Best Podcast Episodes

The Best Podcast Episodes of 2019

Which top episodes are audiences listening to most on Castbox last week? Browse top podcasts from this blog, updated weekly.

#1 #1368 – Edward Snowden

#1368 – Edward SnowdenEdward Snowden is an American whistleblower who copied and leaked highly classified information from the National Securi …

Edward Snowden is an American whistleblower who copied and leaked highly classified information from the National Security Agency in 2013 when he was a Central Intelligence Agency employee and subcontractor.

#2 Ashens’ first time…

Ashens’ first time…The man who is famed for reviewing the most terrible games joins Brett to talk all things gaming nostalgia and the worst …

The man who is famed for reviewing the most terrible games joins Brett to talk all things gaming nostalgia and the worst gaming gifts you could give.

#3 INFAMOUS: The Preppy Murder

INFAMOUS: The Preppy MurderWhen Jennifer Levin is found murdered in Central Park in 1986, and one of her private school friends is arrested for the …

When Jennifer Levin is found murdered in Central Park in 1986, and one of her private school friends is arrested for the crime, it catalyzes bitter debates about sex, privilege, legal ethics, parental responsibility, socioeconomics, victim’s rights, and so much more, because before there was the OJ Simpson trial, there was the Preppy Murder. 

#4 Show 64 – Supernova in the East III

Show 64 – Supernova in the East IIIJapan’s rising sun goes supernova and engulfs a huge area of Asia and the Pacific. A war without mercy begins to develop …

Japan’s rising sun goes supernova and engulfs a huge area of Asia and the Pacific. A war without mercy begins to develop infusing the whole conflict with a savage vibe.

#5 319: And the Call Was Coming from the Basement

319: And the Call Was Coming from the BasementFor the week leading up to Halloween, scary stories that are all true. Kidnappings, zombie raccoons, haunted houses—real …

For the week leading up to Halloween, scary stories that are all true. Kidnappings, zombie raccoons, haunted houses—real haunted houses!—and things that go “EEEEK!!!” in the night. Plus, a story by David Sedaris, in which he walks among the dead.

#6 The Life and Death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

The Life and Death of Abu Bakr al-BaghdadiAfter a five-year international manhunt, the leader of the Islamic State, who at one point controlled a caliphate the si …

After a five-year international manhunt, the leader of the Islamic State, who at one point controlled a caliphate the size of Britain, was killed in a raid by elite United States forces in Syria over the weekend.Today, we explore the life and death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi — and the legacy he leaves behind. Guest: Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism and the Islamic State for The Times, in conversation with Natalie Kitroeff.

#7 43. Zach Galifianakis

43. Zach GalifianakisActor and comedian Zach Galifianakis feels cautious about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.Zach and Conan sit down to talk a …

Actor and comedian Zach Galifianakis feels cautious about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.Zach and Conan sit down to talk about the showbiz cult of ego, mining comedy from miscommunication, phone calls from the president, hunting for clay, and being inspired by a professional whistler. Later, Sona and Matt Gourley surprise Conan with a Halloween treat.

#8 Episode 388: The Vampire Hunters of Highgate Cemetery

Episode 388: The Vampire Hunters of Highgate CemeteryToday we explore the story of two legendary vampire hunters named Sean Manchester and David Farrant who, back in the ear …

Today we explore the story of two legendary vampire hunters named Sean Manchester and David Farrant who, back in the early seventies, engaged in a serious rivalry concerning a certain vampyre that stalked the rows of London’s Highgate Cemetery. Was it a spectre with psychic draining abilities or a flesh and blood creature of the night preying on the young girls of Highgate? Tune in to find out!   

#9 Ep. 884 – Al-Baghdadi Bites The Dust

Ep. 884 – Al-Baghdadi Bites The DustISIS’ leader meets his end at the hands of America’s military, the Washington Post issues the world’s worst headline, an …

ISIS’ leader meets his end at the hands of America’s military, the Washington Post issues the world’s worst headline, and Democrats seem nervous about the DOJ investigation into the Trump-Russia investigation.

#10 “Trump’s crack legal team.”

“Trump’s crack legal team.”President Trump announces the death of the Islamic State’s leader in the most Trump way possible. A federal judge gives …

President Trump announces the death of the Islamic State’s leader in the most Trump way possible. A federal judge gives a boost to the House’s impeachment inquiry. And Jon L. and Dan examine what Joe Biden’s apparent shift on Super PACs says about his campaign. Then, What a Day co-hosts Akilah Hughes and Gideon Resnick join Jon to talk about Rep. Katie Hill’s resignation from Congress.

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