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Seven Podcasts That Take a Deep Dive Into Life and Culture

Seven Podcasts That Take a Deep Dive Into Life and Culture

Podcasts are a great way to pass the time. Maybe you want background noise while doing some housework, or maybe you need something to keep you awake on a long car ride. Or maybe you just like listening to other people talk.

Whatever the reason, we’ve gathered seven podcasts that take a deep dive into culture, true crime, our livelihoods and more.

  1. Limetown

Limetown: Podcast — Two-Up Productions

Limetown tells the story of over three hundred men, women and children who disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again.

2. S-Town


S-Town is a podcast about John B. McLemore, a man who lived in Woodstock, Alabama. McLemore was a complex and eccentric individual, and the podcast explores his life, his relationships, and his death.

3. WeCrashed

WeCrashed | Podcast on Spotify

WeCrashed dives into the shocking but true story of the WeWork enterprise. You may have seen the show based on the story, but the podcast brings in more details that will leave your jaw on the floor.

4. Missed Fortune

Missed Fortune | Podcast on Spotify

Missed Fortune is the perfect podcast for any adventure fans. The podcast tells the unbelievable but true story of one man’s life-threatening treasure hunt.

5. Invisibilia

Invisibilia : NPR

Invisibilia is a podcast that explores the unique, invisible forces that shape our lives — friendships, family, location, etc. The show is produced by NPR, and it has won numerous awards.

6. Dolly Parton’s America

Dolly Parton's America : NPR

Dolly Parton’s America focuses on our nation’s leading angel. You may think you know everything about her, but we guarantee you’ll learn a thing or two on this podcast.

7. Serial

Serial': Season 1 - The New York Times

Serial is a podcast you’ve probably heard before, but if you still haven’t listened to it, you should totally make the time. The cultural phenomenon has made a major impact in the criminal justice system, like how Adnan Syed, the first season’s subject, was freed from prison.

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