Best podcasts to binge

Netflix isn’t the only place to binge-watch listen to your favorite or most popular shows/series. Insert the podcast. Once you find an attention-grabbing podcast, you won’t want to stop listening. On your morning commute, while cooking, working out, or whatever you're doing - once you find a captivating podcast series it's hard to not binge-listen the entire series. Gear up for your marathon sessions and listen to our collection of the most binge-worthy podcasts.

Heavyweight

by Gimlet

33m

average length

56

episodes

Why sulk on the past when it’s possible to forge a new future? On the Heavyweight podcast show, Jonathan Goldstein attempts to help people resolve the ugly issues of an unpleasant past they're unhealthily holding on to. The chances of a bright future are unbelievable, as long as the past stays in the past. Let Heavyweight unlock the future for you.

The Adventure Zone

by The McElroys

81m

average length

172

episodes

Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy from My Brother, My Brother and Me have recruited their dad Clint for a campaign of high adventure. Join the McElroys as they find their fortune and slay an unconscionable number of ... you know, kobolds or whatever in ... The Adventure Zone..

Crimetown

by Gimlet

33m

average length

75

episodes

Welcome to Crimetown, a series produced by Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier in partnership with Gimlet Media. Each season, we investigate the culture of crime in a different city. In Season 2, Crimetown heads to the heart of the Rust Belt: Detroit, Michigan. From its heyday as Motor City to its rebirth as the Brooklyn of the Midwest, Detroit’s history reflects a series of issues that strike at the heart of American identity: race, poverty, policing, loss of industry, the war on drugs, and our universal desire for a savior. Detroit’s a tough town, and its residents are even tougher. They’ve weathered riots, a drug epidemic, political scandal, and innumerable other hardships, but they’re still here—and they have stories to tell.

The Dropout

by ABC News

21m

average length

13

episodes

Money. Romance. Tragedy. Deception. The story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos is an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong. How did the world's youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye? How did the woman once heralded as "the next Steve Jobs" find herself facing criminal charges -- to which she pleaded not guilty -- and up to 20 years in jail? How did her technology, meant to revolutionize healthcare, potentially put millions of patients at risk? And how did so many smart people get it so wrong along the way? ABC News chief business, technology and economics correspondent Rebecca Jarvis, along with producers Taylor Dunn and Victoria Thompson, take listeners on a journey that includes a three-year-long investigation. You'll hear exclusive interviews with former employees, investors, and patients, and for the first-time, the never-before-aired deposition testimony of Elizabeth Holmes, and those at the center of this story.

Terrible, Thanks For Asking

by American Public Media

44m

average length

336

episodes

Thanks For Asking aims to discourage this narrative. This podcast is notorious for exploring these uncomfortable topics that people are usually unwilling to touch. The host, Nora McInerney, talks about her sad experiences with such depth and wittiness, listeners are generally entranced. Of course, this means the podcast comes with its fair share of tears and cringes.

Presidential

by The Washington Post

38m

average length

53

episodes

The Washington Post's Presidential podcast explores how each former American president reached office, made decisions, handled crises and redefined the role of commander-in-chief. It was released leading up to up to Election Day 2016, starting with George Washington in week one and ending on week 44 with the president-elect. New special episodes in the countdown to the 2020 presidential election highlight other stories from U.S. presidential history that can help illuminate our current moment. Hosted by Lillian Cunningham, the series features Pulitzer Prize-winning biographers like David McCullough and Washington Post journalists like Bob Woodward. [When you're done, listen to Lillian's other historical podcasts: Constitutional and Moonrise]

S-Town

by Serial & This American Life

0

average length

7

episodes

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 bragging that he got away with murder. But when someone else ends up dead, the search for the truth leads to a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man's life.

Stuff You Missed in History Class

by iHeartRadio

33m

average length

1513

episodes

Co-hosts, Holly Frey and Tracy V. Wilson, are a fantastic team. Together, they paint vivid pictures of the past, which most people seem to forget. Listeners often feel like they are living through history when this duo explores exciting events from the past. Stuff You Missed in History Class ensures that the audience does not feel like they can’t keep up with history.

Reply All

by Gimlet

39m

average length

185

episodes

Produced by podcast juggernaut Gimlet, Reply All is a technology and culture podcast all about the intersection between the internet and people. Podcast hosts PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman take listeners through episodes ranging from thirty minutes to one hour in length that tell stories about social media mistakes, internet pranks, email culture, and hacking. It’s relevant to everybody who uses the internet, which is to say - everybody.

To Live and Die in LA

by Tenderfoot TV & Cadence 13

25m

average length

29

episodes

In Feb 2018, an aspiring actress vanished from her Hollywood apartment. Rolling Stone journalist Neil Strauss was asked to help the family get answers. Together, they found them...sometimes at great personal risk. For the first time in a serial podcast, go inside a gripping multi-state investigation as it unfolds from the moment of the disappearance to each twist and turn in the case. Stay not only more informed than the news, but listen as the official story is dismantled with in-the-moment first-hand reporting with the leading figures in the investigation. The new #1 podcast from the team behind Up & Vanished and Atlanta Monster.