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The New Golden Age of Radio

The New Golden Age of Radio

Last fall, Serial—a podcast from the producers of This American Life—became the most-downloaded podcast of all time. Millions of listeners from countries across the world followed the true crime investigation of a 16-year-old murder case, as Serial became podcasting’s first full-fledged pop-culture phenomenon.

Here’s our look at other shows making this a new golden age of radio:

###Science and Tech


Science, culture, faith, technology and storytelling merge in WNYC’s public radio show.


An audio exploration of the “invisible forces” that shape our world through the lens of science.

Ted Radio Hour

Super-smart speakers explain “ideas worth sharing,” while making complex topics simple.


This American Life

The radio documentary series is still the most addictive, compelling show in iTunes.


These true crime stories aren’t just about criminal behavior. They’re about human nature.

Snap Judgment

Like TAL, Snap Judgment is a forum for young journalists to create gripping audio content.

###News and Events


The real-life whodunnit that set the whole world arguing about Adnan Syed’s innocence.

Dinner Party Download

Food, music and pop-culture tastemakers converge into one weekly audio magazine.

Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!

The most celebrity-packed current-event-themed game show public radio has to offer.


You Made It Weird

Pete Holmes chats with thinkers and comedians about life, work, faith and pretty much everything.

Here’s the Thing

Alec Baldwin shows why he may be a better conversationalist than he is an actor.

Fresh Air

Terry Gross brings in culture’s most interesting and important names in her weekly interviews.

###Faith and Culture

The RELEVANT Podcast

Probably the best podcast ever created. Objectively speaking.

The Liturgists

“Science Mike” and Michael Gungor ponder big questions.

1 Year Daily Audio Bible

The name of this podcast really says it all.

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