The Best New Podcasts of 2019

Gangster Capitalism –
The tagline to this Cadence13 original hosted by Andrew Jenks is “there’s a dark side to the American dream,” which refers to the evil that men (and women) do when they realize money can be a powerful and dangerous means to an end.

This Week in True-Crime Podcasts: Billy Balls, Sinisterhood, and More

The true-crime podcast universe is ever-expanding. We’re here to make it a bit smaller and a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows, and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the noteworthy and the exceptional. Each week, our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists will pick their favorites.

New Podcast Explores Black Dahlia Murder

Rolling Stone – ‘Root of Evil’ dives into the story of George Hodel, a primary suspect in Elizabeth Short’s 1947 unsolved murder — and it’s told by his great-granddaughters

Gotham Chopra says Religion of Sports’ new Why Sports Matter podcast picks stories with “heart,” and “with real layers”

There are a whole lot of sports podcasts out there, as shown with our Should I Listen To This? series, but that isn’t stopping new players from entering the marketplace. One interesting new entry comes from the very-busy Gotham Chopra and his Religion of Sports company (co-founded with Michael Strahan and Tom Brady); Chopra currently has Season 3 of that documentary show airing in Audience (starting tonight at 8 ET/PT), he directed the recently-aired Showtime series Shut Up And Dribble (with LeBron James as an executive producer), and he’s the host for Religion of Sports’ new “Why Sports Matter” podcast (in association with podcast network Cadence13).

This Week in True-Crime Podcasts: Fall of a Titan: “The Bodyguard”

Sport’s Illustrated’s Fall of a Titan reexamines the case and explores the questions so many have had: Did Jenny really kill Steve? You don’t have to be a sports fan to get wrapped up in this case; it is broadly fascinating, and you won’t be able to stop thinking about it.