Ten standout audio stories from this year, according to The Bello Collective

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Standout audio stories from this year, according to Dana and Brittany of The Bello Collective, a newsletter and publication that brings together writers, journalists, and other voices who share a passion for audio storytelling and podcasts. Visit www.bit.ly/belloTop10 to see our Top 100 at the end … read more

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An audio introduction to this playlist

November 21st, 2016

1:58

Listen to an audio introduction to the Bello Collective’s Top 10 of 2016 playlist from the playlist creators.

Rich sound design, disastrous situations, and the amazing-yet-fragile human body

November 14th, 2016

42:17

The series Science of Survival uses rich sound design, disastrous situations, and the amazing-yet-fragile human body to tell stories of survival.

Crazy compelling investigative journalism

November 14th, 2016

33:18

Embedded, hosted by experienced badass reporter Kelly McEvers, epitomizes the power to create crazy compelling investigative journalism into a podcast. Each show digs deep into complex and often intense situations, from …

Rapport, humour, and vulnerability

November 14th, 2016

43:14

2016, also known as the Year of Garbage Fire, has been tough, but thankfully it made room for Baby-Sitters Club nostalgia. While this podcast does …

Poetic and stunning

November 14th, 2016

12:06

This 12 minute piece about drawing numbers for the draft lottery — about attaching something so personal and happy, a birthday date, to something so …

Tough questions about diversity in tech

November 14th, 2016

40:13

The Intern is a podcast created by betaworks, a tech company in NYC, about – well, being an intern at betaworks. The premise was always a bit …

The best in journalism and audio reporting

November 14th, 2016

30:42

Reply All has produced consistently incredible, standout shows this year, but this 4-part series, On The Inside, is the best in journalism and audio reporting. It starts with an investigation of a blog written from …

A must-listen for for adults and children alike

November 14th, 2016

26:27

Described as ‘Goonies meets Spy Kids meets Stranger Things’, this new show swooped in late in 2016 and quickly became one of our favorites. It’s an …

A challenge to the culture of debate

November 14th, 2016

57:38

The story of when one debate team challenges the entire culture of debate – and how it relates to race, privilege, and power. The speech at the end …

A wildly atmospheric and inventive audio drama

November 14th, 2016

26:13

The Bridge is a wildly atmospheric and inventive audio drama about the four people left in Watchtower 10 on the abandoned Transcontinental Bridge — a bridge, which used to be busy with families and roadside attractions, …

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