bombas.com/stories), and Teladoc (www.teladoc.com/stories).…
 
In the third installment of the ACA podcast, Charles Bruce, Chairman of ACA’s sister foundation, American Citizens Abroad Global Foundation, legal counsel of ACA, and one of the three co-editors of ACA’s new Tax Directory discusses ACA’s updated Expat Tax Services Directory. We chat about the evolution of the Directory over the years; what the Dire…
 
Jenna Brister, Betsy Bluto, and Amy Salloway share stories about a sexy massage, a message from beyond, and mysterious illness.By Kevin Allison
 
This week we're considering the latest news and analysis on the continuing tensions between the U.S. and Iran. We’ll also consider an update on the NFL playoffs with Rick Van Patten and Cecil the Pontificator from ESPN’s Sports Yell.By thepodcastshow
 
Russillo is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long on the ground in New Orleans just before the CFP National Championship Game to recap the divisional round of the NFL playoffs, discuss restaurant etiquette, describe game day in New Orleans, and share thoughts on the upcoming National Championship Game.…
 
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