New to podcasts? Here's a batch to start with.

10 Episodes

If you're getting into podcasts for the first time – or ready to find a new favorite – the number of shows can be overwhelming. We're here to help – with a tasting menu of great episodes chosen just for you.

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Where the lyrics meet the melody

Carly Rae Jepsen - When I Needed You

15:32

Each episode of Song Exploder features an artist dissecting one of their songs: where it came from, how it evolved, and what they intended it to be. Hrishikesh Hirway, a composer himself, is an understated but insight…

Setting fashion years in advance

229- The Trend Forecast

15:31

Ever wonder how it’s decided that something is “in” one moment and “out” the next? 99% Invisible, a podcast all about the hidden decisions and forces that shape our world, trains a curious eye on trends and fashion fo…

Everyone wants them gone. What’s the holdup?

#721: Unbuilding A City

19:22

Baltimore is full of vacant houses; the city’s population is shrinking. But tearing down those houses is harder than you’d think. A fascinating look inside a changing neighborhood from Planet Money – a podcas…

What do you do when you’re running low on liquid life?

#57 Milk Wanted

39:45

A surprisingly emotional investigation into the largely unregulated market for breast milk: who needs it, who’s got it, how they find each other, and just how costly it can be. This episode of Reply All might…

Springing for a new place to sleep

#12 Mattresses

39:02

The premise for Surprisingly Awesome is brilliant: take a subject that might seem boring at first blush, and find something fascinating about it. In this episode, the hosts take a funny, informative, and ener…

Am I lying?

Episode 2: Pants On Fire

15:40

Sherlock Holmes always knows when someone’s lying – just by looking at their facial expressions and body language. But is physiological evidence a truly reliable indicator of honesty and falsehood? Criminal l…

Shifting the lens

Frame of Reference

59:27

We usually assume that we can predict how we’ll respond in different environments. But what if our perspective is more variable than we think? In this episode of Invisibilia – a show that combines great story…

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