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A Very Fatal Murder

A Very Fatal Murder

Comedy

Season 2 is now available! For more, go to LuminaryPodcasts.com. In Season 1, A Very Fatal Murder sends Onion Public Radio (OPR) correspondent David Pascall from New York City to the sleepy town of Bluff Springs, Nebraska to investigate the mysterious death of a 17-year-old girl, Hayley Price. Hayley was a popular, smart animal lover, with a bright future ahead of her. Everyone in town knew her name, and now everyone in town is a suspect. Join David as he works to understand why the initial investigation of Hayley’s death failed, and how a very inquisitive and Pulitzer-hungry podcast host might shed new light on the case.
Slow Burn

Slow Burn

History, Society & Culture

The Treatment

The Treatment

Arts

Every week, host Elvis Mitchell conducts in-depth interviews with the most innovative and influential people working in entertainment, art, and pop culture.
Criminal

Criminal

Personal Journals, Society & Culture

Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the "if it bleeds, it leads," kind of crime. Something a little more complex. Stories of people who've done wrong, been wronged, and/or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. We are a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
Limetown

Limetown

Performing Arts, Arts

Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again. In this podcast, American Public Radio reporter Lia Haddock asks the question once more, "What happened to the people of Limetown?" Season Two coming Halloween 2018. Order the Limetown novel now at http://book.limetown.com
For a Bad Time, Call...

For a Bad Time, Call...

Personal Journals, Society & Culture

For a Bad Time, Call... is a podcast dedicated to women's anger. Our hotline voice-rage-box is open 24/7 at 669-BAD-TIME to receive any negative feelings you may want to vent. Each fortnight, we take the best of those calls and release a podcast episode filled to the brim with frustration, exasperation, and displeasure. It's fun, we promise! For a bad time, call 669-223-8463 (BAD-TIME).
Love and Luck

Love and Luck

Drama, Fiction

A queer, slice of life love story audio drama.
The Daily

The Daily

News & Politics

This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.
Song Exploder

Song Exploder

Music

Song Exploder is a podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made. Each episode features an artist discussing a song of theirs, breaking down the sounds and ideas that went into the writing and recording. Hosted and produced by Hrishikesh Hirway.
DISGRACELAND

DISGRACELAND

Society & Culture, Arts

Murder, infidelity, suicide, arson, overdose, religious cults, drug trafficking; this podcast explores the alleged true crime antics and criminal connections of musicians we love like Jerry Lee Lewis, Beck, The Rolling Stones, Tay K-47, Tupac Shakur, Mayhem, Van Morrison and many more. Why? Because real rock stars are more like feral, narcissistic animals than functioning members of society and that is precisely what makes them so damn entertaining. If you love true crime and you love music then get ready to love this podcast.
Today in Focus

Today in Focus

News

Hosted by Anushka Asthana, Today in Focus brings you closer to Guardian journalism. Combining personal storytelling with insightful analysis, Today in Focus is The Guardian's daily podcast that takes you behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news, every weekday. 
We Are Offline

We Are Offline

Society & Culture, Health

Do you find yourself regularly stalking @emrata till your thumb hurts? Have you ever accidentally liked your ex’s new partners post from 2015? Then this is the podcast for you. We Are Offline is brought to you by Social Media Editors (and self-confessed Instagram addicts) Alyss Bowen and Lotte Williams who are on a mission to open up the conversation around our digital dependency, so that we can all start scrolling more mindfully.
About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge

About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge

News & Politics, Society & Culture

From the author behind the bestselling Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race (http://renieddolodge.co.uk/books/) comes a podcast that takes the conversation a step further. Featuring key voices from the last few decades of anti-racist activism, About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge looks at the recent history that lead to the politics of today. Join the conversation using the hashtag #AboutRacewithReni
Why Oh Why

Why Oh Why

Personal Journals, Society & Culture

Named a best new podcast of 2016 by The New York Times, NPR, Huffington Post and iTunes. Andrea Silenzi speaks with friends, experts, and guys in bars about where love, dating and sex meets technology. The show tells the stories about relationships often blurring the lines between memoir, documentary, and fiction.
A Very Fatal Murder

A Very Fatal Murder

Comedy

Season 2 is now available! For more, go to LuminaryPodcasts.com. In Season 1, A Very Fatal Murder sends Onion Public Radio (OPR) correspondent David Pascall from New York City to the sleepy town of Bluff Springs, Nebraska to investigate the mysterious death of a 17-year-old girl, Hayley Price. Hayley was a popular, smart animal lover, with a bright future ahead of her. Everyone in town knew her name, and now everyone in town is a suspect. Join David as he works to understand why the initial investigation of Hayley’s death failed, and how a very inquisitive and Pulitzer-hungry podcast host might shed new light on the case.
The Daily

The Daily

News & Politics

This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.
Slow Burn

Slow Burn

History, Society & Culture

Song Exploder

Song Exploder

Music

Song Exploder is a podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made. Each episode features an artist discussing a song of theirs, breaking down the sounds and ideas that went into the writing and recording. Hosted and produced by Hrishikesh Hirway.
The Treatment

The Treatment

Arts

Every week, host Elvis Mitchell conducts in-depth interviews with the most innovative and influential people working in entertainment, art, and pop culture.
DISGRACELAND

DISGRACELAND

Society & Culture, Arts

Murder, infidelity, suicide, arson, overdose, religious cults, drug trafficking; this podcast explores the alleged true crime antics and criminal connections of musicians we love like Jerry Lee Lewis, Beck, The Rolling Stones, Tay K-47, Tupac Shakur, Mayhem, Van Morrison and many more. Why? Because real rock stars are more like feral, narcissistic animals than functioning members of society and that is precisely what makes them so damn entertaining. If you love true crime and you love music then get ready to love this podcast.
Criminal

Criminal

Personal Journals, Society & Culture

Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the "if it bleeds, it leads," kind of crime. Something a little more complex. Stories of people who've done wrong, been wronged, and/or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. We are a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
Today in Focus

Today in Focus

News

Hosted by Anushka Asthana, Today in Focus brings you closer to Guardian journalism. Combining personal storytelling with insightful analysis, Today in Focus is The Guardian's daily podcast that takes you behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news, every weekday. 
Limetown

Limetown

Performing Arts, Arts

Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again. In this podcast, American Public Radio reporter Lia Haddock asks the question once more, "What happened to the people of Limetown?" Season Two coming Halloween 2018. Order the Limetown novel now at http://book.limetown.com
We Are Offline

We Are Offline

Society & Culture, Health

Do you find yourself regularly stalking @emrata till your thumb hurts? Have you ever accidentally liked your ex’s new partners post from 2015? Then this is the podcast for you. We Are Offline is brought to you by Social Media Editors (and self-confessed Instagram addicts) Alyss Bowen and Lotte Williams who are on a mission to open up the conversation around our digital dependency, so that we can all start scrolling more mindfully.
For a Bad Time, Call...

For a Bad Time, Call...

Personal Journals, Society & Culture

For a Bad Time, Call... is a podcast dedicated to women's anger. Our hotline voice-rage-box is open 24/7 at 669-BAD-TIME to receive any negative feelings you may want to vent. Each fortnight, we take the best of those calls and release a podcast episode filled to the brim with frustration, exasperation, and displeasure. It's fun, we promise! For a bad time, call 669-223-8463 (BAD-TIME).
About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge

About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge

News & Politics, Society & Culture

From the author behind the bestselling Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race (http://renieddolodge.co.uk/books/) comes a podcast that takes the conversation a step further. Featuring key voices from the last few decades of anti-racist activism, About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge looks at the recent history that lead to the politics of today. Join the conversation using the hashtag #AboutRacewithReni
Love and Luck

Love and Luck

Drama, Fiction

A queer, slice of life love story audio drama.
Why Oh Why

Why Oh Why

Personal Journals, Society & Culture

Named a best new podcast of 2016 by The New York Times, NPR, Huffington Post and iTunes. Andrea Silenzi speaks with friends, experts, and guys in bars about where love, dating and sex meets technology. The show tells the stories about relationships often blurring the lines between memoir, documentary, and fiction.