Podcast Dept.
Three Podcasts to Listen To in May
A study of classical music, the legacy of “Cops,” and healing in Toronto’s gay community.
By Sarah LarsonMay 7, 2019
“Uncover: The Village”: A Serial Killer, Toronto’s Gay Community, and a Podcast That Transcends True Crime
The podcast is as much a gesture toward healing as it is a work of investigation. What’s being uncovered isn’t a culprit but a history.
By Sarah LarsonMay 3, 2019
Three Podcasts to Listen to in April
Two new podcasts about human threats to the environment, plus a deep dive into the languages on “Game of Thrones.”
By Sarah LarsonApril 1, 2019
“Richest Hill,” a Must-Listen Podcast About Butte, Montana
It’s no small feat to tell an enjoyable story about a Superfund site, but, so far, “Richest Hill,” which weaves the story of Butte’s past and future into well-paced scenes, pulls it off.
By Sarah LarsonApril 1, 2019
“Case Closed,” Reviewed: Do We Really Want a True-Crime Podcast with Answers?
“Case Closed,” though produced by apparent masters of true crime, squanders the opportunities of audio storytelling.
By Sarah LarsonMarch 25, 2019
“The Hurricane Tapes”: Will a British Podcast Solve the Hurricane Carter Case?
The series is built on a foundation of riveting audio that tells a larger story about the complex and tortured relationship between race, violence, and justice in America.
By Sarah LarsonMarch 13, 2019
Three Podcasts to Listen to in March
A new BBC series tries to solve a case involving the boxer Rubin (Hurricane) Carter, Chuck D narrates the story of the Clash, and a Radiotopia podcast details the mind expansion of the late Cold War era.
By Sarah LarsonMarch 6, 2019
“Conviction,” Reviewed: A Bronx P.I. Pursues Justice, and Glory
A new investigative podcast about criminal justice in New York City focusses on a protagonist we don’t instinctively trust.
By Sarah LarsonFebruary 22, 2019
Three Podcasts to Listen to in February
A true-crime series about N.Y.C.’s troubled criminal-justice system, the story of a comedian’s return to the stage after a near-fatal event, and NPR’s smartly conceived new history podcast.
By Sarah LarsonFebruary 5, 2019
The “First Day Back” Podcast, in Which a Comedian Returns from the Dead
Each season of “First Day Back” chronicles the story of a person returning from a life-changing event and, in the process, considers big questions about the nature of everyday life.
By Sarah LarsonJanuary 31, 2019
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