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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.
In August of 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved African arrived in the English colony of Virginia. America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the 250 years of slavery that followed. On the 400th anniversary of this fateful moment, it is time to tell the story.
Podcasting expert Frank Hablawi, executive producer of Non-Productive.com, says this first one on the list is great for teens and adults alike. "99% Invisible is ostensibly about the design process that goes into everyday things, but it's really about the hidden elements in our shared world and how those details link us all together."
The "Hank" and "John" in this case are, of course, Hank Green and John Green, brothers, authors, and YouTubers. (You may have heard about one of John's little novels, The Fault in Our Stars.) On their podcast, they answer questions like how to quit a job, how to find time to do little things, and can bees feel happiness and sadness.
Little-known history comes alive three times a week in this fascinating, comprehensive podcast from the people at HowStuffWorks. You don’t need to be a history buff to get hooked, but if you’re not, you might become one after a few episodes. With a focus on weird events, overlooked stories, and underrepresented groups, this popular series is educational, too.
The International Spy Museum in Washington, DC features interviews and programs with ex-spies, intelligence experts, and espionage scholars. The SpyCast is hosted by Dr. Vince Houghton, historian, and curator at the International Spy Museum who specializes in intelligence, diplomatic and military history, with expertise in the late-WWII and early-Cold War eras.
Ever wonder how Ben & Jerry’s got started, how Lululemon got to be such a hot brand, or how Panera Bread got their foothold in business? Host Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world’s best-known companies and offers a cool narrative of their journeys to success.