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March 22, 2018

100 New & Notable Podcasts for 2018

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In the past few years podcasting has been going through a Renaissance evolving from its origins of talk shows and radio programs to a new era of original content through digital storytelling complete with seasons as binge-worthy as your hottest Netflix show. After seeing this trend, we decided to greatly expand our podcast directory adding 5000 New Podcasts in Our Podcast Directory in January of 2017. We've been continually checking for the best podcasts on iTunes and also discovering amazing ones that aren't making it to the top of iTunes charts. We've recently added 100s of more podcasts and today we're highlighting 100 new and notable podcasts that we've added. As always we're sticking to the best podcasts you can learn from. Enjoy these great new educational podcasts in our directory. We tried to divide them up by categories:

PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL GROWTH PODCASTS:

Change Agent Podcast - Podcast by Charles Duhigg, author of the bestselling book The Power of Habit. In the podcast Dughigg sets out to help everyday people solve tough personal problems with the help of novel methods.

The Solopreneur Hour Podcast - Interviews with icons and successful game changers on how to become profitably unemployable.

The One You Feed Podcast - Conversations about creating a life worth living. Host Eric Zimmer interviews experts on a variety of self help topics.

Something You Should Know Podcast - Host Mike Carruthers interviews top experts in their field to bring you fascinating information and advice on a great many topics.

From The Heart: Conversations with Yoga Girl Podcast - Yoga Girl Rachel Brathen shares practical and spiritual wisdom along with her guests.

Popular Mechanics Most Useful Podcast Ever Podcast - Life hacks from the classic magazine of popular science and technology.

Masters of Scale Podcast - Reid Hoffman hosts this educational podcast on how the leaders of the world's biggest companies scaled up to the place they are today with interviews of Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg & Sheryl Sandberg, Netflix's Reed Hastings, and Google's Eric Schmidt.

The Goop Podcast - Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand gets a podcast mostly about health and wellness.

Cutting Edge Consciousness Podcast - Older podcast but features interviews with many leading spiritual teachers.

Dream Big Podcast - 7-years-old Eva Karpman and her mom Olga Karpman interviews extraordinary achievers like General Stanley McChrystal, inventor Ray Kurzweil, and human guinea pig A.J. Jacobs. Family-friendly inspiration!

Getting In: Your College Admissions Companion Podcast - A real-time podcast following a diverse group of New York-area high school seniors through the process of applying to college with plenty of expert advice along the way.

Losing 100 Pounds Podcast - Master Weight Loss Coach Corinne has lost 100 pounds and is now coaching you how to lose weight.

Daily Meditation Podcast - Meditation coach Mary Meckley answers your questions and guides you on the journey of establishing a daily meditation ritual.

The Ultimate Health Podcast - Interview with world-class experts in the health & wellness community. Over 200 episodes to choose from.

The Psych Central Show Podcast - Candid chat on many different aspects of mental health & psychology.

Pray the Word with David Platt Podcast - Short, daily meditations on prayer featuring teacher, author, and pastor David Platt.

Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations Podcast - Oprah Winfrey is now podcasting the conversations from her Super Soul Sunday TV show! Hear 30-60 minute long conversations with some of the most popular authors on spiritual and personal growth.

Where Should We Begin? Podcast - Relationship therapist Esther Perel takes you behind closed doors for the stories of 10 anonymous couples.

Under The Skin with Russell Brand Podcast - Comedian speaks with guests from the world of academia to help us to see the ulterior truth behind our constructed reality.

High Performance Habits Podcast - Late last year the bestselling author and leading personal development trainer Brendon Burchard put out a free abridged version of his new book High Performance Habits as a podcast!

The Goal Digger Podcast - Jenna Kutcher's podcast for creative girl bosses.


HISTORY & BIOGRAPHY PODCASTS:

American History Tellers Podcast - Multi-episode series on The Cold War, Prohibition, the Gold Rush, the Space Race, and more. Very entertaining history storytelling hosted by Lindsay Graham (not the Senator).

Slow Burn: A Watergate Podcast - In this 8-part investigative podcast hosted by Slate's Leon Neyfakh, you'll get a careful examination of the people that had a key political, legal, and cultural part to play in the Watergate scandal.

Unknown History Podcast - Short, fun history podcast covering little known stories in world history.

Ponzi Supernova Podcast - Original audio series from Audible.com covering Bernie Madoff's $65 billion dollar Ponzi scheme and including interviews with Bernie Madoff from prison.

Presidents Are People Too! Podcast - Short Audible original series covering Franklin Pierce, Gerald Ford, Chester A. Arthur, George Washington, William Howard Taft, and Rutherford B. Hayes.

Making Obama/Making Oprah Podcast - Season One told the story of how Oprah built a media empire and Season Two tells the story of Obama's climb from Chicago to the national stage.

Slate's The Moment Podcast - Host Brian Koppelman interviews creative people about the pivotal moments that fueled fascinating creative careers.

ESPN: 30 For 30 Podcast - Very well produced audio documentaries on sports from ESPN, creators of the amazing 30 for 30 documentary series. They also interview some of the documentary filmmakers from the series.

Tides of History Podcast - Patrick Wyman, PhD sets up the makings of the modern world from the fall or Rome to the Renaissance.

Business Wars Podcast - Netflix vs. HBO. Nike vs. Adidas. Business is war! More fabulous storytelling from the podcast network Wondery.

This is War Podcast - A raw look at the combat and homecoming experience from American veterans who have been deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Fall of Rome Podcast - PhD historian and specialist Patrick Wyman outlines the fall of the Roman Empire in over 20 episodes.

LBJ's War Podcast - From Public Radio International, a documentary in oral history form of Lyndon Johnson and the Vietnam War.

100:1 The Crack Legacy Podcast - Journalist Christopher Johnson traces the roots of today's violent policing and mass-incarceration back to the war on drugs.

APM: Reports Documentaries Podcast - Over 100 of the best produced audio documentaries available dating back over two decades. APM Reports (formerly American RadioWorks) has now put them all on one podcast feed!


NEWS, POLITICS, & CULTURE PODCASTS:

Today Explained Podcast - Led by host Sean Rameswaram, Today, Explained brings together Vox Media's team of explainers to break down the news into a 20 minute, daily podcast released every afternoon.

Slate's Working Podcast - Slate host Jacob Brogan goes out and interviews everyday Americans about their jobs.

Our National Conversation About Race Podcast - Lively multiracial conversation about the ways we talk about race.

WBEZ Resound Podcast - Short audio documentaries and stories from WBEZ in Chicago.

See Something Say Something Podcast - BuzzFeed's Ahmed Ali Akbar gathers folks together to drink tea, tell stories, and talk about being Muslim in America.

The Ben Shapiro Show Podcast - Daily podcasts from this leading conservative voice.

NPR: It's Been a Minute Podcast - Weekly wrap up show from NPR's Sam Sanders.

Slate Politics Spoken Edition Podcast - The latest Slate.com political articles read by humans.

Radio Atlantic Podcast - A weekly show from the 160-year-old magazine hosted by Jeffrey Goldberg (Editor-in-Chief, The Atlantic), Matt Thompson (Executive Editor, The Atlantic), and Alex Wagner (Co-host, CBS This Morning: Saturday; Contributing Editor, The Atlantic).

POLITICO's Pulse Check Podcast - Podcast on health care with interviews of the most interesting and influential people in health care.

The Atlantic Interview Podcast - Atlantic Editor in Chief Jeffrey Goldberg talks with the pivotal voices shaping politics, technology, art, media, business, and culture.

C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast - C-SPAN's latest podcast features interviews that take you behind the scenes of what is happening in politics in Washington, D.C.

The Libertarian Podcast - Hoover Institution podcast featuring Richard Epstein on the latest news from a libertarian political perspective.

Slate's Double X Podcast - Slate podcast focused on the latest news involving feminism and women's issues.

The FRONTLINE Dispatch Podcast - FRONTLINE has launched their first audio-only podcast in The FRONTLINE Dispatch Podcast and it applies FRONTLINE's investigative reporting to the podcast medium with superb audio documentaries.


ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT AND LITERATURE PODCASTS:

The Writers Panel Podcast - Chat show with professional writers about the process and business of writing TV, film, comic books, music, novels, etc.

The Combat Jack Show Podcast - Interviews with hip hop icons and news from the world of hip hop music.

The New Yorker: The Writer's Voice Podcast - New Yorker fiction writers read their stories.

NEA Big Read Audio Guides Podcast - Audio guides featuring readings from great books with commentary from artists, educators, and public figures. Short guides to The Great Gatsby, The Age of Innocence, To Kill a Mockingbird, Fahrenheit 451, and many other works of great literature.

All of the Above with Norman Lear Podcast - Entertainment legend Norman Lear (now 95 years old!) interviews many famous entertainers.

LeVar Burton Reads Podcast - Listen to short fiction read by the amazing actor and voice talent Levar Burton.

KPCC: The Frame Podcast - Hosted by longtime LA film writer John Horn, who talks to the people at the center of the creative universe in the world of film, TV, art and music.

HarperAudio Presents Podcast - Conversations with authors of major book releases from the publisher Harper Collins.

The New Yorker: Poetry Podcast - Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Kevin Young.

The Slash Filmcast Podcast - Discussion and debate over the latest movies from bloggers at the film site slashfilm.com.

AudioShelf Podcast - Finally a podcast for the audiobookworm! Podcasts about many audio books, mostly fiction.

Fictional Podcast - Modern adaptations of classic stories.

Homecoming Podcast - The first scripted audio series from Gimlet Media, starring Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac, David Schwimmer, David Cross, Amy Sedaris, Michael Cera, and Spike Jonze. What a cast!

The Daily Show Podcast - The "Ears Edition" of Comedy Central's The Daily Show hosted by Trevor Noah.

Launch Podcast - Screenwriter John August sets out to write his first novel and takes you along the ride.

The New York Public Library Podcast - Amazing wealth of talks and events featuring today's best writers, artists, and thinkers. Over 200 episodes to choose from.

The Close-Up: Film Society of Lincoln Center Podcast - Film Society of Lincoln Center brings in major guests from the world of cinema including filmmakers, actors, critics, and more.


AND SOME OTHER PODCASTS:

The Vergecast Podcast - Popular tech and gadget news podcast.

The Sporkful Podcast - Eating show hosted by Dan Pashman of Cooking Channel's You're Eating It Wrong and the book Eat More Better.

Antiques Roadshow - PBS Podcast - Behind-the-scenes of the fun PBS show on the world of antiques and collectibles.

The H3 Podcast - Comedy podcast featuring mostly YouTube superstars and hosted by the H3 duo of Ethan & Hila Klein.

2 Dope Queens Podcast - Live comedy podcast from Brooklyn featuring Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams and many other comedians.

Hi-Phi Nation Podcast - Professor Barry Lam's storytelling podcast that raises philosophical questions and answers them with the help of contemporary academic philosophers.

The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast - Interviews & lectures from the now world famous psychologist and author of the current bestseller 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos.

Houston We Have a Podcast - Official podcast of the NASA Johnson Space Center, the home of human spaceflight, stationed in Houston, Texas.

NPR: Live from the Poundstone Institute Podcast - Comedy and random knowledge from Paula Poundstone and her team of experts.

The Butterfly Effect Podcast - This free series from Audible.com is a multi-part audio documentary by bestselling author Jon Ronson who examines the wide-ranging effects of free pornography.

Sincerely, X Podcast - TED and Audible.com teamed up for this series of talks from speakers whose ideas deserve to be heard, but whose identities must remain hidden.

Stay Tuned with Preet Podcast - Join Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney who fought corruption, financial fraud and violent crime, in a podcast about justice and fairness.

WSJ The Future of Everything Podcast - Wall Street Journal podcast that takes a look at the future of technology.

Duolingo Spanish Podcast - Learn some Spanish from the creators of the popular language-learning platform.


TRUE CRIME PODCASTS:

And for you true crime fans we have added some of the most popular true crime podcasts to our podcast directory:

Dirty John Podcast - Complex web of love, deception, forgiveness, denial, and survival from the L.A. Times.

Up and Vanished Podcast - The unsolved disappearance of Georgia beauty queen and high school teacher, Tara Grinstead.

Cults Podcast - What goes on inside a cult? Let's find out. Covers the Manson Family, the Branch Davidians, Heaven's Gate, and many other cults.

Crimetown Podcast - Each season investigates the culture of crime in a different American city.

APM: In the Dark Podcast APM Reports Season 1 focused on the investigation of the abduction of Jacob Wetterling.

Atlanta Monster Podcast - Atlanta Monster aims to tell the true story of one of Atlanta's darkest secrets, almost 40 years later.

Casefile True Crime Podcast - A new true crime case in ever episode.

Serial Killers Podcast - A psychological glimpse into the mind, methods and madness of the most notorious serial killers.

Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories Podcast - Podcast drama with a modern twist on old time radio that delves into the mystery of true cold cases and unsolved murders.

The Vanished Podcast - Stories of those who have gone missing.

And for some lighter fare:

A Very Fatal Murder Podcast - The Onion puts together a pretty funny podcast satirizing the true crime podcasts that have become all the rage.