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Best Stories podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
Best Stories podcasts we could find
Updated January 2020
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Extraordinary first person stories from around the world
 
From creator Jon Grilz, a collection of the most famous and disturbing creepypastas and urban legends in the world. Listener discretion is advised. Stories requests can be made on twitter @creepypod or via email at creepypod@gmail.com
 
Lore is 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.
 
The NoSleep Podcast is a multi-award winning anthology series of original horror stories, with rich atmospheric music to enhance the frightening tales.
 
Radically empathic advice
 
Spend an hour in someone else's life. Conversations draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may have heard about, but never met.
 
The Sound of Horror
 
You think you know the story…But do you really? Every other Saturday, Tales presents ancient fairy tales the way they were originally told: orally, and unadulterated. Tales is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media production.
 
Debra Newell is a successful interior designer. She meets John Meehan, a handsome man who seems to check all the boxes: attentive, available, just back from a year in Iraq with Doctors Without Borders. But her family doesn’t like John, and they get entangled in an increasingly complex web of love, deception, forgiveness, denial, and ultimately, survival. Reported and hosted by Christopher Goffard from the L.A. Times.
 
Family Secrets. We all have them. And while the discovery of family secrets can initially be terrifying or traumatic, often these discoveries have the power to liberate, heal, and even uplift us. Join Dani Shapiro, bestselling author of the memoir Inheritance, and her guests as they explore astonishing family secrets and uncover the extraordinary lessons the truth can teach us.
 
Mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, and dramatic radio. Hosted by Glynn Washington.
 
THE TRUTH makes movies for your ears. They're short stories that are sometimes dark, sometimes funny, and always intriguing. Every story is different, but they all take you to unexpected places using only sound. If you're new, some good starting places are: Silvia's Blood, That's Democracy, Moon Graffiti, Tape Delay, or whatever's most recent. Listening with headphones is encouraged! We're a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.
 
Your favorite actors bringing great stories to life.
 
The uncanny, extraordinary, true stories of events that have dramatically altered the lives of ordinary people; a son is shot by his own father, a woman's sister develops multiple personalities, a man wakes up in the morgue. These are riveting, moving and often haunting stories that will stick with you long after you listen.
 
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 ...
 
What's the one secret you've never told anybody? Welcome to The Secret Room, a podcast about the true stories no one ever tells. Hosted by Ben Hamm.
 
Special audio projects from Slate.
 
A storytelling show that explores the night, the landscape of the unseen, and how thoughts, feelings and behaviors transform in the dark.
 
Insomnia? Mind racing at night? Worries keeping you up? Tune in for a bedtime story that lets you forget your problems and progressively gets more boring until you fall to sleep. So get in bed, press play, close your eyes, and drift off into dreamland.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the "if it bleeds, it leads," kind of crime. Something a little more complex. Stories of people who've done wrong, been wronged, and/or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. We are a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
 
Murder and the paranormal finally meet! Grab your wine and milkshakes and join us every Sunday for some chilling ghost stories and downright terrifying true crime stories. The world's a scary place. And that's why we drink!
 
First-person diaries, sound portraits, and hidden chapters of history from Peabody Award-winning producer Joe Richman and the Radio Diaries team. From teenagers to octogenarians, prisoners to prison guards, bra saleswomen to lighthouse keepers. The extraordinary stories of ordinary life. Radio Diaries is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm
 
True stories recorded live at The Narrators, the award-winning storytelling show from Denver, Colorado. Comedians, actors, musicians, writers, and other fascinating folks share first-person narratives from their lives, centered on a monthly theme.
 
The Mortified Podcast is a storytelling series where adults share the embarrassing things they created as kids—diaries, letters, lyrics & beyond—in front of total strangers. PS: It totally likes you. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
 
Do you wanna hear something scary? Join Sapphire and Markeia every week as they bring you the creepiest ghost stories, urban legends, and folktales.For advertising opportunities please email PodcastPartnerships@Studio71us.comTake our survey: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4
 
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.
 
Modern Love 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. A collaboration between WBUR and The New York Times.
 
Joel Huggins, America's last true folklorist, embarks on a journey to listen as everyday people sit around with him and tell him the best story from their lives. Crack open a beer and drop into The Storyhole!
 
These aren't the stories your mother used to tell you ... no, these are The Other Stories. The Other Stories is a weekly short story podcast. A modern take on The Twilight Zone, Tales From The Crypt, or The Outer Limits. Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF stories delivered right to your podcast feed every Monday morning.
 
Every house is haunted. In each episode of Family Ghosts, we investigate the true story behind a mysterious figure whose legend has followed a family for generations. Grandmothers who were secretly jewel smugglers, uncles who led double lives, siblings who vanished without a trace, and other ghostly characters who cast shadows over our lives in ways that might not be immediately obvious. We are all formed in part by our familial collections of secrets, intrigues, and myths. By engaging with ...
 
When the stakes are life and death, you'd be surprised at the lengths you’d go to survive. Pain, hunger, and fear can seem like paralyzing obstacles, but in the face of real danger, they’re actually what keeps us alive. ​Every week, we'll follow a different survivor's visceral and inspiring fight for life, and examine how the trauma impacted them forever. ​These are the stories of what happens when the human self-preservation instinct is pushed to its limit, through the eyes of the world's m ...
 
Kind World is a show about compassion. Through stories big and small, we explore the effect one act can have on a life, to better understand each other and ourselves.
 
10 Things That Scare Me is a tiny podcast about our biggest fears. In each episode, one person talks. Alone in a room. It could be anyone. It could be you. It’s someone driven by fears that keep them up at night, that define their lives, and inform their choices. This is a podcast about them, about you, about us, and the world we inhabit together. New episodes every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
 
The Fantasy Fiction Podcast
 
What is it like to be famous before you’re famous? What is it like to walk in the shoes of another person? Each episode of Imagined Life takes you on an immersive journey into the life of a world-famous person. It’ll be someone you may think you know, even admire -- or maybe the opposite. You’ll get clues to your identity along the way. But only in the final moments will you find out who “you” really are. So sit back, let go, and -- imagine your life, with our hosts, Oscar nominated Virginia ...
 
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.
 
“Make your statement, face your fear.” 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… New episodes every Thursday produced by Rusty Quill, featuring guest actors, short stories, serial plots and more.
 
Revisionist History is Malcolm Gladwell's journey through the overlooked and the misunderstood. Every episode re-examines something from the past—an event, a person, an idea, even a song—and asks whether we got it right the first time. From Pushkin Industries. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance.
 
The Last Podcast On The Left covers all the horrors our world has to offer both imagined and real, from demons and slashers to cults and serial killers, The Last Podcast is guaranteed to satisfy your blood lust.
 
HumaNature is the podcast that explores where humans and our habitat meet. The show tells real stories about human experiences in nature. Along the way, we’ll meet people whose encounters help us reflect on our own place in the natural world.
 
True horror stories written by those that made it out alive. First person accounts narrated and produced by Andrew Tate in an anthology of terror and suspense.
 
The Original Science Fiction Podcast
 
The best source on our cultural identity is not the official, historical record — ask any anthropologist, it’s the town dump. Ephemera — those things that were just barely saved, and in some cases not saved at all — emanate with secrets we can only glimpse and mysteries we can never completely answer. The stories may be unfamiliar, but the themes are universal; this is a looking glass, a window into our own fragile, material existence that begs the question, “How will I be remembered?”
 
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There’s something in Larry’s past that women he dates have a right to know, but he’s kept it a secret from most of them. In pictures: See Larry on his wedding day and at the bar he used to work at. They're waiting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Search @secretroompod. BETTER HELP Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret. BUFFY For …
 
In the drive thru line to get some fast food chicken, this caller tells Geth about dealing with the aftermath of her husband’s psychotic break. This episode is brought to you by Teladoc (www.teladoc.com/stories).By Earwolf & Chris Gethard
 
A struggling artist turned gallery owner launches his attempt to become remembered. Written by Dan Howarth Narrated by Josh Curran Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Umcorps and Thom Robson And sound effects provided by Zapsplat.com and Freesound.org Dan Howarth is a writer from the North West of England. He has co-edited three anthologies, the mo…
 
In this bonus episode we hear from listeners in the Family Secrets community. To share your secret, call 1-888-SECRET-0. This month, Dani’s taking Family Secrets on the road. To get your tickets, visit danishapiro.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio
 
Ben 'n' Henry break down this week's true crime news: the mother of missing Idaho children thinks she's a reincarnated god, a crystal meth masturbation brawl, and MORE.
 
David tells the story of three unlikely family members who shaped his life. ~41~ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy WALT FM & Spoke Media
 
Happy New Year! We're flappin' into 2020 (because we're flappers now) by reading your story submissions and we've got some great ones for you this month! We're diving into badass grandparent stories and, listen, your grandparents are amazing. We hear about grandpas in the witness protection program, grandmas who claim the title "scholarly badass," …
 
A look back at some of our favorite Yuletide tales from the podcast, as well as a few mini-stories from RISK! fans.By Kevin Allison
 
They are natural-born-leaders with a never-ending thirst for power. Through force and deceit, they rise through the ranks towards radicalism—eliminating anyone who stands in their way. Every Tuesday, delve into the minds, and motives, behind some of the world’s most infamous leaders in Parcast’s original series, DICTATORS. Each dictator is analyzed…
 
Mariah travels to a country she's never been to in hopes that she can find a man she's never met: her father. ~41~ This episode is supported in part by the Kindred Spirits - our supporters on Patreon. For just $5 a month, Kindred Spirits get early access to all of our episodes, hear them ad-free, plus exclusive bonus episodes that aren't available …
 
Sean was the first hearing baby to be born to his mother’s family in four generations. He became an Auslan interpreter, and an instantly recognisable figure during Australia's bushfire crisis
 
Check out Marcus' new show: NO DOGS IN SPACE. Here's the first episode! On our first series, we cover the so-called godfathers of punk, The Stooges. Join us as we explore the early days of Iggy and the boys as the more innocent of their drug-fueled escapades as the band tries figuring out their voice in the midst of the ultimately empty peace and l…
 
Author : Ranylt Richildis Narrator : Dominik Parisien Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums First published by Myths Inscribed. Rated PG. Charlemagne and Florent By Ranylt Richildis This is what happened to les deux bretons before I met them, back in the 70s when they were boys in Vannes. One was abandoned at ninetee…
 
Edis Kolar guarded a lifesaving tunnel built in the basement of his family home during the siege of Sarajevo. The secret passage provided a safe way to move people and supplies in and out of the surrounded Bosnian city. Edis tells Outlook's Mariana Des Forges how he lived in the tunnel house for the whole war, alongside other soldiers and his grand…
 
When sirens splinter the night, do you go toward the noise? Or take it as a sign to run away? Sounds can be warnings of dangers near it, or waiting for you to flee towards where it waits around the next corner...closer than you might think. First, buzz is that there is a new girl at school. Next, that sound you hear is a catchy jingle beckoning to …
 
This week, conversations between strangers who don't necessarily agree on things politically, but come together to find moments of connection during their StoryCorps interviews.By NPR
 
Rosemary Cipriano, Micklewhite Ezpozito, and Bryan Kett share stories about a boob job, a religious cult, and a very rowdy classroom.By Kevin Allison
 
Stories in this episode: I think someone is stalking me at work. - airfryedchicken98 Pete, my childhood stalker - Azzbolemighty My first boyfriend turned out to be a murderer - Funky_Discoball I attract exactly the wrong people - GhettoWedding Follow Let's Not Meet: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/433173970399259/ Twitter - https://twitt…
 
Claire grew up running wild in the Banksia forests of Southern Western Australia. As an adult she had a period of homelessness, living on the streets of Melbourne. After learning the truth of her family's story, Claire found her focus
 
Today, Leon Bosch is one of the most respected classical double bass players in the world but as a teenager he was made a political prisoner in South Africa because of his peaceful resistance to the apartheid regime – an experience that has haunted him for most of his life. But that time in prison also drove him to commit to playing the double bass…
 
Episode 134: Disturbing the Peace There’s nothing more certain in life than death. No matter how rewarding or challenging our days on this planet might be, for as long as humans have been around, we’ve viewed death as something akin to slumber, however natural or untimely it might be. But not all that sleep are left undisturbed. ———————— This episo…
 
Rebecca Carroll is a cultural critic and Editor of Special Projects at WNYC. She met her husband on a subway platform in Brooklyn. He was on his way to a conference on race and social policy. He proposed to her on the same subway platform a year later. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.…
 
Cameron Esposito is a Los Angeles-based standup comic, actor and writer. Cameron did a stint as ringmaster for El Circo Cheapo Cabaret out of Chicago. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.By WNYC Studios
 
There are worse things than prison... *** Written by Matt Dymerski and narrated by Jimmy Ferrer, Owen McCuen, Gabriella Ferrer, Steve Blizin, Nate Dufort, and Alicia Atkins *** Check out our reward tiers at patreon.com/creepypod *** You can also subscribe to us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/creepypod *** Co-Produced by Steve Blizin and Jimmy …
 
We will take a gently trip to a dreamy glen of golf and your sleeplessness will be minimized. (You can find all of our sponsors or become a patron on our new website http://www.sleepwithmepodcast.com story starts at about 20:00) Check out Jonathan Mann’s new podcast “As It Happens: Song a Day” https://podcast.jonathanmann.net/ Commission a song fro…
 
A flute player breaks into a British museum and makes off with a million dollars worth of dead birds.By This American Life
 
Megan Phelps-Roper grew up inside the notorious Westboro Baptist Church family. In 2012 she left the church, and her family, to live in the world she once reviled
 
Don't worry, it's not me, it's not you, it's Houdini... This week Em is bringing us the first in their two part series on Houdini and his badass involvement in 1920s spiritualism. After which Christine takes on the lesser known cold case of the Tweed Morris triple murders. Do you smell the rats before the incense too? And that's why we drink! Pleas…
 
If Cats or Rise of Skywalker ruined your holiday season, help is on the way. A boy writes a passionate defense of his favorite Star Wars film after critics trash it. The teenage journals of a “Cats” fanatic. Binge episodes @ getmortified.com. Mortified is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.By Mortified Media and Radiotopia
 
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…
 
It's episode 03 of The NoSleep Podcast presents: The New Decayed. On this week's show we investigate the truth behind unsettling urban legends and macabre modern monsters. Disclaimer: This is our first experimental miniseason. For this five-part series you’ll be joining Jessica McEvoy and Olivia White as they delve into the experimental, dark abyss…
 
Stephanie Summerville tells us about her eye-opening experience as a casual worker. It was her first job and it thrust her into a shocking situation. She was providing respite care for a terminally-ill man in her hometown of Evansville, in Indiana. As she looked around his bedroom she saw a white robe and a hood with eyeholes cut out. Stephanie was…
 
First published in the 16th century, Biancabella and the Serpent is an Italian fairytale on morality. It’s the third fable on the third night of revelry, told by a woman named Lauretta who presents a cautionary narrative of how women should treat each other—lest disaster and misfortune befall them.By Parcast Network
 
On this, our very first redux of a subject, we begin the story of one of the most famous and misunderstood suicide cults of the nineties: Heaven's Gate. Join us on this first episode as we cover the early lives of founders Marshall Applewhite and Bonnie Nettles, as well as how the theology of the Hale-Bopp hitchhikers developed over the years.…
 
On this, our very first redux of a subject, we begin the story of one of the most famous and misunderstood suicide cults of the nineties: Heaven's Gate. Join us on this first episode as we cover the early lives of founders Marshall Applewhite and Bonnie Nettles, as well as how the theology of the Hale-Bopp hitchhikers developed over the years.…
 
When it comes to love, money is supposed to be no object. But there’s no disentangling love from anything in our lives, and income is no exception. So how do you assess the role money should play in a relationship, and what happens when your desires and means change over time? The Sugars take on 5 letters in this rapid-fire episode. This episode wa…
 
Authors : C.M. Eddy, Jr. and H.P. Lovecraft Narrator : Andrew Leman Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “The Loved Dead” originally published in Weird Tales, May-June-July 1924 The Loved Dead by C.M. Eddy Jr. & H.P. Lovecraft It is midnight. Before dawn they will find me and take me to a black cell where I shall …
 
Episode 203: Your next storyteller is author and screenwriter Kornblum Katz. Kornblum shared this story on 17 April 2019; the theme of the evening was "Nailing It." Special thanks to Horse Girl for the outro music in this episode. You can subscribe and listen to The Narrators for free wherever you get your podcasts. Browse our archives for past epi…
 
Author : E. Catherine Tobler Narrator : Tina Connolly Host : Divya Breed Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums A Box, a Pocket, a Spaceman originally appeared in Lightspeed Magazine, August 2014. A Box, a Pocket, a Spaceman By E. Catherine Tobler The spaceman shows up on a hot summer afternoon, not in the […]…
 
Guest host David Strathairn introduces two tales by master of mystery Agatha Christie, with special comments by crime novelist Megan Abbott and Christie fan Fran Lebowitz. Lois Smith performs “Miss Marple Tells a Story,” in which Christie’s spinster sleuth boasts a little, and Hugh Dancy reads “Accident,” about a woman with a dark past come to ligh…
 
An openly gay luchador full of talent faces an uphill battle to get the crowd and the press on his side. A woman takes on superhero duty, serving as a heroine of the streets. And Chapelle's other half rocks three mics. Snap Judgment presents, “The Performers.” Exploring the magic behind the stagecraft. Snap Classic - Season 7 Episode 10…
 
Laura Rothenberg spent most of her life knowing she was going to die young. She had cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that affects the lungs. When she was born, the life expectancy for people with CF was around 18 years. (It's more than double that now.) Laura liked to say she went through her mid-life crisis when she was a teenager. Joe met Laur…
 
Identical twins David and John Loftus had an idyllic and happy childhood. They were so alike that as toddlers you could hardly tell them apart. They were very close growing up together. But after a cricket injury and subsequent brain scan, they discovered that John had a brain tumour. David struggled but he remained strong for his brother. John did…
 
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