Society & Culture – New Zealand – Recommended podcasts

  • Award-winning ex-BBC journalist Andrew Gold interviews fascinating minds & quirky outsiders, from a Westboro Baptist Church defector and a female Mormon psychopath to Amanda Knox and Richard Dawkins...and a man who once had to eat his friends. New eps Mon & Thu.

  • Bad Decisions. Good Stories.

    A podcast hosted by Keith, Mike & Russian Danny. Edited by Lawrence. Produced by Charlie.

    Intro music: "Side of the Road" by Big Black Delta.

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  • All three seasons available at https://absolutelymental.com/

    In this new audio series, the Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning actor, director, and writer Ricky Gervais phones his favorite smart friend, the neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris, to ask some very important questions...and some not-so-important ones.

    Gervais and Harris contemplate the wonders of science and the chaos of modern life while having many good laughs.

  • If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor. Between his prestigious education, years of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was everything you could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be. From Wondery, this is the story of hundreds of patients in Michigan, a doctor, and a poisonous secret.

    Laura Beil, returns with a second season of the award-winning series โ€œDr Death.โ€

    Dr. Death Season 2 Premieres on October 27th

  • How did 9/11 the day become 9/11 the idea? That question drives Pineapple Street Studios and award-winning host Dan Taberski (Missing Richard Simmons, Running From COPS, The Line) to shift the focus to what happened on 9/12, and every day after that. 9/12 is a poignant, surprising, and surprisingly funny seven episode series about people who wake up on 9/12 having to navigate a new, radically altered world. A teenager gets caught up in an out-of-control conspiracy theory that he helped start. A Pakistani business owner finds hundreds of his Brooklyn neighbors are disappearing. Joke-writers at The Onion must figure out just how soon is โ€œtoo soonโ€? 9/12 asks what it all means. We know what happened on 9/11. But what happened on 9/12 to alter our memory and our perspective forever?

    The series 9/12 earned three Podcast Academy Awards at the 2022 Ambies, including Podcast of the Year.

  • In 1985, in Texas, Jayson Woodward stepped outside of her home and was abducted, raped, and held hostage, until she managed to escape her assailant. He was captured on the border between the United States and Mexico. Three unknown armed men would later kidnap Jayson's rapist from a Mexican jail, and bring him back to Texas, where he was found in a park, in his underwear, by Texas law enforcement. An incredible true crime story of a terrible crime that became an international incident, as well as a remarkable portrait of courage and an unexpected spiritual awakening, as Jayson went through it all and came out the other side. Hosted by Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds).

  • Join us for the 2010-2012 People's Choice and 2010-2013 Best GLBT People's Choice Podcast Awards nominated podcast, Cocktails and Cream Puffs, a gay, comedy, pop-culture show from, Buffalo, New York, hosted by Joey Bucheker and featuring Wendy Cameron, Gary Andrews-Stieglitz and Donna Suggarz. Listen as they discuss the intimate and insane adventures of their own lives, give the reach around to your most favored and hated celebrities, and discuss the news as only they see it. Get a fresh dose of Gayity twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays. Ranked by Rukkle.com the #2 Gay Comedy Podcast and listed as one of iTunes Essential LGBT Podcasts.

  • Forget the selfies and social media updates of everyone at their best, three-time New York Times best-selling author Nadia Bolz-Weberโ€™s new podcast, The Confessional, invites guests to share stories about times they were at their worst. Guests talk honestly about what led to that moment, what they learned from it, and how they changed as a result. A former stand-up comic and a recovering alcoholic, Bolz-Weber is a Lutheran Pastor and the founder of House for All Sinners and Saints, in Denver, Colorado.

    Everyone needs grace and healing, no matter your beliefs. Step into The Confessional with Nadia Bolz-Weber - a carwash for peopleโ€™s shame and secrets.

  • Talking Performance was collaboration with Jay Carter & David Galbraith where they had guests on discussed the world and their views with them. Now Jay is flying solo and each Monday night at 8pm live on Facebook he interviews a guest to bring their story to the community and share some of their experiences in an effort to help us all grow.

  • I’m Melissa Tittl, writer and producer of all things science-fiction and science-fact. Every week I head to my favorite watering hole, “Cosmic Cantina” and belly-up to the bar with my two co-hosts—Josh Golembeske and Matt O’Connor, creative producers in the world of weird. Together we share the latest news, our personal experiences as well as new information regarding aliens, Bigfoot, ghosts, ancient cultures and anything from the unseen world that needs illuminating. If you’re into this vibe, looking for a new perspective on your current reality, or just in need of a few cool stories to tell at parties, then this is the intergalactic conversation for you! So order another round and let’s dive in!

  • A 12-part documentary podcast about the notorious free-love commune, Centrepoint. There are crimes. But this isn’t a whodunnit. It’s a whydunnit.

  • Renegades: Born in the USA is a series of conversations between President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen about their lives, music, and enduring love of America—despite all its challenges.

  • The Andy Rowe Show is a new podcast where we interview people with incredible stories. We've done hours of research to find the best guests to bring you some amazing content. You can also follow us on Twitter via @AndyRoweShow. Let us know what you think and please get in touch if you have any suggestions on who we should interview next. Enjoy! 

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  • Discussing contemporary issues in light of the bible and how they relate to family, culture and the church.

  • The best variety in News, Sports, Esoteric talk online and over the airwaves on Earth. The new learning channel UPRNtalkradio.com

  • A weekly interview series created and hosted by Pandora Sykes, about the myths, anxieties and trends of modern life - from sex to sadness to self-care. (Spoiler: there‘s no such thing as the ‘right‘ life.)

  • Interviews with survivors, victims' families, policy makers, and health care workers. What went wrong? How can we make health care safer? Host Scott Simpson, uses his counselling skills to evoke the secrets, stories and solutions. https://www.patreon.com/rss/MedicalErrorInterviews?auth=2eY8hVY9bd5o78a8cmpNSURYZ2VrqXrq

  • In Should I Delete That?, Alex Light and Em Clarkson want to explore the nuance that is often left out of the polarising conversations that take place on social media. Join them as they dive deep into the grey area, talk to experts, tackle shame and have a laugh along the wayโ€ฆ

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  • (ใฃโ—”โ—กโ—”)ใฃ ♥ Wet Brain is a podcast hosted by Honor Levy and Walter Pearce. We call our friends. We call you. Schizzed out, chopped, post-cringe–why can’t you just be mellow? ♥

    patreon.com/wetbrain

  • Delving into the most dark and disturbing missing persons cold cases. Season 2 follows the disappearance of Doreen Vincent, who vanished from her father's house on June 15, 1988 in Wallingford, Connecticut. Hosted by Sarah DiMeo.