Best Documentary Podcasts to Listen to in 2024 • Discoverology

Documentary

A documentary podcast is a type of podcast that tells genuine stories in an engaging, highly polished format. The subjects can range from well-known figures to historical occurrences or simply simple tales from our daily lives. Take a look at the best documentary podcasts to listen to right now.

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Serial

Serial

“Serial” began in 2014 as a spinoff of the public radio show “This American Life.” Their shows have reached many millions of listeners and have won nearly every major journalism award for audio, including the first-ever Peabody Award given to a podcast.

13 Minutes To The Moon

13 Minutes To The Moon

Discover the epic stories of Nasa’s missions to the Moon. Season 1: the first Moon landing, Apollo 11. Season 2: the near disaster of Apollo 13. Presented by the BBC’s Kevin Fong.

Chameleon: Wild Boys

Chameleon: Wild Boys

In 2003, two half-starved brothers emerged from the wilderness, telling an incredible story of survival. A small Canadian community took them in. The only problem? The boys weren’t who they said they were. Hosted by Sam Mullins.

Slow Burn: Roe v Wade

Slow Burn: Roe v Wade

In the early 1970s, the future of abortion in America was far from settled. Roe v. Wade would change everything, though few knew it at the time. For the seventh season of Slate’s Slow Burn, host Susan Matthews explores the path to Roe—a time when more Republicans than Democrats supported abortion rights.

Wild Things: Siegfried & Roy

Wild Things: Siegfried & Roy

Over the course of nearly half a century, Siegfried & Roy performed 30,000 shows for 50 million people and generated well over $1 billion in ticket sales. Although the German-born illusionists and pop culture icons were mega-famous, much about their private lives, eccentric public personae, and tragic final show remained shrouded in mystery…

Can I Tell You A Secret?

Can I Tell You A Secret?

It starts the same way… A seemingly innocent message from someone who appears to be a young woman: ‘Can I tell you a secret?’ But as this six-part podcast explores, people are rarely their true selves online – and one man took it much further.

The Trojan Horse Affair

The Trojan Horse Affair

A strange letter appears on a city councilor’s desk in Birmingham, England, laying out an elaborate plot by Islamic extremists to infiltrate the city’s schools. The plot has a code name: Operation Trojan Horse. The story soon explodes in the news and kicks off a national panic.

Hot Money: Porn, Power And Profit

Hot Money: Porn, Power And Profit

When Financial Times reporter Patricia Nilsson started digging into the porn industry, she made a shocking discovery: nobody knew who controlled the biggest porn company in the world. Now, Nilsson and her editor, Alex Barker, reveal who is behind it and much more.

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