A true story of family, fraud, land and power in the American West. Ghost Herd is a joint production of KUOW and Northwest Public Broadcasting, both members of the NPR Network.
Release date: 2023-02-07
1. Dragged out - This is a good story but before even getting to the story, it just keeps repeating.. an repeating… And repeating how this family had an “empire” and repeating how they stole money … over and over and over. Found ourselves fast forwarding it to actually get to the story. And the narrators voice is so much louder than the the other people’s recorded voices. So we would trim it up and then it’s her voices blasting and hurry and turn it down.
2. Industrial American Farming Tragedy - A podcast about a “…family, fraud, land and power in the American West.” Fact-based, unbiased, well-researched investigative reporting on the largest agricultural fraud case recorded in the USA. It also recounts the tragic history of Native Americans being forcefully displaced by settlers, American farmers losing their family land to the industrial agriculture gobbling up farmland and water rights across the Columbia Basin and vast swaths of America.
3. What was that? - Not great. Constant filler. And not worth while filler. The story had interesting potential but the whole time you’re just hearing people say they’re shocked he did it and not actually how it happened. Then the drama of the speculation of the dad passing was just bad journalism. Then there is the awful farming metaphors and her sudden country accent. Just really reaching and bad story telling.
4. When reporting is fashioned into a yarn - This podcast is a tale or a yarn, depending on where you’re from that’s grounded in solid research and relationship building. A pretty darn good blend of solid reporting an artful storytelling. Give it a listen. This New York girl with a Pennsylvania and Texas rural heart found it captivating.
5. I can’t even believe I wasted my time. - There are five minutes devoted to Native Americans and there are reviews on here with people being upset that it was even touched upon. There’s not enough inclusion in my opinion. What is the story about how the land was stolen and taken in the first place? Another generation of white people who keep stealing and lying; the never needing story. As a person of color, I was cringing, listening to white people make excuses for his appalling behavior. I can’t believe this was on NPR.
6. Great when on topic. - I enjoyed this podcast. When the presenter stays on topic this podcast is amazing. I found it to be a stretch to include the Native American plight in a story about a rancher who swindled a large corporation. It seemed to me to be a unnecessary digression in a story that is already riveting. Overall still worth it, just feels a bit off topic at times.
7. Really Good, But… - Mostly enjoyed the podcast, but:
• Didn’t quite understand the native -american narrative there in the final episode.
• Would’ve loved an explanation of how much of the land the boys had left to farm? This is minor stuff, but bothersome enough to make me start texting. Overall a really good podcast
8. Great writing and reporting - Anna King told this extremely tragic American family story of rise and fall (and greed) about as well as I could imagine it could be told. Glad she has the background and insight to voice it with such clarity and honesty. Great work Ms King. Bless the remaining independent farm families and their farms.
Radiolab is on a curiosity bender. We ask deep questions and use investigative journalism to get the answers. A given episode might whirl you through science, legal history, and into the home of someone halfway across the world. The show is known for innovative sound design, smashing information into music. It is hosted by Lulu Miller and Latif Nasser.
Release date: 2023-03-03
1. Radiolab used to be my favorite podcast. - Did management change about two years ago? Something is different. It’s like I feel an invisible hand from above is ruining the show. It seems to be trying too hard to be entertaining. It features click bait titles and misleading descriptions. There is actually too much production, and not enough substance.
2. What’s Going On here? - Soren, Becca Rachel, Matt, Ariane and many more I’ve failed to mention are all still there. Everyone knows, or should know, it’s the producers that do the heavy lifting on a show. The hosts don’t seem to have much input.
A shame because Latif produced some excellent stories. Lulu certainly has cred for her previous stuff, maybe it’s do to with motherhood but it would be nice if she addressed the audience like adults. All the replayed episodes stand in stark contrast to the weak half hour long new stuff. Who needs hosts? Just let Soren take over and I suspect the quality and quantity of new shows would return.
3. Amazing show, but it’s all reruns now - This used to be my favorite show, with captivating stories, high quality editing, and reporters who ask the right questions. However, I am no longer excited to see a new episode pop up in my feed - it is almost always a rerun of an episode that aired years ago. As much as I love the episodes and as much as I respect the reporters and hosts, I don’t want to hear reruns anymore. I would love to hear new stories come from Radiolab, or at least an honest explanation of why they’ve chosen to release so many reruns for the past few months. If truly new episodes start popping up in my feed again, I would view this as a or star show.
4. You’ve gotten lost… - Dating back well over a decade ago, this show was a powerhouse. Jad and Robert had a great thing going. I mean the show titled “Patient Zero” has to be one of the best podcasts EVER PUBLISHED! (as in ever). I get it, things change, and so do listening habits. I now listen to maybe out of every broadcasts and the ramming of ideological waste is a big turn off. Pay attention to your audiences and remember what made you (basically) and almost exclusively podcast. Sadly unsubscribing as the bias and ridiculousness in the name of so-called progressivism has ruined a once-stand out show. Do yourselves a favor and bring back Robert and Jad…for all shows!
5. Formerly Stars - Notice what many reviews have in common? “I hate to say this, but…” This show was (and still can be) something very special, and it had earned a high level of respect throughout its many years of excellently produced episodes. The former hosts Robert and Jad exercised a playful curiosity about the world around us and asked light hearted questions that often resulted in serious answers. The current hosts are asking serious questions without the playful curiosity and it’s disappointing. The lack of new episodes is surprising and a let down. The overall production quality seems to have dropped significantly, and what’s in between the talking like the sound effects, musical additions, etc is not nearly as creative. It’s as though even they agree that the older episodes were better.
6. Hmmph - I loved this show lots but lately the best episodes are the reruns. Of which there are MANY. Too much “fun” from the hosts. I feel like I’m at an annoying Brown (university) party with people who think they’re wittier and cuter than they are. There’s been so much less of the Lab and too much of the Radio. You went from fives stars to just three with this guy, Radio Lab.
7. so great! - This is one of the top three podcasts of all time and I definitely recommend that you listen to every episode they have ever done! Top
quality reporting and very well edited - I am so grateful for Jad and Robert and feel that they have created something that will last even tho they have moved on!
8. No longer a quality show - First of all, the people who downgrade this show because they say it’s too progressive or whatever, they’re just dumb. The problem with this show is, as others have pointed out, the poor storytelling, constant reliance on reruns, and subpar hosts. Latif interrupts Lulu and mansplains every. single. episode. But Lulu doesn’t add much value anyway. It’s almost as if the Radiolab producers don’t care or take pride in their work anymore. Which is sad because this show was great under Jad and Robert. Like others, this was the first podcast I subscribed to and I held out hoping the wuality would bounce back, but I could’t stand the lousiness anymore. Time to abandon ship, folks.
Discover the hidden side of everything with Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books. Each week, Freakonomics Radio tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) — from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything. Dubner speaks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, intellectuals and entrepreneurs, and various other underachievers.
Release date: 2023-02-23
1. Democrats and making America great again (???) - I have been listening to the show for years. This episode ticked me off. Trump wanted to increase production in US, and did some good things while constantly fighting with the opposition (D). This opposition is now making America Great Again. By spending trillions $ of our money to fight inflation. ??? I’m an independent voter (fiscally conservative, but strong liberal side on some other things). Some guests and topics are strongly biased towards Democrats. Why don’t you invite some Republicans to talk about their achievements and agenda? There are good and competent people with R in front of their names.
2. Nuclear Power Episode - I was just catching up on an older episode () on the pros and cons of nuclear power. Personally, I’m of the view that it’s the only real, near term answer to the world’s energy needs for, basically, all the reasons stated in your podcast. However, as a retired navy man myself, I was very surprised you never cited the navy’s plus years of using nuclear power on aircraft carriers and submarines with essentially zero mishaps. I believe that shows it certainly can be done safely, even in the most demanding environments. At any rate, I am a fan of Freakonomics and look forward to future episodes.
3. Nothing new except hawking their network - I used to listen pretty faithfully but stopped a year ago because they kept putting out updates on old shows(you had to relisten to the entire thing to get the updates) and hawking new podcasts on their network that they ‘were sure’ the listeners would like. I don’t mind when that is done once a year but it seems like they do it every other show. And the new shows are not that interesting. This podcast is simply now a waste of time.
4. Quality falling rapidly with new host - The once remarkable show is turning to profit and marketing. Their upbeat take on Girl Scouts cookies really showed their cards. From clean up reforms to sponsored speakers this was drivel corporate white washing. While others are producing clear analysis on the same subject.
5. This pod is usually great but what was the Samin Nosrat interview? - I hope you to took her immediately to a psychologist, but please don’t make the rest of us suffer through another person’s therapy session! The fact you felt compelled to make this a special episode really makes me question your decision making process?
6. Entertaining but not useful - The episodes are catchy and moves quickly, almost like a sitcom tv show. Maybe it’s not my cup of tea. The stars are for the production value. If the producers are interested in making a show that educates and focuses on critical thinking I suggest the host follow the discussion threads deeper and highlight the crucial points of evidence rather than facts that trigger emotional responses from the listener. I know. Your goal is to get followers
7. This show gets better and better - I really enjoy this podcast. Stephen gives a funny and wise explanation of many interesting topics. I especially enjoyed the three-part series on Adam Smith. I hope that kind of multi-episode, in-depth coverage can be done on similar historical figures and topics in the future.
8. I would love to start from the beginning - When I browse all the different podcast programs, once I select a podcast, I would love to start from the beginning. The very first podcast of the program. The issue(bug) is ALL the podcasts are locked in to playing the most recent podcast. So, starting at the beginning of say, podcasts, I need to scroll from to . Then days later, I want to listen to number . So now, I go to the program and need to scroll from to . Anyone with the answer to assist would be appreciated.
In 1967, Joseph Stalin’s daughter braved her way over the Iron Curtain, secret memoir in tow, and landed in America as the Cold War’s most famous defector. At 40 years old, Svetlana had left everything behind for a new life in the West and the chance to finally share her story. What she found instead — a controversial commune in the Arizona desert built by Frank Lloyd Wright, a whirlwind marriage dictated by destiny, and a Montenegrin matriarch with dreams of immortality — was far more c...
Release date: 2023-02-20
1. Host is fantastic! - Just so you know, if you just want to hear about Svetlana and anything else will make you explode like a volcano, you can leave now. Maybe reading the autobiography would be better for you! Dan really brings energy and enthusiasm to this delightfully intense story! I love the little side stories and the jokes are nice. The actual story is fantastic too, and I really feel like I got to know Svetlana.
2. Delightful - This is really interesting and a blast to listen to. For all the, “The host blah blah blah…”. The host is a huge part of why you’re listening to it. You can listen to this story on a bunch of other podcasts. It’s a pretty well known story that happens to be adjacent to other well known interesting stories. I love the host and look forward to giggling on my bus ride home from work.
3. LOVE IT! - This is a great story as told by your new best friend. Reading some of the reviews I can see that this may not be the type of podcast for everybody, but for the people this podcast is written and performed for, it is perfect! It is like getting the details of a juicy story from your best friend in a very entertaining way. So, to the podcaster, keep up the marvelous work!!
4. Narrator is self obsessed - I stopped, listening to this after a little while, because the narrator has inserted himself into the story too much . He is self obsessed. I can’t tell you how many times he hast to tell us that he’s gay. I’m not homophobic, but it is rather annoying. Just tell a story, stop trying to be Malcolm Gladwell.
5. What’s the topic, again? - I am a queer woman who celebrates queer history and queer existence. That being said, I thought this podcast was about Svetlana…not how abrasively gay the host is. He seems to feel the need to remind the listener of this fact at every opportunity, so much so that it detracts from the actual topic. It’s distracting, irrelevant, and it’s completely turned me off. I love to discuss queer culture. I love to be involved in the community and hear the stories of the people within it…but there’s a time and a place for it. While I’m trying to scratch my weird history fix is not that time or place. The rate at which I, as a listener, needs to shift gears just to process the disparities is uncomfortable and annoying so I’m not at ease while listening. Not trying to tell someone how to run their show, but I definitely won’t be listening to see how this concludes.
6. Bait and Switch - You’re going to hear a cool story, but it’s not really about Svetlana. It’s about a man in Portland, Oregon. It is a portrait of a struggling playwright whose search for a muse lead them down a rabbit hole familiar to all who’ve found interest in an unbelievable story, and this is the story of the journey they take. The author is using Svetlana’s story as a vessel to bottle their story struggles and life as a playwright in Portland, Oregon. For some reason the author believes it necessary to tell you about portland in every episode.
7. A lot of interesting details but.. - I know Russian names can be difficult, but for the guy who is “obsessed” with Svetlana, I’m surprised how many times the host mispronounces her last name.. and of course some jokes sound out of place, like something he came up with and was just so eager to put into the podcast, no matter if they fit or not. But decent production
8. Fascinating Story Brilliantly Told - The story itself would be fascinating for any podcast (I can’t believe I knew nothing about it), but the way Dan tells it adds this whole other delightful element (with a fair amount of comedy while also maintaining compassion for the fact that this is about real people that experienced a lot of tragedy). I kept hearing the ads for this on other podcasts and then decided to try it. I binged the episodes that are out in one day, and now I just want to hang out with Dan and let him tell me any story!
Millions of kids can't read well. Scientists have known for decades how children learn to read but many schools are ignoring the research. They buy teacher training and books that are rooted in a disproven idea. Emily Hanford investigates four authors and a publishing company that have made millions selling this idea.
Release date: 2022-11-17
1. The Truth - Your version of the “truth” is potentially going to take something a way from teachers and students that has helped a great deal. You keep using the term teaching three cueing. You also acknowledge that is a made up term. Three cueing was not a way to teach. Using MSV is a way to analyze parts of a running record to see how students figure out words or what they did when stuck on a word or what they were doing while reading. The goal was to make sure students were orthographically mapping through the word as well as making sense. Did you look at the Observation Survey in Reading Recovery? If phonics is not taught (which systematic phonics was taught in every lesson following what a child needed), then why were letters, sounds and Hearing and Recording Sounds in words assessed? Why did we use sound boxes (Elkonin boxes)? Do you realize there was a word work portion, a writing portion and a make and break portion in each lesson. All of these are related to phonics instruction. I feel like you have thrown Marie Clay under the bus when it was other people who made changes to her work or people getting tiny bits of redelivery training and then doing their own interpretations of teaching that may have caused misconceptions that you are stating. I actually am Reading Recovery trained and taught it for several years. The V in MSV is all about the phonics - letters and sounds. The word “guess” was not taught in anything we learned. You are so off base with how you describe this program and it is NOT truthful when you claim that all you want is to convey is truth! Phonics is an integral part of teaching reading but trashing other programs isn’t the way to unite our education system to work together on a huge problem which is teaching students how to read.
2. Truth is Told About Teaching Reading - This is an excellent podcast. Direct and explicit teaching of phonics especially for pre school, kindergarten, it gives the youngsters and even the adult learner the foundation for reading. I am a retired educator, reading specialist and have worked in school districts using the various program mentioned in the podcast and wow did it hurt to see middle schoolers who still struggled with reading. My grandson during the pandemic was taught phonics and enjoyed read aloud every night from an early age and boy did his reading take off in first grade and his writing too because he can decode words. Yes!!! The science of reading I am confident is how teachers and parents should be using. I can listen to this broadcast over and over because it’s the truth!
3. Changing the World - If you want to change the world - share this podcast with someone who is a learning reader’s parents and any teachers!! It could make all the difference.
Amazing work in investigating the travesty of the way we have taught reading in this country.
Let’s use this thoughtful and compassionate distillation of the past to move into a more intelligent and literate future!
4. Stunning - Ms. Hanford gives us well-conducted research and explains the problems with cueing strategies and reading programs that use it. It is shocking how many kids are suffering from these programs. I think the only reason I got phonics education was because my school didn’t want to pay for these programs. Thank goodness!
5. Eye Opening - This podcast helped me put together so many pieces that I didn’t understand before. Like why were my kid’s teachers talking about reading strategies? Were they planning to invade Poland? No! They just got sucked into yet another stupid education theory that had zero basis in reality. It’s high time government schools around the world quit experimenting on children.
6. Excellent reporting. - Thank you. This was very informative and the narration was easy to listen to which made it easy to follow the story. My husband is a principal. I just downloaded all this info to him. He says his district uses them. I will share this far and wide to help create the change we need for the kids in school.
7. I thought that… - …parents were responsible for teaching children to read! I guess because my dad made sure that I could read before first grade! I literally left the classroom and was discovered to be having, when asked, recess! The teacher was holding cards and saying things like B…ba…ba…ball! C…ca…ca…Cat! In my year old logic, I read books. I’ll be back when you have something to teach me. We learned phonetically and all my peers could read! Well! I read ALL of DH Lawrence in the th grade! On my own. Too much money and politics in the public school system! It’s as least a parent’s obligation to note that their child is not reading up to par! I did the How To Teach Your Baby To Read method with my daughter! Sight reading worked but by th grade I realized her comprehension was slipping! I got right on it! Thank you for this incredibly important podcast! I’m passing it on to every parent of small children that I know and will be donating! Important work here!
8. Lesson to learn - The main lesson here is decisions must be made using cold, hard logic and facts. Human nature leans toward making decisions based on emotion and faith. When belief verges into faith, it’s almost impossible to make people reevaluate those beliefs. Confirmation bias tricks people into thinking they see evidence that their beliefs are correct. We are all vulnerable to this. Critical thinking is the antidote. Reevaluation must be constant; we must work to keep an open mind. Too much in contemporary education (and public discourse, generally) is faith bases rather than evidence based. People with the best of intentions can do unlimited damage if they rely on faith rather than logic.
Lance Bass, NSYNC Superstar and Russian trained astronaut, takes you on a wild ride into space. He tells the story of the last Soviet cosmonaut who is trapped on the world’s only space station, as the country he knows and loves collapses beneath him. On this journey through Earth’s atmosphere in the form of a podcast, Lance introduces you to the woman who won a reality show cosmonaut contest, a ham radio operator in Australia who became a lifeline for the Soviet Space Station, a hustler from...
Release date: 2023-03-01
1. More Than Meets the Eye - Love the breadth and depth of this story. The narration is equally as engaging! The only reason I gave it a vs was because of the many and repetitive commercials. I am bringing this up not to be critical but to encourage you to find a different way forward! Thanks for sharing this very pertinent and rich story.
2. Family Story Time - So Long story short. I listened to the first episode and then that night before bed time for my year old son that is glued to the x-box I told him we should listen to a story about an astronaut told by a famous man that mommy and daddy used to dance or try to dance to. Anyway Lance you are an amazing story teller and person and have found something that my year old son and year old daughter now!! Can sit down and spend good time together. Not to mention my year old daughter is secretly obsessed with space and just watching the stars and planets. Thanks Lance looking forward!!!!
Ear Hustle brings you the daily realities of life inside prison shared by those living it, and stories from the outside, post-incarceration. The podcast is a partnership between Nigel Poor, a Bay Area visual artist, and Earlonne Woods, formerly incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, and was co-founded with former San Quentin resident Antwan Williams. The Ear Hustle team works in the San Francisco Bay Area, both in San Quentin State Prison’s media lab and from offices on the outside, to prod...
Release date: 2023-03-01
1. LISTEN TO EVERY EPISODE! - It’s hard to put into words how much I love Ear Hustle! I first heard about it on This American Life, and after listening to a few episodes, I decided to go back to the very first episode and listen through the entire podcast. I spent weeks listening to only Ear Hustle, which I don’t think I’ve ever done with any other podcast. It is at times funny & light, at times completely profound. I have cried and laughed throughout. I have completely fallen in love with the hosts, the stories and the people they are about. It is truly unlike any other podcast I have listened to and I just cannot recommend it enough.
2. Ear Hustle - Omg.. I have listened to every episode, and nothing has touched me like this one! My heart goes out to this woman! and Nigel, you are the kindest interviewer, she felt so comfortable to tell you her story. Thank you for your show. I wear your T-shirt all the time!! I am the mother of a formerly incarcerated son. I have a scrapbook of all of our photos in prison lol! He is out now and doing well. Thank you for what you do! Love, love, Christina
3. Compelling storytelling - I’ve just been listening in the past few years and it really has changed my view of prisoners. I’m sure I’m not the only one. Also they don’t shy away from hard topics but it isn’t always about crime either. It’s a nice balance. I find the dynamic between Nigel and Earlonne that of mother and son. Very endearing.
4. Walking the Line - Rating this is tricky, because I love this podcast. Five stars for the podcast overall. But I came here because of a particular episode in November that includes a piece on “laws of power.” Illuminating people’s humanity is a good thing. Shining light in seldom-seen corners seems a good thing. But, flirting with the idea that manipulating people is an art, is not a good thing. Please keep negative behaviors in perspective, and don’t go so far “in” that you shy away from commenting on them, or even seem to endorse them. I know people need to trust you in order to share their stories. But you risk losing the rest of us if you cross the line into making it seem all behavior is acceptable; you surrender our trust. Please call a spade a spade—in this case, clearly retaining perspective that deceiving, manipulating, and harming others for gain is wrong.
5. More relatable than you’d think - I love listening to Ear Hustle. Listening to Nigel banter with Erlonne and New York is always so much fun. It’s such a great experience to listen to unlikely friends tell stories of people you think you wouldn’t relate to. This podcast is so lovely and so human and so raw.
6. Incredible Storytelling - One word to sum up this podcast: Humanizing. The storytelling and perspectives shared by this show are truly incredible and thought-provoking. I have such respect for the hosts and the way they’ve been able to connect those “inside” the system to those who are not - it’s a great reminder that we are all not very different when it comes down to it. Thank you for sharing these stories with the world!
7. Humanizing the incarcerated - I had never really thought much about prisoners and always just kind of relegated them to being “bad guys.”The stories from inside San Quentin humanize these prisoners. It’s not about whether or not they deserve to be there it’s about the fact that they are complicated human beings with lives and stories if their own. This is probably one of the best podcasts I’ve ever heard, and the only one that I’ve actually ever bought merchandise from. Keep up the great work guys!
8. Thought provoking - Missed you guys this summer. Glad to have you back. This is truly one of my favorite podcasts. You don’t shy away from the toughness of prison life but do so in such a respectful way. The inmates you interview reminds me that we are all part of humanity and deserve basic rights and respect no matter where we are in life. And tonight I’m going to consciously think about laying down on my mattress as I go to bed - as suggested in todays episode. Keep it up guys.
Real Life Ghost Stories is a podcast dedicated to real life paranormal experiences. We discuss hauntings, ghosts, death, aliens, psychology, skeptics and everything in between. In each episode we review our favourite (and least favourite) paranormal shows and movies. Email us your stories at: email@example.com Why not support us on patreon: patreon.com/reallifeghoststories
Release date: 2023-03-03
1. The BEST podcast out there! - Absolutely love this show, I had to go back and start from the beginning it’s so good. Now I listen every single night until I fall asleep, I can’t get enough! I highly recommend subscribing to their Patreon too for sooo many glorious ad-free episodes.
Thank you Emma (& Dan) love love love you guys!!
2. Instrumental Escape From Current Events & Stress - Edit: LOVE the new, dramatized ads. Dame Judith Dench and her pets are very entertaining. Listening to their stories and banter are a great escape from the stress of current events, politics, and work. Dan is very funny; and, having experience with in-depth investigations, I find myself impressed by Emma’s research. When listening to a recent episode, I thought of and interesting piece of information that I think is worth a bit more exploration. Jeepers Creepers was inspired by Season Episode of Unsolved Mysteries (Amazon has it labeled Season Episode ). One but I think is important to mention is Dan’s greeting at the beginning of most episodes. I can’t stress enough that Dan and Emma are doing an important service that helps keep us sane during this pandemic. Edit on //: I should’ve written sooner, and I am so sorry about Dan. This is insufficient comfort, but I want to relate that his legacy is secure in the good he did for people like me during the pandemic. As I mentioned earlier, the podcast has been a cathartic escape for me for an extended period. I have a stressful job and it’s important for me to unwind with something entertaining yet unrelated to current events. It’s helped me to stay productive as I work with others on projects important to the community and several countries. Thanks so much, Emma.
3. Amazing podcast! - I just recently started listening to your podcast and I was hooked after one episode. I’ve started from the very beginning and binge it everyday at work. The comedy aspect mixed with the horror makes this podcast even better. My grandmother was born in Ireland so hearing some of the stories Emma tells bring back great memories of the stories I was told growing up. Highly recommended!
4. One of the Best! - I’ve been listening to this podcast since like the th episode was released. I have no excuse for taking so long to write a review. Emma and our late Dan, has/had the best voice for a podcast and is always introducing me to new stories and even when it’s a topic I’m well aware of, I still want to hear her tell me all about it. I highly recommend this podcast. Emma keeps me coming back. Well done and much love to you, Emma! I look forward to many more to come.
5. I’m in Love…. - I LOVE this podcast!! I discovered it during the lockdown and was hooked. The day I finished all the episodes I realized I couldn’t wait for more so I jumped on Patreon. I’m now listening to them all again along with the bonus episodes of Patreon. The Irish accent is bonus and can’t get enough… Emma finds the Best stories and is so entertaining. Keep up the good work. Micah from LA
6. Finally another good paranormal show! - I’ve been spoiled by This Paranormal Life. I’ve been searching for another show that gives me both spooky and funny feels at the same time, and now I’ve found it! I’m only on episode , but am already a big fan! Emma and Dan are both funny in their own way. I’m excited to catch up and see if they keep the goods for the next couple hundred episodes.
7. My Absolute Fav - Been listening to this podcast for a year cause I found it around last Halloween. It’s my absolute favorite podcast and I listen to quite a few. Emma is an absolute gem. She an amazing speaking and reading voice. I love that she always takes listener stories at face value as I sent in a story once that was % true and very special to me as it related to my late grandparents. And even if she’s skeptical about topics she’s researched, she’s always respectful to other cultures, religions, etc. her reactions/commentary are hilarious and relatable without being over the top. She’s not trying to be a comedian, but her natural personality offers comfort against the scariest of stories. I often feel like I’m listening to a voice memo that a close friend has sent me instead of a podcast.
8. The Only Podcast I Regularly Listen to - This podcast is my comfort podcast. At this point I’ve listened to every episode and mini episode at least once, and many more than once. I know I’m being completely unreasonable when I say new episodes/mini episodes a week is not enough, but I could listen to this podcast literally all the time.
In one of LA’s fanciest neighborhoods, homeless military veterans built a big tent city and refused to leave. That’s when things got crazy.
Release date: 2023-02-22
1. A must listen for all Los Angeleans - Fascinating look at Brentwood’s tent city beside the VA. Would love to say it shocking but it seems pretty in check with the way America operates these days. Every Los Angelean should listen to this to get a better understanding of the struggle the people they pass on the streets face everyday.
2. Important & fun - While most podcast shops keep focusing on murder mysteries and pop culture and endless vamping, this deeply reported podcast shows that you can tell a rich — even fun — story about ugly, hard societal problems. Looking forward to following Anna Scott, and the people whose stories she’s telling, down this path.
3. Excellent reporting on a critical issue - I used to live in this neighborhood and witnessed Veteran’s Row firsthand. This podcast is looking at the issue from multiple perspectives and digs deep into the historical roots of the VA and answers so many questions that people don’t even know to ask. Well done.
4. Wow - thank you, Anna Scott for humanizing these unhoused veterans. They’re not a problem to be solved, but humans to be helped. they are actually there asking for help and being turned away. That’s the disgraceful part! thank you for breaking this news story down from the sensational headlines to the actual people.
5. Poignant & Powerful - As a native-born Angeleno and recent resident of West Hollywood, homelessness has become an increasingly vital part of my city’s story, an issue that everyone agrees needs to be addressed yet few agree on the best way how. This podcast features an aspect of the city’s most prevalent crisis I wasn’t as familiar with: The origin story of Veteran’s Row in Brentwood and the people and circumstances behind it. Well-produced, beautifully written and engagingly-presented by Anna Scott, the first two episodes are informative, engrossing and incredibly insightful. I learned more about the VA in Los Angeles than I ever knew - and the moral/ethical questions already being raised are shifting my views on a topic that should be far from immutable. Listen to this podcast to be entertained while you learn. My hope is that this powerful piece of journalism may move the needle… or at least inspire fresh ideas for how to tackle an old - and devastating - challenge.
6. A gut punch piece of journalism - If you live in the Los Angeles area — where a crisis of homelessness has been unfolding for years — or care about the people we ask to die for their country, this is a story you need to hear. It’s well-crafted, well-paced and expertly told. I wish there was more of this kind of local journalism.
Surviving El Chapo: The Twins Who Brought Down a Drug Lord Hosted and executive produced by award-winning artist and producer Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson and broadcaster and journalist Charlie Webster. Brought to you by Lionsgate Sound as a world exclusive with iHeartPodcasts. Speaking publicly for the first time ever, Chicago-born identical twins Jay and Peter Flores share the incredible story of how they went from dealing $2 billion worth of drugs across the country as North America’s mos...
Release date: 2022-12-21
1. Kept me on the edge of my seat! - This podcast gripped me right away. The brothers give a raw narrative unlike you would ever expect. They share emotions and humility through every aspect of their story. The wives, , and Charlie added to this amazing recount also. If you like crime podcasts this will be the top of your favorites list.
2. Never bite the hand that feeds you - It’s a good story about a pair of dudes that had everything they could ever want but forgot that it comes with consequences. They chose to turn into a pair of Rodents and betrayed the Señor, and in the process got their own father killed… now they gotta hide behind Uncle Sam/ protective witness program. Hurry up with season !
3. Glorifying a scene of violence - The podcast is very one dimensional. The twins are not some innocent boys selling drugs I’m sure a lot more violence when on behind the scenes that aren’t mentioned here because it’s told from only their point of view. The narrators voice really doesn’t go with the podcast, very out of touch
4. Entertaining (unrepentant) memoir, not journalism - I liked much about this podcast, but I can’t shake a lingering sour taste for what comes across as an unrepentant and entitled attitude from the twins, but especially their wives. Their attitude suggests they believe the US government owes them deep gratitude and special treatment for the information they provided, but they didn’t provide that information because of a moral imperative. And then the wives laundered drug money and now the apparent expectation is that we will empathize with them? I realize now that this podcast is not really documentary or journalistic as much as it is a memoir of the twins—which is interesting, but it also means there is no contextualization within the broader drug war and the death and destruction no doubt brought about and likely propagated by the twins’ work. It is a fascinating story, but I wish it was better reported.
5. Fake propaganda by the Perez brothers - I truly love cent and respect him but this podcast is a puff piece in the Perez brothers who control the narrative. There are no hard questions. The whole podcast is controlled by the brothers who portray themselves as ‘kids’ who somehow got caught up in the drug trade - they talk about the whole thing in a nonchalant ‘childish’ way which is done on purpose. These brothers are calculating sociopaths who murdered people to make money. It’s disappointing to listen to this podcast where they constantly say things like they are shocked about their lives - they are narcissistic men who act like children and victims. This is not investigative journalism.
6. Very Interesting - Mixed feelings about the whole situation. Needless to say it’s a very interesting podcast just wish the twins sound system was more clear, we had issues listening to them while they talked. It was either because the tone of their voices was too low or the sound system quality wasn’t the greatest.
7. Interesting glorification… - These dudes kept themselves in trouble, story is interesting but the reviews have to be fake or written by troubled individuals making/viewing them heroes. doesn’t help at all, the audio is bad and editing is trash. The “original score” sounds like the Dexter show theme remixed. No feeling for their sob stories of “becoming addicted to the life” After they were caught. Self reflection is one thing but not at that point, this is case of “history told from the winners pov” if you view these humans as “winners”. The family talk sounds incredibly self serving. I’m from Chicago and always heard the stories, it’s an interesting story but still feel the same way about anyone who chooses this life- deal with it.
8. Well done - I have never listen to podcasts until now! I heard mention this on the breakfast club! The production the narrators. Everything was well done. This like my th time listening to it. It is like u are there, and twins they did a perfect job telling their stories. , plz keep the team/staff who is behind u. They did great. I hope the series comes next. I am listening to episode . And I am bawling my eyes out. Yo! Who advising , catch lighting in bt. Hope he keep them on. No one could do it better than twins. Who narrate their own life, their experience and what they been thru. Ur twin is ur whole. And the love they have for each other. This lady here who is crying and narrating. I hope he know what strong wife he got. She is one that is in episode . Even under pressure she stays strong
In every ballet studio, there is a wall of mirrors. It reflects the people within. They’re part of a closed, elite group that asks for sacrifice and devotion from its members. This insular community produces iconic artists. It’s founded on a strict power structure, often with one man at the top. By tracing the origins of this unusual lifestyle, starting with the legacy of choreographer George Balanchine and the intimate stories of young dancers, we expose the beauty of an artform and the c...
Release date: 2023-02-21
1. An in depth and fairly impartial look at the MCs - This is a superbly done podcast. I feel like they made a sincere effort to present unbiased and objective perspectives. It was very nice to have virtually all of their information come from members of the organization. It provided unique insight and it gave the ladies a positive outlet for expression. Very well done. I wish there was more.
2. Fascinating, Illuminating - Excellent, respectful, yet completely honest reporting. I volunteered at Mother Teresa’s orphanage in Calcutta and at her place in Varanasi as well. This podcast provided an explanation for what shocked me at both of these places: the angry, dead behind the eyes nuns. The way the podcast described how new people were handled at the place for the dying was exactly the way they treated the children in the orphanage. I worked on the “handicapped” ward. They’d just yank the kid out of their crib, plop them on the concrete floor, pour pitchers of cold water on them, roughly scrub them with soap, throw em back in the crib and shove a bottle in their mouth. On older girl, probably around / was actually tied by her wrists to a bedpost. I asked why and they said she wouldn’t behave. “Recreation” time consisted of a bunch of kids sitting on the floor while a nun glared at them while aggressively hitting a metal pan with a stick. o_ I put all this down to the sisters not having enough time, energy, or people to care for so many children. But now I believe it was a lot more than that. And it didn’t even occur to me until this podcast to consider the fact they had millions of dollars, which they could have used for better care, to hire more help, and on and on. It has become somewhat chic to criticize Mother Teresa these days, but I think that is as wrong as blindly adoring her. She was a flawed human who managed to do an immense amount of good, even as many suffered in the process. Nothing is ever black and white. This podcast’s balanced approach is so helpful and appreciated.
3. I definitely recommend. - I’m a Catholic, and I recommend this podcast. It shows that even the people at the top of a religion can be imperfect, controlling, and out-of-bounds. There are insider things that happen(ed) in the Catholic world, and this podcast helps to question what happens. Thank you for putting this together.
4. Former Nun - I enjoyed this podcast. I was a Sister of Mercy in the San Francisco Bay Area. As I read about the MC’s I was saddened however grateful to have been in a community of Sisters founded by a woman (from the th century)who believed strongly that “mortification” (suffering) was not something to seek but rather a consequence of life. She insisted that the Sisters have good mattresses and good food and a good education to have the energy and gifts for good works. I left because I wanted to get married. I have nothing but gratitude for the amazing years I wore the habit of a nun.
5. Wow! - This podcast grabbed me from the first episode and wouldn’t let go. Such a different perspective on Mother Teresa than I’ve ever heard of. So intriguing and honestly, disturbing. As non-religious person I am horrified about so many aspects of this story but in another way, not surprised as I believe power and money corrupt everyone, including those claiming to be religious and righteous.
6. Great Podcast! Terrible ads. - I really really enjoy this podcast. These women did a great job. I’ve never heard worse ads in my life. I don’t understand, I listen to soooo many podcasts and I’ve never heard such terrible ads for strange unrelated things. It’s cringe to listen to. Feels like it isn’t the right audience for any of the ads and they all have horrible annoying voices. I actually enjoy the ads on some other podcasts I listen to and rarely even turn them down or off. This is like a bad car salesman screaming into your ear to sculpt your butt while you are learning about abuse and the church. It’s brutal. There are also some editing issues, repeated long pauses that make me think my phone or headphones stopped working. Still stars for content, though!
7. Beautiful, powerful, especially if you’ve left - When I say “left,” I mean any religious or intensely spiritual group experience. Having left the faith I was raised with and dealt with the damaging aspects of what it meant to serve God in a certain way or be alone and in a despair of the soul, I was greatly moved by this whole podcast. I’m sure those who don’t like it feel a certain level of attack. That attack comes from not being taught criticism of the Avenue by which we reach God is not ok. But criticism and truth are of God, too. I thank the creators and contributors for sharing those gifts.
8. Complex and compelling. - Outstanding job on this podcast which illuminates the complex reasons for committing to this life of service as well as the equally complex reasons for leaving it. Karen Armstrong, religious scholar and former nun, wrote two books detailing her experience in the convent which was very similar to the ones described in this podcast. She also wrote about the difficulty of leaving and trying to figure out a self and identity when she hadn’t been allowed to have independent and critical thinking for so long. Congratulations on this well researched, nuanced, emotionally compelling set of interviews and commentary!
Decoder Ring is the show about cracking cultural mysteries. In each episode, host Willa Paskin takes a cultural question, object, or habit; examines its history; and tries to figure out what it means and why it matters.
Release date: 2023-01-07
1. Episode ‘fame’ - Love this show—— it’s a perfect short length and always entertaining. Justin Bateman . Sounded like such a ‘princess’——- other people discuss their life experience toward the point of an interview. Duh. Really missed an opportunity to promote her book. Also she hasn’t been famous for a kabillion years so it’s not like she is right in the middle of her height. Do famous authors truly expect an interviewer to read and recall every word of their vanity project?!?!? Ugh. I’m not usually so critical but she was awful….just sounded so high-handed and above answering any questions about her past as it informed her present. And, um, what has she lately done that we know and can ask her about other than her book which is about fame. So not a fan now. Adore the show. The vampire episode whipped.
2. Thought-provoking… - I loved the Rod McKuen episode. I had completely forgotten about him. My older sister had a book of his poems in the sixties. So interesting to hear his story. There was a lot of stuff we thought was profound then but were embarrassed by later (like The Prophet), but this episode helped me see McKuen in a different light.
3. Re: The Sideways Effect episode - The economic insights into the boom/bust of certain varietals being “correlated” to the movie’s commentary was most interesting. Most nauseating was the glorification of the wine connoisseur, one who obsesses over grape skin thickness, climatic variations, soil richness and the such….where I live in San Francisco, this type of person is known as a “cork dork”. Most folks simply drink wine (& other alcohol) as a means to release one’s inhibitions a bit to (perhaps) start exploring more profound questions than the essence of what one is holding in one’s hand at the time. Every time I stumble into a conversation at a party with cork dorks opining over the nature of their fortified fruit juices, I feel like I’m gonna projectile vomit my Pouilly Fuisse for chrissakes!…aaahh, another trait of late stage capitalism, me thinks.
4. Interpreting the American Zeitgeist One Episode At A Time - Ms. Paskin graces your presence with the dulcet tones of nostalgia and popania with an easy on the ears voice that’ll leave you hooked after the first episode. Weaving lore and legend through a riveting interpretation of some of pop culture’s most memorable moments and products, this show answers questions you didn’t even know you had. A must listen!
5. Nice background, way too many ads - I agree with the other reviewers who observed that the episodes were better and more fun in earlier seasons. I enjoy having this show on during chores as it’s easy to tune in and out of. But…..the ads breaks are constant. Seems like we get another ad every minutes. Considering unsubscribing.
6. Yawn - Are you looking for real journalism? Sorry, move along, none of that here. Are you looking for a show that mocks interview subjects the host disagrees with (behind their backs of course) and pushes ideas that support its beliefs whether the facts support them or not? Step right up, step right up!
7. Good podcast, not consistent - I really enjoy % of these podcasts. Most topics are well researched, have great interview excerpts, and lead the listen on a series of twists and turns. The pod is well produced. The podcasts I don’t enjoy I find either too heavy, disorganized, or Willa’s personal views and assertions seek to overshadow the listener’s experience in forming their own conclusions (e.g. I cringed at the multiple attempts Willa made to coerce the joke author into “admitting” on record that she thought her work was harmful). I liked older topics better than newer ones. Many of the show titles I found misleading and actually enjoyed the topic far more than title suggested I would. Also- heed the trigger warnings at the beginning of the episode. Seriously. Topics aren’t handled delicately.
8. / - One of my absolute favorites. Paskin synthesizes her themes beautifully, approaches her interviews with an admirable level of directness and humility and never fails to pick fascinating subjects. Each episode seems to be researched so thoroughly that I’m always surprised at how quickly they come out. P.S. Thanks for taking my suggestion of gender reveal parties! I was as much a fan before the episode aired as I am now but I am very proud to now brag about having been a part of one of my favorite podcasts.
در هر اپیزود پادکست فارسی چنلبی گزارش یک ماجرای واقعی را به نقل از یک رسانهی معتبر انگلیسیزبان برای شما تعریف میکنیم.
Release date: 2022-09-25
1. فاصله بین قسمت ها - یه مشکلی که وجود داره اینکه بین هر اپیزود فاصله زیادی وجود اره و وقتی قسمت جدید از اون سریال منتشر میشه مخاطب واقعا قسمت های قبل رو با جزییاتش یادش نیست واین از لذت گوش دادن به داستان کم میکنه
2. متأسفم - بدون شك رشد پادكست فارسي ، مرهون زحمات علي بندري و تيك حرفه اي چنل بي هست . از ٣ سال پيش كه با شما آشنا شدم ، روتين زندگي من تغيير كرد و براي مني كه عاشق عطر كاغذ بودم و مطالعه برام بهرين تفريح بود و گارد شديدي نسبت به كتاب هاي صوتي داشتم ، اين تغيير يك انقلاب محسوب ميشد.
علي بندري نميخوام كلامم رو طولاني كنم كه از حوصله خارج بشه ، اما نيمه كاره رها كردن چنل بي و بي پلاس يك فاجعه بود .
روشي كه پيش گرفته بودي ، در مسير دانايي بود و براي من فقط يك سوال باقي ميمونه كه چرا ما عبرت نميگيريم.
3. قادرهوا - سلام اقای بندری زحمت زیادی کشیدید ولی داستان را بارها و بارها به عقب برمیکردونیوهمون چیز تکراری را دوباره وچند باره تعریف میکنید واقعن از حوصله ادم خارجه نکن این کارو لطفعن...واینکه داستان احساس غریبی رادرمن ایجاد کرد اینکه ادم زرنگ وباهوشی مثل رئیس به ساده ترین شکل دستگیر میشه در من احساس تنفر را ایجاد میکنه از جناب رئیس ...من بیشتر دوست داشتم اخرش موفق میشد ودستگیر نمیشد ومیرفت پی زندگی سالم ودور از خلافکاری ...و دورو بریاشون را هم به دام نمینداخت اون وقت بهش تبریک میکفتم وبه هوش و زکاوتش احسن میکفتم نه مثل ساده لوح ها عمل کرده ببخشید نوشتهای من مثل بقیه تکراری نیست شاید هرگز این پیام یدستت نرسه ولی من نوشتم هرانچه احساسم بود تمام.
4. پایان شب سیه سپید است - سلام به علی بندری
مرسی بابت همه زحمتایی که میکشین، یه خواهش داشتم ازتون، اگه میشه قسمت سوم شکلتون رو منتشر کنید، اقلا تو این روزایی که تمام ذهنمون پر از استرس و در گیریه، شبا با گوش دادن به داستانی خارج از داستان غمبار این روزهامون ، بتونیم یکم بی استرس بخوابیم
5. قهرمانهای این مرز و بوم - من داشتم فکر میکردم که کجا برم چی گوش بدم که باهاش تو این اوضاع یکم بتونم خودمو آروم کنم و اومدم سراغ چنل بی و صدای آرامشبخش علی بندری، و اونچیزی رو از شما شنیدم که از سطح فهم و شعور شما انتظار می رفت. درست فرمودید که به دنبال قهرمانهای تاریخ نگردیم چرا که قهرمانها دم گوشمون هستن.
6. سلام؛ از افغانستان هستم - مدتی دوسال میشه پادکست های آقای بندری رو می شنوم. دست این عزیزان درد نکند و خوشی های روزگار توام با صحتمندی نصیب شان. من یک تصویر و تصور خیلی عالی از جوانان و دانشگاهیان ایران در ذهن خود داشتم و دارم ولی امروز برای بار اول وقتی کمنت های شنوندگان را خواندم ناراحت شدم.
یکی نوشته: من این پادکست را خیلی دوست دارم و یک ستاره داده؛
دیگری نوشته: من رشته سریال اوکلاهاما از دستم رفت و دو ستاره داده و…….
من نباید مشکل نداشتن انترنت، نفهمیدن حرفهای آقای بندری یا دسترسی نداشتن به پادکست را در جمع کیفیت پادکست حساب کنم.
7. سلام - علی بندری عزیزم
خیلی وقت نیست که با کانال بی و صدات آشنا شدم و تونستم ساعتهای خالیم رو پر کنم .
خوشحالم که باهات آشنا شدم ، به امید روزی که رویاهامون آرزو نباشه برامون
8. سوگوار و خشمگینم - علی بندری عزیز ، دلنشین ترین و شرافتمندترین اپیزود چنل بی و بی پلاس که مثل فرزندانت می مانند، همین ۳ دقیقه ای بود که بر جان ما نشست، بعد مسافت اهمیتی ندارد وقتی اینقدر دلت برای سرزمینت و مردمانش می تپد، شاید نام مرا هم این روزها شنیدی، مثل کودکی هایم که نقاشی برای “برنامه کودک” میفرستادم.
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Radio Ambulante es un podcast pionero en español que cuenta crónicas latinoamericanas en audio, celebrando la diversidad y complejidad de la región. / Radio Ambulante is an award-winning Spanish language podcast that uses long-form audio journalism to tell neglected and under-reported Latin American and Latino stories.
Release date: 2023-02-21
1. ¿En serio? ¿El penacho? - //: en verdad. Qué tanta leyenda negra contra nosotros mismos y la continua negación a la parte hispana que tenemos todos en la America hispana. Y que no se les ocurra traer ese penacho. Que lo dejen quieto antes de que por ponerse graciosos se desmorone apenas tenga contacto con el aire. Demasiado acomplejados y lecturas romanticistas y emocionales de la historia.
2. Insightful, well written and thought provoking - This podcast is very enjoyable. It is produced and executed in the way that only an NPR podcast is edited with the highest regard for journalistic integrity. The content is insightful and thought-provoking. I appreciate the various topics and the artistic angle. Very well done! The podcast is in Spanish and the narrators voice and his style of speaking lends itself beautifully to the Hispanic diaspora.
3. Great for learning Spanish - The stories are well told and engaging. I appreciate the diversity of speakers and accents from across all of Latin America. The values and sentiments that underly many of the stories and the choices of themes are somewhat predictably NPR orthodox social justice concerns. I don’t oppose those views, choices or values, but I do appreciate more diversity of perspective, themes and more original, sometimes even contrarian approaches. In this sense, the journalism here is pretty much standard fare NPR liberalism. Having grown up in the Seattle area, I’m not uncomfortable with that. It’s just not very courageous, intellectually speaking, to always create stories from such a normative standpoint.
4. Muy buen podcast, pero… - … piden dinero todo el tiempo. Ya en la última temporada no tanto, pero en cambio hacen más pausas para patrocinadores. No me malinterpreten, se en que mundo vivimos, se necesitan los patrocinadores y hay que anunciarlos, solo que no sean tan repetitivos. Un excelente podcast, muy bien hecho, no todas las historias son interesantes para todos, pero es el reflejo de la vida, creo yo
5. Periodismo narrativo - Ese periodismo narrativo en ese formato es un desafío profesional y un gusto escucharlo. Enlazar una historia personal a un contexto histórico, cultural, económico, político y simbólico. Además lo aderezan con un diseño sonoro increíble. Es conocer Latinoamérica contada en primera persona, la de sus protagonistas.
6. Un programa muy serio, muy bien logrado - “Descubrí” los podcast de Radio Ambulante hace como un año. Desde entonces he escuchado casi todos los episodios. Con cada uno me entero de un aspecto nuevo sobre lo que ocurre o ha ocurrido en Latinoamérica y me ayuda a entender mejor nuestra historia. Cada episodio está tan narrado que muchas veces me encuentro sonriendo, hasta llorando por lo que escucho. Si estoy manejando o haciendo quehaceres en la casa, mas de una vez me he detenido hasta escuchar el final.
Felicitaciones a Daniel Alarcón y todo el equipo de RA!
7. Adios - No le das dinero a quien te hace daño o daña tu familia o tu tierra .
Con el derecho que tengan a disentir es el mismo que yo tengo a repartir y después del tercer episodio tendencioso me voy mi mínima contribución no les hará falta yo se Tan amigos como siempre Sigan diciendo lo que quieran / yo escuchare. Otras fuentes
8. Súper Show - Buscando un programa de NPR, por casualidad me encontré con este y de verdad me he quedado encantada con la calidad, el profesionalismo y el producto final de esta programación!
Keep up the great work! I have shared it with all my family snd friends in the USA and abroad...
Vivo actualmente en Nairobi, Kenia y no me pierdo ni un solo programa...a veces hasta repito episodios si me han afectado de una manera u otra. Mil gracias por el maravilloso trabajo que hacen, los aplaudo! A NJ/Latina living in East Africa!
The Chilling is a 13 part serialized podcast that details the true events behind a real-life haunting that took place in Kent, Ohio. You will hear first hand accounts of the supernatural and the strange, all of which happened under one roof over the course of multiple decades. Your host Lindsey Brisbine will guide you through this true tale, stringing together bits of folklore along with insights from experts like demonologists, parapsychologists, mediums and many more, all in hopes of trying ...
Release date: 2023-02-27
1. Found this by strange coincidence - First I'd like to say this is very well done, I was at the edge of my seat the whole time. I hope Lindsey goes on to continue a serial like this detailing other people's haunted home experiences. There are tons of paranormal podcasts but none (that I know of) that do an in-depth multi- episode format. This is so much more immersive than a brief telling that leaves out almost all detail and context. I came across this via her story on Jim Harold's Campfire but also just happened to be watching an old episode of Paranormal Witness with this story the same day. So weird! I was not expecting much when going into this, but was instantly hooked, it’s suspenseful, well done in every way.
2. Very scary! - The podcast speaks to its title. Lindsay does a great job telling the stories and I regret listening to them at night time as some of them are truly horrific. However, I keep wanting to listen to them one after the other. She does a great job, putting this story together-I highly recommend, if you like to be creeped out!
3. Scary, well composed and just awesome! - I just finished the most recent episode and need more!!!! I was hooked from the first episode. Lindsey is a wonderful storyteller. The pod is well composed- great music, audio effects, and well researched. Episode literally made me screech out loud while driving. Lol
I hope to see this pod around for a while. Great job!!
4. Scary, smart, and great storytelling! - I’ve been hooked from the very first episode and I was thrilled to hear they’ll be doing a second season! Lindsey is a natural storyteller and balances her real life experiences living in a haunted house with interviews and information from experts in sleep psychology, parapsychology, demonology, etc. Some of the episodes have scenes that are so scary I ended up on the literal edge of the driver’s seat, gripping the steering wheel, and holding my breath until it ended. The production value is incredible - since this is their first podcast I assumed they hired someone else to do it, but it turns out they did all the audio, editing, etc. on their own! I’m truly impressed with this podcast and can’t wait to see how the story concludes, but I’ll be sad when it’s over.
5. Go Listen! - This is my new favorite podcast! I started listening to this a couple months ago, and I’ve been hooked ever since! I love how Lindsey speaks with different experts to get different opinions to try and find answers even when things can’t be explained. I’m dying to find out how this ends!!
6. Captivating, thrilling and CHILLING - Y’all. Just go listen. This is one of those podcasts where you literally can’t stop listening. No need to rewind because you zoned out - it’s SO captivating. I also enjoy the vulnerability from the host. It’s raw and real and giving people an opportunity to not feel alone if they have gone through similar experiences. / WOULD recommend.
7. Don’t Listen in the Dark - “The Chilling” is the perfect name for this podcast, considering I get full body chills listening to every episode. Heart pounding, suspenseful, totally engrossing- everything you would want in a paranormal story. The host, Lindsey, has an innate capacity for storytelling. Not to mention, all stories are TRUE. Word to the wise, don’t listen to this at night, but definitely listen.
Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious world is an exploration of the weird, the strange, the unusual, and the fascinating phenomena in the physical world around us—and beyond—from a Catholic perspective. Join Jimmy Akin and his co-host Domenico Bettinelli as they examine ancient mysteries, folk tales, urban legends, and miraculous stories with a methodical, logical, well-reasoned but not entirely skeptical eye.
Release date: 2023-02-24
1. Sup Jimmy! - Got the same Mexican blanket you sport often. Just gave it away however…Loved you since Day . You just felt and feel like family to me. Interesting Podcast. I like Nicholas “The Regular…” Jimmy, I love your “quick draw McGraw talent… is that yo’ middle name?” Kewl episode of giants!
2. Entertaining and Edifying - Jimmy is a sage teacher. I’ve been listening since the episode count was in the single digits. The podcast has improved in production quality by leaps and bounds since then, but Jimmy’s approach has been consistently excellent from the beginning. You likely won’t agree with every one of his conclusions — a reality he acknowledges and frankly expects — but you will undoubtedly find yourself thinking more critically and analytically about the world after just a few episodes. If you’re looking for an intelligent podcast that always tells a story along the way, I can think of no better show than this one. Jimmy, unlike any other public intellectual out there, seriously and respectfully considers the theories put before him. He then sifts through the evidence and finds gold, i.e., the truth.
3. Testing astrology - Generally good content, but when the host gets lazy when it comes to subjects that are foreign to him. Then there’s a definite bias. I noticed it early on, with Sasquatch. Remote viewing got a pass because he frequents RV forums. Today he was full of misinformation about astrology. Astrology is the study of the planets cycle through space. And any good astrologer will tell you astrology is not fate. It’s about the best times to initiate a project. Any astrologer would also tell you that newspaper horoscopes are bunk also. Astrology is based on the time you are born, which is much more specific than the day. Uranus will be ingressing into Gemini soon. Uranus is an year cycle. Uranus was in Gemini - , - , and - . That overlapped the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and WWII. The date for the next ingress into Gemini is April , through August , . You can mark your dates and test the theory. Then we shall see if astrology has any validity.
4. Love exploring this mysterious world with Jimmy! - A perfect balance of faith and reason on a whole range of weird topics. I love podcast like these as a break from current events and headline news. Jimmy is so insightful and knowledgeable that he definitely is the best guide for our mysterious world.
5. Tedious FAQ format - Having Betinelli lob easy serve questions so Akin can bloviate error ridden research points and opinions is tedious. I listened to ten episodes to give it a chance to grow on me but it was so pedantic and boring. The only person I can think of more in love with the sound of his own voice is Taylor Marshall.
6. Mysteriously Interesting! - This show is wonderful! I love listening to it as someone who drives for work and is working on their own podcast. I tend to like the Father Ripperger Theology, but I appreciate Jimmy Akin’s Theology very much. Regarding the Shroud of Turin, please listen to Dr. Ray Rogers, who investigated the Shroud and concluded its authenticity.
7. Jimmy and Dom are THE BEST!!! - I’m an avid listener (and undeniably HUGE fan) of the podcast. You don’t very often find the objectivity they provide when discussing the topics they often cover anywhere else, as such, their method is a refreshing change of pace. Each episode is fascinating and leaves me longing for the next one! Jimmy and Dom are THE BEST!!!
8. Outstanding, informative, and engaging! - Jimmy Akin is a top notch research, story-teller, and evaluator of evidence. He always makes the episodes fascinating and easy to comprehend. As someone interested in Catholic apologetics, I've enjoyed the episodes on the Exodus, Age of the Earth, and Great Flood. But I've also enjoyed lots of other episodes as well such as the "Betz Sphere" and the recent "Mystery of inflation" episode. Overall, this is a brilliant podcast and well-produced.
For ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and exclusive bonus content, subscribe to Project Brazen's channel on the Apple Podcasts app. You can try the subscription free for 7 days by going to http://apple.co/the-sound In December 2016, a US official in Havana went to the embassy medical centre to report a debilitating and confounding illness. The symptoms included headaches; nausea; hearing loss; problems with memory and vision – and its onset was characterized by hearing… so...
Release date: 2023-03-01
1. Intriguing - I am really enjoying this. Some of the narration can be slightly over the top at times, but I love that they are doing a deep dive into this mystery and really explaining all the different theories so well. It’s apparent they did lots of research, and the sound design is really well done as others have said.
2. Smart, captivating, rebellious - I really enjoy Nicky’s narration of this story. He’s a cleaver storyteller who’s unafraid to follow the twists and turns of this story. Smart and accessible storytelling — worth a listen for anyone who questions the “party-line” headline of any controversial story.
3. Total robbery - I paid $— thirty five bucks— to listen to this series, and now each time I attempt to play an episode I get “Something went wrong. Please try again later.” Well, “later” never solves the problem. I was a sucker, but do not make the same mistake I did— it’s a total scam.
4. Beautiful sound, paper thin story - This sounds great! The sound design and composition are excellent. But! The narrator is a little flat, and the story is just sort of there. Did Havana employ some sort of mysterious sound weapon against the hapless embassy and CIA workers there? Probably not but the story keeps going back and forth an attempt to make the audience care but I’m sorry to say as of episode I’m not sure that I do.
5. The cricket theory has been proven - ask the first victims, who themselves hypothesized the microwave weapons now realize that the noise was crickets and the feeling stress. This podcast isn't providing the suave of perspectives that journalism needs; online media sources cover this debate more thoroughly.
6. Excellent objective coverage of a sensitive story - I’m so glad someone is tackling this story with in-depth coverage instead of simply parroting with the State Department says. Looking forward to more episodes and delving deeper into what actually happened to foreign diplomats and support staff while working in an official capacity for the United States.
7. Brilliant work - you’re going to be hearing and seeing a lot of Havana Syndrome coverage in the coming months — this one will take listeners to places they never imagined, uncovering new details from surprising voices that’ll help listeners finally come to grips with this wild story. Also helps that the storytelling, depth of reporting and sound design are top-notch… !
8. Would pay $$ to get the full season now - Too often, the media has focused on doubting the victims and fail to dive deeper into what this phenomenon could mean for humanity. The Sound is an antidote and Nicky is the right person to tell this story. I listen to about hours of audio per week, and I can tell The Sound is a hit.
America's Top Paranormal Podcaster interviews the best known names in the paranormal about UFOs, Ghosts, Bigfoot, and everything paranormal! Guests have included Josh Gates, Chip Coffey, George Noory and the biggest names in paranormal studies. This feed reflects the last 90 days of content, The Paranormal Podcast has been in production since 2005 with over 690 episodes. Hosted by Jim Harold.
Release date: 2023-02-21
1. A fantastic and informative pod on all things paranormal. - Really enjoy this show. Jim’s kind demeanor and inquisitive mind drives this pod to answer questions we all find ourselves asking about the weird and wild. He has some brilliant guests on the show in every field of otherworldly research. From probing into the Roswell ufo crash and the Hill abductions, to fascinating details about parapsychology and why Bigfoot smells, there is so much to learn. Easy listening about the absolute gambit of the human/para world. Also I have found some fantastic books thru the guest on the show. Worth a listen and do t forget to check out him Harold’s campfire for true spooky stories from day to day people. Love your work buddy, thanks for all the effort to bring us these great experiences.
2. Episode - Jim, I absolutely love podcasts & have been listening for years. I’ve recommended your podcasts to family & friends. I’ve never once had issue with you. However, I am literally had to pull over to write this. You just said “using stage is essentially witchcraft“ or something. No it is not. And that is so offensive; here’s why: Native Americans have had TRADITIONAL medicines & ways torn from us. Native people had to keep traditional ways secret because they’d be arrested or murdered. Indigenous peoples been literally murdered for practicing traditional ways. Native American traditions are NOT witchcraft and we have been TORTURED & murdered for practicing them in the last century event. SAGE is a medicine and we use it every single day. It has absolutely nothing to do with witchcraft I hope you hear this. I always support your work. That statement really hurt.
With respect, Gypsi
3. Always interesting - If you want to go a little deeper on paranormal subjects this IS the place. The Campfire that Jim does with people telling their true paranormal tales is my absolute favorite show. This is my go to for learning about the research out there. If you don’t like one show, on to the next.
4. Very High Quality/ Interactive - High value. High effort. High quality. This is it. The ONLY supernatural/ paranormal podcast you’ll ever need, absolutely the BEST of its kind along with Jim Harold’s Campfire. No other podcast or podcast host compares. Every show of his is stellar and they deserve SO MUCH MORE recognition and support. This is the real deal. He interviews experts in the paranormal/ supernatural field. Often times, world renowned guests come on and there’s just no other podcasts like the ones produced by Jim Harold. Each episode is extremely intriguing/ entertaining offers valuable and interesting commentary/ knowledge. Love the interactions and real time/ genuine conversations that he has with his guests. Straight to the point real conversations. He doesn’t overdo it with the ads either like some other podcasters… PLEASE DON’T EVER STOP!!!!! Y’all are amazing at what you do.
5. Great Show - Many paranormal shows have guests on tell their stories with little or no interaction with the host. Very few of these people know how to tell their stories effectively and they end up rambling aimlessly. Some stories sound more like the person is experiencing a schizophrenic episode than something paranormal. Not very entertaining. That why I listen to Jim’s shows. It is refreshing to hear a host who is both passionate and professional. Great content presented with excellent production value. Thank you, Jim for such an entertaining show.
6. Always fascinating - Jim Harold is the penultimate interviewer. He asks great leading questions, but also gives guests time to speak at length on their chosen topics. With shows on everything from ghosts, cryptids, near death experiences, ancient aliens, crystals, reincarnation, and more, there is definitely an episode of the Paranormal Podcast for everyone. Jim is a true professional who has taken podcasting to great heights. You won’t regret giving this show a try.
7. Top podcast You Must Have! - Ok, so not usually big on comments. However, this one is one of my top and if you listen to episode you're hooked. Mr. Harold helms this ship like a true captain. I have listened to most episodes more than x, really. Unbiased opinions and the variety of guests that merge science and the “paranormal”(higher physics actually) has been my interest. ALL governments act as a secret sect, no matter what country you can think of. How so? Well, secret sects always hold the truth closely since the beginning of time. Its the age-old philosophy that the few can control the many by dangling shiny things in front us to deter us from learning the reality of things. It’s antiquated thinking and inane. Hopefully, shows like Mr. Harolds will spread and inspire people to seek the truth. :)
8. Best Paranormal Podcast - I’m a fairly new listener but have been fascinated with the paranormal my whole life. Jim is the best. He is respectful, mature, and brings a legitimacy to every subject he covers. You can tell he know these subjects inside out, and he is very well informed with everything that is talked about. I don’t think there is a better paranormal Podcast out there and as long as he keeps producing them, I’ll keep listening
Danny’s quest to get smarter.
Release date: 2023-02-27
1. THE BEST - This is my favorite podcast! Every time I get in the car this is the first thing I put on. The BEST intro music, hardly any ads, crazy interesting topics, super engaged and inquisitive host. I just started listening to you guys but I’m hooked! Feels like I’m at the bar w/ field experts. Thanks for such a high quality pod
2. The host said there aren’t guns in Florida - Whoever books the show is great. The host is almost as bad as the expert Julian he brings on. They don’t read. And he just said there aren’t guns in Florida. Stop relying on the guests to educate you. It’s a waste of their time and ours if you don’t know what to ask.
3. Great shows, many different subjects, wide spectrum! - This is now one of my favorite, podcasts/radio shows. I really enjoy your style, sound quality, is great, intro music is a tad loud, but won’t ever fall asleep driving, with those riffs. Thanks for entertaining me. I drive a lot, for work and visiting relatives. You definitely have your own style, easy to keep up with, entertaining and informative!! You tackle some serious subjects, that’s appreciated!! This is it, it’s exactly what more people should be tuning into!! Sharing the knowledge!! WTG, May you and yours have good health and many happy days!!
4. Please Stop Giving The MegaDouche Matthew Cox a Platform - I love Koncrete Podcast. I love Danny. He chooses fascinating subjects and speakers. He leads fascinating conversations. But for the love of God and all that is holy, please stop giving Megadouche Cox a platform. I don’t care how extroverted, animated, and able to carry a story the guy is, he’s a jailhouse snitch and a self-serving human being that literally took advantage of people he deemed less important than himself in order to steal their identities, pad his illegal bank accounts, and evade the FBI. Then he has the sack to talk about it openly to anybody listening. The guy is a sociopath and doesn’t deserve a do-over or a public platform to peddle his tales of illegally-gotten clout shamelessly. He deserves nothing less than to be deplatformed and shunned into obscurity for the rest of his miserable, jailhouse snitch existence. That is all.
5. Andrew Bustimante (Election) - Andrew breaks down knowledge by saying that it is many different points of information. He states that single sourced information is unreliable. The “election” conspiracy isn’t a conspiracy because their are multiple sets of information on bith sides of the argument. So, how can he say it’s a conspiracy theory if both sides have as much information as the other. I would assume Andrew may pay more attention to the MSM, which always tells the truth....LOL. Andrew, use your skills and determine if there is “voter/election fraud” and let us know. I will predict if you do your best due diligence you are going to find something that will change your mind. I would start in Arizona.....:)
6. Drone guy - So it’s clear. .% of trump supporters including trump wanted nothing but to bring our troops home and end the wars which he was blocked and lied to every step of the way in his efforts to bring em back. He’s the only president in my lifetime who hasn’t started new wars. The only time the media gave trump credit is when he sent a few tomahawks into Syria. I mean thanks for your service but your so so far off and wrong on which parties want war. It’s not trump and Christians. You sound ignorant spreading just complete lies. Oh and btw mr unity joe Biden just stopped trumps order to bring back the troops and he’s turning them back around and sending them back to the Middle East.
7. Shut up and let them speak! - PLEASE JUST LET MATT COX JUST TALK. I get it your friends now but when he’s on the podcast and you keep interrupting I want to click off. The very first story’s of Matt were SOOOOO good.... you weren’t friends then so you wanted to learn him. Now imo it sounds like you want the story to go one way while matt is just trying to tell what happened
8. Great concept! - We're % there guys, excellent content, top tier guests and very entertaining. If it wasn't for one of you yelling every time you get close to the mic and CONSTANTLY interrupting your guest mid-story you'd get stars. I heavily dislike the live stream format, it causes you to interrupt the guest even more and makes it frustrating to listen to.
Into America is a show about being Black in America. These stories explore what it means to hold truth to power and this country to its promises. Told by people who have the most at stake.
Release date: 2023-02-23
1. Street Disciples was EVERYTHING!!!! - I sat in my bathroom braiding my hair and listened to every episode. I danced, rapped along to every lyric played, remembered where I was during each event reflected on and shed a few tears. Thank you so much for reminding me how much I love Hip Hop. I can’t imagine how my life would be without it. Amazing series!!!
2. This hip-hop series is it! - This series is amazing. I always love this podcast but this spotlight on hip-hop has been marvelous. I love hearing the history of hip-hop told through all the voices and music. Thank you for this study in Black life, what makes it both painful and excellent, and for championing hip-hop as the beacon of light it has always been.
3. Hip hop documentary - As a year old white guy who never liked hip hop music, much preferring funk, disco, and cool jazz, I found the documentary series on the history of hip Hop absolutely fascinating, and listened to each episode multiple times to make sure I didn’t miss anything. Now I’m starting to listen carefully to some of the hip hop songs described in the series and I marvel at the creative talent of the writers and artists.
4. Trymaine Lee for President - Who would you want to have a beer with? My pick, Trymaine Lee. In this glorious podcast, Into America, Trymaine walks this pasty white gal through topics I maybe thought I knew and puts a spin on every one that makes me stop and think. He never backs down, presenting tough topics and always with a firm kindness that allows me to come along. Thank you for being my guide. My two favorite podcasters come from this show. Trymaine is great but his daughter, Nola, will outshine is all in the long run. Keep doing what you do, dear Lees!
5. Gentle - The show has become one of my favorites. Your gentle way with empathy brings out the most honest conversations about race that are personal, socially relevant with people sharing from their heart. Thank you. Shirley Keller Three Rivers, CA Hip-Hop and - excellent.
Cannot wait for Part . I used to judge negatively because I am a woman and felt insulted by some. But overtime women appeared and I had to rethink. Then reading a book of a rapper who died and lo, a lightbulb went on: poetry. I am elderly thus the cursing was difficult to get past. But when I opened my heart I understood many were telling their own stories of brutality and societal bigotry towards the people and I identified. My interracial family experiences were rough too. Your program is opening new doors of Understanding and bridging for me that which I lacked understanding. Thank you so much and I look forward to next week. Shirley Keller
Three Rivers CA
6. I’ve Learned So Much - I can’t believe I’ve been listening to this podcast a year now! It’s always informative and enlightening in so many ways. The “Where Are They Now” episode was amazing! I definitely wanted to know about the Crypto story. On another note Nola gives me life! I love your bond. -Randi Myles, Detroit, MI
7. Jazz Voice for Tough Topics! - This Bethesda episode is my st - have had the podcast in queue forever but the topics - though I always want to know - can be quite draining! Kudos to you for these deep and oh so relevant dives - may shows like yours spark us into action like we’ve always shown ourselves capable of!!!
8. Thank you! - Dear Trymaine Lee, Thank you so much for the episode on the lost Bethesda community. That episode touched me deeply as well as many of the prior episodes you have done. It’s one of many reminders of the wide spread atrocities that have befell black communities across the United States of America. Keep it coming. Much appreciated.
It’s 1990. The Berlin Wall just fell. The Soviet Union is on the verge of collapse. And the soundtrack to the revolution is one of the best selling songs of all time, the metal ballad “Wind of Change,” by the Scorpions. Decades later, journalist Patrick Radden Keefe heard a rumor: the song wasn’t written by the Scorpions. It was written by the CIA. This is his journey to find the truth. Wind of Change is an Original Series from Pineapple Street Studios, Crooked Media and Spotify.
Release date: 2022-10-11
1. Pointless - This is quite possibly the dumbest podcast I have ever listened too. The author continues to chase a conspiracy theory that makes no sense. One of their interview subjects even told them that conspiracy theories only exist to trick uneducated people; to bad the author isn’t smart enough to understand this.
2. NYtimes subscribers will love this host - Because he’s a smug ignoramus. Only someone so stupid and superficial would brag about knowing so little. The Scorpians and their fans are cheesy but this know-it-all pseudo-sophisticate with no common sense is a genius. Artists who’ve toured the world and succeeded in the most difficult industry are dismissed by a podcaster the lowest form of creator.
3. Not popular in the US - Podcast good in general, but one statement that is repeated numerous times is completely incorrect! Did this guy turn on a radio in ? Wind of change may not have been ’s Blinding Lights (song by The Weeknd), but it was hugely popular in the US then. It hit number four on billboard’s pop charts, and it hit number two on billboard’s rock charts! It also made the US Billboard top for the year at number ! Not sure what this guy’s threshold is for a “popular song” but the fact that he keeps using this incorrect assessment is bothersome. Seems he believes if he had never heard of something it must not be popular with the rest of the population!
4. Stars Podcast! - That podcaster was entirely unconvinced by the end of the scorpions podcast, which I found to be interesting and fair. But he was not successful in drawing comparisons between people who want to believe the Scorps theory and people who believe all the other crazy conspiracy theories in the world now. A noble ambition, to be sure, but I don’t feel like he made the point nearly as clearly as he could have. Either way, very enjoyable podcast. Thanks!
5. Riveting zeitgeist… shamefully bad journalism - Michael and Patrick, who drive this podcast, opt to take an unscrupulous “all or nothing” approach to the claim motivating the investigation. They dodge around the simplest answers, discounting degrees of separation and “telephone game” in a way that suggests the podcast’s producers are breathing down their backs. After all, if they don’t, how will the producers fill the runtime and connect to all the cool research into espionage? This is a riveting podcast saved by the sweetness of Eastern-Bloc metal-heads and the wit of CIA spooks and their collaborators. Episode two’s opening alone is a tearjerker. It is dragged down by by the men trying to bridge the two. Editing may be at fault for making Patrick seem so bad; all of his threads turn into dead ends, hearsay, or half-remembered notions. In showcasing them, the podcast highlights the moment he taints his witnesses. He’s not some amateur, so his time is valuable; they needed some return-of-investment for this series of nothing-burgers. Michael, on the other hand, comes across as a blusterer, a big talker so used to being at the right place at the right time that he’s unqualified to judge coincidence. He drags his easily-influenced reporter-friend into a rabbit-hole cultivated by his baseless self-assurance. I just hope people don’t take this as a journalistic bellweather. This isn’t what good investigation looks like. Good investigation involves doubt and skepticism, but this podcast uses it at every wrong juncture. It lives on casting aspersions on the notion that West-German rockers, no matter how flamboyant, would actually write about something that deeply affects them. Performers are people too!
6. Not sure - As a US Soldier I trained in Berlin near the wall (doughboy city). I also listened to the Scorpions along with a lot of “cheesy” metal bands. Something about the tone and attitude of this podcast throws me off a bit. Maybe a little too sanctimonious and ironic. Stuff like that happened. Shoot pool with a local In a bar and they ask about the size of your unit…
7. Hilariously plausible conspiracy hypothesis - How could the host fail to ask Klaus about the his manager’s situation that ties the whole thing together? That was the most compelling and inexplicable bit of the story, if it was really about the business and promotion side like with every other act the CIA promoted. Hopefully Klaus listened to the show and was entertained and compelled as much as the rest of us.
8. Mostly entertaining, but at what price? - The host is sort of a cocky dude who presses a rumor that probably shouldn’t be pressed. He’s got to get to the bottom of this story because he’s “obsessed” — identities and diplomacy be damned. He seems out of touch — he states the rich white person who has committed a crime always walks free because they are rich and white. This is obviously untrue but perhaps he can stay stuff like this since he is a rich white person living in a rich white bubble. I liked the people he interviewed and the backstory.