Remember Kony 2012? The Undiscovered podcast does, in painstaking detail

The beauty of the podcast medium’s continuing growth is how it catalyzes show creators to innovate, winning the interest of listeners by transporting them somewhere they’ve never been before. Utilizing a unique, boundary-pushing approach, this new show from production house The Owl Field turns this traditionally…

Gimlet plays to its strengths with Conviction, a scrutinizing look into the criminal justice system

It’s a clever detail that one might not notice at first, but the title of Gimlet Media’s brand-new podcast miniseries has a double meaning. While it might outwardly appear to be a show focused on the abysmal state of the criminal justice system, at its heart it is actually an investigation into a much more personal…

16 Shots unspools the tragedy of Laquan McDonald and the police shooting that rocked Chicago

“In October of 2014, a white police officer fatally shot a black teenager on the streets of Chicago,” states the first line of 16 Shots’ description before expounding. Now almost 15 episodes in, the podcast (a collaboration between WBEZ Chicago and the Chicago Tribune) continues in that pattern, letting statements hit…

Mandy Moore breaks down teen superstardom on We Need To Talk About Britney 

“Iconic” is a word people often use to describe the music of James Bond. Like the clothes, cars, and gadgets of the early films, John Barry’s original 1960s arrangements feel like immutable elements of the franchise’s titular character. It just isn’t Bond if you don’t hear that certain chord progression. In the second…