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Best This American Life Podcasts

22 best podcasts from This American Life picked by Podyssey's community of podcast lovers.

This American Life

This American Life

+1674 FANS

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...Show More

Serial

This American Life

+1445 FANS

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 twi...Show More

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S-Town

Serial & This American Life

+749 FANS

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...Show More

Making Beyoncé

WBEZ Chicago

+49 FANS

WBEZ presents Making Beyoncé, a new 3-part podcast series that explores Beyoncé Knowles’ rise from local talent shows to global music icon.

Filmspotting

Filmspotting

+42 FANS

Weekly film podcast and WBEZ radio show from Chicago featuring in-depth reviews, top 5 lists and interviews. Hosted by Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen.

Sound Opinions

WBEZ Chicago

+26 FANS

Sound Opinions is the World's only rock and roll talkshow. Hosted by Jim DeRogatis of WBEZ and Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune. Each week Jim and Greg bring you the latest music reviews. Plus, tune in to hear exclusive interviews and performances. So...Show More

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Third Coast International Audio Festival

+21 FANS

The most compelling and creative audio documentaries and features produced worldwide, curated by the Third Coast Festival's. Featuring audio treats such as producer profiles and more experimental work. New episodes twice per month. Listen to ou...Show More

PleasureTown

Chicago Public Media

+18 FANS

Classic radio meets contemporary cable drama in this fictional serial podcast about a failed Oklahoma utopian society and its eclectic residents. Betrayal, murder and hedonism abound in PleasureTown. Join the story at www.pleasuretownshow.com.

Nerdette

Tricia Bobeda and Greta Johnsen

+11 FANS

Nerdette is a safe space for nerding out about all the things you're watching, reading, and encountering IRL. Interviews with your favorite (or soon-to-be favorite) authors, artists, astronauts, and more.

Motive

WBEZ Chicago

+9 FANS

It’s a cruel sociological experiment. Lock up a 13-year-old boy for a murder that he swore he didn’t commit. Release him as a 30-year-old man. Then, give him $25 million. New from WBEZ Chicago, Motive is a true crime podcast hosted by Pulitzer Prize-...Show More

16 Shots

WBEZ & the Chicago Tribune

+8 FANS

In October of 2014, a white police officer fatally shot a black teenager on the streets of Chicago. The shooting of Laquan McDonald was captured on video, and sparked outrage across the city. Chicago's top cop was fired, the local state’s attorney wa...Show More

Curious City

WBEZ Chicago

+7 FANS

Ask questions, vote and discover answers about Chicago, the region and its people. From WBEZ.

+6 FANS

Short stories and commentary by writer/storyteller, Shannon Cason.

+4 FANS

Peter Sagal of Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me joins Greta Johnsen and Tricia Bobeda of Nerdette weekly to scrutinize the latest Game of Thrones episode.

The Trouble

WBEZ Chicago

+4 FANS

Trouble — we've all been in it. Some more than others. Some worse than others. Award-winning storyteller Shannon Cason has faced a few problems of his own. Now he talks with others about getting in, and out, of trouble of all stripes.

Public Official A

WBEZ Chicago

+4 FANS

Remember when the governor of Illinois supposedly tried to sell President Obama’s Senate seat? Or, how the same ex-governor got a “You’re fired” from Donald Trump on 'The Celebrity Apprentice'? New from WBEZ Chicago, 'Public Official A' uncovers the ...Show More

Do Listen Twice

This American Life

+1 FAN

To celebrate the iTunes release of Mike Birbiglia's movie Don't Think Twice, host Ira Glass presents a podcast miniseries featuring his favorite stories that Birbiglia has told on This American Life over the years. https://itunes.com/dontthinktwice

WBEZ's Worldview

WBEZ Chicago

2 FANS

WBEZ's global affairs program. Featuring in-depth conversations about international issues and their local impact. Also, foreign film reviews and human rights commentaries. Hosted by Jerome McDonnell.

Written Inside

WBEZ Chicago

2 FANS

Cockroaches. Clean freaks. Cardboard pianos. Written Inside is a podcast about life inside a maximum-security prison cell.

Vocalo's Barber Shop Show

Chicago Public Media

1 FAN

Every Other Hour

WBEZ Chicago

1 FAN

Last year in Chicago, there was a person shot about every other hour. So who picks up a gun, and why? Stories from a yearlong WBEZ project.

1 FAN