MetaPod unpacks the web’s most interesting podcasts and the stories behind them. Each episode is an in-depth interview with a different podcast host or creator.

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Episode 53 – July 20, 2022

Erica Heilman of Rumble Strip

“Rumble Strip gives you extraordinary stories about ordinary life.”

Episode 52 – July 13, 2022

David Peterkofsky of For Keeps

“For Keeps spotlights interesting, unusual or unexpected collections of things and the people who keep them.”

Episode 51 – July 6, 2022

Reverend Billy and Savitri D of EARTH RIOT

“EARTH RIOT is a comedy-infused, music-filled exploration of humanity’s most urgent issue – the planet’s sixth extinction.”

Episode 50 – June 22, 2022

Annalisa Enrile of Goodniks

“Goodniks is a podcast series exploring the journey and meaning of doing good in the world — for people who do good or are just thinking about it.”

Episode 49 – June 8, 2022

Isobel Anderson of Girls Twiddling Knobs

“The #1 podcast for female identifying musicians eager to start self-recording their music, hosted by Isobel Anderson, and featuring fascinating guest episodes with women making music with technology.”

Something About The Beatles

Episode 48 – May 25, 2022

Robert Rodriguez of Something About The Beatles

“Something About The Beatles is an intelligent but entertaining examination of The Beatles’ music and career. Smart, funny and surprising – just like the Fab Four.”

Episode 47 – May 11, 2022

Meg Marco of The Extortion Economy

“The Extortion Economy examines “the money, people and technology behind the explosion of ransomware that is delivering hundreds of millions of dollars to cybercriminals around the world.”

Episode 46 – April 27, 2022

Heather Li of It’s Nice to Hear You

“Can the power of voice lead to a deeper connection?”

What Could Go Right?

Episode 45 – April 13, 2022

Zachary Karabell and Emma Varvaloucas of What Could Go Right?

“What if instead of being on the brink of disaster, we’re on the cusp of a better world? A podcast about a brighter future.”

Episode 44 – March 30, 2022

Rob Harvilla of 60 Songs That Explain The 90s

“The 1990s were a turning point in music: with the increasingly connected world enabling an unprecedented coalescence of various styles and genres, the decade featured the rapid evolution of sonic artistry — and subsequently shaped the soundscape of eras that followed.“

Episode 43 – March 16, 2022

Alexi Mostrous of Sweet Bobby

“Sweet Bobby is a live, multi-part investigation in search of one of the world’s most sophisticated catfishers. It’s a story about who we are online, and how social media can be weaponised as a tool of abuse and coercion.”

Episode 42 – March 2, 2022

Danny Robins of Uncanny

“From ghostly phantoms to UFOs, Uncanny host Danny Robins investigates real-life stories of paranormal encounters.”

In Machines We Trust

Episode 41 – February 16, 2022

Jennifer Strong of In Machines We Trust

“In Machines We Trust is a podcast about the automation of everything.”

Episode 40 – February 2, 2022

John Kennedy of Tape Notes

“Tape Notes is a podcast about the art and craft of music production.”

End Of Days

Episode 39 – January 19, 2022

Ciaran Tracey & Chris Warburton of End Of Days

“The story of David Koresh: the prophet whose cult in Waco, Texas preached an apocalypse — and the 30 Britons taken in by his message.”

Sodajerker On Songwriting

Episode 38 – January 5, 2022

Simon Barber & Brian O’Connor of Sodajerker On Songwriting

“Sodajerker is a songwriting team from Liverpool in the United Kingdom, founded by co-writers Simon Barber and Brian O’Connor. The podcast Sodajerker On Songwriting features interviews with some of the world’s most successful songwriters.”

Episode 37 – December 29, 2022

SPECIAL EDITION: Wendy Morrill & Kevin May of MetaPod

“MetaPod unpacks the web’s most interesting podcasts and the stories behind them. In some sort of meta fashion, Wendy and Kevin host a very special year-end episode where they also attempt to fill the guest seats.”

Apologies Accepted

Episode 36 – December 22, 2021

Juliette & Theo of Apologies Accepted

“An entertaining look at some of the big issues in history by examining public apologies of the famous and infamous. We’re looking at politicians, serial killers, actors, and you!” 

Untold The Daniel Morgan Murder

Episode 35 – December 8, 2021

Peter Jukes of Untold: The Daniel Morgan Murder

“The story moves from back streets of London, through the highest echelons of Scotland Yard, to the offices of Rupert Murdoch’s best selling newspapers, to the doors of Number Ten Downing Street. If you haven’t heard this story, ask yourself, why?”

Episode 34 – November 24, 2021

Jean Lee & Geoff White of The Lazarus Heist

“Almost a perfect crime. The hacking ring and an attempt to steal a billion dollars. Investigators blame North Korea. Pyongyang denies involvement. The story begins in Hollywood.”

Veggie Doctor Radio

Episode 33 – November 10, 2021

Dr Yami of Veggie Doctor Radio

“Your weekly infusion of plant-based nutrition, lifestyle habits and mindset to live your best life possible!”

West Cork

Episode 32 – October 27, 2021

Sam Bungey & Jennifer Forde of West Cork

“In 1996 French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier is found dead near her holiday home. There are no witnesses and no known motive. The police suspect one man in this community but they can’t make a charge stick and he refuses to leave, living under the glare of suspicion ever since.”

The Town That Knew Too Much

Episode 31 – October 13, 2021

Nick Hilton of The Town That Knew Too Much

Nick Hilton discusses his second podcast series The Town That Knew Too Much about Cheltenham, the home of British spying.

Episode 30 – September 29, 2021

SPECIAL EDITION: Podcast pioneer Elsie Escobar

“Elsie Escobar is a podcast pioneer having co-founded the largest international network of women and non-binary people in podcasting.”

I'm Not A Monster

Episode 29 – September 15, 2021

Joshua Baker of I’m Not A Monster

“In the award-winning podcast, I’m Not A Monster, Joshua Baker investigates how an American family ended up in the ISIS caliphate in Syria.”

Episode 28 – September 1, 2021

Selena Coppock of Two Wick Minimum

“In Two Wick Minimum, comedian and writer Selena Coppock talks with guests about their candle journeys, favourite scents and #wickpics.”


Episode 27 – August 18, 2021

Brian Resnick of Unexplainable

“Unexplainable is a science show about everything we don’t know, looking at the most fascinating unanswered questions in science and the mind-bending ways scientists are trying to answer them.”

Permanent Record Podcast

Episode 26 – August 4, 2021

Sarah and Brian Linnen of Permanent Record Podcast

“A look back at albums from the New Wave and Classic Rock genres with Brian and Sarah.”

Podcast Pioneer Todd Cochrane

Episode 25 – July 21, 2021

SPECIAL EDITION: Podcast pioneer Todd Cochrane

A MetaPod Podcast Pioneer interview where we unpack the early days of podcasting by talking to the pioneers that defined them.

Smart Enough to Know Better

Episode 24 – July 7, 2021

Dan Beeston & Greg Wah of Smart Enough to Know Better

“A podcast of science, comedy and ignorance.”

Stay Away from Matthew MaGill

Episode 23 – June 23, 2021

Eric Mennel of Stay Away from Matthew MaGill

“When Matthew MaGill died alone in the woods on the Florida-Georgia border, he left behind a box filled with the artifacts of an incredible life. A series of coincidences leads reporter Eric Mennel to the box, sending him on a five-year search to understand the truth about its owner.” 

My Fugitive

Episode 22 – June 9, 2021

Nina Gilden Seavey of My Fugitive

“What if our actions are interpreted through a political lens that ensnares us in an unyielding net? Welcome to the world of My Fugitive.”

The Apology Line

Episode 21 – May 26, 2021

Marissa Bridge of The Apology Line

The Apology Line podcast tells the unsettling stories of a secular confessional telephone line.

Twenty Thousand Hertz

Episode 20 – May 19, 2021

Dallas Taylor of Twenty Thousand Hertz

Twenty Thousand Hertz tells “the stories behind the world’s most recognizable and interesting sounds”.

Decoder Ring

Episode 19 – May 12, 2021

Willa Paskin of Decoder Ring

Decoder Ring “takes a cultural question, object, or habit; examines its history; and tries to figure out what it means and why it matters.”

Island Crime Where Is Lisa

Episode 18 – May 5, 2021

Laura Palmer of Island Crime

“A true crime podcast for listeners who love in-depth, victim-focused storytelling. Each season focuses on one crime story based on Vancouver Island.”

Hit Parade

Episode 17 – Apr 28, 2021

Chris Molanphy of Hit Parade

“Hit Parade is a podcast of pop-chart history that dissects how songs become hits: the intersection of art and commerce that is popular music.”

Episode 16 – Apr 21, 2021

Tara Boyle of Hidden Brain

“Hidden Brain explores the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior and questions that lie at the heart of our complex and changing world.”

Battersea Poltergeist

Episode 15 – Apr 14, 2021

Danny Robins of The Battersea Poltergeist

“The Battersea Poltergeist is a paranormal cold case, re-investigated through a thrilling blend of drama and documentary. The true story of one of Britain’s strangest hauntings.”

Paradise Dan Maudsley BBC

Episode 14 – Apr 7, 2021

Dan Maudsley of Paradise

“Peta and Chris are in paradise – they sail into hell. Why does it take 38 years to arrest the only suspect: Silas Duane Boston?”

Lost And Sound

Episode 13 – Mar 31, 2021

Paul Hanford of Lost And Sound

“Lost And Sound is a podcast series bringing the stories of people who make exciting innovative music from across the world to your ears.”


Episode 12 – Mar 24, 2021

Ryan Anderson of Sonixcursions

“Exploring the far reaches of modern music – spacerock, dreampop, post-rock, shoegaze, electronic, ambient and other outersounds from that end of the spectrum.”

Radio Spaetkauf

Episode 11 – Mar 17, 2021

Daniel Stern of Radio Spätkauf

“Berlin’s English-language news show, keeping international residents informed about local politics, public transport, urban development, culture, bicycles, bars and more.”

The Bomb

Episode 10 – Mar 10, 2021

Emily Strasser of The Bomb

“My grandad worked on the bomb that dropped on Hiroshima. Could another man – Leo Szilard – have stopped it?”

Bear Brook

Episode 9 – Mar 3, 2021

Jason Moon of Bear Brook

“Two barrels. Four bodies. And the decades-long mystery that led to a serial killer. Bear Brook is a podcast about a cold case that’s changing how murders will be investigated forever.”

Mark Thomas Lockdown Check-up

Episode 8 – Feb 24, 2021

Mark Thomas of Mark Thomas’s Lockdown Check-up

“Mark Thomas has moved back in with his mum for the duration of the pandemic. He’s 57 and she’s 85. He says she’s curmudgeonly; she says he’s the most aggravating person on the planet.”

Episode 7 – Feb 17, 2021

Halina Rifai of A Sonic Hug

“A Sonic Hug is a thought-provoking podcast series where you’ll hear from people from different walks of life who deal, experience and battle mental health issues. “

Episode 6 – Feb 10, 2021

Atze de Vrieze of Weird Hit Wonder

“Weird Hit Wonder. Rare hits… songs that you perhaps never want to hear again or perhaps at some moment you do!”

Episode 5 – Feb 3, 2021

Amory Sivertson & Ben Brock Johnson of Endless Thread

“Endless Thread is a show for “Reddit connoisseurs, skeptics, and the rest of us“.

Episode 4 – Jan 27, 2021

Nick Hilton of The Town That Didn’t Stare

“The Town That Didn’t Stare is a podcast documentary about Britain’s Twin Peaks: East Grinstead, the home of alternative religions and spirituality in the UK.”

Episode 3 – Jan 20, 2021

Marit Higraff of Death In Ice Valley

“Death In Ice Valley is about an investigation into one of the world’s most intriguing true crime stories – the mystery of the Isdal woman.”

Episode 2 – Jan 13, 2021

Avery Trufelman of The Cut

“The Cut is a magazine-based podcast and a chronicle of the way we live now.“

Episode 1 – Jan 6, 2021

Chris Warburton of Ecstasy: The Battle Of Rave

“When Ecstasy and Acid House first swept Britain, a group of lives would be changed forever. One Story. Half real life. Half drama. Welcome to Ecstasy: The Battle Of Rave.”

Episode 0 – Dec 30, 2020

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