True Stories

The Best True Story Podcasts (2019)

We can get so wrapped up in our day to day lives that we sometimes forget that everyone has their own story to tell. The True Stories station on Scout FM brings together the best radio shows and podcasts to give you a glimpse into the lives of others. These compelling stories will move you, and make you remember that we're all in this together.

1. Death, Sex & Money

Death, Sex & Money is a podcast about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. Host Anna Sale talks to celebrities you've heard of—and to regular people you haven't—about the Big Stuff: relationships, money, family, work and making it all count while we're here.

Apr 17, 2019
John Cameron Mitchell and Marilyn Maye: I Will Survive
Actor and Hedwig and the Angry Inch creator John Cameron Mitchell interviews 91-year-old cabaret singing legend Marilyn Maye.
2. This American Life

Apr 14, 2019
Tell Me I’m Fat
The way people talk about being fat is shifting. With almost no one losing weight and keeping it off, maybe it's time to rethink fat.
3. Modern Love

Apr 17, 2019
Race Wasn't An Issue To Him, Which Was An Issue To Me
Interracial relationships come with their own complexities, and there are a lot of questions that come up.
4. Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations

Awaken, discover and connect to the deeper meaning of the world around you with SuperSoul. Hear Oprah’s personal selection of her interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts.

Apr 17, 2019
Participate in Your Unfolding
What are the four stages of unfolding? How can you use them to align with your life's purpose?
5. Committed

Apr 17, 2019
Suddenly Samantha
Laura’s husband was born a man, but always felt like a woman. After 13 years of marriage Laura's husband transitioned into a woman.
6. Criminal

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.

Apr 12, 2019
Episode 112: The Mail
When Sarah Garone was 13 years old, she received something very strange in the mail. And then it happened again.
7. Terrible, Thanks For Asking

Apr 2, 2019
A Way of Seeing The World
"Stronger Than Hate" is what everyone said in response to the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue. But what does that mean?
8. The Thread With OZY

Explore history’s interlocking lives and events. Turn back the clock, one story at a time.

Apr 17, 2019
An Insane Defense?
The 2012 conviction of Aurora gunman James Holmes really begins almost two centuries earlier in England, with an assassination attempt.
9. The Moth

Apr 16, 2019
Immigration Nation
Cultural collisions, language barriers, sacrifice and reunions.
10. Snap Judgment

Snap Judgment (Storytelling, with a BEAT) mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, dramatic, kick-ass radio. Snap’s raw, musical brand of storytelling dares listeners to see the world through the eyes of another.

Apr 18, 2019
Good Morning, Mosul
A tiny, pirate radio station broadcasts to the thousands of families trapped in ISIS-controlled Mosul.
11. Great Women of Business

The wage gap. The motherhood penalty. The glass ceiling. The stories of business savvy women who battled sexism all the way to the executive suite are both thought provoking and inspiring.

Aug 14, 2018
Estée Lauder - “Dedication”
Estée Lauder got her dedication and discipline from working in her father's hardware store. She got her inspiration from her uncle.

Murder, infidelity, suicide, arson, overdose, religious cults, drug trafficking; this podcast explores the alleged true crime antics and criminal connections of musicians we love like Jerry Lee Lewis, Beck, The Rolling Stones, Tay K-47, Tupac Shakur, Mayhem, Van Morrison and many more.

Apr 16, 2019
Grateful Dead: Freedom is just another word for…
The Grateful Dead were one of the most influential bands of all time and propelled themselves with improvisation, LSD and "freedom".
13. GONE

Have you ever spent hours looking for something you simply lost? How about a hundred years? How about looking for a missing airplane? Or a vanished civilization? Every other Monday, Gone searches for everything lost.

Apr 8, 2019
The Hittites - A Forgotten Kingdom
The early 20th century yielded the discovery of ruins that might indicate the existence of a fourth ancient kingdom: the Hittites.
14. How I Built This

Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world's best known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built.

Apr 15, 2019
Men's Wearhouse: George Zimmer
George Zimmer started Men's Warehouse in 1973, and built it into a multi-billion dollar empire. But then he was forced to give it up.
15. Business Wars

Netflix vs. HBO. Nike vs. Adidas. Business is war. Sometimes the prize is your wallet, or your attention. Sometimes, it’s just the fun of beating the other guy.

Apr 17, 2019
Ferrari vs. Lamborghini, Part 2: Lamborghini Spawns an Icon
It’s 1970. Ferruccio Lamborghini is desperate to build a car that can outdo his rival.
17. Caliphate

May 17, 2018
Chapter Five: The Heart
The recruit carried out the killing. Then he questioned everything.
19. PD Stories

Aug 14, 2018
FBI Profiler Mary Ellen O’Toole on Catching Killers
Retired FBI profiler Mary Ellen O’Toole explains what it is like to get inside the mind of a killer.
20. The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe

Description All good stories have a twist, and all great storytellers are just a little twisted. Join Mike Rowe for a different take on the people and events that you thought you knew -- from pop-culture to politics from Hollywood to History.

Apr 16, 2019
Harvey's Future Ex-Wife
She just said she was going home, but it's the way she said it that we remember.

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