1. Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History

Some history is worth remembering. And no one tells the story of the world’s greatest war quite like journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin. In this epic podcast, he traces the events of the entire 20th century to one assassination in 1914. The results of his unorthodox approach are riveting.

 

2. Serial

Welcome to the series that started the true crime podcast phenomenon. From a high school murder to a war deserter, Serial gives you all the facts and asks you to be the judge and jury. Who’s guilty, and who’s innocent?

 

3. The History of Rome

How long does it take to tell the story of the world’s greatest empire? Try 10 years. That’s right, narrator Mike Duncan has spent a decade telling the sordid stories of Rome’s traitorous emperors, colossal coliseums and invading barbarians. One part relaxing and one part riveting, this podcast has it all.

 

4. The Relic Radio

Did you grow up in the golden age of radio? Now you can relive those precious moments with Relic Radio, a podcast dedicated to unearthing gems from radio’s reigning era. Tune in for forgotten classics ranging from horror and science fiction to comedy and adventure.

 

5. On Being with Krista Tippett

This award-winning podcast is all about life’s biggest questions — spiritual, scientific, social and artistic. Uplifting and educational, Tippett brings you enlightenment from some of the world’s greatest thinkers.

 

6. Last Seen

A whodunnit for the ages, this riveting podcast showcases the most valuable and most mysterious art heist in history. Follow the trail of 13 Vermeers, Rembrandts and other old masters stolen from the Gardner Museum in Boston. Twenty-eight years later, are authorities any closer to solving the crime? Listen in to find out.

 

7. History Unplugged

Want to know how 55 birds, dogs, and horses saved thousands during World War II? Well, tune into this fascinating podcast, narrated by resident historian Scott Rank, for little-known nuggets about Civil War barons, Salem’s witches and presidential assassins.

 

8. Science Friday

Mars, the Grand Canyon, immune systems and mosquitoes — this podcast is dedicated to uncovering the great mysteries of science. Dubbed “brain fun for curious people,” every week this podcast teaches you new things about the world and the space beyond.

 

9. Sleep With Me

Every now and then, we all have a little trouble sleeping. Sleep With Me is the cure to a night of tossing and turning. Tune in for silly, nonsensical bedtime stories that let you forget your worries. The stories get more and more boring until before you know it, you’re sound asleep in dreamland.

 

10. 10% Happier with Dan Harris

An on-air panic attack led newsman Dan Harris to seek out new pathways to happiness. This podcast is the result. Every week Harris interviews neuroscientists, philosophers, and bestselling authors to find out the secret to becoming 10% happier.

 

11. 30 For 30 Podcasts

Calling all sports fans! This series comes to you from the makers of the award-winning ESPN TV series of the same name. Covering everything from big-league poker to the rise of female marathoners, this podcast is as much about America as it is about sports.

 

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