The Best Podcasts of 2018

Refresh your appointment listening with our picks for the best audio shows of the year.
VICE Staff
True crime podcasts

An Australian podcast led to the arrest of man whose wife disappeared 37 years ago

Chris Dawson is expected to be formally charged with murder.
Tim Hume
Criminal Justice

What 'Serial' Gets Alarmingly Correct About Being Black in America

As a queer Black Clevelander, the podcast's new season investigating criminal justice in Cleveland clarifies a lifetime of racist interactions with police.
Prince Shakur
The VICE Guide to Right Now

HBO Is Making a True-Crime Series About Adnan Syed from 'Serial'

The new show picks up where the podcast left off.
River Donaghey
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Adnan Syed from 'Serial' Is Getting a New Trial

An appeals court ruled that his attorney's failure to call up an alibi witness in 2000 warrants Syed another shot at proving his innocence in his girlfriend's murder.
Drew Schwartz
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Bowe Bergdahl Will Reportedly Plead Guilty for Deserting His Post

The soldier and 'Serial' subject could spend life behind bars.
Drew Schwartz

These Women Are Making Podcasting Less Bro-y

Werk It: A Women's Podcast Festival proves that righting the gender balance in the emerging artform is making progress.
Stephanie Van Schilt

How 'S-Town' Explores the Murky Ethics of Privacy

The new true crime podcast has enough compassion and emotional heft to balance out its invasive story.
Corey Atad
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

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'Serial' Producer Julie Snyder on the Freedom and Power of Podcasting

She's the woman responsible for the most popular podcast on earth. We called her up to ask what's next, and what role the genre could play in the so-called New America.
Emma Watts
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Adnan Syed's Lawyer Is Trying to Get Him Out on Bail

Syed's lawyer has filed a motion to get him out on bail just a few months after a Baltimore judge granted the 'Serial' subject a new trial.
Lauren Messman

America's JonBenét Ramsey Obsession Will Never Die

CBS's new documentary miniseries is the latest in a slew of TV investigations into the unsolved case of beauty contestant's death in 20 years ago.
Annalies Winny