Loved Serial? New Podcasts for 2016 |

Loved Serial? New Podcasts for 2016

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Ever since Serial made podcasts cool, we’ve been angling to find some other listening material that can keep us just as hooked. Whether you want a laugh-out-loud comedy to brighten your commute or another edge-of-your-seat thriller to engross you, we’ve discovered the only podcasts you should be listening to right now. 

Serial Season 2
We couldn’t kick off a podcast round-up without featuring Serial Season 2. This time it centres around the odd case of Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who disappeared from his post in Afghanistan in 2009 before being captured by the Taliban and released in 2014.


You Must Remember This
Hosted by film critic extraordinaire Karina Longworth, this podcast tells the forgotten stories of Hollywood’s first century. From the noir-tinged career of Humphrey Bogart to the short lives of Bruce and Brandon Lee, the episodes weave together compelling tales that make for a fun and informative listen.


This American Life
Go back to where it all began with Serial's parent podcast, This American Life. The award-winning show is hosted by Ira Glass who reveals the theme and reporters, then tells a variety of different stories that pertain to it. The topics can range from animal sacrifice to senior school and often the show will be dedicated to telling just one story in its entirety.


On The Media
This hour-long weekly radio program is hosted by Bob Garfield and Brooke Gladstone and investigates how the media shapes our world view, including the likes of journalism, technology, and First Amendment issues.


The Bugle
If satire is your thing, Bugle is a must-listen. The leading satirical comedy podcast is led by John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman and leaves no hot political hot potato unbuttered.


Inspired by the books of the same name, Freakonomics Radio is an award-winning podcast exploring "the hidden side of everything", from the economy and news headlines to pop culture.


Scary yourself silly with Lore – a bi-weekly podcast which aims to discover the truth behind frightening stories involving real people and places.


Here’s The Thing With Alec Baldwin
Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin hosts these intimate and honest conversations with artists, policy makers and performers to hear their stories and discover what inspires their creations, what decisions changed their careers, and what relationships influenced their work.


The Memory Palace
History buffs will love these short, surprising and sometimes heart-breaking stories of the past from award-winning public radio producer Nate DiMeo.


The Black Tapes
The Black Tapes is a serialised docudrama about one journalist's search for truth, her enigmatic subject's mysterious past, and the literal and figurative ghosts that haunt them both. 


Modern Love
Explore the joys and tribulations of love in these deeply personal essays, with readings by notable personalities and updates from the essayists themselves.


The Awkward Human Survival Guide
The Awkward Human Survival Guide answers the uncomfortable questions everyone encounters on an unfortunately regular basis and talks to people around the world who embrace the stranger side of life.


Anna Faris Is Unqualified
Comedian Anna Faris and her fellow Hollywood friends offer up not-so-great relationship advice in response to pressing questions from listeners.


Tough Girl Podcast
Offering a hefty dose of motivation, Tough Girl Podcast includes interviews with inspirational women from around the world who’ve faced and overcome difficult challenges and can provide advice and essential tips for you to overcome your own personal challenges.


Call Your Girlfriend
For long-distance besties everywhere, this free-for-all podcast covers a range of subjects and is hosted by two friends living across the country from each other. Witty, warm and welcoming.


Ideal for those who can’t pick just one thing to listen to, Sampler brings you the best moments from the world of podcasts.


Whistling In The Dark
Emmy-nominated TV exec Shannon Fitzgerald chats and laughs with her sometimes-celebrity guests, as they divulge their thoughts on life, the universe and everything in-between.


ASOS’ My Big Idea
If you’ve ever dreamed of switching up your work life or starting your own business, you need to listen to ASOS’ My Big Idea. They interview smart young women who are forging their own path in everything from fashion and beauty to restaurants and the music industry.


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