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This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange,...
It’s a cruel sociological experiment. Lock up a 13-year-old boy for a murder that he swore he didn’t commit. Release him as a 30-year-old man. Then, give him $25 million. New from WBEZ Chicago, Motive is a true crime podcast hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Frank Main, with original...
S-Town is a new podcast from Serial and This American Life, hosted by Brian Reed, about a man named John who despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks Brian to investigate the son of a wealthy family who's allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But...
WBEZ presents Making Beyoncé, a new 3-part podcast series that explores Beyoncé Knowles’ rise from local talent shows to global music icon.
Serial is a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. 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...
Interviews with your favorite (or soon-to-be favorite) authors, artists, astronauts and more. From WBEZ.
Peter Sagal of Wait, Wait! joins Greta Johnsen and Tricia Bobeda of Nerdette to scrutinize the latest episode of His Dark Materials.
Take two nationally respected rock critics, the latest music news, personal commentary, and exclusive interviews and performances, add a huge pile of records old and new, and the result is Sound Opinions - the world's only rock and roll talk show.
Short stories and commentary by writer/storyteller, Shannon Cason.
New from WBEZ Chicago and Comedy Central, 'South Side Stories' is a celebration of the real-life people and places that inspired Comedy Central’s hit new comedy series, 'South Side.' With lots of laughs, love and plenty of real talk, 'South Side Stories' proves that what you see on the news is...
Remember when the governor of Illinois supposedly tried to sell President Obama’s Senate seat? Or, how the same ex-governor got a “You’re fired” from Donald Trump on 'The Celebrity Apprentice'? New from WBEZ Chicago, 'Public Official A' uncovers the rise and fall of former Illinois Gov. Rod...
In October of 2014, a white police officer fatally shot a black teenager on the streets of Chicago. The shooting of Laquan McDonald was captured on video, and sparked outrage across the city. Chicago's top cop was fired, the local state’s attorney was voted out, and the feds were sent in to...
Trouble — we've all been in it. Some more than others. Some worse than others. Award-winning storyteller Shannon Cason has faced a few problems of his own. Now he talks with others about getting in, and out, of trouble of all stripes.
The most compelling and creative audio documentaries and features produced worldwide, curated by the Third Coast Festival's. Featuring audio treats such as producer profiles and more experimental work.
Weekly film podcast and WBEZ radio show from Chicago featuring in-depth reviews, top 5 lists and interviews. Hosted by Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen.
To celebrate the iTunes release of Mike Birbiglia's movie Don't Think Twice, host Ira Glass presents a podcast miniseries featuring his favorite stories that Birbiglia has told on This American Life over the years. https://itunes.com/dontthinktwice
Ask questions, vote and discover answers about Chicago, the region and its people. From WBEZ.
WBEZ's daily talk show brings listeners the news and conversations that matter most to their day-to-day lives.
WBEZ's global affairs program. Featuring in-depth conversations about international issues and their local impact. Also, foreign film reviews and human rights commentaries. Hosted by Jerome McDonnell. This podcast is free, in mp3, and updated weekdays.
Documentaries, feature stories, and other original programming from WBEZ Chicago.
Cockroaches. Clean freaks. Cardboard pianos. Written Inside is a podcast about life inside a maximum-security prison cell.
The fictional history of this mysterious Oklahoma town.
Live performances and interviews with emerging music artists and national touring acts that you won't hear anywhere else. Host Jesse Menendez moves beyond the typical "tell us about the album" interviews, bringing you real conversations with the people shaping the modern music scene in a variety...
From WBEZ Chicago, Chewing the Fat is a weekly podcast with food journalists Louisa Chu and Monica Eng. Together they tackle cooking, dining, culture food policy, culinary characters and more.
Coming to you live from Carter's Barbershop in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood, The Barber Shop Show brings you a weekly dose of real talk, straight from the shop floor. No punches are pulled and no topic is considered off-topic. Produced in partnership with the Chicago Reporter, and hosted...
On Background is WBEZ Chicago’s weekly political podcast. Each week, our top-notch team of political reporters brings you the backstory on the week’s big story. We’ll take you inside the back rooms of Chicago and Illinois government to explain the story, and why it matters.
Last year in Chicago, there was a person shot about every other hour. So who picks up a gun, and why? Stories from a yearlong WBEZ project.