The Beautiful Liar
An unlikely super-hero origin story, The Beautiful Liar, is an original scripted series imagined by the band the X Ambassadors. When a blind teenager named Clementine (Rory Anne Dahl) suddenly loses her father, her world is completely upended — powers she didn’t know she had start to manifest and take the form of her secret friend, Shadow (Emily Hampshire, Schitt’s Creek). Moving to a new school, she struggles to hide her abilities from her friends - and band mates - as they ﬁght to make the town a better place. Little does she know, her powers have triggered the attention of The Institute, a sinister organization who will stop at nothing to have her in their grasp. ~~ This heartwarming coming of age story is a companion narrative podcast to the X Ambassadors’ new album of the same name, The Beautiful Liar. Brothers and bandmates Sam and Casey Harris, grew up listening to audio dramas together since Casey has been blind since birth. Besides music, it was the only form of entertainment that the two could enjoy together. With a deeply personal motivation, Sam set out to create something in this inclusive and immersive medium. ~~ Produced by QCODE in association with Interscope Films. Created by Sam Nelson Harris and Minnie Schedeen. Starring Sam Nelson Harris and Emily Hampshire. Written by Cailin Lowry and Minnie Schedeen. Directed by Stefanie Able Horowitz. To learn more visit: qcodemedia.com
Onscreen, Bruce Willis dodged bullets and explosions in Die Hard and countless action films, making him the biggest movie star of the ‘90s. Offscreen, he dodged the tabloid press and became so determined to live a private life he moved to one of the smallest towns in Idaho. But he didn’t just want to live in Hailey — he wanted to transform it. Soon, this sleepy old mining town was home to a culture clash between Hollywood spectacle and small-town values, with real-life secret rooms, car chases, and betrayal worthy of a Willis thriller. Welcome to Haileywood. Host Dana Schwartz will be your guide.
I Am Kobe
How did Kobe Bryant craft the passion, the determination, and the strength to become a legend? This remarkable series reveals intimate, never-before-heard tapes of Kobe as a teenager, exploring his thoughts, his dreams, and his goals. Philadelphia journalist Mike Sielski tells the story of Kobe Bryant’s early years, weaving together these tapes and speaking with Kobe's high school coaches, his friends, his family, and the figures who knew him in his youth, to paint an enthralling documentary portrait of the making of an icon. Before he was an outsized global basketball celebrity for the Los Angeles Lakers, a 5-time NBA champion, an 18-time All-Star, an Academy Award-winning filmmaker, a children’s-book author, a husband, a father, and sometimes a lightning rod for controversy, Kobe Bryant was a kid from Philadelphia. Cover photo © Eileen Blass – USA TODAY NETWORK
Coal at Sunset: A Colorado Town in Transition
In rural northwestern Colorado, the town of Craig is at a crossroads. Coal has long been the primary employer and economic driver in this small, tight-knit community, which takes pride in providing energy to the surrounding region. Here, coal is an identity. A duty. A way of life. But something is about to change.
In order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Colorado is moving on from fossil fuels. And in 2020, Tri-State, the local electrical utility, announced that it would close the Craig coal-fired power plant and coal mines by the end of the decade. Now, residents face an uncertain future. Some business owners and local officials are seeking to reinvent Craig’s economy. Others still hold out hope of a coal revival.
This is a story about the energy we use every day. But it's also a story about values and resilience in the face of change. Craig is only the latest American coal town to face a transition. It won't be the last. Can it succeed where others have failed?
Coal at Sunset: A Colorado Town in Transition was created by the Institute for Science & Policy at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and is produced in partnership with House of Pod.
Joel McHale and Kelsey Grammer lead an all-star cast in this adventure series with the retro vibes of Stranger Things and time travel antics of Back to the Future. When four teenagers discover the wreckage of a crashed time machine, they’re thrust into a conspiracy that threatens time itself. Starring Michael Cimino (Love Victor), Brec Bassinger (Stargirl), Chosen Jacobs (IT), Jacob Bertrand (Cobra Kai), and Edi Patterson (Righteous Gemstones).
Black Box is a REVERB Production. To learn more, visit reverbpodcasts.com. New episodes release every Tuesday through December 21!
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MISREPRESENTED is a podcast that challenges the way we think about South Asia’s role in world history. Each episode is a story about a person, place, or thing that isn’t remembered fully (or at all) today. But we also tell the story of why that history got twisted or erased. So meta! So fun! Subscribe? Sublime!
New episodes drop every other Thursday.
Looney Tunes Presents - Bugs & Daffy’s Thanksgiving Road Trip
When Bugs & Daffy get invited to the Warner Bros backlot for a big Thanksgiving feast, Daffy refuses to go unless he gets to be the official bird of Thanksgiving. The only way to do that? Make Daffy the star of a big-budget holiday movie: Thanksgiving Day. Only problem is, Daffy isn’t famous enough to star in his own movie, so Bugs & Daffy have to take a road trip all across the country, making stops at football games, chili cook-offs, and fashion shows in order to raise Daffy’s profile, get his movie made, and make him the Thanksgiving Duck!
Limited Capacity is a collection of six short stories about the strange and twisted ways we interact with the internet, and with each other. Punctuated with dark humour and surprising twists, each episode blurs the lines between horror, thriller, mockumentary and satire. The stories take on digital appropriation, toxic positivity, a self-help podcast for people who hate self-help and a talking chicken. Each immersive episode is packed with intimate and jarring stories that are both completely familiar and somehow confoundingly alien. It’s like Black Mirror for your ears. From the fiendishly clever mind of Rob Norman, co-creator of the hit podcast Personal Best.
Upworthy’s first podcast is a lighthearted look at some of the site's most popular and engaging stories. It’s the perfect way to shake off the Monday-to-Friday news cycle with a refreshing dose of good news. "Upworthy Weekly" is hosted by Alison Rosen and Tod Perry. Alison is best known for her super popular show “Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend" and as the former co-host of "The Adam Carolla Show." Tod is one of Upworthy’s most prolific writers and has a long history in podcasting including the hit shows "Low Budget FM" and “What’s This Tao All About?”
On Feeling Seen, writer and general enthusiast Jordan Crucchiola invites filmmakers, writers, comedians, and artists to discuss the movie characters that made them "feel seen." It's about that instant when a person connects to a piece of art so deeply that they see themselves reflected in it. Every week Jordan gabs it up with a guest about those magical moments when they were watching a film and realized, "That's me!" It's an informative, funny, and comforting show about our intimate relationship with movies, the impact they have on our lives, and how they influence our art.
Spies and Lies
An espionage podcast diving into the exploits of daring spies, covert operations, assassinations, hackings, secret organizations, and more!
Co-hosted by Omri Rose, who grew up undercover thanks to his co-host and father... a retired former spymaster of one of the top intelligence agencies in the world.
My Own Worst Enemy: The Podcast
My Own Worst Enemy is a podcast about the seminal song that has been in constant rotation since its release in 1999. Over four episodes, we explore the history of the band, the creation of the song, its radio dominance at the turn of the millennium, the anatomy of a hit, and the ways My Own Worst Enemy has become permanently embedded in American pop culture. Produced for Round Hill Music by Osiris Media.
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A Show About Animals
Many of us dream about talking to other animals - but what if we already can? A deep dive into Koko the Gorilla, one of the most hotly contested stories in American science - and what it all says about us humans. From VICE World News.
We Stay Looking
After successfully investigating the disappearance of 26 year-old LaToya Thompson in “Looking For LaToya,” citizen sleuth, Rose Cranberry, is back to take on injustice in our system. Starring Terri J. Vaughn as Rose Cranberry, this satirical "true crime" series uses comedy to shed light on systemic issues and racial disparities within the media and the criminal justice system. ‘We Stay Looking’ is a production of Raedio, Tenderfoot TV and HBO, and is adapted from HBO's acclaimed series ‘Insecure’. Stream all seasons of Insecure now on HBO and HBO Max. We are proud to support The Black and Missing Foundation along with other organizations dedicated to seeking justice for the Black community.
Harsh Reality: The Story of Miriam Rivera
It was supposed to be a reality show with a twist. In a sun-drenched villa in Ibiza, six hot guys compete for a cash prize and for the love of the beautiful and mysterious Miriam. It’s meant to be her big break: the moment she becomes the superstar she was born to be. But this is the era of “cruel reality TV” and the show producers have a different goal: they want to surprise the men with the fact that Miriam is trans. A new six-episode investigative series from Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and The Apology Line, and from Novel, HARSH REALITY is the story about love, lies, reality TV and a woman before her time: Miriam Rivera. Written by Agnes Borinsky and hosted by Trace Lysette.
Boys Like Me
Why are lonely, young men a growing threat to our safety? In 2018, a Toronto man drove a van down a busy sidewalk, killing 11 people and injuring many more. He was linked to the "incel" movement, a dark online world fueled by violent misogyny, extreme isolation and perceived rejection.
In the wake of the attack, Evan Mead discovers a disturbing connection to the perpetrator. They were former high school classmates; both outcasts, existing together on the fringes of social acceptance.
How did two young men who started in similar circumstances, end up on such drastically different paths?
This five-part series examines how socially-isolated young men can vanish into an online world of nihilism and despair that radicalizes them into angry — potentially deadly — misogynists. Hosted by Ellen Chloë Bateman and produced by Daemon Fairless (Hunting Warhead). New episodes every Tuesday.