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5 'Game of Thrones' Podcasts For Every Type of Fan

mentalfloss.com — Last weekend, Game of Thrones stormed back into our lives, delivering more head-scratchers than answers (which is how we like it, right?). Fortunately, dozens of podcasts aim to help us unpack every detail. This week on iTunes, several Thrones-themed shows popped up in the top 25.

From 'The West Wing' to 'The Golden Girls': 13 Retro TV Podcasts That Might Spark a Rewatch

mentalfloss.com — When Hrishikesh Hirway and Joshua Malina announced their new West Wing podcast last month, some fans reacted so excitedly, it was as if the show itself were returning to TV. "I thought it would be a fun thing for a small, niche audience," says Hirway, who also hosts the weekly music podcast Song Exploder .

6 Shocking Stories From ‘Myths and Legends’ Host Jason Weiser

mentalfloss.com — Week after week, most of iTunes' most popular podcasts remain the same: Serial, This American Life, Fresh Air, Radiolab. And then there's Myths and Legends . Call it The Little Podcast That Could: Written, produced, and performed by literature and history buff Jason Weiser in Syracuse, N.Y., this indie show about classic folklore is quickly becoming, well, a thing of legend.

13 Questions for ‘Welcome to Night Vale’ Co-Creator Joseph Fink

mentalfloss.com — While Serial may have cornered the market on true-crime audio, nobody owns serialized fiction podcasts like the paranormal horror-comedy Welcome to Night Vale . Started in 2012 by writers Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, Night Vale's popularity has spawned cross-country tours, a best-selling novel, and Night Vale Presents, a network launched to support other new, independent podcasts from first-time podcasters.

The Moth’s Dan Kennedy Shares 9 Ways to Sharpen Your Storytelling Skills

mentalfloss.com — As the longtime host of podcast and its New York-based StorySLAMs, Dan Kennedy certainly knows a good story when he hears it. Kennedy has spent the last 16 years performing his own work and listening to others share theirs, whether it's during The Moth's prepared main stage events or its looser, put-your-name-in-a-hat slams. "[During] the first story I told on the main stage, I had long bangs that I let down in front of my eyes," Kennedy says.

The Hosts of ‘Stuff You Missed in History Class’ Share 7 Amazing, Oft-Overlooked Women in History

mentalfloss.com — From composers and moonshiners to hoaxes and natural disasters, Holly Frey and Tracy V. Wilson have researched it all. Their popular podcast, Stuff You Missed in History Class , spotlights fascinating historical figures and events that haven't gotten nearly as much attention as they deserve.

10 Tips For Getting ‘Happier’ in 60 Seconds (Or Less)

mentalfloss.com — Author Gretchen Rubin received international attention for her 2009 best-selling book, The Happiness Project , in which she reexamines her own happiness and tries to develop mood-boosting habits. With her weekly podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin , her quest for happier living continues.
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Aug 19, 2016

Hoping to let loose this wkend as much as @kathleenhanna did at the A+ @thejulieruin show in Nashville this week ... https://t.co/rQPCnyYtph

Aug 12, 2016

Overheard last night @hermitagehotel: "Michael Jeter was my 1st cousin. ... Wait, what? ... HE'S MR NOODLE! HOW DO YOU NOT KNOW MR NOODLE??"

Aug 12, 2016

@BIGBUSINESS I have and honestly can't recall, but be certain: In matters of Posey, there are never any regrets!

Aug 12, 2016

@reneefrench hey! doing great in nashville, also listening to many podcasts... (have you heard davy rothbart's found podcast? so good) ❤️


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