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    Surviving Y2K Is One of the Year’s Most Beautiful PodcastsThe world didn’t end on December 31, 1999. But why?
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    Halloween Unmasked Is a Nostalgic Appreciation of a Horror ClassicThis vibrant audio documentary examines the history and the legacy of John Carpenter’s iconic 1978 horror flick.
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    Articles of Interest Is a Fashion Podcast About Capitalism and PowerThe 99% Invisible spinoff digs into the surprising history of pockets, plaid, blue jeans, and punk fashion.
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    What Is Slow Burn Without Monica Lewinsky?The Slate podcast is an excellent political documentary, but it’s missing a crucial voice.
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    The Shadows Is an Uncanny Portrait of a RelationshipBoth simple and infinitely complex.
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    Alice Isn’t Dead Is a Creepy Ode to the Great American Road TripThe fiction podcast is packed with horror, eldritch mythology, and a glowing affinity for the romance of travel.
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    Serial Season 3 Is Ambitious, Addictive, and Completely DifferentThe hit podcast’s highly anticipated third season is off to a fantastic start.
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    Caliphate Is a Breathtaking Investigation of ISISThe New York Times podcast answers an essential question: “Who are we fighting, anyway?”
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    In the Dark Is a Scathing and Meticulous True-Crime PodcastWith the quiet precision of a scalpel, In the Dark’s second season is the very best version of the genre.
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    The Habitat Is a Charming Podcast About Interplanetary DreamersThe Gimlet Media podcast is far from perfect, but in flashes and sparks, it is galactically exquisite.
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    Sandra Is a Tech Thriller for the Age of Siri and AlexaBut as a podcast, it’s jarringly incomplete.
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    Empire on Blood Is a Compelling But Frustrating PodcastA heartbreaking story lies at the center of this true-crime podcast.
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    If Nathan for You Were a Podcast, It’d Sound a Lot Like Personal BestIt’s a self-improvement show for people who don’t like self-improvement.
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    Wolverine: The Long Night Is a Bold Experiment for MarvelWe’ll see where the Marvel podcast goes, but it’s off to a very promising start.
  15. The Onion’s New Podcast Is a Loony True-Crime ParodyA Very Fatal Murder is no American Vandal, but it’s genuinely entertaining.
  16. Atlanta Monster Is a Different Kind of True-Crime PodcastIt examines the notorious Atlanta child murders that took place between 1979 and 1981.
  17. Slow Burn Is the Watergate Podcast You Didn’t Know You NeededIt examines in great detail what it was like to live through a major political scandal.
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    The Strange Story of the Most Mysterious Video Game of All TimeAlien abduction, men in black, and so much more.
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    Dirty John Is a Stunning Story, But Why Is It a Podcast?The L.A. Times podcast is a crude re-creation of a deftly written feature.
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    Radiorama Brings Futurama Back to Life in Podcast FormThis one-off podcast has many of the things that made Futurama so adored.
  21. The Plot Isn’t the Point on the Star-Studded Podcast HomecomingThough it’s billed as a psychological thriller, Homecoming is a podcast that thrives on the talent of its actors’ conversations, not its plot.
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    Ear Hustle Is an Utterly Fascinating Look at Prison LifeThe Radiotopia podcast is produced by inmates who live inside California’s San Quentin State Prison.
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    30 for 30 Podcasts Is Like This American Life, But for SportsIt’s a podcast where sports stories of greater narrative ambition can flourish.
  24. WNYC’s Nancy Is an Imperfect But Authentic Podcast About LGBTQ ExperiencesThe show makes up for its lack of structural innovation by packing an emotional wallop.
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    The Grift Podcast Seems to Get Conned by the Con Artists It ProfilesIt’s hard to trust a show when the main narrative is driven by professional manipulators.