Shruti Ravindran

Tales from the Swamp

Tales from the Swamp

The Heist wants to make investigative reporting on tax policy sexy

The past six months have been a boom time for catastrophe coverage, the election edition of which has featured a torrent of tales about the Trump Swamp and its exceedingly creative accountants. The Heist, a limited-run investigative series—the first podcast […]

Completely Relax with This One Weird Podcast

Completely Relax with This One Weird Podcast

Do you want to be an animal? Like actually? Listen to Animal Meditations

Sometime in 2016, Jon Leland became enraptured with Jeff Bridges’ Sleeping Tapes, a strange but soothing album wherein the Dude, who is a meditator and student of Zen philosophy, intones quirky affirmations over a bed of crackly sound, overlaid with […]

This Show is Drugs for Your Ears

This Show is Drugs for Your Ears

Why Ross Sutherland's Imaginary Advice podcast is so good it should probably be illegal

A robot, force-fed Jerry Seinfeld routines, performs a stand-up set that starts out unfunny, veers into the meta, then becomes wistful and deeply melancholic. A chain-smoking exorcist named Dave Stewart takes on a challenging case of demonic possession, armed with […]

A Podcast Built on Ruins

A Podcast Built on Ruins

Paul MM Cooper tells us how he built a subscription driven powerhouse in Fall of Civilizations

Since Paul MM Cooper was a child, he has had a fascination with ruined places. He would stare at pictures of mossy, overgrown churches and castles with crumbling walls, and feel them transport him to another time. The images felt […]

In the Adventure Zone

In the Adventure Zone

How one RPG podcast went from paternity leave filler to its own blockbuster franchise

To the average podcast listener, the process of finding a role-playing game (RPG) podcast is not like landing on whatever the new Serial is. For one, a new Serial is more likely to land on you, through the sheer weight […]

Listening With Your Eyes

Listening With Your Eyes

Eleanor McDowall’s Radio Atlas makes non-English podcasts accessible to non-Anglophone audiences

Eleanor McDowall’s mantra has long been to “make the radio you would like to hear.” In an industry increasingly most hospitable to podcasts that deliver narrative twists and turns or breathless commute-sized information-delivery, which both translate into raw, monetizable download […]

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