1. podcasts
    Why Michael Hobbes Won’t Tell You You’re Wrong AnymoreThe popular podcast host explains his departure from You’re Wrong About.
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    Only Murders in the Building and Twee-Crime PodcastingThe Hulu comedy presents a fascinating vision of true crime. It’s also vaguely distressing.
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    How Song Exploder Made Its John Lennon EpisodeAnd six other podcasts to check out this week.
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    Rory and Mal Have Moved On. No, Really.The pair are plotting their post–Joe Budden careers, starting with a move to Stitcher.
  5. best of 2021
    The Best Podcasts of 2021 (So Far)The year has brought a mix of insightful conversations, stunning personal work, and a comedic sperm-bank heist.
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    Suspect Might Be the Best True-Crime Podcast of the YearIt’s far from revolutionary, but there’s something to be said about being the most polished version of a standard.
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    Vaccine Scammers, Scream Queens, and 4 More Podcasts Worth TryingPlus, the rise and fall of a prominent New York family.
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    NPR’s Book of the Day and 9 More Podcasts Worth TryingIncluding a new music series from Spotify.
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    Going Deep on a Classic Fugees Album (and 7 More Podcasts Worth Trying)Including a series about gardening.
  10. podcasts
    Say You’re Sorry Explores the Art of the Public ApologyThe new podcast from Lux Alptraum asks what it is we really want when we’ve been wronged.
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    9/12, Long Shadow, and 5 More Podcasts Worth TryingIncluding an appreciation of Melvyn Bragg.
  12. announcements
    Welcome to 1.5x SpeedA weekly newsletter with listening notes for the top podcasts, from Vulture’s critic Nick Quah.
  13. fall preview 2021
    9 New Podcasts to Listen to This FallA24’s first narrative podcast, Don’t Ask Tig’s new season, and the legacy of Siegfried and Roy.
  14. fall preview 2021
    Seth Rogen Wants to Tell Your StoryThe actor–author–ceramicist–weed entrepreneur adds podcaster to his repertoire.
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    Rotten Tomatoes Is Wrong Revisits Old Reviews (and 5 More Podcasts Worth Trying)Including a new series on the history of reggaeton.
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    Blind Landing Jumps Into Gymnastics (and 4 More Podcasts Worth Trying)Including the end of a beloved British series.
  17. hot pod
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    Rosamund Pike Is First Lady Edith Wilson (and 3 More Podcasts Worth Trying)Including one all about Siskel and Ebert.
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    Meet the Studio Behind Substack’s First Podcast DealThe founders of Booksmart talk about Substack’s podcast strategy, their long-term goals, and hiring Bob Garfield.
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    What’s Next for Pocket Casts?The third-party podcast app was acquired by the company behind Wordpress.
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    A Britney Spears Mystery (and 3 More Podcasts Worth Trying)Including an NBA podcast to get you through the Finals.
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    What Happens When a Podcast Turns 25Radio Diaries host Joe Richman on what he’s seen (and heard).
  25. podcast review
    In Aack Cast, Jamie Loftus Goes to Bat for ‘Cathy’The comedian’s audio series mounts a passionate defense of the funny pages’ most neurotic presence.
  26. hot pod
    Apple Podcasts Continues to Be Plagued by Technical IssuesWhat do its growing instabilities mean for the broader podcast ecosystem?
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    Aack Cast, The Designated Mourner, and 2 More Podcasts Worth TryingIncluding a great new season of Decoder Ring.
  28. hot pod
    What Will Amazon Do With Art19?A closer look at the company’s position in podcast land.
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    Pineapple Street’s The 11th Aims to Break PodcastsThe new series will be released in a different shape once a month.
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    Bowen Yang’s Big Heist (and 2 More Podcasts Worth Trying)Including Welcome to Night Vale’s ninth anniversary.
  32. hot pod
    Apple Podcasts Subscriptions Is Here, If You Want ItCan the company get casual listeners to open up their wallets?
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    Slow Burn Takes on the Forever WarThe podcast’s fifth season a rigorous marshaling of the facts — explores the conditions that led to the Iraq War.
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    Can CNN Become a Podcasting Powerhouse?The cable news network has been making a surprisingly strong push into the audio space.
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