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Strike Force Five Heralds Podcasting’s First True Supergroup

The late-night hosts have gathered to create a very historic — and uneven — audio experiment.
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Pablo Torre Wants to Be Your New Favorite Sports Pundit

His latest podcast hopes to be more than just a reaction to last night’s games.
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Welcome to Jo Firestone’s Sexy Murder Mystery

The comedian’s excellent podcast Murder on Sex Island is perfect for fans of murder, sex, and islands.
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    Let’s Give Mommy Bloggers Their DueIn her new book, Extremely Online, Taylor Lorenz highlights the ways that women and marginalized content creators shaped the social web.
  2. best of 2023
    The Best Podcasts of 2023 (So Far)The business of podcasts may be in a rough place, but the podcasts themselves are great this year.
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    Hip-Hop at 50 Still Has a Long Way to GoThe genre faces a midlife crisis as it reckons with the homophobia and misogyny that have been present since its inception.
  4. into it
    Billboard’s ‘Hot 100’ Doesn’t Make SenseThere’s seemingly no discernible trend happening at the top of the Billboard chart. Is it actually measuring the most popular music right now?
  5. podcasts
    How This Jungian Life Made Carl Jung Cool AgainThe podcast’s psychoanalyst hosts are listening. So is everyone else, it seems.
  6. xoxo
    Grinch Girl, You Will Always Be FamousUnlike Taylor Momsen’s childhood bullies.
  7. into it
    Love Is Like Solitary Confinement“They slowly take away your identity,” says Love Is Blind contestant Nick Thompson, who’s demanding worker protections across the reality-TV industry.
  8. tributes
    Combat a Major Case of the Mondays Labor Day With This Jimmy Buffett TributeMBMBAM
  9. last night on late night
    The Late-Night Dudes Are Doing a Daytime PodSeth Meyers, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, and the Jimmys are podcasting to raise funds for their writing staffs.
  10. into it
    Brandon Taylor Wants to Bring Gatekeeping Back to Book CriticismThe internet didn’t invent argument-driven criticism, but it did breed a culture of forming an opinion on a piece of media before consuming it.
  11. 1.5x speed
    Search Engine Is the Spiritual Successor to Reply AllThe new podcast from PJ Vogt makes familiar pleasures feel new.
  12. good one podcast
    91 Comedians Reveal Jokes They’d Like to Steal If They Could Get Away With ItTig Notaro, Roy Wood Jr., and more on the joke they wish they thought of first.
  13. fall preview 2023
    6 Podcasts We Can’t Wait to Listen to This FallA Beatle trades in his guitar for a podcast mic.
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    The Retrievals Is a NightmareThe latest Serial Productions podcast examines how one fertility center failed to see excruciating pain.
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    The Mystifying, Enduring Success of Big BrotherOne of TV’s longest-running reality shows is weird, problematic, and often boring. And people love it.
  16. start here
    Want to Try I Said No Gifts!? Start Here.In the best episode of his podcast, comedian Bridger Winegar meets his match.
  17. chat room
    Maggie Lawson, Psych’s Visionary RewatcherEight seasons, three movies, and a fourth script: The actor behind Juliet is keeping her greatest role alive one podcast episode at a time.
  18. into it
    Hollywood’s AI Future Is NowAnyone who’s seen a de-aged Tom Cruise or a resurrected Paul Walker on screen has seen that AI has already arrived in Hollywood.
  19. a long talk
    Paul F. Tompkins Is Getting Back Into ItThe comedian and podcast legend is still in love with stand-up — and nervous it’ll break his heart.
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    How #FreeBritney Split Into TwoRebecca Jennings joins Into It to discuss her reporting on the latest evolution of the Free Britney movement.
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    This Month in Comedy Podcasts: Amy Sedaris, Massage Oil, and ‘Griefcations’Rounding up our favorite comedy-podcast episodes of the month.
  22. into it
    Bravo’s Real Housewives Is Basically SNL“People come and go, but the franchise is stronger than any of the players,” says resident Housewife scholar Brian Moylan.
  23. pillow talk
    Drake Cozied Up to Bobbi Althoff in Bed for Almost an HourAwkwardly chatting about why he’s not married, what his type is, and more.
  24. on with kara swisher
    Fran Drescher on Her Disgust With Hollywood ExecutivesThe SAG-AFTRA president, who has become the face of a bitter actors’ strike, tells Kara Swisher that her union won’t back down.
  25. a long talk
    Ira Glass Just Wants to Make a Decent ShowThe pioneering radio host reflects on the legacy — and business — of This American Life 800 episodes in.
  26. into it
    Barbiecore Is Nothing NewForemothers Elle Woods, Paris Hilton, and Nicki Minaj walked so Barbie could run.
  27. podcasts
    Dua Lipa and the the Middlebrow Pop Intellectual PodcastAt Your Service aspires to be a Fresh Air for the jet set. Does it work?
  28. extremely online
    This Was the Big Zayn Interview We Were Waiting For?Featuring the revelation that he wasn’t just the mysterious and quiet member of 1D.
  29. podcasts
    Tom Holland on His Alcohol Addiction: ‘It Just Really Scared Me’The Spiderman star opens up about his decision to get sober.
  30. into it
    Why Are Intimacy Coordinators Still the Butt of the Joke?It’s 2023 and Hollywood is still confused about what they do and how to use them.
  31. subscribed
    We Need a Podcast for the Meghan-Harry Podcast DramaA full episode is needed to explain how Taylor Swift is involved in all of this.
  32. start here
    Want to Try Don’t Ask Tig? Start Here.Highlighting the best episode of Tig Notaro’s podcast.
  33. the industry
    Spotify Is Equally Responsible for the Royal Podcast FlopSure, everyone’s looking at Harry and Meghan, but it takes two parties to tango.
  34. 1.5x speed
    This Month in Comedy Podcasts: How to Delete Your Twitter AccountRounding up our favorite comedy-podcast episodes of the month.
  35. a long talk
    The Hollywood Handbook Boys, Over 500 Episodes Deep“I still get a panic attack when somebody says, ‘What’s your show about?’”
  36. into it
    Beyoncé or BustSoaring ticket prices expose serious cracks in the touring industry as fans face impossible choices to see their favorite artists this summer.
  37. yikes
    John Mulaney’s Rolex Story Is Even Worse Than We ThoughtIt involves … well, $3,000 getting lost in the garbage.
  38. into it
    The Movies That Caused Our Queer AwakeningLena Waithe, Alex Newell, and Guy Branum share the films that have had a lasting impact on their identities.
  39. important awards
    Backstage at the Las Culturistas Culture AwardsBehind the scenes of the Culture Awards, a master class in manifestation.
  40. live for the applause
    Las Culturistas Brought Culture Once More to Lincoln CenterComedians Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang hosted the annual Culture Awards Saturday night.
  41. awards season
    The True Winners and Losers of the Las Culturistas Culture AwardsIt was a big night for La Guardia Airport and a bad night for twinks who wish to speak.
  42. chartbreakers
    How Peso Pluma is Leading a Mexican Regional Moment on the ChartsThe 23-year-old face of a new trend has nine songs on the Hot 100. Also in this Chartbreakers: TikTok hits, remix strategies, and … bullying works?
  43. keeping up with the ex-royals
    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Unsubscribe From Spotify DealTheir exclusive podcast agreement is over.
  44. podcasts
    Of Course The Anna Delvey Show Is a ConBut isn’t that why we’re here?
  45. a long talk
    The Many Chicagos of South SideThe creators of the canceled sitcom always prioritized laughs but never forgot where their show was set.
  46. into it
    Netflix Envy Broke TelevisionIt’s a bad moment for TV. Blame the streaming platforms, the shareholders, but also, yourself.
  47. 1.5x speed
    Planet Money Goes AIThe long-standing NPR series puts together a nearly passable episode using only artificial intelligence.
  48. into it
    VFX Artists Are Tired of Fixing It in PostAmid the writers strike, another unionization effort is brewing.
  49. 1.5x speed
    This Month in Comedy Podcasts: The 2023 Las Culturistas AwardsRounding up our favorite comedy-podcast episodes of the month.
  50. scamming season
    Anna Delvey Is Targeting a New Scam: Your EarsA single for her podcast, The Anna Delvey Show, is dropping.
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