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Top 10 Arts Podcasts

1. Fresh Air


Description: Fresh Air is a Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues and is one of public radio’s most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today’s biggest personalities.

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2. Limetown

By Two-Up Productions

Description: The show is a story from ten years ago where over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again. The show gives shivers to the audience – their storytellers are just so surreal and believable. The show is worth listening too.

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3. The Moth Podcast

By The Moth

Description: Moth has presented thousands of true stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide since 1997. Its storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers giving both terrifying and exhilarating acts. The stories captivate audiences because of their humorous scripts. It’s just so much fun to listen to and worth sharing.

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4. The Archers

By BBC Radio 4

Description: The Archers is a radio soap opera set in the fictional English village of Ambridge. It aims to provide essential drama from the heart of the country. If you’re a fan of awe-inspiring stories then this is for you.

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5. 99% Invisible

By Roman Mars

Description: 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture. From award winning producer Roman Mars, KALW in San Francisco, and Radiotopia from PRX. You will be hooked with this engaging, unique and funny story. The host, Roman, has done very well in engineering the sound of the show – highly recommend.

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6. Drama of the Week

By BBC 4

Description: A podcast bring you a new drama every Friday from BBC Radio 4 or Radio 3. Exercise your imagination with some of the best writers and actors on radio. The stories are very good and very well told. You’ll love the beauty of the stories and expertise of the storytellers – storytelling at its very best.

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7. The Message

By GE Podcast Theater / Panoply / Cyphercast

Description: The Message is a new podcast following the weekly reports and interviews from Nicky Tomalin, who is covering the decoding of a message from outer space received 70 years ago. Each week she’ll bring you the latest chapter, so it’s important to listen in starting with Episode 1. The Message is a co-production between Panoply and GE Podcast Theater, unlocking the secrets of healing with sound technology. It has a unique style that you’ll really enjoy, some parts are documentary-like, personal journal, unedited clips and a lot more.

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8. The Black Tapes Podcast

By Pacific Northwest Stories

Description: The Black Tapes is a weekly podcast from the creators of Pacific Northwest Stories, and is hosted by Alex Reagan. It is a serialized docudrama about one journalist’s search for truth, her subject’s mysterious past, and the literal and figurative ghosts that haunt them both. Despite of a growing number of high ranking horror podcasts, The Black Tapes still manages to stand out and gain good reviews – many listeners too. The script is very enjoyable.

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9. Mystery Show

By Gimlet

Description: A podcast where Starlee Kine solves mysteries. It is a great show, very unique and original. Starlee Kine’s voice is very attractive and unforgettable.

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10. Risk

By Risk

Description: If you like The Moth, This American Life or Snap Judgment, take a walk on the wilder side with RISK! Your colorful host Kevin Allison (of the legendary comedy group The State) helms this surprisingly uncensored show where people tell jaw-dropping true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public. RISK! is hilarious, heart-wrenching and remarkably real.

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