In 2 days, the Academy of Podcasters will be handing out awards for outstanding quality in 18 podcasting categories. Out of the 189 total nominees, 44 of them are currently on Patreon.

Normally, we use the Patreon blog to publish content dedicated to helping creators grow their creative businesses, but today we wanted to do something a little different. To honor these incredible podcasts and the teams behind them, we’ve put together a list of all 44 nominees, to make it super easy for new listeners to check them out.

And to make it even easier to dive in and start listening right now,  we’ve teamed up with Podchaser to find the top-rated episode for each podcast. Podchaser is an awesome new website that gives podcast fans a central place to discover and discuss podcasts by allowing fans to rate and review each episode.

(Still want to weigh in on the best episodes?  Add your rating on Podchaser before September 30th, 2017 and we’ll update the article)

Congrats to all of the nominees & without further ado, here are the 42 nominees for outstanding quality and their top rated episodes:

ARTS

RISK!

Podcast Description

If you like The Moth, This American Life or Snap Judgment, take a walk on the wilder side with RISK! Your colorful host Kevin Allison (of the legendary comedy group The State) helms this surprisingly uncensored show where people tell jaw-dropping true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public. RISK! is hilarious, heart-wrenching and remarkably real. Think you’ve heard it all? Fasten your seatbelt.

The Best of RISK! #12

Episode 842  |  Released: 07-31-2017

Episode Summary

Our 12th compilation of some the best recent tales told on the RISK! podcast.

Imaginary Worlds

Podcast Description

Imaginary Worlds is a bi-weekly podcast about science fiction and other fantasy genres – how we create them and why we suspend our disbelief. These are the backstories to our stories.

Imagining the Internet

Episode 68  |  Released: 06-20-2017

Episode Summary

We were promised flying cars but we got Twitter instead. That’s the common complaint against science fiction writers and the visions of the future they presented us in the 20th century. But many sci-fi authors did envision something like the Internet and social media – and we might be able to learn something about our time from the people who tried to imagine it. Cory Doctorow, Ada Palmer, Jo Walton and Arizona State University professor Ed Finn look at the cyberpunks and their predecessors, and artist Paul St. George talks about why he’s fascinated by a Skype-like machine from the Victorian era. Featuring readings by Erik Bergmann.

COMEDY

My Favorite Murder

Podcast Description

Lifelong fans of true crime stories Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark tell each other their favorite tales of murder and hear hometown crime stories from friends and fans.

79 – Sharpest Needle In The Tack

Episode 79  |  Released: 07-27-2017

Episode Summary

On this week’s My Favorite Murder, Karen and Georgia cover the Collar Bomb Heist and Jerry Brudos, the Shoe Fetish Slayer.

The Dollop

Podcast Description

Comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds picks a subject from history and examine it.

271 – Uber

Episode 271  |  Released: 06-05-2017

Episode Summary

Comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds examine ride share company Uber

EDUCATION

The Thinking Atheist

Podcast Description

Seth Andrews, a former Christian broadcaster and believer for 30 years, ultimately escaped the bonds of superstitious thinking to embrace the more satisfying explanations that science provides. Now host of one of the most popular atheist communities on the internet, Seth brings a polished format, a relaxed environment and a rage-free challenge to the religious beliefs that defined his youth.

Donald Trump’s America [Part 1]

Episode 314  |  Released: 02-27-2017

Episode Summary

Apologist Ken Ham and others have declared Donald Trump’s presidency a divine appointment.  But is Trump a true representative of the divine, or of the (secular) U.S. Constitution? (This broadcast is the first of a two-part series relating to Trump’s America).

No Dumb Questions

Podcast Description

Seth Andrews, a former Christian broadcaster and believer for 30 years, ultimately escaped the bonds of superstitious thinking to embrace the more satisfying explanations that science provides. Now host of one of the most popular atheist communities on the internet, Seth brings a polished format, a relaxed environment and a rage-free challenge to the religious beliefs that defined his youth.

012 – Darth Vader with Mickey Mouse Ears

Episode 12  |  Released: 07-31-2017

Episode Summary

  • Stuff We Talked About In This Episode:
Ready Player One Trailer. Where is the tenderloin? Case New Holland Industrial. Cake (1990s band). Michelin. Stupid Star Wars Dancing Crap Brandtastrophe. Star Wars Mickey Mouse Ears. Snapchat. Instagram. Mike Rugnetta Reasonably Sound. Oprah. Jerry Seinfeld. Michael Jordan. LeBron James. Gordon Ramsay. Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton. Rolex. Coca-Cola. Pepsi. Chevy. Poland. Alabama. John McCain Concession Speech. Apple (Justin Long commercials)

FICTIONAL

The Bright Sessions

Podcast Description

The Bright Sessions is a science fiction podcast that follows a group of therapy patients. But these are not your typical patients – each has a unique supernatural ability. The show documents their struggles and discoveries as well as the motivations of their mysterious therapist, Dr. Bright.

40 – Safe House Part II

Episode 12  |  Released: 07-07-2017

Episode Summary

*Please be advised this episode contains the aftermath of violence, discussions of self harm, and intense psychological distress* Audio from the safe house on Friday, November 11th.

The Black Tapes

Podcast Description

The Black Tapes is a weekly podcast from the creators of Pacific Northwest Stories, and is hosted by Alex Reagan. The Black Tapes Podcast is a serialized docudrama about one journalist’s search for truth, her subject’s mysterious past, and the literal and figurative ghosts that haunt them both. Do you believe?

Episode 205 – Cheryl

Episode 205  |  Released: 05-10-2017

Episode Summary

A voice from the past leads Alex deeper into the mysterious Order of the Ceonophus, a cryptic message brings us to an old hotel in Victoria, Canada, and Dr. Strand’s Black Tapes get personal.

Terms

Podcast Description

On election night, two-term president Oliver Pierce watches in disbelief from the White House as Charles Dunwalke wins a controversial electoral college victory. With only 73 days before Dunwalke’s inauguration, president Pierce makes a secret decision to act, with historic and possibly catastrophic consequences.

Episode 1 – Election Night

Episode 1  |  Released: 11-20-2016

Episode Summary

As a most unexpected election night unfolds, president Oliver Pierce brings some into the loop and cuts others out as he ponders his next move. Will he ride into the sunset or make the most momentous decision of his career? 

FOOD & DRINK

Gastropod

Podcast Description

Food with a side of science and history. Every other week, co-hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley serve up a brand new episode exploring the hidden history and surprising science behind a different food- or farming-related topic, from aquaculture to ancient feasts, from cutlery to chile peppers, and from microbes to Malbec. We interview experts, visit labs, fields, and archaeological digs, and generally have lots of fun while discovering new ways to think about and understand the world through food.

The Good, The Bad, The Cilantro

Episode 55  |  Released: 10-06-2015

Episode Summary

On the surface, it’s just a leafy green herb. Its feathery fronds add a decorative note and a distinctive flavor to dishes across Latin America and Asia, from guacamole to phở. And yet cilantro is the most divisive herb in the kitchen, inspiring both deep dislike and equally deep devotion. What’s the history and science behind these strong reactions—and can cilantro disgust ever be overcome?

The Beerist

Podcast Description

Every week, John Rubio and his co-hosts Grant Davis, Anastacia Kelly, and Mike Lambert, meet to taste, discuss, and judge five different beers from all over the world. Part beer appreciation, part drunken comedy, it’s the only beer podcast the A.V. Club calls, “consistently illuminating and amusing.”

The Beerists 284 – Funky Hoppy Horcrux

Episode 284  |  Released: 07-22-2017

Episode Summary

Half funky, half hoppy, this lineup of beers is a rollercoaster of flavor. Also, Grant has bad luck with phones, Anastacia is an amazing impressionist, Rubio shares a short film recommendation, and we all figure out how to finally kill Mike.

Featured Beers:

• Live Oak Berliner Weisse

• Bruery Terreux Humulus Terreux

• Anderson Valley Horse Tongue

• Wise Man Mountain Calling IPA

• WeldWerks Extra Extra Juicy Bits

GAMES & HOBBIES

Drunks and Dragons

Podcast Description

Join us on our weekly podcast as our new group of adventurers learn the ropes in the Dungeons and Dragons universe.

Episode 122 – Okay, Bye!

Episode 122  |  Released: 05-26-2017

Episode Summary

Now that we are a part of the seedy resupply element entering Yeenoghu’s terrible town, the gang has to do their best to blend in. We look great. Our gnoll impressions are spot on. Nothing can go wrong. Probably. I mean, it is an evil town of evil people so even if things go correctly, it will be more than a little painful I assume. Okay, bye!

Trivial Warfare

Podcast Description

Our goal at Trivial Warfare is to recreate the fun of playing at an awesome pub quiz with your friends. That includes all of the silly banter, clowning on each other, and the drama of trying to figure out the answer to questions you don’t know that only comes when you’re playing games with your crew of friends.

TW126: Challenge of Champions

Episode 126  |  Released: 07-23-2017

Episode Summary

Today’s show features one of the best collections of trivia players we’ve had on the show in a single game. We start with Colby Burnett. Colby is the first and only person to win both the Jeopardy Teachers Tournament and the following year’s Tournament of Champions. Next up is Steve Bahnaman. Simply put, Steve is one of the best quizzers in the world and he proved in 2015 by winning more than $100K on the game show 500 Questions. And last but not least is our own 2016 Listener’s Tournament champion and 2016 Geek Bowl Champion Russ Friedewald. Russ is humble, but don’t let him fool you. In a pub quiz format he’s one of the best players in the world.

The Geekbox

Podcast Description

Are you a geek? Do you like geeky stuff? Do you like listening to other geeks talk about geeky stuff? Join professional nerds Ryan Scott, Adam Fitch, Justin Haywald, Ryan Higgins, and Alice Liang as they sound off on the latest happenings in the worlds of gaming, film, television, and comics. 

The Geekbox: Episode 432

Episode 427  |  Released: 06-20-2017

Episode Summary

Wherein we discuss our last week at Comics Conspiracy 1.0, Adam’s kitty cat, Game of Thrones bobbleheads (and Game of Thrones), adventures in Canada, Geekbox en Espanol, tattoos, San Diego Comic-Con 2017, Justice League, Stranger Things, Westworld, Thor: Ragnarok, Marvel’s wacky movies, clickbaity headlines, and World of Warcraft vs. copyright law, the sticky business of visiting Canada, and Splatoon 2. Starring Ryan Scott, Adam Fitch, and Ryan Higgins, with special guest Adrian McCavour.

Good Job, Brain!

Podcast Description

Part pub quiz show, part offbeat news, and all awesome. All the time! We here are nuts about trivia. And we are darn sure there are people out there who share our unusual obsession. Do you relish beating your friends at Trivial Pursuit? Do you blab out the answers at the gym when Jeopardy! is on? Then this podcast, fellow trivia nut, is the ultimate mental nutrition for your very big brain. So eat up!

193: Under the Sea

Episode 193  |  Released: 02-20-2017

Episode Summary

Set sail on the H.M.S. Trivia! We’re back with the sea’s rich bounty of quizzes and facts: we got ghost sharks, sea movies, Dead Sea, and sea riddles. And move aside pumpkin spice, make way for sea salt caramel craze! From candles to protein bars, we trace the flavor’s origin from ignition to popularity BOOM. Colin quizzes us about Sea Monkeys, Seabiscuit, and more sea-words.” And Chris explains how and just why the English breakfast ties into our marine-related topic.

Player One Podcast

Podcast Description

Join ex-game journalists Chris Johnston, Phil Theobald, Greg Sewart and their buddy Mike Phillips as they talk about console/portable/PC games, babies, and the meaning of life. 

561: Winner Winner Chalupa Dinner

Episode 561  |  Released: 08-06-2017

Episode Summary

This week! Rich Grisham bails out CJ and Phil from having to do a two-man podcast. Topics include: a new cola beverage, Splatoon 2 is a real good video game, Xbox Game Pass introduces Rich to new games, do reviews matter in the age of streaming, does ARMS have legs (does it matter?), Scottish accents, the games we’re best at, and a bunch of other meandering topics. Join us, won’t you?

HEALTH & FITNESS

Sleep With Me

Podcast Description

Insomnia? Mind racing at night? Worries keeping you up? Tune in for a bedtime story that lets you forget your problems and progressively gets more boring until you fall to sleep. So get in bed, press play, close your eyes, and drift off into dreamland.

Lake Ontario, Can I Call You Teri?

Episode 570  |  Released: 08-02-2017

Episode Summary

As the lake rolls, Scoots strolls…down memory lane, of his long intimate relationship with the greatest of the Great Lakes. (Lake talk starts about 12:40)

Mental Illness Happy Hour

Podcast Description

The Mental Illness Happy Hour is a weekly online podcast that interviews comedians, artists, friends, and the occasional doctor. Each episode explores mental illness, trauma, addiction and negative thinking.

Pedophile Ring Survivor Anneke Lucas

Episode 245  |  Released: 10-02-2015

Episode Summary

The Australian professional trombonist shares about the mental, emotional and logistical rigors of making a living as a classical musician and some insights into what drove him (and his peers) to such obsessive lengths. We get a peek behind the curtain into the dysfunction and sickness that can fester in such a high-pressure workplace and the poor coping mechanisms used by people who were raised to stuff emotions and just achieve to receive love. We touch on depression, anxiety, therapy, people pleasing, perfectionism, numbness and difficulty with intimacy. Turns out Mozart in the Jungle and Whiplash are not that far off.

Ben Greenfield Fitness

Podcast Description

Free exercise, nutrition, weight loss, triathlon and wellness advice from BenGreenfieldFitness.com! Tune in to the latest health, fitness and multi-sport research, non run-of-the-mill interviews with exercise and medicine professionals, and new cutting-edge content from the top personal trainer and wellness coach in the nation. Exercise, eat, swim, bike, run and live better.

How To Take Matters Into Your Own Hands & Navigate The Modern Medical System (Without Dying)

Episode 12  |  Released: 08-12-2017

Episode Summary

If you want to be fully equipped to deal with any trauma that might land you in a modern hospital industry or having to deal with close-minded physicians and caretakers, this podcast is a must-listen for you.

The Minimalists Podcast

Podcast Description

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus discuss living a meaningful life with less.

089 | Reconcile

Episode 12  |  Released: 08-12-2017

Episode Summary

Joshua & Ryan visit Cleveland, and they answer the following questions: What advice do you have for minimalists who have loved ones that prefer to receive physical gifts? What is the best way to explain to a potential partner that you’re a minimalist? What advice do you have for those that want to adopt minimalism into their lives, but fear the changes? How do you manage the negative feedback that inevitably comes with failure? What is your advice to minimalists struggling to reconcile their personal values and beliefs that conflict with their professional values and beliefs? As minimalists, what are you saving your money for now?

HISTORY

Lore

Podcast Description

Lore is a bi-weekly podcast (and upcoming TV show) about the dark historical tales that fuel our modern superstitions. Each episode explores the world of mysterious creatures, tragic events, and unusual places. Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.

Episode 3: The Beast Within

Episode 12  |  Released: 08-12-2017

Episode Summary

In 1582, the German town of Bedburg was ravaged by a violent and mysterious creature. After untold bloodshed, the townsfolk took up arms and hunted the monster down. What they found was something out of our deepest nightmares, and entirely too close to home.

The Story Behind | The Extraordinary History of the Ordinary

Podcast Description

The extraordinary history of the ordinary. Do you like trivia and fun facts? Have you lost hours to Wikipedia rabbit holes? Do you ever wonder about the history of everyday things in your world? The Story Behind is the show for you! Warning: Your friends might tire of you starting sentences with, I learned on a podcast …”

Imagine (by John Lennon) | Forrest Gump February (TSB035)

Episode 12  |  Released: 08-12-2017

Episode Summary

In 1994, a movie came along about a man of low intelligence who happens to hit a few lucky breaks, weaving himself in and out of the timeline of American history, and into the hearts of millions of movie-goers. That man was Forrest. Forrest Gump. In this episode, we’ll be talking about the song that seemed to be inspired when Forrest Gump and John Lennon appeared on the Dick Cavett Show.

KIDS & FAMILY

Stories Podcast

Podcast Description

On the Stories Podcast, we perform a new story for your children every week. The stories range from retellings of fairy tales like Snow White to classic stories like Peter Rabbit and even completely original works. Everything is G rated and safe for all ages. The perfect kids podcast for imaginative families. Whether you’re driving with your children or just want to limit your kids’ screen time, Stories Podcast delivers entertainment that kids and parents alike will love.

Three Little Pigs (Rebroadcast)

Episode 12  |  Released: 08-12-2017

Episode Summary

A fun take on the classic story of the Three Little Pigs! Fun songs throughout and a great final message. 

The WDW Radio Show

Podcast Description

Join author, speaker and Disney expert Lou Mongello on this award-winning Disney podcast for Walt Disney World news, vacation planning, trivia, history, interviews with Disney Imagineers, special guests and more. Have fun with some trivia and explore the history of Walt Disney World. 

WDW Radio # 492 – Disney’s Haunted Mansion: History, Secrets and Stories

Episode 12  |  Released: 08-12-2017

Episode Summary

The story of how Walt Disney’s first idea for a haunted house in Disneyland came to become the legendary Haunted Mansion is a long, circuitous one, and reads like a Hollywood movie. It’s filled with mystery, suspense, a cast of interesting (and often conflicting) characters, laughter, a little bit of magic, and a payoff at the end that still entertains and thrills guests decades later.

Tumble Science Podcast for Kids

Podcast Description

Exploring stories of science discovery. Tumble is a science podcast created to be enjoyed by the entire family.
Hosted & produced by Lindsay Patterson (science journalist) & Marshall Escamilla (teacher).

The Skull of the Ancient Primate with Chris Kirk

Episode 12  |  Released: 08-12-2017

Episode Summary

Who is the oldest primate, and is it our great-great-great grandfather? Listener Elena’s question takes us into a laboratory chock full of fossils, and brings us back to the impact that killed most of the dinosaurs. Anthropologist Chris Kirk introduces us to our very ancient and very tiny ancestors.

MUSIC & COMMENTARY

Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

Podcast Description

If you love Celtic music, then welcome to Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Each week, you’ll receive an hour-long award-winning Celtic radio show featuring some of the best independent Irish & Celtic music, and all 100% FREE! It is one of the top music podcasts on iTunes and receives over 10,000 downloads of each show each and every week.

Celtic Punk #313

Episode 12  |  Released: 08-12-2017

Episode Summary

Grinning Beggar is taking over the show with Celtic punk from The Biblecode Sundays, The Pourmen, California Celts, McScallywag, Nevermind Nessie, The O’Reillys and the Paddyhats, Firkin, SMZB, The Wakes, Handsome Young Strangers, Black Water County, Hoist The Colors, The Peelers, In For a Penny.

Coverville: The Cover Music Show

Podcast Description

Coverville presents the best in cover songs every week, showcasing independent artists and labels, with ASCAP, BMI and SESAC licensing.

Coverville 1179: Scrambled Cover Stories for Don Henley, Carlos Santana and Cat Stevens

Episode 12  |  Released: 08-12-2017

Episode Summary

Three cover stories for three guys who were all born within 2 days (update: well, and one year) of each other: Don Henley of the Eagles, Carlos Santana and Cat Stevens. And I try scrambling covers of and by all three artists instead of doing sets for each artist not sure if I prefer it, but hey, if you can’t experiment with a show after doing almost 1200 of them, when can you do it? (93 minutes)

Rock and Roll Geek Show

Podcast Description

This is the Real School of Rock! The Original Rock and Roll Podcast.Interviews, music and more from a Rock and Roll Geek.All done with a Metal Sludge,Blabbermouth sense of humor For fans of Aerosmith,Cheap Trick,Wildhearts,Metallica,AC/DC,American Heartbreak,Alice Cooper,New York Dolls,Sex Pistols,Motley Crue,Starz,Runaways,Punk,Joan Jett,Suzi Quatro,Nazareth,Hanoi Rocks,D Generation,Dictators,Ramones,Kiss,Guns n’ Roses,Glam,Metal,etc.

A Prayer For Ginger – 783 DDOP10

Episode 12  |  Released: 08-12-2017

Episode Summary

  • On this episode I pray to the Rock and Roll Gods for Ginger Wildheart.
  • This is day 10 of the Dog Days of Podcasting, where a bunch of podcast nerds attempt to do a show a day for the month of August.

NEWS & POLITICS

Congressional Dish

Podcast Description

Coverville presents the best in cover songs every week, showcasing independent artists and labels, with ASCAP, BMI and SESAC licensing.

CD147: Controlling Puerto Rico

Episode 147  |  Released: 03-31-2017

Episode Summary

What is Puerto Rico? Many Americans if not most are unaware that Puerto Rico is a part of the United States. In this episode, learn the history of our scandalous treatment of the US citizens living in Puerto Rico and explore how Puerto Rico’s past foreshadowed the United States’ present… and possibly our future.

Code Switch

Podcast Description

Ever find yourself in a conversation about race and identity where you just get…stuck? Code Switch can help. We’re all journalists of color, and this isn’t just the work we do. It’s the lives we lead. Sometimes, we’ll make you laugh. Other times, you’ll get uncomfortable. But we’ll always be unflinchingly honest and empathetic. Come mix it up with us.

What’s Good? Talking Hip-Hop and Race With Stretch & Bobbito

Episode 12  |  Released: 08-12-2017

Episode Summary

Shereen and Gene mix it up with the pioneering hip-hop radio hosts Stretch and Bobbito. These impresarios ran a legendary show in New York City during most of the 1990s. Now they’re hosting an interview podcast featuring guests like Stevie Wonder, Dave Chappelle and Mahershala Ali.

SCIENCE & MEDICINE

StarTalk Radio

Podcast Description

Science meets comedy and pop culture on StarTalk Radio! Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities and scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe.

#ICYMI: Planet NASCAR, with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Episode 12  |  Released: 08-12-2017

Episode Summary

Is Planet NASCAR governed by the same laws of physics as the rest of Planet Earth? You wouldn’t know it from some of the responses to Neil deGrasse Tyson’s tweets about the sport. Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice bring Neil into the studio to unpack the physics in his NASCAR tweets.

Astronomy Cast

Podcast Description

Astronomy Cast brings you a weekly fact-based journey through the cosmos.

Ep. 451: When Can I Buy My Ticket To Space?

Episode 12  |  Released: 08-12-2017

Episode Summary

Like most of us, you probably want to know what it would be like to travel to space. Maybe not to live, but just to visit. You want to be a space tourist. Good news, there are a bunch of companies working hard to give you the opportunity to fly to space. How long until you can buy a ticket?

You Are Not So Smart

Podcast Description

You Are Not So Smart is a celebration of self delusion that explores topics related to cognitive biases, heuristics, and logical fallacies. David McRaney interviews scientists about their research into how the mind works, and then he eats a cookie.

081 – The Climate Paradox

Episode 12  |  Released: 08-12-2017

Episode Summary

In this episode, psychologist Per Espen Stoknes discusses his book: What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming. Stoknes has developed a strategy for science communicators who find themselves confronted with climate change deniers who aren’t swayed by facts and charts. His book presents a series of psychology-based steps designed to painlessly change people’s minds and avoid the common mistakes scientists tend to make when explaining climate change to laypeople.

SOCIETY & CULTURE

Casefile

Podcast Description

Fact is scarier than fiction. Casefile, a new true crime podcast. Each episode explores a new case. We cover the shocking, the terrifying, the strange, and the unsolved.

Case 53: The East Area Rapist 1978–1979 (Part 4)

Episode 12  |  Released: 08-12-2017

Episode Summary

Part 3 began with an emergency press conference in mid-1977. A composite sketch, as well as a physical and psychological profile of the East Area Rapist, was released. The public were warned to be vigilant.The East Area Rapist enjoyed communicating with police, the press and survivors. In August 77, the Sacramento County Sherriff’s Office received a letter, known as the afraid letter” […]

Sword & Scale

Podcast Description

Sword and Scale is not just a podcast about murder, it’s about people and their capacity for extreme evil.  Instead of just providing a detailed rundown of murderous events, Sword and Scale uses immersive audio and storytelling to bring listeners the timely controversial topics that affect our way of thinking, sometimes leading us down paths, which often end horribly.

Episode 94

Episode 12  |  Released: 08-12-2017

Episode Summary

Randy Stair secretly identified as a female for years. She ditched her given name for the pseudonym Andrew Blaze and also ditched the YouTube channel she had worked on for a large part of her life to pursue animation. The cartoons she created were dark, angst-ridden creations derived from an existing Nickelodeon character that she was infatuated with and believed existed in some otherworldly plain which she planned to be welcomed into after murdering three of her coworkers.

True Crime Brewery

Podcast Description

Jill and Dick are a married couple who love to drink beer and discuss true crime. Join them at the quiet end of the bar. Dick will bring along an excellent beer from the region where the crime occurred. He will give us a little beer lesson and review before Jill starts off their true crime discussion. The discussions are well-researched and in depth. Dick is a physician and often shares his medical expertise at Jill’s urging. The conversational nature of this podcast will have to talking back to your smart phone.

Gone Baby: The Disappearance of Lisa Irwin

Episode 12  |  Released: 08-12-2017

Episode Summary

The story of Lisa Irwin, who went missing when she was just 10 months old, has riveted the nation and left behind unanswered questions.  How does a 10-month old infant disappear from her crib, never to be seen again?  The police have focused on Lisa’s mother Deborah although there was plenty of evidence pointing to an abduction […]

SPIRITUALITY & RELIGION

The Liturgists

Podcast Description

Michael Gungor, Science Mike, Lissa Paino, and an ever revolving cast of creators take on topics through the perspectives of science, art, and faith.

Pale Blue Dot

Episode 12  |  Released: 08-12-2017

Episode Summary

In this episode Science Mike and Michael Gungor talk about the psychological shift that comes with seeing the Earth from space with Guy Reid and Jacob Marshall. We also spoke with climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe about the science behind climate change, and what we can do to protect life on this planet.

The One You Feed

Podcast Description

Conversations about Creating a Life Worth Living- Named Best of 2014 by iTunes. Open minded discussions of habits, meditation, wisdom, depression, anxiety, happiness, psychology, philosophy, and motivation.

161: Brian Tom O’Connor

Episode 12  |  Released: 08-12-2017

Episode Summary

This week we talk to Brian Tom O’Connor.

The RobCast

Podcast Description

The RobCast is a weekly podcast hosted by Rob Bell. Bell is The New York Times bestselling author of Love Wins, What We Talk About When We Talk about God, The Zimzum of Love and his most recent book How To Be Here. iTunes named his podcast, The RobCast, Best of 2015. He’s been profiled in The New Yorker, he’s toured with Oprah on her Life You Want Tour, and in 2011 Time Magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential People In The World. 

Pete Rollins – An Introduction to Love | Part 2

Episode 12  |  Released: 08-12-2017

Episode Summary

Peter Rollins is a writer, philosopher, storyteller and public speaker who has gained an international reputation for overturning traditional notions of religion and forming churches” that preach the Good News that we can’t be satisfied, that life is difficult, and that we don’t know the secret.

SPORTS & RECREATION

The Fantasy Footballers

Podcast Description

Fantasy Football at it’s very best. Say goodbye to the talking heads of Fantasy Football and hello to The Fantasy Footballers. The expert trio of Andy Holloway, Jason Moore, and Mike The Fantasy Hitman” Wright break down the world of Fantasy Football with astute analysis, strong opinions, and matchup-winning advice you can’t get anywhere else. A high quality and entertaining show that will win you your Fantasy Football league – in style. The ONE Fantasy Football Podcast you can’t leave off your roster.

Fantasy Football Podcast 2017 – NFL Draft Review Pt 1: AFC Winners & Losers

Episode 12  |  Released: 08-12-2017

Episode Summary

Fantasy Football Podcast for May 2nd, 2017. The draft is over! On today’s podcast, we dive into our NFL Draft review, taking a close look at the AFC teams. We go through each division, each team, identifying the big winners and losers from a fantasy football perspective. Prep your redraft, keeper, and dynasty fantasy football teams for 2017 with insights you can only get on the #1 fantasy football podcast. Check out this episode and don’t forget to check out previous episodes as you get ready for the new season.

Ivy Envy

Podcast Description

Fan coverage of the Chicago Cubs since 2009.

Interview with Ray Styrlund, the world’s oldest Cubs fan – Episode 9.34

Episode 12  |  Released: 08-12-2017

Episode Summary

On this bonus episode of the podcast, I sit down and talk with Ray Styrlund of East Moline, IL.  Mr. Styrlund is the world’s oldest Cubs fan.

TECHNOLOGY

Mac OC Ken

Podcast Description

This is daily Apple news. Monday through Friday, Ken Ray brings commute-sized tech news to the podsphere. If it’s Apple news, Apple-related news, or news related to Apple-related news, you’ll hear about it here. News you’ll like… this is Mac OS Ken.

Mac OS Ken: 07.26.2017

Episode 12  |  Released: 08-12-2017

Episode Summary

President Claims Three Apple Plants Coming to U.S. CIRP Sees Brisk Sales of iPhone 7/7 Plus; More Switchers Analysts, Apple, and a September Slowdown UBS Sees iPhone 8 Sales Bulge Credit Suisse: Apple to Double Services Money by 2020 Apple TV Universal Search Sees More Stuff Charity Lunch with Cue Closes at $26k Lunch with Boz Auction Ends Today Adobe Ending Flash Support in 2020 Eero Home wifi that goes anywhere and covers everywhere! Get free overnight shipping at eero.com with offer code macosken.

TV & FILM

Rob Has a Podcast

Podcast Description

Six-time podcast award winner, zero-time Survivor winner. Podcasting like a mofo about reality TV since 2010.

Casting Game of Thrones: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers

Episode 12  |  Released: 08-12-2017

Episode Summary

Game of Thrones is in the midst of its seventh season depicting the battle of the fate of Westeros… but who will sit on the iron throne at the end of Game of Thrones: Heroes v. Healers. Hustlers?  Rob Cesternino is joined by Josh Wigler and Jon Reed to cast the season and simulate the entire 39 days.

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