10 amazing shows and audio stories to listen to now that Serial is over

All good things come to an end. Even Serial, the most popular podcast of the year, produced by the creators of This American Life. We’ve collected a few shows and episodes to listen to while we all wait for the Season 2 of Serial.

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How the music of Serial was created

In this episode of Slate’s Spoiler Special series on Serial, music composer Mark Phillips talks about his creative process and composing the music for Serial.


An Interview with Sarah Koenig on Slate’s The Gist

On The Gist, Mike Pesca asks Sarah Koenig about reporting on a story without knowing the end.


Slate’s Spoiler Special

Slate’s Spoiler Specials are not reviews of current movies, but “postviews” — audio critiques meant to be played AFTER you’ve seen the film. Movie critic Dana Stevens leads discussions of twist endings, plot holes, and other secrets you won’t read in the reviews. It’s the kind of discussion you have with friends as you’re leaving the theater. Slate dedicated a series of episodes to Serial.


Serially Obsessed — an unofficial podcast about Serial

A former criminal prosecutor, a public radio producer, and a hardcore skeptic who perform comedy together sit down to talk about their obsession with the podcast Serial. Every Serially Obsessed episode focuses on an individual episode of Serial.


More Crime


Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the “if it bleeds, it leads,” kind of crime. Something a little more complex. Stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, and/or gotten caught somewhere in the middle.


The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio

Crime fiction was once a popular genre on radio. Dive into the best crime radio stories from ‘40s and ‘50s.


More true stories

The Moth

True stories told live. The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human & social experiences they showcase. Each week, The Moth podcast features the best of the stories told live from Moth stages across the country and delivers them in this beautiful radio program, available on demand in Stitcher’s Society & Culture station.


Snap Judgement

Snap Judgment is a hot new show from NPR Radio that showcases the raw opinions and storytelling skills of Public Radio Talent Quest winner Glynn Washington.


Radio Diaries

First-person diaries, sound portraits, and hidden chapters of history from Peabody Award-winning producer Joe Richman and the Radio Diaries team. From teenagers to octogenarians, prisoners to prison guards, bra saleswomen to lighthouse keepers. The extraordinary stories of ordinary life. Radio Diaries is a proud member of PRX’s Radiotopia network.



StoryCorps is a national nonprofit that records the stories of everyday people and preserves them at the Library of Congress. Hosts Michael Garofalo and Nadia Reiman share stories and conversations from StoryCorps’ recording booths. Updated weekly.