Criminal A PodcastTrue-crime addicts will love this podcast about “stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle.” Host Phoebe Judge uses her reporting background to take you through all the dramatic twists and turns of what happens when people collide with the legal system.
RadioLabHosted by Jad Abumrad, who has a background in music composition and production, RadioLab weaves together science and personal narratives to create lyrical and poetic soundbites. Every month the main show centres on a theme, from colour to voyeurism, which is then told through segments of interviews, some from experts or just people with an interesting story to tell. At an hour each they can be too long for some, so try the 15-20 minute shorts instead – they’ve been known to cover everything from ant invasions to the Heimlich manoeuvre. One for out-of-the-box thinkers.