From This American Life, comes Serial, probably the best crime podcast out there. This nonfiction story is hosted by Sarah Koenig, and the first season looks into a case of a man who murdered his girlfriend back in 1999. With two seasons out, you definitely have time to catch up.
This American Life
Here, we have the debut of narrative storytelling for podcasts. It’s also broadcast on radio stations throughout American and began in 1995 with the title “Your Radio Playhouse.” What is it, you ask. Well, the podcast features everything from memoirs, essays to found footage about ordinary people. It’s hosted by Ira Glass.