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  3. critic’s notebook
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  4. best of 2022
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  7. mmm whatcha heard
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  9. podcasts
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  10. 1.5x speed
    Let Draymond Green PodcastThe NBA star’s show is way more fun than traditional sport media.
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    Class Action, Newts, and 4 More Podcasts Worth TryingIncluding a show all about the lumber business.
  12. emergency discussion
    Let’s Disagree About HacksThe beloved HBO Max series submits to interrogation: effortless comfort watch or lazy depiction of stand-up?
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    Slow Burn, Stolen, and 3 More Podcasts Worth TryingIncluding Banned and Normal Gossip.
  14. summer preview
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    Being Trans, Snooze, and 3 More Podcasts Worth TryingPlus, a conversation about “cool girl podcasts.”
  16. close read
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  17. podcasts
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  18. close reads
    Outer Range Goes Off the Rails in the Best WayThe show’s closing stretch leans into its weirdo instincts, illuminating something interesting and true about the American West.
  19. 1.5x speed
    Dinner Parties, Ghost Churches, and 4 More Podcasts Worth TryingIncluding Hayley Williams’s Everything Is Emo.
  20. vulture recommends
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  21. podcasts
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    Internet Hoaxes, Insurrectionists, and 7 More Podcasts Worth TryingIncluding Marvel’s Squirrel Girl, starring Milana Vayntrub.
  23. podcasts
    Crypto Island and the Return of PJ VogtThe former Reply All host’s new podcast offers plenty to untangle.
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    The Ballad of a Hollywood Madam (and 5 More Podcasts Worth Trying)Including one all about vintage Oprah.
  25. vulture recommends
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  26. stand-up
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  27. 1.5x speed
    Sent Away, Anna Delvey, and 4 More Podcasts Worth TryingIncluding a special appearance from Tom Hanks.
  28. review
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  29. close reads
    An Ode to Drive to Survive’s Saddest ManThe perennial loser of Netflix’s F1 series, Guenther Steiner faces new troubles in the latest season that nod to the sport’s dark underbelly.
  30. review
    Dead Eyes Should Interview Tom Hanks Every WeekConnor Ratliff pulled off a podcast rarity: a truly satisfying conclusion.
  31. 1.5x speed
    What Went Down in Crown Heights (and 5 More Podcasts Worth Trying)Love Thy Neighbor revisits a pivotal moment in Brooklyn history.
  32. the daily
    The Daily Adds Familiar Voice As New Co-hostSabrina Tavernise should be familiar to Daily-heads.
  33. podcasts
    The Trojan Horse Affair vs. the British PressThe Serial Productions podcast is being met with extraordinary resistance by the U.K. Establishment. We asked the hosts why.
  34. 1.5x speed
    Everybody Loves Gossip (and 4 More Podcasts Worth Trying This Week)Including the very odd tale of the Wild Boys.
  35. 1.5x speed
    Science Vs Does Joe Rogan (and 5 More Podcasts Worth Trying This Week)Including your next favorite mystery series.
  36. the industry
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  37. review
    The Trojan Horse Affair Is a Twisty ThrillIt’s the best Serial productions podcast since S-Town.
  38. and just like that
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  39. controversy
    A Running List of Artist Responses to the Spotify-Rogan ControversyIt started, obviously, with Neil Young.
  40. podcasts
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  41. podcasts
    It’s the End of an Era for RadiolabAfter nearly two decades, creator Jad Abumrad is stepping down from the highly influential audio series.
  42. call her lawyer
    The Jamie Lynn Spears Interview and the State of Call Her DaddyThe achievement with this booking isn’t really the interview but the access itself, and what that access says about the power of Call Her Daddy.
  43. 1.5x speed
    Magic, New Girl, and Julia Fox: 5 Podcasts Worth Trying This WeekPlus: tennis drama!
  44. deals
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  45. controversy
    270 Medical Professionals Send Open Letter in Response to Joe Rogan EpisodeThe podcaster is driving another round of unsurprising headlines.
  46. podcast review
    This Is Dating Mixes Therapy With Blind DatesThe podcast takes listeners on an Esther Perel–style journey into first encounters.
  47. 1.5x speed
    A Podcast All About Twilight (and 4 More Shows Worth Checking Out)Hold on tight, spider monkey.
  48. 1.5x speed
    Cow Comedy, Phone Sex, and More Podcasts Worth TryingIncluding extra picks from our industry survey.
  49. 2022 preview
    5 Podcasts We Can’t Wait to Hear in 2022A new crop of shows that tackle the likes of Heidi Fleiss, Siegfried and Roy, and modern dating.
  50. survey says
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