USA Today, The Guardian, New York magazine, and The Atlantic have named Audible’s premium podcasts some of the best. Give a listen to these favorite episodes from our gripping, award-winning shows selected by Audible’s Originals team.

    • Ep. 3: The Operation (Ponzi Supernova)

    • By: Audible Originals, Steve Fishman
    • Length: 25 mins
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    When Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme collapsed, we saw a portrait of a high-tech Wall Street genius duping the financial world. In this episode, what we didn't see. Reporter Steve Fishman introduces....

    • By: Audible Originals, Steve Fishman
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Release date: 10-24-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings
    • Ponzi Supernova – Ep. 3: The Operation
    • It was a strangely big year for Bernie Madoff, who despite languishing in a North Carolina prison cell, was fodder for water-cooler chats and an HBO series. We humbly assert that our series, which bears the haunting voice of the disgraced financier himself, is the apotheosis of Madoff storytelling. Listen to this episode, which details how the Ponzi sausage was made – in a strange back office on the 17th floor, with diamonds as a preferred form of payment, with an anti-email policy – to hear why.
    • Ep. 2: Dr. Burnout (Sincerely, X)

    • By: Audible Originals, June Cohen, Anonymous
    • Length: 19 mins
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    This doctor says she committed a fatal mistake with a patient, leading her to a disturbing diagnosis: the medical field pushes for professional burnout. She unveils a powerful perspective....

    • By: Audible Originals, June Cohen, Anonymous
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Release date: 10-25-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 5 ratings
    • Sincerely, X – Ep. 2: Dr. Burnout
    • In 2017, TED and Audible had a genius idea. Take the traditional TED structure and flip it on its head so that speakers could share life experiences in a raw and real way that only anonymity can provide. “Dr. Burnout,” from Sincerely, X, follows one doctor’s story about falling into "clinical burnout" and its dangerous implications. Or as she bluntly describes it, “That person, that cynical, detached person is a terrible doctor. That doctor kills people.”
    • Ep. 9: Dress Codes (Extra Credit)

    • By: Neal Pollack, Elijah Pollack
    • Length: 15 mins
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    Kids in Texas, especially girls, find themselves in constant battle with administrators about what they can wear to school. Neal and Elijah talk to a dress-code historian....

    • By: Neal Pollack, Elijah Pollack
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Release date: 11-13-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings
    • Extra Credit – S2 Ep 9: Dress Codes
    • Like most parents, three-time Jeopardy champion Neal Pollack wants the best education for his child. In this episode, from season 2 of Extra Credit, that includes criticizing schools for imposing too many rules. Dress codes can be controversial, especially where small children are involved; however, there can upsides to never having to decide what to wear, too. Be inspired to be like Neal, and talk to your young scholar about what they are – or aren’t – learning in the classroom.
    • Ep. 2: Knocking on Evolution's Door (Breasts Unbound)

    • By: Florence Williams
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Original Recording
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    [Contains explicit content] Every mammal has mammary glands, but only humans have permanent, rounded, full-on breasts. Why? What are breasts really for, anyway....

    • By: Florence Williams
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Release date: 10-26-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings
    • Breasts Unbound – Ep. 2: Knocking on Evolution’s Door
    • Don’t be shy, half the population has them – and they’re “so much more than mere mammary glands.” Florence Williams (prize-winning author of Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History) navigates opposing theories and evolutionary research as experts go head-to-head over a literal set of breasts. Is sexual selection the primary driving factor behind the evolution of these anatomical features? Or are infants’ flat faces the main reason why they tend to be round? Explore these questions and more with “Knocking on Evolution’s Door,” from Audible’s Gracie-award winning series.
    • Ep. 2: 100:1 (100:1 The Crack Legacy)

    • By: Audible Originals, Christopher Johnson
    • Length: 28 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] It is the mid-1980s, and America is alarmed by the dawn of crack cocaine. We go to Capitol Hill for the little-known story of behind the “tough-on-crime” era....

    • By: Audible Originals, Christopher Johnson
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Release date: 10-26-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings
    • Crack Legacy – Ep. 2: 100:1
    • Issues of race, policing, drug use, and mass incarceration are at the forefront of political conversation in 2017, but they actually have firm roots in the 1980s. In this revealing series, journalist Christopher Johnson retraces the dawn of the crack epidemic and the misguided steps and policymaking that have led to devastating side effects for communities of color. Episode 2: “100:1” provides the listener with a unique perspective from one of the key members of the Congressional committee that created the legislation that would come to be known as “100:1.”
    • Episode 3: Margaret Atwood

    • By: Jim Wallis
    • Length: 32 mins
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    Jim welcomes best-selling author Margaret Atwood for a conversation on the effect that debt - monetary, spiritual, and ecological - are having on people and the planet....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great interview with Margaret Atwood

    • By EmilyK on 02-11-18
    • By: Jim Wallis
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Release date: 11-17-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating
    • Jim Wallis: In Conversation – Ep. 3: Margaret Atwood
    • It can be said, almost without debate, that Margaret Atwood won 2017. Her 1985 novel, The Handmaid’s Tale (now an Audible exclusive performed by Claire Danes and complete with a new ending) became a hit once again, and resurfaced conversations about the dangers of fundamentalism in a time of political polarization. Here, Atwood sits down with Jim Wallis, of Sojourners and spiritual-advisor-to-the-D.C.-stars fame, to tackle some of the most pressing issues we face in the world today, and how we can move forward together.
    • Ep. 1: Who is Anna Winslow? (Unheard)

    • By: Anthony Del Col, Cassandra Bond, JP Conway, and others
    • Length: 30 mins
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    University student Anna Winslow, has gone missing. The circumstances of her disappearance are far from ordinary....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • So Bad

    • By AudiobookWorm on 03-06-18
    • By: Anthony Del Col, Cassandra Bond, JP Conway, James Davies, Steve Alexander, Phillip Bretherton, Daniel Collard
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Release date: 11-09-17
    • 3 out of 5 stars 4 ratings
    • Unheard – Ep. 1
    • Unheard is an eight-episode, fictional, found-footage thriller in which an American exchange student investigates the disappearance of her classmate. If you’re a fan of secret medical procedures, pondering the existence of extraterrestrial life, guerilla mystery solving, and protagonists willing to keep going in the face of mortal danger, this audio show is for you. Set in Northern England, narrated by a full cast, and full of hide-under-the-cover moments from the very first line, “I can’t hear you…,” this show is one you’ll share with friends just so you can talk about what you think really happened.
    • Ep. 8: Rosie (The Home Front)

    • By: Audible Originals, Martin Sheen
    • Length: 38 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] Rosie the Riveter has become one of the most iconic and empowering images of women in World War II, but at the time, many men simply did not believe....

    • By: Audible Originals, Martin Sheen
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Release date: 10-24-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 7 ratings
    • The Home Front – Ep. 8: Rosie
    • Muscle-flexing, bandana-wearing Rosie the Riveter is perhaps one of the most enduring stateside images to come out of World War II. While she is emblematic of the work that was done “on the home front,” her confidence belies some of the struggles faced by the women who stepped into jobs outside the home for the first time. Like The Home Front as a whole, via archival audio and stellar journalism, this episode shows an oft-untold war story.