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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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