Topic: News & Politics / Culture
Where To Find It: This American Life

What is probably the most popular and well-known podcast in the world (it’s constantly the number most-downloaded on iTunes), stated life as a radio show called Your Radio Show hosted by Ira Glass. The show, and its host, evolved over time to become a show in which journalists, writers, and authors, tell narrative pieces of all sorts—award-winning investigative pieces to short stories to essays. Many careers have been launched from This American Life including, most famously, essayist David Sedaris.