Shows

Inspired by the old Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Cartoons and Paul Harvey’s long-running radio series, The Rest of the Story… Aaron Mahnke’s Cabinet of Curiosities offers a glimpse into the unbelievable, the unsettling, and the bizarre

In Alchemy This, award-winning comedian Kevin Pollak has gathered five of his favorite, extraordinarily-talented improvisors. In each episode, he presents uniquely bizarre scenarios for he and them to hilariously bring to life.

From the producers of Up and Vanished, Atlanta Monster aims to tell the true story of one of Atlanta’s darkest secrets, almost 40 years later.

There’s a reason the History Channel has produced hundreds of documentaries about Hitler but only a few about Dwight D. Eisenhower. Bad guys (and gals) are eternally fascinating. Behind the Bastards dives in past the Cliffs Notes of the worst humans in history and exposes the bizarre realities of their lives. Listeners will learn about the young adult novels that helped Hitler form his monstrous ideology, the founder of Blackwater’s insane quest to build his own Air Force, the bizarre lives of the sons and daughters of dictators and Saddam Hussein’s side career as a trashy romance novelist.

You only imagine the “for better”... but what happens when life deals you the “for worse?” These are the hilarious, heartbreaking and inspiring stories of couples of all kinds who’ve soldiered through unimaginable circumstances, and after the longest of days, still want to wake up next to one another in the morning

Commune is a podcast where we explore the ideas and practices that bring us together and help us live healthy, purpose-filled lives. We believe personal and societal health are two sides of the same coin, and that cultivating personal wellness is the first step toward making the world well. We connect with experts, scientists, and storytellers around food, health, social impact, mindfulness and movement practices, personal growth, and environmental action. In addition to being a podcast, Commune is also an online course platform where thousands of participants take each course together, day-by-day, for free. We then provide social tools that empower participants to form local action groups and implement their new knowledge in their communities.

Couples Therapy is a new podcast hosted by real-life comedian couple Naomi Ekperigin and Andy Beckerman. Based on the popular live show of the same name, the Couples Therapy podcast will mix hilarious live stand-up sets with in-studio deep dives into the relationships between comedian couples and friends. Audiences will get to hear some of their favorite--and soon-to-be-favorite--comedians talk about their connections to the people closest to them. You'll hear from siblings who aren't thrilled to be roommates now that they're adults; two buddies who get a lot of material from their weekend partying; and exes who realized it was way healthier for both of them if they broke up. As guests share their stories, Naomi and Andy explore their own relationship both on stage and in the studio. Open your hearts and loosen your butts cause Couples Therapy mixes all the laughs of a stand-up comedy show with all the intimacy of a private therapy sesh!

Are we really better than animals? We ask comedians to put themselves in the mindset of other creatures, so we can give listeners an in-depth look at the natural world, discussing the amusing ways in which animal behavior resembles human psychology. Learn about evolutionary biology with our quirky homosapien guests.

Culture Kings is a show for the culture, by the culture and about the culture. Who's the culture? Well, black people, but also just people. Each week, comedians Jacquis Neal, Edgar Momplaisir and Carl Tart dive into topics ranging from sports and music to what's the best way to eat a taco? (Head straight up or askew) WE DO IT FOR THE CULTURE!

A fun-filled discussion of the big, mind-blowing, unanswered questions about the Universe. In each episode, Daniel Whiteson (a Physicist who works at CERN) and Jorge Cham (a popular online cartoonist) discuss some of the simple but profound questions that people have been wondering about for thousands of years, explaining the science in a fun, shorts-wearing and jargon-free way.

“Drawn” is an exploration of cartoons with an insider’s perspective, including show creators, voice actors, historians, animators and business leaders.

Fashion history is about more than pretty clothes. Dressed explores the incredibly rich and complex history behind the clothes we wear.

Anna and Shereen want you to know what it's like to be a modern Middle Easterner living in America. They take their ridiculous perspective on life and dive deep-ish into current US politics that relate to being brown in this country, tackle politics of the Middle East, break down Middle Eastern stereotypes, and take on other brown folk’s personal experiences in relation to their own.

For Melissa Moore, 1995 was a nightmare. That’s the year the teenager learned her father, Keith Hunter Jesperson, was a serial killer. It’s also the year Melissa Moore’s doubt spiral began: When you look like your father, and you share his intelligence and charisma, how do you know you’re not a psychopath, too? Happy Face is the story of Keith Hunter Jesperson, his brutal crimes, and the cat and mouse game he played with detectives and the media. But it’s also the story of the horrific legacy he gifted his children. Join Melissa Moore as she investigates her father’s crimes, reckons with the past, and wades through her darkest fears as she hunts for a better future.

Hell And Gone is a present-tense true crime podcast that plunges viewers into a cold-case investigation of the 2004 Arkansas murder of Rebekah Gould. Catherine Townsend, writer and investigator, moves to Mountain View, Arkansas to investigate who killed 22-year old Rebekah Gould 14 years ago. Unlike other cold case podcasts, her killer has never been brought to justice, and may still live in the small town. Each week, the listener is invited to join the investigative team as they track down suspects, embed themselves in the town, and try to finally bring Rebekah’s killer to justice.

“Invention” offers an illuminating discussion of specific inventions, inventors and human history. The show tackles the big inventions and the sweeping changes they unleashed, but also the often-overlooked marvels of innovation’s history and the many surprising cascading effects. Human history is a story of inventions, and this show tells that story one invention at a time. Similar shows include Stuff to Blow Your Mind, which Robert and Joe also host, The First and NPR’s How I built this with Guy Raz.

Movie Crush is an interview show where Chuck Bryant from Stuff You Should Know sits down with your favorite people to talk about their favorite movie. Simple enough, but what we get is much more than that. It’s a look at what makes a favorite thing, and why someone’s favorite movie says so much about who they are. More conversation than interview, Movie Crush, at its heart, is about the love affair we all have with the silver screen.

In Nerdificent comedians Ify Nwadiwe and Dani Fernandez break down all that is nerdy. Whether you’ve spent years rolling dice in a friend’s basement or got hooked after seeing a comic book movie, they’ve got something for you. Each episode Dani and Ify deep dive into a nerdy subject or subculture and break down the history, culture, and future of it; all while making you laugh.

Twice a week, Ken Jennings and John Roderick add a new entry to the OMNIBUS, an encyclopedic reference work of strange-but-true stories that they are compiling as a time capsule for future generations.

HowStuffWorks and the GRAMMY Museum team up to give listeners exclusive access to the most amazing music artists on the planet. Each week, we’ll blow people’s minds by providing an all-access pass to the artist inner circle.

History is beautiful, brutal and, often, ridiculous. Join Ben Bowlin and Noel Brown as they dive into some of the weirdest stories from across the span of human civilization in Ridiculous History, a podcast by HowStuffWorks.

Savor digs into how people live and how they eat – and why. Hosts Anney Reese and Lauren Vogelbaum interview the culinary creators and consumers of the world, exploring the science, history, and culture of food and drink, all with a key question in mind: Why do we like what we like, and how can we find more of those things?

TechStuff is a show that gives a snapshot of technological issues and stories and provides context. We don't just look at what's going on but why it's important and what it all means.

The Bechdel Cast is a podcast hosted by comedians Jamie Loftus and Caitlin Durante about the portrayal of women in film. It's inspired by the Bechdel Test (created by cartoonist Alison Bechdel), which requires that a movie has two female characters (with names) who speak to each other about something other than a man. The Bechdel Cast examines one of Hollywood's biggest problems: the under- and misrepresentation of women. But in a funny way! Listen to new episodes every Thursday!

The Brink is a business-oriented podcast that tells the stories behind not only the biggest success stories but also the precipitous drops in corporate history. Looking back, which factors secured success or ensured failure?

Encouraged by a private research group, a doctor at a mental ward sheds his ethical restraints in an effort to pioneer a new form of mental cleansing.

We humans have a bright future. We’re entering a period of technological innovation that could guarantee us happier, healthier, more fulfilling lives and secure our species’ survival for another million millennia. It could also accidentally wipe us out of existence in the next 100 years. An artificial intelligence that could build a paradise world, for every human alive…could also permanently enslave us. The biotech experiments that could lead to cures for every major disease known to man…could also trigger a global pandemic on a scale we've never seen. You, right now, are living in what is possibly the most dangerous time any human has ever lived through. The End of The World is a 10-episode deep dive by podcast pioneer Josh Clark into the world of existential risks, where breathtaking future tech and science put humanity on the razor’s edge between a future that could last billions of years and abrupt extinction.

It's a place to come and have a chat. Every week people enter, put their phones down and think about life. Dylan and Kathleen bring you their answers.

The Soundtrack Show is a weekly look at film scores and soundtracks for some of the most popular movies, TV shows, video games and theater pieces of all time.

We Knows Parenting is the humorous parenting podcast of real-life comedian couple Beth Newell (Reductress) and Peter McNerney (Story Pirates). Together the two compare notes on their week in parenting two small children and their opinions on parenting culture at large. They discuss their loose parenting style and their parenting ups and downs, while making fun of each other for their differences along the way. And sometimes they interview their children to get their nonsensical takes on things. Beth and Peter are real parents, not experts

For anyone grappling with life changes, co-hosts Lisa Oz and Jill Herzig, explore how to get fearless about transformation and actually enjoy the ride.

Whether the topic is popcorn or particle physics, you can count on the BrainStuff team to explore -- and explain -- the everyday science in the world around us.

Ben and Scott of CarStuff present to you the past, present and future of auto technology. Learn about cars with CarStuff.

THE DAILY ZEITGEIST: There’s more news and less comprehension today than any historical period that didn’t involve literal witch trials, and trying to stay on top of it all can feel like playing a game of telephone with 30 people, except everyone’s speaking at the same time and like a third of them are openly racist for some reason. From Cracked co-founder Jack O’Brien, THE DAILY ZEITGEIST is stepping into that fray with some of the funniest and smartest comedic and journalistic minds around. Jack will spend up to an hour every weekday sorting through the events and stories driving the headlines, to help you find the signal in the noise, with a few laughs thrown in for free.

What will the future look like? Join Fw:Thinking as we explore topics ranging from space travel to art and what the world will look like 100 years from now.

Your weekly dose of some of the world's latest and greatest science news, technological advancements, absurd curiosities and groundbreaking research in everything from ancient history to the future of astrophysics. Join Lauren Vogelbaum and the HowStuffWorks team as they explore humanity's newest discoveries in HowStuffWorks NOW.

Will and Mango have lots of questions. Will we ever live without sleep? How do rats keep outsmarting humans? Where are the sunniest tax havens to hide your money? Join these Part-Time Geniuses as they dive into ridiculous topics... and discover some pretty smart stuff along the way.

Tune in to Stuff Mom Never Told You to hear co-hosts Emilie Aries and Bridget Todd keep it real with a research-driven rundown of the ever-evolving challenges facing women today and throughout history, paired with smart, strategic solutions to further women’s lives, careers, and activism. New episodes come out every Wednesday and Friday.

Stuff of Genius tells stories of extraordinary people who push the limits of what we know. Join us as we investigate inventors, innovators and the occasional madman or two.

Eavesdrop on experts and researchers as they ponder what makes our world so maddening, so strange and so achingly beautiful. Not to mention ridiculous. Join Julie Douglas for this week’s episode of The Stuff of Life, a podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.

Join Ben and Matt to learn the Stuff They Don't Want You To Know about everything from propaganda and government secrets to ancient history and the future of civilization.

Deep in the back of your mind, you’ve always had the feeling that there’s something strange about reality. There is. Join Robert and Joe as they examine neurological quandaries, cosmic mysteries, evolutionary marvels and our transhuman future.

Hosts Holly Frey and Tracy V. Wilson splash around in the depths of history, taking on the greatest and strangest stories from the past.

Join Josh Clark and Charles W. “Chuck” Bryant as they explore everything from science to music, from history to pop-culture, and pretty much any topic in between. Enter the archives of Stuff You Should Know with a stern warning – knowledge becomes addictive.

TechStuff is a show about technology. And it's not just how technology works. Join host Jonathan Strickland as he explores the people behind the tech, the companies that market it and how technology affects our lives and culture.

TechStuff Daily is a show that gives a snapshot of technological issues and stories and provides context. We don't just look at what's going on but why it's important and what it all means.