Five Storytelling Podcasts to Listen to in 2021

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Who doesn’t love a good true story? With podcasting on the rise we find a number of really good options for well produced shows with stories worthy of your ears. In no particular order, the list below is of five podcasts that are highly produced and share true stories. Jump to your favorite app, subscribe, throw in the earbuds, and get about your day while being entertained.


1. This is a True Story: This is what living sounds like. Listen to dreamers, adventurers, the notable, the ordinary, and other personalities presenting their true and transformative stories. It starts here, this is a true story. Listen to Podcast Here 





2. Serial: is a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial unfolds one story - a true story - over the course of a whole season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising twists and turns. Sarah won't know what happens at the end of the story until she gets there, not long before you get there with her. Each week she'll bring you the latest chapter, so it's important to listen in, starting with Episode 1. New episodes are released on Thursday mornings. Listen to Podcast Here


3. My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark: Lifelong fans of true crime stories Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark tell each other their favorite tales of murder and hear hometown crime stories from friends and fans. Listen to Podcast Here”




4. Unexplained: A haunting and unsettling bi-weekly podcast about strange and mysterious real life events that continue to evade explanation. A story-based show mixing spoken-word narrative, history and ideas - often to terrifying effect - that explores the space between what we think of as real and what is not; where sometimes belief can be as concrete as ‘reality,’ whatever that is… Listen to Podcast Here


5. Radiolab: The show is known for its deep-dive journalism and innovative sound design. Created in 2002 by host Jad Abumrad, the program began as an exploration of scientific inquiry. Over the years it has evolved to become a platform for long-form journalism and storytelling. Radiolab is co-hosted by Lulu Miller and Latif Nasser. Listen to Podcast Here


Note, This is a True Story is the author’s podcast and is an underdog podcast taking on corporate owned and operated podcasts while maintaining high production value and incredible stories.