Now that the weather has turned colder, people will be spending more time indoors and might find themselves with a little more free time on their hands. From tales from the dark side of famous cities to an investigative look at a supposed miracle cure to a band’s real-life adventures on the road, here are a few new podcasts to curl up in a warm spot and listen to.
In a look at true stories about how power works in urban America, USA Today’s The City podcast investigates the power struggles that some cities face. Season 2 features the city of Reno, the people in power and the consequences their actions have for residents. The first episode features the plan of city boosters to force strip clubs out of downtown Reno.
Find it: https://www.thecitypodcast.com/
From the makers of the popular "Dirty John" and "The Shrink Next Door" podcasts, Wondery takes a deep dive into a miracle cure that ends up with patients in critical condition. Following the trail, investigators find a medical company with slick marketing and a charismatic CEO who are motivated by greed. Laura Bell hosts the six-part investigative series.
Find it: https://wondery.com/shows/bad-batch/
The Road Taken
Vampire Weekend bandmates Chris Tomson and Chris Baio give listeners a look at the life of a touring musicians. Featuring conversations with their peers, idols and rivals, the duo discuss everything from private jets to a sleeping bag on the floor. Each episode is at least an hour of Tomson and Baio’s unique look at the back stage of music.
Find it: https://www.theringer.com/the-road-taken
Andrea Savage: A Grown-Up Woman
"VEEP" and "Stepbrothers" alum Andrea Savage takes an honest and humorous look at what it takes to be an adult. Savage’s podcast features weird, hilarious, unique "grown up" celebrity guests who show listeners that being an adult doesn’t mean being a "loser." Celebrity guests include Mila Kunis, Jon Hamm and Mike Shinoda.
Find it: https://apple.co/2Nsrxsx or https://bit.ly/2Nw8nC6