What are the best story podcasts?

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  1. 20

    #1Serial

    Serial

    Serial is an investigative journalism podcast hosted by Sarah Koenig, narrating a nonfiction story over multiple episodes. It was first released in October 2014 and is provided by WBEZ.

    Podcasts

    Free

    Judy Washington
    Written on February 14, 2019
    "I really enjoy listening to this podcast, listening to this makes me feel like I'm in a film Sarah Koenig really does a good job narrating."
  2. 15

    #2Longform

    Longform

    Longform is a weekly podcast with nonfiction writers on how they tell stories. It is hosted by Aaron Lammer, Max Linsky, and Evan Ratliff and is produced by Longform.

    Podcasts

    Free

    Sharon Zhao
    Written on February 14, 2019
    "The hosts are amaaaaazing, I really enjoyed listening to them, really inspiring!"
  3. 6

    #3The Moth

    The Moth

    The Moth is a weekly podcast that features re-airs of all new episodes of The Moth Radio Hour. It also offers additional stories from archives recorded over the past two decades.

    Podcasts

    Free

    Crystal Ruiz
    Written on February 14, 2019
    "It doesn't get much better than the Moth. I've laughed, cried, and learned. "
  1. 4

    #4Strangers

    Strangers

    Strangers is a podcast first released on January 2012 and is hosted by Lea Thau. It runs from 30 to 60 minutes and is provided by Radiotopia and KCRW.

    Podcasts

    Free

    Bella Zeng
    Written on February 14, 2019
    "Touching, engaging and raw. Truly enjoyed this podcast. Lea's voice is so soothing I love it!"
  2. 2

    #5Uncivil

    Uncivil

    Uncivil is a history-themed podcast produced by Gimlet Media. It tells stories that were left out of the official history of the Civil War. It is hosted by journalists Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika.

    Podcasts

    Free

    Thomas Schmidt
    Written on February 14, 2019
    "Really awesome show! Really engaging."
  3. 2

    #6Snap Judgment

    Snap Judgment

    Snap Judgment is a weekly storytelling podcast hosted by Glynn Washington. It was first aired in July 2010 and is distributed by WNYC Studios. Each episode is made up of narrative pieces on a common theme.

    Podcasts

    Free

    Benito Cortez
    Written on February 14, 2019
    "Really nice to listen to while commuting home. A great show!"
  4. 2

    #7BackStory

    BackStory

    BackStory is a weekly podcast hosted by Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Joanne Freeman, and Nathan Connolly. It uses current events in America to take a deep dive into our past.

    Podcasts

    Free

    Sara Salazar
    Written on February 14, 2019
    "I love the hosts! This show is also really informative!"
  5. 1

    #8The Truth

    The Truth

    The Truth is an anthology fiction podcast released in 2012. It is produced by Jonathan Mitchell and Davy Gardner and episodes are released about once every two weeks.

    Podcasts

    Free

    Lorenzo Arreola
    Written on February 14, 2019
    "Well produced podcast! Really entertaining and awesome content too."

Summary

Best What are the best story podcasts
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1SerialPodcasts 20 Free
2LongformPodcasts 15 Free
3The MothPodcasts 6 Free
4StrangersPodcasts 4 Free
5UncivilPodcasts 2 Free
6Snap JudgmentPodcasts 2 Free
7BackStoryPodcasts 2 Free
8The TruthPodcasts 1 Free
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